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Emilva Tervoort

 

I’m a planner, stylist, full time optimist, and dedicated to making the world around me beautiful.

 

Born in Amsterdam and spending my childhood in Jakarta as well as in Amstelveen, growing up I could never have imagined that I would be running a business in an attempt to change the landscape of the wedding industry.

 

One of the questions I often get asked is: How did you get started in all of this?

 

For as long as I can remember I have always been a curious person and wanted to do something for myself.

 

Growing up with family and friends that were always looking for an excuse to celebrate was a blast! Reasons like “not spending enough time together” were always enough. Now I try to find excuses to bring people together and bring back the happiness that has always been a part of celebrations.

 

But it didn’t start just like that. It began with me wanting to pursue my creative calling. However, I realized that just being creative wasn’t enough. So I headed to Rotterdam to follow a Hospitality & Event Management degree. During my degree, I realized that I had an unusual combination of interests and skills. With that I decided to volunteer and work at dozens of events for high segment clients – from corporate events to sports tournaments. After graduating, I continued to work in the hospitality and event industry and I’ve spend a half year counselling business, hotel, and event management students until I decided to do something for my own.

 

Despite so many cultural and social changes that have eliminated the obligatory aspects of marriage, weddings are more relevant than ever. It’s a time for two families and two sets of friends to join and celebrate becoming one. I want to be able to create weddings that are personal and truly bring these people together to celebrate.

 

These days, I spend my time trying to understand the creative use of spaces and see how they can contribute to celebrations and not just make a difference but also give back to society.

 

I truly believe that you must give all of yourself to whatever it is that you do: your time, your energy and all your heart. My business is run purely on instinct, experience and having our hearts in the right place. I constantly aim to make our work fun not only for us, but also for our clients!

 

If you’ve read this far, thank you. I hope this is just the beginning of our relationship. Feel free to connect with me to hire us, colleborate with us or even just to chat. I’d love to hear you story!

 

 

Sincerely,

Emilva