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Conversations with the Inspiring Carolina Lopez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carolina Lopez.

Carolina, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
At 18, I made the decision to move to the United States to pursue my dream of becoming an established event designer. Adjusting to a new life, a new language and culture were not easy. I remained optimistic about taking advantage of a college education and employment opportunities within the restaurant industry. I worked many long hours between host, server, and event planning roles for small corporate and private events in NYC where I continued to develop my event planning skills. My husband and I moved to Texas in 2007 to pursue our event planning and design dreams. Since then, we have planned and organized non-profit organization events to help and assist low-income families in the Collin County area and worked with small businesses and wedding clients to plan their special events.

Carolina Lopez Events focuses on weddings and events planning and design, from full and partial event services, to “day of coordination” services. We do it all for our clients to ensure we meet their needs and requirements.

Has it been a smooth road?
While building our business and brand, there were many challenges to overcome. Upon arriving at the States, the language and the culture were all very different to me. I became laser-focused on learning the language, assimilating to the culture and learning the tricks of the trade in NYC. When we moved to Texas, we had to start from the ground up, getting to know the area, the culture, and slowly began to build relationships with people from all industries and walks of life.

Although the many challenges and sleepless nights, our passion, determination, and care for others made it possible to persevere through it all.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into Carolina Lopez Events story. Tell us more about it.
At Carolina Lopez Events, our passion is to create a beautiful, genuine and personal experience for our clients and guests for their special event, be it a wedding, anniversary, birthday or corporate event. Our team loves creating something special and meaningful for our clients that reflect them. We are passionate about what we do and work hard to make their vision a reality.

Our planning + design packages include white-glove service and round the clock availability to ensure we provide our clients peace of mind and deliver on their needs. We meticulously plan every detail of your event, from concept design to venue selection to day-of-event production and coordination. Our team handles and manages all vendors, contracts, appointments, and all of the intricacies to execute a positively memorable experience an event for all. In addition, I’ve partnered with hundreds of local vendors to provide my clients with a variety of options and pricing model that meets their design and budget needs.

We guide our client every step of the way.

What sets us apart is our genuine care for our clients in making their special event a realization. We pour our hearts into everything we do and it shows from the beginning to the very end. We strive to go above and beyond our client’s expectations and needs. We spend countless hours planning and designing each event. We take delight in the relationships we build with our clients, becoming a tremendous source of support and confident in their special journey.

We love pets too! In addition, we can discuss the perfect plan to incorporate your furry friend into our client’s special day.

Do you have a lesson or advice you’d like to share with young women just starting out?
When I have the opportunity to speak to young women starting their career, I think of the wise words my mother once told me as I embarked on my own journey 20 years ago.

Learn and get your hands dirty – You will not thrive if you do not learn, so educate and train yourself any way possible to learn and practice your craft. Jump right in! Don’t be afraid of making mistakes because there will be plenty, though, these will be your best learning moments.

Have a plan and set goals – You need to know where you are and where you want to go. Layout your vision and the steps to get there. Don’t worry, you can make adjustments along the way!

Build relationships – You need to connect with others and build and foster those relationships. Your clients, vendors, mentors, friends, and family all form part of your success. They will form your network of support, feedback, growth, and challenges.

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@shayesdecorations, @specialmomentsandevents, @dallasdigitalevents

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