Big News!

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that I’ve been a bit…well, absent from the blog world for the past few months. While it’s been difficult and I’ve felt inattentive to say the least, it’s been for a very valid (not to mention exciting!) reason. The reason? I’m expecting a sweet little baby in November! This little one comes as a huge blessing and a bit of a surprise, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to prepare for motherhood.

Now, you must be wondering how cooking a bun in the oven can take one completely out of everyday life for months at a time, and I promise I have a good answer. Remember back in December when Duchess Kate was hospitalized for a severe form of morning sickness? Well, somewhere around 2 percent of pregnant women will experience this, and apparently Kate and I are in that unlucky 2 percent group. Since this blog has nothing to do with pregnancy (or complaining!), I won’t go any deeper than simply saying, I never knew growing life could be so much work, or make one so incredibly ill (for so incredibly long)!

Thankfully, as I sit here in my second trimester, I am feeling much better. Although it is still crazy seeing my body change and experiencing all of the normal pregnancy symptoms, I have my energy back (yay!), and am ready to make Paisley Kay’s 2013 wedding season a great one! And, sweet little baby must have known what mama is blessed enough to be able to do for a living, because s/he is coming after this year’s busy season — and will be old enough to stay with the long line of family babysitters already forming by the time next year’s busy season sets in. To sum it all up, life is wonderful, and while I might not be fully back in the blog saddle as I work with my fabulous clients through the summer and prepare for baby, I promise this lovely won’t be quite so neglected from here on out! And, you can almost bet there will be a post or two (or 10!) about baby showers, as mine is undoubtedly on my mind lately!

Allow Me To Introduce Myself!

Although I’ve been preparing Paisley Kay Event Design for a while now (even starting a small business is a lot of work!), today is my first “official” day. This means my blog, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are all live, and I am ready for business! It also means I’m enjoying a delicious almond milk pumpkin chai at a local coffee shop while writing this blog, and looking forward to all of the amazing events and exciting new relationships that lie ahead.

My passion for special events blossomed when I was a floral designer — working behind-the-scenes to make weddings, personal celebrations and corporate events aesthetically beautiful — and has quite literally grown every single day, with every single event I plan from concept to completion. As far as I’m convinced, there is nothing like pouring your heart and soul into making a day unforgettable — whether it’s a bride’s wedding day, a company’s annual employee gala, a non-profit’s largest fundraiser of the year, or a baby shower celebrating new life on the way. I love being an integral part of something special, and ensuring it’s just that through creative ideas, impeccable organization, and flawless execution.

I feel so blessed to be able to have Paisley Kay Event Design, and cannot wait to see what its future holds!

OK, enough about me — I’d like to get to know you, as well! Please feel free to reach out to me via the Connect page, or leave a comment about the best event you’ve ever attended (and what made it so special!).