HOW WE STARTED
Business Portraits by Leslie Marie Photography
BROOKE & DERRIK WARD
I love my son and walking to my own drum beat. I actively participate in community events and love my family and friends.
My background includes bridal gown sales, florist, catering and being a mother.
I have always wanted to be an event coordinator. That's why I was blown away when I met Brooke at a bridal show and she wanted to have more help. I saw an opportunity to live my dream and I absolutely love it!
"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."
Meet The Team
COORDINATOR & BACK UP FLORIST
My dream has come true doing what I love and sharing it with others. I love Jesus, my husband, family, friends, flowers, events, organizing, travel, camping and making memories.
My background includes planning, coordination, event design, florist, serving, catering, tending bar, assistant managing, barista, flight attendant and administration.
My education is in the process of achieving my Bachelors in Organizational Leadership Hospitality and a Minor in Business Administration.
"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves."
I adore life and everyone in it. I appreciate the little things and am always grateful for whatever life brings my way. I love my kids, friends, church and doing crafts.
My background includes being a mother,
house keeper, coordination,
floristry, sales and
I have always wanted to be involved in organizing and designing events. When I met Brooke at a show she put on for the community, we knew we'd make a great team. Now 3 years later, here I am being her right and left hand and loving it!
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
My joys in life are my husband, children, Jesus, God's Word and home decorating. I've always had an eye for decorating, photography and crafts. My happiest places are when I read my Bible, have dinner with my family and am refurnishing old furniture.
My background includes being a mother, air force,
and now floristry and coordination.
I aspire to always be humble and a blessing to everyone around me. That's why when my friend Brooke reached out to me when she was short staffed I jumped in and fell in love with flowers and coordination.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
1994 - BROOKE'S LOVE OF PLANNING & DECORATING BEGINS
Brooke began avidly planning and decorating everyone's birthdays and family functions.
2004 - ASB & COMMUNITY EVENT PLANNING
Brooke participates in ASB planning scholastic events and community events for her church.
2006 - A BRIDESMAID AT LAST
Brooke is a bridesmaid in her first wedding.
2007 - 2011 33 DRESSES NOT 27
Brooke is a bridesmaid in 33 different weddings, working three jobs and going to school. She had to sell her bridesmaids dresses to afford the next one 4-6 months out.
2011 - WEDDING PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Brooke decides rather then be a bridesmaid she offers to be a personal assistant to each friend who asks her to be a bridesmaid. By helping with anything and everything her wedding needs. Some of these tasks included assisting decorators, readying cars for an evacuation, fixing dress malfunctions and messed up cakes to running for last minute items that were forgotten.
2012 - HIRED ON AS A FLORAL ASSISTANT
Hired on by a local flower shop and wedding coordinator, Brooke finds her new love for fresh flowers. Gleaning and being inspired by her boss, when she was no longer able to be kept on staff due to unfortunate circumstances, Brooke decided to make this a business of her own and no longer a hobby. Her old boss from the flower shop is still her business mentor today.
2014 - BROOKE & DERRIK MARRY
After they marry, Derrik quickly recognizes Brooke's love for planning & decorating events. He helps assist her with anything she needs to help their family business succeed.
2018 - FULL TIME ENTREPRENEUR
January 4th Brooke's full time job informs her they will have to sadly close their doors. January 8th Derrik is diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and will need immediate treatment. Brooke know's she will have difficulty caring for Derrik through chemotherapy and working a consistent job so she turns to doing BW Events full time in faith God will get them through. 27 events her first year full time and she can't get enough.
CURRENT DAY - GROWING GROWING GONE!!
BW Events is now comprised of 5 team members, which you can meet below. We are constantly growing, learning and striving to be more efficient, trendy and innovative. Making each event look and feel amazing to everyone involved. We hope to consistently serve our clients with the utmost quality and service.