The people in the wedding industry are really really incredible people and I’m lucky to call a lot of them my good friends. Not my good work friends, but my good real-life-I’m-having-a-crisis friends. I consistently ask myself how lucky I am to know them! So, it would make sense to me that their industry friends would be pretty incredible people too. When I go to networking events, meeting those people are the highlights of my evening. But it’s loud, you’re pulled in a million directions and there are so many lovely people to hug and catch up with, that it’s usually a brief encounter. I wanted to get to know them better, I didn’t want to yell over a crowd and I didn’t want to leave my house. So, I hatched a plan.
Plus One Lunches. I invite three of my good industry/real life friends, and they in turn invite one of their industry friends. I cooked a few simple things (the butternut squash recipe is here!), opened a few bottles of rosé and we gathered around the table. We talked about real life and work life. We had an impromptu How to Take Better Instagram Photos. We talked about where we’d been and where we were hoping to go… with our lives and our businesses. We shared and we laughed and I kicked myself repeatedly for having this amazing idea a year ago and never doing anything about it. But it’s going to be a monthly thing now and I can’t wait to see how it all evolves!
Jessi of You & Me Events, Heidi of Heidi Ryder Photography, Yoleine of Yellow Bird Events, Kacee of Kacee Geoffroy Hair & Makeup & Amanda of Rosebud Floral Design were my fantastic first guests and made it so easy. I was nervous, thinking that this whole thing was crazy and we would just stare at each other with nothing to say. But that was silly because these ladies are incredible 🙂 Thank you so much loves!
I didn’t take any pictures while there were people here, and I really must get better at that (next time!). But there are a few on the instagram, under the hashtag #plusonelunch