Melanie came to the Happy to Be Hive with a background in the service industry. With an intense love for love – all kinds of love – she fit perfectly into the team. With grit, hard work, and determination, she’s now a lead planner at Happy to Be. Nowadays, she spends her time taking care of our couples, helping them plan their wedding from start to finish. Her commitment and her eye for logistics and design, make her a perfect choice for our couples!
Is the clean freak side of her a good answer? Her and Meg are like ying and yang. Meg is such a dreamer – big ideas, big visions, big “umph”s for a project. She’s such a calming force to that sometimes chaotic nature, and it’s such a blessing to have those compatibilities in a team.
The best answer though is her time and time commitment, and her yearning to grow. She is consistently searching for ways to learn and to grow in the field, through education, traveling, problem-solving.
I mean…without a doubt its gonna be Ellie, her kitty. Just kidding! Kind of? Mel’s boyfriend Colin and her are coming up on 4 years now, and they live in a tiny duplex with a biiiiig yard right in downtown Fredericksburg. Colin is the kindest, sweetest rock…but she’s still surprised that that hunk of a man made the cut instead of some Quasimodo type…although his fashion sense was pretty
questionable at the beginning.
“Being surrounded by other passionate creatives is one of the biggest joys of this career. I am able to
explore places I never would have seen other wise and am given the opportunity to create something
unique to my couples. The best part is…no two weddings are ever the same! The constant challenge of
taking an idea and reinventing it makes my heart hum.”
“I believe in strong women. I believe in strong men. I believe in people. I believe in passion. I believe in love and listening to one another. I believe in couples working as a team. But above all, I believe in coffee.”
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