Monday, December 14, 2009

2009 in Review

I started this year off with apprehension. Like most people I get apprehensive about the unknown and running my business while starting our family was definitely unknown. But what an amazing year we had here at Memorable Events! I cannot be more thankful for the AMAZING brides and grooms, the FANTASTIC vendors and venues, and my AWESOME crew.

This year was fun with the majority of our ceremonies being outdoors, which always involve their own unique twists. It was great to have so many challenges to increase our experience and knowledge. This industry is always growing and changing, it is wonderful to grow with it.

Some of the fantastic venues we were honored to work at this year included:

The Ravines Golf Course (Saugatuck)
Windmill Island & Gardens (Holland)
McIntosh Apple Orchard & Winery (South Haven)
The Wave Room @ Celebration Cinemas (Grand Rapids)
Spring Grove Park (Grandville)
Frederick Meijer Gardens (Grand Rapids)

It would take me forever to list all the amazing photographers, florists, bakers, caterers, musicians, etc., etc. from the past year. But I am so thankful to know so many talented people in the industry and know that I can call on them when I have an important project.

Our couples from 2009 were super creative and included so many fun and unique personal touches to their big days. Vibrant colors, romantic settings, yummy treats, every detail was gorgeous. I am so humbled that I was able to help them make their visions come to life.

This was the first year that I took on an intern to help Memorable Events and it was such a great decision! I had two lovely ladies from GVSU that assisted me with day of duties, Therese and Stephanie. They did a great job. Also, having my associate Amber around was a huge help as well.

All in all it was a great year and I'm so thankful for every moment. Looking forward to the future of Memorable Events!