A Fairy Godmother In Training

Hello world! I am Alexa Macri, the new Wedding Planning Associate Intern with Magically Yours! I am wrapping up my second year at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York where I am working towards a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. As an aspiring business owner and lover of all things weddings, I am thrilled to be the newest fairy godmother in training.

I have been a licensed cosmetologist for 2 years now and I love every part of it. I specialize in makeup artistry and gel nail application - and making my clients feel beautful inside and out. There is nothing better than seeing the look on a client’s face after having their hair or makeup done. I love allowing women feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin.

I have always been interested in a variety of activities, like cake decorating, baking cupcakes, hair, makeup, nails, and even planning different kinds of events and weddings. When you love so many different things, it's hard to choose just one when asked the dreaded question all college students must suffer through: "what do you want to do when you graduate?" I’ve always wanted to find the perfect job where all of my interests could come together. Luckily, I am able to find that in the wedding industry. You get a little bit of everything in one big fabulous event. Music, various foods, desserts, hair, makeup, dresses and the celebration of love! How much better can it get?

Not only am I completely in love with all things weddings (no pun intended), but I also grew up always knowing one thing: I want to have a business that I can call my own. At first, I wasn't quite sure what that business would be. Whether it was opening my own full service salon, running a restaurant, or planning weddings and events. All I knew was that I wanted to work for myself. With Courtney's guidance and the experience I will receive in this role, I am confident that this internship is one of the first steps in reaching my goal.

Of course, like many other girls, I have been planning dream weddings on my own personal Pinterest account for years now. It's a thrill to see some of those far-off dreams come to life for soon-to-be-newlyweds, let alone help bring that magic to life! Not only will I be helping to plan some of Magically Yours' weddings, but I will also experience wedding coordination first-hand, see the inner workings of a small business, network with other professionals in the area, be able to see how wedding planning works from start to finish, write some awesome blog posts, and manage the company's social media marketing!

I am beyond excited to be interning with Magically Yours and so thankful for Courtney allowing me to follow her around for 10 weeks! Stay tuned for more blog updates from me - coming very soon!