Welcome to the Gorgeous!
Hello! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by. My name is Rhi and I’m the heart and soul behind the Hey Gorgeous brand. In combination with launching this blog in early 2009, I’m also the owner and lead designer of Hey Gorgeous Events – a boutique business that specializes in creative event design, comprehensive wedding planning and floral design services. From events across the Midwest and Greater Toronto Area to weddings in the South, y’all (coming in 2014!) I travel to wherever my clients need me. My work absolutely lights up my life and I’m always craving my next creative challenge.
I currently live in Western Michigan with my handsome husband and our impossibly sweet pets, but I was born and raised in Ontario, Canada where my incredible family still lives. During my undergrad years as an NCAA gymnast at Michigan State University, I moved into an apartment right across the hall to a much too tall and far too shy American boy; who ended up stealing my heart quicker than I could even object. Five years later on September 24th, 2010 we made it official. He’s my number one fan and an occasional staple at the weddings I’m lucky enough to have him by my side at. I also grew up with aspirations to wear kitten heels and pencil skirts to work every day as a news anchor, and spent more than spent six years of my life studying, interning, reporting and applying for that dream job. But like they say, sometimes on the way to a dream you get lost and find a better one. And getting lost for me, was my saving grace.
I discovered a word late last year that’s become so incredibly special to me. Trouvaille. Something lovely discovered by chance. Whether you’ve known me for years and can vouch that I’ve always had a soft spot for beautiful blooms, or perhaps you just came across my Instagram feed as of late and can see I have a thing for blush pink, it’s no secret that I’m enamoured by the pretty and above all else, creatively driven and consistently inspired. But beneath all of those gorgeous details and perfectly placed polka dots I’m surrounded with daily, I’m here to pour my heart and soul into orchestrating one of a kind moments for people who love love. Life for me is about moments, about carefully planned, beautifully created and knock you off your feet kind of moments. I discovered this remarkable journey and career path by chance but quickly made it my mission to offer unparalleled experiences to people who are searching for that something special on their way to I Do. At the end of the day, I don’t just build timelines or pretty bouquets but I build relationships with clients who quickly become friends long after their wedding has come and gone. Trouvaille indeed.
I write about a lot of different things over here on the blog, from wedding planning advice, business tips and going after the kind of life you’ve always dreamed of. You can find your way around via the categories listed out down the right side of the blog. Or you can maneuver around via the tabs up on the horizontal nav bar at the top of the page. If you have a questions or comment please contact me via my contact page or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. While I wish I could truly respond to every business related email or inquiry, I do promise I read them all. I am so thankful for every kind message that lands in my inbox and hope you’ll continue to visit here time and time again.
If you’re new here you can read a bit more about My Story by starting here.
To read some of my favorite blog posts ever you can click on this link.
If you want to visit my website full of gorgeous weddings visit here too.
If you have questions about wedding planning as a career read this.