Happy Birthday To Us!

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On November 8, 2002, I filed the official paperwork creating First Coast Weddings and Events. Whew. I actually had to call the IRS and talk to a real person to get a taxpayer ID number, because they didn’t have a way to do it online back then. My, how things have changed!

And talk about changes… sometimes I look back at a file that has my original logo on it. What was I thinking?! And my first website – you don’t even want to know what that looked like! It had a marble background, very corporatey looking. Not me at all! I’m so thankful that I learned early on that I needed to be myself, and that I would attract clients that are like me. I am still amazed that I managed to book any clients with that original website – but I did.

As I was typing this, I decided to actually show you that hideous old logo. And it took quite a while to find!

original FCWE logo

It wasn’t on the two external hard drives I normally use for backup/old files. It wasn’t on any flash drives. Guess what I finally had to dig out to find it? Yep, one of these bad boys:

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The Iomega Zip 100mb. The precursor to flash drives. Now 90% of my files live in the cloud, not even on a physical drive. Mind. Blown.

Well, enough of this stroll down memory lane. I’m happy to announce that our current logo got a little tweak. Not a huge change, but I hope you like it!

First Coast Weddings and Events logo

I changed the pineapple a little bit and updated the font on the bottom line. I’ve wrestled with this for a long time – I even hired a designer to create a completely new logo last year. But I could never bring myself to start using it, even though I loved it. So I’ve been playing around with it for about a year now, and I think I’m finally happy! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

And here’s some other cool stuff that’s happened this year – Lauren got married, moved back to Jacksonville, and rejoined our team! Emma give birth to her second child, a sweet little girl that we all adore! And just last weekend, Kari got engaged! So it’s been a pretty spectacular year for our team. We can’t wait to see what the next year holds.

First Coast Weddings 2013 Year In Review