Jul 5, 2012

Wedding planner celebrates 10 years in Humboldt

John Chiv/For the Times-Standard
Posted:   07/04/2012 02:36:18 AM PDT

In Nancy Burrow's own words, “anyone who needs a good Italian-Portugese to run the show and make sure every tiny detail is taken care of” should hire 2 Moms Party Planning and Weddings.
Burrow, the owner of a successful business that will celebrate its 10th anniversary this month, has clients all over Humboldt County and even travels as far as Yreka. This year she plans to go global to promote her business and the redwoods. Many of her wedding clients are from Southern Humboldt and Miranda Gardens is Burrow's favorite location.
Burrow, a Bay Area native with a background in Italian restaurants and event planning, moved to Humboldt in 1996 and went into business with another mom, her neighbor, in 2002. The business grew and in a couple of months, according to Burrow, her partner decided to let her fly solo because the business required a lot of time.
A go-getter, Burrow started by printing up 800 business cards and cold-calling. In her first week, she got three clients: St. Joseph, her first wedding, and a sweet sixteen, and hasn't looked back since. 2 Moms Party Planning and Weddings now employs many moms and dads now on an event-by-event basis.
”I didn't do this for the money; this is my passion,” said Burrow. “My clients are like my family. They trust me.”
She travels to where her clients need her, or sets them up before they land. Burrow and her crew will even help you propose to your beloved – a new service they offer.
2 Moms  works with many local vendors. Regulars include catering by Perfect Palate, music by DJ Dub Cowboy, flowers by Flora Organica, photography by L and M Photography, and ceremonies officiated by Dana Hope.
”Anything is possible if you just believe you can do it and give 100 percent every single time,” is Burrow's advice to other aspiring entrepreneurs. For more details, call 707-502-5000 or visit 2momspartiesandweddings.com