Business Name: A Monique Affair
Website : www.amoniqueaffair.com
Location: 1624 Franklin Street, Suite 500 Oakland Ca
Tell me about your business: A Monique Affair is a wedding planning, design and production company, specializing in LGBTQ weddings since 1999.
What makes you most proud as a business owner? What makes me proud is that I believed in LGBTQ weddings way before it was a buzz to do them! People were telling me that I was limiting myself by defining such a niche market. But I realized how much our community wanted to support my business and the weddings that I was working on were really special. Now, when other creatives are running around trying to do photoshoots that show inclusivity, I don’t have to, I have real weddings and have been in the community for a very long time. It’s not a trend for me to jump on, I’ve believed in my community before it was the “hip” thing to do. I’m proud that I’m an industry leader in LGBTQ weddings.
What is one piece of advice you would give to an up and coming queer entrepreneur.
To believe your biggest fan first, and follow your passion regardless to what folks say! If you have passion for it and you are authentic and real, that’s what your ideal client will see and they WILL come.
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