Welcome to the Lisa Kirk Writing blog! Wherever you’re reading from, please know that I am so, so grateful that you’re here. I’m writing from the same desk you see in the pictures on my website, but I’ll be honest with you: I only write here at night after my son is tucked away in bed. During the day when I have a babysitter over, I borrow my husband Dave’s office, but let’s just say that his finance textbooks and makeshift standing desk are not quite as Instagram-worthy 😉
It’s surreal to open the doors of Lisa Kirk Writing today and to let you into this little dream that came together piece by piece around the same time that I said goodbye to another dream. But let’s back up a little bit, shall we?
While I’ve known since I was in kindergarten that I wanted to be a writer someday, the editorial intern cubicle at Pittsburgh Magazine is where the idea of writing about weddings first took root in my heart. Tasked with fact-checking interviews for the annual Weddings edition, I called bride after bride…and stayed on the phone with each of them for way too long. How could I not? Hearing about their dresses, flowers, and first dance songs made my heart sing, and I learned I had a knack for making these sweet brides feel valued and celebrated. Want to know my secret? I really did value and celebrate them!
That job led to the launch of my blog, Something Pretty, a transfer to the University of Texas in pursuit of a magazine journalism degree from one of the best J-schools in the country, and ultimately, to a job offer from my dream wedding magazine three days after I was handed my diploma. Said magazine brought me to the Tar Heel state for four years of bouquet holding, dress fluffing, traveling, and, best of all, writing about lovely couples and meaningful celebrations.
A lot happened outside of my 9-5 during those years too. Dressed in a tulle Monique Lhuillier and carrying a peony-and-dogwood-filled bouquet, I married the love of my life, Dave Kirk, who I had met in college while studying abroad in Austria (you can see our wedding here, if you’d like!). We bought a little house a few miles outside of downtown Raleigh and painted the door haint blue. And, in September 2016, we joyfully welcomed our baby boy, Charles Kolbe, to the world.
Becoming a mama changed everything for me. At first, I thought that it would just add a title to the long list of words I could use to describe myself, but as it turns out, becoming a parent is one role that touches every other. I quickly realized that in order to give of myself to this sweet baby we had been entrusted with in the specific way that I felt called to, I didn’t have the time, the capacity, or the heart space to give of myself to the job I had loved so much. It was time for me to step away from my role as an editor, and into a new season, both as a wife and mother, and as a writer.
As I said goodbye to the magazine, little opportunities began to pop up that stretched me creatively in new and unexpected ways. Those opportunities, combined with honest and heartfelt conversations with friends in the wedding industry and lots of prayer, ultimately led to the inspiration for my own business that would combine my writing expertise, my wedding industry knowledge, and my passion for serving brides, all in one.
I believe that a wedding day is both sacred and joyful, that wedding industry creatives are in a unique position to serve and encourage a couple preparing for marriage, and that a beautiful feature can serve as the perfectly tied bow on top of an exquisite client experience. Through custom copywriting for your blog, social media, or a submission to a favorite publication, I would cherish the opportunity to celebrate your clients alongside you.
Telling part of my life story feels like a bit of a funny way to launch a business, but when it comes down to it, aren’t our stories what matter most? I believe that about Lisa Kirk Writing, I believe that about your business, and I believe that about your couples. Our lives are made up of the little anecdotes we share across the dining room table, the “you’ll never believe this” stories we re-tell over cocktails with friends, and the big, life-changing memories we’ll get to recollect to our grandchildren someday. Weddings fall into that last category…but the first two matter just as much. My goal at LKW is take copywriting off of your plate so you can step away from your computer a little earlier to experience more of those moments…while also making sure your couples feel cherished and cared for by you through the ways you share about their special day.
Thanks for reading my story and for being part of this sweet new chapter, friend. I hope to get to know your story, where you are now, and how I can serve you, so leave a comment below or shoot me an e-mail. I can’t wait to get to know you. Xo!
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