Motivated By Moscow


Preston Bailey, Preston Bailey's Blog, Kathy Romero, Kathy Romero Speaking, Photo of Kathy Romero Speaking on Preston Bailey's Blog

Dear Readers:

I am just going to say it: I am super motivated this week! Having just returned from a week long trip to Moscow with Preston, I could not resist the urge to sit down and write to all of you.

One of the things I love most about traveling is the opportunity to experience a new culture, and what a culture Russia has – from the stunning architecture exemplified beautifully in Red Square to the delicious cuisine and charismatic ways in which Russian hosts welcome and entertain their guests. To say that they give nothing but the best of everything would be a gross understatement and let me personally thank them now; I am grateful.

My goal for this trip was not only to learn a great deal from our hosts and the citizens of this historic city, but to also leave an imprint in the most positive and productive way I could. This is what I want to speak about today: the importance of giving as much as you take (if not more), but also paying attention and taking something away from every experience. It’s a twofold concept that benefits everyone involved. We all get to live a little and learn a lot. And let’s think about the ways in which it benefits our clients. Not only do we grasp a better understanding of the different cultures, concerns, passions, pastimes, tastes and traditions, but we can incorporate these beautiful and unique aspects into events that will treat the guests of our clients and perhaps teach them something as well.

I am so thankful for my trip to Moscow. During my speech, I shared a little bit about my journey, my goals, the luxury wedding industry and our clients, and the things that matter most to me. As you can imagine, this was quite the experience. I was thrilled to share my story but even more thrilled about how it motivated an audience of over 600 industry folks. The biggest lesson learned for me was that no matter how simple or how complex your story is, if you tell it from the heart and are willing to share your experiences openly they are received the same way.

Your story matters and is significant to someone. If it touches or changes one life, then your job is done!

With a Happy Heart,


Kathy Romero is the Director of Wedding Planning For Preston Bailey Designs. She shares her thoughts and advice on Preston’s Blog every Thursday.