We are pretty confident that behind every great business, there is an incredible graphic designer. Ours is Catherine. She’s absolutely everything, including our new best friend. Re-branding takes patience, ya’ll, especially when you’re dealing with two high-strung perfectionists like ourselves (three cheers for Cat, everyone!).
When Monica and I started this adventure a little over a year ago, we had no idea what we were doing. Grand Occasions was a pipe dream on our notebooks in the back corner of Clique Coffee Bar. We were two twenty-somethings with crappy day jobs and empty bank accounts who wanted to do something great. I wanted creativity, she wanted organization, I dreamed of wedding colors and floral arrangements, she dreamed of timelines and spreadsheets. And, being the hopeless romantics that we are, we both dreamed about playing a vital role in happy couple’s love stories.
So here we are, 13 months and 11 days later. Monica is managing our budget and editing itineraries; I’m sketching stylized wedding shoots and decorating anything and everything I can get my hands on. We’ve coordinated 12 weddings, and have booked 13. We’ve created 3 style shoots, and booked 5. We’ve had 2 (phenomenal) interns and 1 (perfectly dynamic) team member. We’ve come so much farther than we could have ever imagined.
Sure, there were and will always be rough patches (tip: don’t let Sarah near the budget, and don’t let Monica near the centerpieces). But we are the perfect combination of “Type A” and “Type B,” and both as stubborn as ever.
We are in this for the long hall (pun intended) and could not be more excited to begin our second year of business.
So here’s to the beginning of year number two, the beginning of regular blog posts (fingers crossed), and the beginning of our re-branded self!
Cheers to all the mushy love stuff,
We had a professional team photoshoot at the end of the summer wedding season (thank you, Faithful Photography!) and this is what happens when you’re best friends first, and business partners second…just too classic not to share.
p.s. If you’re ever in need of a fabulous graphic designer (and we mean seriously talented), get in touch with Cat! Be sure to tell her the classy ladies at Grand Occasions sent you 🙂
Beautifully Noted creates custom designs that inspire. Catherine specialize in wedding design, but welcomes any design requests! To get started, just fill out website contact form or email her directly at [email protected]!
p.s.s. If you’re ever in need of a website wizard, get in touch with our main man, Taylor. He loves that crazy code crap, and he accepts tips in the form of Diet Coke.