Friday, December 18, 2009

Thankful Thursday Blog Post... better late than never! :)

"Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more."

This quote hits home for me because I am always wanting more!! It's so easy to take for granted all that I already have and all that I've already accomplished. I took a leap of faith a couple years ago by leaving a great corporate job with a dream to start Constance Curtis Events. After two years of training with Mary Dann, I'm finally ready to grow myself and my business!! As I take time over the next month to put together my plan of attack for 2010 :) I want to thank a few vendors and friends that have helped me thus far along my journey. A special thanks to Mary Dann from Mary Dann Wedding and Party Coordinators for her training. I've learned so much working at her side over the past two years. Thanks to Leila from Be Inspired PR who was the first one to show me the ropes and give me the low down on the "who's who" in the wedding industry. She continues to inspire me today! Thanks LK! Thanks to Danny from Epic Imagery for his continued support. Danny you are such a joy to work with! Thanks to Carissa from JL Designs who helped me with the design of one of my first weddings under Constance Curtis Events. Her work is fab! And last but not least, thanks to Oz of Oz Visuals. Oz and I have just begun working together and I think it's going to be a great partnership in 2010! There are soooo many more individuals and vendors that have helped me to grow.. you know who you are :) Looking forward to a fabulous 2010... great things to come!!

Thanks for reading!!



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Turquoise... the color of 2010, Wedding Wednesdays by Constance Curtis

I was absolutely thrilled when I heard Pantone announced Turquoise as the color of the year for 2010!! I'm inspired by everything turquoise and it is the main color for Constance Curtis Events. I even one day hope to use it at my wedding.. one day :) Turquoise is the most sexiest and playful color that comes from the blue family. It's the color of the most beautiful oceans in the world. I cannot wait to see how it's used in 2010!! It's going to be a great year :)



Monday, December 7, 2009

Accomplishing what people say you couldn't, Motivational Monday Blog Post, Constance Curtis

For those of us that live in Southern California, today was an extra motivated Monday.. it had to be right?! How else do you get anything done with its rainy and cold outside? The majority of us probably wanted to snuggle on the couch with an oversized blanket and hot cup of hot chocolate! Was that you?? Well that was me ☺ But we didn’t… we kept on working! And all to achieve a dream…

Last Friday I posted the quote “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” This got me thinking of all the great leaders of the past who have felt this pleasure!! And I don’t mean those that have felt the pleasure in doing something a parent told them they couldn’t or perhaps proving a boss wrong who said it would never work. This quote gets me thinking of leaders such as Columbus when he discovered the unknown world, Copernicus when he discovered multiple worlds, Henry Ford when he dreamed of a horseless carriage, Thomas Edison who dreamed of a lamp operated by electricity and the Wright Brothers who dreamed of a machine that would fly!!!!! Those are the great men who really have had the pleasure in doing something others said they couldn’t! All of these “great achievements was, at first, and for a time, but a dream.” Wow! Makes you feel like you can accomplish anything right?? Well you can. If you have “definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” “If what you dream of is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it! Put your dream across, and never mind what “they” say if you meet with temporary defeat, for “they,” perhaps, do not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.“

I hope this motivated you to be GREAT!