I cannot tell you how excited I am to be bringing you this website! Read on if you want to find out more about the mind behind BRIDE IN MIND - I am your biggest cheerleader through everything your life throws at you, and I am excited to be able to work with you in whatever way you choose!
So here it is, Letter 1 - written by ME, Alex Wainwright, Mrs W, Bridal Coach, The Woman who supports you and hypes you up when you need that extra boost!!!
I love to write! Copy is my thing! I WILL write a book one day, you heard it here first! My grammar isn't the best, but the passion behind what I am writing is, so that's all that matters right?
NOW, why am I here? How am I here? What will I do now I am here? Let's rewind to ten years ago, I was 21, NOT at all confident in myself, I had no idea what personal development was, I thought meditation was kooky, and I had never read a 'Self Help' book.
I met my now husband in 2012, he was EVERYTHING I had always envisaged in the man I would spend the rest of my life with, tall (I had a 6ft rule), dark hair, handsome, played rugby - but 31 year old me would now say I fell in love with him and stayed in love with him because of his big heart, and loyal ways... Now when we first met he was still living out his own path, he had things he still wanted to do, and Alex that had now met the man she knew she would marry let him go, knowing and trusting that he would come back, because this WAS the man I would spend the rest of my life with. I HAD UNSHAKABLE FAITH!
So with that in mind I then entered into a long distance relationship which was hard yes, but it gave me time and lots of it. I started my own business and with that came personal development and an exposure to a way of thinking that was 'whatever you put your mind to you can achieve' far fetched and an out of reach way of thinking for most, but for me it was comforting at the time, and it helped me build up a confidence in multiple areas of my life.
I listened to lots of Podcasts, to Audible books and I read physical books too, my favourite, the one I now recommend to everyone, THE SECRET. This and its lessons nudged me onto the path I am now on. It took me a while to get to where I am now, I have a Civil Engineering degree under my belt, I am a qualified Makeup Artist specialising in Bridal, and I now have a plethora of Bridal and Wedding experience thanks to planning three different wedding dates throughout the year 2020 and 21! #covidbride #covidwedding #plannedaweddingthroughcovid
But had I adopted that mindset and trusted in my ways earlier in my life, I would probably have not had as many nasty conversations with myself about how I wasn’t good enough! A conversation I know to be a common one for so many, and its one I now look to change and stop with my clients.
So…ENGAGEMENT it Changed me…
How? Well I finally believed that my happily ever after was on its way. After years of doubt, again doubt I know so many women feel. I felt IN LOVE, and the fairy-tale ending was happening. Now fast forward to January 2020 our date was set, I had found my dream dress, our September 2020 date was sign, sealed and delivered. But you all know how that story panned out. I actually look back now and even at the time I had a solid feeling in my stomach that things were happening as they should have been for me…for Rich and I, and I just kept telling myself each and every day (literally) that it would all work out just as it was supposed to, and it did, 100%, July 9th 2021 was absolutely ALWAYS supposed to be the day Rich and I said our vows.
Now this way of thinking, this way of living, isn’t unrealistic, my positive outlook and trust in the process, makes coping with situations that CAN present themselves to you 100 x easier. For example…if you constantly pre-empt bad things or negative situations arising in your life, the likelihood is they occur, but also when they occur they feel 100 x worse for that person than for someone who reminds themselves every day that they are lucky, fortunate and everything in between, because then IF something bad does impact on their lives, they handle it in a totally different way. Your perspective is the complete opposite, you are prepared, and stronger mentally to deal with things. It is this mechanism I now teach and share and encourage others to adapt.
I built this hub off the back of a huge spike and demand across my Instagram account, in what was a short space of time. Wellness, Goal setting, Accountability, Bridal support, New Mum advice, Supplier sourcing are all things I know can feel daunting and overwhelming, but they are also all things absolutely within your reach of achieving, stress free, and doing bloody well! And that is where I come in, I clear the fog, understand the problems, empower you to know your own strength and worth, to know you deserve the best, and we then map out achievable steps to help you get to where it is you want to be.
This hub I want to be a place you come to and instantly feel at ease, you almost breathe a sigh of relief after reading one of my blogs, or using our chat function, or booking a call, I am here to eradicate any stress, leaving you feeling empowered in whatever situation you are in.
I changed my outlook, I developed a gratitude, I took back the control within my life, in all aspects of my life, and I now thrive in helping others do the same!
Spread the word, Let’s chat, Book a call, come to me with your problems, and I promise together we will create a solution.
Letter one. Signed off!
Love Always, WELCOME! And let’s do this!