Tell us a little bit about who are you and what you do in the wedding industry.
Hi, My name’s Whitley Osterhout! You may know me as the Lead Designer of Skagit Valley Wedding Rentals, but I’m also the Owner and Lead Planner at Eastwood Events. Currently I’m heading into my fourth Wedding Season, and I’m thrilled to see what it holds. Eastwood Events specializes in Full, Partial and Day-Of Wedding Planning and Coordination. Based right here in the beautiful Skagit Valley.
Every entrepreneur has a story. Tell us a little bit about yours. How did you end up running your business?
I’ve always had the drive and desire to own my own business but couldn’t seem to find something that fit the logistic side of things and creativity into one career. In 2014, I graduated with my Associates in Business. Months after graduating I helped decorate and set up my cousin’s wedding at Stepping Stones Garden and had an “ah ha” moment. Growing up watching the movie “The Wedding Planner” it was one of those movies that seemed like a dream. Beginning of 2016, I ended a yearlong Wedding Planner Internship and transitioned into a Wedding Planner Certification program. Since getting Certified through the Association of Bridal Consultants and thus Eastwood Events was created.
What makes you stand out when compared with other professionals in your field?
The way we execute details. We believe that every event is made up of a bunch of details and those details are what makes your big day unique and all those pieces have an important role.
What is one piece of advice you would give to couples planning their wedding?
Enjoy the process! Often the planning process can be overwhelming and stressful in the beginning stages. Make a check list of everything that you can think of off the top of your mind that needs to be done for the wedding. Pick two to three times at a time that need to be accomplished first and slowly work your way through the list a few things at a time.
We love wedding stories. What is one memory or experience that stands out from all the weddings you have be apart of?
One of my favorite moments of the wedding day is right after the bridal party has walked down the aisle and the bride and her father are in anticipation waiting. Seeing the build up of emotions and being apart of that intimate moment is so special.
What kind of package offerings do you provide? (Optional) What price range?
Our Day-Of Planning Package investment starts at $1,800, Partial Planning starts at $2,200.
What are 3 things you can’t live without on the wedding day?
My Watch, Emergency Kit and trusty Fanny Pack all play a key role in the Wedding Day.