2012 was a year for firsts with Modern Vintage. As our first full year in business it taught us a lot about who we are as a business and what we can do. It was exciting and challenging and more amazing than we could ever have asked for.
We kicked off 2012 right and rang in the new year with our first official Modern Vintage wedding on New Year’s Eve.
Then, we were incredibly lucky to work with some truly amazing brides all throughout the year. All the weddings that we worked on this year were as different from one another as the couples getting married. We had so much fun getting to know our couples, being creative with them as we thought through their event and getting to celebrate (and occasionally shake our booties on the dance floor) with them on their wedding day.
We weren’t all weddings all the time last year, we also had the privilege of planning a few baby showers and a birthday party! There is nothing like seeing a friend become a mom so we were very thankful to have three showers to plan. It is also fun to see a baby cross that one year mark and smash some cake in their face. (Even though the cake part didn’t happen at the party.)
The first shower for our sweet friend Laine, was a bay-bee sip and see:
Next came a Seuss-a-rific shower for Molly, Jessie’s sister-in-law:
Our last baby shower was a “What are Little Boys Made of” theme for my sister-in-law Bonnie:
We also planned a Vintage Woodland first birthday party for my baby girl Isla:
We spent some time this year getting to design a booth and attend a few bridal shows. We have so much getting to put our heads together and come up with fun new designs, even if we do have to occasionally reign ourselves in a bit. In February, we participated in the Murfreesboro Pink Bridal Show, and got to speak with many awesome brides:
In October, we were a part of the Murfreesboro Doubletree’s Unveiled event, a unique spin on your traditional bridal show. The venue actually set up the ballroom like an actual event, where each vendor showcased what their contributions to an actual reception would be like. We had a blast designing the centerpieces, and sign in table as well as crafting and painting over 80 mini pumpkin favors!
Do you ever get a phone call or e-mail that literally makes you giddy like a seven year old girl? We had a screeching phone conversation when we got the e-mail inviting us to be members of Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book. I mean seriously, we were ecstatic.
We sometimes like to give advice because we have been there and know how easy it is to become a Pinterest overload bride! We wrote a piece for DexKnows Weddings that was featured in September:
We had the privilege of having some of our photos featured in an article in Murfreesboro Magazine in their February bridal issue.
If you have followed us for awhile you will know that we are some craft-loving chicks. We have craft days and just plain ole love to do it. We took this from just being a hobby and put it to practice by selling some of our hand-made items in Simply Southern Marketplace in Murfreesboro. This store is so much fun and I could drop a small fortune there!
We could not be more grateful for the couples, vendors, parents and people we were able to work with and meet in 2012. We are so excited about what 2013 holds for us as a business. I am sure it holds more laughter and love!