We had the good fortune of connecting with Megan Lentz and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Megan, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
People are always shocked that I’m a wedding planner. I’m not Type A and am very laid back, so it’s always that stereotypical “Jennifer Lopez” type of planner they have in their head. We’re not all like that! When Maria and I first started Vida Events, we were over the constant stigma around how you should plan your wedding, ie. you should be stressed, pulling your hair out and it’s unenjoyable. We joined the industry ready to change that and I think we’ve done a spectacular job so far. Wedding planning is FUN! I’ll say it again for the people in the back, ” It’s ok to have a good time planning your wedding!!” The wedding industry isn’t just a big ball of crazy. Finding the right wedding vendors for your dream day is key, and we’re here to make that happen!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think any entrepreneur will tell you that owning your own business is never easy, but it’s SO rewarding. I moved from a very male dominated field in the corporate world, where there was no chance for me to climb the ladder year after year. So I took everything I had to offer and put it into something for myself. I’ve never looked back and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I wanted a company where women or men could come to work and feel valued, respected and loved, instead of a body to fill a space. I wanted a space where fellow artists/creatives/organizers could come and really show case what they know and love to do. There are so many lessons I learned while working in the corporate world, and I think the main one was to never rely on someone else. If you want to make your mark on the world, be ready to hustle!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh my gosh, there are so many! I think any and all of the day hiking trips are out of this world and definitely check out Atomic Cowboy. Cold beer and Denver Biscuit Co., you can’t go wrong. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are too many people to list!! So many amazing creatives that have helped me get this far including fellow wedding planners, our amazing team, friends and family! The Rising Tide group was a base of fellow creatives when we first started that I helped us connect with so many amazing people. A rising tide truly does lift all boats and it’s been awesome to watch everyone grow!

Website: www.vidaevents.net

Instagram: @vida_events

Facebook: @VidaEventsMM

Other: Email: hello@vidaevents.net

Image Credits
Emilee Kerner Photography Krysta Norman Photography Alicia Bruce Photography Caroline Grace Photography

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