Over the past week, we've been looking back at our favorite posts of the year - weddings, engagements and Squeezes. Today, as we get our party hats on and start celebrating the dawn of a new year, we're reminiscing about us. 2012 was a HUGE year for Floridian Weddings!
By far, the biggest happening of 2012 was our expansion across all of Florida - which coincided with our state-wide Road Trip and bringing Desiree on board!
Yup, we traveled all 'round the state, hosting events in each region and meeting with many of the fabulously talented vendors in our guide! If you missed it, you can follow our travels through North Florida, the Panhandle, Central Florida and Southwest Florida.
Oh, and our first 'birthday' sneaked up on us while we were on the trip, too! What a fun, crazy and rewarding year we had.
But the most exciting - and bittersweet - news of the year was all about Becca. First the sweet - her engagement! Her lucky beau popped the question in New York City and we couldn't be more happy and excited about it!
All that happiness tempered the bittersweetness of her move - across the pond to London, no less! While we miss her a ton, I have to admit I'm a little jealous... and I'm having a blast following her adventures there. Luckily, you can still catch her Fresh Squeezes once a month right here, and we did get to celebrate with her one last time during our event at The Colony in October. What a blast!
We love sharing real Floridian weddings with you on a weekly basis, but the underlying goal is always - and will always be! - to inspire. So we do our best to provide inspiration in many forms - weddings, engagement sessions, shoots, inspiration boards and how-tos.
We also love sharing tabletop ideas with you, all with items from local rental companies and a few easy-to-order from online retailers. Make sure to check out a few of our faves: Metallics & Citrus, Blue Ombre Beach Chic, Modern Picnic and Spring Soiree!
And who doesn't love a delish cocktail? We concocted a host of pretty and tasty signature drinks for all times of the year - did you catch them all? The Tangerine Tango and Lucky in Love are perfect spring cocktails in bright orange and light green hues; the watermelon tone of a Summer Fiesta is perfect for those hot sizzling months; the spicy tones of a Pear Haymaker or the Medicine Man go perfectly with the beautiful fall weather; and the festive Grape Sparkler is the perfect way to toast your loved ones tonight!
Vendors & Venues
And finally, we did a lot of what we love the most: finding and featuring Florida's most creative and talented vendors! Our Making it Fabulous series is one way we do that, and so many of our faves shared what inspires them with us this year.
That's a wrap!
Thank you, thank YOU - our fabulous readers and talented vendors - for following along, supporting our efforts, and sharing our labor of love with those you know. Along with Desiree and Becca, my two lovely and talented partners-in-crime, we wish you the happiest New Year's Eve and all the best in 2013!