Cemone Glinton is the sporty momma of Darius (10). A Nassau, Bahamas native, she currently resides in Miami, FL. In 2011, Cemone received a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Hospitality studies from Florida International University. She is currently the Events and Wedding Planning instructor at Miami Dade College Homestead campus. As an instructor, Cemone is responsible for certifying future events and wedding planners in South Florida. She has several years of experience as a destination wedding planner for the Paradisus resorts in the Dominican Republic and Mexico. To Cemone working with events and weddings and specifically with brides and their families is a great opportunity for her to use her creative ideas and solutions. She feels each wedding is special and she believes that to be successful you must really listen, always treat people with respect, and always stay positive.
Q. Who inspired you the most growing up?
My mother was a true inspiration to me, we came to this country with literally the clothes on our backs and in our suitcases, she had no college education so she worked small jobs here and there just to make sure myself and my brother were comfortable, I was proud of my mother when she went back to school and graduated from University of Miami. There are countless things that she’s done that has influenced me and the way I do things, but it was that moment that stood out because she showed us that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. Your dreams end when you turn your back on them.
Q. When did you discover that you wanted to run your own company?
I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, when I was a little girl there was this wholesale magazine called Olympia sales club – for every item an individual sold you were able to keep two dollars from each sale. My goal was to buy a new Barbie and more clothes for her, of course my mother was unable to keep up with my Barbie habits. I decided to go door to door in my neighborhood and sell the items from the book, surprisingly my neighbors supported me. They each bought 1 item and I kept two dollars, I did this during the summer, Christmas and Spring breaks… it was great! Looking back I realized that those were little seeds being planted. As an adult I never really felt accomplished working for another person, I was only there for the money. I worked hard but mostly the money is what moved me. It was hard for me to imagine myself in the same position for the next 30 years. I wanted to do something that I could feel proud off and look back and say, I did it! I was afraid, I was unsure but I did it anyway.
Q. What exactly is Out of Box Events and Weddings, LLC?
Oh my goodness, where do I start? Out of Box Events and Weddings is a Wedding Coordinating, Destination wedding, and Honeymoon planning concierge. We cater to the individuals who are too busy to handle the details of planning an event or they just don’t know where to start. In the end our clients are confident, relaxed and excited about their event and most importantly they are ready to have a good time without having to worry about the behind the scenes of their event.
Q. Who should consider hiring an event planner or coordinator?
A great candidate for our service is someone that is very busy and is having difficulty attending to the necessary details of their wedding or event.
Q. What other products and services do you offer?
We recently started offering honeymoon services to our clients. It’s just one additional service that we have to help our clients focus on what’s important and leave the details to us. We also have the bride and wedding party apparel. It’s called Luv and T-shirts and you can visit us online at www.luvandtshirts.com
Q. Any quick tips for busy moms that may be planning a party in the future?
Something that I notice that most people forget however, it is extremely important is the budget. It doesn’t matter how elaborate or small your event is; it’s important to really sit down and decide on a budget. It’ll save on time and energy and it’s a great guide knowing what you really have upfront!
Q. How can our readers connect with you?
We are online www.outofboxwedding.com or call 786 -273 -9668