Thursday, September 15, 2011

{in the studio with} enchanted dream weddings

Name/Company:
Naomi Goodman of Enchanted Dream Weddings {soon to be changed!}

Location:
San Diego, CA
How many years have you been in the wedding industry? 
I am going on my third year in the industry.

How did you get started?
Before I became a Mrs. I asked David if I had to work because I had a plan. He said. ”No, BUT find something you like to do, does not matter what it is just do it.” In the corporate world I have designed, planned, and coordinated events for over 10 years and I love weddings, so I started EDWA and the rest is history.
Where do you go for inspiration? 
I gather inspiration from so many places. I allow myself to daydream…a lot. Honestly, inspiration is all around me. It can be in the form a song, a color, a book, architecture, a dress, places I have travelled, or one of the many decor and wedding magazines I have delivered each month. However, my favorite way to “let the inspiration in” is to sit quietly in my studio and meditate. When I do, the ideas flood in. Even though I am still here physically, in meditation I can go wherever my thoughts take me and I always come back with an “ah ha!” idea. It is pretty cool.

What is your signature style? 
My signature style would probably be best described as classical with a modern edge. I love dresses, skirts, heels but nothing frumpy. You can go in my closet and pick something ten years from now and it will still be a classic. I do love to mix the classics with the edgy. I have no problem wearing a leather motorcycle jacket with a statement necklace, a short pink frilly dress, a feather clutch, and 5-inch open toe booties. So haute, no? Now I feel like I need to somewhere and wear that!
Where do you see your business in 5 years?
Love this question! I am so excited about the future, Chris! I can see my business growing into an all- encompassing wedding boutique. I would love to have a few part time employees {sooner than later} and delve deeper into the wedding industry. I definitely will take on more destination weddings. I love to travel and if I can work and travel, it is a win-win for me. I have been thinking that maybe one day I would like to have a business partner… but we will see. I turned down a few weddings outside of the US because of scheduling so I have been thinking about it. I want to take my time and grow. I still have a lot to learn and if I am going to be the best, I have to know when to grow and when to take it slow. I am not concerned about being big. I want to be the best. The rest will follow. Since TWIPS is also a part of the future, my dream is for it to continue to grow and be a source of support for all of its members. I am continuously thinking of ways to offer better support so that the members can benefit in greater ways now and in the future. It is so important to me to give a voice to those in our industry who should be heard, seen, and acknowledged. It would be great to make TWIPS a leading organization in the wedding industry. I have big plans for #TWIPS and my newly named biz. It is going to be an amazing few years ahead! No, it is going to be BANANAS!

Finish this sentence
 “I can’t live without… I have a few! My favorite pen, my journal, gummi bears, and of course my boys… my husband David and my dog Jake. Oh and my Nook if I’m not reading I don’t feel as if I’m learning and if I’m not learning I’m not growing!
{Photography} Tande Guizar of Dilanattas Photography

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24 comments:

  1. YAY! I heart Naomi...she is such a sweet soul and so inspirational! And what a gorgeous office!

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  2. I like getting a peak into your day to day Naomi. xoxo

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  3. So great to learn more about Naomi! Also, I absolutely love her office.

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  4. Now I know what to bring Naomi once we meet up. A single, life-size gummi bear. That I'll give to you at the beginning of the *date* (what am I supposed to call it, all I can think of is *date*), forcing you to carry it around with you, I guess on your hip? through dinner, on the subway, and then back to your hotel. Where I assume you'll dine on it? Gummi bears are yummy. But more than gummi bears are yummy, Alison is very, very crazy. Because she just spent this whole comment talking about making Naomi hold onto and eat a gummi bear.

    And now she's talking in third person!

    Putting the pen down now!

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  5. That is a seriously beautiful and neat office, if only I could get my mini favela to look half as attractive! Of course I love the Buddha statue peace is vital to work... gorgeous work space!

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  6. Oh, this was so great and wonderful to learning more about Naomi! I love her office too!

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  7. Awesome post - I love Naomi and her influence on the wedding industry and of course TWIPS. Keep it up, lady!

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  8. Naomi is a DOLL! One of the NICEST, most genuine, class ladies in the wedding industry! She's an entrepreneur at heart and an absolute gem of a friend!

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  9. Thanks for this nice insider look at Naomi! What a beautiful space to work it! I love your style <3

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  10. you put me to shame Naomi - your office is amazing!!!!! Love the view and all the light in there. Slowly working on mine each day, and hope to have it be photo worthy one of these days.

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  11. It sound like you're well on your way to achieving many of your goals for the future! Such a chic office, too! Love it!

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  12. Love your office Naomi! You are so fabulous and have BIG things ahead of you!

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  13. naomi is such a savvy business woman and so motivating to be around. i love that she mentioned her pen, too!

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  14. Wow Naomi, I knew you had a view but ummmm that is amazing! Your office is spectacular just like YOU and just so you know I LOL about the fact you listed your "favorite pen" as being your first "Can't live without". ;) Hehehe- I know how important it is. Can't wait to see all that lies ahead in the future for you girl- I know whatever it is though it's gonna be HUGE!! xo

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  15. Love it! Naomi is such a sweet person, an inspiring business woman, and a fearless leader :) And one hot mama too! xx

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  16. I'm kind of bummed that I don't get to see that view now that Naomi moved! Simply amazing! Great interview!

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  17. ohmygoodness naomi your office is even MORE perfect that I could ever have imagined! relaxed & soothing yet so chic! love seeing where you create :)

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  18. Wow, wow, wow. LOVE Naomi's office!

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  19. Wow! What a beautiful,neat and clean office.It is so equal with my dream.Naomi is such a amazing person and sweet soul.All are fabulous.Nice post.Thanks for sharing with us.
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  20. Thanks everyone for such amazing comments. Believe or not I've moved since this was posted and working on creating and even more zen-like office. Thank you Chris {I ♥ you dearly for being so patient with me...you are still THE only blog that I get email updates from.} You inspire me with your daily does of loveliness and I'm so honored that you asked me! XO

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  21. How come i just saw this!!! I'm so late to this party!!! Great interview with a fab lady!! And that office??? wow!!!

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  22. gorgeous office, love those touches of coral! and love learning a bit more about the woman behind the magic :)

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