A born and raised big city girl with deep Southern roots who relocated to less than two hours where her family history began, I’m equal parts sweet tea and vodka on the rocks. That’s means I’m nice, but I pack a mean punch. Tough (but moisturized) skin, a healthy serving of ambition, combined with a whole lot of hustle and a huge dollop of grace is what has helped me become a trendsetter and leader in the industry. (Wait, am I Hallmark movie heroine??)
Getting started as a wedding planner with no experience, I piece-mealed, DIY’ed, changed company names, logos, and more– just doing anything to make it in this business. A few scraped knees, bruises, investments, and triumphs later, my wedding planning firm is one of the most sought-after companies in my area. As a speaker, educator, and coach my goal that’s at the forefront of everything I do is to be who I needed when I got started.
My approach to wedding industry education is very simple:
Keep. It. Real.
Many wedding professionals, from the brand new ingenue to the seasoned vet, are always striving to take their business to the next level. Many look to small group workshops or large conferences for insight, motivation, and education. After the success stories are told and the parties are over, what did you learn? What can you replicate for your own model?
My goal is to share my knowledge and experience within the industry (both good and bad!) in a way that translates into workable methods to enhance your business. I never want to leave you with the final thought of, “Okay…that sounds great, but– how?”. You’ll relate to all my stories and suggestions because I’ve been there in the trenches with you. No fluff, baby. I’ll tell you the truth: the running joke in the industry is that I’ll tell you if your “baby” (read: business) is ugly!
I want you to succeed. When you do great, you raise the bar for our industry, which helps all of us. I truly believe that we all have the potential to make this industry great– by learning from and teaching each other.
QUICK FACTS: STRAIGHT, NO CHASER
loves: my kids, my cat, my bed and my mom.
hates: injustice, racism and changing the duvet cover
I could watch on repeat…: Game of Thrones. The 8th season does not exist to me
currently listening to: Only One by Ariana Grande
dream vacation: Capri
with what drink?: Elderflower martini
must have business tool: Trello and a 1.0 mm Sharpie gel pen
always say: honey, baby, y’all or girl
“I just want to wear big wigs and help other people be dope.”
With over sixteen years in the wedding industry, award-winning wedding planner and designer Terrica has been creating exquisite weddings and events in the Golden Isles. As the Chief Wedding Planner and Designer of Cocktails & Details®, she leads a team of talented wedding planners and event managers in creating unforgettable destination Southern weddings. She also launched The White Lounge, a virtual wedding planning concierge service that brings destination wedding couples and wedding professionals together.
Passionate about the industry that has given her so much, Terrica also spearheads the Unity Through Community initiative to make the industry more diverse and inclusive.
A recent nominee for NACE’s Speaker of the Year Award, Terrica’s speaking engagements are always highly anticipated as she is known for her humorous, yet blunt down-to-earth approach. Traveling across the States and internationally, shares her breadth of knowledge at conferences such as Wedding MBA, Catersource, Wedding Pro, NACE Experience, DWP Congress, and a host of others.