I think it’s time for another introductory post now that we have some consistent viewership! It’s been a while since we did a full introduction of the people behind Envision Weddings and Envision Floral Studio, as I (Kimberly) definitely am not a one-woman show.
We are a 1 man and 4+ women show, actually!
But since I have beaten the dead horse on our usual introductions, tidbits, ‘things you might not know about us’ stuff, I wanted to take this a different way. Lately, I have been interested in reading about star signs, alignment with the universe and how our personalities are affected by when we were born into the world. So I wanted to introduce my team as the ladies (and gent) defined by their astrological signs and workplace traits.
The following is just to be used for reference and really, for a barrel of laughs. Take what you will from them!
The Crab: Kimberly Fu Skubic - CEO/Founder, Principal Event Specialist, Principal Floral Designer, Destination Wedding Planner ♋
Cancer’s Best Traits: Intuitive, compassionate, empathetic to the needs of others, likes to keep traditions alive (great for weddings!), likes to be part of a bigger plan
Cancer’s Worst Traits: Too emotional! Cancers FEEL. EVERYTHING. They want to HELP. EVERYBODY. They are sensitive, so having a strong grip on what is going on around them helps. And they never like to feel left out, as they themselves don’t want to leave anyone out, so they expect the same courtesy.
As bosses, Cancers feel most comfortable when they are in charge and are very family-oriented, so they create home-like and family-like environments wherever they go. This is especially important when building a team. When joining a team that Cancers have built, expect to be welcomed in with open arms, made comfortable, and encouraged to make yourself at home. If looking for stability, Cancers will keep employees for the next 25 years if they could.
As your wedding planner, Cancers will ensure that all your family members and friends are welcomed warmly into the environment and that the hospitality is working at 110%. As well, hurdles in the planning phase are dealt with nurtured understanding, because they tend to absorb your problems like their own through their empathy. If you are hiring Kimberly as your planner, be prepared to have someone involved, but not meddling, like a good friend that is there to help you and let you talk out all your problems, while still getting the job done and taking care of everything to preserve your well-being.
The Ram: Meghan Kelly - Senior Event Specialist ♈
Aries’s Best Traits: Passionate, optimistic, bold, and likes to dive headfirst into challenging situations. An Aries possesses a blind optimism that gives them a certain joie de vivre that many other signs don’t possess.
Aries’s Worst Traits: Fiery and sometimes can be a little impulsive, but all with good intentions in mind. If you have any impulse purchases you want to make, be aware that this Aries will be a total enabler. They are the definition of YOLO.
In the workplace, Aries likes to think on their feet and solve problems quickly, so you can expect several solutions coming at you at a rapid speed when you have an issue that needs to be fixed. They thrive the best when things are moving along, and while they do have attention to detail, they would rather find a solution than dwelling on a problem.
As your wedding planner, you would enjoy a bubbly, energetic personality that rejuvenates your excitement in planning your wedding. With Meghan, nothing is impossible. All your decisions can be happily accommodated and no problem is left unsolved. An Aries is relentless in their determination and is a consistently motivated leader so you can be sure that your vendor team has a strong partner in pulling off even the most challenging events. And be prepared, because this one can probably go all night without a break and still be chipper at 1 am when everyone else is leaving.
The Bull: Cynthia Rivera - Senior Event Specialist ♉
Taurus’s Best Traits: Calming, soothing, steadfast and loyal - these people love beauty, luxury, and pampering, but have an incredible sense of focus and resiliency.
Taurus’s Worst Traits: A little bit of a one-track mind - their determination can be misinterpreted as stubbornness, but this also makes them very dependable in relationships. So if you ever need someone on your side for the long haul or to fight an ongoing battle, they are the best people to partner with!
In the workplace, Taurus’s love their systems and thrive in seeing and creating structures. They bring order to chaos and are depended on to support even the most erratic and disorganized situations, all with ease and an eerie sense of calm! And with that, they are also some of the most hardworking people you’ll meet.
As your wedding planner, you can expect someone who would be very systematic on the flow of your wedding and also, in the priorities that need to get done for the big day. You will also have someone who is practical and will try to save you money as much as they can because they themselves love banking those bucks and making sure you are getting your money’s worth, without sacrificing the beauty of the entire event. They also have an unshakeable sense of peacefulness, which is proven to be useful during a crazy wedding day.
And if your planner is like Cynthia who believes in your love story from the beginning, you will get someone rooting for you until the very end of your big day (and long after - as they make great lifelong friends, too!)
The Lion: Michael Skubic - Studio Manager, Production Manager and Jack of all Trades ♌
Leo’s Best Traits: Born leaders, vivacious, passionate, and consistent - like their animal counterparts, they are dedicated to their tribe and determined to see it succeed.
Leo's Worst Traits: Almost a little too “out there”, especially for introverts, and can sometimes feel threatened from other people’s success (so you can be sure they will always try to be the best, even for others)
Leos shine when welcomed into a collaborative environment that will also allow independence in projects in the workplace. You can always expect that Leos will rise to the challenge as they are known for their bravery. Give them a little slack in the tasks that they are assigned to and in turn, you will receive exceptional work because failure is not in their vocabulary. And don’t worry about praise - when these guys know they did a good job, they have all the self-confidence to reassure themselves!
As your production manager, Leos will always get the job done, come hell or high water as they have a strong sense of responsibility and ownership. They anticipate hiccups and don’t mind them as long as a solution is found (and they will always find one). Also, at an event where emotions might run high, drama surprisingly does not bother them and they sometimes welcome the “hot mess” so that they have an opportunity to fix it. On our team, Michael is our Jack of all Trades in this sense - you can basically throw anything at him, and he’ll figure out a way to manage.
The Goat: Haley Kaminski - Assistant Event Specialist and Administrative Assistant to the Envision Team ♑
Capricorn’s Best Traits: Resilient, not adverse to challenges, down-to-earth, dependable and incredibly focused. Capricorns are the embodiment of steady turtles who win the race.
Capricorn’s Worst Traits: Hardworking to a fault with the possibility of ignoring their own boundaries for the sake of the end goal -- although they also know how to play hard, so watch out!
In the workplace, Capricorns are the ones who quietly sit at their desks with a task and won’t look up until it is finished. With relentless determination to achieve professional goals, Capricorns are very thorough in their work with perfectionist tendencies. While they are fantastic leaders, they also don’t require a leadership role to thrive in their job, so long as their role contributes towards a larger end goal.
As your event assistant, you can expect Capricorns to fill in all the gaps of where support is needed with no argument, as they are committed to the bigger picture (which, in this case, would be the overall success of the wedding). As they are known for their humility and being down-to-earth, they hardly have much ego in doing their work. They would also rather talk out the problem to find a practical solution than impulsively go for the first one presented - which can prove to be useful when unexpected things arise at an event. And if they are anything like Haley, you can rest assured that no stone will be left unturned as the unwavering support system to the lead planner.
So there you have it - our team as a whole, and what you can expect when you have us at the helm of your events! Needless to say, we are blessed to have traits that all complement each other, ultimately coming together to achieve the best possible outcome for our events.
Now the more important question… who would YOU want to be there on the wedding day? 😏