- July 25, 2018
- Posted by: Nancy Collins
- Category: Blog
Like always, we are here once again to share another truly inspiring success story of Roxy Zapala. It is said that every successful man has a strong woman behind his success. But, in Roxy’s case, this comes with a little twist. As she started doing things her way before the entry of any strong-willed man in her life. She falls under some of the most successful women renowned as wedding planners within Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is love and passion for her profession that drives the car for Roxy Zapala and her strength. Come let us see what Roxy has to share with her fans and followers globally, and how she is making an impact over-all!
The Vision With A Belief
“I have been working in the wedding and special event industry for nearly two decades now. I spent the first decade working strictly with floral and decor displays for weddings and other functions. I also studied Interior Design at the International Academy of Design and Technology. Once I completed the program I realized that my heart was true at the wedding and event industry and that I wanted to design beautiful spaces for special events rather than residential or commercial spaces. It was something that I was familiar with and something that I loved so I have decided to further hone my expertise and I became a certified event planner and a certified destination wedding planner,” adds Roxy Zapala happily.
The Beginning Of Art Of Celebrations
Roxy Zapala further shares her pursuit of success as, ”All of the knowledge, experience, and education I have collected along the first 10 years of my career eventually did lead me to open my own business – Art of Celebrations. Here my focus is on creating stunning and memorable events that will WOW both – the clients and their guests. When I first started the company I wanted to bring something new and exciting to the Toronto market.
She further adds, “Something in the form of a service that has not yet been seen by this city. Thus, I decided to treat each project the way an interior designer would, but applying it to weddings and events only. I and my team offer 3D drawings and renderings of wedding and event spaces. This is for the reason that the client can see their vision before their big day. All of my clients love this service. It makes them feel special and at ease knowing that their wedding or special event is so thought-out. We always pay great attention to details not only in the way how the event will look. But, also how it feels and how it makes others feel.”
Roxy Zapala, And Her Future Plannings For Her Clients
Roxy Zapala wants to continue growing and keep offering the complete package for planning and designing services to her clients. She happily adds, “We recently went from offering day-of coordination and partial planning packages to being strictly full planning and design. We want to work with our clients from the beginning until the very end. We also want to get to know them, their style and tastes, and we want to provide them with unparalleled services. So the hope is to continue growing in that direction and to expend both in local and destination weddings as well as corporate events.”
The Motivational Drive For Roxy
“I love the feeling of LOVE for each and every creation I create in my worklist! Weddings are my weakness and I love planning and designing them. This art of celebration between two persons brings so much satisfaction to me. And, the events just warm up my heart. But I also love to design and play with art, and many times corporate events and clients provide me with this amazing opportunity. This really pushes me to do some great creative designing. My passion for this industry keeps increasing for many different reasons. Mainly, I just adore what I do. All the hard work that you put into planning a wedding or an event really pays off. Especially, when you see the look of pure amazement and appreciation on your clients’ faces, “adds Roxy Zapala happily.
Roxy Likes To Mentor Upcoming Wedding Planners
Roxy Zapala is not one of those people who doesn’t want to share their expertise with newcomers. She loves to mentor each and every one of the newbies in the wedding planner list. She swiftly adds, that ”I always say this to our interns – wedding planning is the labor of love. If you don’t love it, just DON’T do it! It takes dedication, extreme stress and endless hours of work. You have to work non-stop. There is something to be done at all hours of the day and night, till your event actually takes place. Most of the time, you have to work in the evening and of course, on the weekends. Forget about socializing in the summer or having offs or even a weekend.”
Roxy’s further advice for the interns is that” When others are celebrating, we are working. And if you understand that and you still want to go for it – then ONLY you are purely made for this industry. Otherwise, don’t even think about being a wedding or event planner. This industry seems glamorous and beautiful in the start – but, the reality is that it takes ample hours of work. And, many working hands and creative minds to make such magic happen. So even though it is a very beautiful and rewarding industry to be in, it’s also a very stressful and demanding one.”
A New Vision For Every Client
This gifted soul does not belong to the business-minded world of today. And, after meeting Roxy with this amount of passion – you all will agree with us. She is a magician with some magically gifted qualities. “I love designing out-of-the-box and creating events that are unexpected and fresh. I love a good challenge and I would love to have clients’ trust in order, for me to create something truly memorable for them. I know it’s often hard for clients to visualize what things are going to look like, and how everything will unfold but I always listen very carefully to the client’s needs and wants and I make sure that the events we produce surpass their expectations, while still being exactly what they wanted them to be,” states Roxy purposefully.