On January 19th, 2017, Ray and Simon Barrett spent hours in deep conversation about what new chapter to write as they approach their 11th year of being in a relationship. One of the topics often discussed is the inevitable moment when the two decide to adopt children. Having been married for only a few months, the two decided to focus on experiencing journeys together as a married couple first before bringing children into the equation. Together, they thought, “Hopefully we’ll have something to pass on to him, or her, or them. We just want to be able to leave something substantial behind.”
Ray and Simon then had an epiphany. For years, they have had a yearning to start a business of sorts but struggled committing to one absolute idea. That night, however, the idea became very clear. The two decided they wanted to start an Event Company allowing them to coordinate celebrations and events for various occasions such as weddings, corporate functions, community events…the list goes on. Their natural social personalities and love for hosting and coordinating are the perfect pairing for this industry. And through their excitement, something struck a chord and tugged on their heartstrings. The passion driving this idea was not just about an exciting new career venture heading their way. Rather, it is the idea and fascination of being able to build something BIG for the future of their hopeful family.
So…to ensure the passion never fades and dwindles...and to guarantee that they commit selflessly into this project, Ray and Simon decided to name the company after their future children…giving birth (pun intended) to what they now call the Radleigh + Sage Event Company.
Videography by TwentySeven Studios