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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 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 […]

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 […]

January 3, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS!! You said yes! We have absolutely loved seeing all of the sparkly new rings in our timelines the last couple of weeks! This is such a fun and exciting season, but as you begin to plan your big day, a little bit of overwhelm has set in and you aren’t sure where to turn […]

September 16, 2016

Create an upscale wedding budget in 3 simple steps. Whether you’re planning a luxury wedding or just adding luxury features to your event, this is a must read.

February 15, 2016

You want to keep to the Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue tradition, but blue doesn’t work with your wedding color scheme. So what do you do? Opt for a subtle touch of blue! Our something blue inspiration board will help you incorporate the prettiest blues in the most subtle of ways.   […]

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