Sunday, December 19, 2010

Chic Sweets: A Year in Review

                                         Image Credit: Limelight Photography
                                          Image Credit: Mark Moberg Photography
                                          Image Credit: Luminaire Foto
                                                      Image Credit: Victor's Photojournalism
                                          Image Credit: Carrie Wildes Photography

                                        Image Credit: Limelight Photography
                                        Image Credit: Lauren Pauline Photography
                                       Image Credit: CSE Photography

So maybe it's too early to summarize the whole year, but I've just been reflecting of how wonderful, challenging, hard and amazing this year has been!

Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be sitting here and living (working) my dream of starting my own business. Never could I have imagined the array of emotions that I would be faced with everyday. This evening's emotion: just unbelievably grateful. Grateful to those that took me in from the very beginning, believed in me, gave me a chance and continue to be my mentors everyday. MMD Events, Sandy Rule, Limelight, Cyndi Edwards, Carrie Wildes, Signature Events by DesignStaci Mandikas Anglo Couture, Diana Tamayo, Monica Varner, Aymee Brace--Thank you for grabbing me by the shoulders and letting me know that I can do this.

And for those that have taken their amazing abilities behind the lens to capture my work-THANK YOU: to Phillip Lloyd, Mark Moberg, CSE Photography, Limelight, K&K Photography, Luminaire Foto, Carrie Wildes, Kimberly Dyer...without your work quite simply, I could not do mine.

The Cake Blog, Save the Date for Cupcakes, Style Me Pretty, Daytime NBC, Good Morning America ABC and Celebrations at Home--I'm not sure what else to say but thank you for supporting my work and bringing it to a larger audience I never knew was even possible. Truly, your support leaves me completely awestruck.

And to my unofficial cheerleader (minus the outfit), my husband. Who has supported me from the moment I sat him down and told him this was my dream. He lifts me up and carries me during the dark days and rallies behind me when I could not be happier. Most of all, he constantly challenges me to do better, be better, and most of all, be fearless. And at the end of the day, I'm not sure I would be at this place without him.

And finally (as if I could not make this any longer) my core team...they have loved me, supported me more, put up with me and stayed up in the wee hours of the night working with me...Gerald, Becki, Carmen, Josh, Jen and most of all, my family...THANK YOU.

Sorry for the novel...wasn't sure it wasn't going to turn out like this when I started. Just had the immense need to reflect and share all of my thoughts (and love) for this year!

Happy Holidays and can't wait for 2011!!!!!!!!!


1 comment:

  1. Natalie, it is so exciting to see how far you have come!! You are an amazing designer and sweets artist. Can't wait to work with you again and see where 2011 takes us!!