Today we’d like to introduce you to Ruth Bajimi.
Hi Ruth, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I discovered my passion for planning special events in 2007 when I worked with a DMC (Destination Management Company) as their Event Coordinator for Commercial Trade Shows and Expos in the United States, This events was anchored by the Commercial Service of U.S Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria, there in Nigeria, I facilitated and planned up to 15 trade shows annually for over 50 Company CEO’s and Top Managers per event from diﬀerent career field to attend conferences and trade shows in the United States.
In 2012, I decided to turn my passion into a business and registered my business in Nigeria, that same year my family and I relocated from Nigeria to the United States of America. Relocating to the united states put a pause to my passion as a wedding planner till 2018 when I registered my company in Austin, Texas. During this time, I worked with the United stated Poster Service for three years in Telford, Pennsylvania, then relocated to Austin in 2015 working with Texas Health and Human Services Commission. I put in many hours of overtime to invest into my education and business.
I attended the Business Training Institute in 2015 for Certified Event Management Expert (CEME), I got certified as a wedding and event professional with Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design from North American Academy of Wedding & Event Planning.
I believe in my strong passion to help our clients create a complete event design and coordinate a stress-free celebration with lasting memories. My major skills are in wedding design and production, themed event styling planning, Balloon Décor and kids parties. I have spent majority of my adult life developing skills and education that transcend to producing successful and memorable events. My past working experiences in various reputable companies and interesting positions as a Graphic Designer, Administrative Lead, Travel Consultant, Project Coordinator and Event Planner has increased the versatile nature in me and made me a multi-skilled individual for my business. With my three major relocations within four years from Nigeria to Pennsylvania and now to Texas, I have learned to adapt to new surroundings and the importance of knowing cultural diﬀerences for my events, I know how to nurture old and new relationships while making tough decisions with a subtle heart. My cultural background and multi-cultural exposure have brought out the resilient, creative, evolutionary and formative being in me. All these qualities positively reflect my cordial interaction with my clients and their vendors in a creative manner.
I love to plan weddings. I believe weddings should totally represent the best of a couple, showcasing their personalities, experiences and extraordinary bond to one another, this is why I provide oversight and execution while being my client’s personal advocate with their potential vendors. As a fashionista, I make it a priority to work one-on-one with our brides to help them with wedding gowns and accessories decision-making. I and my team use our knowledge of fashion trends to help select dresses that will best flatter a bride’s body shape and size. Throughout the planning process, our clients enjoy Peace of Mind because I am with them every step of the way devoting time to their vision, assisting with critical decision-making and keeping their wedding /event day logistics as hassle-free as possible.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
“There are no elevators to success, we’ve got to take the stairs”.. The Road has not been smooth but it has been steady. Thank God.
For me starting my wedding and event planning business coupled with being a mother, a wife, a woman over 40 years and also an immigrant came with shades of struggles and conflicts, Struggles like retaining my day job to sustain my business and invest in myself through education, finding a healthy balance between making a living and having a life, identifying my “why” and ideal clients amongst others.
Being a wedding planner requires passion, hard work, dedication, skills and continuous research on wedding trends. As much as it was a dream come true for me, I had to sacrifice my weekends and some holidays to serve our brides and clients at their events. No one ever said it was going to be an easy task but it is worth every bit of the time and effort put in to ensure our couples have the wedding of their dreams. Their straight from the heart feedback and review validates every efforts from when a bride hires us 6-12 months out prior to their wedding day.
As you know, we’re big fans of SPC Wedding & Event Mgt. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
SPC Wedding & Event Mgt (SteadyPointConcept LLC) is a full-service wedding and event management company established in 2018. We specialize in designing, planning and coordinating timeless celebrations.
Throughout the year, we plan varieties of weddings and events with a mind and culture of belonging, diversity and inclusivity.
We are committed to using novel ways to interpret our client’s dreams to the smallest detail by executing their vision, coordinating resources and producing an event that is unique to them. We’ve made celebrations our specialty through constantly staying on top of client’s concerns, event trends, and other information of interest.
Our inspiration comes from our client’s unique stories. This is why our services remain valuable resources to our client’s event needs.
Our core values which are Trust, Integrity, Accountability and Passion are more than words on a page, they define how we serve our clients and retain success stories.
Trustworthy – We value our clients entrusting us with the planning of their special event and we in turn provide services that guarantee their satisfaction.
Integrity – We do what we say we will do and are transparent with our vendors including keys stakeholders, clients and team members.
Accountability – We hold ourselves accountable for our actions in support of our mission.
Passion – Our clients at first contact realize how much we love what we do, and this is why we take the big event planning task out of their hands with pleasure.
Our wedding planning services are anchored by a phased-based planning process; a flexible framework that adapts evolves and responds to our client’s event planning needs. We provide our couples with a detailed questionnaire to acquaint ourselves with our leads and understand their wedding vision and style, this is followed by a complimentary one on one bridal consultation (Planning Your Dream Wedding), where we work our couples through our services, our client’s needs and customized recommendations.
What does success mean to you?
Success is achieving one’s desired purpose.
This is how I analyze the path to success.
See your goal.
Understand the obstacle.
Create a positive mental picture.
Clear your mind of self-doubt.
Embrace the challenge.
Stay on track.
Show the world you can do it.
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