Life is Like a Box of Chocolate
Sometimes in life we need subtle reminders and they seem to always present themselves in a very unexpected nature.
Today, as I was sitting on a plane I picked up a book I haven’t touched in months. Peeking out of the back of the book was a card. Not just any card, but it was a thank you card from the couple I planned a wedding for in Florence, Italy this past September.
As a read their words, they seemed to come off the page and grab my heart.
Words such as, “I will miss talking to you daily. Even though we just met I feel like we gained a great friend. I love you for making us a priority, your honesty, and making our stay and wedding perfect”.
“This is without question one of the best moment of our lives, which we are forever grateful”.
There are those who enter this profession as a “business”, however I am not one of those people. I choose this road as a passion, a passion to assist a couple that love one another start their lives together and provide them with memories that will last forever. Memories that they will share with their families, friends, and perhaps one day with their children.
Planning a wedding comes with a huge responsibility. You are given the task to plan one of the most important days of two individuals lives both seamlessly and perfectly.
No pressure whatsoever….
When I choose my collaborators to work with I always keep this in mind as the upmost importance. They must share the same responsibility that I have given my word to provide.
I am so very fortunate, actually blessed that in Florence / Tuscany to have found those that not only share my same work ethic, but they also share my sincerity. If they do not, it is simple… we just will not work together.
When you develop a business in a country you love, with people that are like family, in a place that was built by great artists, poets, sculptors, musicians, inventors, and writers, you must take on the responsibility to make these great spirits proud.
Each time day or night I walk down the Uffizi Corridor I feel as though the statues are keeping a watchful eye over me to ensure I am doing my best to bring out the beauty and greatness of their city, of their country. The legacy they built left behind for people to treasure, adore, and respect.
With each wedding , event, or journey I plan in this spectacular setting I always keep in mind not only my clients, but the citizens, and the artisans of the present day.
The hope I carry in my heart is that that the blonde American wedding planner from Florida will have made them proud.