Global Wedding Awards 2022 Page 39 LUX 2022 Global Wedding Awards Established during the pandemic, Willoweddings has been accredited for having the Best Wedding Coordinator in North Texas, Darion Johnson. Darion initially departed from her events job for a corperate brewing company, but despite this, she remained interested in event work, specifically the opportunities in the wedding industry. Shortly after supporting her friend in coordinating her wedding, Darion was sure that this was the path for her. Since then, she has become one of the top North Texas wedding coordination businesses within her first year of business. Willoweddings Best Wedding Coordinator (North Texas): Darion Johnson Mar22113 Specialising in wedding timeline creation and wedding day management, Willoweddings is a Dallas and Fort Worth Texas wedding coordination business that successfully exceeds personal and professional expectations from its Founder to its clients. “Our goal is to ease the stress on the wedding day and exceed our clients’ expectations. We offer advice and vendor resources during the planning process,” states Owner and Lead Coordinator, Darion Johnson. Initially the business began with one member of staff, Darion. However, once she began networking and booking weddings throughout Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, she expanded her team – giving her additional support to establish her brand, reputation, and foundations enormously and vastly across the metroplex area. Darion started with an assistant that was relied on during weddings and offered two coordinators on-site for each wedding shortly after. It was because of her initial beginning that made her realise that two heads were truly better than one. Moreover, due to Darion expecting another beautiful child, she has transformed and adapted her business insight on this. As a result, she has hired four additional members who will be taking on the lead and assistant roles for future weddings. Expanding on the business offerings, Darion states, “Willoweddings is now integrating into local wedding venues as the in-house coordinator. We offer clients the best experience to ensure their wedding day is stress-free. As the venue’s in-house coordinator, we know the venue inside and out. Since we are so familiar with our venues, clients do not need to worry about the small details and can trust that we will meet their expectations.” Willoweddings is integrated in the planning and coordination realm of weddings; however, when Covid-19 hit, various amounts of weddings were cancelled or postponed. As you can imagine, this has taken a toll on the clients and the people working within the industry. While it was difficult, Willoweddings, Darion and her team were able to adapt through these challenging times. Darion expands on this by saying, “This was stressful for many coordinators because there is no need for coordinators without weddings. We foresaw the wedding boom that was coming in the 2022/2023 season due to all of the postponed weddings from 2020/2021. We have updated our contracts to allow our clients to reschedule their wedding with no penalty if they are affected by Covid-19. We also offer the option of our staff to wear masks during events if that makes the couple, their families, and their guests feel more comfortable.” At Willoweddings, what makes the business flourish is the team – how they respond and react to clients, making them feel unique, memorable and entirely individual. To Darion and her team, clients aren’t just names and a paycheck, but a way to showcase their passion and their desire to make individuals in the world of weddings happy and stress-free when it comes to their big, special day. “Every wedding is different. Different people, different cultures, different budgets, and different traditions. We are an all-inclusive coordination company that wants to learn and accommodate to all types of weddings. We support all races, religions, and same-sex weddings. Our goal is to ensure that all of our clients trust that we are working in their best interest,” Darion shares. Details like this and her genuine care for her clients and team set them apart from competitors, giving the business a reputation as The Best Wedding Coordinator in North Texas. Company Name: Willoweddings Contact Name: Darion Johnson Web Address: Contact Email: [email protected]