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March 6, 2017

While a venue coordinator is a great asset for the portion of your day taking place at their location, they aren’t going to be with you to ensure the rest of the day unfolds just the way you’ve been dreaming. That’s where your personal wedding planner comes in. Don’t skimp in this area. You won’t regret it!

March 1, 2017

One of the topics we get asked about most often during consults: Wedding Coordinators vs Planners vs Designers. It’s a very valid question on a topic that can be confusing if you’re not used to the wedding-industry lingo. So today, we’re tackling the topic head on! Day Of (or Month Of) Coordinators: – Usually hired […]

February 23, 2017

I knew Lauren and Brandon’s joyful Birmingham wedding was going to be amazing from the first time we met. Listening to her tell how she met Brandon and how he popped the question, she was so full of life, with a smile that can light up the room. And once she began to tell me about […]

February 21, 2017

If you decide to take your husband’s last name, here’s an easy to follow checklist to make sure you don’t miss anything. IMPORTANT: Do NOT change your name before the honeymoon. Your name has to match on all travel documents, including your driver’s license and/or passport. Processing a name change on a passport typically takes […]

February 17, 2017

From clever wedding hashtags to up-to-the-minute status updates, the role social media plays in weddings in becoming increasingly popular. And while it’s fun to share, it can also cause some problems if everyone isn’t on the same page about the role social media will play on the wedding day. Whether you’re the bride and groom […]

February 9, 2017

The post-wedding brunch. A fun and casual way to say your goodbyes and thank yous to your nearest and dearest. Keep It Casual: Regardless of location, opt for a relaxed, casual drop-by-and-say-hi feel. Skip the formal plated meal and keep it light and fun. You’ll be able to relax, enjoy the morning, and hear from […]

February 7, 2017

When I decided to use the blog this year to not only feature some of our awesome 2017 weddings, but to re-visit some favorite weddings over the past couple of years, I immediately knew I had to start with Laura Ann and Bryan. Their sweet, Southern wedding is the stuff dreams are made of. Not […]

February 4, 2017

I am SO excited to be able to finally share this fun, Palm Beach tropical wedding inspired shoot that has been under wraps for months! Earlier this week, it was featured on Grey Likes Weddings, and I am ridiculously giddy to get to share more images from the amazing Photos by Heart with you! I […]

January 31, 2017

Last week I shared a few photos of some favorite greenery inspired trends from the Pantone color of the year. This week, I’m sharing a few of the wedding greenery color palettes I’m currently loving. I could get lost for hours combing through color palettes. It makes my design heart so happy. But I’ve managed […]

January 25, 2017

Recently, greenery was announced as the Pantone color of the year for 2017. At first, I wasn’t sure how I felt because is greenery really a color? And to be honest, the mossy green of the color they chose isn’t my favorite. But the more I thought about it, the more I really came around […]

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