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ECLECTIC & BOLD
Lead Wedding Planner
Heather alana - Owner + Creator
Howdy Friends! I am Heather, the owner and mastermind behind Epoch, and the loudest, proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2010. Whoop! While I grew up a greater Houstonian, I lived in DFW for about 5 years after I married my Aggie Sweetheart (and event assistant, Henry). My days are spent raising our three lovable gremlins, Coraline, Hank and Augustus, collecting moments, dreaming up creations and avidly hunting for treasures for my sister company VESTIGE EVENT RENTALS! The creative designs I curate tend to attract the adventurous couples at heart (welcome!), and lean more toward the bolder side of things, emphasizing on vibrant colors, contrasted images, and various textures - encouraging you to step outside of the box and incorporate things uniquely "you".
Why do I love adventurous couples? With a love for traveling, food and learning about other cultures, myself and my hubby have dubbed ourselves amateur globe trotters, and you will often see Henry tagging along to assist with events (especially for those in need of someone fluent in Spanish). I can easily connect with fellow couples who also make travel a core focus in their relationship. After only knowing each other for five months, Henry and I took off for a month galavanting across Arizona, Colorado and Las Vegas - four-wheeling, hiking (and some gambling) - exploring everything the great outdoors had to offer. It was this month long, impromptu road-trip that solidified our bond together. Our honeymoon was equally venturesome spanning a month across Greece & Italy (and a random evening in London). Between the two of us, we have traveled to other places such as, Mexico, Cuba, China, Thailand, Puerto Rico, St. John - to name a few! I enjoy utilizing my vast knowledge of travel, expansive industry connections, superb organizational skills and "go-with-flow" mentality to help clients (aka YOU) searching for a reliable certified destination wedding planner (that would be me!) that is flexible to go "where the wind blows".
“Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.” E.E.Cummings
Some of Heather’s absolute favorites:
Spending quality time with family and friends.
Favorite adult beverage is a tie between “Pain Killers”, Pina Coladas & Lemon Drop Martinis.
Traveling the world and immersing herself in other cultures
Being on the water.
Trying locally owned restaurants, food trucks & Farm-to-table dining experiences.
Hunting for unique finds at Antique Week in Round Top, Antique Alley in Cleburne, First Monday’s in Canton and any estate sale or flea market along the way.
Heather has a birthmark in the shape of a heart.
She would love to retire in two locations – Argentina and a beach in the Caribbean – splitting time between the two and visiting family.
She has been featured on two reality TV episodes (America's Next Top Model & Randy to the Rescue, anyone?).
Joyous. Creative. Passionate. Reliable.
Paige is a recent grad from Texas A&M University (A-WHOOP) with a bachelors degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences. Since graduating, Paige has joined EPOCH as one of our Lead Coordinators and Associate Planners! She is also the primary coordinator for The Grand Texana. While Aggieland will always be home, Paige wishes to travel for work, helping brides-to-be bring their dream wedding day to life whether it's a private farm in Texas, Dude Ranch in Colorado, or Elopement in Wyoming - Paige is your go-to-planner for a seamless celebration.
Paige also loves working with her youth kids at her church, in fact that is where you can find her almost every Wednesday night. She loves playing guitar and singing, which she gets to do each Sunday in her church's band. She has a passion for assisting others bring their dream wedding to life.
If you ever wonder where Paige is when she isn't working, you can usually find her either spending quality time with her family and their animals on their land, laughing with friends, or sitting on her couch watching a good movie while she works toward her Aggie Diploma!
Ashley is a Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2021 (WHOOP), pursuing a degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, & the Sisterhood Chair (internal event planner) for her sorority, ΓΦΒ! Growing up in both Houston & Austin, she’s experienced the best of both worlds … good food & unique atmospheres!
Ashley spends her days studying & her nights coming up with never seen before designs & ideas, while simultaneously managing our current coordination clients. College Station may be home for now, but Ashley one day hopes to travel the world, trying all of the food she can along the way. Her design aspirations lean more towards being whimsical & colorful; she is ever open to unique ideas, no matter how out there you think they may be.
Ashley is a convivial soul that spreads joy wherever she goes with her radiant smile & uplifting spirit. She is meticulous with details that others may tend to miss. Organized, eager to travel, down to Earth, & loyal, Ashley is the perfect person to give you a stress-free celebration!
Some of her favorites:
Cooking & baking
Spending time with family & friends
Being in, on, or around the water
Trying new foods & restaurants
Creating fun paintings & crafts
Ashley is a Yelp FIEND. She once made her best friend go with her to a really sketchy Mexican restaurant found on YELP which turned out to be the most amazing food around! Never be afraid to try something new!
She’s a candle hoarder
She hopped a fence twice her height in high school because she almost missed the bus to visit A&M for the first time!
Kind. Loyal. Bold. Passionate.
Bio coming soon!
Katherine joined the EPOCH team Fall of 2017 and is based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area . She is one of the hardest working people we know and you can always depend on her to know exactly what is going on with her thorough checklists and detailed planner. Katherine is a graduate from Texas A&M University with a degree in Event Planning. She is heavily involved with her sorority sisters, local events, assisting her family business...and occasionally modeling for our photoshoots. ;-)
Her kind soul and beautiful smile can't be beat and we look forward to seeing where her wedding coordinator journey with us leads in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Looking to get your feet wet in the wedding planning and coordination industry?
Our team offers 6-month unpaid internships. These are perfect for those looking for a hands on approach to learn the ins and outs of the wedding biz. Get a sneak peek into the programs we use, our processes and workflows. We have minimal requirements during your internship, and it is up to the intern if they wish to be more involved and how far they want their scope of knowledge to expand during their internship.
Want to learn more and see if you are a good fit?
Email Heather: email@example.com