Friday, August 6, 2010

New Ventures!

I thought I should start my blog by introducing myself.  My name is Kelly and I've been doing corporate event planning for over 7 years now and started doing wedding planning on the side around the same time.  All my event planning was through my full time job and/or referrals from family, friends, co-workers, etc.  So I have never had to network or market so about 2 weeks ago I decided I was going to start doing that and see if I could grow a little business.  Along with this business comes the need for things I hadn't worried about in the past, such as contracts, outlines, LLC, etc.  So over the past two weeks I've mostly worked on administrative things to legitimize my business.  However, over these past two weeks I've also had a contract signed and have potentially 2 more coming.  So business is looking good=).  I'm very excited for my upcoming events too. 

Since this is the beginning of me launching my business I'm sure things will change but for now I wanted to have a name that meant something to me.  My maiden name is Silverthorne and my mom is court reporter and always told me and my sisters that if one of us were to become a court reporter that she would open a company called Silver Touch Court Reporting.  Of course, none of us became court reporters but the name Silver Touch sounds appropriate for wedding planning and I can honor my moms vision so I decided that would be the name.  Plus, as every bride knows it's kinda hard to lose your last name when you get married so I find myself hanging onto it whenever I can.

The idea of a logo was overwhelming to me.  I'm sure I'll budge on that too but for now I wanted something that again was personal to me and that represents who I am.  The picture I use on most everything is a picture from my wedding of my husbands hand on top of mine while I hold my bouquet.  We've been married for almost 4 years now and we have a 2 (almost 3) year old son.  Next week we are hosting a 3rd birthday brunch for our son so I'm working on fun details for that right now.  I'll post pictures once everythings set up. 

Thanks for viewing my blog and I'll try to post some fun things and keep it entertaining!  If you know of any friends in the Northern VA area planning a wedding a corporate event please direct them to my website: