Hey...happy new year...decade even! I've been quiet over the past few weeks, eating my body weight in ALL the food and it hasn't stopped yet [I don't believe in NY resolutions], but mostly because I'm going on holiday on 12th January...I'll try reign myself in [a bit] after that!
How have you been? I hope you had the best Christmas and New Year and if you're getting married in 2020...shit just got real! It's not that long ago that I was in the same position, as soon as Big Ben chimed in 2016 I was all about getting wedding planning tasks completed and ticking things off my list.
I've started the new year thinking a lot about this little business of mine, where I want to go with it, how I want to grow it and all the lovely people I'm going to meet and work with...it's really exciting...but of course I can't do that without reflecting on 2019 and all the things I achieved...and I'm feeling really proud and pumped up that 2020 is going to be even bigger!
+Created over 50 newspapers for couples and businesses
+Exhibited at several fairs including Un-Wedding London + Birmingham, Paintworks + Arnos Vale open days and Fake Wedding [all Bristol]
+Took part in a ton of styled shoots [themes included 80's, Gothic, Corpse Bride, 50's, Wes Anderson, Alice in Wonderland, Frankenstein, Celestial + Hollywood Glamour [phew!!!]]
+Was featured in several blogs including Whimsical Wonderland Wedding [twice], Un-Wedding [3 times], Magpie, Festival Weddings, Brides Up North and Your Bristol + Somerset [magazine]
+I spent a lot of time re-branding, getting branded images and creating my website again [from scratch] this took months and was a lot of work...probably my biggest achievement for managing to get it done!
+Managed to get to page 1 on Google for 'Alternative Wedding Stationery'
+Got to 140k+ unique viewers on Pinterest
+And finally...set up a number of partnerships with awesome suppliers like Union Weddings, Carmela Events and Hen Queens
When I see it all written down...I feel so happy and excited to be starting a new achievement list...and what will come...
Plans [so far] for 2020:
+Taking part in Bristol Paintworks open day (Jan)
+Organising a kick ass wedding styled shoot in Shoreditch (Feb)
+Heading to Manchester for the 1st ever Most Curious fair there as well as popping to Most Curious London to catch up with all the suppliers (Feb)
That's not a lot, but I have ideas and thoughts coming out of my pores so that's just a starting point [we are only 2 days in]!
Basically, I'm ready to take 2020 by the balls and smash all of my goals and plans...I just have to get them down on paper first!
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