As each year starts to come to a close, many top wedding companies begin to announce award recipients for the year. Some companies offer nods for creativity, others for impeccable customer service, and so many more. The Knot tracks all of the reviews left by each and every couple with whom the professional works, plus they also research the creativity and quality of the pieces designed. When I checked my email just over a week ago and learned I was receiving one of the top awards, The Knot’s Best of Weddings for 2017, I was honored.
As I have said before, the awards I receive are all because of each of you, especially this one. I don’t view the words you write on The Knot as reviews though they are. I view everything couples say as notes of encouragement. Whether you realize it or not (and I hope you have!), you are the reason why I do what I do. I push my creativity to new heights because I want your custom save the date to feel completely original. I take your color palettes, locations, and hobbies into consideration when designing custom wedding invitations. And I do not take the programs, custom signage, and escort cards I craft for wedding ceremonies and receptions lightly. Every piece I create is special because it will speak volumes about your story and your wedding day.
Every design is special to me, but there’s something so endearing about the couples who begin with save the dates and love the piece so much that I have the great privilege to design all of their stationery, including the thank you cards they will mail once they return from their honeymoon. It’s these same couples that I learn speak highly of the work I do to their friends and family because I receive inquiries from them too! There is never a doubt in my mind that word of mouth is powerful, but it’s as I speak with each referral for the first time that I’m reminded how much I treasure each relationship I build with each couple.
You entrust me with your wedding stationery, some of the most important paper you will ever mail and display. To receive a Best of nod from The Knot is incredible, but your support all year long means just as much. Thank you for trusting me, encouraging my creativity to soar to new heights, and allowing me to learn every detail about you. I’m so grateful as we approach this holiday season and always for your loyalty to April Lynn Designs.