Right after I returned from the ABC Conference in Nov, I had to get organized! Upon arriving at the conference I had been asked to take on the task as the New ABC Director for the WNY region! After having just found out that Simon was from Buffalo I had to ask if he would come and visit us the next time he was in town! SOOOOOOO excited that he said YES!!!! So I can't wait to continue that conversation very soon to see how we can make that happen!
My next "AH HA" MOMENT was a few days later! I called one of the vendors that was presenting at the trade show at conference for her new Wedding Planning program and she said something that almost took my breath away! She said that she had just sold her business in Texas where she had done 90 beach weddings last year and grossed $250,000!!!
OMGoodness! I had to know her secret! From that conversation I shared with her my challenges here in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area and how I want to raise the bar on the types of services offered here. Then she said it!! She shared with me that she had just started doing night weddings on the beach and was sold out almost every weekend! Then the lightbulb went on!!! Niagara Falls is luminated at night all year long and NO ONE is targeting that market! So I immediately went into action! I have invested in 2 design themes that will be offered in our Lumination Ceremonies with the majestic falls as the backdrop and on Friday and Sundays when our wonderful Canadian neighbors fill the sky with fireworks we will have a 9:45 ceremony with the glow of lanterns or modern orbs as the decor the falls lit up behind and just as the couple seals their vows with the kiss the fireworks go off over their heads at 10pm!! We are so excited about this addition to our services that we are having a photoshoot Feb 28 to capture it so that we can start marketing it immediately!!
Thank you Simon for sharing your gift with us at conference! "Oh Brilliant One" is repeated constantly in our communication with each other and our wonderful friend that was our accountability partner!!