Monday, August 10, 2009

With a Flourish Turns One

This week marks the one year anniversary of With a Flourish. In some ways a year feels like a very long time and in other ways it feels like it was only a few weeks ago that I was typing the first words to my very first blog post. 5 weddings, 102 blog posts and too many cups of chai latte to count later, here are a few highlights:

1. Working with very fun, creative brides and grooms.

2. Creating a wedding planning organizer with Yoko of Pulp & Circumstance and Vert Yoko Chapman.

3. Entering my catchphrase (made up by Nicole) into a Jasmine Star contest and winning a website for a year – best part was being mentioned on Jasmine’s blog.

4. Meeting fantastic vendors and mentors.

5. Having a booth at the Wonderful Wedding Show and being interviewed for CTV news.

6. Also being interviewed on Breakfast Television.

I know that I am very blessed to have a job that I love, and I have been surrounded by very talented people, 3 in particular: My husband, Sam, who may not have known anything about weddings a year ago but knows me and is a safe and practical sounding board, Nicole who designed everything from the business name to magazine ads and is one of the first people that I run business ideas by, and Adrienne who is the decor coordinator of With a Flourish and works on wedding days with me - she is highly organized and super creative and I don't know what I'd do without her to brainstorm with. Blessed.

Year 2 is looking good. We’re well on the way to tripling our numbers, and launching a really neat new concept in the next few weeks. This blog has expanded from being read by my mom and sister-in-law, to being read by an international audience looking for green wedding tips. Thanks for reading! I can’t wait to find out what’s in store for us in the next year.


Anonymous said...

I enjoy mondays, where I come to work, and start my day by enjoying a cup of coffee and your blog (sams too). I am glad and excited to be able to come along on your journey with you (via blog and conversations), and am so excited for you! Congrats!


Cheryl said...

Congratulations on all you have achieved this past year! I know you have many amazing creative ideas and I look forward to seeing them come to fruition in the years to come. Yes, your mom still reads your blog! Luv ya.

Jess - With a Flourish said...

I could have guessed that the two comments on this post would come from my most faithful readers:) Thanks for reading.

Crystal (ImagineMag) said...

Congratulations on 1 year! You have definitely had a very exciting year and I hope your business continues to grow in leaps and bounds over the next year as well.