My last wedding to wrap up 2012 was...beyond incredible. The couple, the family, the wedding party...they are why I am in this business. They bring tears of joy to my eyes. If you haven't gotten this from me already here it is: my goal and drive to having a successful business is to see the couple, their family, & their friends literally soaking in the essence that is the wedding day. Laughing, crying tears of joy, dancing, singing - whatever it may be - when they are soaking, and not worrying about the day, I have done my job successfully. When the bride feels like a princess, and is looking at her new husband with such adoration and love, nothing fills me like that. I have managed to alleviate her stress, making my heart swell.
I also had to say goodbye to my assistant, who has become a dear friend. She gets me. Working closely with someone, you can't help but get to know them at their worst and best- she has loved me through it all, and has been always so respectful and loving. MJ, I will deeply miss you. Your heart, your hard work ethics, your laughter, how you think I'm funny :), and your deep love for the Lord. You inspire me.
Because of weddings, Rob and I are going away for our anniversary this weekend. Last night we were talking about our day 12 years ago. I remember snippets of it only. One of my little snippets is going into the bathroom alone during the reception, and feeling like a mess. My hair was a mess, my makeup was smudged, and I did not feel pretty. I don't say that for pity, because really, that is when my interest peeked in this desire to give brides the day they deserve. And now, I love that I am doing just that.
... and my heart soars.
|I miss you already, MJ.|
|Happy Anniversary, sweetie.|