I’m so excited to welcome Rachel as our Fall intern for the Amber Housley Weddings team! Rachel impressed me not only with her can-do attitude, but also her knowledge and experience working in weddings through her college career. We’re thrilled for her to join us and you will see her smiling face at our local events this Fall.
I’ll let Rachel tell you a little bit about herself:
Hometown: Though I was born in Wisconsin, I have called Fort Wayne, Indiana home for the past 20 years.
Birthday: October 26, 1991. (The third October birthday to join Amber Housley!)
Before landing at Amber Housley: For the past four years I have been attending college at Valparaiso University, which is located in NW Indiana near Chicago. I graduated in May with my degree in Marketing and Graphic Design. While at school, I grabbed every opportunity I could to be involved in the wedding industry. I had two wonderful opportunities to work with Mercy Turner Events as an Assistant Wedding Coordinator and with Abbey Grim photography as an Assistant Photographer. I had so much fun working with Mercy and I had the chance to be in a photo shoot that she styled. Abbey Grim, formerly Abbey Meyer, is my sister-in-law and I have loved working side by side with family. I learned so much from such amazing, talented women and I am so ever grateful. (If anyone is ever looking for someone in the Valparaiso/Chicago area, you should definitely contact them because they are AMAZING!)
My favorite thing about Nashville (so far): Well considering I have only been officially living in Nashville for a few weeks, I haven’t experienced all the wonderful things Nashville has to offer and I strongly encourage any suggestions y’all might have. However, as a Midwest girl who has experienced some very cold weather, I am really going to love having actual seasons and not a 6 month long winter!
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream (must include chocolate)!! Who doesn’t love a delightful ice cream cone on a hot summer day?!
You’ll often find me reading: The book I am currently carrying with me is Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. Her book Gone Girl is next on my list.
My closet is full of: From girly to edgy to classy, my closet is full of various styles. I love exploring new styles and often find myself inspired by fashion icons such as Lauren Conrad and Audrey Hepburn. Mixing modern pieces with vintage inspiration is my absolute favorite thing to do.
Last vacation: While growing up my family and I have gone camping every summer since I could remember. And I am not talking about luxury camping in large air conditioned RV’s. Camping can’t be camping without tents! This past summer we visited one of my favorite spots for the third time, Warren Dunes State Park in Michigan. Lake Michigan + sand dunes + sunsets + family = summer bliss.
In my spare time: You can often find me reading my next favorite book and drinking a hot cup of coffee or tea. I love getting lost in books and reading them from cover to cover. If I don’t have my nose deep in a book, I love spending time trying out new design tricks, since I am a creative designer at heart. The possibilities of design are endless!
My motto: Authentic Inspiration. Modern Interpretation.
A few of my favorite things:
DIY furniture makeovers, braids, sweaters, gold glitter, decorative straws
My dream wedding includes:
Most of all, I want a wedding full of God, family and friends. Although I love all the pretty details of weddings, having loved ones surround me on my wedding day is what I will cherish most.
I have imagined what my wedding day would be like since I was a little girl and I continue loving to plan out little details. Having gorgeous flowers is an essential for my wedding and I imagine myself having a garden inspiration wedding with touches of gold. As a graphic designer, I love everything printed so pretty invitations and signage are a must as well!
Since I have been a photographer at weddings, I know how awesome it is to capture such unique, beautiful moments and precious details at each wedding. Thus, having an amazing photographer will be on my list.
Lastly, I love being outdoors and having a reception under a star lit sky with hanging lights and making wonderful memories with loved ones would be a perfect ending to a perfect day.