I am Marques Wilkes (pronounced 'Marrrrcccuuusssss' as Eartha Kitt did in "Boomerang")...and I have heard it said that way since the movie came out in 1992...I was only 9 years old! I am from Jacksonville, Florida...where Lil' Duval has really shown the world how we live our best lives.
I started my business in December 2015 from my passion in planning activities and facilitating etiquette workshops; and it has been growing and growing thanks to the God I serve and with whom I trust to continue guiding my path.
I love to laugh, joke and goof around...it brings a balance to a slightly stressful career. But, I wouldn't change a thing!
I'm a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a graduate of the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a Bachelors in Economics and Georgia State University (Go Panthers!) with a Masters in Mathematics Education. In my spare time, I am the President-Elect of the University of Florida Association of Black Alumni Jacksonville chapter.
I was married once and from that I had two amazing children, Savannah, 14 and Jonathan, 10. No, I did not plan nor did I decorate my wedding...I wasn't even into this in 2004!
I enjoy seeing my clients happy and taking the stresses away from them. If I could share one piece of advice to my followers, I would say, let your passion fulfill your purpose. Just do it!
I work with a team of vendors from photographers to venues to cake decorators and more. There isn't an industry that I don't have a contact to!
I can't wait to meet you and give you a hand crafted event filled with extraordinary experiences!