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Inspiring Conversations with Amanda Prophet-Coates of NuHeart Events & Design

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amanda Prophet-Coates.

Hi Amanda Prophet-Coates, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start, maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Graduating from a Prince George’s County High School in Upper Marlboro, MD, I headed out to college in North Carolina. A “science geek” at heart, I graduated from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with my Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Animal Science. Returning back home to MD, I continued my education and received a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the University of Maryland University College. As a management analyst with the U.S Food and Drug Administration, I enjoy working for an agency that aligns with my passion for science.

Science has always been a love of mine, but the design has always had my heart, specifically event design. No matter where my adult life took me, I would always find myself in charge of decorating for an office party, birthday party, baby showers, etc. I can’t deny the “eye” I have for the design came from my mother, Angela Prophet. She was known for her exquisite style and gift in interior design. We shared this creative gift. So much so that we talked about starting our own business one day. She could decorate your home, and I could design your events!

My warrior mother experienced some health complications concerning her heart that required several open-heart surgeries. During her battle, I coined the term “NuHeart” to symbolize her journey and strength. My mom lost her battle in January of 2021. In honor of her, I decided to move forward with our dream. NuHeart Events & Design was birthed in hopes that the vision of our mother-daughter duo continued to live on. She supported each and every event I put my hands on, big or small. Now I still can feel my best friend encouraging me through each event I book. My husband, Nate, and I have taken the idea of this business and developed a full-service event design operation. The husband and wife dynamic we bring to this industry add character and “heart” to the events we do. His partnership with the support of my close family has breathed life into NuHeart Events & Design.

NuHeart Events & Design specializes in curating a visual experience for our clients that will leave an unforgettable memory. Birthday parties, baby showers, anniversary dinners, and even romantic, luxurious picnics are a few of the celebrations we love to help bring to life. I am in awe at the overwhelming support I have received and am so grateful for each client, past and to come.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
In full transparency, I developed this business in the midst of my loss as a way to keep myself distracted. A way to stay busy by doing something I truly enjoy. This small business has developed quicker than I could have ever imagined. With that, I did feel that it was a struggle to keep up with the overwhelming support I received right from the start. It was unexpected, and it was a challenge to adjust and develop balance. I began utilizing business tools and have developed an efficient operating system. I am so excited to be able to express my creativity through my client’s events!

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
NuHeart Events & Design is a custom experience. Whether you need just a dash of party decor or a full lavish transformation, we are here to service you. Balloon garlands have been our most requested service this summer! A balloon garland is one way to bring “fun” to the party. We specialize in standard balloon garlands, staircase garlands and even balloon walls. We provide full event design services for any event you can think of! We love celebrating birthdays, accomplishments, new babies, and LOVE! We recently premiered our luxury romance picnics! You name the location (backyard, living room, hotel room, beach, etc.) and we will bring the vibe! Our romance picnics are the perfect date night, guaranteed to impress your loved one!

Nu Heart Events & Design pride ourselves on the ability to relate! Each of our clients becomes family. We are so invested in your event being a success, and our clients feel it! That is what our experience is all about.

Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
Our event reveal is my favorite part of designing an event. The first look reaction is something I enjoy experiencing! The gasps, the screams, and the huge smiles is what make it all worth it. I love making people feel good! Even though we discussed every aspect of your design, I have to add a little surprise something in there to take it over the top! Life is hard on everyone! I see events as a time that has been carved out to simply enjoy the moment! I enjoy making it my business to ensure your moment is heartfelt and unforgettable.

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