I have a lot to be thankful for this year:  first and foremost, my husband Josh who supported me in quitting my job last December so that I could focus on Stella Event Design full-time and help to grow it into a fabulous business! Without his support of that decision, Stella Event Design would still be a part time job & a dream in the process!

I’m also thankful for the amazing wedding professionals and event industry pros who have embraced and welcomed me into the local wedding community over the last 2 years—I have loved the camaraderie of our local networking group and look forward to continue to work with you all in 2010!

And of course, our amazing clients! People always ask me what our clients are like (thanks to shows like Bridezillas, there is a certain misconception) and I have to honestly say that we were so blessed to work with 14 amazing couples this summer! And our 2010 and 2011 calendars are already filling up with more fabulous couples that I am so excited to work with. I am so thankful to have a job I truly love.

I hope you all have an amazing thanksgiving and can enjoy it with your loved ones! We’ll be back next week with the final installment in our “5 W’s of Wedding Planning” blog series, pictures from a real 2009 wedding at the Blue Dress Barn and more!

A fall inspired wedding from brides.com