January 2014 - Here we go!

We took some time at the end of December to re-charge and spend time with family (and boy do we have a lot of family!).  A much needed break in order for us to be at the top of our game for our clients in the new year.

In the next little while we will be looking back at some of our client weddings from 2013 and sharing their celebrations with you! Hope you enjoy them :)  You like something? Let us know! 

Now that this new year of 2014 is underway….new beginnings are as well.

We all head down the path of "making resolutions" for things we will try to do better, change something about ourselves or just look at life differently.  A fresh start if you will.  

The list can get pretty big…pretty fast!!

Just remember to take it in stride… you will have your days where things just don't fall into place.... and that's perfectly okay.   You're healthy and happy and that is the most important thing.

On that note… we just wanted to share with all of you lovelies some of our personal and business goals for the year ahead.  

 

  • Be successful in pursuing the healthier lifestyle that I'm always TRYING to fit into my schedule ~ i.e. ….going to the gym!
  • Determine key goals for the business in 2014 
  • Begin to clean + organize the "black hole of an extra bedroom" that has been put on the back burner for a while 
  • Read more ~ there are so many books in my home library that are calling my name!
  • Make some progress on my "girl cave"

 

We hope we inspire you to take charge and cross some things off of your list!

 

Some of our January to-do's include:

~ Start that healthier lifestyle… make room for some serious gym time

~ Get back into the blogging groove - we have some much we want to talk about!

~ Save for that vacation that we always "talk about"

~ Cut my caffeine  - this one's going to be tough.

 

What is your "list"?  Share with us.......We would love to hear it!


Wishing you a fabulous New Year!

Wow!  I can't believe that another year is coming to an end.  It's amazing how quickly the past year has flown by.  Oh what a year it's been!

Usually at this time I am winding down and taking time to set goals for the coming year.  Both personal and business.  

As a wife, mother and entrepreneur it is very important to me to balance everything as best I can so that all the "gears of the clock" function together.

For those who know me… you know I love to keep busy!  Don't get me wrong, I love to have fun and unwind!  Boy do I ever!  But when I get down to business… there's no stopping me :)

I love what I do and I hope I can continue doing it for as long as possible :)

A big thank you to all of our Style & Elegance couples!  It was an absolute pleasure to work with you all and wish you nothing but love + happiness in your married life.

Thanks to my family for tolerating my, at times, CRAZY schedule and for your patience! 

Have a WONDERFUL + AH-MAZING New Year everyone!  Make it a good one!

 


 

Saying adieu to 2012….

Well another year is coming to a close and I’m sure everyone has already rumbled through their resolutions for the blank slate that is 2013.  I’d like to take a few moments to look back on 2012 and all the ‘goodness’ that came with it!  Where did the time go??  Honestly.  They do say ‘time flies when you’re having fun’….and that is what this year was about for me.  

Family – my first love.....

In the midst of all the 2012 Weddings, Bridal Shows, Client meetings and time spent doing wedding research, I still kept in mind that family is one of the most important things in my life.  Having two daughters (almost 10 and now 12 years of age…) I am discovering they are at the age where their passions + interests are blossoming.  One of them being my Wedding Planning business!  They love all things wedding, just as I do – I LOVE THAT!  I can share what I am passionate about with my girls and that is a bonding opportunity that I just can’t pass up!  They love watching the various wedding shows on television with me (when I have the time to sit!) as well as helping me with my DIY projects.  Accommodating and shuffling schedules comes with the territory of being a mom.  I spend as much time with them as I can.  Very hard to do with the schedule that I keep!  Their happiness is the world to me. 

My Business - my second love....

I am very happy to say that Style & Elegance is coming up on it’s 5th Anniversary in 2013!  Wowzers! Five-whole-years of doing what I love.  I am a very social person and thus throughout my travels in the last 5 years I have met some amazing people in the wedding industry.  Fabulous + wicked talented wedding professionals that, like me….love what they do.  Also along this fabulous journey I have met so many couples that have inspired me and made me realize that I am doing the right thing.  Here’s just a few of the wonderful clients that I have had the pleasure to work with.    

Self Reflection

Throughout this year … I have come to realize a great deal about myself.  Actually... it has been a longer process than just this past year.  Here are just a few things that I have come to know: 

  • I am only human & I am enough (that says a lot in itself)
  • With all the heartbreak and loss we see in this world today, making the world a better place for my daughters is so very important to (more than ever)
  • Being happy + healthy is just as important as everything else.  If I’m not either of those things…. I’m no good to anyone. 
  • It’s not a bad thing to be young at heart.  My daughters have witnessed this first hand J  (ie: singing along like a kid to songs on the radio!)
  • Take time to recharge and reconnect ….and to not feel guilty about it!– VERY important.  

 

So as 2012 comes to a close... I would like to thank all of my family and friends for supporting me in whatever endeavours I chose to pursue (some more difficult than others!).  You all have been fabulous and have helped me to get where I am as a person today.

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Have a Happy New Year everyone!!!!!  That's a wrap!