Coronavirus & Creativity

Updated: May 27, 2020

How did Margo Reed Weddings start?

I was sitting in COVID-19 quarantine. I was asked to stay home, not because I was sick but to reduce everyone else’s chances, especially the immune compromised. Stuck at home with almost nothing to do, I did a lot of reflecting. I thought through the last 5 years, focusing on what I enjoyed most.

The most fond memories came from when I was hired to produce a fashion show in Denver. At the time I had produced a three day music festival for local bands. While booking the venue, I met Jana Smith, owner of At Your Service Event Planning, Marketing and Publicity. She was the coordinator for this venue and attended our event, making sure everything went according to plan. At the end of the weekend she pulled me aside and asked if I wanted to help her start a fashion show. That question, in the back of a dimly light venue in downtown Denver was a pivotal moment in my life.

For the next five years, Jana Smith and I worked to create Denver’s Unique Week of Fashion, a five day fashion show, a new season produced every six months. At the time, no other fashion show was a full week, and none did two shows a year. But we were determined.

I acted as the Executive Producer for five seasons, after which, I moved to my home state of Arizona to marry the love of my life. Since moving back to Arizona three years ago, I have had the opportunity to plan a handful of weddings and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It turns out, fashion shows and weddings are weirdly similar.

I have learned a lot about myself during quarantine. I have never been at such peace with myself, and so confidently excited about my future. One thing is for sure, I don’t want to waste any more time not doing what I love.