Since I was a young girl, I always lived for planning parties and hosting friends. Naturally, as I grew older, I found myself enthralled with weddings. After achieving success in the film business for nearly a decade, I decided to start over and make a career out of my first love; weddings. I quickly realized that many of the skills I had mastered running movie sets were perfectly in line with wedding coordination, and this background made me unique. Watching two people dedicate their lives to one another, while surrounded by family and friends, is a magical moment to witness. I take great pride in creating a celebration that lives up to those moments. My goal is to personalize every event making it as unique as the bride and groom, while ensuring total organization so they can enjoy the entire engagement as well as every single moment of their wedding ... Read More »
Whether you have a wonderful wedding planner by your side, or you are planning your wedding all on your own, there is one aspect you and your fiancé undoubtedly have to work out yourself – the seating chart. This can be tricky. While no one can help you figure out just which family member your third cousin is currently speaking to, here are some tips to get you started. Photo by M. Hart Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events Family Towards the Center No matter if you do a sweetheart table or a head table, the two tables closest to the newlyweds should include the immediate families. Sit family at the table closest to you on either side. While not all of your family members will fit at one table, consider having one table for each set of parents, siblings, grandparents, and closest relatives. This not only keeps your loved ones close to you throughout ... Read More »
Estate weddings can be beautiful, unique, and a breath of fresh-air from your ordinary ballroom wedding. Be it an ocean-view mansion, the rolling hills of a ranch, or a winery villa, estate weddings have the potential to be the setting for the wedding of your dreams. Estate weddings come with a number of advantages, such as bringing in your own alcohol and avoiding hotel-priced bar packages; however, there are hidden fees and challenges behind property. Check out the obstacles and benefits of an estate wedding before making your final decision for the big day! Some Obstacles to Consider: RentalsWhile the initial cost of renting an estate for your wedding looks much smaller than that of a hotel or country club, you must factor in added costs. Hotels calculate their price with a food-and-beverage minimum; catering, staff, kitchen, and basic rentals are included in this fee. For an estate wedding, you can expect your ... Read More »
Wedding dress shopping can be one the most exciting aspects of the wedding planning process. For women who have never been on a bridal gown outing before, the experience can seem straightforward – that is, until you begin to book appointments yourself. As a bride-to-be, staying organized is an invaluable trait at every twist and turn during the organization of your nuptials. As such, make sure you make the most of your bridal appointments with these tips and tricks from a professional wedding planner. - Fill your schedule. Try to make multiple appointments in a day, but be sure you have enough time at each place – you should always assume you will be at each store for one full hour. - Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water the day before and the morning of your shopping trip to prevent bloating. I also don’t suggest partying the night before; you don’t ... Read More »
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