Let me introduce myself. I am Tanza Perry Cooper, a wedding planner in Nashville, TN. Not only do I plan weddings, but I also plan other events such as milestone celebrations, corporate, business to business and non-profit events. Although I am based in Nashville, I travel to other locations to plan celebrations as well. I realize I’ve been coming to this platform and giving advice since 2010. But, I have yet to formally introduce myself.
I am originally from the big city of Paris…..no, not that one but Paris, TN. THE other Paris is on my list to visit one day. I love waterfalls, chocolate, reading romance novels, reading business blogs, entertaining and I have a weird obsession with pretty office supplies. I LOVE traveling but I have OCD about the cleanliness of hotels. If you travel with me, just know that I am going to bring disinfectant wipes to wipe everything down including door handles. Note: I was like this long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, I dislike exercise so much but I do it anyway.
I’ve often been asked why I plan events.
It’s more simple than you think. It wasn’t because I planned my wedding that made me want to become a planner. Simply put, I have a very antisocial husband. I love entertaining and I believe you don’t need a special day to celebrate. He, on the other hand can take it or leave it, preferably “leave it”. In his words, let’s have one big get together for the year to “check the block”. As the family of an Army officer, it was expected (kinda an unwritten rule) that you entertain frequently. If nothing else, you would have the shop (office co-workers) over for dinner or some sort of get together. I had to seriously talk him into doing this at each and every duty station.
For me, I feel one should celebrate every day. Well, at least entertain often. Life is too short. I feel these celebrations should include your cutest outfit, your closest friends, and the most stylish decor. So, becoming an event planner allowed me to be immersed in the world of celebrations and entertainment.
I love coming up with ideas and turning those ideas into a beautiful celebration. The thrill of planning celebrations for me is working behind the scenes, making sure everything runs smoothly, and ensuring the guests have a great time.
What sets me apart?
I am an Army wife that is strong, resilient, and committed! I have spent the majority of my adult life developing skills that transcended me into producing successful and memorable celebrations. I know how to nurture relationships old and new while making tough decisions with a kind heart.
With my many relocation moves every three years or so, I have learned to adapt to new surroundings and different cultures. All of these qualities positively effect my interaction with clients, creative team members, and venues. In addition to these personal qualities, I don’t limit my time on-site at your celebration. I am going to be at the venue door greeting you as you arrive and I will not leave until your last guest leaves the building.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little about me. Leave me a comment and tell me a little about you. What are your hobbies, what sets you apart or what is your why?