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Meet Breana Edwards

Today we’d like to introduce you to Breana Edwards.

Breana, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as a creative professional.
I grew up in northwest Washington state, and am the youngest of four girls. My home was a place full of creativity and lots of people. It was kind of gathering place for friends and family which was super fun growing up! Very early on the “girl boss” life really appealed to me, so I studied hard to make sure I could eventually work a career that I loved. I lost my mom in 2011 at seventeen years old, and while obviously, that was a devastating loss it was also a very big push into the creative field.

Life is short, and I didn’t want to spend mine working a job I hated, I wanted to be surrounded by celebration and beautiful things! Fast forward to 2015 and I had graduated university and moved down to Arizona where I got into the wedding industry (shout-out to Jeanne Colquette for taking in this Washington transplant!) and fell in love with… well love! I launched Forget-Me-Knot Weddings & Events in January 2017 – the name actually comes from the forget-me-not tattoo that I got in memory of my mom, and I think helping people on one of the happiest days of their lives is a pretty cool way to honor her!

We’d love to hear more about Forget-Me-Knot Weddings & Events. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m a wedding and event planner, so I basically just help people bring their visions to life! Putting together and running a wedding or other event is no small task, it’s time-consuming and stressful, but it’s also SO rewarding! Seeing all the pieces come together is a really neat thing to experience. People spend years planning their big days, and I love that I get to be instrumental in bringing it all together for them. My biggest hope for my clients and their guests is that they have FUN and really get to enjoy everything about their event! No two celebrations are ever the same, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

What do you think it takes to be successful?
I think success is a really tricky thing because everyone defines it differently. To me, success is loving what you do. Obviously, there are things that all of us have to do that we don’t love, but I think that if at the end of the day you can sit there and truly say “Yeah, I feel really good about the work I’m doing and I’m proud of it.” that that is a total win! I don’t think that any creative out there has never failed. I think we have all been told “no” or been underestimated at one point or another, so I think that perseverance and having faith in yourself are both essential to being successful, in any industry really!

Where would one go to see more of your work? 
I am super lucky to work with a ton of amazing creative professionals! As I don’t have a physical product, I rely very heavily on photographers and videographers to capture my events and weddings – but because of this, my work is kind of out there everywhere haha! My portfolio and social media are full of captured moments that I feel really embody my work and why I do it. I have received so much love and support from the community and really just want to connect with as many people as possible to help them with making their planning nightmares disappear!

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Image Credit:
Nick Leung Photography, Ariel Miles Photography, Pink Parrot Pictures, Maewood Photography, Ryann Lindsey Photography, Tiffany Brooks Photography

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