We had the good fortune of connecting with Deianna Hamilton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Deianna, what are you inspired by?
I get inspired by life and it’s natural progression taking place. I know that may sound weird but the most mundane task can spark the most creative ideas in me. If I am cleaning, I can get an idea. If I am on a walk, I can get an idea. If I am with friends, I can get an idea. I just boil my inspiration down to my daily life. This allows me to remove the pressure of needing to be inspired and just let it come to me naturally.
What should our readers know about your business?
Your Big Day ATL is a wedding and event planning business that focuses on creating memorable moments. Weddings are beautiful but can also quickly start looking the same, so I like to encourage my couples to put an emphases on what stands out between them and incorporate that in their big day. It adds such a warm and personal touch to the day and makes guests feel like they’re truly experiencing the couples relationship and getting a glimpse of there love. It definitely wasn’t easy to get to where I’m at now. It took a lot of attempts at different things to find what I really want to do but I think that’s the beauty of it. I learned what I didn’t like to find what I do like. Also, in a strange way, I’ve learned not to take things so seriously. I am recovering control freak and owning a business has quickly shown me how little control I do have. It’s been liberating and taught me a lot about myself! I want the world to know that Your Big Day ATL puts the focus back on the purpose of the wedding. YBD ATL doesn’t want to just create a pretty day, we want to create a moment that’ll last a lifetime for you and your partner to cherish.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The Optimist! Hands down. For my seafood lovers, this is the place for you. I’ve also recently gotten finding cute neighborhoods for my walking route, so I’d definitely show them some of the hidden city gems. Also, I’d have to let them experience Ponce City Market and Krog Street, did you really go to ATL if you didn’t stop by those two places? It’s a fun vibe and there’s just so much to see and check out! 🙂 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?
I have to give all the love and acknowledgment to my parents and God. I cannot thank my parents enough for always encouraging me to do what interest me. They’ve never forced me to do a certain career and have always preached to have a job that falls in line with my passion. I also give all the thanks to God because I wouldn’t be where I’m at without God. He’s instilled everything in me that allows me to run my businesses and wakes me up everyday, so I’d literally be nothing without God.
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