meet the interns... Ashley Oeder

Ashley's intern application was full of personality.  It showed her loved of horses and all things country.   When we first met her in person, she was warm and genuine.  She has a quiet confidence and an infectious smile. And other than her love for UK, I think we'll get along just fine.  Ashley's first event with us is coming up, so we'll be sure to share her thoughts later this month, until then, you can find out a little more about Ashley. 

Favorite Song?  favorite songs? The whole country genre 
Books or Magazines? Favorite? cosmo
Chocoloate or vanilla? neither, chocolate chip cookie dough
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
UC or Xavier? KENTUCKY
Skyline or Gold Star? Gold Star
Describe your personality in 5 words or less. Genuine, complex, confident, determined, loyal
Describe your style in 2 words or less. classic/comfortable
Favorite color? Yellow
Favorite wedding trend?  Step out dresses: although I am old fashioned and will stay in my wedding dress the entire reception I think its adorable when the brides change into something more fun!


meet the interns.... Emily Wehmeier

1. Favorite Song? Too many to choose from, but I'm going through a Zac Brown Band phase right now so anything from them is awesome!
2. Books or Magazines? Favorite? Books, Harry Potter Series or The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
3. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocoholic!
4. Coke or Pepsi? Coke
5. UC or Xavier? UC... I guess...
6. Skyline or Gold Star? This is another tough one since I've worked at both places, but I suppose I'll have to say Skyline
7. Describe your personality in 5 words or less. Laid-back, Committed, Fun, Nice and Determined
8. Describe your style in 2 words or less. My own...
9. Favorite color? Green
10. Favorite wedding trend?   Photobooth Fun!

Even though I've watched Julie from the beginning and helped her with a few events such as a barmitzah once, my first real event with Cincy Event Planning was the Knot event a few weeks back.  As you Ohioans know, March is a fickle month for weather so it didn't really surprise me when it started snowing, but it wasn't a problem because the other interns, Julie, Lindsey and I transformed the floor into an amazing warm space that allowed a cool flow from the entrance to the buffet, to the Photobooth, to the cake layout, to the bar and dance floor.  I was able to get to know Erin Sefton while we put together about 5,000 nametags... Ok, really like 200, but it was kind of boring.  Erin and I made the most of it and then Therese helped us out with the last minute finishing touches and everything went off smoothly!  After greeting everyone and handing them their nametags, us interns were able to join in the fun and even did the Cupid Shuffle... Oh yeahhh.  It was such a fun night and so exciting to meet tons of new people that we will be working with in the future.  So excited to be a part of the Cincy Event Planning team!


meet the interns.... Therese Paolo

Therese caught our eye in her "top ten" list she submitted.  I found out all of the info I needed to bring her in... she loves her Bengals and attends Ohio University.  And from her answers below is the only intern that answered 4-6 correct!   In all seriousness, it was evident at her interview that Therese was honest, hardworking and with an eagerness to learn and do whatever it takes.  She has done a great job so far, showing initiative and being proactive.  We are lucky to have her on the team.  

1. Favorite Song? Can't Fight the Moonlight by LeAnn Rimes
2. Books or Magazines? Favorite? The Notebook
3. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
4. Coke or Pepsi? Coke
5. UC or Xavier? UC
6. Skyline or Gold Star? Skyline
7. Describe your personality in 5 words or less. Determined, Caring & Enthusiastic
8. Describe your style in 2 words or less. Comfortable & relaxed
9. Favorite color? Green
10. Favorite wedding trend? Outdoor Venues & Vintage touches

The first event I was involved with was for the Knot Cocktails & Connections party. I mainly worked on the registration tables with the other great interns Emily and Erin, which turned out awesome. I also got the pleasure of greeting guests as they came in, which gave me the opportunity to meet some people in the industry. Everything went smoothly throughout the night and  it was great to see everyone's hard work pay off in the end when everyone was enjoying themselves.


meet the interns.... Erin Sefton

When we interviewed Erin, we knew immediately she was perfect for our team.  She is energetic, driven and has a confidence that is rare for a junior in college.  She has not disappointed us, she's already proven herself an extremely competent and valuable member of the CEP team  We thought you might like to get to know her (and the other interns) a little better, so we gave them a quick ten questions and asked about their first event experience.

1. Favorite Song  - Don’t Stop Believin’
2. Books or Magazines? Favorite? Books – Twilight Series (Team Edward in the books, Team Jacob in the movies)
3. Chocolate or Vanilla? CHOCOLATE!!!!!
4. Coke or Pepsi? Coke
5. UC or Xavier? Miami, Hehe, I’d have to say UC
6. Skyline or Gold Star? Skyline
7. Describe your personality in 5 words or less. Energetic, talkative, adventurous, comforting, happy
8. Describe your style in 2 words or less. Put Together
9. Favorite color?  Pink
10. Favorite wedding trend? Cupcake wedding cakes

My first event with CEP was “Cocktails & Connections” hosted by the Knot.  Leading up to the event, my mom and I shopped for a new dress and accessories, and I told basically everyone I know what I was getting the opportunity to do.  I had never been to an event like this so I was a little anxious about what I had to do and what to expect.  One of the neatest parts of the night was seeing the before space and how it was transformed into an awesomely decorated party room!

I was able to meet many different people in the wedding industry and I sampled the beautiful goodies and delicious food provided.  I remember thinking, “This is the kind of party you see on Sex and the City and have always wanted to go to!”  Not only did I attend and have a fabulous time, but I helped set-up and decorate for the event!  I hope I can continue to learn about event planning and contribute even more.  I can’t wait for the next event so I can once again be wowed by Jules and Lindsey’s creativity and eye for design.  Thanks so much for the opportunity ladies!!