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Utterly Engaged Design Challenge +Brides Choice Award 2011!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

The past two weeks have been quite eventful for So Happi Together! Booking season is in full force so I am meeting with new brides and grooms at least twice a week and also meeting and catching up with many of my current couples, so I couldn't be happier!

To top off all that loveliness, we had two very exciting accomplishments that I am so excited to share with you all! (This is the big news I was referring to before!)

We entered the Utterly Engaged "Snap, Crackle, Pop" New Year's Party Design Challenge with two other fabulous vendors - Jane from Olive Hue Paper Goods and Cindy from Floral Elements and won FIRST PLACE in the challenge! There were 9 teams/entries total and the judges were fab and fierce ladies in the industry so it was quite a thrilling moment when they announced us as the winners!! I am not allowed to share images of our table yet - because they will be in an upcoming issue of the Utterly Engaged Magazine - but I thought I might just share a sneak peek and our inspiration board. :)

 image by Up Imagery

I am in love with our inspiration board. Jane and I worked really hard to find all the images and tweak the layout and I feel that it beautifully exudes the feel of our tablescape. yay!

In addition to bragging rights, we won $900 and - wait for it - a personal photo shoot with Jasmine Star (the photographer judge from the challenge), which will also be featured in the upcoming issue of Utterly Engaged!!! We only had two weeks to come up with the design of our tablescape for the actual party, so it is nice that we get another chance to revamp our design and also place it within the larger context of a wedding. Which means we will not just be working on a table design, but the design of the event that this table belongs in. If you know me, you know I always design based on a story, so we included a story with our table entry and it is going to be so much fun bringing this story to life!! I love working on creative projects like this because I truly feel that it keeps me inspired and thinking fresh for the real weddings I am working on. :)

I have to say that the final result was a true collaborative effort and my teammates were the absolute BEST!! It was also such an honor to have our work reviewed by the amazing judges, who I will be sure to list when I can show you the pictures from our shoot and challenge! 

WeddingWire awarded us with a Bride's Choice Award for 2011!!! This means that we are in the top 5% of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire network. This is award is determined by "recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 newlyweds from the WeddingWire community" so we are over the moon about this. It means so much that our previous brides, grooms and their families think this highly of our services and we will be working hard to continue to provide this level of excellence. :)

How you like them apples? ;)

Our first wedding of the year is this week and we are pumped to kick off the season with some serious Happi! Hope you are all just as excited for your week! ;) xoxo!!


ever ours said...

yay! congrats! so well deserved!

Jane [Olive Hue Paper Goods] said...

whoo hoo!! i always LOVE working with you! holla!

ellen said...

SOOOOO proud of you guys! :) so "happi" for the wonderful news! Totally deserved and can't wait to see the endless mind-blowing ideas to come <3

Unknown said...

see you this weekend :)

I Just Want Some Pants said...

YAY and congratulations! Can't wait to see the Utterly Engaged pictures!

Unknown said...

i <3 you guys~

nancy {So Happi Together} said...

Aw, Rina! Thanks! We love you too!!

nancy {So Happi Together} said...

Janine!! So great to hear from you! Missing you and Casey all the time!

Adri said...

Nancy! I'm so happy for you! You definitely deserved it. I LOVE seeing all your work!