The most important factor behind my success is my support system, aka my husband! I had thoughts that I never really entertained of going out on my own. It wasn't until I was married and got the push I needed from him that I began to foster those thoughts. During the beginning of 2019 I had multiple friends and acquaintances reach out and ask me to do the flowers for their wedding, and thats when my husband really pushed me to start my business. And so June 2019 Halls of Ivy was established. Isn't that what marriage is about, being your spouses biggest fan & support system. The success of my brand is helping others celebrate the union of building such a support system, so it really goes full circle.
Earlier I only mentioned my husband being part of my support system, and he was the main contributor in establishing Halls of Ivy but not the main contributor to helping my business thrive. The South Florida vendor community has been the key to succeeding down here. There is even a term for it, Friendors! The motto is "Community Over Competition" coined by Honey Book and is definitely being displayed by all the friendors down here. We collaborate together, send referrals, lend a hand when we can, and when one succeeds, we all succeed. I would like to give a shoutout to the following friendors that have contributed to my success along the way, Blue Orchid Events & Design, Varoca Weddings, Photos for Hearts, Gina Marie Weddings & Events, Ministry of Decor, and Juladie Ibanez Photography. Please forgive me if I missed you, the community is big and full of support I know I missed a few.