I love the beginning of a new year, you can forget the crappy bits of the year past and learn from all your mistakes (a wonderful opening sentence for 2017!) but bringing all this into the new year with a new understanding and fresh eyes. Last year was phenomenal for Tupelo Tree - 2 new members joined the team, Louisa and Summer, and made my life a whole lot easier! I had some truly awesome couples for 2016 who's weddings were such a reflection on them as a couple, it filled me with joy to be involved in such an intimate day and beginning of their marriage together!
Over the year iv tried to hone in on my skill and specify in bigger scale pieces (which at times can feel like a totally separate job as a builder too!) and really work on my use of greenery in arrangements. This year will be a doozy!! Iv got lots of amazing plans, both flowery and illustration, but you'll see in time where it will all go :)
Having never managed a company or been in a role of this workload, i found last ear stretched me to an elastic i didn't think i could become! But having learnt a lot about my limits and workload, i can very confidently walk into 2017 with my head screwed on the right way!
Thank you to ALL my lovely couples and all the work iv had in 2016, it truly made my life so full. The secret project iv been working on since August will be released in March (so excited!) and from there it all kicks off! I'm completing some long overdue updates to my shop and illustration work... too long overdue really, and soon i will showcase some amazing custom wedding stationary iv had the pleasure of designing too :)
All good things to come. Here are some of my best bits of 2016 - enjoy!
ps. My husband making me this video... what a gift!