"There's nothing a Thai Foot Spa and a glass of Veuve can't fix"....
It's been a few busy weeks (well, 6 to be precise) since I've returned from a beautiful snow filled holiday. I cannot believe how quickly time has flown and now we are well into the throes of the Spring wedding season again!
It's amazing how easily we forget the reason we do what we do. The long nights on the computer, the sleepless nights - all thanks to the constant wedding planners checklist mulling around a permanently wired brain. Then there's the long days where you run around for 16 hours rigging lights, delivering bouquets, placing tablescapes and coordinating a myriad of detailed and convoluted timelines to ensure the smooth and seamless execution of an exceptionally well planned wedding event.
And - I bloody well love it.
Sure - it has its moments, and me being the sometimes impatient, relatively impulsive and creative person that I am, can have moments where it's all a little overwhelming, but that's nothing a Thai Foot Spa and a glass of Veuve can't fix. It's nothing half a day off on a Monday riding in the sunshine and a little homeware retail therapy can't fix.
(I almost bought a superbly hideous cockatoo shaped lamp today for the office. It was so hideous it was simply 'quiche'. And I loved it. Unfortunately the girls in the office did not).
The point of all this is that it's so important to sit back and take a breather. Grab a friend whose not involved in the wedding. Go for a dance, get your hair done, go indulge in cake. You're dress will still fit even if you eat 3000 calories in a day. It's just as important for you to unwind before the wedding and NOT think about the wedding as it is for me to do so.
Happy wife = happy life, boys. Happy planner = ripper wedding.
The reason I started this wedding planning business and the reason I live for the constant busy life is because deep down I'm so in love with love. Sometimes I forget about that and think about the job and getting it done. Sometimes we get so busy in executing seamlessly planned events that we forget about the bigger picture.
But at the end of the day, that's all that matters. It's the bigger picture that counts. It's the love and laughter, the relationships, friendships, experience, creativity and the overwhelming passion to witness true love and know that you were a part of that. It's all about the moments... The moments we witness and that undeniable passion we see in people for their partner, their child, their family, their friends. It's warming and feel good and makes this job the very best job on earth.
Bring on wedding season and here's to meeting you and working with you to create a beautiful wedding that is as dear to me as it is to you.
Happy Wednesday :)
Reference: 'Quiche; the opposite of lame, the quintessential descriptive word to describe something that is quite simply exceptional in the most unpredictable way'
Courteousy of Studio Manager; Michael Taylor of Milque Photography