So many excellent projects have come my way lately, I thought I should break my silence and let you in on some of the good things that have been keeping me busy. First of all and most recently The New York City Wedding Boutique has named me their exclusive wedding planner. I am excited about the direction this blog is going in and if you know any amazing New York City wedding vendors who have something to say but haven’t taken the time or used the technology to create their own blog, this might be a smart alternative for them.
Suicide Prevention International which from now on I will refer to as SPI is hosting Walk For Life 2011 on May 7, in Riverside Park. The organization has enlisted my services to coordinate this charity event. If you know any survivors of suicide or anyone interested in becoming a team captain, it’s a great opportunity to give back and raise money for a really important cause.
My use of facebook and time on twitter are finally paying off, and I shouldn’t say finally as I’ve always found it extremely worthwhile but I will soon have measurable results. FitBrit’s founder Paul Greenaway is a celebrity personal trainer. He appeared on the Martha Stewart Show in 2006 (we are still trying to get the clip, Martha, if you’re reading this?!) and since then his clients have included David Bowie, Iman Abdulmajid and Lenny Kravitz. A dear friend has been working out with him for only a few months and has lost over 20 pounds already. FitBrit is a great business idea that is nearly ready to launch but fortunately for me he lacks social media skills. We are bartering social media skills for personal training. I am very excited even though after two session, I am quickly realizing how much work there is in workout. It’s so not my strong suit but he’s great at motivating and instruction. Should you choose to follow him on facebook or read his tweets you are supporting me as well. What is FitBrit? It’s his revolutionary way of making personal training accessible and affordable for all demographics. He’s created a series of videos tailoring the workout to your sex, age and lifestyle. You will be able to view these videos using your smart phone or iPad.
Paul keeps telling me I’ll be skinny by summer which I’ve adopted as my motto. I created a plan on the subway ride into the gym yesterday which details my monthly goals and rewards. I plan to share my fitness progress publicly but I am still trying to figure out where that should live. Though FitBrit is a great options for brides who want to get in shape before dress shopping or the walk down the aisle, this might not be the place to air my workout woes.
Outside of the actual new brides (and groom) I’ve talked to and met with already in 2011, my favorite project of the year, thus far is Wedding Crashers. I have proudly partnered with Brooklyn Based to bring Wedding Crashers back to the Bell House for it’s second year. Last year they did an excellent job of attracting great talent that was new and interesting. The event was very well received in general with many grooms in attendance. It had that Brooklyn vibe, which for those of you outside of New York, is a very good thing. There is so much new and exciting stuff on tap this year AND after the event guests will be transported (yes, literally) to an after party at The Green Building. I can’t believe how many amazing vendors are on board already and we’re still well over a month away. This will most certainly not be the last you read about this event, but meanwhile think: fabulous fashion show, amazing food and best DJ in the city.
While Tammy Golson Events has been diversifying, I want to assure you that I have never been more committed or excited about wedding planning. I’ve welcomed and embraced these new projects wholeheartedly, but what I am most grateful for is that they have allowed me the flexibility to continue doing what I love most, while giving back, getting in shape, staying structured in the off season and connecting with my colleagues. I am so fortunate for these opportunities and grateful to the friends and colleagues who are responsible for helping them come to fruition.
Wow, if you made it this far, you deserve a gold star! Thank you for reading this novel. I appreciate your interest in what I am doing. The diversity has been so interesting, I couldn’t be happier.
What’s new with you? Have you heard any crazy engagement stories? Will you be at any of the great wedding events coming up in the next few months?
I’d love to hear from you.
Have a great week!