After roaming a big part of the world and working for many great hotel chains in their critical phase of the Opening; I came to a conclusion: If I made these businesses flourish, why can’t I make my own?
Boxes packed, paintings given away, car sold: I am moving out of Dubai and back to Beirut!
It didn’t take much thinking this process inside out as I always knew that I would like to live in Lebanon and open my business in Wedding Planning.
Wedding Planning? Boring!
Let me be more interesting and, surely, very innovative. Funny enough, I ran into my friend Nathalie Issa, an icon for elegance, a classmate from high school in Lebanon that I haven’t seen for ages and we got in that talk: Where are you now?
This is when she told me that she became an Image Consultant: I almost fell off my chair!
‘Eureka’ the idea came to my mind: Why don’t I add an Image Consultancy to the bride and groom so we can work on making them look their best on such a day? Nathalie agreed and we started!
Soon enough I started adding more consultants to the team:
- Plastic Surgeon
- Esthetic Doctor
- Hollywood Specialist
- Personal Trainer
- Beauty Consultant
- Couple’s Psychotherapist
- Food and Beverage Consultant
- Interior Designer
Now we are a team of 12 consultants, based in Lebanon with representatives in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, France and Switzerland.
Why am I sharing this with you? It is simply because I strongly believed in my studies and myself as a passionate professional Hotelier and always knew that I would not want to work for someone else forever, I decided to open my business and now, finally, I am independent and not desperately waiting for a promotion.
I will be sharing more blogs with you in the near future to tell you more about some secrets in our business.
Elie Berchan Wedding and Events Creation: Until you say I Do! … We Do!