Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015

I often find myself in December feeling defeated. I tend to set really high expectations for myself and when the year ends I question if I accomplished everything I wanted or set out to do. But today, as I reflect on all that has happened in a year I am letting gratitude and grace overcome any short comings and instead of feeling defeat, I am overwhelmingly grateful for the prosperous year, the opportunity to do what I love, the relationships that were developed and this life that is truly a gift. So without further ado - a look back on 2015. 

January 2015:
  • Received Wedding Wire 2015 Couples Choice Award
  • Participated in KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular - our first bridal show!
  • Showcased the Avery and Echo gowns by Robert Bullock Bride for "Citrus & Stone" - an inspiration shoot coordinated by the talented Madison Sanders Events. See the full shoot on Cassandra Castaneda's blog here.
  • EA Bride hosted their Spring 2015 Issue Launch Party, which showcased the Adelaide and Julia gown by Robert Bullock Bride in their "Glitz & Gypsy Glam" inspiration shoot. 

February 2015:
  • EA Bride coordinated a photo shoot at the boutique, which was featured in the Summer 2015 Issue - showcasing Ceres by Robert Bullock Bride. 
  • The Gallery invited us to participate in their Open House, which highlighted a variety of amazing Kansas City wedding professionals. 
  • Showcased the Finley and Gwyneth gowns by Lis Simon for an inspiration shoot coordinated by the talented Christine from Celebrations of Love. See the full shoot on our blog here.
  • Hello Bride hosted their first wedding workshop at the boutique where we were able to be a speaker helping brides navigate wedding dress shopping.
March 2015:
  • The talented Marissa Cribbs Photography took stock photographs of a large number of our gowns - highlighted in our March Madness competition.
  • Showcased the Erin gown by Lis Simon in an inspiration shoot coordinated by Paper Snaps. See the full shoot on our blog here.
  • Showcased the Gwyneth gown by Lis Simon in an inspiration shoot coordinated by Kenny Felt Photography
  • Attended Chicago Bridal Market 
April 2015:
  • Victoria Almeida joined the Something White team as a Bridal Stylist
  • Style 19055 designed by Ellis Bridals became the March Madness champion
  • Lis Simon Trunk Show
  • Guest writer for the Summer 2015 Issue of EA Bride - sharing a timeline for all things wedding attire.
  • Showcased the Emma gown by Theia and Gwyneth gown by Lis Simon in an inspiration shoot coordinated by the amazing Kyndall Durkee. The photographs captured were absolutely stunning and later featured in the Winter 2015 Issue of EA Bride.
June 2015:
  • Showcased the Emma gown by Theia in an inspiration shoot coordinated by Melissa & Beth Photography. See the full shoot on our blog here - later featured on Wedding Chicks.
  • Accessories Trunk Show
  • Showcased 15160 by Ellis Bridals in an "Art Deco" inspiration shoot coordinated by Kansas City Blooms. See the full shoot on Sara Marie Photography's blog here - later featured on XAAZA
July 2015:
  • Showcased the Delia gown by Robert Bullock Bride in a photo shoot to feature the Spring 2016 Collection from The Yellow Peony - a featured accessories designer from Kansas City
  • KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular
  • Showcased the Calista gown by Theia in an inspiration shoot coordinated by the talented Indium Photo - later featured on Junebug Weddings
August 2015:
  • Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Something White Bridal Boutique! Woohoo!
September 2015:
  • Mabrey Wathen, a senior at Oak Park High School started a semester internship at the boutique
  • Sally Eagle Trunk Show
October 2015:
  • Attended New York Bridal Market 
November 2015:
  • Received The Knot Best of Weddings 2016
  • Winter 2015 Issue of EA Bride released, featuring a photograph from an inspiration shoot back in April on the cover!
December 2015:
  • We were featured in the Crossroads District special edition of the Kansas City Business Journal. See the full article here
  • Showcased the Calista gown by Theia in a fashion shoot featured in the Winter/Spring 2016 edition of KC Weddings

Most importantly, over the past year, we have been able to not only meet so many wonderful brides and their friends and families, but to help a large number of these amazing women find the gown of their dreams. The amount of sheer happiness this creates in my heart cannot be expressed - so thank you to each and every one of our brides who have trusted us to be such an important part of your wedding day!

I am beyond thrilled to see what 2016 has in store, including this exciting news!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

XOXO,