happy friday, friends! it's been a really long time since I did #fridayintroductions. the spirit of posts like these is to get to know the people you follow a little better-- so i encourage you to do one, too!
I'm Candice Coppola Kistoo, and this year i am celebrating TEN (yes 10!) years in the wedding industry. I have the enormous fortune (and responsibility) to work with dynamic and fun couples across the globe, planning beautiful destination weddings in Barbados. I started my first business, @ajubileeevent, in 2007. Prior to moving to the caribbean, I worked with couples all through out new england and the tri-state area. Our company in the states still thrives today, thanks to our fabulous US team.
I also work one-on-one with inspiring entrepreneurs in the wedding industry, helping them build viable businesses with purpose. Teaching and mentoring is totally my jam, and i've spent 4 years working closely with planners, photographers, and other creatives. I also teach at the @qceventschool-- which is a great passion of mine!
In 2013, I co-authored an inspirational coffee table book: The White Dress in Color-- Inspirations for the Modern Bride (@thewhitedressseries) alongside @bethchapmanstyling and @c10ike. My second book is completed and will be available at major retailers soon! Like, really soon! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 But apart from all those things, I'm a grateful wife to my heart Mr. K2, a lover of Biggie (and allllllll hip hop music), and you can usually catch me watching Jersey Shore reruns on HULU. I hope this intro inspires you to take some time and also share a bit more about yourself here on IG. It's always wonderful to see your work, but it's even better to get to know who you are!
image via: @c10ike