Today we’d like to introduce you to Tina Givens.
Hi Tina, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Creative Decorating is therapy for me, it allows me to be me. I love beautifying any room. I first realized I had an eye for decorating when I would walk into a room and be able to come up with a theme instantly. My home became a showcase for family and friends. I constantly received compliments on my creative decorating skills, along with being asked to assist with the decorations in their homes, which allowed me to become more confident in my God gifted talent.
In 1999, I was asked to assist with the planning and decorating of my Sister’s wedding. Although I was honored, I hesitated because I had absolutely no experience in planning or decorating a wedding. But because my sister and her fiancé was stationed in Japan, they had no time to really plan their own wedding that was held in St. Louis Mo. So they entrusted me to handle all the details, so I went above and beyond to make sure their wedding was executed with elegance and left a lasting impression on their guests. I am happy to conclude that the Couple was very pleased with their end results.
More and more, it became a hobby that I loved ! and I begun to decorate for other special occasion events for family and friends at (No Charge). Was just overly excited to showcase my creative talent.
But as time went on, I began to be in high demand from word of mouth. In 2006, I decided to start my own business and became the proud owner of Creative Eye 4 Event Planning and Decorating.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has been a creative experience with each client that allows me to be a part of their special event and that can commit and appreciate all of my hard work.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Specialize in Decorating and Planning Weddings and all types of Special Occasion Events.
I’m known for my Creative Eye.
What sets me apart from others, is that my business is my livelihood, I only focus on the committed clients God bless me with, never over-extending myself and making sure I can give each booked client that personal attention from start to finish. I also create that unexpected detail as a finishing touch that complements the other decor requested, which leaves a lasting impression for the client and their guests to enjoy.
How do you define success?
Embracing my talent and loving every moment of Decorating and Planning special events. Knowing that I can bring out those happy tears and a smile on my client’s face. But most of all completing an event or project with success!
- Website: www.creativeeye4eventplanning.com
Photos by: P.S. Photography follow on Facebook