Holy Moly guys it's here.
It's been hard to think of exactly what to write here. I haven't had the words really. I have been thinking about this day for literally 7 months and it's finally here. Like a kid on Christmas, I just can' t stop smiling. One Sweet Day in May is my baby and now she's all grown up. This little company is honestly what I think about every second of every day. It hasn't been around too long, but it's my whole heart. I wanted a space that shows my clients exactly who I am and what they can expect from the One Sweet Day in May experience and here it is.
Ashlee Proffitt is to thank of all the gorgeousness and when I meet her in November at the Creative @ Heart Conference I will be sure to give her all the hugs I owe her (which is about a million). I first contacted Ashlee back in October and we set a date for March 1st to get started. A whole 5 months away. Yikes! So I set up a little site as a sit in and it worked, it did it's job, but it wasn't me. Well that all changes today my friends and I get to FINALLY share it with you.
Being branded is a huge thing to do, it's an investment and it really makes you find and learn exactly who you are. And that is just what I needed. I blogged a while back that I was thinking of jumping into full wedding planning and then backed off. Could I be good at it? Definitely. But I want to be great at florals and I felt (still do) that that is where my heart is. I ended up being truly thankful that Ashlee couldn't start my brand until March because it was time I and One Sweet Day in May needed. And what I have is this tiny little spec of the internet that looks and feels like me. I told Ashlee that I was really wanting a mix of Kate Spade inspired details with the romantic feel and devotion to marriage like that of Southern Weddings. And she gave me just that, in my own "One Sweet" way.
For starters, I have logo! A real gorgeous logo that's all mine!! I thank my lucky stars for Taylor Schumann She is the lovely lady behind this beautiful creation and I just love her. Along with being an incredible calligrapher she has an amazing story of strength and survival over on her blog that you should read. Truly inspiring. Plus the girl's hilarious and keeps me laughing daily through her Facebook and Instagram posts.
Taylor thank you for giving me your time and talent. My new logo is perfect and I will be putting it on absolutely everything. There are so many other people to thank for making this happen. I honestly was surrounded by the best team of people to bring this to life.
Here's a look into what we created through this process starting with my super fun and girly brand board.
To Ashlee- Thank you for getting to know me and giving me exactly what I wanted. Thank you for your patience and giving me the tools to take One Sweet Day in May to the next level. Your support, encouragement, and your talent for branding amazes me and I'm so thankful to have been able to work with you.
Andrea Pesce is the one who took all these stunning images of the One Sweet Office and my head shots for the rebrand. Which I can't wait to show more of. I am so thankful for your friendship Andrea. You are such a talented photographer and I love that you have found a niche with creative entrepreneurs. I will cherish these photos forever. We need another coffee date soon.
To my industry friends, What would I do without you. Especially Anna and Amy. Owning your own business is weird and different and I'm so thankful to have friends like you who get it. Anna, Thank you for your honesty and suggestions throughout this process. Thank you for your internet/blogging smarts and pragmatic views on things. And Amy thank you for lending your creative eye to every photo text I sent you the past few months. You two were like my secret little team and I'm so lucky to have you both in my life. Friends like these are so important and I love mine dearly. Whether it's business advice, a website glitch, or sending a virtual high-five, industry friends get you through the worst days and celebrate even your littlest wins with you. It sometimes gets lonely here in this little office of mine and knowing I have a little tribe that are only a text away makes it so much better.
To my family, lifelong, and non-industry friends. Thank you for taking the time to listen to me. I love you guys so much. You all give me your time even when you don't know what the heck I'm talking about. You let me vent and just talk my little heart out (and you all know this girl can talk haha) Thank you for sharing in my excitement every step of the way and putting up with my texts asking your opinions. You were the ones I asked the important questions to. The questions that gave me the answers that really made me understand what I wanted One Sweet Day in May to be. And hearing all of you say "that is so you" was the best feeling.
To Christopher, I love that you thought the old One Sweet Day in May was perfect, but also supported me when I wanted to take it to the next level. Thank you for loving me even when I don't deserve it. I know this whole process has made me a little M.I.A. the past few weeks, but you were a huge piece of the puzzle on the rebrand journey. After all, One Sweet Day in May started with you. This wouldn't exist if it wasn't for you. I know it's hard to understand sometimes what what'm doing with little business of mine, but thank you for letting me follow my dreams, even if if means the house is a disaster thanks to my crazy ideas. Thank you for bringing me dinner and snacks when I work well into the night. Thank you for being patient with me when I asked you a thousand questions and made you listen to all my website content to get it perfect. Your honesty is something I will always need. I couldn't do any of this without your support and understanding, so thank you and I'm very grateful I get to walk through life with you. I love you very much.
And last but definitely not least I want to thank Ashley and Tyler Herrinton of The Herrintons. They created my fun little promo video and were so patient when I messed up almost every sentence...side note, speaking while being filmed is a little terrifying haha. I am obsessed with my video and quite honestly have watched it about a dozen times just this morning and have texted Ashley with almost nothing but celebration emojis, but they are so talented and my video portrays my business perfectly! I love them so much and be sure to check out the video over on my about page.
Tomorrow I'll be doing a little Friday Introductions post for those of your that are new around here. And there will also be a super fun giveaway with some of my favorite things that you're not going to want to miss. Thank you for all the texts, phone calls, and sweet emails this week, y'all are the best!
Welcome to the new One Sweet Day in May. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Image by Andrea Pesce Photo.