Starting this business almost three years ago, I had huge dreams of where it would take us; Clients we were so excited to meet, venues that we wanted to see and have the opportunity to set up at, fellow vendors that we wanted to work with and so much more! Today, I still sit here pinching myself thinking that this could all be a dream. It's hard to believe Matinae Design Studio has taken off as much as it has. I'm feeling beyond blessed! Going into 2012, I knew it was going to be a BIG year but didn't think it would be quite this big of a year and that it would all happen so soon. I mean, we're only 4 weeks into 2012! :)
We have a couple of huge announcements to make and I am keeping my fingers crossed that there will be more announcements to make in 2012!
First and foremost, both of my companies, Matinae Design Studio and Sugar Rush Candy and Confection Bar Rentals have been asked to join an elite group of local vendors that now makes up an organization called "An Officer And A Wedding"! An Officer And A Wedding was created by Andrew of J. Andrew Photography and his wife Joslynn. They've organized quite the group of vendors to sponsor two weddings a year for military couples. This is a cause very close to my heart as both of my grandfathers, along with my cousin and some of my friends, have served. These are couples who have, or are currently, serving our country and have done so much by doing so! Vendors with An Officer And A Wedding will be donating or discounting their products and services to these couples so they can finally have their "dream wedding"! Some of the couples have been married but had to rush and do so before being deployed and didn't get the chance to fully celebrate with their friends and family! The first couple chosen is Eileen and Miguel and we had the honor of meeting with Eileen this week to start her invitation design and talk about other wedding designs that we'll be doing for her! We had such a great time and are beyond excited to be working with them!!
An Officer and A Wedding will also be participating in different charity events year round as well as helping other military couples plan for their big day!
You can "like" An Officer And A Wedding on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/anofficerandawedding, follow us on Twitter @OfficerNWedding, and if you'd like to read more about it and how it got started you can read this blog post by Andrew!
We are so excited to be a part of this and to be working with fellow vendors including J. Andrew Photography, Anamie's Sweets, A House of Flowers, Fairy Godmother Day Of Coordination, PM Custom Catering, Kevin Rush Entertainment, Roger “The Lounge Guy” Martin, Sit-N-Grin Photo Booth, The Randall House, and Fino's Menswear! The list of vendors is still growing too!
Our second announcement is we had the opportunity to work on a top secret project this week with some local vendors. Not much can be said about this as of yet, but we promise it will be amazing when we can post the details about it. This too was a huge dream of our's to work with such amazing vendors on such a unique project! I can't wait to be able to share it with all of you!
One more little glimpse of what is to come! Matinae Design Studio will have a whole new blog-site that will launch soon!
We hope everyone else is enjoying 2012 thus far!