ERIN PADGETT – OWNER & LEAD PLANNER

Erin Padgett Events was created in 2013 and is my dream-come-to-life! I have the most amazing and supportive husband and family who consistently encourage me to pursue my passion for creating and coordinating memorable events that define and enrich our lives. My bubbly personality and playful energy will bring a fun and imaginative approach to planning your event.

I was born and raised in North Carolina and I adore my Southern roots. I cannot function daily without either sweet tea or Dr. Pepper. Barbeque is a staple in my diet, so much so, that we served it at my own wedding. I overuse exclamation points and have no shame!! I am always the first one on the dance floor in the latest fashion trend and a fabulous pair of shoes (I’m obsessed). I have the best dog on the planet. Cotton Candy and I are best friends. I love Southern charm. And gentlemen.  Developing and crossing off a check list makes my heart sing.

I have been planning events all my life, even before I was old enough to make them a reality. It’s what I was born to do. After completing over 100 events, I can say that I still get giddy and burst with excitement when each event comes together. My goal is to capture your vision, become your source of guidance and make every event detail uniquely yours.

I cannot wait to be a part of your Big Day!

 

THE EPE TEAM

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KRISTIN DERNOSEK 

Almost lucky enough to call myself a native of Charlotte, I have lived in this amazing city since I was three years old. After graduating from Appalachian State University, I moved back to the Queen City and began my career in events and hospitality. Knowing I can have a small part in creating my clients “best day ever” continues to motivate me, as it has over the years.

I consider myself lucky to work with clients to bring their vision to life. I have a passion for design and pulling all of the pieces of the puzzle together to make the vision a reality. I love organization (and have a small obsession with planners to prove it). My attention to detail is evident in all that I do.

As you get to know me, you will learn of my small addiction to candy and flavored lattes. I am also obsessed with fashion and style, enjoying all of the new trends. I love to dance, and am known to have dance parties on my own or with my husband and little ones. Most importantly, I truly love what I do. I thrive on the relationships I build with my clients. Watching every detail come together for your event, and your face when you see it for the first time is so rewarding for me.

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CANDACE PRIMM

From a small town in Arkansas where the cows outnumbered the people, weddings and sporting events were the highlight of my upbringing. After receiving my degree in hospitality management, my gypsy soul led me on a two month independent travel tour of the Southeast. While on tour, I fell in love with Lake Norman and decided to make it my permanent home.

My years of working as an event designer for a rental company solidified my passion and love for designing all types of events. I am fortunate enough to have played a part in numerous weddings, NASCAR events, birthday parties, fashion shows and corporate functions.

Some call me a nerd because of my love for Harry Potter. Anything pineapple themed is my jam. I was a barrel racer for 3 years with my horse Luke and won Miss Sebastian County when I was 16. (Elbow, Elbow, Wrist, Wrist) Fun-Dip is the best candy known to man-kind. My fat chocolate lab and I are best buds.

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TIFFANY MCCORD

I am a pretty much a North Carolina native. I moved to Charlotte when I was a little girl and immediately my heart was full! I began my career in graphic design and photography, but my secret obsession of wood working and event planning motivated me to bring all my visions together which now gives me a unique and detailed perspective to all events.

I am a proud fireman’s wife and Mama of two beautifully wild little boys. I love to start my day with quiet time and a good cup of coffee. My love for Star Wars is SERIOUS. I love a good dessert – actually I don’t discriminate – I love all good food. My drink of choice is a cold Cheerwine or a smooth glass of Pinot Noir – depending on the day I’ve had!

Being able to bring my passion of design and event planning together is a dream come true! Meeting clients and working with them to bring their thoughts to reality is truly my honor. I’m excited to be able to be a small part of your special event.

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 JODY YOUNG 

Britney Spears is my lunch date of choice and I have a massive collection of sharpies, markers and craft supplies. In my down time, you will find me playing with my sweet baby boy, Chase, enjoying a great meal with my husband (we are foodies) or vacationing at Bald Head Island! Coke Zero Cherry is my favorite drink and I don’t be surprised if I overuse the word “Fabulous!”