The Crystal Collection is run by Crystal Corbin and a Frock Friend! We connected with Crystal so you could get to know her and The Crystal Collection a little more…
How would you describe the “story” of the Crystal Collection?
Since college I knew that planning events was what I needed to do! I loved the idea of having timelines, having a checklist, and seeing a full event design come together and be breathtaking. Right out of college I focused on nonprofit event and fundraising management. Even though this work was beyond fulfilling, after about 5 years I wanted something more intimate. I wanted to be more present for the happy moments, and I wanted the freedom to do more for my clients and not be restricted by rules. I started The Crystal Collection in August of 2016 and a year and a half later, we are a full service planning and design team serving the Midwest and beyond. I hope that when people contact me, they receive an experience from beginning to end and most importantly, I want them to feel loved.
What is your biggest piece of advice for brides?
My biggest piece of advice for brides is to enjoy being engaged! The excitement leading up to you and your soon to be groom’s “forever” only happens once! Have date nights and remember the things in your relationship that got you to this point. Even though we love to design amazing days, a wedding is one day and a marriage is a lifetime!
What are some long term goals you have for your business?
A long term goal of mine with The Crystal Collection is to add mentoring! I would love to be able to talk with new business owners and other event planners on best practices, but also to lead with what feels right for you. Every person has a story, but we have to remember that we are human first and the more we invest into our minds and what feels right, the more our businesses will flourish!
Follow @thecrystalcollectionevents on Instagram to keep up with updates! Check out #mondayisformen for Crystal Collection’s wedding posts geared to helping the guys! We love the Bungalow styled birthday party she threw at The Frock.
xoxo - Melissa