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Community Highlights: Meet Tira Grant of Tira Lynn Events

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tira Grant.

Hi Tira, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I am a single mother of two 23-year-old (Kaitlyn) and a19 year old (Jaden) and a GiGi to a 10-month-old (Blake). Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, I started my business in 2017. After years of planning and decorating, I decided to focus on my passion more seriously when a co-worker asked me to help him with planning his wedding. It was then, I fell in love with the logistics and design that goes into planning events and weddings.

My first step was to find a mentor, someone I admired in the industry. I signed up for a six-week program. The biggest takeaway I received from the program was networking. I found myself at some form of industry event every weekend meeting and connecting with new people.

I then jumped into securing a name for my business. The crazy thing is, as a child I was never fond of my middle name, however the name Tira Lynn seemed to fit. And my grandfather would often call me by my first and middle name. Therefore, every time I say the name of my business, I hear his voice in my ear.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I am blessed by the journey. It has not been a smooth road, but it has certainly been a learning adventure. My first struggle was securing clients and creating content. Coming up with a business process, packages, pricing, advertising, etc.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Tira Lynn Events?
Tira Lynn Events is a boutique wedding and event management and design business based in Baltimore, MD. We specialize in wedding and event planning in the DMV. Tira Lynn Events is devoted to creating innovative yet memorable weddings, events, and social gatherings that are unique and symbolize the client.

We love creating personalized events that match the client’s lifestyle and personality. We take pride and taking care of clients and paying attention to details.

Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
The individuals who deserve credit in my journey are my mom, god mother, and my best friend/assistant coordinator. In January 2020, my best friend and assistant coordinator, Chrystal passed suddenly due to EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome). Chrystal was an intricate part to the success of Tira Lynn Events. I am forever grateful for their continued prayers and support.

“If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be”. – Maya Angelo

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Image Credits
Jermaine Gibbs Photography – photo of me Jeff Perkins Photography – guys in blue DeJohn Davis – two females cutting cakes Trene Forbes Photography – guy seated and woman standing Janelle Jacqueline Photography – bride balloons Kenny Clapp Photography – yellow flowers Beya Johnson Photography – guy kissing shoulders

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