I grew up around a family of dreamers. People who dreamed big and sought after it. That’s the important thing, they weren’t just dreamers, they were doers. I am so grateful for all of their examples to me. In my world there wasn’t any other way of doing things. Simply put, you dream and then go and make it happen. I am grateful for the courage and faith they gave me to go after anything I ever wanted. This gift is truly priceless. It has made me the person I am today. It has given me the confidence to go after Taylor Morgan and make my dream my reality.
The spiritual confirmations I have had from my Heavenly Father are so special and wonderful that I will just say that they are real and I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is where he wants and needs me. When things are hard, overwhelming, or stressful I remind myself he is the one who brought me this far from nothing and that he will continue to open doors for me to help make this happen. I am just his passenger and all I have to do is have faith and move forward.
I literally had no money to start this company. But like I said, I knew the time was right to start it. I have been blessed to have God open up door after door to make Taylor Morgan real. No loans were taken out, no family money given to start it up, no credit cards to rack debt up. Yet I have been able to financially make it all happen, thanks to my Heavenly Father. You see what I mean? If he wants something for you, he will make it happen.
Today is a day that I will never forget. Today is the day I opened a box holding my dreams in it. But before I tell you all about how wonderful that was let me explain the week leading up to this moment.
I have been working around the clock between stuff for Taylor Morgan, teaching dance, helping friends with painting and babysitting, working in the store, getting my invites ready for the launch party, family stuff, photo shoots, etc. etc. I haven’t had down time in about 2 weeks it feels like. So need less to say, I have had an exhausting past week or two.
To start, James and I have been helping Josh and Jessica (the store owners of Serendipity Bridal) give the store a “face lift.” We have been helping them paint the entire store and it is actually really fun and is looking SO much better! It was time to bring Serendipity up to date. It is going to be darling when it is all done.
One night after painting James and I were driving home (driving seperately in our own cars since we met up at the store to paint after work) anyways long story short I was following him and all of the sudden I felt like the road got really bumpy. I just thought the road was uneven or something. However it went on for a while and I started to worry cause my check engine light has been on for awhile (opps!) so I thought to myself “oh no this is what I get for driving with that stupid light on for so long.” So I pull over, call James and tell him what I think is happening and to come get me. Well he had about the biggest laugh of his life when he finds out this had happened to my tire…
..and I had no clue what was going on. Embarrassing.
However in my defense I have been in cars before when the tire has blown out like this and it was scary cause the car looses control. This did not happen to me, therefore I didn’t even think my tire blew out. It was a pretty clean cut. I am grateful it was as safe as it could be and that my husband wasn’t far from me.
On Tuesday afternoon/evening James and I had a “play date” photo shoot with a new photographer friend of mine here in Austin, Jesse Knish. He is so crazy talented it’s amazing. For fun he shot some pictures of James and I in our wedding attire. It was so crazy hot I couldn’t stand it. Sweating in a wedding dress does not make you feel pretty. I have new found respect for all my girlfriends who get married in AZ in the summer time! You are brave brides! Anyways, we had fun shooting around Austin. Here are a few of my favorites…
Thanks Jesse! You are awesome! Check out his website at www.jesseknish.com.
There is SO much to do for a launch party, but I am not complaining to much because it is so much fun. I am a perfectionist and will go the extra mile to make something look just right. Well for my invitations I wanted rhinestones on them, three per invite times 200 invitations equals a lot of rhinestoning. Especially when you have two days to fit this in to your already crazy schedule cause they need to be in the mail by a certain time. Last night I didn’t go to bed until at least 4:30 I think cause I was trying to finish all the invites which left me beyond exhausted going to work at the store this morning. However, tonight when I came home not just from a long day but a long two weeks my sweet husband surprises me with the rest of the invites all rhinestoned! Yes, he rhinestoned more than I did. What a sweetie!
And finally what I have been waiting for for so long, my dresses! I have been dreaming about this moment since I was 7 years old and today it came. I got to see my very first collection of wedding dresses completed right before my eyes. Did I cry? Yes! I was a mess! I was so over joyed I cannot even begin to explain it. Now I can’t show you pictures of the dresses just yet (I promise you will see them VERY soon though!)
Grateful is really an understatement for how I feel. This journey has taken me and my faith to levels I didn’t even know it could reach. It is such a rewarding feeling to see all your hard work finished and in your hands. I started designing this collection in the beginning of 2009 and now here it is today. Real, tangible, present.
My dream. My reality. Thank you God. You are my everything. Thank you everyone, thank you for taking the time to read the longest post ever and thank you for your support. It is priceless.
I love you all.