Weddings & Functions by Jackie

Jackie is the owner of Wedding and Functions by Jackie, a name which you may have seen on a few of our real wedding blog posts! This chick is talented guys, and we love that we have been able to share some of her amazing work with you already!

Today, Jackie is sharing an inside peek into her everyday life – Jackie is a lover of travel and wine (I think we could be besties) and is obsessed with flowers and décor!

Read on to find out more about Jackie…

All images by the lovely Stace from The Shank Tank team.

Hi Jackie! Please introduce yourself and your company to the Hooray readers.
Jackie: My name is Jackie Davidson and I’m the proud owner of a very dynamic company called “Weddings & Functions by Jackie”. By Jackie specializes in Décor & Linen Hire, Flowers, Draping & Fairy Lights, Function Co-ordination & Function Furniture Hire for Weddings & Corporate Events

Hooray: Tell us about yourself
Jackie: I am passionate about all things celebration! Love Flowers & Decor! Absolutely LIVE for travelling, indulging in a glass or two (or bottle) of beautiful white wine – Sauvignon Blanc accompanied with good food, friends & family! Love Life!

Hooray: How did you get into the wedding industry?
Jackie: 15 Years ago I moved to the heart of Zululand and having been within the hospitality industry and having a love for all things celebration, I decided to follow my passion! The rest is history, which brings me to where we are now!

Hooray: What inspires you?
Jackie: I am inspired by all things business that are creative! I respect and admire so many different creative and talented industry friends. Two of my favourites have to be the talented Zavion from Zavion Kotze Events and Heike from Fleur le CordeurHooray: Running your own business can be hard, do you have a daily routine?
Jackie: No daily routine unfortunately – What’s that? We wished! LOL! We are an exceptionally dynamic company with challenges that change daily. The only routine we manage is our daily caffeine intake, lol – Our priority is to ensure our clients are continuously happy!

Hooray: Tell us about your ideal wedding client.
Jackie: I love brides who have a vision and put their trust in my amazing team to execute their perfect wedding day! I love unique brides who take risks by putting their own wedding stamp on their big day by being true to themselves. Everyone deserves their big wedding day dream!

Hooray: What do you love most about your job?

Jackie: Love having creative décor freedom and FLOWERS! And more flowers and more décor…. you get the picture 😉 lol

Hooray: If there was one thing you could change about the wedding industry, what would it be?
Jackie: Definitely to create a network where we can all discuss freely our challenges more openly by supporting one another by bringing the industry standard up.
Hooray: Can you describe your style?
Jackie: We obviously are passionate about some styles more than others, but having a diverse skill set we generally are flexible to execute all our clients visions whether it be loose boho, dried foliage, bright & vibrant, traditional classic white, tropical or rich lush green – you ask, we can do it all!

Hooray: The mistake you made that has taught you the most valuable lesson?

Jackie: None really comes to mind, we completely value constructive criticism. We always strive as a team to look forward and not backwards, taking our daily life lessons/experiences and put them into good practise.

Hooray: If you had to get married (again) what would be the ONE non-negotiable?
Jackie: Advise – always use reputable companies – if the price is too good to be true it probably is! Pay for what you get and rather get married 3 months later than live with regret – it’s a special day – make it the one you dreamed of!
*Hooray side note: Best advice ever!Hooray: Where do you see yourself and your company this time next year?
Jackie: We have some exciting new ventures and goals over the next year – You’ll have to follow us on social media to keep up to speed!

Hooray: If you could be anything else in the wedding industry, what would you be and why?
Jackie: I am sincerely passionate about what we do, but I do love being David Yapp’s assistant DJ & production manager occasionally! Love a good party & beat!Hooray: Tell us about your most embarrassing moment on the job.
Jackie: Probably driving past the venue destination turn off TWICE because of being on the phone – Epic Fail!

Hooray: Do you have any friends in the industry? Tell us who and how they impact you in this beautiful business.
Jackie: Gosh, sincerely I am totally blessed to have so many beautiful talented industry friends and way too many to mention. I am forever grateful for all my daily referrals & support!Hooray: Lastly, tell us about the last time you were really, really proud of yourself or the job you completed.
Jackie: Truthfully we have too many projects, beautiful weddings & corporate events that we are proud of! I am blessed to have such an incredibly diverse, talented team of creatives!

Jackie, thank you so much for sharing a little bit of what makes you, you with us today.

Keep your eyes peeled for an AMAZING wedding that we will be sharing soon that Jackie was the mastermind behind (yet again!)

If you would like to get in touch with Jackie, hit her up here.

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