Today we’d like to introduce you to Summer Lumpkin and Cassie Sinnott.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
The definition of Sublime as well as the band was the reasoning behind our name.
My partner and cousin and I decided after planning her wedding and helping friends and family with theirs that we wanted to be able to do this for others and one day be our own bosses.
After each of us having a child, we decided it was a good time to start working on making this happen. After lots of talking about weddings and parties, reading countless books and blogs on it as well, we found our name, thanks to the band as well as the meaning of Sublime. With word of mouth and joining theknot, we booked our first clients, and have been enjoying it ever since.
We have grown substantially each year and have been involved with amazing couples and weddings. From beach weddings to a gorgeous intimate mountain wedding in Julian, we have enjoyed every minute of this business we have created. Sublime means: of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe. Cassie and I have prided ourselves on putting this into our weddings, how we manage ourselves and our business and how our couples, families and vendors see and interact with us. By giving our wedding our best and making it personal to us we feel that it shows to our clients and other vendors. We have created great relationships with vendors and other coordinators that it makes “working” enjoyable and something we want to do.
Has it been a smooth road?
Owning your own business is a lot of work. My dad owns his own business and growing up seeing the work he puts into it as well as his finished product made me understand how amazing a process it is. You work so hard and so many hours to produce something that you are proud of, and want to show off.
We are both moms, Cassie a stay at home mom of now 3 girls, and myself, Summer a single mom working full time. Having Sublime Weddings is a lot of work and time and late nights, juggling sports, school and weddings is something you have to work at. There are times we absolutely let Sublime lag and not work as hard as we should at it, but we are learning how to balance work and family to create a balance that works for everyone involved while still making sure our couples feel that they can trust us and count on Sublime Weddings to be a part of their big day.
We struggle with our advertising, should we branch out and try a new form of advertisement, go to trade shows, work for free to get our name out there. We have technical issues with our website, and having to spend time and energy on figuring it out, researching whether we should go with another domain. Obtaining business name, researching insurance, lawyers, contracts and the ins and outs of owning and being a business professional is challenging. Luckily, we live in an age of technology we can go online and find the answers to most of our questions and get help easier than previous generations, this makes owning your own business a bit easier.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Sublime Weddings & Events – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Sublime Weddings & Events is an event coordination business. We mostly coordinate, plan and organize weddings, but have helped with numerous birthday, retirement parties, bridal and baby showers.
As a company, Sublime is most proud of our customer service. Cassie and I work so hard at making sure our couples day is so memorable, stress free and enjoyable as possible. We have done more than we ever thought we would for people we barely know, putting on bride’s shoes, tying bow ties, climbing into trees to hang lights, crawling under tables and buildings to tape down and make sure wires and lights were covered. We want our couple’s day to be as if it were our own. We take pride in our couples not knowing when they run out of liquor, there is a toilet clog, or something goes wrong. Sublime Weddings is there to make sure that if an issue arises we take care of it, fix it, or find someone who can without causing stress, or a commotion. We work with all vendors to make sure the detailed timeline we create is being followed, and do what we can to make sure everything goes as planned.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
We are born and raised local San Diegans. We love this city, and feel privileged that people come to our city to get married and celebrate their love with others. You can have a sand in your toes beach wedding with waves crashing against the windows of your ceremony to being up in the mountains with tall pine trees, the smell of the mountains and rain, and making for a memorable wedding that people will talk about for years. Weddings in the midst of wild zoo animals to swimming with dolphins and having dinner with Orcas. The visions for weddings in San Diego, and even Temecula with wine country are endless. We have planned every kind of wedding so far and each one is so different. Even in the same venue it can be a completely different vision and end result, and people love that about San Diego.
The people here are courteous and laid back, they want to create the same vision we have for our couple’s day. Everyone works together to make sure the ultimate goal is a memorable and gorgeous wedding for our clients.
If there is something we dislike about San Diego, I would say it would have to be price of a wedding. It can be $40,000 for a small wedding.
- Website: www.sublimeweddings.com
- Phone: 760.822.5060
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