Behind the Ink

         " I am a designer, freelance artist & stylist, blogger, fashion fanatic and natural foodie. I love to try new things and review all sorts of products and visit exotic places. I am fascinated by everything that involves socializing and celebrating life's most precious moments. My goal and passion is to make each event I design or participate in a success. I love to give people happy, unforgettable memories while celebrating and living their daily lives. Each second of breath in life is worth celebrating. Why stress the details, I am here to assist and serve you with every little detail.
I hope PinkStrawberry Events is an inspiration for each of you to CELEBRATE!!!!!!!!!! "
Carlynn Thornton Melvin


Carlynn Thornton Melvin is a Fashion blogger, Stylist & Designer, Foodie & Mum. She is the CEO of PinkStrawberry Events formerly known as Ultimate Destinations.  Ultimate Destinations was started in 2006 as a travel company from a travel passion and hobby she had .  Later in 2008, her passion and hobby was created into a reality known as PinkStrawberry Events based in Atlanta Georgia as you know it today.

Carlynn decided it was time for a career change and left the US Army  as a sergeant in 2008 to take a chance as an entrepreneur.  With a flourishing travel business, she  decided to expand into wedding and event planning  shortly after arriving to Atlanta.
In 2010, Carlynn was the event planner for the Women Empowerment Conference “QueenMaker held at the Gwinnett Civic Center.  This was a women’s conference that uplifted hundreds of women and expressed the importance of being a queen and living the life of a queen. Inspired by her business’s growth and clients she decided again to explore more options and introduce a blog for her fans.
In 2011, she created the blog PinkStrawberry Events ( .  This blog is a way for her to express her views and is a journal that takes you through the life and fashion world as Carlynn sees it. She also tells you about upcoming fashion events in Pink in the City and back briefs the latest events and happenings in Atlanta where she currently resides.  She loves to give readers updates on the fashion world and entertainment industry.  To this date, she has had over 45,000 visitors known as “Strawbabies” to her site. Also in 2011, she picked up several  sponsors, including  Get Married Magazine, Perfect Wedding Guide Atlanta, Ken’s Kustoms, Crave Cotton Candy, and I.C.E.  She then went on to start the wedding class series, “How to Plan A Wedding in 12 Months at the South Fulton Branch of the Atlanta Public Library System.
In 2012,  she added  Mally Beauty and Cake-o-Licious Bakery as sponsors.    She also decided to pursue one of her dreams and go back to school and further her education in fashion by majoring in fashion design and marketing at American InterContinental University in Atlanta, Georgia.  She can be found tweeting on Twitter @Pink_Strwberry or on Facebook at Carlynn Thornton Melvin.  She can also be spotted in the streets of Atlanta at fashion events,  on a plane trying to get to a fashion eve t, or blogging away.

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