Ciao 2017, and Thank You

As we welcome 2018, I can’t help but be grateful for all that 2017 was for us. We had the privilege to work with so many incredible clients and work on so many incredible events. It seems that each year the creativity of those we work with gets greater, the events get more interesting, the weddings get more personal, and the fact that we are chosen to bring all of this to life gets more and more exciting.

These are a few of our favorite moments, whether they were sweet, in general memorable, or laughable in one way or another. During each event we learn and grow, but more importantly, we takeaway an experience which is much deeper than the surface.

  • An unbelievably gorgeous wedding during the coldest Texas weather we experienced in years. So cold that the restroom trailers had to be switched out during the ceremony because they had frozen earlier in the day. Plans were changed and adjusted, clients and guests were flexible and all went off beautifully.
  • A successful product launch with CForce Bottling Company. CForce Water was introduced January 2017 and has taken over markets by storm. A strong brand, company and family that brings a lot to the community with their new company.
  • A celebration of Rio Carnival for OPAS Gala 2017.
  • A few weddings on the road. One in Spring Branch with a precious family that we’ve gotten to work during the wedding process of three daughters. We got to work in a new church, new wedding venue, which was spectacular, and were able to work with one of the most organized moms again during the planning. one in Sonora for a girl who will always be family for so many reasons. And who is responsible for the introduction of Kelly and Matt. Being there with Meredith and Bill was special on so many different levels.
  • The ability to work with several clients on projects outside of the normal scope, and instead on weddings for their children or friends.
  • A successful recruitment season with our friends of Texas A&M Panhellenic Council, which ended with a well orchestrated early breakdown and exit strategy because of Hurricane Harvey.
  • Maroon dirt for the Music Activity Center ground breaking.
  • A new engine in a truck. Followed by a lot of other “new items”, which will make it a very good back up truck in 2018.
  • We got to push creative boundaries with clients we know and love so well during events that we get to work on year after year. Champions Council Weekend, Legacy Weekend, tailgate upon tailgate, Zachry progression, Aggie 100, Burgess, Aggie Football, witnessing Robert Earl Keen’s Christmas stage production, Holiday Parties that were jaw dropping, intimate dinners at homes, large scale Gala events in exhibit halls, we got to push the limits.
  • Rhinestone Rodeo for Brazos County Cattle Barron’s Ball 2017.
  • The opportunity to work with one of another one of our clients on their third family wedding to transform the Walker County Fair Grounds for 900 of their closest friends.
  • A Tuesday wedding with a stunning Asian inspired red and gold theme that fit the couple perfectly.
  • Precious coordination clients that we’ve grown to love more and more each day as we plan with them, cherish each moment of the wedding day, and gush over each picture when we get the galleries back. Seeing the personalities come out on each day is the absolute best.
  • The opportunity to collaborate throughout the year with vendors on styled shoots to challenge creativity, keep the cutting edge fierce, and make sure the eye for detail never dies.
  • Behind the scenes with Lyle Lovett during a December Gala. He was generous, kind, gracious and put on one hell of a show.
  • Clear top tent with rain and wind. We’ll revisit that subject on another date. Learning experience and favorite client are two phrases that carried us through.
  • We got a new roof. Which created a cause for new siding. Which makes our building nicely updated with our new porch from last year! As the temperatures warm, we’ll complete our landscaping.
  • Kelly got engaged. Which means, a wedding in 2018.
  • Stephanie graduated and joined us full time, taking on even more weddings as assignments of her own.
  • Ted sported a fancy glitter beard on NYE 2017, which meant the beginning of the new year he has greeted with a clean shave face (almost), and the first few days is wearing PANTS! For those of you who know Ted, you know the rarity of both of these events, which keep us all entertained.

For 2018, we welcome the new challenges, opportunities and possibilities that await. We look forward to creating more moments with clients, each other, and you. Thank you for believing with us.