Friday, August 19, 2011

My First Post Ever

Well, I've been putting this off and formulating ideas of what to write for my first blog post. It's surprisingly nerve wracking! I'm finally starting because I've had so many ideas, I'm overflowing.  Who am I and why am I writing a blog...? I've been trying to figure out how to answer this...

I am very visual, so I'm going to try to include as many pictures on my blog as I can, this is a hard post to put pictures on, but here's me...

(I made that necklace for my beach wedding, swore that I wouldn't because I was making EVERYTHING else, but I couldn't find what I wanted, so I broke down and created my dream. It's the curse of being creative!)
After planning my own wedding, and helping many friends plan theirs, I realized that the culture of stress that has been created around weddings is completely unnecessary and takes away from the joy and celebration that is really important for that day. My husband and I have been to countless weddings in the past 6 years, and have seen a select few brides actually enjoy themselves and embrace the day. In planning our wedding, we totally focused on reflecting ourselves and our relationship in a way that would be enjoyable for us and our guests.

Weddings have so many pressures associated with them. Two new families have to work together for the first time to create the ideal event for two very special people. It's also, most often, the first very large project that a bride and groom work on together and need to both agree on!

It's important that the bride and groom get to have their day, their way. A way that reflects who they are, both individually, and as a couple. While there are many aspects and considerations that have to be made, and many people to make happy, it is possible, to create a day that is special for those two people, and make everyone else at least partially happy. Let's face it, the day of the wedding, nothing else matters, and everyone puts on a smile, toasts the newlyweds and parties.

That's where I come in. Making everyone happy, and creating solutions to help the bride and groom have their special day that reflects their desires, while also keeping peace within their families. I guess I could be called a creative solution professional...

Yesterday I met with clients (I hate that word - let's just call them friends), to discuss centerpieces that they wanted to design. They wanted something interesting, different from the usual flower arrangement, something that would engage their guests. I had created a concept for them, and they loved it! This is why I'm blogging and why I do what I do. I love to create solutions for people and their events. People tend to think that they have to spend a ton of money, and stress a lot about their events. This is a nasty myth which perpetuates the "Bridezilla" mentality. I love to work with any budget to create the event that my clients/friends dream of. I want people to know that the wonderful events in their lives, do not have to cause them stress. Quite the opposite, I want my clients/friends to enjoy every single second of their event and those special moments.

So - now that I got this out, I promise that my blog will be a lot less about me and more about the creativity that can be brought to events, and life in general to make people sparkle! Plus - from now on I promise pictures!!!

I hope that reading my blog will be a great way for clients to get to know me and to find interesting ideas. You can read more about me on my About Me page and how I began creating invitations and events. My website will be up and running soon and will showcase lots of my work. For now, pictures can be found on my Facebook page.

Thanks for reading!

 - Kathy

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