During the complimentary consultations we have with new potential clients we are often asked how/when/why Melanie and I started YPB, so we thought we would go ahead and share that and answer some other frequently asked questions for today’s blog entry. So here is our story:
Melanie and I met back in 2007 when I started dating her then-boyfriend's, now husband’s, brother. About a month into meeting her she got engaged.
When we met I was working for a large corporation in downtown Portland planning their employee events. She was also an event planner for a non-profit. While we loved what we did for a living, we both hated where we worked. We knew there was a better, more satisfying way to earn a living.
During that same time we got our first experience with the Portland wedding industry. While the planning part was easy and enjoyable as we both had so much experience organizing events, seeing the price tags associated with every part of the wedding indus...