Opening the email, the first sentence read, “Would you like to bless some people?” My immediate thought was, “Of course. Who doesn’t like to bless people?” Jennifer and Chad were going to be married in two months, November 11, 2011. Their lives had changed dramatically within one week. They lived in Bastrop, Texas, where fires burned businesses and residents for over a week. Their home and the venue they were to be married in were burned to the ground. The Oaks Events Center staff met with Jennifer and Chad two days after receiving that email. Jennifer’s face beamed. She smiled from ear to ear when she walked into the bridal suite. Her eyes met with the ornate gold hook that her wedding dress would hang on and a tear rolled down her cheek. It was a look I will never forget; surprise, joy, and peace. As an Event Manager, the most important rule is; if the bride is happy, everyone else is happy. Chad had a sense of relief as he watched his bride to be have a moment of joy in the midst of loss.
There was a huge sense of community in the two months preparing for Jennifer and Chad’s wedding. From linens, to Tiki torches, to a sunset wedding ceremony on the front lawn, cake, catering, an evening of laughing and dancing, and bubble blowing as a farewell to the bride and groom; the day was spectacular. The Bastrop community, friends and family of the bride and groom, and The Oaks Events Center all pulled together to make Jennifer and Chad’s dream come true on their wedding day.
Stacy loves to share with groups of people; to Inspire you to dream big, to Empower you to become better in spirit, mind, and body; and to challenge you to Share what you have learned with others. Some of the topics she is passionate about are: health and fitness, relationships, leadership, communication and conflict resolution within any environment. She has been on staff at her home church, Shoreline Church, in Austin Texas since 2002. She is the Event Manager at Shoreline Church and The Oaks Events Center. To learn more about Stacy, please visit her website www.stacymcvane.com.