Fabulous Working Females
Weekly Spotlight Feature
Introducing, Carley Tyron & Erica Block!
Can you say, FABULOUS duo?! Erica Block and Carley Tryon are two amazing ladies. The duo started their event planning business C&E Event Productions a little over a year ago now with both have years of experience in the event planning and more specifically wedding planning field. Erica & Carley go above and beyond to make the wedding planning process and their clients wedding day a special experience. Throughout COVID they are still working with couples to plan, re-plan, and reschedule events.
Fabulous Working Females in every way, Erica and Carley are a cut above the rest and will sure be able to turn your wedding dreams into a reality.
Tell us about yourself!
I grew up in a small (and I mean really small) town in upstate New York. I’ve always had a passion for weddings whether it was playing with Barbies or watching ‘Say Yes to the Dress’. I pursued my passion at SUNY Plattsburgh where I studied Hospitality Management. My real introduction to the ‘World of Hospitality’ was at the United States Military Academy… probably not where you thought. I landed an Assistant Banquet and Bar Manager position at the Thayer Hotel at West Point. While in this position I learned so much including day-of wedding management, the importance of small details, and how to command a team. When I’m not working you can find me travelling the world or on my couch, there’s no in-between. I also love spending time with my family, reading a good book, or eating a big bowl of ice cream.
Since I was a little girl my guilty pleasure was planning and organizing. When I was turning 16 years old, I asked my parents if I could plan my own party. That was the moment I knew that I wanted to be an Event Planner. From hiring the vendors, décor, preparing the day of…I knew that it was something I wanted to pursue. I decided to attend Johnson and Wales University and take on Hospitality as my major. I took many types of event classes – sports, trade shows, conferences, but my favorite was weddings. I completed two internships during my time at JWU, both with wedding planning companies. One company was in Rhode Island and the other was at home in Westchester where I ended up working full time after college as an Event Assistant. I learned the importance of time management, customer service, and how small details make a big difference. Besides my love for Wedding Planning I also love to have fun. Traveling, being with friends and family, having a nice glass of vino while watching “The Bachelor” are some other things that make me who I am :)
What are your Aspirations?
Carley & Erica:
Our first (and quite possibly scariest goal) is to make this our full time jobs. We’ve always dreamt of being our own bosses! Once that happens we hope to rent our own office space! We already have the entire space planned – we are envisioning grey and white, something that is simple and chic. Our last goal is to hopefully scale our business and hire staff! Although this is a long term goal, we hope to one day we have the demand and means to hire staff for C&E!
Can you describe what makes you feel FABULOUS while working?
The moment the bride is revealed at the ceremony and she walks down the aisle. Those few moments truly never get old and we love that we get to be part of such an emotional moment!
The moment the bride and groom see the ballroom for the first time. They get to see how their dream became a reality! Knowing that we assisted making that dream come to life is FABULOUS!!!
Thank you Carley & Erica, for inspiring women of all ages everywhere to turn their dreams into reality. With your thoughtfulness, persistence, and the way you are so dedicated to making your clients visions come to life, you have shown us that no task is too small for us as women to accomplish. We know the future will be nothing but bright and successful for you, and we look forward to following along!
To learn more about Carley & Erica, and to support C&E Event Productions, follow her on Instagram and check out her contact info below!
C&E Event Productions Instagram: @ce_eventproductions