I always make some of my most exciting and celebratory announcements on Fridays, and today is special! I received The Knot Best of 2018 award, but there’s more. Out of 300,000 wedding professionals who are members of The Knot, April Lynn Designs is one of only 1,100 of those inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. To know that I am one of those members inducted floors me.
Sometimes I am hesitant to share when I have received an award. I never want you to feel as though I am boasting because it is because of you that I receive them. I think it’s fabulous to receive your messages on Instagram and notes in my inbox in support of the designs I create. I’m thrilled when I receive an email from a newly engaged bride or groom who is interested in chatting more about having me design a save the date, invitation, or wedding day stationery piece. And, I’m honored when I am the one you choose to create some of your most meaningful stationery.
To me, a save the date doesn’t just announce to friends and family that you’re getting married and they will be invited. An invitation doesn’t just ask your most treasured loved ones to attend your wedding. To me, your wedding stationery – the very pieces you ask me to design – asks those closest to you to bear witness to one of the biggest and most important life events you will experience. And for that reason, I never take designing your stationery or the reviews you leave on The Knot lightly.
To be inducted into The Knot Hall of Fame because I consistently received their annual award for more than four years is not just a testament to my designs. Instead, it’s a testament to your faith, devotion, and constant excitement regarding the stationery I design. And for that, I thank you. Always.
Cheers to The Knot Hall of Fame 2018! This is for you.