December 20, 2019
Every year that passes seems to go faster than the last. So cliché but oh so true! Looking back on 2019’s events and projects…it can feel like a whirlwind, and it’s easy to lose sight of each moment that propelled us forward to where we are today. So we pause. We pause to remember each bout we pinned on, each escort display we styled, each napkin we folded (or tied or draped or knotted), each processional we cued, each happy tear we lended a tissue for, each couple who started their journey together as husband and wife or wife and wife or husband and husband (LOVE IS LOVE). And as we take a moment to soak it all in the one word that resonates is grateful.
We are grateful to do what we do, living and working surrounded by love. We are grateful to learn from each new design that challenges us. We are grateful to grow, expanding our team and our geography. We are grateful for the flexibility to balance our professional endeavors with full, blessed personal lives. We are grateful to cultivate new relationships with talented vendors and steward existing ones. We are grateful for clients who teach us something new. We are grateful to celebrate, bringing hospitality and beauty to each and every corner of the world that we possibly can.
And of course every job, every event, every relationship isn’t all rainbows and sunshine. They each have their stressors, but at the end of the day we are grateful to know love actually is all around (name that movie!).
To each and everyone of our couples, thank you. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your celebrations. Thank you for trusting us to design a day that truly feels like a reflection of your story. Thank you for the memories behind us and the merriment ahead. Thank you for making all we do and have possible.
the JALD team