I can't believe Christmas has come and gone and we're heading into the new year on Monday! This time of year is always kind of bitter-sweet for me. I LOVE Christmas and spending time with family, and all the activities, so after all of that is over I really have to remind myself of all the great things coming up. And there are lots of amazing things coming up in 2018 that you won't want to miss!
Recap of 2017
This has been an amazing year! After moving back to Omaha in 2016, this year was my first official wedding season in the area. I was so happy that I ended up booking 15 weddings, which is my max that I take per year! Each one was so special and I can't thank each one of my sweet couples enough for trusting me to plan and design their wedding days.
We ended 2017 with the best gift ever! Beckett William Johnson arrived on December 13th at 9:14 am. He was 6 lbs 14 oz and 19.75" long. He wasn't due until January 1st, but with a little intervention from our awesome doctors, he arrived early! We were so happy to get to celebrate his first Christmas with him this year!
Coming in 2018!
2018 is looking to be just as busy of a year as 2017! Personally, I'll be adjusting to being a mom of two! I also turn 30 on January 7th! (Still not sure how I feel about that!!!) Business-wise, I am almost completely booked already, but do have some dates open if you're looking for a planner, designer, or florist! I'm also already booking up for 2019! I love working with couples early in their engagement, so it's been fun to start looking ahead to 2019 as well.
Not only am I looking forward to every wedding that I've booked for 2018, but I've also been working on a really exciting secret project for the last couple months. You're going to see some big changes in 2018, but each one is so intentional and important. You'll start seeing little hints throughout the next few months with the big announcement coming in April!
Word of the Year: Refresh
Going into 2018, my word of the year is REFRESH. After booking out completely in 2017, there are some things that I want to update. My overall values and vision for my company won't change, but there are details that will be refreshed! I want to continue to serve my couples and make their day as beautiful and special as possible, but I'll be implementing some new changes to make the process even easier. I'll also be adding some exciting additional services
I also want to refresh my personal life. With adding Beckett to our family, we've had to make some adjustments. Raising a toddler AND a newborn is hard work, but I LOVE every minute of it. I'm ready to set some boundaries so I can separate my business and personal life. I will never get these sweet years back and I want to be present during family time. These boundaries won't take away from any of the services that I'm offering my clients, my clients will just get their own, designated time.
I'm ready for 2018 to be the best year yet! What are you looking forward to in 2018? If your answer includes a wedding, let's chat!