Every time any of us stylists meet someone new or, tell someone what we do for the first time, we always get the same reaction. It’s excitement wound together with curiosity. We’ve all seen the shows and day dreamed with our pinterest’s as inspiration so it’s understandable. It really is an exciting place to spend every day. BUT the real reason it’s easy to get out of bed and come to the boutique every morning is the people and the stories we hear every day. It’s impossible to work here and not fully believe in a thing called love. It’s everywhere and we’re just lucky enough to be surrounded by it every single day.
The other day I had a bride whose story warmed my heart a little more then normal. She came in, introduced herself and then went on to explain this is her second wedding. This already makes me excited because I fully believe every love in life should be celebrated whether it’s your first, second or last love. As we’re going through dresses and chatting she mentions “this wedding has been 45 years in the making”. At that point you could have told me there was an elephant doing ballet on our stage and I wouldn’t have cared. I needed to hear this story. She went on to explain that her and her fiancé had dated for the first time when she was 15 and he was 17. They were together for 2 years and things we’re getting serious enough for them to start talking marriage. He always said they would have 6 kids which she would laugh at and say 2 max. Their parents got worried that they would run off and elope so her parents sent her to stay with her aunt in India. She was there for a few years and by the time she came back they had lost touch and moved on to different lives. She ended up falling in love and marrying another wonderful man who she had a happy life with. After 3 kids and many years later she found herself single and living where she had grown up. One random day while she was out and about she ran into the last person she ever expected to see, her first love. From that moment on they were inseparable again and it was like no time had passed at all. A year later he proposed and now they are planning the wedding they talked about when they were teenagers. And he was totally right, between her kids and his there are 6 of them. Everything turned out exactly like they always said.
It’s amazing the things we get to experience here. This story is something I’m going to be telling for a very long time. When you work in an environment completely driven by love and want to spend your life with someone it’s impossible to not feel it all around you. At the end of the day, after the chaos of ship dates, entourage disagreements and mother in laws it’s still very clear the reason we do what we do. Love is something to celebrate and we are incredibly lucky to get to experience it every day.