Meet Jo Ann Grant from Apropos Creations

JoAnn GrantJo Ann Grant was our Spotlight Member of the Month at the Phoenix NACE March Meeting, and she has recently accepted the Board position of NACE Newsletter Chair, so keep an eye out for the next newsletter. Now you'll know who wrote it!

Jo Ann conceptualized Apropos Creations 16 years ago when she married her husband.  As much as she would love to claim she was inspired to be a planner from her own wedding, it was actually her husband  who was inspired. He saw how much she enjoyed planning their wedding and from that moment, he kept pushing her to become a planner.  It wasn’t until 11 years later, in 2009, when he finally convinced her to start her business.  Ever since then, they've been providing a stress free wedding planning to all of their clients and making sure they have fun while they embark on this new chapter in their lives.  As much fun as Jo Ann has planning their weddings and events and  being in their natural creative element, they know the real pleasure,  is in having happy customers. 

That's what Apropos does, creating each moment to treasure throughout time for each and every single one of their clients.  

Here's a little more about JoAnn.

What is your favorite comfort food? Chips and salsa.  As soon as they are placed in front of me, it’s all over.   

Who, living or dead, would you most like to have a chat with? My grandfather (my dad’s side).  I never really got to know him.  I think I was 10 when he passed and all I knew is he spoiled me.

What are you reading? This email.. J/K.  I actually just started Release Your Brilliance by Simon T. Bailey.  We are all brilliant, there’s no denying that.  It never hurts to re-polish here and there.   

What song do you most want to hear when working out? I love my Pitbull station on Pandora.  It just gets me going, especially when running.

Do you have any hobbies? Yes, at one point.  LOL!  And what are they? I used to create my own cards.  I used to be all over StampItUp but with all the weddings, I kinda let it go.  I also love pot gardening but with the heat, I can never keep my plants alive.

What is your favorite day of the week and why? Sunday.  Besides getting to be with the whole family, I also get to sleep in (that would be til 7), put my feet up, reflect on the wedding from the night before, reflect on the past week, work on the upcoming week and again, be with the family.  

Do you have a favorite movie, or one you absolutely hate? This was hard because I have so many like Shashank Redemption, Serendipity, Best Man but Iron Man is definitely on the very top, actually all the Iron Man movies, I love.  I am a Robert Downey Jr. fan. 

What brings joy to your day? Seeing my husband and son enjoy each other’s company, laughing about who knows what, most likely arguing about football or basketball. 

Tell us a little bit about you and your business?  Apropos Creations offers a wide variety of packages for all clients, from full planning to day of coordination as well as custom packages. We also specialize in multi- cultural weddings such as Indian (Southeast Asian), Laos, Serbian, and that’s just to name a few, as well as destination wedding planning. We want what our clients want, a beautiful and perfect day full of memories to treasure throughout time.  We guarantee the event will be treated as if it’s our very own, nothing more and nothing less.


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