Heather Forrest is a Certified Wedding Planner with over 8 years of experience and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Chancey Charm Team. She loves all the details of developing a wedding plan that truly brings to life her client’s vision. Her work has been featured on sites such as Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, and BRIDES. She was also recently named one of the top 10 Wedding Planners in New England. Get to know our Chancey Charm Boston Wedding Planner and Designer in today’s planner spotlight below.
–The Chancey Charm Team
Boston Wedding Planner Spotlight | Heather Forrest
Why New England? What do you love about it?
I am a New England gal, born and raised, and I absolutely love it! Living here I get to enjoy all four seasons to their fullest. Each season has different style weddings and I love that we get to partake in each of them. New England is surrounded by the ocean and that has always been the most relaxing place to me and it is only a quick skip away from my home!
What did you do prior to joining Chancey Charm?
I have been in the wedding industry for the past 8 years. I was the Event Manager at a prestigious private Country Club. While working there, I launched my own Wedding Planning business called Heather Dawn Events! After working at the Country Club, I transitioned to a new role at one of the top wedding venues in my area as the Senior Event Manager and worked there for three years. I just recently left that job to pursue Heather Dawn Events and Chancey Charm full time!!
What drew you to planning + the wedding industry?
I have always loved planning parties ever since I was a little girl. Throughout High School, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to go to college for. Eventually, it hit me, and I decided I wanted to get my Bachelors in Hospitality at Southern New Hampshire University and pursue my career in Wedding Planning. I have always had a creative side to me and decided to put that to use.
What’s your favorite part of the planning process?
Creating design plans are some of my favorite aspects of the planning process!! I love taking a blank canvas (venue, tent, private estate, etc) and creating something so special and magical that really depicts my client’s visions and incorporate items that bring out personal elements within the design. Seeing our customized design presentation come to life on the wedding day is the most amazing feeling ever.
Do you have any pets?
I do not have any pets. However, I did have a goldfish that lived for 6 years once!
Christmas! No, not because of the presents, but because of the family time I get to spend with my loved ones. The Christmas season has always brought me so much joy. From decorating the Christmas Tree, to being cozied up on the couch with a blanket and hot cocoa watching a Hallmark Christmas Movie, to giving gifts and just being surrounded by my favorite people. I honestly believe that it is the most wonderful time of the year!
Best first dance song?
Oh gosh, thats a tough one–there are so many! I would say Then, by Brad Paisley.
A long weekend off includes…
Intentional time with friends and family and actually be present with them. A weekend away is always nice, but so is a weekend spent at home. There is also definitely wine involved!
What’s your favorite style?
We love the ethereal, airy, garden and lush floral inspired styles
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Best place for a dessert in Boston
Hands down, Mikes Pastry in the North End!