We are so excited to welcome our Summer 2018 intern, Colleen Fahy to the FGE team! We look forward to sharing many exciting moments together as she learns all about what goes on behind the scenes! Read a little about her below, and make sure to say “hi” when you see her out and about with us 🙂
Hello everyone! My name is Colleen Fahy and this summer I am going to be interning at Five Grain Events with Joan and the rest of her team. I am currently a Senior at University Of Illinois at Chicago working towards a degree in Business Management. My passion for wedding planning began about two years ago when I started working as the manager of a company that rents wedding equipment. Throughout my time there I learned communication, organization, technical, and leadership skills that have completely transformed me as a person and more importantly given me direction for my future career. My job showed me how truly magical being a part of someone’s big day can be. Being on scene and feeling all of the love and joy in the air during the set-up has pushed me to want to be involved in the entire planning process!
This summer is my chance to finally see what it takes to be a wedding planner from the inside and I cannot thank Five Grain Events enough for giving me this amazing opportunity. I hope that through this experience I’ll learn all the ins and outs of the industry. I am so excited and ready to take in as much as I can over the next few months. I will have the chance to be on scene at walkthroughs, rehearsals, set-ups, events, meetings, and so on. On top of that I’ll be in office reviewing ‘day-of’ schedules, pre/post-wedding office work, and all of the background work that goes into bringing a wedding day to life. I’m so eager to begin and to see the fabulous events Joan and her team have planned for the 2018 Wedding Season. Wish me luck!