Meet Sara Skinner, Scarlet Plan & Design's Founder & Principal Planner | Meet Team Scarlet

Hey, y'all!  So we've decided to do a little post on Fridays to introduce the ladies of Team Scarlet.  We've come up with some fun questions for everyone to answer and hope you'll get to know us all a little better!  Enjoy!

  1. Where are you from?  A little town in New Jersey called Hamilton.  It's right in between Princeton and Trenton.

  2. If you were a superhero, what would your super powers be? Hmm, does eating without gaining weight count?  Just kidding...sort of.  I've always wanted to be Indiana Jones, so if I could be Indy with Superman's powers that would suit me just fine.

  3. What do you love most about planning weddings?  There are 3 moments that I absolutely live for when planning a wedding.  The first is when we've finished setting up the ceremony and reception and for the first time in many long months of planning, we SEE exactly what we've been working toward.  Nobody else has seen it.  It's kind of the calm before the storm so to speak.  No guests have had a chance to enter yet, all the chairs are still in place, the centerpieces are perfectly set and the candles are all lit.  It's an incredible feeling.  The second is watching my bride head down the aisle.  There hasn't been a single wedding where I haven't shed at least a few tears.  I'm not a very weepy sort of gal, but there's something truly magical about opening those doors and watching her head down the aisle clutching her dad's arm toward her true love...it just gets me every single time.  And the third is the hug I get at the end of the night from my bride.  Sometimes I'll get a text during or after the honeymoon thanking me or telling me their wedding was the best day of their lives and that's the stuff I live for.

  4. Flats or heels? Flats.  Definitely, absolutely, no question about it.  Flats.

  5. Are you more of a planner or a designer? I'm a really good mix of both.  I love keeping things neat and organized and I'll usually have the timeline started months before the wedding day, but I absolutely adore finding inspiration in random places and making it come to life at an event.

  6. Where are we most likely to find you in your spare time? Combing through antique stores, yard sales and junk shops hunting for treasures for events with my sweet baby boy, Matthew, and my handsome hubby, Tony.  They're definitely my partners in crime when hunting for unique one-of-a-kind treasures.  Or you'll find me at a bookstore waist deep in design, travel and wedding magazines searching for inspiration.

  7. What’s your guilty pleasure?  Kelly Clarkson and old Backstreet Boys...jamming out like nobody is watching!

  8. What’s on the very top of your Bucket List?  Diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa.  Expect to see me doing that within the next year.

  9. What’s your favorite movie?  The Goonies and any Indiana Jones movie

  10. Favorite quote-  "People will forget what you said and forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel," Maya Angelou. "Don't go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail," Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Photos courtesy of KMD Creations and Jamie Haff Photography