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So you want to know our story, huh?!
Awww shucks, we’re flattered.
Well kick back, put your feet up, and enjoy this epic tale of how we came to be…
Almost 15 years ago right here in the City of Angels, the two of us, Corey Parker and Courtney Geigle, met for the very first time. We were just a couple of regular ole’ dudes who happen to both be chasing that Hollywood dream of bright lights in the big city. We were actors, hustlin’ to try and kick-start our careers on the big screen and small. So like almost every actor in LA, we were working as restaurant servers, trying to make ends meet – getting enough cash to live off of while keeping our schedules free to audition for as many projects as we could. We had come from very different worlds, Corey from Atlanta, Georgia and Courtney from Bakersfield, CA, but had moved out to LA with one common goal and vision, to have successful acting careers.
Over the years, we got a number of acting jobs, some better than others, but continued working various jobs to pay the bills while we chased our elusive “big break.” It seemed like we tried almost everything, literally. By our count, we think there were 18 different ones combined: 6 different restaurants as servers, 1 restaurant as general manager, 3 tutoring agencies, an hourly job to play “Wall-Ball” with an 11-year old girl (This was Courtney’s, and yes, it was strange. But her parents said she lacked confidence with her classmates on the playground, so who was he to argue with that. $20 an hour and some wall-ball, let’s go!), 2 sales jobs, 1 dog sitter, 1 Bar Mitzvah entertainment company, 1 corporate team building company, and 2 different wedding DJ companies. Ahhh, there we are, we’ve finally arrived at something that has ‘Wedding’ in it…
We quickly became popular local MC/DJ’s for tons of people who were getting married around Southern California. It became an awesome “day job” as we continued building our acting careers. This gave us the opportunity to witness first-hand the beauty of uniting two souls, and an intimate look of the intricate pieces required to make a wedding one of the most magical days in any couple’s lives. Combined, we have probably spun tunes at more than 150 beautiful weddings.
Fast forward to 2011 and both of us are now happily married, plus Corey had the first of two adorable children to chase after. Thus, “real life” had officially set in. Finances from acting and being wedding DJ’s wasn’t really cutting it, at least not in the way that could provide us the opportunity to grow and flourish the life we wanted for ourselves and our families. So like many first-time entrepreneurs, we put our heads together and said, “Yo, we need to start a successful business, one that excites us and gives us the freedom to enjoy what we do and provide for our families. What do you want to do? Let’s start a wedding business. Sound good? Done.”
So we tied the knot on our business (pun intended), and officially launched My Wed Deal in early 2012. My Wed Deal focused on local service package deals for weddings in Southern California. We loved being able to offer exciting wedding deals to our community of engaged couples. The business was growing and doing some good things, but we sensed that something was missing. We wanted to be able to reach brides across the country and not just here in our local market. Plus, we had noticed that there weren’t really any websites out there that were creating a fun, unique, and inspiring shopping experience for awesome brides. Sure, there were other wedding sites that sold stuff. But that’s what it seemed like to us, they just sold wedding “stuff.” It was just the same, less-than-exciting wedding products that we saw on every wedding store we came across. So once again we put our heads together and came up with a new concept for our business, My Wed Style. It was the perfect way to incorporate a wedding experience for engaged couples anywhere, allowing them to have fun with their wedding shopping; to find really cool and unique wedding items, “stuff” you wouldn’t just find anywhere.
Today, we search, scour, and spend countless hours looking for the best and most stylish wedding products we can find anywhere and then bring them to you, our most lovely brides and grooms. We hope you enjoy, have fun, explore, and find “cool stuff”, and most importantly, have the most amazing wedding day possible! It’s your wedding, it’s your style.
If you want to reach out to say hi, ask us questions, find out how our acting careers are going (we still do acting jobs from time to time), or contact us for any reason, please feel free. We’d love to hear from ya’!