Susan Hartford, (aka mama) bringing out the chandelier.
My mom, sisters and I have always been pretty close. Here we are, Susan (the beautiful one with the black hat), Shelby, Jessica, and Katie, (shown in the picture below our lovely mother).
Take out the hormone-filled teen years, and our relationships would be material for an inspiring novel. It’s no surprise, to me, that we ended up starting a business together. Most of the time, I hear cautionary and terrifying tales of family-run businesses. I get a warning or an incredulous eyebrow raise almost every time that I mention it. Even so, we are doing it, leaving the naysayers in the dust!
So, let me tell you a bit about our newest adventure. My mom had the brilliant idea of opening a venue when she began researching them for my two younger sisters, Shelby and Katie. With both of them planning to get married, venues were a top priority. I think she fell in love with the idea when she saw what they could do. They had the capacity to make every bride and groom’s dreams come true. The love and happiness that happens in those venues will be a part of those couple’s lives forever and I think that she wanted to help that happen.
Fast forward a few months and here we are. We’ve collaborated with architects, web designers, landscapers, and every Jim, bob, and Harry that gave us their two cents to make Sparrow a reality. Our goal is to provide a beautiful place for people to make memories that will last a lifetime.
The three of us girls: “(from left to right) Shelby Howerton, Jessica Sutton, and Katie Barlow.