One of the biggest lessons we've learned in owning and running a business is the art of celebration... __ Meaning, taking the time to recognize and celebrate those around you: friends, family, vendors and especially those that work for you and with you... __ On the blog today, we're sharing the importance of Casual Fridays: giving those who work for you the opportunity to have a night of fun and connection with their fellow team! __ So grab your morning coffee or tea and get some ideas on how you can best celebrate and recognize your amazing team! __ Photo from our partnership with @grlpwrpgh and their Social Media Workshop!
Do you ever have a hard time figuring out your unique style? __ In the world of @pinterest, @google and @instagram, it can be so difficult to really narrow down your style - from your personal wardrobe to your house and especially when it comes to your wedding! __ Most of us draw from what we've seen out in the world or what other people are doing rather than who they are and what they truly like... __ So we want to know. Are you totally a bright, bold and colorful style? Are you more muted, moody and minimalist? Or are you a mix of both bright and muted depending on the day? __ The key is to get to know who you are and what you truly love - it's the only way to make your wedding so uniquely you and your partner...and you'll be able to look back on the day, loving how it all came together! __ Using one word, tell us in the comments below how you would describe your style! __ 📸 @oakwoodphotovideo of our Genevieve Lounge Experience Set!
Anyone else here totally not a winter person? __ Dana and I are without a doubt, summer and sun fans, so it's getting us totally excited planning all of the spring and summer weddings with our amazing clients! __ One of the most popular rentals for 2019? Our bars! This one is our Reclaimed Wooden Bars and they are going like crazy! Brides are loving that they have more options that cloth covered tables and this certainly will be a statement piece. __ Whether you keep it simple or choose to add decor, your guests will be talking about and loving standing by this bar at your event! __ Photography - @daniellefilmandphoto Calligraphy - @Judithbrownecalligraphy Hair & Makeup - @_glamtogo_ Florals - Lindsay Macavoy
Today, is Girl Boss Tuesday... __ Raise your hand if focus has ever been a big challenge for you 🙋 __ It's a massive challenge for me (Anni) and it can feel incredibly discouraging in the day to day tasks as the struggle to focus for periods of time is continuous... __ And yet, I'm always reminded to flip the script. The script I need to remind myself of is: to take advantage of the short periods of time that I can really dig in and use it to focus on the most important tasks in my life and business... __ Just because I can't focus for 6 hours straight doesn't mean that the short periods of time that I can, can't be effective and successful in getting my tasks accomplished. __ So whatever it is in your life that you feel like is a struggle, simply look at it from a different perspective - see what strength or value you can pull from it and let that be your focus. That right there, will change everything. __ 📸 @caitlintphoto
Make It Slow...@woodandgrace title of her calligraphy workshop is exactly why we wanted to partner with her for these classes... __ Victoria understands the importance of doing something creative without the pressure of comparison, perfection and unnecessary standards...and she created an amazing night of beauty and relaxation! __ We provided our Handcrafted Tables with our mismatched Wooden Seating to provide those that attend her class the opportunity to relax, learn and savor their night. __ 📸 @annalaerophoto
Today, is Girl Boss Tuesday... __ Dana here...I wanted to share one of the things that I don't talk about often... __ And that is that one of my biggest fears is speaking in front of people. __ Sharing my heart, my testimony, and my journey shouldn’t be this hard for me. I begin to sweat, a knot forms in my belly...deep down I know that what I have to say could help someone or encourage them, but ultimately I allow my feelings to take over... __ I get emotional, often times having a hard time coming up with the words. It's shocking to me that this is even how my body and my mind respond to sharing. I am an art teacher. I teach for a living and I love it. It must have something to do with that I FEEL inferior to my peers. __ With that, the single best moment for me as a Co-Owner and entrepreneur was when my business partner and best friend pushed me, encouraged me and gave me the strength to sit with her on stage and share our journey as women in business. __ We traveled to San Francisco for a two day event being held by @bumblebizz. Anni was a keynote speaker the 1st day and she was sharing her new book “Leadership Built On Why”. The next day was going to be a Q & A for Anni and I to share our story. __ The ups and downs of business and how we handle the day to day with our company. I honestly was terrified. My feelings kicked in and I was overwhelmed with how nervous I was. __ But, get this. As we started the Q& A and I began to share and answer questions, I just got real with them and told them how nervous I was...I cracked a few jokes and the women in that audience felt my realness. I was being vulnerable, and boy was that freeing. __ It was an experience of a life time! I am thankful I didn’t allow my feelings to win the battle and I am eager to share our experiences again, even though I know how tough it may be for some, you never know who needs to hear what you have to say. __ Double tap if you need the reminder that: you will always have feelings but what truly matters is that you have the courage to overcome that and do what you are called to do! 📸 @christinapiombetti