My Lovely Assistant

by Colette Pastore

Originally posted on Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 3:52 PM

A few weeks ago I decided that I really needed an assistant.  After having my precious baby Genevieve in December, I had begun to throw myself back into the wonderful world of Special Events in Philadelphia.  Bridal shows, networking events, weddings, charity responsibilities, the list goes on.  I came to find out that my younger sister had a friend who is interested in this industry.  Enter one Miss Tish Carney!

Currently working in the business world, she looked back fondly on her times fundraising while attending Penn State.  She was highly active with THON, as well as other organizations.  Tish is really interested in fundraising and special events for non-profits.  We both thought that jumping into the role as my assistant would help pad her resume, and have some fun while doing so.  She has been a great asset to my company already. 

Outgoing, smart, and reliable are just some of the aspects that you look for in an assistant.  Not to mention humor.  Thankfully Tish has all of these traits down pat! 

Her first official outing with me was to the VIP Magazine Event at Dave & Buster's on March 8th.  For 10 years I have had a part time job at Midnight Sun Company.  One of the bands we manage, Lost In Paris, was playing this event.  It's always nice to be able to support both of my jobs at the same time.  This also made for a really fun networking event for Tish to attend.  We mingled, got our pictures taken in the Shutter Booth photo booth, rocked out to an awesome band, ate lots of Cupcake Gourmet treats, and loved seeing the Creative Juice people.  Here's Tish with the baseball statue who scared her when he said "Hello."

Thankfully Tish always has a camera on hand!

Thankfully Tish always has a camera on hand!

The next event Tish helped me with was yesterday's First Annual Garces Catering Bridal Event.  I love smaller, intimate bridal shows and I was so glad she got to experience it with me.  The Cira Centre lobby was transformed into a beautiful event space.  We were located right under the pergola which gave it a very outdoorsy feel.  This went perfect with our table decor of terrariums, moss, succulents, and lace wrapped mason jars.  We were privileged to be with some of the city's best wedding professionals.  Check out some of the photos below.

Next up, Tish will be attending  Let Them Eat Cake ,  Sew In Love  and The Knot Cocktails & Connections in April with me!

Next up, Tish will be attending Let Them Eat Cake, Sew In Love and The Knot Cocktails & Connections in April with me!