The Day Before the Launch & 1 Month After Our Wedding

I’m sitting here thinking to myself, “Today begins the first day of the rest of my life.” But then again I’ve been saying that every day for the past 30 days.

1 month ago today, Charlie and I experienced the best day of our lives to date. In front of 200 of our closest friends and family we said the 2 words that would intertwine us for a lifetime – I DO. That day was a truly blessed day. I knew that my life had changed forever and for the better.

Prior to the wedding, Charlie and I had many talks about our life after Oct. 8, 2011. What were we going to do? What were the things we were going to change? What did we need to become better individually and as a couple? Well, one thing was for sure. We wanted a challenge.

That’s exactly what CO is for us. It’s us being ourselves, being true to what we know and learning more along the way. We decided to take the best out of our 2 businesses and combine them under one name. It’s the future of our lives mimicked in business form. Today I realize, it’s just like our marriage. 2 people, becoming one. 2 businesses, becoming one.

Tomorrow, CO (Charlie Ortega/Carissa Ortega) Creative Cartel will open it’s online doors. We’ll be providing 2 different sides to our business: Event Styling and Business Solutions. Our Event Styling division will offer event services with a specialty in stationery and custom design accessories for centerpieces, room decor, and ambiant lighting. Our Business Solutions will be geared toward graphic design and printing services for small and large business as well as retail storefront design and social media management.

I’m so excited for tomorrow. We’ve worked so hard, planned so much, and wished on so many stars for this. It not only signifies the day we launch our business, no, it means so much more.

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