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The centerpieces at my wedding were pearls.

As of lately, I've become great at answering to many names. First and foremost, I am a wife to my high school sweetheart and "Zia" to a little 9 year old that has found our house to be her home. In the past few years, I have added esquire and dance teacher to my repertoire, while still holding daughter, best friend, and Bobcat near and dear to my heart. My adventure to open this business began back in college, when I held the events chair of my sorority. After planning event after event, I knew that I had a heart for the field. Since, I have planned several events for family and friends, and my passion only continued to grow. Cathryn was the maid of honor of my wedding, and everything was beyond perfect. It was at that point that I knew that my best friend was the only person I would ever want to do this with. So as we've always said, adventure awaits!

After planning dozens of events for their friends and family, Brittany Vakiner and Cathryn Hoel Boe put their experience, creativity, and vision together.  The childhood best friends have been side by side through it all, so forming a partnership was a natural next step. Both finished grad school and began careers in their fields before they decided that they wanted to dedicate their nights and weekends to celebrating with others. From there, Postcards & Pearls was born. 


The centerpieces at my wedding were postcards.

I've always worn a lot of hats. I'm a wife, mom, writer, academic, and an adventurer. ​Since my son, Oliver, was born, I quit my job in corporate digital communications to focus on my doctorate. I found myself planning a lot of events and each time I told my husband, Jake, how much I loved doing it. After being approached about planning and design at event after event, Brittany and I decided to jump in and help create memorable celebrations for others. When I'm not spending time with my family or studying, I am lucky enough to be working with my best friend.