I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Bonnie, the founder of Mobella Events, to get an inside scoop on what her business is all about. The concept of Mobella Events is brilliant - not only do they help piece together all aspects of your wedding, but they also guide you in a positive direction with your entire marriage beyond the big day!
I came up with a few questions for Bonnie about Mobella Events and wanted to share her insightful expertise with you!
1. How did you initially get into the field of wedding planning?The first time I assisted with a wedding I fell in love with what the day is all about: LOVE! The couple joining each other as husband and wife and surrounded by their families celebrating them is a beautiful sight! I feel it’s such an honor to be able to serve them on such an important day.2. What do you find to be the most rewarding part of the entire planning process?I find the most rewarding part of the entire planning process is the relationships I create with my couples. The reason I tell all my couple’s welcome to the Mobella Events family when they join, is they really do become like family. I take great care in learning about their story, personalities, etc. and take them into account when designing and planning their wedding. By the end of the wedding, we become great friends, which makes me even more excited about their wedding day and marriage.3. What was your inspiration to add the marriage preparation and enrichment portion to your company? Do you believe that it is effective for the couples you work with, and how so?My husband and I feel that it’s our calling to assist couples not only with their weddings, but their marriages as well. My parents divorced when I was young, so when it was time for Paul and I to get married, we wanted to be as prepared as we could. We had been together 7 years before our wedding and it still helped us tremendously. We’d love to help our couples focus on their marriage first, which will actually make the wedding planning process less stressful.
We are excited to begin our first marriage preparation class starting this August. Through this class we will be having heart-to-heart conversations about relationship roles, communication, financial management, children & parenting, and conflict resolution. We’ll be providing couples with tips and tools they can use for a lifetime. They will also receive a certificate which qualifies them for a discount on their marriage license.4. What is your biggest piece of advice for brides during the planning process?Focus on what matters most: your marriage. Think about your wedding not just as a celebration, but the first day of your marriage. If you keep this as your priority throughout your wedding planning process you will find all the decisions easier to make and a deeper meaning in what this day really means.5. What is your biggest piece of advice for brides after the wedding is over?Continue to enrich your marriage! Paul and I still write love letters and make sure to have weekly date nights! If you continue to nourish your love, it will continue to grow beautifully. Sure there will be rough times to go through as well, but you’ll be in it together!6. What are some of the most interesting themes you have ever planned for weddings or birthday parties?For me, design is all about the couple and what they love, their story, how they met, their first date, their first kiss, etc. I’m inspired by them and when their guest’s come to their wedding, they know it is their wedding. I’ve had couples with wedding themes from Gatsby to Star Wars and birthday themes from Pirate Mickey to the Olympics. It’s so exciting seeing their dreams become a reality!7. Anything else you would like to add?We also wanted to create a group for couples to go to after they are married and be able to share and encourage one another. So we created a marriage fellowship program. Dating and engaged couples are welcome as well. We are beginning on Thursday, July 24th with a series called “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” by Mark Gungor. This is definitely one of Paul and I’s favorite series as you’ll be laughing till your stomach hurts!