Get To Know Tie the Knot by Tessa!

  • What will be the inspiration for your table at Tables That Bloom this year?
    We LOVE cool color palettes. All of our designs are very fresh with unique, edgy twists. We can’t guarantee further details and inspiration, as we are constantly inspired by new trends and ideas. We can guarantee that our tabletop will WOW on May 1st, though!
  • How do you define “success” in your business?
    We define success by our clients’ satisfaction. Our brides and grooms always come first, and there is no better feeling than hearing “we couldn’t have done that without you” or “you made our dream wedding come true”. To us- that is success.
  • What is your background and how did you get into the design field?
    I’ve worked in the event industry for 6 years. I started Tie the Knot by Tessa 3 years ago and design came naturally to me. I’ve always had an eye for design and I consider myself fashion forward. I believe that design is innate. You have it or you don’t. When it comes to wedding design, I’ve noticed that a lot of my weddings reflect my personal style: timeless, unique, elegant and feminine.
  • How has social media impacted your work? Have you used it to your benefit?
    Social media has been a positive influence on my work. We have booked clients through our Instagram. The wedding/event industry is a very visual business. People gravitate towards certain images. I find that we receive quality leads from our Instagram. They see what we’ve done, they like what we do, and they trust our vision.
  • Who is your creative hero?
    The queen of all girl bosses- Sophia Amoruso. I admire her style, story and work ethic. Anyone who can create a business from making vintage clothing appealing, fresh and new again is very talented. I envy her creative eye and willingness to take risks!
  • What is your biggest strength?
    I’m very head strong. Some people may consider this a flaw, but it has made me very resilient. When I started my business, there were a lot of people who doubted me. When I set my mind to something, I won’t stop until I’m satisfied with the end result. Is being a Type A perfectionist a strength, too? haha.
  • If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
    I would be an otter because they are “otterly” adorable. haha. No, but seriously, they are the cutest. Have you ever seen a sad otter? I doubt it. Also, they hold hands while they sleep, so they don’t drift away from their mates. How cute?!
  • What do you like to do in your free time, aside from your craft?
    I enjoy teaching spin! I teach 3 classes a week at The Madison Improvement Club in Arcadia. Teaching is my outlet and a great stress-reliever. I’ve also met a lot of clients and good friends at The Madison. It’s my happy place.


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