Today we’d like to introduce you to Katrina Johnson.
Katrina, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Growing up I was always the life of the party. You know the girl everyone thought “oh she’s doing too much”. I loved to decorate for all occasions. My wedding planner suggested after my wedding I should consider becoming an event planner. I kindly said decorating is a passion and just I loved to see people enjoying a good party. My brother trusted me with my first paid event at The St. Regis Atlanta. I was so nervous to take on such a big space but I was committed to defeat the challenge at hand. The positive feedback and smiles on all the guest faces filled my heart with joy. That is when I knew this was more than just a passion. After that event I became obsessed and dedicated to learning the logistics of becoming an event designer and planner. Two years later Katrina’s Elegant Events was launched in 2019.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The road has been bumpy but I would not have it any other way. I love a good challenge. I have learned from every bump in the road. My biggest challenge is providing unique events with limited inventory available in my area. I have acquired skills along this journey I never imagined I would need from making props by hand to drawing up proposals. This road has taught me I can master my purpose. I am grateful to be surrounded with an amazing supportive husband, family, friends, and mentors.
Katrina’s Elegant Events – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am the proud owner and face of Katrina’s Elegant Events. Social event planning is my Jam. I love taking a theme and creating magic. I specialize in creating unique designs and experience with excellent customer service. I am most proud when my clients tell me their event was better than they imagined. Katrina’s Elegant Events focuses on every detail from design and execution to full-service planning. I pride myself in professionalism and in uniquely customized events. What sets Katrina’s Elegant Events apart from others is it’s all in the details.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I define success as no matter the outcome I can look at myself in the mirror knowing I gave it 100%. There are some losses that are also successful because they will push me past my limits and I learn something in the end. The criteria and markers I look for include did I complete the task and did I learn something that will help myself and company prosper.
- Website: www.katrinaselegantevents.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katrinaselegantevents/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KatrinasElegantEvents/