Have you ever seen the hashtag #communityovercompetition ? If you haven't, you will! It's an idea that's sweeping small and large companies all over the country, but especially in the creative business field! It's this whole idea about being a community of businesses helping each other grow and flourish together, rather than treating each other like competition! It's about reaching out and getting to know the other business owners in your community and coming along side of them while we run this crazy race we call being an entrepreneur!
Today I'm going to share an example of #communityovercompetition at its finest! And release a new blog post that you will see every Thursday from now on!
A couple of Sunday's ago I got out of bed and drove home from Wilkesboro to meet with Brooke (one of my hairstylist), two photographers, a venue, model and florist. We were creating a style shoot. If you've never heard of a styled shoot let me explain- we find a model, a dress, photography, hair and makeup, flowers, a venue, decor, the whole shabang and basically put on a fake wedding shoot. The amazing thing about style shoots is that we, the business owners involved, get to design it all. I know you're asking yourself "sooo what's special about that...." Here's what people don't understand about the wedding industry, we rarely get to be REALLY creative! 90% of the time we are doing what you, the bride, wants us to do! Which is what we are supposed to do! But style shoots let our talents really fly! So check this out: Megan Travis Photography, Crystal Vandiver Photography, Relish Design Company, Face Forward and Villa de l'Amour all got together and came up with magic!
Every Thursday I will be sharing a blog post labeled #communityovercompetition. I'll be sharing the stories and journeys of people in the wedding industry! You'll have a chance to see behind the scenes into your vendors lives and get a glimpse of why they chose weddings and what keeps them coming back to brides time and time again!!
Look for us next Thursday to see who we will be featuring!