We round out this series about my business and back story with the service that started this whole venture. I mentioned in my previous posts about how much I loved wedding planning in its entirety and that is how I started. As the years have gone by, my business has evolved and a few things have changed. My focus has shifted more to florals, but designing, consulting, and planning is still a large part of my business.
I am a very detailed-oriented person and love seeing every element of an event come together. With that said, it is not always perfectly-laid linens and pretty calligraphy. There are so many moving parts. Let me repeat: so many moving parts to any kind of event, but especially one of such emotional reverence as a wedding. From finding the venue, picking out a dress for you and your maids, designing the entire wedding scheme, to making sure every element comes together on the Big Day is well, a big task. Sometimes we get rolled into more personal or emotional aspects of the planning and I just find that to be part of it. I truly invest my whole self in these clients because they are trusting me with the most important day of their life and I don't take that lightly. By the time the wedding comes around, I typically end up spending so much time with the bride that I almost qualify to be in the wedding party! :)
One particular moment I will always remember is my couple from 2016- Johanna and David. They were truly lovely to work with. When she booked me, she knew I was expecting my first bundle of joy and was so kind and accommodating with my needs as a new mother. Liem was about five weeks old when their Big Day came to fruition and I was still committed to exclusively breastfeeding, so we had to be a little more creative with the logistics. My husband actually brought him to the wedding and stayed in the office of the venue so I could come and nurse during down times. It was slightly crazy, but it worked and that is with huge thanks to a sweet couple and supportive team. I share this story to explain more of how much involvement we get with our full-service brides, even when it gets tricky. We just love them!
Since I did share that crazy story, what does it look like to book a full planning service? Well, we now only take one full-service planning couple per year because of how demanding it can be and we want that bride to be fully loved on. That also gives me opportunity to really develop the details and execute a unique event. We do have an opening for 2018 and would love to book our special bride for the year!