Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Nichols.
Amy, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started in the event industry at a full service catering company. After graduating college, I moved to Athens and began working with Lee Epting Catering. That amazing company executed delicious food, amazing decor and created completely unique events. I soaked up as much as possible in 5 years before leaving to expand my knowledge in catering with Added Touch Catering. At the Marietta based company I learned all about Jewish cuisine, amazingly fresh food and food as art! After another 5 years I left to learn yet another side of the event world. I took my catering and design knowledge to the oldest specialty event rental company in Atlanta. We Rent Atlanta took me under their wing and showed me the ropes of rentals. I managed an amazing team and learned how to serve my client’s in a whole other way. After 6 years and two kids I decided it was time to make a move to another area of events…decor. I was presented with an incredible opportunity to work with a superstar in the industry. Denise Rindsberg of Let’s Celebrate brought me on board and taught me everything she knows. After 25 years running her company she sold it to me and it has been the most fantastic year of my life! Denise and I work together so well and I love being able to collaborate with her on designs, Let’s Celebrate is a legacy and I am loving every minute of continuing on a tradition of perfectly produced event designs.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
There are always bumps along the way, I remember all the very late nights and back breaking events in the catering world. Working 60 days straight without a day off and plenty of blisters! I learned a lot from all of my clients and there were a few that taught me to stay humble.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Let’s Celebrate – what should we know?
Let’s Celebrate is an event design and decor company. We are known for our attention to detail and creative designs. Our specialty is combining florals with non-floral designs, incorporating custom artwork, linens and props for a unique event. We love themes, color schemes and truly unique ideas! Our designs are fully inclusive, and we can handle everything from the linens to the lighting and everything in between. We have a full 6,000 square foot warehouse filled with props, custom artwork, linens, LED lighting, lounge furniture, and floral design space. I am most proud of the amazing artists and designers that work with me. We all bring so much of ourselves into each event. We love creating the most amazing event spaces for our clients that are truly and expression of our client and a part of us!
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I have so many mentors and supporters that I could write a book! That said, my team at Let’s Celebrate are a daily inspiration. I have a full team of women that span 4 generations and include all areas of expertise. Denise Rindsberg is a creative genius and the kindest most loving person. Milena Cox is a strong, vibrant artist that excels in all she puts her mind to. Leyla Tashtanova is a young eye to keep us current and trendy. Gillian Currin is a perfectionist that brings flavor and humor to every design. Katie Simmons is a crafty momma who keeps us all organized, and on task.
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