Happy birthday Sweet Violet Bride! It has been 3 busy years since I sat down one day to write the first post. It has been a journey full of beauty and love and has flown by quicker than I could have imagined. It has also not been without its trials and I’ll admit there have been times when it was all so overwhelming that I thought of giving up (I think this crosses the minds of all entrepreneurs at some point). I’m glad I persevered because I look back at the nearly 800 posts that have been published here (and the three magazine issues so far) and it makes my heart swell with joy. You see this blog is about dreaming, celebrating love, and the natural beauty this Earth gives us. In that respect I consider it to be a bright success and I want to thank you for being there to read those posts, for reading the magazine, and for spreading the word about this little space on the internet. And photographers, stylists, floral designers, makers, creative beings, I bow my head to you. I love sharing the beauty you create!
Cake by Cake Ink. Isn’t it awesome? If I were to have any cake appear on my desk today, this would be it. Spring!
I can’t say exactly what the future holds for Sweet Violet Bride (I can say we have a stunning issue 4 in the works), but no matter what I know I’ll keep doing what I love and loving what I do. Life is too short for anything else. After recently losing my grandmother this mantra is even more meaningful to me. I want to encourage anyone reading this to take that leap you might have been dreaming about. Do what you love, love what you do. Do that and you will be the best version of yourself. Much love, violets! Happy blogiversary! Oh, and happy St. Patrick’s Day!