Wow, my blogging skills are rusty after nearly a year-long hiatus. I used to be a dedicated blogger, both on a personal level, and also proudly for Weddingbee (the BEST wedding blog, evah!) during the last 9 months of my wedding planning. Over the past year, life got busy and blogging fell off the priority list. But here I am, attempting to get back on the saddle, and hoping to find my blogging "voice" yet again.
This past April, I hung up my (imaginary) shingle and started my own wedding and event planning company, Sweetchic Events, Inc. Was I one of those brides who LOVED planning her wedding SO much that I just couldn't let go? No, not exactly. In fact, this new profession of mine has been years in the making. I have been obsessed with weddings for as long as I can remember ("obsessed" is a strong word... but sadly accurate, haha) and was one of the dorks in high school who hung out in the library, secretly flipping through the wedding mags. And this was before the explosion of all the fantastic newer wedding "porn" (Martha Stewart Weddings, anyone?), so I was limited to Brides and Modern Bride.
Anyways, I digress... back in college I began coordinating large-scale events and was instantly hooked! Oh, how I loved the nit-picky details and logistics! Budgets, and time-lines and vendors, oh my! Seeing an event through from start-to-finish, and the end result of my creative vision was a major source of pride. Junior year, it dawned on me that there was a clear outlet for my two passions, and I soon interned for a wedding planner and eventually received my designation as Professional Bridal Consultant™ with the Association of Bridal Consultants back in 2005. But it wasn't until this year when I finally got up the nerve to follow my dreams (while keeping the day job, for now), and VOILA! Helloooo Sweetchic Events, Inc.!
And to break up the text-iness of this post, I leave you with a picture from the day I married the love of my life! I couldn't do this without him... his love, his support, his muscle, and his unwaivering confidence in my abilities.
Join me for the ride!