Happy New Year’s Eve! I always think that one of the best parts of New Year’s is to look back on the previous year and reflect. I have been doing a lot of that today and feel overwhelmed with gratitude for a year that was both challenging and rewarding. 2013 was a year of many milestones for me. It was the first full year of You & Me Events and it was the year that I found out I would become a mother. So both professionally and personally, it has been a monumental year.
Our baby girl was due five days ago, on December 26th, so I am in a peaceful place of waiting. Standing here on a threshold between two worlds as I simultaneously stand on the threshold of a new year. It is an emotional time and as I watched the sunrise this morning, on the last day of the year, I took time to reflect.
I am grateful for the challenges that have tested me and made me stronger. I am humbled by the beautiful couples who have trusted me to design, plan and execute their dream weddings. I am excited by the weddings that are in the planning stages for next year. I am inspired by the people that I get to call my “co-workers”, the other creative beings in this industry who keep pushing the envelope.
So tonight, I raise a glass (I am 5 days late, so yes I will be having a glass of champagne!) to all who have touched my heart and my life this year. Especially the wonderful people in the images above. Thank you for your trust, for your hearts and for sharing your love.
Photo credits (from left to right) Row 1: SDK Photo, Sun & Life Photography, MW Photography. Row 2: Hazelnut Photography, MW Photography, Phoebe Joy Photography. Row 3: My instagram, Hazelnut Photography, Chasing You Photo.