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My little Sweet Heart stopped by yesterday, so I did what I usually do.
I feel like Spring is really on the way now that I have spent a few hours at the Fredrick Meijer Gardens today with their annual Foremost Butterfly Exhibit going on. It seems like there were more butterflies this year as opposed to the last time I was there, which was about 6 years ago. It definitely was a lovely day to go and I felt inspired for my upcoming year.
Last weekend, my husband and I had a phenominal and fantastic opportunity to hold a booth at the West Michigan Bridal Show and 2009 Women’s Expo. It was a long weekend and well worth it as I had the chance to meet hundreds of brides planning for their fantasy event. Not only did I get a chance to meet future brides but several vendors such as Shutter Booth, Molesta Floral, True Vine Creations, and many more photographers, Shutter Sam Photography, Matt Pratt Photography, and Kyle Bultman Photography, as well as my friend, Krinn, from Affordable Flowers. It was such a pleasure to meet so many of you and I look forward in seeing you again in the near future.
During the weekend, there were a couple activities running for the Bridal Show such as the Bridal Run where brides had a chance to win $1000 for their wedding event held by 104.5 WSNX and Molesta Floral held a bouquet toss for brides for a chance to win a free bouquet.
Thank you so much to all of the show participants and friends and families who stopped by!!!
Saturday afternoon the 5/3 Ball Park held their annual Winter Beer Festival. It held over 40 Michigan beer vendors including Founder Brewing Co., Hop Cat, Grand Rapids Brewing Co., Big Buck Brewery, North Peak, and many more with over hundreds of brewed beer. Patrons came bundled as it was still yet a cold day even with it being nice and sunny outdoors. However, they remained to be festive with fun winter caps and snowsuits. If you were hungry, hamburgers, bratwursts, and turkey legs the size of your face were available and a live band kept the entertainment rolling.
Nonetheless, spirits were high on Saturday with a nice cold glass of beer!
Last Sunday, I made my trek to Detroit for the Red Carpet Events Bridal Expo which took place in the ball room of the MGM Casino. It was an amazing event that held several wedding vendors such as cake designers, event coordinators, florists, and many photographers. There also was a live bridal fashion show held for prospective brides. Macy’s matched the event with several red item household goodies that can be added to the Macy’s bridal registries.
It was definitely a successful day for many vendors and Red Carpet Events!
WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Emery & Company Photography has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™!
In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US. That means Emery & Company Photography is one of the very best Photographers.
Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.
“We are excited to launch this annual award program to honor high-performing vendors based solely on the experiences of our WeddingWire community,” according to Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s recipients have set the bar high, exhibiting excellent service and expertise in the wedding industry.”
Emery & Company Photography would like to thank our past clients for speaking on our behalf and helping us win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award!
Beltline Bar of Grand Rapids had their annual Employee Appreciation Party Monday evening to celebrate another successful year. The event was held at Wenger’s Bowling Alley in Grand Rapids and festivities began with a buffet of food and drinks at the bar. Employees were welcome to bowl if they chose to or mingle amongst each other. Later a raffle was held as some employees got a chance to win prizes and gift certificates.
There was also a choicee to get up and sing to your little heart’s content as karoke was available but the night was ended nicely with Petey Traxx and Angela giving a live performance. They were fantastic and the crowd loved them. Good work you guys.
And great job, Beltline Bar, for 55 years and still going!!!
Nothing like icicles dripping off the roof in the midst of winter.
It must come with age to know the years just fly right by. I look back at 2008 and can’t believe how quick it came and went. Personally, I have deemed 2008 as The Year of Babies. Almost all of my closest friends brought forth beautiful little people into this world and I am so very thankful to be a part of that and a part of their lives. I keep thinking a new generation has just begun, but really I am so excited that their lives will be a whole new journey for them.
And now it’s 2009! 2009!! I would be lying if I said that our economy in this beautiful state of Michigan didn’t bother me. At the same time, I know deep within my heart that 2009 is going to be a fantastic year and will be filled with inspiration and opportunities. When doors shut, windows open and I feel like I’m in a cabana in Costa Rica with the sun out and the fresh ocean breeze sifting in.
2009 will be great for you, as well, because I have so much in store for you. I hope you continue to stay tuned as Emery & Company Photography will be adding new things to the collection and opportunities will arise for sessions and gifts.
Thank you all so much for being a part of our family as I have become so much of yours. And I hope 2009 will be open windows for you as well!!!
Some of my favorite things about Christmas decorating is snowflakes and christmas lights. After the snow stop coming down this evening I manage to throw on my snowboots and wade through the feet of snow capturing the pretty lights around our house. Boy was it cold.