On this week’s podcast, Marcus was excited to finally get Lydia Noble on because of how highly revered she is in our community. From graduating from the University of South Alabama with a Musical Theatre and Opera major to becoming a self-promoted “great at throwing parties” planner, she has birthed an incredible business and team at Noble Events.
Lydia: Hi, my name's Lydia Noble, I am the owner and founder of Noble Events Wedding and Event Planning.
Marcus: Awesome. Well this has been a long time coming.
Marcus: We've been trying to nail you down for probably a year now, but you are just so busy. It's actually really exciting to have you sitting here.
Lydia: Thank you.
Marcus: Because I've heard nothing but good things about you and about your company in the Mobile area, and I know you do all along the gulf coast.
Lydia: Yeah. We have branched out all over the place, and hope to continue to do that. We definitely, our home base is here in Mobile, just up the street on Joachim Street. And then we've also got an office in New Orleans and an office in Pensacola, and I have one single little lonely employee in Houston. And we have not opened an office there yet, but he is kind of my person I've sent out there in hopes that something we'll take. So we're trying with that. And just kind of seeing where things take us. But very, very busy, which is a wonderful thing. So, yeah.
Marcus: It is. Well to get started, we always like to hear a little bit of backstory about the person. So tell us the story of Lydia. Where are you from? Are you originally from Mobile? Where did you go to high school? And college. If you went to college. Are you married? Just give us some of your backstory.
Lydia: The Lydia story. Okay. I was born in Dothan, Alabama. And we moved at a young age to right outside of New Orleans. So I grew up in the Louisiana school system, which I always joke and say that's why I can't math. Is because ... That's why I had to go into an arts program in college.
Marcus: We have that in common, by the way.
Lydia: Right. But then we, right before high school we moved to Fairhope. And so Fairhope High School is my alma mater. I wound up going to the University of South Alabama. I have a degree in musical theater and opera, of all things. And what do you do with a degree in musical theater and opera? You graduate and go, "Oh god, what have I done to myself?"
Marcus: I started as a major, as a music vocal major at James Madison University, and made that realization and switched to English of all things, which was no better.
Marcus: But yeah.
Lydia: I have an English major's who's on my staff and she's like, "I don't know what I'm doing." So, we all go in to these personable jobs apparently. After college, I wound up moving up to New York and started in Long Island and very slowly worked my way from way out Long Island into the city. Loved city life. Loved all of just the experiences. I got on with a wedding planner, a friend of mine called and said, "Hey, I worked this job do you want to help? We've got a big event." So I worked and I always feel like Baby in ... With Patrick Swazye, what am I trying say?
Marcus: Oh, yeah ... Dirty Dancing.
Lydia: Thank you! I feel like Baby in Dirty Dancing where she's like, "I carried a watermelon." I carried boxes for this event planner, but I fell in love. I was like this is the most amazing thing ever. Long story sort of short, I wound up moving back to Mobile, back home to be closer to family. And wound up working for the Infirmary for years. And I loved the Infirmary, it's a great facility, but I was not a good fit for my job, and vice versa. And finally, somebody said, "You know you're really good at throwing parties." And I thought, "I really am! I actually am really good at doing that."
Marcus: How do you monetize "I'm really good at throwing parties." Well obviously you figured it out!
Lydia: I figured it out! I paid a guy $30 in '04 to make me a website and y'all, it was the ugliest website you've ever seen. No, I mean he's the best, but it was bad. It was like butter yellow all over everything, it was really bad. But anyway, and so my first, yeah I made some business cards on Vistaprint and I said I was a self-declared wedding planner. And I had three brides that year take a major chance on me, 'cause no one had heard of me. No one had done anything ... Knew anything about me. And I killed it. I crushed it. And then the next year I doubled it. And the year after that I tripled it. And so on, and it just ... I found what I was good at and more importantly, I found what I loved. I found, I honed in the service, I mean I've got a servant's heart, no doubt about it. The hospitality part, but there's also a part of performance that goes into being the planner. Because where the rest of the world's falling apart around you ...
Marcus: Yeah you've got all give your-
Lydia: You have to pull together-
Marcus: You've got to hold your ish together.
Lydia: Exactly. You have to play the role. We talk with my staff all the time and I'm like, we have to be chameleons. You have to be able to sit and in the same conversation make a connection with 95 year old grandma and make a connection with drunk groomsman. At the same time. So if there is a game that is played in order to make sure that everyone walks away going, "That planner not only knew what she was doing, but I wanted to trust what she said. And then it all came together." You know? So anyway, I kind of digressed on here.
Marcus: No, it's totally fine. So what you're describing to me is like the epitome of somebody whose good at ... I mean that's a good sales person also, right? Because if you're trying to influence somebody, the more that you can kind of empathize with them and who they are, and communicate at their level, and it's not playing games, it's just good communication skills. Then you're able to get them to do what you want them to do. Now but go back, so we got a little bit ahead of ourselves, but let's go back. So what was your ... Do you remember your first job?
Lydia: I do.
Marcus: Now what was your first job and were there any lessons that you remember from it. And I'm talking like your first job, like paper route, flipping burgers ...
Lydia: Oh first, first job.
Marcus: First job. Not your-
Lydia: I was going back to the first bride.
Marcus: No. I don't want to hear about that. I want to hear about your first job.
Lydia: Oh gosh, well I'm the oldest of three, so my first job were my siblings. Were watching them when my mom's like, "I'm done." Was cleaning out closets of my brother and sister, which I still have issue over, because I'm bringing it up 39 years later, right? I guess my first jobs would be babysitting. Would be care taking for others at all points. Life guarding, you know, it just depends on which ...
Marcus: So it would make sense, I mean if you were babysitting others and taking care of others, that comes out in what you're doing.
Lydia: It comes very natural for me to be the caretaker. And with Noble Events or with wedding planning, what I tell my clients all the time is anybody can ... I have a seven year old. She could create a schedule if I left her to it to practice with it long enough. Most anybody can come up with a color palate and make it look pretty. What the part of it that we sell is, again the hospitality is the service that you are completely cared for on that day. Your mama, if the cake explodes, that's nobody's problem but mine. So that goes back to that care taking. You know, yeah-
Marcus: Have you had a cake explode?
Lydia: No. I've never had a ... And that's why I used that reference.
Marcus: Okay that's good, I was thinking, like I want to hear that story.
Lydia: No, sadly, no. I've got good stories, but no we've never had a cake exploding.
Marcus: Well okay, so indulge me. What is one of the ... What's a situation just to show off a little bit. What's a situation that would've ... A normal bride would've just complete lost their marbles that you were able to kind of rescue the situation?
Lydia: My two favorite stories that have come up, and these are mine, not my staff, 'cause everybody's got their own stories. My first one, we had a big bay, a private residence wedding, and so the back yard, someone's home. And I had lighting people up in the trees, and everybody's getting set up and I'm down there and it's gonna be gorgeous. And so one of the lighting people says, "Lydia, we have a problem." And I said "Okay, what is it?" And they said, "There's a dead armadillo rotting, and the ceremony is down wind of this armadillo."
Marcus: Oh tasty.
Lydia: Oh, and so I'm not gonna be the planner that allows my bride to have the stinky wedding, like that's not gonna happen. So trust me, I looked around for anybody I could pin it on. I was like please, please don't let this be me. Please don't ... And it was me. So in I went, I rolled up my pants, and went in to Mobile Bay, and I mean, I don't have anything to scoop it out with, I mean I had to gig a dead animal ...
Lydia: And send it further down, I know you're ... And send it down wind. So that my bride was not the bride that had the stinky wedding. So things like that. That would be left to a family member without a planner. The other story that I love, 'cause we killed it. We were an hour out from pictures beginning, we were on time. Everything was rolling just beautifully. I had stopped in to see the bridesmaids and the bride, and the mama. And I said, "Okay guys, I'm gonna head to the church, I'll see you all in an hour." Fine. Well then I hadn't even barely made it to my car and the mother's calling hyperventilating, and I was like, "What's going on? I'm sure it's fine, no worries. " And she says, "The bridesmaid doesn't have her dress." So my thought was okay, well I'll send one of my team to go back to Mobile and get it. I said, "Where's the dress?" And she says, "It's in Manhattan."
Lydia: And pictures started an hour from then. And I'm like, not a problem, we'll figure it out, and then of course I sprouted like 24 gray hairs I think at that moment. But so what happened was the bride, there were two bridesmaids who happened to be sisters who had flown in from New York. They never opened the bag they were given the bag of the dresses, but there was only one as opposed to two dresses in that bag, and nobody had thought open the bag. Nobody had thought to check. So here we are an hour out. So I called every bridal shop between New Orleans and Atlanta, and was like, we are going to figure this out. Luckily we wound up going in to one of the local bridal stores and we made, it was not the dress that the bridesmaid wanted or was scheduled to wear, but we did ... We found a new dress, and then what the family threw at me after that was, "Hey, these guys are sisters, she can't be the only one out of sync." So we then had to find a secondary dress with 30 minutes. But we did! We found two dresses and in the pictures, you'd never know that any of this happened. The bride was completely unaware until she walked down the aisle, and she was like, "Why are you all in different dresses?"
Marcus: So you think you still want to be a wedding planner? You know, like ... If you're listening to this, and thinking ...
Lydia: Yeah. It's not all drinking champagne.
Marcus: Man it is not.
Lydia: And looking pretty.
Marcus: I've been to my fair share of weddings and I used to, long time ago shoot wedding, and I just knew very quickly that that was not ... 'Cause there's one, that's one day.
Lydia: One day. Yeah.
Marcus: One day. You don't get a redo.
Lydia: Mm-mm (negative).
Marcus: If I take a portrait shot of somebody and it doesn't turn out, you know there's some equipment failure or something along those lines, eh, lets reschedule.
Marcus: There's no rescheduling a wedding. It's like you have to really have your stuff together. So ...
Lydia: Yeah, the pressure's intense.
Marcus: Now you mentioned a little bit about how you started your business, about the $30 website and the Vistaprint cards. And you know kind of self ... But I mean, do you remember the ... Go back to that first wedding, I mean, you kind of alluded to the experience of carrying the boxes for the wedding planner in New York, but there's something very different about being your own wedding planner and everything resting on your shoulders. So go back to that first wedding that you did. Did you leave that thinking, "Oh man this is it." Or did you leave it kind of like, "Oh man what did I do?"
Lydia: No. I ... What's funny, I love that question because I did the wedding and up, all the months leading up to that wedding I had dotted every i, crossed ever t. I mean had probably put more in to that wedding than I do now because I know the things that are going to shift-
Marcus: You know there's lot riding on it too [crosstalk 00:12:39]. Yeah.
Lydia: And I remember it was a beach wedding and so my husband, we were staying at a condo that night. And I finished the wedding, and I got back to that condo, and I did great job. I did an amazing job. I got in to that, I walked in to that bathroom and completely fell apart. Just cried for about 30 minutes straight in the bathroom once everything was said and done. And it was just because the intense pressure, and I remember that so strongly. That pressure that I felt because I knew, just what you just said, is this was not my wedding day. This was a stranger who had completely trusted me to make sure that it all went well. And so now I'm like oh, that pressure, you learn to acclimate to that pressure certainly. But that pressure, that first night I didn't feel it during the day, necessarily, but when I got home, the complete the release, my husband had given me a card, I still have it. And I was just, "Oh I did it. It was amazing!" And he's like, "Why are you crying?" I was like, "I don't know!"
Marcus: So the magic question, do you sleep before a wedding? Do you get-
Lydia: Oh now I do.
Marcus: Now you do. 'Cause I know when I used to shoot weddings, it was like, and then now even like if I have a large speaking engagement or something like that, the nerves tend to kind of make a rest-
Lydia: Do you have the nightmares? The wedding nightmares.
Marcus: I don't know that I ever had nightmares, 'cause I don't tend to remember any of my dreams, period. But just the restlessness of, you know of that. It manifests itself in a physical way as well. So if you were talking to someone that wanted to get started in running their own business, and not necessarily wedding planning, but just their own business, what' the one bit of wisdom that you would impart to them?
Lydia: Forgive yourself immediately. Forgive yourself before you ever step foot in to even thinking about doing it. With my degree, there's ... I had no idea, I've never entertained the idea that I was gonna own a business and own a successful business. So the amount of decisions that I have made and just basically just crossed my fingers, and been like hope this works. And the amount of times that I have screwed something up royally business wise, and then beat myself up over it. "Oh man, I shouldn't have made this decision, " or "I shouldn't have handled it this way." In the long run, it all washed out. In the long run, it all was fine. And so I wish that my personality type was more of, I'm very forgiving of other people, I just, I beat myself up when the decision is not exactly what it should be or on par.
Marcus: Yeah, I mean that's a difficult thing, isn't it? I mean I ... Yesterday, and this is being recorded in the past, so yesterday wasn't actually yesterday, but I'll say it this way, yesterday I spoke in front of a group of about, you know the story of a business, and how important it is to kind of come up with your story, and such I was relaying the story of Blue Fish, and talking about how I want this to be a place where people aren't necessarily afraid of failing, that they go ahead and they fail, not necessarily on purpose, but if they fail, they fail, but picked themselves up and that we all move forward quickly from that. And I'm just, I realized that not every environment is that way, but it is extremely important that you have that. Because especially in the creative, and I would include what you do as extremely creative. And the creative world, you're doing things that people don't necessarily do every day.
Marcus: This is not engineering. This is not, I'm gonna plug in like some numbers in to an equation, and I'm gonna have some output of that. This is well, we realize what you want us to do, and we're gonna try to figure a way to do it. And we may screw it up along the way, but if we don't screw it up then we're not trying. And there are going to be instances where we screw it up, and screw it up royally. And then we're just gonna have to pick ourselves up and move on from that.
Marcus: But I agree with you, that sometimes the hardest person to deal with is yourself. Because you realize that there's a lot of other stuff relying ... There are people that are relying on you, not just clients, but employees, and your name, and brand, and stuff like that. And you don't want to be the one that causes that. Like if somebody else does it, you can ...
Lydia: You can, yeah ...
Marcus: It's like yeah, that's okay, you know, we're gonna ... It's much easier to keep a cool head about it, for whatever reason. It's just weird.
Lydia: No, with my staff, they'll, you know 'cause we can't make everybody happy all of the time. I mean we certainly try but if we have a mother who was upset about a certain thing that happened, my girls will beat themselves up. And what I go to them, or if they miss something, you know, my gosh, I forgot to order this linen for this particular table. It's a mistake, we all make mistakes. And I have to go to them, and I constantly do, and I say, "Guys, I didn't take a class. I didn't become a ... " I mean I did eventually, but all of the things I learned is because since 2004, I made these same mistakes. At some point, you're okay. And so being able to say that to them, but they do the same thing. But it's very difficult for me, especially in the business aspect and thankfully, for Marcy Edwards, she's our business manager, she comes in and she's very kind to me 'cause what she'll say, is she's like, "Lydia business owners are usually the dreamers and the jumpers, and the yeah of course lets go do this, " and she says, "They all have someone like me to say 'Let me ground you back.'" And so one of the best decisions I did make with the business was hiring on a business manager who said, "I realize you want to call New York and make yourself a t.v. show. I realize that you're ready to go be this great wonderful star but let's take a step. Let's do it step by step."
Marcus: No it's interesting, so this isn't a question that I normally ask, but I'm kind of, I'm in the midst of emerging leaders and a bunch of other stuff right now, so I'm kind of thinking in this respect, but how much of that do you find that you can actually delegate and how much ... So when it comes to looking at balance sheets and profit and loss statements, and all of that stuff, are you still really engaged in that? Is that something that you're looking at often?
Lydia: Well again, I go back to my Louisiana math, algebra in Slidell was not ... So looking at a P&L or whatnot, I'm happy to relinquish that to her. But she's also been by my side since '04. She, if it were someone else it would be much harder for me to relinquish that.
Marcus: She's as invested in the business.
Lydia: She's as she can be, yes. But I trust her fully and so if it were just somebody that I'd hired to come in. But she has literally watched me from that very first wedding that I cried at the end of it all the way to present day. So with my dislike of numbers and whatnot, and with the trust factor that's there, it's easier for me to do that with her.
Marcus: No and I, you know it's just ... And that was purely a selfish, and hopefully somebody out there is getting something out of that, 'cause it was totally a selfish thing, but as somebody who, I'm not a numbers guy, but I also realize that numbers are extremely important to a business. I mean, newsflash, like you know, I mean you're not keeping tabs on cash flow, and getting invoices paid, and keeping track of accounts receivable, and payable, and all those other things, then a business will come to a grinding halt.
Lydia: Halt, absolutely.
Marcus: And so but it's just been something that I've been kicking around of like how much of that am I relinquishing, and I don't know that I'll ever relinquish it totally because there's some level of having that information that helps me sleep better at night. So when I look at, our cash flow, 'cause I actually project our cash flow out like six months 'cause when we sign contracts, we're signing multiple month contracts and we also have monthly recurring revenue contracts, where somebody's paying us monthly to do tasks. So I can look six months ahead and know where the holes are. You know like, okay Id better sell some stuff, and also we're growing this business. And so I want to know that our revenue is at least on an upward trend so and it also helps me plan for hey when are gonna need that next hire? We have a couple of big projects that we're gonna sign, so we're gonna need to hire another developer. Or we're getting another social media client, so we're gonna need ... So all that stuff. I can't, I'm not gonna be able to dislodge myself from those things as easily I would like to, but at some level, it'd be nice if all that, the work was already done and I was able to just look at them. So I'm prepping somebody for those kids of things. So he just know it. He's got headphones on right now so maybe he's listening to some music and not ...
Lydia: Yeah, he's like, ah, I'm taking a coffee break. Trust me, I understand and being a planner, I walk a very tight, tightrope of being a people pleaser but on the other end of that, and that comes back to what you just said, is control freak. Like I don't want anybody ... I am in charge of this.
Marcus: Makes you a great planner. But also probably makes you, yeah, very, very attention ...
Lydia: That's right. Little neurotic, crazy.
Marcus: I was gonna use attention to detail ...
Lydia: You were gonna use kinder words. But we can call it what it is ...
Marcus: Yeah I wasn't going to call a guest neurotic and crazy. That doesn't-
Lydia: We can call it what it is. It's okay.
Marcus: That doesn't work well, so ... How to win friends and influence people, folks. It's a great book. All right, so what are you currently working on in your business. Is there anything that you can share that you're ... And it could be even like an aspect of the business you're working better on ...
Lydia: Right, so for us, we're constantly growing. And these areas, New Orleans, or Biloxi, or Pensacola. Where we were just in Mobile and Baldwin County, we now have been embraced really truthfully by the Gulf Coast, and there are vendors as far as, I mean all the way into Texas that know our name. And so growth is what my focus is on at this point.
Marcus: How does that manifest itself? What are you doing to ... So like in your business, it's extremely important that people that are caterers and hosting, that have facilities and things like that, that they know your name. Because if somebody goes to The Grand, you want the person at The Grand to hand them one of your ...
Lydia: The Catering Sales Manager, yeah ...
Marcus: Hand them one of your cards. So what does that look like? Are you spending a lot of your time in those areas like networking with those people and so?
Lydia: Yes. Absolutely. There have been more drives back and forth across the Gulf Coast than I would like to admit. That my car is, I don't even know what the mileage is at this point. I don't think my husband wants to know. We'll leave that one alone, we won't put that one out there on the podcast. But yes, there is a ton of meet and greets, and then of course, what we are a different type of planner, and so a lot of venues or photographers, when they see us in action, they go oh my gosh, this is so different than the wedding planner that hangs back at the reception and just eats a piece of cake along the wall. We're not those girls. We're the ones that are ... If Grandma looks cold, we've already gone and found her a shawl. We're very on top of not just the bridal party, not just the bride and groom, their needs. We're very attentive to if Uncle Joe's got a half glass of wine-
Marcus: Get him another glass.
Lydia: I'm gonna go ahead and get him one because my photographer's watching that, my venue's watching that. And we make everybody, and with weddings we all have this one common goal, which is that bride and groom and their mama's leave at the end of the night going, "This was the best night of my life." And I will refer you to everybody. So we all are kind of watching each other but to go back to how it manifests, that's it along with just a ton of meet and greets. A ton of, "Hey, I'm Lydia, let me walk you through what we do. Give us a chance. And if you give us that one chance, I guarantee we'll be back." And so now you know I've moved an employee, we have an actual full time employee in New Orleans now, which is amazing because I don't have to go that far anymore.
Marcus: We're looking to expand into the Gulf Coast as well so that's why ... I mean again, I am ... If you haven't learned that yet by listening to this podcast, this whole thing is just selfish. You're just along for the ride. All these questions are just for me. They're not necessarily for anybody else. But our aspirations to become a marketing advertising tour de force for the Gulf Coast. I would probably go the opposite direction. I would tend towards Rosemary on the outer bounds of the panhandle, and I would probably stop before getting to New Orleans just because I know that there are other advertising agencies in New Orleans and I don't necessarily care to compete with them. But that's a very wide swath up in to Montgomery. You know would be our goal. So I was just curious about how ... 'Cause our businesses aren't so different. Now if you were to look to the business world, is there one person that you look to that kind of motivates you that you're like man, that person really has their stuff together?
Lydia: You know it's funny, I wish I had some amazing answer. And I don't.
Marcus: No that's fine.
Lydia: My amazing answer is for me if I look too far out, then I have a tendency to go, "Oh that intimidates me. And I'm not there." So I, with growing this business have always looked towards local people and gone, okay, how did Alec Naman. How did he get the name Naman's that every one ...
Marcus: To be so well known.
Lydia: How did he become the power house he is locally? And so it starts there. And now there's names in New Orleans that I go, all right, so I get it. I know what happened in Mobile. I know what I followed. And I'll be honest, I have sat down with certain people. I've sat with Alec when I first started out and said, "How did you do this? I want to be on ... I want to do what you've done." And so now I do that with New Orleans.
Marcus: Because it is different for each of those areas.
Lydia: It is. There's definitely a different feel but now one of the things we're looking at doing is franchising. I want Minneapolis. You know, I want southern hospitality all over this country. And ideally, all over the world. Dream big.
Marcus: I love it.
Lydia: But my ... I don't have someone, I try to keep it close to me so that it feels, so that my goals feel more attainable. Yeah, so ...
Marcus: Yeah that's really cool. I mean that is a very real way of looking at ... Because especially in your business where it is so nuanced from area to area ... Yeah that's interesting. Now are there any books, podcasts, people, or organizations that have been helpful in moving you forward?
Lydia: Holy moly, that's a tough one.
Marcus: Books, podcasts, people, or organizations. In case you-
Lydia: Yeah, so book and you'll laugh, it's called Why Zebra's Don't Get Ulcers. Have you read it?
Marcus: No I haven't.
Lydia: It's amazing. And what it's about are, is it's about business owners and people that are in very stressful situations and how they have managed to eliminate, or at least decrease the incredible amount of stress that they're under.
Marcus: I'm adding it to my list.
Lydia: I highly recommend that one. You know there's another book that I'm currently reading called Anxious For Nothing, 'cause I feel for me specifically, just because like we touched on before, I don't have a degree in business, and so everything I just kind of go, I hope this works. So my anxiety will bubble up sometimes. And so for me, it's not so much about how am I going to increase revenue or profits. Like that, I can do a sit down with my business manager. I don't have to read a book on that. What I'm doing is working. And my instincts in business apparently are correct. So for me, it's more about keeping my self healthy and that is to eliminate as much as anxiety and stress as I can so that I can go confidently into the next ... Into the next whatever ...
Marcus: Phase ...
Lydia: Whatever that is. Like I said, I'm waiting on that t.v. show call. We've interviewed a few times.
Marcus: You've heard it here folks.
Lydia: That's right. We're waiting on it.
Marcus: That's too funny. Well no I just think it, I mean you keep alluding to you didn't go to school and I guess one of the common themes here is that we've had, I would say at least 50% of the people that we've had on the podcast are not ... They're either didn't go to college, didn't graduate from college, or went to college and are doing something completely different. And honestly, you're closer to your degree than most people in that what you're doing is performance. A wedding day is like a big performance.
Lydia: It's performance. It's absolutely. I'm a stage manager.
Marcus: Yeah, exactly. Now, how do you like to unwind?
Lydia: Oh gosh. Anything, you put me near the ocean, if I'm near water, I'm happy. We joke about if there was the life do-over, I would so be a marine biologist. And not for dolphins, not for mammal, no. I really, y'all, this is gonna sound so silly, I really like crabs. And crustaceans, I don't know what that is, but ... So there being down here on the coast, there are a lot of evening trips with my husband and a bottle of wine where we sit out at the condo, and feet in the sand and let me dig for mole crabs, or whatever.
Marcus: That's so great.
Lydia: I really like to be at the beach with a glass of wine or maybe a few glasses of wine. In truth, right?
Marcus: No judgment.
Lydia: No judgment.
Marcus: So all right, so to wrap up, tell people where they can find you. Where can they find out more about the business, and if they're a bride out there, they know somebody that's getting married, how can they get in touch with Noble Events?
Lydia: So the easiest way is obviously on the web. It is www.lydianobleevents, ah there are two e's back to back between Noble and events. And then we're on Instagram under Lydia Noble Events, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and we have videos on YouTube. So you just kind of put in Lydia Noble Events and you'll find us anywhere. You also, for any brides out there, theknot.com which I feel like every bride should be on if they're not. The Knot has a way to connect with to all of our offices and there you can read all of our reviews, and see what others peoples experiences have been with us.
Marcus: Very cool. Well I want to thank you again for coming on the podcast. To wrap any final thoughts or comments you would like to share?
Lydia: No, just thank you for having us, and it was wonderful.
Marcus: Awesome. Well Lydia, I appreciate your willingness to sit with me and share your journey as a business owner and entrepreneur. It's been great talking with you.