It’s our first week since the middle of April that we haven't had a wedding. I gotta say, it’s a bit surreal. It’s been an incredible year for YPB, and we still have 8 fabulous weddings to go. Since I have the time, I wanted to recap a few of the awesome things 2015 has brought us so far!
1. Growth - thanks to very supportive clients and vendor partners we have grown by 21%. We rely solely on recommendations to grow our business so I am so thankful to have such an incredible community that supports YPB.
We have grown in other ways as well. I was fortunate enough to add to our team this year. So thankful for the incredible talent that has chosen YPB as their "home". This is the best team we have had, and I am looking forward to seeing all of the incredible things they will do to keep improving the company and the client experience.
We have grown in a third way as well. This has been the year of the YPB baby. 4 of our planners have either given birth or will give birth to beautiful babies this year. We are so thankful to these additions!!
2. New Office Space - Back in May, YPB along with Stumptown DJ's and Candyglass Productions, moved into a beautiful new office space in NW PDX. Finding the perfect office took some time, but I cannot be more thrilled. While moving in during the beginning of busy season was a little tricky, I am looking forward to adding a few more personal touches to the office now that things are slowing down a bit. Along the lines of the office, if you are a wedding professional, or a small business owner looking to stop working/meeting clients at coffee shops, or in your home, let me know. We have space for you!
3. New Venues - Every year we are able to work in new venue's and expand our familiarity with the unique options we have in our area. This year we were introduced to Willamette Valley Vineyards, Paradise Springs, the PDX Armory, Long Farm Barn, Sprout Club, and several new Portland Parks, We loved the diversity in the list of venue's our clients choose. Its one of the many things that keep this new and fresh for us. We look forward to discovering even more new venue's in 2016.
4. Portland Bride and Groom Magazine Photoshoot - We actually just finished this cool project. Portland Bride and Groom magazine asked us to design a tableau for their next edition. We cant give specifics until the publication is released in December, but it was so much fun and such an incredible experience. We are beyond thankful to PB&G for the opportunity!
Well I think that brings you up to date! Again thank you so much for your support over the past few months. We are very fortunate to be able to do what we do. We will be doing more regular blog posts again, so stay tuned to those for tips, inspiration, updates etc. Lastly, we launched a new, highly discounted Fall wedding package yesterday for couples getting married October-December 2015. Its $750 for 9 hours of day-of coordination along with some pre-planning. Check out our Facebook page if you are interested.