Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 in Review: Year of the Involved Groom

We are already 12 hours into 2013 and  I am feeling super good about the year.  Not to say that the year 2012 wasn't a great one for The Blissful Bride Weddings and Events...  it was a year of not only fabulous weddings with incredible couples, but one of new affiliations, new team members, new brides for the future and a new look for BBW&E.

We began our year becoming one of the affiliated partners at The Douglaston Manor and were apart of four bridal showcases in which we were able to interact with future couples and taste the fantastic food Douglaston offers. For myself personally, it was great to be in the same place I had gotten married myself 5 years before. They have done some great work to the Manor and it is such a stunning place to get married. (www.thedouglastonmanor.com)

In the midst of preparing for our showcase, we were getting ready for our first wedding of the year. Katisha and Chris were married at Manhattan Penthouse (www.greenmansionscatering.com)  in a wonderful wedding. I met this fabulous couple back in August of 2011 (Katisha was on crutches when I met them), and we planned their wedding together in under 6 months. Katisha and I braved The Great Bridal Expo together (we ditched the crutches and had her sit in a wheelchair) and had a great time talking about the plans in the aftermath of the events. 

Our May wedding for Clarissa and Mike, was held at Fox Hollow (www.thefoxhollow).  I met Clarissa a long time ago in High School and we had gotten reacquainted on Facebook. It was an honor to be asked by both Clarissa and Mike to be their day of coordinator.  Clarissa and Mike had meticulously planned their event for well over a year and it was flawless.

The month of August marked change for The Blissful Bride. We began thinking of re branding and changing our website. It also gave us 2 wonderful new brides in the form of Katherine and Tom and Anjali and Antoine, two 2014 brides who wanted to be ahead in their planning. We are looking forward to 2013 as we will be assisting them throughout the year in preparation.

At the end of August, we added our team member, Elisabeth, who is such a wonderful addition. We're looking forward to working with her on weddings in 2013 and beyond.

Madelyn and Mark's wedding at The Montauk Club of Brooklyn (www.montaukclub.com) was our long awaited wedding of the year. I met Madelyn and her mom back in July of 2011 and we were the second vendor she booked after the venue.  Like her fellow 2012 BBW&E brides, she was meticulously with her wedding planning and like Chris and Mike before him, Mark was an involved groom. It was an intimate affair filled with great music, great food and lots of dancing!

To close out our year, we re branded in time for our Douglaston Showcase and our showcase with A Bridal Affair to Remember.  Our Bliss Bags made it debut and lucky brides got to walk away with one. We also gave away a Free Day of Coordination to October bride, Jane Blankson, as well. We look forward to meeting her this month and beginning working with her.

In addition, we are now apart of the NYCityWeddings.com (LIWeddings.com) Family!

A special thanks to all the vendors we worked with and met along the way in 2012. We look forward to working with you in 2013 and beyond!

Now that we've looked back, we're excited at what lay ahead of us for 2013!!

Congratulations to all the couples who got engaged recently over the holiday season!  Happy New Year!!

xo <3 p="p">The Blissful Bride

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