{a life update}

This is going to sound stupid, but I actually struggled with a title to this post. Because it’s not necessary about my personal life, but more of my professional life. And then I realized that there isn’t really a distinction anymore. It’s all kind of blending together, so I won’t stress about it.

Anyway, I have exciting news.


If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, you probably already know this, but I’m officially announcing it here now.

A Charming Occasion is a Wedding Chicks Hand Picked Vendor!

So, this is kind of cool.

If you don’t really know a whole lot about wedding blogs, here’s the thing. There are a lot out there. But, like all blogs, there are a handful that really dominate. I’m sure you’ve heard of most of these: Style Me Pretty and Green Wedding Shoes are two of the main ones.

Wedding Chicks is also one of those really big wedding blogs. The type that I dream about being featured on. And if you’re one of those people who don’t know a whole lot about wedding blogs, then you may not know that a lot of these blogs also have vendor networks, where they choose specific types of vendors to be included. I mean, I did have to pay, but Wedding Chicks chose to include me on their vendors list! That…is pretty darn cool. Not that I needed any validation to be legit, but to be real, this is validation that I am legit.

I am a recognized wedding planner. How awesome is that?


It may sound like I’m beating a dead horse right now, but it’s really all because of this. Because I’m taking chances like you wouldn’t believe, and I’m getting amazing results!

I’m going to be a contributor to a really amazing wedding blog.

Elizabeth Messina DMed me on Twitter yesterday!

My favorite Project Runway winner has put my button on her blog.

And I’m actually going to be on the Wedding Chicks blog soon.

It’s hard work. Seriously hard work. I don’t know that I ever would have imagined how much I’d be doing for all of this, but, I absolutely love it. I actually look forward to coming home and getting my work done. It’s all made me happier than I ever thought possible.

Even when I make mistakes, I’m happy. Because I’ve learned that making mistakes is really just a learning experience. I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t made some pretty big mistakes. But I finally am happy with a lot of things that have to do with both my business and my blog. I finally feel like I’ve found the path that I need to be on, even if it took a little while.

So, I guess I should say thank you, for sticking around during that trial and error period. I promise it’s going to get a whole lot better from now on!

And, if you want to read more, you should head on over to Alivia’s blog to read my Daily Life post. I promise you’ll love it!


Melissa said...

Congratulations! I love Wedding Chicks. A few of our vendors were handpicked vendors of theirs as well, and they are the cream of the crop. That's a lot of really exciting news!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Congrats girl! That's a huge accomplishment, it's so awesome to see you going out and making your dreams come true! :)

Jenna said...

Congrats, Joelle! So many amazing things are happening in your life right now - and only more great things to come :)


Tamaras Blend said...

That's the most important - that you enjoy your work and don't really separate it from your private life, because it's so much fun to you!


modern jane said...

Congratulations! Great news. I styled wedding I worked on is going to be on SMP this afternoon. I can't wait!

Paveya said...

good article written on life update and wedding is a special occasion in life..

toytulip said...

Congratulations! This just goes to prove that never giving up your dreams is the only solution to...make them happen! :) maybe I'll follow your example of hard work and determination soon! :D

megan said...

That's awesome news! Congratulations, you deserve it! :)

Kate said...

I'm so excited for you, Joelle! It sounds like you've had some amazing opportunities come your way. You deserve it!

Bri Buzali said...

This is all such great news, and I'm so happy for you because you deserve it! Congrats, and keep chasing your dreams!


Betsy said...

woohoo! the present is bright and the future even brighter! you so deserve this :)

Lexi said...

Congratulations! Being a featured vendor is definitely a big deal!!
♡ Lexi
FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...


CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so excited FOR you!

Chrissi Holt said...

Gosh Joelle that is so exciting I need to keep you as a contact for tips as I am too along with Mimi Nicole up in Scotland trying to make it as a planner. It is my passion and love and I can't wait for someone to let me loose on their wedding .... hehehehe congratulations beautiful .... xxxx