This is my journal on documenting love, finding joy, and living life to the fullest. I'm so glad you're here, and hope you enjoy your stay!
This is my journal on documenting love,
finding joy, and living life to the fullest. I'm so glad you're here, and hope you enjoy your stay!
I have been completely enamoured with Southern Weddings magazine since I started my business and became immersed in all things wedding-related. Lara Casey, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, has another blog that I’ve followed which is a great source for inspiration, motivation, and encouragement. Years ago, when my business was still a baby, I read one of her posts that talked about taking risks. She quoted Wayne Gretzky saying “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. At that point, Southern Weddings has just premiered the Blue Ribbon Vendor list and I was anxious to be a part of that family. I followed the words of that motivational quote, applied to be a Blue Ribbon Vendor, and waited to hear back about being added to the list.
The problem was I EXPECTED to be accepted that first time, but to my dismay that didn’t happen. My images were strong and my business was doing well, so I wondered why I wasn’t taken in with open arms to be a part of this special group. I felt like I did in college during sorority rush and my top pick didn’t give me a bid (Yes, that happened. I was crushed and I dropped from rush because of it). But this time, I wasn’t going to give up and throw in the towel so easily. A couple years passed and after giving my brand a complete overhaul, going over my client relations with a fine tooth comb, and improving where I thought I was lacking, I decided to apply again at the beginning of this year. This time I didn’t allow my ego to get the best of me and knew that if I got accepted it would be an honor.
When I got the email from the ladies at Southern Weddings about being accepted to the list, I was able to truly appreciate the value of membership. I worked hard to improve my business and it paid off. It was a humbling experience and one I am grateful for now. I’m so proud of where I’m at in my business and thrilled to be a part of the SW family!
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