To celebrate this glorious day we got to know some of our favourite ladies in business a little better!
We Interviewed the beautiful Sophie Lord from Hello May Magazine to get some insight into the world of Hello May HQ and running a successful business!
What does a day in Hello May HQ look like for you guys?
No two days are the same. One day we could be working away on writing, photo editing and preparing content for our blog which is updated daily with exclusive stories and content like real weddings and the latest bridal collection releases. The next we could be on location shooting a fashion editorial for an upcoming issue or be heads down, bums up, putting together layouts for an upcoming issue and proofing and finalising pages for our printer. Im fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing team of women who take whatever this small business throws at them
Every Hello May issue is so damn dreamy, we can’t wait to see the cover when each one is released! How do you go about choosing such incredible imagery and keeping each issue fresh and exciting?
What do you find are some of the biggest challenges you face when running a business?
Oh gosh, there are so many highs and lows. The biggest stresses I think for any small business is finances, chasing people to pay their bills on time so you, in turn, can pay your bills on time. We’re very fortunate to have such a fabulous group of vendors form part of the Hello May community, and we really are just that, a community that supports each other.
Hello May is not only our fav wedding magazine but brides all over! Where did it all begin? Where did the idea grow from?!
I was recently interviewed for the One Wild Ride Podcast where we dove deep into the beginnings of Hello May. I used to be the Art Director at New Idea magazine and designed wedding invitations as a side hustle. I noticed that there was nowhere decent enough (or reasonably priced enough) to advertise my business which is what inspired me to start my own wedding magazine. A publication with heart, that was about connecting our readers with the many talented vendors that make up the Australian and New Zealand wedding industries.
As some seriously inspirational women in business, what is some advice you have for other women wanting to pursue their own business adventure?
We are all about self-love, how do each of you lovely ladies ‘treat yo’ selves’ after a long day?
Every Friday we take off down the road to Hairyman Brewery for ciders and food truck treats. It’s a great way to wind down at the end of a hectic week. For me personally, my partner and I have recently purchased 16 acres in the Kangaroo Valley and we break ground on our A-Frame Cabin this month. Working to restore this block of land and bring it back to life has been such a gift, its physically exhausting, but the good kind, where you feel so alive at the end of a long day and have such a sense of achievement.
Answered by Sophie Lord, Editor and Publisher