Friendship is amazing. Family is important. And I’ll tell you a little secret, I was scared when I moved to Virginia over 5 years ago!
I guess I should back up. Over 10 years ago I met the most important man in my life in a six minute speed dating event. Yes…it is true…..6 minutes. 3 months later I was engaged, and 9 months after that I was married (there is a story here)! At the time I lived in Hawaii with family and friends. But then my husband and I took a very big leap of faith. We moved thousands of miles away from the life we new and the friends and family we loved. I was scared, in fact, terrified! A mother of one and one on the way……without family.
I felt alone and I didn’t know what to do. But something amazing happened yesterday. At the end of Uniquely Yours (one of the largest Bridal Expos in all of Hampton Roads), I sat in my car and cried. Not because we didn’t deliver what we promised. We promised to stream Uniquely Yours LIVE from 5 cameras. We did! We promised to be at Uniquely Yours with a welcoming booth. We did! We promised to have a LIVE interview station. We did! I cried because I realized that over the past year, I had found my family. I had found through networking true friends that I could depend on.
From Stage Right Lighting installing my lights, to Waterford Event Rentals lending me linens, to Vivid Expressions giving me a hug and asking how I was doing. I realized that I was surrounded by loved ones. That I had a true family who cared. I realized that I wasn’t just streaming Uniquely Yours for the wonderful men and women of House of Maya. I was streaming this show for all the wonderful vendors who I call family. This was there time to shine. This was my time to show the world, LIVE, all the amazing businesses in Hampton Roads.
That’s why I cried. Friends and family are important. We want to be at events, but sometimes life happens. So we stream your big day LIVE (whether a wedding or an event) so you can share your heart with the people you love. You can put them first and make them feel like they have that front row seat at your big day! You can honor them, by showcasing you. A big thank you to all the wonderful men and women out their who work hard every day to make Hampton Roads so great. Thank you all for your kindness and friendship. We only hope to show that same kindness and friendship with every client we meet.