In case you are just tuning in — I went to a conference in early December in Mexico. It was the “grand finale” for 2011 for a new wedding industry company by the name of Inspire Smart Success. The conference was truly spectacular in every way. I have been to several other industry conferences as well as stationery shows, but NEVER have I come away with some many helpful take-aways and new friendships with people that are real “movers and shakers” in the wedding world. One of the breakout sessions was called “Getting Published”. It was full of tips on how to get published in print, online and on TV.
A couple of days ago, Stacie Francombe — founder of Inspire Smart Success — put out a plea for images to use with an article for her new print magazine that targets wedding vendors. The topic: tangerine — Pantone’s “2012 Color of the Year”. We were quick to repond and pulled together an awesome looking wedding stationery suite. I ran it all up to Mike at Moseley Studio and he took a fantastic shot, which we promptly sent over to the geniouses behind ISS. Well — our hard work paid off! Stacie informed me today that not only did we make the first edition of the new Inspire Smart Success magazine, she STOPPED THE PRESSES to make sure that it got included after seeing our submission. What an honor.
I replied to her email with something along the lines of “you don’t know what an honor this is for us. We don’t get these kind of opportunities very often in our neck of the woods”. And she replied with “You can do anything, doesn’t matter where you are located”. It’s that kind of inspiration and opportunity that makes Inspire Smart Success so different from the rest.
I don’t know what I can share before the issue is delivered — so I just posted a picture of Mike doing his magic to the winning image, which included a wedding menu, save the date, a table number, a pocket wedding invitation and a wedding program.