2018 Reflections & Highlights

Wow, 2018 officially flew right by me. I didn’t know a whole year could feel like three, short months.

Well, in light of the new year coming, I felt like I wanted to take a couple of moments to sit back and reflect on all the awesome things 2018 brought me professionally and personally. I actually had an entire blog post written about my year. But, then when I was reading through it, I couldn’t help but realize; wow, this really reminds me of those letters you get in the mail from your long lost Aunt, describing what she did throughout the entirety of her last year. That didn’t sit well with me, and I couldn’t put my readers through that. Instead, let’s take a more millennial approach, and go on a visual journey that depicts some of the best highlights of my 2018. Enjoy!


January 2018

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February 2018

  • My beloved EAGLES WON THE SUPERBOWL! My husband and I took the trip to Philly for the parade.

  • We scored some history knowledge too; we stopped by Independence Hall and toured the Ben Franklin Museum and Post Office. That was awesome, too.

  • And, of course, we ate a Cheesesteak every day. Just like the doctor ordered. My favorite out of the entire trip was the classic Carmen’s from Reading Terminal Market. It was out-of-control good.

  • Tied for second with a more creative twist was the Cheesesteak Eggroll from Continental Midtown. I’ve eaten that dish about 3 times now. It’s sick.

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March 2018

I was invited to participate in a live, experiential wedding show. It was unlike any other event I’ve ever been a part of. Instead of just showing pretty pictures of our work, Tonya from Pellegrini Events in Saratoga invited Wedding Planners from the entire Northeast to come to Saratoga Springs to view multiple wedding venues and to show off the work of countless vendors. It was an amazing experience and I hope to be a part of it again!

Enjoy all the beautiful photography by Dave Bigler

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April 2018

I was part of the Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals and we had our yearly meeting at Sugarbush Resort. It was a great time to meet and chat with old and new friends and wedding vendors.

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May 2018

My husband and I went on vacationnnnnn! Yahoooo!
We hit Sedona for some mountain biking, the Grand Canyon, and Viva Las Vegas for a family event and then for a few crazy days on the strip!

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June 2018

During the month of June, I had TWO lovely sets of clients be married!
Lizzy & Kyle and Chantal & Nate

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CONGRATULATIONS Lizzy & Kyle!
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Married on 06.16.2018
at the uvm alumni house
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photography by Daria Bishop Photography

CONGRATs
Chantal
& Nate !
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married on 06.30.2018
in france

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July 2018

I participated in The Knot Pro Boston event and met some awesome New England vendors! That event was a great way for me to start to integrate into the Boston community. I hope they do it again next year!

That’s me in the crazy colorful dress!

That’s me in the crazy colorful dress!

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August 2018

My dear clients, Caitlin & Isaac were married this month. Just look at the smiles on their faces. It warms your heart!

CONGRATULATIONS
Caitlin & Isaac!
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Married on 08.31.2018
at the Bally Spring Inn, PA
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photography by
Happily Ever Atkinson

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September 2018

I had FOUR sets of clients be married in September! It was a whirlwind of a month, that’s for sure! But, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. See the amazing couples on their wedding day, below.

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CONGRATULATIONS
Katie & kevin!
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Married on 09.08.2018
at the Lareau Farm Inn, VT
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photography by
Jon Adams Photography

CONGRATULATIONS
shereen & Patrick!
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Married on 09.08.2018
at Camp Wing, MA
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photography by
Jessica Feiden Photography

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CONGRATULATIONS
billie & LB!
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Married on 09.15.2018
at the Rams Head Inn, NY
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photography by
Dorie Hagler Photography

CONGRATULATIONS
kate & theo!
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Married on 09.22.2018
at the Sullivan House, RI

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October 2018

During this month, I was lucky enough to have THREE more clients tie the knot! Check out my beautiful clients on their wedding days, below.

CONGRATULATIONS
Nicole & Rafael!
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Married on 10.06.2018
at the Barn at Smugglers Notch, VT
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photography by
portrait Gallery VT

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CONGRATULATIONS
Julie & RJ!
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Married on 10.14.2018
at The grand isle lake house, vt
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photography by
Ben Fleishman Photography

CONGRATULATIONS Arianna & Stephen!
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Married on 10.19.2018 at The Inn at Erlowest, NY


November 2018

  • I ran the Philadelphia Marathon which was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.

  • I hosted a 12 person Thanksgiving dinner four nights later. I do not recommend this situation.

  • And I had one set of lovely clients tie the knot!

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CONGRATULATIONS
Alison & Ryan!
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Married on 11.31.18
at Mcclintock distilling, MD
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photography by
A Natural Portrayal Photography


December 2018

  • I celebrated the holidays with my family in Pennsylvania and honored our tradition of going to an Eagles game. GO BIRDS!

  • Another set of wonderful clients tied the knot at the stunning Woodstock Inn and Resort in Woodstock, Vermont. If you ever have the chance to visit Woodstock, I highly recommend it!

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CONGRATULATIONS
Hannah & david!
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Married on 12.01.18
at The woodstock Inn & Resort, VT
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photography by
Amy Donohue Photography


Looking Back

This year was busy! I was able to accomplish so much with Sugarhouse Stationery this year, but as you can see the already growing list on the right, I am always hungry for more! Overall, 2018, you’ve been good to me. And that’s something to celebrate.

Most of all, I am so grateful to have this year filled with wonderful client work. I made so many amazing relationships with my couples; I love looking at their wedding photos because I can really see how happy they are on that special day. I get teary eyed, too! I hope that I am able to keep in touch with them as they experience married life, together!

Looking Forward

There is so much more on my to-do list that it might take a whole year to complete it! I have some small goals that I would like to achieve, but I know that life also happens as these years pass by. So, I will remember to be gentle with myself if I don’t end up achieving all of them. But, what’s a better place than here to jot some goals and aspirations for the New Year? Here we go!

  • Double my booked clients in 2019

  • Set up a retail section on my website

  • Set up an Etsy Shop to sell some of my retail items

  • Win 2020 Best of Weddings

  • Meet more New Hampshire and Massachusetts wedding vendors

  • Visit some awesome wedding venues in my new state and make some new connections

  • Run two Half Marathons

  • And I know there’s more, but I can’t think of any more right now!


I hope you enjoyed looking back on my 2018 journey with me! I’m very excited to see what 2019 brings.


And, for you, I hope your last year was filled with amazing memories. But, even more, I wish you a 2019 absolutely filled to the brim with love, joy, laughter, and adventure. See you on the other side! 

Cheers!

-M-