Notes of Gracious
I grew up in a family where I was always told that I could be anything I wanted to be. I remember one day many years ago when I was in my early years of high school and I told my amazing father that I wanted to be a hip hop dancer (LOL, I am incredibly lazy to dance) with much enthusiasm in his voice, he said “okay bring me a business plan”. Days later I did just that, of course that dream didn’t last, I quickly changed my mind and wanted to be something else. Not long after, people kept telling me that they thought I was a good communicator, writer and I was good at organising and administration. At first I thought these were just compliments until I realised what joy planning a youth conference or my mum’s yearly birthday parties bring me (She’s surprised every year by the way). I slowly started realising these gifts within myself and slowly started tapping into them, until eventually they became a part of me I hope I will never lose.
Fast forward to 2015: The birth of GRACIOUS EVENTS, MARKETING & CONSULTANCY.
Starting my own events company has taught me to TAKE ACTION, have COURAGE, and to COMMIT through anything. It took one friend at the beginning of 2015 (as my father had done years before) that recognised my gift and believed in me. This eventually led me to believing in myself as well. It kept dawning on me that I found it easy to fit in with people who do photography, art, decor, events, make up, writers, bloggers, and designers. The year turned out to be a great year for my company with four successful events planned (two charity launches, blogger's seminar and art exhibition). I always knew that my gifts were meant to make room for me but I lacked vision and a vision is as far as you can see. In other words if you don't see it, you won’t do it. As the year went on the vision of the company became clearer. Our vision is to plan and host, accurate and, professional events effectively. We have a deep understanding of time and effort that is included in planning a successful event, and we always want our customers to be satisfied. Gracious Events is an Event Management and Marketing Enterprise that, wants to continue to host and plan the best events possible. Quality customer service and satisfaction is at the heart of the company. Our services can be used for occasions such as weddings, conferences, exhibitions, launches, parties, meetings, award ceremonies and MORE.
My company and the planning of these events is about people who have been told that their dreams, desires and plans are insane and impossible, that the ceiling is too high and you cannot break it, GRACIOUS EVENTS shows them that is NOT TRUE, not for me and not for any of us. Take any dream you have, put it on steroids and make it your reality.
Live the life you Love.
Director & Founder.
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Gracious Tapfuma is a freelance event planner and blogger based in New Zealand Auckland, but has travelled to countries such as the United Kingdom doing events. Gracious began planning events many years ago for a small church community; she was able to create invitations, concerts, and birthday parties from her room. Her creativity was recognized by her family and she has since opened “Gracious events, Marketing and Consultancy” and planned bigger concerts, 21st Birthday parties, Baby Showers, Graduation parties and art exhibitions and charity events. Gracious is obtaining a Bachelor of Communications degree with Unitec Institute of Technology, and has won several awards for her events.