Meet Carmen, Your Panama City Beach Event Planner
My story started over 13 years ago, when I moved from Nashville, TN to the beautiful Emerald Coastal waters of Panama City Beach, FL. Far from what my previous background (Bachelor of Science Degree and Studying Criminal and Immigration Law, as well as Notary Public). From being a Legal First Assistant to one of the largest Immigration Law Firms in Nashville TN, Haas and Devine Immigration Law, also working in the Nashville Catholic Dioceses for many years as a volunteer helping Catholic Charities. Here I was, working at an outstanding job, at a place I never imagine. Like people often say, “you know where you are born, but you don’t know where you will go through or where you will end.”
Here is a quick back story. At that time, I had another passion within I didn’t even know about. It involved been around and helping people as well, but in a different way. I found a job at a 500 + acres private exclusive 5 Diamond resort everything included, Watercolors Resort and Spa, at Seaside, Santa Rosa Beach Florida, just a few miles away from Panama City Beach.
I worked there and was trained by World Wide Signature Hotels and Resorts Class to create Events and 5 Diamond Class Hotels Legendary Dinning and Experience. I was delighted with the guests smiles, every time we would perform an event, banquet, wedding, cocktails parties for the bride and groom to be, bartend the most exquisite drinks and rehearsal dinners around the pool, the beach, the greens, or the ball rooms. The gratitude and smiles were priceless. I enjoyed every people and families come together to those memorable moments.
My love and interest for personal event coordinating began as a simple kind, hearted gesture to help a close friend plan her weeding. She knew about my work at the resort and everything I did, along with my legal work. Then, the question arose “Carmen can you please help us, and please can you marry us next week on a sunset afternoon at the beach?” I was beyond words, I was speechless and so happy. She made me feel so grateful and honored for giving me the opportunity to help her to plan and be part of their big day!!!
The secret to my success is to love what I do! By helping my friend on her special day was so full of emotions, a fulfilling experience. Seeing their family and close friends celebrate their special moment, smiles, the music, the dancing, the fresh air, the food, the surrounding in general, it was so embracing and uplifting. I personally felt blessed, still am, and still is a remarkable feeling for me every time I perform and event or wedding. And that is what makes Sunset Events by Carmen so special, creating memorable moment, bringing people together on our breathtaking white sand beaches, makes me now call Panama City Beach, my home.
Now here are 8 things I AM very serious about:
- My spirituality, relationship with GOD
- My Marriage
- My childhood ex-boyfriend (currently my husband of 21years Frank) J
- My 3 children, Ammy Gabrielle, David and Frank Jr.
- My Father-Lives with us, he is healthy, funny, grumpy at times J and we all take care of him
- My 3 fun grand kids, Layla, Frank Leon Jr .and Rocky
- My Health
- My Work
What began as an amazing act of friendship and love years ago, now I have the opportunity to share that same happiness and adventure with you! In a fun, relaxing, lay back atmosphere where you can be yourself on your BIG DAY!
Whether your event involves a very intimate ceremony at home, at the beach catching an amazing sunset, or even large hall event. I (we) as a bride I was one time, a mother now, a daughter, and a young grandmother I understand the importance of a lifetime event. Full of personality, attention to detail, elegance and simplicity at the same time. Most of all we keep in mind today’s economy. This means that your event will be created to give you the best experience while being affordable to your family or business event.
Let me help you to capture and create a forever moment! For more information or to book an event, please call (850) 319-8110 or complete the form below.
We Plan & Design Events
That Capture the Imagination
That Capture the Imagination
At Sunset Events by Carmen, we coordinate and create picture perfect weddings and events in Panama City Beach and surrounding areas. Our team creates a high level of personalized services that don’t break the bank. Our unique attention to detail and creativity will make your celebration memorable and unique.