Cheers to 2017! Another wedding season in the books and I couldn’t feel more ready to head into 2018! This past season saw new and unique venues, a few intense heatwaves, the prettiest gowns and some of the sweetest, most memorable couples I have ever worked with. I can’t thank my amazing clients enough for being so great. I truly love and cherish each experience and relationship I create with my couples, families and vendors. This job can be exhausting, stressful and even sometimes isolating. But it is most of all exciting, inspirational and incredibly fulfilling. I think I teared up more in 2017 listening to the vows or watching the first dances than ever before. I laughed A LOT with my couples, busted a move or two on the dance floor and had way too many bites of wedding cake. It is hard to truly sum up how I feel in one blog post, but perhaps the best word is grateful.
What does 2018 look like? At the end of each season, I tend to take a few weeks and shut off my brain to work. I don’t update my blog or spend much time on social media. I really just breathe and reflect on the past season. How did it go? What brought me the most joy and how can I replicate that next season? Sometimes these questions are easily answered and other times I need to take a little more time to discover how I want to embrace the new year. It is only a few weeks into 2018 and I am already starting to get pumped for the weddings I have on the books! With a few more months of calm and a SoCal road trip, I know I will feel jazzed for spring wedding season!