Hello! We’re happy you’re here. You’ve probably noticed we’ve had a few exciting changes here at GATHER HQ the past few months, and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day we thought we would spread the love by sharing our own gal-pal story in this inaugural post on the new blog.
Just before the holidays we rebranded with our sparkly new website, aesthetic, and grew GATHER Events up the coast by bringing on our Seattle team. Our mission with this new collaboration is to create an elevated West Coast wide event planning and design brand comprised of a talented group of women who work cooperatively as artists and entrepreneurs. We are united in our aesthetic and our culture as a company, and believe that by operating as a team we are stronger and able to serve our clients and each other to the fullest potential. Supporting each other in our work allows us to hone in on our individual skill sets, that in turn add value to the team. It’s a win-win for all!
Our ethos as a company is steeped in a strong sense of community and friendship. We approach our clients and our fellow vendors and creatives from a place love and respect. This is how we built our businesses, and we found that by celebrating those around us we made a healthy impact. We love seeing so many designers valuing community over competition, we all benefit from working together and celebrating our successes. Before joining forces as a united GATHER girl team, high school friends GATHER founder Sarah and Seattle owners Alissa and Meredith (previously Maris Events), cheered each other on over the years. There must of been something in the water back in Skagit Valley, Washington that lead us from acting and producing local community theater plays to the wonderful world of weddings and events.
GATHER girls in the making…
We see beauty and cause for celebration all around us. Each of us draws inspiration from our community and landscape, and it is our hope that by bringing people together and celebrating our local stories, that we can give back to our diverse communities that have fed our imaginations and hearts. We feel lucky to do what we do! We are honored to be working with clients in our Los Angeles and Seattle areas, and are thrilled to announce that we will continue to spread the love along the West Coast by bringing on Bay Area and Portland teams in the months ahead. Thanks for taking this journey with us, it’s just the beginning. We wish you a heart happy day!
XO – The GATHER Girls