:: Sayonara 2013 - Its Been Real ::

How on earth is today the last day in 2013?! What a year its been! This past year was chock full of some of the most incredible milestones of my life from quitting my corporate day job, to signing a lease on the downtown studio space with three amazing ladies, to being part of so many absolutely amazing, beautiful and fun weddings. In my wildest imagination I would have never been able to predict what this past year had in store for me. And because of that, I'm not even going to attempt to guess what 2014 has up it's sleeve!

Check out some of 2013's best highlights:

Song of the Summer: Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

Awesomest Wedding Trend: Sparklers

Photo Credit: Ashley Therese Photography

Photo Credit: Ashley Therese Photography

Photo Credit: Uplift Photography

Photo Credit: Uplift Photography

Most Used Item from the "Stock Of Stuff":

(Originally from of my 2012 Bride Nicole!!)

Photo Credit: BSC Photo

Photo Credit: BSC Photo

Photo Credit: Brooke Allison Photo

Photo Credit: Brooke Allison Photo

Song That Got Everyone On the Dance Floor: I Love It - Icona Pop

(Even though I despised it entirely.....)

Favorite Moment in Press: Preppy & Modern Yale Shoot Getting the Cover of Connecticut Bride

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Biggest, Most Exciting Surprise: Being recognized in The Daily Meal's 50 States, 50 Event Planner article

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Without Further Ado: Some of My Favorite Moments from the 2013 Wedding Season!

Getting that zipper up! { I'm behind Megan ;) } Photo Credit: Robert Norman Photography

Getting that zipper up! { I'm behind Megan ;) }

Photo Credit: Robert Norman Photography

James pausing the vows to explain the backstory.  Photo Credit: Robert Norman Photography

James pausing the vows to explain the backstory. 

Photo Credit: Robert Norman Photography

Love.  Photo Credit: TAB Photographic

Love. 

Photo Credit: TAB Photographic

Seriously, working with a high school friend on her big day was so so rewarding. Those flowers and her MEGA WATT smile? Goosebumps.  Photo Credit: Heather for Powerstation

Seriously, working with a high school friend on her big day was so so rewarding. Those flowers and her MEGA WATT smile? Goosebumps. 

Photo Credit: Heather for Powerstation

This is one of my favorite photos ever - architecture, a super gorg bridge and an incredible couple? I'm in love. Photo Credit: Candace Jeffery Photography

This is one of my favorite photos ever - architecture, a super gorg bridge and an incredible couple? I'm in love.

Photo Credit: Candace Jeffery Photography

I was right behind Candace when she shot this photo. The warm sun was setting, the reception was underway, these two were officially Mr. & Mrs....such a great moment! Photo Credit: Candace Jeffery Photography 

I was right behind Candace when she shot this photo. The warm sun was setting, the reception was underway, these two were officially Mr. & Mrs....such a great moment!

Photo Credit: Candace Jeffery Photography 

I've known Jim for years, and met Mary at a New Year's Eve party three years ago. What an honor to have planned their wedding and witness two amazing people finally find the love of their life! Photo Credit: Andy Cox Photography

I've known Jim for years, and met Mary at a New Year's Eve party three years ago. What an honor to have planned their wedding and witness two amazing people finally find the love of their life!

Photo Credit: Andy Cox Photography

Seriously? One of my favorite photos ever. So Connecticut shoreline. Ana & Mike's wedding day was epic from the moment I woke up.  Photo credit: Uplift Photography

Seriously? One of my favorite photos ever. So Connecticut shoreline. Ana & Mike's wedding day was epic from the moment I woke up. 

Photo credit: Uplift Photography

The hands down best I mean BEST garter toss EVER.  Photo Credit: Uplift Photography

The hands down best I mean BEST garter toss EVER. 

Photo Credit: Uplift Photography

I worked very closely with Jane Alex's mom for the planning of her wedding. What Alex wanted was so simple: to marry Trevor. The details didn't matter she loved him and couldn't wait to be his bride. Being pronounced husband and wife by her dad was definitely one of the best moments ever.  Photo Credit: Karol Setlak Photography

I worked very closely with Jane Alex's mom for the planning of her wedding. What Alex wanted was so simple: to marry Trevor. The details didn't matter she loved him and couldn't wait to be his bride. Being pronounced husband and wife by her dad was definitely one of the best moments ever. 

Photo Credit: Karol Setlak Photography

Kirsten & Leon's AMAZING Milford Yacht Club wedding was full of incredible moments, coming   into the wedding by boat was DEFINITELY one of them! Photo Credit: Shade Shutters Photography

Kirsten & Leon's AMAZING Milford Yacht Club wedding was full of incredible moments, coming   into the wedding by boat was DEFINITELY one of them!

Photo Credit: Shade Shutters Photography

Photo Credit: Brooke Allison Photo

Photo Credit: Brooke Allison Photo

Seriously? Have you ever seen a happier bride & groom? Absolutely incredible.  Photo Credit: Brook Allison Photo

Seriously? Have you ever seen a happier bride & groom? Absolutely incredible. 

Photo Credit: Brook Allison Photo

One little song required so much coordination haha. SO SO worth it.  Photo credit: Brooke Allison Photo

One little song required so much coordination haha. SO SO worth it. 

Photo credit: Brooke Allison Photo

What could I say? I love having Bride & Grooms in chairs. And I LOVE the Horah!! Photo Credit: Alissa Dineen Photography

What could I say? I love having Bride & Grooms in chairs. And I LOVE the Horah!!

Photo Credit: Alissa Dineen Photography

Chase & Tim did the coolest thing ever, they were announced first into their reception, then proceeded to announce the rest of their bridal party with a little backstory! So unique and fun! Photo Credit: Brooke Allison Photo

Chase & Tim did the coolest thing ever, they were announced first into their reception, then proceeded to announce the rest of their bridal party with a little backstory! So unique and fun!

Photo Credit: Brooke Allison Photo

Love.  Photo Credit: Brooke Allison Photo

Love. 

Photo Credit: Brooke Allison Photo

Robert speech to his bride and his family was incredible, gracious and so genuine. He even thanked me! I was flabbergasted!! Photo Credit: Bryan Avigne Photography

Robert speech to his bride and his family was incredible, gracious and so genuine. He even thanked me! I was flabbergasted!!

Photo Credit: Bryan Avigne Photography

A traditional receiving line followed by a grand church exit? It's like the wedding you dreamed of as a little girl.  Photo Credit: HK Photography

A traditional receiving line followed by a grand church exit? It's like the wedding you dreamed of as a little girl. 

Photo Credit: HK Photography

A breathtaking and picturesque ceremony, Silvia & Todd walked down the aisle and Todd was absolutely in awe of how beautiful his bride looked. Amazing. Photo Credit: BSC Photo

A breathtaking and picturesque ceremony, Silvia & Todd walked down the aisle and Todd was absolutely in awe of how beautiful his bride looked. Amazing.

Photo Credit: BSC Photo

Megan & Marcus' first look was the best. Megan loves Marcus like she needs air to breath and the feeling is totally mutual for him. After the normal getting ready excitement, Megan needed to see Marcus and I'm pretty sure once she did, she took her first deep breath of the day.   Photo Credit: Christina Corneau Photography

Megan & Marcus' first look was the best. Megan loves Marcus like she needs air to breath and the feeling is totally mutual for him. After the normal getting ready excitement, Megan needed to see Marcus and I'm pretty sure once she did, she took her first deep breath of the day.  

Photo Credit: Christina Corneau Photography

Absolutely. Positively. Love them.  Photo Credit: Alyson Hickey Photography

Absolutely. Positively. Love them. 

Photo Credit: Alyson Hickey Photography

Zoe's mom & dad are two super awesome Brooklynites. Loved this photo.  Photo Credit: Jasmine Balgobin for Carla Ten Eyck 

Zoe's mom & dad are two super awesome Brooklynites. Loved this photo. 

Photo Credit: Jasmine Balgobin for Carla Ten Eyck 

My darling Michelle and her groom Zack's wedding was chock full of great moments. This was just one of so many.  Photo Credit: Brooke Allison Photo

My darling Michelle and her groom Zack's wedding was chock full of great moments. This was just one of so many. 

Photo Credit: Brooke Allison Photo

I didn't have any photos from Noah & Suzanne's wedding but I'll share this AMAZING video again from BSC Photo. This wedding truly made my heart skip a beat, so so full of love from every single person in attendance. Absolutely sublime day.

Video Credit: Will Talamelli of BSC Photo

I don't even know where to begin with Carlos & Liz's wedding. Everything was perfect, the weather, the families, the vendors, the decor, but most incredible, the bride and groom. Such a perfect day from start to finish.  Photo Credit: Ashley Therese Photography

I don't even know where to begin with Carlos & Liz's wedding. Everything was perfect, the weather, the families, the vendors, the decor, but most incredible, the bride and groom. Such a perfect day from start to finish. 

Photo Credit: Ashley Therese Photography

2013 was definitely the best year ever, which is how I believe you should feel on the close of every year. Everything may not have been perfect but I choose to reflect on the the great things that happened, look forward to the unknown of tomorrow and continue to do what I love so much: work with incredible people create their truly amazing and fun 'best day ever'.

Can't wait to share with you all some amazing things I have in store for 2014! Have a fantastic night tonight, drink champagne and dance on the tables! (Even if its a coffee table ;) ! )

Until next year!

AC //