Root: the basic cause, source, or origin of something.
This word holds so much significance to Chosen. Before embarking on an adventure, I like to ask myself…“what is my purpose here?” That may sound like an overly dramatic question, but I mean it with complete sincerity. What is my purpose in this decision? I like to ask this because if I don’t know why I am doing something, then I think it is difficult to know how, where, when, and I think you catch my drift hehe! The purpose becomes the root I like to remind myself of daily so that I can remember the larger picture. We all know how easy it is to lose sight of our perspective when we are consumed by the daily tasks of life. I think a daily reminder of the larger picture and the basic root is the trick to holding steadfast.
When I asked myself this important question, my answer was LOVE, TRUTH, and CHRIST! Those were the roots, the basic source, that I wanted to build this company on. Those three were my answers because I believe when everything is stripped away, He is what matters. He is where I find my purpose, so I believe He should be the base of all my adventures…including Chosen. AND he is love and truth. Whoa that’s good!!
The very name of this company came about because we know that God has Chosen us to be His children. I cannot think of a more exciting truth. He Chose us!! This truth makes me want to scream praises at the top of my lungs. I thought making that truth the very name of this company would be that daily reminder I needed and that it would be a reminder for all of those who came in contact with it.
You may be thinking “that is great, but why event design and planning?” Such an amazing question. Honestly, I did not know that Chosen would exist one day. I was set on a different path…one leading to being an art therapist. I loved that path…still do. However, while on my journey, I found myself falling in love with another direction. It is funny how we can think God is saying go this way, but maybe he just wanted you to go in that way so you’d find this other direction He had for you all along. Do you know what I mean? I just love how He works. I started work as an event planner while in school and fell in LOVE with it! I liked how I could use my creativity and organization to bring a time of fellowship into motion for other people. I’ve always loved being behind the scenes, serving others, and this job allowed me to do that. I could work hard and dream big all while serving others, seemed like a dream job to me. So after many prayers…much contemplation…and amazing advice from the most fabulous mentor, I decided event design and planning was the direction I wanted to travel, not to mention the one I felt called to walk. So here I am!
If you are reading this and you are a soon to be bride/groom, a young person longing to be married, or even a married person, it is important to know why Chosen loves specific events like weddings. We believe that aside from choosing Christ, the next biggest decision of this life is…what human do we Choose to walk out this life with? Choosing your spouse is a gigantic, exciting decision because they become your partner. They help lead you to the cross. They make you laugh. They see you through His eyes. They do your laundry hehe! They go on crazy adventures with you. Marriage is just such a beautiful journey. Not perfect, but beautiful. So what better celebration to be a part of than a wedding? We LOVE weddings and what they symbolize. We LOVE love and witnessing the joy it brings. We LOVE serving you and letting you enjoy this very special season. All in all, we know God loves weddings and marriage, so we LOVE them too. We consider it a privilege to rejoice alongside you at what God is doing, at what He is joining together.
So whether it be a large wedding, a small baby shower, or a family reunion, Chosen strives to remember it’s roots: Love, Truth, and Christ. We like to love on the people He places before us, and speak Truth into every situation. This is what keeps us going. He is the one who gives us purpose. What a joy it is to be called Chosen!!