I am excited to welcome our second co-founder story today! Mattye Woodcock and Rachel Coffey are the founders of Namesake Celebrations, which combines their love for thoughtful planning, family heirlooms, and classic beauty. For all my mamas and caregivers that have always wanted that beautiful, thoughtful birthday party but didn't have the time or creative eye to make it happen -- these are your girls!
Mattye and Rachel start by telling me where the idea of Namesake Celebrations came about -- they loved throwing their kids bdays and noticed their friends did too, but were having a hard time finding all the things they needed in one space. They continue to tell me how their friendship grew throughout the years and through some really hard times personally. I was in such awe of how raw and honest they were with one another while they were going through different personal struggles that created some friendship tension at times. We then chat about the first brand they started, which was a collective for creative women to get together, and how this jumpstarted them working together and allowed them to understand how to work with a friend that has a different personality (and it wont take you long to figure that out)! We finish with them breaking down how they started Namesake while still doing their own things (which is true to this day) and an open talk about finances and family support.
These two were so fun to talk to and I found myself just sitting back and listening to them feed off one another. I (obviously) loved our highlight on our Enneagram numbers and the way they lean into their differences! Whether you are looking for some inspiration or want them to take over your next big milestone celebration, don't hesitate to reach out to these two -- you (and your IG feed) will not be disappointed! Make sure to check out their site and IG for all the details!