Haaaaappy New Year! // Champagne + Linen's FIRST Anniversary // Western Montana Wedding Designers and Planners
HAPPY 2018 FRIENDS!! In case you missed it, we did a recap of our 2017.
Now sip on champagne (what we do best) and focus on 2018!
As you may or may not know, one year ago today we launched our website here at Champagne + Linen. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US! If you want a good laugh, here is our very first blog post. Still valid for any celebration. Started from the bottom, now we're here.
Needless to say, New Year’s has a fond place in our hearts at C+L land, so we knew we wanted to do something big to celebrate this milestone. We teamed up with our two friends Tiffany with Tiffany Photography and Shannon with Velvet Bride and did a celebratory, glitzy AF anniversary shoot. We are excited to show these amazing photos with you!
They say you should write down your New Year’s Resolutions to hold yourself accountable. So here’s ours:
PERFECT OUR CLIENT PROCESS // We want to be a well oiled machine. We are excited to take advantage of this “off season” to perfect the C+L experience.
STYLED ELOPEMENT // We want to style an elopement - preferably at a national park!
BLOG POSTS // We want to start providing YOU with one wedding related blog post a month. We already got a timeline in place, we just gotta stick to it!
NEWSLETTER // Did you hear? We started a newsletter that will be chalked full of wedding designer and planning tips. Our goal it to have it sent out once a month. (Sign up here!!! You get a free emergency kit list when you sign up!).
BOOKINGS // We want to book 10 weddings for 2019 (2018 is going to be amazing, but we have a feeling 2019 is going to be our year).
NETWORK // We want to make more personal connections not only with our couples and clients, but with the wonderful vendors we work with. C+L is all about personal touches that is more meaningful than email chains. We want more coffee (or drink…) dates with other creative souls.
FOCUS ON OUR FRIENDSHIP // We want more wine and pizza nights. We want to plan some kind of C+L retreat. And we want to take more professional photos, because we had a blast taking these photos with Tiffany!
We want to thank everyone who helped made 2017 so special for us! We could not have done this alone, and we appreciate the love and support. We have met so many new friends and amazing people, and we look forward to watching these relationships grow.
Now enough about us! What are your personal New Year’s Resolutions?! Let's keep each other in check!
Peace out 2017 // Recap on our 2017 goals // Champagne + Linen // Western Montana Wedding Designers and Planners
Can you believe 2017 ends in a few short days? We can’t. This year went so fast. Time flies when you’re having fun, huh? We launched Champagne + Linen New Years Day 2017 and man, things have changed. We’ve learned so much about ourselves, our dreams, and becoming business women.
We have some big plans for 2018, but we wanted to take a step back to think about what we have accomplished this year. Let’s recap on our goals from last year.
Coordinate one styled shoot per season // CHECK.
Assist with three weddings // CHECK.
Plan five events // Well, we almost got here!
We also held our first annual Vendor Appreciation event at Tiffany Photography's studio on Main Street in Stevensville, MT back in October. That means 4/5, not bad!
Improve our brand // CHECK. We’re finding our niche. We are staying true to our foul mouthed selves. We show our couples who we really are. We have business meetings in dive bars. We text our couples. We tell them how it is. That’s who we are and who we want C+L to be. Live that authentic life - even if that means us getting down at a local DJ's holiday party to "Wasn't Me" by Shaggy and deciding that is "our song."
1,000 insta followers // We didn’t quite get there, but you know what. That’s just fine. Social media is hard and that number doesn’t define who we are and our success. We would rather focus on relationships in person than on social media for now.
Now you know how we did this year, did you accomplish your goals?!
Stay tuned for our post about our 2018 goals. Until then...here's a little sneak peak!
Happy six month anniversary, C+L! || Champagne + Linen || Missoula, Montana Wedding + Event Planners
Last fall the women of Champagne + Linen sat down with a box of pizza and bottle of cheap wine. That night was our first official Champagne + Linen meeting. Although, at the time we were not called Champagne + Linen….. The three of us laughed, planned, got distracted and most likely ate way too much. That night we decided one thing: that we were going to launch our new website on New Year’s Day 2017.
Now it is June! It feels like we were just tugging on our Fuggs and praying to God we weren’t going to slip on the icy Montana roads. Now, we are drinking on patios and applying deodorant to our inner thighs/under boobs [At least Mariah is. She can’t speak for Alicia and Ariel…]. Anyways, IT IS OUR SIX MONTH ANNIVERSARY!! And here at C+L folks, we make every moment worth celebrating.
We wanted to do a recap of the goals we set for ourselves on New Year’s Eve and where we are at now…..
Coordinate one styled shoot per season
Summer -- Check!
Snow White styled shoot will be posted soon, stay tuned…
Hey Fall baby, we are coming for you!
Assist with three weddings
We are super thrilled about having three weddings booked for this summer! *Cue flying doves and wedding bells* Our couples are incredibly inspiring. We cannot wait for their big days. We hope to find some Fall and Winter brides to end 2017 with a bang.
Plan five events
Improve our brand
Not going to lie, this has been tricky. We have listened to many podcasts, read many articles, and have spoken to many business owners. All in hopes of really establishing our brand and figuring out what Champagne + Linen means to us. We want it to be great. Special. Unique to us. Every day we get closer to reaching this goal.
1k insta followers
We are a little over halfway there! Which is comforting considering we are halfway through the year! 527 baby!
We don’t want to brag, but real talk, WE ARE KILLING IT! We have already done some amazing things, have some amazing things planned for the rest of the year, and have met some amazing people. The women of C+L want to thank you for your love and support!
Lastly, in other news we want to do a video Q&A within the next few weeks! If you have any questions for the women of C+L please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a line on Facebook or Instagram. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!! Please please please! It can be anything! Ask us wedding and event related questions! Ask us makeup questions [and by that we mean ask Ariel makeup questions….]! Ask us what our favorite pizza toppings are! We want to build personal relationships with our followers and supporters. What better way to do that than sitting down with a box of wine and having a good ol fashion Q&A??
While you think of questions we will continue to plan, hustle, and play with our puppies at the doggo park!
Cheers to our six month anniversary and cheers to the next six months!
Alicia, Ariel and Mariah
|| Confidence Level: Kanye West ||
Happy New Year! We are officially out of 2016, thank goodness. Don’t get us wrong, there were some great things about 2016 - we each started new jobs that we love, Ariel got married, and C+L was formed - but we’re ready to start fresh. We wanted to share our goals for the upcoming year. You better keep us accountable!