Meet Esme Krahn | Washington D.C. Holistic Wedding Planner
Today, I’d like to share why and when I started my career as a wedding planner.
With a corporate background in supply chain, I’ve always liked to orchestrate plans with a lot of moving pieces. Weddings are not that different! In 2004, my entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and BodaMaestra was born in Monterrey, Mexico in partnership with my dear friend, Emily. In 2006, my entire life took a turn when I got married and ended up moving to Northern Virginia. I took a break from weddings when my kids were young, but the desire to plan was still there. In 2010, I started to familiarize myself with the wedding industry in the D.C. Metro area and, shortly thereafter, BodaMaestra was relaunched!
The idea of catering specifically to the Latino market in the U.S. came about as I was planning my own wedding and wanted a Spanish-speaking officiant. This was essential for my husband and me, as we wanted my parents – who are from Mexico and don’t speak English – to feel like they were connected to the ceremony in a special way. As a Latina bride getting married outside of my native country, it was this experience that made me realize the value of incorporating your own cultural identity, language, and traditions into your wedding no matter where you’re tying the knot!
Since 2010, BodaMaestra has been serving couples in the Washington, DC/Northern VA area. While many of our clients have Latin roots. we’re proud to serve couples from all walks of life. Incidentally, most of our clients are referrals from past clients or are referred to us by venues where we’ve been preferred vendors for several years.
Finally, in April of 2021, I began offering Holistic Wedding Planning services! To learn more about it, please click here.
For details on booking our wedding planning team, you can connect with us via our contact page.
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