I am SO excited about this blog post, I can’t even tell you. I’ve been putting together the final touches of our new wedding consultation space for the past 2 months, and I’ve had zero patience in waiting to share these images :)
So let me clear up some confusion first: I’m sure some have wondered, is this a studio? An office? what is it exactly??
Let me first start by saying that when I first started my business, I did wedding consultations in any nearby coffee shop. Once Jason and I got married, I got adventurous enough to try them at home; but with the cleaning involved before each one, and the fact that my children like to crawl into the laps of potential clients (while cute, not necessarily professional), it was time to move back to coffee shops.
So here I went again, not sure if I could get a table each time, and battling other conversations and noise.
The idea started forming about a year ago that I would LOVE a space to meet clients. A space to showcase my work, my brand, my style; a comfortable setting to relax and learn about each couple that comes through my door. To hear about how they fell in love, and what they are most excited about with their upcoming marriage and wedding.
A space to “go” to work, instead of attempting to edit and feed/change/bathe/play with my children at the same time. A place to dedicate my work time to work, and my home time to my family.
This office was an answer to a year of praying. I had looked and looked and had given up on getting a space. Then one day, after lunch at Two-Toots (my son’s favorite restaurant), Jason and I decided to quit the online search and just drive slowly through Glen Ellyn and Lombard, writing down phone numbers to call about the “for rent” signs.
When I first walked in, I knew. 2 days later, the lease was signed and my excited self was shopping at Home Goods!
I am SO excited to really get some use out of this space, to cultivate the relationships with my couples, to work, and to get some pin-dropping-quiet every once in a while :) Please enjoy the pics!
And just for fun, here is the “before” shot of this place!