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Dejanae Events' 19th Birthday!!!

19 YEARS!!!! WOW!!!

Many of you know my story...the good and bad that I have gone through to make it in what I consider a very segregated industry.  I want to encourage those that are starting out in the wedding and event industry to DO YOU!  Don't allow the negative talk, the people who won't even speak or acknowledge your talents, the mistakes and bad financial decisions to cause you to tap out.  This career is passion driven...creatively driven...God driven.

I have endured a lot of negativity:  "fellow planners" discrediting my work or thinking they are better than me; "industry friends" speaking to me via social media but ignoring me when in person; "venue managers" canceling my invitation to planner events; and even being told I am not one of the 'top planners in Chicago'...but you know what...I SMILE.  I smile and stand tall because not too many people can say they have a team of loving individuals who want to see their successes; vendors who love working with them and refer their clients to whom they consider 'the best'; or the privilege of doing what they love full-time.  WELL I DO!  And I don't say that to brag...I say it with a FULL heart of encouragement to those wanting the same.

I could never take all the credit for this 19 year journey. Nope. To my team…the #DETeam…the Ladies who have rocked with me through the good years and even the lean years…I LOVE and APPRECIATE each of you so very much! And to my family and friends, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love and CONTINUED support. Last, I share this achievement with those who thought I'd never make it.  I toast to you, send love your way and a big HUGE thank you!!!

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Until next time…WEDologize!

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