This inclination was birthed at an early age. My parents were big social entertainers and I watched them host every type of party. In school, I held student government offices that put me in charge of the assemblies and the pep rallies. As a boy scout, I was drawn to every leadership role available. In college, I joined the biggest associations that focused on campus-wide events and as a member of the cheer squad, I often thought that those stadiums were filled with people I was leading. As a Washington, DC intern I was in charge of the social events for our entire UC group, planning excursions up and down the east coast. After college, I worked in retail, television, medical sales, catering and marketing yet always kept my hand in some kind of event planning.
I served a short tenure as a “white-suit” volunteer for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, the ultimate event extravaganza, before realizing I would rather design than follow. When my friends started getting married, it seemed like such a natural fit for me to help them with their weddings, never realizing that it would turn into a career.
Eight years ago, well into my event career, I met and married a woman who shared my passion and experience in wedding design. While raising a family, Robin spent 20 years as her church’s wedding coordinator and co-owned a flower business. Under her encouragement, we established Christopher Robin Weddings where we get to work together, helping people with their special day.
I am truly grateful for the time I have spent working for such great corporate event companies and now under the Chris Clark Events brand, I get to continue doing what I love and having the freedom to chose the projects that most inspire me.