My summer wedding season has come to an end and I'm busy working on design plans for 2014 events, prepping for the holiday season and trying to get as caught up as possible on paperwork as I prepare to take a spring sabbatical.
Expanding one's family while working in the wedding and event industry has always been a conundrum for me, it has to be so carefully scheduled into the year and the thought of that sort of intense planning has intimidated me for a long time. But somehow my husband and I managed to make it happen and frankly, it couldn't have happened any more perfectly. We wanted two children, and we're getting them-- all at once. Samuel and I are expecting identical twins in late March or early April. We were simultaneously shocked and thrilled when we got the news, and are still trying to adapt to the idea of an "insta-family." Due to the high-risk nature of a monozygotic pregnancy, I'll be slowing down dramatically where work is concerned beginning in January as I enter my third trimester. I intend to take March, April and May off work (fortunately these are some of my slowest months of the year-- events that are already on our books will be supervised by me but executed by my incredible assistants), with no additional bookings being accepted for those months. I also will not be accepting any travel bookings between now and June 1st. It's hard for me to wrap my head around the idea of not working and knowing myself, I'll probably continue as much as I'm able... but since this will be my only experience having babies, I also want to give myself the time to get to know my wee babes and settle into a routine with them before jumping back in to my normally crazy and hectic work schedule. I plan to be back to editorial styling and installing events on June 1, 2014.
Our regular and booked clients have been notified and everyone has been so gracious and lovely about this little upcoming break. I can't thank you all enough for your continued support and I look forward to working with you again next summer! In the meantime, I hope to get back to more regular blogging, so check back later this week - I'll be sharing photos from one of my 2012 weddings as well as the recipe for my favorite carrot cake!
Image | Floral Design | Styling by Lauryl Lane.