Kristen Rocco is a professional love storyteller as the Founder of Love Notery. She created Love Notery to give couples a very special piece of their history - the words of their extraordinary love stories. She crafts custom-written love stories among other treasured love keepsakes for engagements, weddings, anniversaries or simply to celebrate the love between two people. Find her at www.lovenotery.com.
Why did you start your business?
One day last year, I was sitting on my couch watching TV when I caught a glimpse of my wedding photos. Every time I look at my wedding photos, all the amazing moments of that day rush back to me. It was one of those days that I’ll cherish forever. But then it hit me…it hit me that my love story began 3 years before my wedding day. Those 3 years prior to my wedding encompassed all the reasons why I had said “I do.” That’s when the idea for Love Notery came to me.
I thought to myself that if I were thinking this, others must be too. So I immediately decided to put my professional background as a storyteller, interviewer and writer to work and help couples celebrate all the reasons why they fell in love by documenting their extraordinary love stories.
It’s so rewarding to help couples bring their love stories to life not only because every story is unique, but I get to see couples fall in love all over again as they relive the memories of their relationship during our interview.
What is the best advice given to you yet?
Marie Forleo’s mantra is, “Create a business and a life that you love.” This really speaks to me. When you’re doing the work that you love, it doesn’t feel like work. This couldn’t be more true when I’m helping couples tell their love stories and creating tangible memories they’ll cherish now and for many years to come.
What wedding trends do you see coming for the Fall?
The couples I work with have a passion for personalizing their wedding day as much as possible. Sharing their love story with their guests on their wedding day has been a great way to do that. Also, couples are really thinking hard about what makes them unique and trying to carry that through in their decor, food, design, and venue.
What are your favorite accounts to follow on social media right now?
My Instagram picks are going to be all over the place! @jenkirkman for humor; @daniellelaporte and @hilaryrushford for entrepreneur inspiration; @fredrikeklundny for beautiful (real estate) shots in NYC; @shesthefirst for bettering the world through girls’ education; @photosbyilene for great (landscape) photography; @nutritionbymia for food porn; @humans.of.new.york for capturing the very essence of humanity; @huffpostweddings and @ourbestfindswedding for wedding inspiration and advice. Oh, and @lovenotery of course!
What is the coolest thing you have done so far as a business owner?
The coolest thing by far is bringing my own vision into the world that helps couples create their “love legacy.” I’m creating completely-custom heirloom love keepsakes that couples will be able to share with their children and their children will share with their children. That excites me and is what makes me get up every morning!