january

We've been snowed in for a week now. All across the Southeast, cities have been pummeled with ice and snow. At first it's magical! Snow! Big fluffy flakes falling from the sky! People get to stay home from work. Kids make snowmen and dance snow angels in the yard. Then it gets old. 

I am not one for the cold. Single-digits are not my jam. I do not particularly care for bundling up in a billion layers of clothes. Please give me a white sundress and Jack Rogers sandals and a tan -- I'm in heaven! 

Winter is hard for extroverts, especially those that work from home. Drew and I thrive on human interaction -- being in crowds energizes us! Parties are our THING. But winter means everyone hibernates.... which is cool for about a day, then I'm over it.

 One of our past winter brides on a (used to be rare) snowy day -- shot by  Jeb Wilson of Nashville Photography Group

One of our past winter brides on a (used to be rare) snowy day -- shot by Jeb Wilson of Nashville Photography Group

Is it a shock that my favorite part of wedding planning is the in-person meetings stage of consulting and conceptualizing? I loooove long marathon planning days, getting to know clients better, selecting the components of their wedding to make the day perfect. Unfortunately, it's hard to plan too many of these in January because we always seem to get snowed out!!! I can't tell you how many flights have been delayed or meetings have been canceled because of inclement weather in January. (And that one time I went into labor in February.... but I digress.)

It's apparent to me that Januaries just tend to be hard. A month of sacrifices (hello New Year's resolutions...), bad weather, and cabin fever. What would make an excellent January? Right now all I can think of is a Caribbean destination (maybe scouting some potential wedding venues? ;) ). Open to suggestions, y'all!