HI! I’M SEKIA
Owner & Founder
How It All Began...
Saturday, April 15, 2000 is when it all started. I remember that day like it was yesterday. It’s the day that I was bitten by the event planning bug. I had the pleasure of planning a beautiful Surprise 50th Birthday party for 100 guests. Every reaction I witnessed from the guests as they entered the venue was incredibly satisfying. And my client burst into tears upon arriving.
Making The Dream A Reality...
To me, an event planner is like a maestro. The noises of the instruments are individually elegant, but the magnificence of the sound is the manifestation of the story being told.
My love and passion for event planning is revealed in the look on my clients’ faces when they walk into a room. The joy, relief, and comfort of knowing that “it’ll be okay” is what my 20 years of part-time experience in event and wedding planning brings to the table. In 2005, an entrepreneurship class solidified my passion and catalyzed me to make my passion more formal. In the subsequent years, I received an event planning license and began to more officially plan events for friends and family. I have since provided full consulting, ad-hoc consulting, and day-of services for numerous events including weddings, birthday parties, corporate and non-profit events, and baby showers. In 2007, I participated in my own wedding! Today, I share my love of event planning with my husband and young daughter.
In 2019, On This Day Events, LLC, was legally formed.
One on One with Sekia
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m a Libra, and Libra traits include being idealistic and diplomatic. I thrive on good communication and making things orderly and aesthetically pleasing.
My humility. I appreciate any interaction with both clients and prospective clients and the opportunity to make my clients’ day special. This is YOUR event.
I am the former President of the Syracuse University Philadelphia Alumni Chapter. I bleed Orange (The CUSE!), I am a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., I am a woman of faith and have attended the same church since birth, and last but not least I am a CHEER MOM and enjoy traveling around the U.S. to watch my daughter compete in cheer competitions.
- Communication. Event planning requires collaboration with clients, vendors, and guests. I received my B.S. degree in Speech Communication from Syracuse University.
- Management. Starting and managing a business requires entrepreneurial and executive skill. I received my M.B.A. from Penn State University.
- Leadership. I have over 25 years of corporate management experience.
- Certification. I obtained a wedding consulting event planning certification from Temple University. I am an original mentee in the David Tutera Mentorship Program. I am also a member of the Event Planners Association.