Monday, February 13, 2012

Wedding #32: Valentine's Day Lavender & Red

I'm kinda bummed this Monday morning. 
Instead of waking up feeling refreshed that's it's a new week, 
I feel absolutely exhausted. 
I want to sleep all day but I have so much to do it's not even funny. 
I worked 15 hours straight with only an hour break on Saturday. 
And that took a lot of energy out of me, 
since I then had to wake up yesterday and work 6 hours. 
I do have a really great story though. 
But first check out my Valentine's inspired lavender & red wedding inspiration board!!! 

Wedding Inspiration #32: Valentine's Day Lavender & Red

What's funny is I knew I wanted my Valentine's wedding inspiration to be lavender & red.
& lemme tell you, it was hard to make, I guess it's not a popular color combo...
But when I popped over to Shop Bop to find a Bridesmaids dress...
This was the screen image.
So um.. obviously great minds (like myself & designer, Robert Rodriguez, think alike.)

Anyway, now to my super long story!
So one of my jobs is working at a bridal shop selling wedding dresses. On Saturday, I had one of my brides come in with her daughter. I've worked with them about 4 times now, so we've gotten to know one another. She had found some dresses she liked but in the end chose to order one offline rather than buy one through me. Well, when her dress got to her it was dirty on the bottom, the bag was ripped, the dress was irreplaceable. All the company did was send her a return label but refused to pay to clean it or anything. I honestly can tell you I was shocked & angry for her. My store did the best we could to fix it but it wasn't going to happen. Since I was scheduled to leave at 330, my manager had put her with another consultant. Well, she spotted me in the store around 3 & was very tearful saying she didn't want to work with anyone else she wanted me. I can tell you, I work my butt off & this made even me teary eyed. To know that someone else valued me enough and respected and trusted me enough that she only wanted to work with me. It was a special moment to me. Well, I asked my manager if this is alright & she said well you're off in 30 & I said I don't care I'm going to stay and we are going to find this bride her dress. Well, we found her dress. She was very tearful through it all but she looked gorgeous in the one we found & there were many many hugs. 
I was 10 minutes late to my next job but I can tell you, that was by far the best day I've ever worked at my job. Because I love making others happy because it truly makes me happy too.
& I will honestly never forget her and her daughter. They had such a cute mother-daughter relationship & I hope someday I can have the same. 

Anyway, I hope you all have a fabulous, loving, amazing Valentine's Day! 


Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 89, 10


Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Oh I am loving all of this purple! So so pretty! Especially the flowers !!

Meg {henninglove} said...

cute color palette and inspiration board!! i love those cupcakes liners :-)

Paula said...

Great post, very inspirational! Thanks for visiting my blog dear, I´m following yours now! Hope you follow me if you like my blog too!


Rachel Larson said...

I am in love with your blog. I am obsessed with weddings, so I will definitely be a frequent visitor! I just started following you :)

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

Lavender + Red = beautiful! I'm not sure why I don't pair these colors up in my wardrobe though--that'll have to change :).

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