Beaufort, North Caroline, I told you has my heart. I have made the sweets contacts, and they are slowly becoming friends. Oftentimes, you meet people and think you know them from a past life, and you could be wrong. But sometimes you could be dead on. Zena, from the moment I met her, I felt the energy. Something familiar. Her energy was warm, inviting, and just helpful. Then I found out she was a wedding planner. It made perfect sense. You need those qualities to plan someone’s event—for some the ultimate party of their lives. It can be the most stressful moment, and most peaceful moment of one’s life.
How can one occasion test every single one of your emotions and put it on public notice? I don’t know, but for some of us, we would do it over and over again. For others, we just want to watch it. Others wish for it. While others just plan the event that brings out the most testiest of emotion: Love. But we all would be nothing without it. Or at least nothing useful or positive in my opinion. So in this article I celebrate the wedding planners. The Ring Leader, The Lord of the Rings. Without them, you would have to deal with your self-proclaiming accountant father watching the budget, your controlling mama, your opinionated aunt, your drinking uncle, your catty cousin, your super model best friend by yourself (maybe I am describing my family). And lord knows… on your wedding day you just shouldn’t have to. So, I cornered Zena and asked her some questions, and boy she is a prize!
Full name: Zena Heverly Underwood
Over the past several years, Myrdith Leon-McCormack has evolved from one of the nation’s most successful Celebrity Manicurist, represented by Factory Downtown, to one of the most sought after branding experts with her firm MLM Represents as well as a Huffington Post blogger.
Leon-McCormack, founder of MLM Represents, oversees all practice areas and is involved in providing strategic direction to select clients. Her particular area of expertise is advising clients on how to best leverage their brand as an asset to serve as a powerful leadership tool and drive their business performance.
Leon-McCormack’s innovative strategies to connect consumers more effectively by associating them with the world’s most influential celebrities, musicians, arts, film and personalities has been part of her incredible success to collaborating with some of the industry’s most influential people in the world of the arts, music, and film. MLM Represents client list includes: Isaiah Washington, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lois Samuels–the Vessel, and Justin Davis. Her new business has afforded her the opportunity to travel the world to wonderful destinations such as Egypt, Qatar, Dubai, London, France, Ireland, to name a few.
Leon-McCormack’s creative vision and strong knowledge of the entertainment and arts has created yet another venture with the weekly radio show, “Keep It Moving” with Marsha Jews on WEAA 88.9 FM, a national public radio station, as Executive Entertainment Producer.
As the Editorial Director of World Bride Magazine (WBM), she drives the magazine into the 21st century, where visions of people of color are seen in a more positive and progressive direction.