High's: I love, love, love that I was able to be a part of 8 weddings this year! Eight couples that vowed to love, honor and cherish each other forever and they allowed me to plan one of the biggest days of their life! I love that I found clients through wedding blogs, Facebook, friends, and advertising. I love that every wedding I planned (day of coordination, partial planning or full planning) was different and I learned so much each time. I met and worked with a lot of vendors and gained a deep appreciation for the ones that stood out as amazing vendors. Among the planning that stands out, I planned a wedding for a couple living in Guam (a 14 hour time difference!) and the bride only visited the states one time in the 16 month planning period. Also, I planned a September wedding in 8 weeks. Over the year, I was able to get over my intimidation of blogging and began to post regularly (average 12 times/month) and even more amazing, when I posted the blogs to the Felicity C Weddings Facebook page, people actually read my posts!! Speaking of the FCW page, as of today it is at 278 'fans' and growing which blows.my.mind.
Low's: Unfortunately, with all the great high's of the year, there were a few lows. Starting my own business from scratch has been a great learning process to say the least. Trying to balance my personal time with my company has been a pendulum swinging in both directions but I think I do have a better hold on balance as 2010 came to a close. I think the biggest low of 2010 was working with vendors who did not have my clients' best interests in mind. I really learned this year that what vendors are really offering clients (myself included) is 50% actual service and 50% customer service. Overall, every little obstacle that I came across taught me something new and I feel very ready to bring on a new year of weddings & events.
My goals for 2011 is to keep researching, blogging, expanding, and of course to continue planning- in short to keep learning. Once again, thank you so much to all the family, friends, clients, vendors, and 'fans' that support Felicity C Weddings. You have truly made my dreams come true. I haven't gotten all the professional photos back yet but here are some of my fantastic 2010 clients. I am posting ceremony pictures only because that is why I do what I do- love. Enjoy!
Diamond Wedding 5.22.10
Photo credit: Lindsay MacDonald Weddings
Fehnel Wedding 6.26.10
Photo credit: Clair Pruett Photography
Barton Wedding 9.11.10
Photo credit: Sparkle Photography
Ford Wedding 9.25.10
Photo credit: Procopio Photography
Himes Wedding 10.3.10
Photo credit: Jacqueline Schlossman Photodocumentary