Stunning relaxed Rambling Rose Ranch wedding!
So in the last six months, I’ve significantly raised my prices and honed in my brand. I’ve been doing this for seven years and don’t charge nearly as much as I should, I know that. It’s hard though and it has nothing to do with self-worth and all about fear of missing out. I have Wedding FOMO. Would I miss out on an amazing couple simply because they couldn’t pay an additional $1k? What if I raise my prices and suddenly I have snooty buttheads as clients? So yeah, the anxiety of the unknown keeps me in my box sometimes. Either way, I’m working a little less (and making a little more), which was stressing me out. I was beginning to get a little frenetic about it. Until yesterday.
Annie and Glenn were getting hitched at Rambling Rose Ranch, a brand new venue in Dripping Springs. It was their very first wedding in that space (no pressure!) but we lucked out with a stunning gorgeous day. Everyone was in good spirits, the light breeze kept it cool and the animals were friendly. As soon as I arrived, I relaxed. Annie and Glenn, as well as their friends and family, are nothing but friendly. I got compliment after compliment for my website, which was incredibly flattering. I was also surprised they had looked me up. That felt great!
Every part of this day was pure bliss and joy. Annie laughed SO HARD all of the time, it was a delight to capture and later, edit. I am only doing four weddings a month right now, in an attempt to avoid the burn out of last year. That’s when I realized how energized and relaxed I was. I suddenly understood the true return on taking care of myself and not constantly shooting. I’m there more for my clients, able to talk to strangers more, with energy to space for crawling on the ground. IT FELT SO GOOD!
The day went by flawlessly. They had East Side King for catering, which blew my mother lovin’ mind. 10/10 would eat again. The meal was perfectly complimented by yummy cookies from Nuha’s Sinful Desserts and small bundt cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Ugh. It was such a wonderful glorious wedding day!
When I finally left that evening, I hugged Annie tightly and said, “please be my friend.” I am, once again, filled with gratitude for what this business brings to me. It feeds my soul in a way I want to pay forward with. It reminds me why I do this. Thank you Glannie for being one in a million.