The wedding vendor industry has a reputation of being cut throat and tough to make friends in. However, I have been very lucky to have not had to experience very much of that side of things. Instead, I have been blessed with a number of wedding vendors who I consider friends (or friendors as some of us call each other). Anne Goessling is one of my friends who also happens to be a wedding vendor. She works for the incredible House of Maya at Pure English Couture Bridal. We met on a stylized shoot I assisted on a couple of years ago.
When Anne announced to the world that she was expecting, I was over the moon excited for her. I knew this was something she has been wanting for a long time now. She and Frank are going to be amazing parents. I have no doubts about that. So shooting her the gender reveal party for her baby was a no brainer for me. I was so stoked. This girl gives back to our community all of the time. How could I not want to be there for her and her family?
When I walked in I noticed how cute everything she had setup for this event was. Waterford Event Rentals provided the linens and Anne (with a little help from her friendors and family) did the rest herself. Everything was absolutely adorable. Anne wore a to die for dress by Pink Blush that she looked simply radiant in. Frank and I were talking about what he thought the gender the baby could be before the party and he said "well I think it may be a sign that all of the blue balloons are popping outside but none of the pink one's are gone". No doubt it was a sign because when it came time for the BIG moment and Frank and Anne stood in front of friends and family and popped that big black balloon the pink confetti came pouring out.
Anne's excitement was totally infectious, as was Franks. Anne immediately began jumping up and down and then became just a little overwhelmed by the news and hugged Frank. What a beautiful moment to witness. That pure joy of knowing all of your dreams are coming true. That little Savannah Grace Goessling will be a profound addition to this beautiful little family and, judging by the people gathered to celebrate with Frank and Anne, she will be one very loved little girl! I am so happy for them and so grateful to have been there to witness this next step in their adventure together.
Congratulations to you and your entire family!