Wow what a great year 2017 was! We had some great moments here at Night and Daye Events and I wanted to share them with you as well as tell you some exciting things coming this year!!
In October we had a beautiful wedding for Shanna and Cody who celebrated their love where it began- on the William and Mary Zable Stadium. Sami, a William and Mary Student herself, was assisting with portraits around William and Mary's campus, "It was so nice seeing that they love their alma mater just as much as I love it now." She enjoyed talking to the couple about their favorite aspects of the campus and how it has changed but the heart of the community is still the same. "It was great to see the bond we had because of our school even though we attended at different times."
At the same wedding, Cody's siblings had a surprise for their brother and his new wife. "On one of Cody's birthdays, his sister received a new bike! So they bought him a new bike for his special day- but a tandem bike so Shanna could enjoy it too! It was such a unique and quirky present, but so special to all of them and I loved seeing the special bond of siblings. It was such a big responsibility for us interns to handle because we brought the bike in during the speech. It was so nice to be involved in the wedding in that way and to feel trusted by the groom's siblings with their secret.
Looking back on the year, I have to admit I had so many special moments that I loved with my couple and my interns. It was also my first full year wedding planning having brought my dream of owning my own company to life. I had a total of eight weddings and I was so happy I had that many my first year! However, I would have to say that working with my best friend and matron of honor was my favorite moment. We met in 2009 when we both worked at the Great Wolf Lodge and bonded over our dreams of being in the wedding industry as a wedding planner and photographer. Eight years later, we were both making our dreams happen AND we got to do it together. I will always remember 2017 as the year I first felt successful in my career choice and decision to be my own boss!
So here we are in 2018 and I am excited to see where the year will take us! I have thought a lot about goals both personally and career.
My biggest goal for the business is to book a wedding outside of Virginia, I’d LOVE to do a Charleston wedding!
Its my own wedding year so its been amazing to connect with brides in a different way. We're getting married in the same year therefore I am experiencing the emotions at the same time.
I have already introduced you to my photographers and I am excited to share other insights from my own wedding planning with you throughout the next eight months, including bridesmaid proposals, picking out a wedding color palette, what to wear to a summer wedding, and more! Be sure you are checking in every Monday for the latest blog post and sign up for the newsletter to get exclusive content! Is there something you want to know more about? Email me and let me know!