2007. What a great year it has been!
On the personal front, believe it or not, in one year.... I saw my 2 daughters, Kristin and Amanda, walk down the aisle! Being a Wedding Planner is hard enough by itself but being the Mother of The Bride is an equally daunting task, while still being very involved with the design and completion of these most special days in our lives. I truly feel that this experience, which could only be gained when you are put in the seat of the 'Mother of the Bride', has brought me an even more profound understanding of how incredibly crucial, having a Wedding Planner is! Kristin's wedding was held in Cayman, and Keisha Parcells (the Manager of our Special Events Division) was the appointed Wedding Planner, who I have to tell the world, did a phenomenal job! Think about it, being the wedding planner to the daughter of the most fastidious and attention to detail Mother of the Bride you could think off! My hats off to Keisha and the entire team for everything they did, words can never portray the gratitude and thankfulness, both myself and our entire family had for all they did. We had a most wonderful wedding and I truly was able to be the Mother of the Bride! Amanda's wedding was held in Keswick, in the Lake District in England, and this was another incredible challenge, and certainly taught me about planning a destination wedding thousands of miles away. Again with the help of my great team of experts and diligent staff, I was able to make my eldest daughters' wedding dreams come true in another land!
Celebrations was also featured in several international TV shows. Some of which were: the NFL Quarterback Challenge in June; BET Jazz Fest in November ; and in December, the brand new Special Edition on Style Network's " My Destination Wedding with the Knot" . aired. What an honor to be part of this special one hour show with Carley Rooney from The Knot. Not to mention that the 6 hour mini-series of "Weddings Away - Cayman Islands" that focused on myself and Celebrations for the entire series keeps repeating on the Travel Channel.
It is with great insight and zeal that I look forward to next year, with the prospects of always refining and producing weddings and events, that speak to the very soul of the clients involved. I started what we are doing now, many years ago, and my passion and desire to make people happy, has not changed whatsoever, and anyone who works with Celebrations, becomes part of this incredible passion of making the Celebrations in people's lives everything they can be.
The Celebrations Team has grown over the year. I've welcomed bright and promising new members and I am very excited with the prospect of continuing with this growth in the future.
This year has also introduced me to the wonderful world of blogging. It has been such a great experience to be a part of this very dynamic medium. I'm looking forward to share more of Celebrations' stories as it unfolds.
Here's to a great 2008! Let's keep the celebrations going all year! My team and I can't wait to start this brand new year with bigger and better ideas.
Here's a quick glimpse of some of the events and weddings that Celebrations created in 2007.