Friday, April 16, 2010

The Bride & Groom Is....

Congratulations to Larry & Sarah. We look forward to working with you in the near future to create a bedroom that is warm, inviting, and most importantly reflects the both of you as husband and wife.

Again, Congrats!!!Now the real fun begins.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Renewed Interiors is a 'Wedding Saviour' because...

I started, Renewed Interiors, at a stage of transition in my life. I went from a full-time worker to a stay home mom. But more surreal was changing from a two income family to a one income family. I was unsure of what I was going to do; whether to get a full-time or part-time job or to just stay home and enjoy my family. Many people asked if I was quitting my job to start my business, and to be honest it never crossed my mind.

Anyhow, doors of opportunity presented itself, so I started Renewed Interiors primarily on faith. I was very anxious about getting clients and getting by butt into gear as another income would definitely help financially. However, back in November I was approached by a dear friend who asked if I would be interested in being apart of the Wedding Saviours. I was hesitant at first because I wasn’t sure how a decorating company would mesh with the wedding industry. She explained in detail her thoughts and how my services would be a wonderful gesture to the winning couple.

After hearing what she had presented, I was intrigued, excited, and more importantly honoured that I was asked to be a part of this wonderful project. Others, in my specific situation may have turned away from it. Being a new business and wanting to make money instead of giving services away for free. I saw it as an opportunity to give back to the community, without wanting anything in return. For my services, I won’t be paid cash, but I would be paid with the satisfaction of knowing that I was able to enhance and contribute to the lives of a couple in a positive way and doing what I love...Interior Decorating.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Paying It Forward

I have spent the last 4 hours reading blogs, reviewing Facebook fan pages for the TOP 10 couples who are in friendly competition on becoming the next Wedding Saviour 'Durham' couple to win a free wedding.

I am really honored to be apart of on organization that is paying it forward, but who also inspired 20 couples (including the TOP 10) to also pay it forward in there respective communities. The ideas that these couples came up with...its mind blowing. However, the most amazing thing is that these charitable acts are not one time deals. Some couples have made monthly commitments to help out where they can, the gift that keeps on giving.

Below is a list of the few different charitable events that the TOP 10 couples came up with:

- Cupcakes for Charity
- Project: Time and Space
- Sick Kids Foundation Yard Sale
- Bruce Hanscombe Memorial Park: Park Clean Up
- Volunteering at St. Vincent's kitchen in Oshawa
- Donating Blood
- Bone Marrow Match Program
- Donating to The Make A Wish Foundation
- 'Challenge for Charity' Event Wedding Saviours - Vince and Natalie's "Challenge for Charity" Event!

The top three will be selected in less than 72 hours....please visit the Wedding Saviors site to vote for your favorite couple.