Alex is originally a Midwestern girl hailing from Ohio. With a wedding planning background rooted in Washington, D.C., Alex is all in on events in the PNW these days. After living and working in the nation's capital for two years, Alex wanted a change but wasn't ready to give up the wonderful world of weddings and so Willow & Ivy Events was born!
Alex draws design inspiration from fresh flowers, vibrant color stories, playful patterns, and anything that sparkles.
When she's not planning, organizing, and executing events, she can either be found out training for an upcoming half marathon weekend or staying in with a good book. Alex also enjoys checking out new restaurants, watching baseball, traveling the world, and hanging out with her Maltipoo, Kip and her boyfriend, Brandon.
Be sure to follow her on Instagram @willowandivyevents and while you're there, be sure to follow @lifeconciergepodcast as well!
Rose Gabler is an author, speaker, and creativity coach.
Growing up in a family of artists, she felt pressured to be artistically expressive but didn't know how to connect her innate creative strengths with her desired business goals.
She began a lifelong journey trying to bridge this gap and faced many challenges in discovering a solid link. After acquiring her master's degree in Business of Arts and Culture, traveling the world for three years, and interviewing hundreds of people in various industries about creativity, she discovered that there were five universal contributing factors that empower our ability to be creative and to utilize it as a skill. She was recently named one of the Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to Look For in 2021 and her newest book The Creativity Gene achieved best seller status in the first day. Now, she lives in Chicago with her husband and two golden doodles, working with entrepreneurs, artists, and individuals to hone their creative strengths and align them with personal and professional goals to achieve success.