We did it! Alicia Jayne Florals had an amazing year in 2013. I am truly grateful for the wonderful clients I served this year and the supportive industry professionals that I collaborated with on styled shoots and freelance opportunities. I continue to learn and improve my skills with every design endeavor whether it is a promotional event, a styled shoot, a hands on workshop or a wedding. They all come with certain challenges and opportunities for growth.
2013 was a year of firsts for me in several ways. This was the first official year of Alicia Jayne Florals. I was at the helm of every event creating and executing designs to bring my clients’ vision to life. I participated in two bridal shows showcasing various floral designs and met some wonderful brides, grooms and families. I traveled to Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore to deliver beautiful flowers for weddings. I provided flowers to four styled shoots and got published on a National Wedding blog. I attended workshops in Virginia and Pennsylvania with talented designers and toured their beautiful gardens. I designed bouquets and centerpieces using vegetables, which was a first for me, and it turned out beautifully! I hosted two workshops on my own in Southern Maryland and Richmond. And to top it all off I decorated one of the most famous residences in this country for Christmas! Whew……What a year!
I began this post with “WE” and I feel that the “WE” is definitely deserved as this year would not have been possible or successful without the help of so many people who support this business. From the family and friends who helped with delivery and set-up to everyone who attended my design workshops this fall, to the photographers who capture my work and generously share their images, to the Chapel Designers who are constantly cheering me on and sharing their knowledge, to my mentors and friends who teach me and continue to inspire me to pursue this path. Thank you Holly, Cynthia and Laura. Last and certainly not least, thank you to my husband for his continued support and patience with me as I find my way. Some day you will have your garage back!
Here’s to a Happy, Healthy and Successful 2014!