When I graduated college I couldn't wait to move to Boston! I was working at Professor Moriarty's on Broadway in Saratoga Springs the summer of '92 after graduation. One of my co-workers decided that she was moving to Boston after track season was over and asked me to join her. I thought for maybe 5 minutes before calling my parents exclaiming, "I'm moving to Boston Sept. 1st!" Being the amazing parents they are, they supported me 100% (at least that's what I remember!) Long story short, I lasted all of 8 months in the "big" city. I missed my parents, my friends and my little city of 'Toga. I moved back to Saratoga and haven't left since. There is nothing I don't love about my hometown. Twenty-five years later I'm still sitting in Uncommon Grounds enjoying the view from the front window table.
I never dreamed of running my own business. To be perfectly honest, becoming a wedding planner kind of just fell in my lap. I had always planned and coordinated events. Even back in HS I was the party planner - making plans, having parties at my house (much to the dismay of my mom and dad), coordinating trips, etc. I started planning weddings 3 years ago for a local company and found that I loved it! Then, right after Christmas '15, my hubby said to me, "why don 't you just start your own business? You don't need to work for anyone other than yourself." I gave it a lot of thought and in the end decided that it was the best thing I could do for myself and my family.
Fast forward one year later and here I am...one year under my belt owning Wendy Lawrence Weddings & Events. It has been everything I dreamed, not without some bumps in the road but awesome nonetheless. I have been working off the dining room table/kitchen island in our house on Regent St. for this past year. I have been littering my dining room table with contracts, welcome bags and timelines. Add my business paperwork to all the paperwork from the girls elementary school in the house and needless to say I was drowning trying to keep it all organized. Then one day in January of 2017 I saw a FB post about some office space available on Broadway. The street I literally grew up on and LOVE had affordable office space???? Sign me up ASAP please. So, I am beyond excited to announce that we will be moving out of the dining room and into a sweet little space at 368 Broadway, Suite 11, Saratoga Springs NY!!! The space was previously occupied by ShareAToga and is located above the Impressions store on the corner of Broadway and Phila St. We will be a bit of a communal office space. Moving into the front two offices is Brain Works, a marketing firm currently located in Glens Falls. Wendy Lawrence Weddings & Events will take the middle office area and The Portrait Studio, owned by Dave Bigler will be taking the back of the office area. The Portrait Studio is currently located across the hall and shares space with Dave's other business, Dave Bigler Photos & Films. Our office space will also open up into Dave Bigler Photos & Films....we'll all be one big happy family!
I am feeling so blessed and lucky to share my love of Saratoga Springs, NY with my clients. If you're out and about in Saratoga Springs please bop up and say hi! Stay tuned for information on a grand opening party....cause that's how we roll!!