Hurricane Katrina left a devastating mark on the beautiful town of Waveland, and left Ginger Cook pondering her next step. “We didn’t have anything. But something inside of me said to move forward with the store. There wasn’t a need for a store with pretty things, home décor, or interiors,” says Ginger. “But we opened in October in a temporary location and my business flourished. It gave people hope. They loved coming in and looking at the pretty things. It helped them start rebuilding their lives. I felt like we were part of starting that rebuilding process and making people smile again.”
Ginger successfully ran her store for ten years, and decided it was time for a change. She laughs, “I wondered, what is next for Ginger Cook?” Throughout the ten years in her store, customers frequently asked Ginger if she would plan their wedding. “I did a lot of private interior design, but never marketed myself as an event planner. But people just kept asking." Ginger quickly realized she had a passion for planning extraordinary weddings and events.
About five years ago, Ginger planned a spectacular wedding and went completely out of the box. She says, “I blew it out of the park! I didn’t choose this profession; it chose me. It is really what God wants me to do. I am so stubborn – I think He was trying to tell me all along that this is what I should be doing!” Ginger Cook Events: A Boutique Event and Floral Design Firm, was born, and developed into a full service production company.
Ginger approaches weddings from a unique, refreshing perspective. “When I am looking at an event, I look at the overall picture – how it looks, how it feels, the colors. Does it reflect the bride? It is an experience to me. A wedding is way more than just another party!” Ginger sets herself apart from other planners in the sense that she completely customizes each event. With her background in interior design, she loves handling all of the special details, including design, flowers, décor, food, and logistics. She says, “My love for interiors is budded through my events.”
Ginger’s business is truly a boutique firm, specializing in custom weddings and events. Her extraordinary events are artistic and high-end, and Ginger is such a delight!
“I want the bride, groom and guests to be so happy – but I want the guests to leave saying, ‘WOW. That event flowed seamlessly and beautifully.” Her events are truly customized and attention is paid to every exquisite detail. For more information on Ginger Cook Events, please visit her gorgeous website here. You can also call Ginger at 228.344.0086 or email her - Gingercook@gingercookevents.com
A special thank you to the following photographers for capturing these beautiful photographs:
Adam + Alli Photography
Julie Holmes Photography
Megan Jolly Photography
April + Paul Photography
Jenn D Photography
Micah Nelson Photography
Maria Newman Photography