Hi, everyone! Lindsey here again! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to post something a little more casual and personal on the blog. What better time for a heart-to-heart chat with the internet than the holiday season? Plus, I have something I want to tell you…
To our clients: thank you, thank you, thank you for being one of the greatest joys of my life. (I’m about to get real corny real quick, so prepare yourselves). There are no words to truly express how grateful and thankful I am for our clients who have entrusted us with the biggest day of their lives. In allowing us to help you make your dreams come true, you’ve made my dreams come true, too. At Wildflower, we strive to create real and authentic relationships with our couples so that when the day arrives, they feel like they have their friends by their side. You guys have made this so easy to achieve, and these working relationships almost always turn into real friendships.
Now that I’ve professed my love to all of you, there are a few more people I need to thank before this sappy blog post can end.
To my husband: *insert mushy lovey stuff here.* Just kidding… kinda. Ryan is the most supportive man in the entire world. Even though I work two jobs and balance a full client load with Wildflower, Ryan never says a single word about me working long hours. He doesn’t make me feel guilty for being glued to my computer, or taking phone calls at random times of the day. He has happily picked up all of the household duties that I’ve dropped the ball on, and has never complained once. He celebrates the big wins with me and hugs me through the growing pains. He’s everything I could have hoped for in a partner. I love you, Ryan!
To my mom: my number 1 fan since the jump. Even though she may be legally obligated to support me. But at least doesn’t make me feel that way. She has always been the mom who has allowed me to spread my wings and find my own way, never imposing her own regrets or life choices on me. My mom has always been the rock of my family, but ever since my dad passed away due to Pancreatic cancer in 2006, she has had to fill the presence of two parents. She has done so tenfold. My sisters and I are a demanding bunch, but she continues to love us unconditionally and set the bar insanely high for what the perfect parent should be. I love you, Mom!
To my sisters: my ride or dies. You two have ridden this roller coaster of life with me, through the ups and downs, hand in hand, together. I’ll never be able to properly express how much I love and appreciate you two. Not many sisters can get to a place of real friendship and I’m so thankful we’ve been able to reach that point. You are both such an immense source of comfort and love for me. You’re my go-tos for sharing ideas, getting advice, venturing about the other sister (or mom) or whatever life situation I’m dealing with that day. I couldn’t be more thankful for you.
To Dara: the beauty and brains of Wildflower! Thank you for embarking on this journey with me, and for being the best business partner from the start. You have helped me grow Wildflower to amazing heights, and I am so appreciative of everything you do for me and for this business.
To the rest of our loving and supportive Wildflower Team: As Wildflower continues to grow, we have been fortunate enough to add amazingly talented, kind, badass women to our expanding team. Jessy and Vanessa have fit seamlessly into our WF day-of team, handling and managing everything we have thrown at them with grace. I’m slightly questioning how we ever survived without them!
To Sara, Wildflower’s Digital Coordinator: I’m not just saying this because she’s essentially writing this post, but bringing Sara on to my team as our go-to social media, blog, and newsletter gal has been life-altering. She has taken my scribbles of notes and half-thought-out ideas and given life to them. I’ve seen exponential growth in Wildflower’s online presence since bringing her on, and I don’t know what I’d do without her!
(Note from Editing Sara: Lindsey — I love you!!!!! And I love Wildflower. To all of our readers: plz subscribe to Wildflower’s newsletter, Into The Wild. I work hard on it ok. Thank u in advance. Peace and love, S)
To our vendor community: One of the biggest reasons Wildflower has been able to grow (and continues to grow) is because of our amazing vendor community that has welcomed us with open arms. Our photographers, florists, calligraphists, bridal shops, hair and makeup artists, DJs and bands – we are SO thankful to you for working and creating with us, referring clients to us, and taking chances with us! We genuinely could not do any of this Wildflower stuff without your beautiful souls.
Okay, sappy post over. I hope you all have the best Thanksgiving week! I’m thankful for you, I love you, and I hope you all eat as much turkey as your stomachs can fit.