We did it! My dream of creating community & bringing together something special for our past wedding couples came true this last Saturday night.
Over a year ago I gave up traditional forms of advertising & decided to try a different way of business. I wanted to add a heart to my business, I wanted clients who would be forever couples, people we would call friends. I dared to dream that community could be stronger than any form of marketing or advertising. And we made it happen! Our business has come alive because of word-of-mouth, personal branding, referrals and trust.
On Saturday night we hosted a movie night for all our past couples, complete with bubbly and popcorn. We had couples from as far away as Christchurch come join us for a night out and a catch up! We laughed, we hugged, we celebrated. I got teary during the slideshow that I had put together of all our couple's wedding photos since our very first wedding in 2013. We drew the winner of our giveaway - a weekend away in Queenstown complete with an anniversary portrait session!
We even had our very own photographer who took these photos for us - an awesome keepsake. Plus it provided entertainment for our couples, who got a huge giggle out of watching me squirm each time the camera pointed in my direction!
I loved how much couples enjoyed meeting other couples at this event! Meeting faces they've seen on my blog & striking up conversations entirely un-wedding related.
The giveaway winners! Anna & Chris ❤️
I'm getting emotional just looking at these photos. In years to come I know I will look back at these photos & remember this exciting time in our business where we made it something more. And already I can't wait to start planning our next #heidihortoncouples event!!!
A huge thank you to all my couples! Those who made it on the night; we loved catching up with you and we hope you had a fun night out. To those who couldn't be there; each and every one of you sent me a message & wished me luck for what you said would be an awesome event - we missed you on the night, but your messages alone filled my heart! And for all our future couples; we can't wait for you to be a part of this awesome community!!!
Big love to Megan Graham Photography for all these photos! I am so glad I reached out to you about photographing this event for me. What we get to do as photographers is incredible. I will treasure these photos & the memories they encapsulate forever.