Hitched Planning + Floral is the inspiration of two creative spirits who combined their event planning and floral design talents into beautiful weddings and special occasions.
What started 10 years ago as an idea for a home-based studio has grown into a successful business with a Westside Kansas City location and an expanded team of planners and designers. Owner Jessica Corbett leads the creative team and shares her passion for florals and planning beautiful events.
In the beginning, Corbett looked to the UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Center for help in starting her business. She was inspired to create Hitched while taking the FastTrac® NewVenture™ class in 2008. Then when the business was poised for growth, she enrolled in the FastTrac® GrowthVenture™ class at SBTDC to get the expertise she needed to take it to the next level.
Hitched has gone through several business growth stages from hiring the first employee to buying out an original business partner and expanding to a storefront location. Along the way Corbett has been awarded The Knot Best of Weddings and Wedding Wire Couples Choice awards for her creative work. Hitched has also has been featured in The Knot, KC Weddings and Weekly Sauce.
Throughout her growth and success, Corbett has worked with Rebecca Gubbels, an SBTDC business coach and course instructor, who has offered business expertise, advice, resources and encouragement.
“The SBTDC (and Rebecca in particular) has been instrumental in helping me make strategic business decisions,” Corbett said. “I was able to learn so much from interfacing with other industries to apply to problem solving within my business.”
923 W. 17th St., Kansas City, MO
Posted: March 2018