Heather Archdeacon-Williams is the owner and lead wedding planner for Defining Moments Weddings & Events. She is a graduate of Florida State University, with a Degree in Mass Media Communications. Originally headed for a career in Public Relations or Broadcasting, it wasn't until her senior year of college that she realized her true calling...special events production. Heather spent her final year of college interning at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. While working in Entertainment and then in Guest Relations, Heather found her passion for the planning & coordination that went into special events and VIP tours. Her training at Walt Disney World laid the foundation for her professionalism, attention to detail and commitment to excellence.
After 3 years working in Fine Arts Production at Florida State University, Heather moved to the Emerald Coast to pursue her dream of event planning (specifically in weddings) for the town of Seaside in the Spring of 2005. During her 7 years with Seaside, Heather planned over 400 weddings and special events, ranging in size from 2-300 people. During this time, she was trained by the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants (ACPWC) and received her title of Professional Wedding Consultant (PWC). Heather worked her way from Event Manager, to Senior Event Manager, to Director of Weddings & Special Events, where she oversaw operations for Weddings, Special Events and Group Sales, while serving as the lead Wedding Planner for the Town of Seaside.
Founded in the Spring of 2012, Defining Moments Weddings & Events is the product of Heather's love for weddings and event planning. She believes that building client relationships is the most important element of successful wedding planning and is honored to be a part of your special day. She invites you to…Define Your Moment.