Meet Sara Skinner, Scarlet Plan & Design's Founder | Charleston Wedding Planner, Designer & Bridal Stylist

Hey, y'all!  Ever wish you knew more about our planners or what's really going on in our heads? Well, you're in luck! Every week we're spotlighting another one of our planners and today is all about Scarlet Plan & Design's founder, Sara Skinner!

Sara {aka G. Dubs} is the sassy smart mouth, wild hearted girl-boss and creative genius behind Scarlet Plan & Design and Revolution Wedding Tours. This Jersey Girl wants to live in a world where her Hogwarts acceptance letter came on time, sarcasm & champagne burns calories and Pinterest projects turn out just like the pictures. As founder she travels a lot for our full-service clients, mentors all the new hires, and handles all the big-picture decisions for SPD like where we're heading next, who to partner with and all the other businessy stuff that goes along with her fancy-pants, grown up title. 

When she's not doing super cool, grown up stuff she's hanging with her main squeeze & handsome hubby, Tony, and their sweet little man, Matty, in sunny Charleston, SC.

  1. Where are you from?  Trenton, New Jersey. Two glasses of wine and I'm using fuck like a comma and sound just like Tony Soprano.
  2. Who's the one person from history you'd most like to share a brew with? George Washington. I'm a super nerd, I went to history camp as a kid {yes, it's a thing!} and followed in the footsteps of old G Dubs through the whole Tri-State Area.
  3. Quickest way to your heart? Harry Potter, champagne & coffee are my love languages.
  4. Who's on your zombie apocalypse team? My handsome hubby, Tony, Professor Dumbledore, Chuck Norris, Dora the Explorer (dude, she's got everything in her backpack!), and Khal Drogo. Hey, nobody said my team had to be realistic!
  5. What's your Patronus? A Wolf; I'm a loyal, Type-A, Alpha, and I'm at my best when surrounded by my pack and fierce when it comes to protecting the ones I love.
  6. What's on your Places To See Before You Die List? San Fele, Italy (where my family came from before coming to America), Budapest, Bali, Morocco and the Pyramids.
  7. What's on your Bucket List? Diving with Great White Sharks, sledding in the Alps, walking the Great Wall, meeting Martha Stewart and exploring Europe by train with my little man.
  8. 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 the couple exchange vows. There hasn't been a single wedding where I haven't shed at least a few tears. And the third is the hug I get at the end of the night from my sweet couple. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 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.
  11. What’s your favorite movie?  The Goonies and any Indiana Jones movie
  12. 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