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Meet Merlyn Jose of Soiree Style Events

Today we’d like to introduce you to Merlyn Jose.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Merlyn. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
As a kid, I’ve always loved Weddings and wanting to be a business owner. Grammar school, my weekends were spent at local craft shows selling handmade bracelets, floral wreaths and wishing wells. So naturally, merging my two loves was inevitable. I had left my corporate job of 10 years and decided to go for it! I launched Soiree Style Events in 2017 and I am extremely happy that I’m finally doing something that I love.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
With anything in life, you will have bumps along the way. Being an entrepreneur, you are making mistakes and learning from them. You have to be persistent It’s about constantly learning and trying new things. Last year, I took workshops/classes to ensure that I avoid making the initial mistakes most business owners make and taking those workshops was the “BEST INVESTMENT” that I’ve made for Soiree Style Events.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Soiree Style Events story. Tell us more about the business.
Soiree Style Events is a planning and design company dedicated to creating elegant wedding and events in Chicago and Destinations around the world. At our full-service event planning and design boutique, each event is personalized to your vision and needs. Your experience working with our team will be rewarding from start to finish!

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I will say since being in business, everything has been going extremely well and I attribute it to the relationships I’ve built. I’ve been very fortunate to have the most amazing mentors, friendors, and family whose encouraged me and assisted me to go above and beyond in my business. Without having that circle of support, Soiree Style Events wouldn’t be the company that we are today.

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Image Credit:
Jesus Santos-BM Photography,
Olu Akintorin- OluJr. Photography,
Lauryn- Photography by Lauryn
Jermaine Horton- Jermaine Horton Photography

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