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Behind the Standard

The “Mrs. Sharp”

In The Sharp Standard

If I had to describe my business with a verse from the bible it would be, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you are working for the Lord, and not for human masters (Colossians 3:23). That mindset is the foundation behind The Sharp Standard. I have passion for using my God given talents to create phenomenal events that will leave our clients with memories to last a lifetime. For me decorating and entertaining just comes naturally. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to go all out on decor. I was that kid in middle school that literally had to have her parents rent a Uhaul to transport her school project. I like going over the top for anything that I touch and it’s reflected in our events. Whether a real life circus for a kiddie soirée or out of the box layouts for wedding ceremonies we like to think there are no limits to our events. This way of thinking generally keeps me up at night but when I finally find the time to settle down and stop turning ideas in my head I love nothing more than enjoying a home movie night with my hubby! In between working, traveling, and chasing our goals life can get pretty hectic in our household, however I love the fact that we always find time to reel it in and settle down. That level of calamity and ease is what reboots my way thinking and allows me to continue creating one of kind events for our one of kind clients.

Alexis Nord

Our “Ray of Sunshine”

In the chaos of any hectic event day, we can always count on our Alexis to brighten us up! She’s the calm before the storm, during the storm, and even after it, always reminding us to smile:) Her light has been shining bright at The Sharp Standard for a while now. She first begin working with us while living in Birmingham. After moving to Atlanta, we thought that our time working with Alexis may have come to an end. Little did we know that The Sharp Standard would soon have to move their offices to that same city, thus allowing us to reconnect with Alexis. Planning events is something that have always been a part of Alexis’ life. Growing up in Mardi Gras headquarters (Mobile, AL), her family was always looking for a reason to gather together and fellowship, so naturally she was exposed to the idea of planning events at an early age.  A graduate of UAB Alexis not only provides her creative expertise but she also uses her Marketing degree to promote the work that we do. On top of being a creative marketing genius, she does all with a sense of style that is effortless. Many times, we have clients who are also looking for styling services for their event and it’s so nice that we have our own personal stylists on board for both clients and all of us at The Standard!

Tanaye Heard

The “Momma” at The Standard

Every business has that one person who reminds you of your momma! The one who keeps everything in tact and makes sure that we know when we’re wrong (lol). That’s Tanaye. Using her administrative background, Tanaye mixes her down to earth personality with her innate ability to execute/transform each clients’ vision into something far greater than they could have imaged. Like Alexis, Tanaye really is a jack of all trades. Although she holds a masters degree in criminal justice from Jacksonville State University, most of her work history has been in education in the special education and early childhood sector. Using those instructional skills Tanaye is able to craft detailed timelines, layouts, and mood boards that all parties can understand. She’s a team player and she’s always looking for ways that she can make us more cohesive. To “recharge”, Tanaye thrives on spending time with her husband and son, trying out new recipes, and entertaining friends. Speaking of entertaining, having Tanaye on board is like having our own personal comedian around to always make us laugh during tense situations. Tanaye lives by this quote “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life more beautiful for others” – Mandy Hale.