To say that I'm overwhelmed right now would be a bit of an understatement. I'm a pretty introverted individual and being the center of attention, no matter how short-lived, is far from my favourite place in the world... I prefer to hang out behind the scenes.
Still, being nominated in the Decor category at the inaugural Ottawa Wedding Awards was an enormous honour. I never imagined I'd have to walk across a stage in a room filled with nearly 300 of Ottawa best and brightest wedding industry pros! It was unnerving to say the least. Luckily, I was sitting at table filled with family, friends, and teammates who are some of my very biggest supporters... they made this a night so incredibly special (Thank you guys so much!!). Their excitement at the announcement of our win was palpable. (You can check out the very shaky, very blurry, and very loud video HERE... you've been warned).
At the very beginning of this process, shortly after being nominated, we shared the news with our clients, our colleagues, and our family & friends; I was amazed at how many people responded to say that they had voted and were rooting for Sage (my mother was the very first in line voting at almost the same moment the polls opened, ha ha). I am so incredibly grateful to each and every one of you for taking the time to vote, share, and for showing such immense support for our little event decor studio.
Congratulations to every vendor who was nominated and to those who won last night! It was an honour to sit among you. Thank you to Brian Henry from Quality Entertainment, the brilliant team at the OCEC, and the amazing OWA team who helped bring this beautiful evening to fruition. Events like this motivate us all to strive to be the very best we can be and serves to build a stronger and more connected industry here in Ottawa. Thank you for that!
Now it's back to work for me!