Rachel J. Coleman is the president and founder of Happily Ever After Events, Inc. Originally from Tampa, Fla., Rachel earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Flagler College. Her interest in event planning started in high school, where she volunteered for and planned various charity projects and events. In college, Rachel honed her planning skills by coordinating all of the seasonal parties and outreach marketing events for a student apartment community. After planning her own wedding in December 2006, Rachel's passion for the event-planning process was defined, and plans for her own business started forming.
Her company, Happily Ever After Events, Inc. is committed to creating memorable perfection for your special day and prides itself on being innovative and trend-setting in the event-planning industry. In 2008, Rachel hosted several fundraising events to help raise more than $6,200 for the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk (and will be doing the same in 2009). She is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, Ladies Who Launch, and the International Association of Wedding and Event Professionals. Rachel is also committed to several charities and organizations, and their event planning, throughout the Tampa Bay area, including biz-e-chicks; Junior League; Dress for Success; and Susan G. Komen Tampa Bay affiliate. And, she recently founded a local nonprofit organization that will help business women network with each other while connecting with the local community through charity functions and fundraising.
Rachel and her business partner, Lauren Geyer, are particularly familiar with the not-for-profit social circuit in town. They even appeared in the December issue of Tampa Bay Illustrated for a Dress for Success event that they attended a few months ago. More information can be found here.