Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Eat, Think, Pray Weddings

Hi Friends,

I am entering the final week of one of my summer weddings which means its the busiest it will be besides the day of the wedding. I am basically eating as I think of weddings, thinking about them and writing post-its to remember my thoughts and then praying that weather/conditions/dresses/makeup/hair/attitudes/crazy families all go perfect. I am such a firm believer in everyone dropping everything to make the Bride feel and experience exactly what she wants too. That makes her relaxed, therefore people around her relaxed, therefore the guest relaxed. Everyone enjoys it then.

All that to say, part of my job often ends of dealing with people that don't get this ONE day is not about them. I get to play the wedding "bouncer" roll. So I thought I would recommend some good etiquette sites or books for those who think that maybe the don't quite know all the wedding rules...and maybe look at it even if you think its not you...there is a lot to learn about weddings if you have never planned.

Emily Post site

The best book to know it all


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Details from the Smith/Lytle Wedding

Now that pictures are done by the fabulous Brittany Streckbeck, I have to show all the fun and excitement that was Teddy and Kelli's wedding. Kelli is one of the most free chicas I have ever got to be around. She is completely comfortable in her own skin and it makes you feel comfortable. She is graceful but also CRAZY! Teddy and Kelli had alot of fun details.

Instead of the traditional unity candle...they did a plant. Painted a pot together- how adorable- and had each of their mom's bring soil to pore in before they watered it together during the ceremony. It was beautiful.

Kelli was a dream bride who made it easy to coordinate her big day! She was relaxed and fun. It was easy to put together all the decor and details because she was organized. A coordinator's dream really. Check out the rest below!!

Last I want to show you guys how to make your own cupcake cake. Kelli chose to do a cupcake cake at her wedding and I watched it be constructed when the bakery arrived- OMG its so easy. just use glass circles or squares you would put over an end table, or even plates and clear glass cups for keeping up the layers ( I have been told candle sticks work well also.). See how it looks for the wedding cake:

And how it looked when I tried it on my own at Kimmy's bridal shower last weekend!!

Try it for an upcoming party or shower. I think it would be really fun at a graduation party. Just a fun way to display food.

More fun projects to come!!

Upcoming wedding: Amanda Boyd/ TIm Davis- this will be a blast to post about!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I'm alive!!

Hey girls and guys (I have recently discovered I have a male follower so I must be politically correct!! How exciting right)

Well I am alive and to busy to handle. Balancing life between my full time job, dream job (wedding planning/coodinating/THIS blog), my husband, my friends and my personal life has been rough. I am thinking through some branding of myself and my company I am growing and I keep dwelling on a passage of the bible about the "it" woman...the lady who does it all...the Proverbs 31 woman. I often read this passage in times of discouragement because one day I would like to do it all. Be a mom, have my business, and enjoy my life. Who wouldln't want it all!? Anyway I have some really fun projects I am working on that will follow this entry but to re-enter the blog scene and let you know I am alive- I thought I would share the passage that has been motivating my new upcoming branding and inspiration....31.

Proverbs 31
10 [c] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.