A few months ago (I distinctly remember I was 40 weeks pregnant at the time) I mentioned to a friend of mine how much I wish that my wedding planning experience had been different. It’s been almost 6 years now since I went through the process, but this still sticks in my mind. I wished I had a community of women who were also planning their weddings – to share the joys with, to build enthusiasm with, and to share the experience with. I mentioned a desire to start something like that for women in the Charlottesville area (“perhaps over coffee …”, I said).
Jennifer took this idea and went full speed ahead. Of course, she added her event planning expertise, and by the time Lucien arrived she was ready to go big, with monthly meetings at different locations around the area where brides could have their weddings. She also had the brilliant idea to spotlight a different vendor each month, inviting them to share their knowledge with the women in the group. And so, The Bridal Ring was born. You can check out the website here: www.thebridalring.com.
All this is very exciting, and we’re thrilled about the publicity we’ve gotten so far. We’ve been featured on the CvilleEntremom website and just a few weeks ago we were on TV! You can see video of both the interview and the news show coverage of The Bridal Ring’s blog by clicking here.
I have to admit that my husband is a little afraid (“two businesses and a baby in two years?”) but also really excited. I love connecting with people; I’ve always been a people person. That’s one of the many reasons why I love photography, and one of the reasons why I’m so excited about this new venture. How will this go with a new baby and a new business on top of my photography? We’ll find out!