HI, I'M DANA

Here to serve you so that you can be fully present.

First of all, congratulations! I'm so excited for you as you begin your wedding season! My wedding season was a magical time that I will cherish for the rest of my days. The best part of my wedding season was being able to forget about the wedding details, focus on my husband & be present with our friends & family who were all in one place, at one time – to celebrate us. 

 

The opportunity to be fully present during the wedding season is what I want for all of my couples! And that's where I come in. Thats my job. I love to serve people and enjoy going the distance to make experiences *extra* special. It brings me joy to have others trust me with these precious moments in their lives!

 

 I have been in the wedding & events industry since 2010. In the last decade, I have been able to turn vision into reality &  realize my true calling – curating unforgettable events.

With my free time, you will find me... kickboxing, gardening, living the foodie life, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends. If I'm not doing one of those things... I may be on my couch eating a pint of Jeni's Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks ice cream while planning a trip. What can I say? That sounds like a great time! 

I'm grateful that you want to get to know me, and my company. Let's get together and start planning!

– DANA WATTS

VALUES & FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY

Values & Beliefs

We believe in inclusivity and equality.

We are proud to serve our LGBTQ+ and BIPOC couples.

We believe the events industry has room for growth regarding sustainability.

We are lifelong learners and are always looking for opportunities to grow within.

We are intentional. 

What is sustainability to us?

 

Sustainability is becoming a bit of a buzz word these days. What does it really mean? Well, sustainability has varied meanings for different people and industries. The way I define it is simple: Balancing people, profit, and planet – or social, economic, and environmental – matters.  Although it's exciting that sustainability is becoming a more common term – I'm gonna be real with you – it's not as great as it sounds. If you are working with a "sustainable" vendor, ask them what they are doing to be sustainable. There is quite a bit of greenwashing out there, so everything may not be as clear as it seems.

How do we operate as a sustainable business?

Here are some practices Thyme & Details follows day-to-day:

  • 100% renewable energy is supplied to home office.

  • We drive an EV, also powered by renewable energy.

  • We are a partner with Eden Reforestation Project. Through this partnership, we make a donation to have 1 tree planted for each guest at the events we plan and coordinate (ex. 250 guests = 250 trees planted to offset emissions from the event).

  • With a Bachelor's Degree in Sustainable Business (OSU EEDS), Dana serves as a resource for clients and vendors who wish to be more sustainable.

  • We work with local shelters, missions, farms, and composting organizations to divert food waste from our events.

  • We donate leftover florals and decor to nursing homes, churches, artists, and more to extend the life and legacy of our clients' decor.

  • In lieu of gifts, we make a donation on behalf of our clients to a nonprofit organization that means something to them and positively impacts our community.

  • We encourage reduction of waste, reuse of materials in an eco-luxury manner, and recycling/composting of the inevitable waste that does exist.

  • We are developing a network of like-minded, conscious vendors – in addition to a traditional preferred vendor list – to lift up other vendors in the community who go the extra mile.