Hello ya’ll! I could not be more excited to share in my journey of Correnti & Company Weddings and Events with you! So, for starters, I thought I would tell you a little about myself! I am Alison Correnti, the owner and lead planner of Correnti & Company Events. Within the past few months, I quit my first ever “big-girl” job, married the love of my life and moved from rural Missouri to New Jersey! A bit overwhelming, I know! However, in the midst of all these exciting and life changing events, I finally am in the place I feel I am meant to be!
So, before I tell you how I ended up here, I’ll go back to where it all began. While in college I thought I knew what I was going to do with my life. Well, like most 18-year-old girls, I was wrong. After an 8 month internship focused around sports communication ended, I learned that was not the direction I wanted to go with my life. A friend then recommended I apply for an internship with one of the most sought after wedding planners in the state. I was lucky enough to spend almost two years growing and learning with the company. The time finally came where I had to say goodbye, graduate from the school I called home and transition into my newly accepted career.
The day after graduation, I packed up and moved to central Missouri where I was the new Wedding and Special Events Coordinator at a premiere resort. My time spent at the resort was one that can only be described as a period of much growth. I learned not only more about the industry of event planning but also about how to function in the real world (a task much more difficult than one might expect). Although this position was not my dream job, it allowed me to learn the ins and outs of weddings. I learned everything from how a venue operates, contract negotiations, event catering, event design, and of course, how to run a wedding from start to finish. The skills and friendships I made while at this position are ones that will continue on with me throughout my whole career.
Now, I will get to the good stuff! You might be wondering how a small town girl from Missouri is now out in New Jersey, Well, the whole “married the love of my life” part sums that up. After 7 years of dating, my high school sweetheart FINALLY proposed (a wonderful story later to come). Not even a week later, he accepted a new job based out here in New Jersey. As a wedding planner, the timing of his new job was anything but optimal. Instead of moving to New Jersey with him, I decided to stay in Missouri and finish the weddings and events I had already booked. This takes me to November 12, 2016 (aka the best day ever). This was the day I had dreamed about for countless years! I finally got to marry the man of my dreams. After the wedding and an awesome honeymoon later, we loaded up the truck and to New Jersey we went.
I am Alison, the owner and lead planner behind Correnti & Company Weddings and Events. I am a big believer that there is nothing better than a flawlessly executed event. As the lead planner of Correnti & Company, I ensure each event is perfectly executed and brimming with its own unique sense of style. My hope as a wedding planner is to humbly serve each of my clients so that instead of stressing, they are able to relax and focus on what is most important, each other.