An Interview with Irene Tyndale
During an interview with Irene Tyndale of Irene Tyndale Events, Winery Weddings’ Tiffany Gillepsie discovered they have a lot more in common than she imagined, most importantly, the faith that sustains them as business owners. They shared laughs and a few moment of gratitude. Ms. Tyndale is a wife, mother, business owner, wedding planning expert and all around phenomenal woman. Here is what she had to say about wedding planning!
Q. Who are your brides and what is important to them?
A. I work with two distinct groups of brides. One group, recent college graduates, focus primarily on event production. They desire an unforgettable celebration, like the all-out Cinderella weddings depicted in Pinterest posts and bridal magazines. The contemporary look and southern feel is important to these brides.
The other group of brides, working professionals between the ages of 27 and 35, have established careers and lead busy lives. They are not bound to tradition and tend to be open to new trends and styles. Intimacy and class are important to these bride.
Q. What initially interested you most about the wedding planning industry?
A. I fell into the industry after planning weddings and events for friends and various organizations. When I connected with a mentor in the public relations field, I realized I could pursue a career in the wedding planning industry. After I was laid off from a job in the hotel business, I launched my wedding planning career. Thus, Irene Tyndale Events was born!
Q. What inspires you when planning weddings?
A. A couple’s love story, their styles and hobbies inspire my venue/vendor recommendations, and influence the details that personalize their wedding. I am also inspired by the seasons.
Q. What tips would you give to recently engaged couples?
A. First, the entire family should not learn about your engagement through social media. Tell your closest friends and family members over the phone or in person. Let it sink in before changing your relationship status on Facebook.
Then, discuss a budget. You should sit down as a couple before beginning the planning process and consider your priorities. What are the must-haves? Then talk to your parents and determine who is paying for what.
Q. What do you love?
A. My husband! We have been together for 17 years and married for 10 years. It has been a long journey, but I love to tell our story. I also love my charming six-year old son and intelligent, outgoing four-year old daughter. In addition, I enjoy traveling and shopping!
Irene Tyndale Events is a boutique planning and event styling company based in Atlanta, Georgia. They offer everything from event design to logistical management, vendor referrals, consulting and more.