Oliva Willow is a wedding design company based in the midwest, but travels worldwide to create personal & authentic wedding designs. We have had the honor of working with Sarah, the founder & lead designer, several times over the past year and it is always the best. Her skills are next level, creating memorable designs for extraordinary couples (as their insta bio says). She radiates so much joy & passion for all things weddings and you can definitely see that in her designs.
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NAME AND OCCUPATION
Sarah Turner from Oliva Willow, Wedding Planner
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS
HOW DID OLIVA WILLOW COME TO LIFE & WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE IT’S CREATION?
Oliva Willow came to life after three years of interning for top wedding planning firms throughout the United States and Spain. After graduating from my undergrad with a degree in Business Administration, it was a no-brainer that it was time to take my passion of luxury wedding designing to the next level. While this is only the beginning, I am eager to see where Oliva Willow goes in the next decade.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT RUNNING A WEDDING PLANNING + DESIGN BUSINESS?
I am around couples madly in love every! single! day! I can’t think of anything better. BUT besides the incredible couples that I get to work alongside, I love the challenge destination wedding planning brings. Every wedding is different. Every destination brings in a whole new team of talented vendors that I am able to create with. Designs are taken way outside of the box and I thrive on figuring out all of the logistics on making the couple’s dream celebration a reality.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE WANTING TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS?
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IF YOU HAD TO EAT ONE FOOD FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WHAT WOULD IT BE?
BREAKFAST BURRITOS. Eggs, Cheese, Potatoes, Bacon, wrapped in a warm tortilla. Gimmmme.
ON YOUR DAYS OFF, FAVORITE THING TO DO?
You can find me either on a plane or in the car traveling miles searching for the quaintest Airbnbs or boutique hotels that this world has to offer.
WHAT IS YOUR DRINK OF CHOICE?
Iced water with fresh lemon — a must!
Heels and a blazer, too much? never.
CURRENT FAVORITE SHOW?
Should I be embarrassed and admit that I binged Emily in Paris yesterday? Whoops.
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