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Meet Erika Dixon and Breonna McGowen of Blazeny

Today we’d like to introduce you to Erika Dixon and Breonna McGowen.

Erika and Breonna, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
We are a mother-daughter team. I have always had a passion for events. I owned and operated a boutique-style birthday party event space for kids while my children were growing up and Breonna worked in the family business. When the store closed, I went on to coordinate nonprofit events for several organizations. Breonna began working for a National retail chain specializing in bridal gowns, and soon was managing a local bridal boutique. After Breonna was married and started her own family, she knew she didn’t want to continue in retail but didn’t want to abandon her passion for the bridal industry. Breonna approached me suggesting we combine our passion and talents to create a full service coordinating and design company. The company began under a different name with three partners working on several types of events. Along the way, it became just the two of us and we decided to narrow our vision to serve couples in creating a concierge wedding experience with luxury design, unique to each couple and their love story.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
As a mother-daughter team that lives together and works together, it is surprisingly smooth. We each have specific talents and we respect what each woman brings to the table. We have always been close and mutually admire each other and this helps a lot when we get into stressful situations. Losing a managing partner, creating a brand, and building a business is never easy as it takes hard work, commitment, and dedication. For Breonna, building a business with a toddler and a second baby on the way while her husband is in school and works full time requires creative scheduling, patience, and a business partner that is flexible and supportive, which is easy to do when your business partner is also mom and Lolli.

Blazeny – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We allow brides to savor every moment of the bridal experience and dream of the boundless opportunities of creating a once in a lifetime wedding while entrusting every detail to us so she can embrace every second. The style of their wedding is uniquely and beautifully designed by the professionals of Blazeny with personal touches added in every detail to reflect the bride and her groom. We are proud to be recognized through features and awards in the short time we have been in business, including a recent photo shoot featuring a bridal gown designed and created by Breonna and florals designed by Erika. We believe what sets us apart from other coordinators is our passion for serventhood. Our concierge level of service guides our couples through every single detail of their wedding, from engagement to send off. We build a trust with our clients that leads to lasting friendships.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Providing a prosperous future for our family by producing beautiful work, loved by our clients, recognized by industry peers, and admired by observers while maintaining balance in our work/home life is a success. We love to design beautiful weddings in exotic locations for clients who understand the value of hiring professionals with a sublime eye for design and the confidence to handle the details which allow them to have a blazeny experience (Blazeny is defined by the Webster dictionary as “blissfully happy”).

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Image Credit:
Makenzie Photography, Rubi Z Photo

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