Spectacular. That is the best word I can choose to sum up how I feel about 2013. For me, it was a year of incredible happiness, both professionally and personally. Coming into the year, I had high expectations for A Little Something White for its first full year in business. And as I reflect back on the year, I cannot help but feel immense pride at what my team accomplished. As a small shop, we all work tirelessly with the goal of ensuring our brides have an amazing experience. We had the pleasure of working with several hundred brides this year and are so grateful for those of you who gave us the opportunity of working with you on your wedding day. Many of you took the time to tell us how happy you were with your experience at A Little Something White, and we are so appreciative of that feedback. It was you speaking up that helped us to receive several accolades this year. For the second year in a row, we were selected as one of The Knot’s best bridal salons, an award that is decided based on the reviews of our brides. Additionally, we received the honor of Moffly Media’s “Best of Gold Coast” award in the Bridal Gowns category. This was voted on by our brides just six months after we opened, and is therefore all the more meaningful for us!
In the midst of this thrilling year for the store, I was blessed with my second child in July, a boy we named William. A lot of people told me I was crazy to start a business and have another child in the same year, but as I reflect back on the last six months, I can only thing that I am immensely fortunate. Will has been a true blessing and while he has added an extra element of crazy to my life, it is far outweighed by the happiness he has brought us. And after successfully (at least I think so) managing a growing business, a newborn, and a three year old over the last five months, I feel incredibly fulfilled both professionally and personally.
I would be remiss if I didn’t end this post with an enormous thank you to my team. To Amber, who managed the store effortlessly over the last five months while I spent a little extra time with my family, and Kim, who joined us in June, hit the ground running from day one, and has dazzled so many of our brides in her short time here, and Bridget, who ensured every single one of our brides had the perfect fit on her wedding day (I’m not kidding, I can honestly say that every single bride was happy with her alterations), I can only say thank you a million times over from the bottom of my heart. You are a special team and I am immensely grateful for everything. Thank you to my family as well, for continuing to support me day in and day out. It is because of you that I am able to dedicate myself to growing this successful business and I am and always will be your biggest fan.
Cheers to an amazing 2014!!
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