Andrew Roby

EVENT STORYTELLER / EVENT & WEDDING PLANNER - ANDREW ROBY EVENTS

I am a Army Veteran who decided to leave the military to create an opportunity where I told the stories of my clients through the wedding and events they have allowed me to be a part of. These stories range from charitable organizations to those with life threatening illness. It's been my pleasure to use event planning as a way to inform my community.

What accomplishments would you like to share?

We are simply thankful for all of the clients who have allowed us to plan events for them. Without them there would be no accomplishments at all.

If you could tell your younger self something you’ve learned along the way, what would you say?

I would say hey younger me, be fearless. Don't focus too much on what others say you cannot do and go out and do it anyway. If you fail at doing something, learn from it and find a better way to get the job done. Always remind yourself that you are more than enough and that you belong in any room that you walk in. Stay encouraged and never too prideful that you cannot help others on their journey. Lastly, always remember that people hurt and somethings that hurt travels from them to you. But you have to understand that when this happens it has nothing to do with you, but simply a stage in their life's journey they must surpass.

What inspired you to become an event professional?

While I was in the Army, I volunteers with a Morale Welfare & Recreation program called Single Soldiers. It brought about various activities that single service members could do to occupy their time and stay out of trouble. We planned two events. The 3 on 3 Coca Cola Classic and fashion shows. I loved doing both of them. The fashion shows took off more than anything however. So when I decided to transition away from being in the military it was really easy for me to help produce fashion shows. I did that for a few years actually and had a great time. But slowly I saw that I wanted more so I did more. I became an Event Planner. From there we added weddings to our list of services and here we are.