Heather & Brandon

Heather & Brandon

Steele Mansion Photos by:  Johnny Joo   So many words to say about this wedding, yet so little time to put it into words. Heather & Brandon were the lucky couple to be my last of the wedding season for 2017.  I was so lucky to go out on such a high note. When...

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Professional Spotlight:  It’s All Personal

Professional Spotlight: It’s All Personal

As a lot of local wedding professionals, I am a member of a very large wedding resale group on Facebook.  It's a great resource for couples looking for advice and items for their wedding.  A lot of the conversation is asking for referrals for quality vendors, and...

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What’s Up With Providing Vendor Meals?

What’s Up With Providing Vendor Meals?

So as a wedding planner, I get asked a lot of questions and this is one that I have seen asked again and again on local wedding boards. I'm very honest with my couples, so let me be honest with you. This should be a no-brainer. Your vendors are working hard for you...

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Professional Spotlight:  Blush Custom Weddings

Professional Spotlight: Blush Custom Weddings

 Jessica and I have been brought together to work on a couple's wedding this coming fall.  We met for the first time as we did a walkthrough of the venue together.  Now I have seen some of her work and follow her on Instagram, but it's even better to see her work in...

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Proper Ways to Announce an Adult Only Wedding

Proper Ways to Announce an Adult Only Wedding

Communicating to your guests that you are having an adults only wedding is not so much about how the wedding invitation is worded, but more so how the actual invite is addressed. First let's talk about ways that you can include the information within your invitation. ...

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Professional Spotlight: Wood Thingamajigs

Professional Spotlight: Wood Thingamajigs

The first time I talked to Jessica was through a local Facebook wedding resale group.  She had commented on someones post about cutting boards that she created for a client.  I reached out to get more information and to see some examples and I was floored at the...

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Do you need a Personal Assistant?

Do you need a Personal Assistant?

Wait a second, isn't a personal assistant something that powerful CEOs have to help run their days?  A person that only business owners need, I mean really.  The answer is no.  First lets take a second and be honest, wouldn't you want a personal assistant to help you...

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Professional Spotlight:  Dee Bakes

Professional Spotlight: Dee Bakes

I met Deanna when we were both vendors at the Debonne Vineyard Bridal Show.  It's so hard on show days to really stop and get to know the other vendors you don't know yet, so all I was able to do was stop by her booth, grab a card and a delicious cookie.  I am so glad...

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What to Pack in Your Emergency Kit

What to Pack in Your Emergency Kit

Wedding planning entails a lot of pieces and parts that are put together over a course of time.  Things that are discussed in length before making a decision on.  Things that are thought about over and over again.  Here's something that tends to fall to the wayside:...

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Lauren & Adam

Lauren & Adam

Cleveland Botanical Gardens and Manakiki Golf Course Photos by:  Laura Dempsy     When I first met with Lauren she said that she didn't think she needed a wedding planner for the day.  Then about 3 months before the wedding we were talking again and Lauren,...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

As you can probably guess, I get asked a lot of questions about wedding planning.  So I added a new page to my website to cover my most frequesntly asked questions and I thought I would also share them here in blog form.  So here you go!  Q:  Why should I hire a...

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Wedding Planning Tips – Invitation Etiquette

Wedding Planning Tips – Invitation Etiquette

So working with past clients I field a lot of questions on wedding etiquette.  Who is supposed to pay for what?  Where does this person stand?  The thing I get asked about a lot is invitations.  So for your reading pleasure, here is a very simple rundown of wedding...

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Wedding Planning Tips: Wedding Registries

Wedding Planning Tips: Wedding Registries

  The wedding registry.  To some couples it is the chance to create the ultimate wish list for their home, a way to begin planning their new life together.  To others they feel they have everything or don't like asking people for things.  Or the last type of...

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Tara & Josh

Tara & Josh

I often get asked by friends for help and advice when they start their wedding planning.  I love to help where I can, but it's not as often that I actually get asked to help on the day itself. I'm so glad Tara reached out to me because I absolutely loved being able to...

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Wedding Planning Tips: The Series

Wedding Planning Tips: The Series

This is the first post of many in a new series of blogs I will be writing. Each blog will contain tips for planning your wedding, and each will be based on a certain topic: venue hunting, making your budget or general decor decisions. Just to name a few that I have...

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Project Management Triangles in Wedding Planning

Project Management Triangles in Wedding Planning

  So first things first.  The production triangle is not my idea and it is something used across many industries for production management.  My husband was the first one to introduce me to the production triangle.  In his day job as a machinist and engineer, his...

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Wedding Expenses You Might Not Be Prepared For

Wedding Expenses You Might Not Be Prepared For

So you've got your guest list finalized, your venue of choice is booked and your budget is set so you can plan the rest of your wedding day.  Then it happens. You're reviewing your contract with your DJ and see a clause about feeding him at the reception. You stop...

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

The tree is lit, the table is set. We are waiting for family to arrive. Music quietly plays in the background and my daughters laughs echo in my ear. All the sites and sounds telling me "It's Christmas!" To me, Christmas is never about the gifts. Sure, as a kid I...

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I love a crazy unique theme!

I love a crazy unique theme!

I love glitz and glam, I do, but give me a crazy unique themed wedding to plan and I am in heaven!  Check out these themes in a recent post from Offbeat Bride. Anyone else feeling inspired by this?  Contact me now so we can start planning a one of a kind event just...

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Crushing on Velvet

Crushing on Velvet

What's the first thing you think of when you hear velvet?  Maybe The Renaissance, and their glorious gowns and upholstery?  Or the 1920's and the little accents and shawls worn by ladies as a touch of elegance.  Me personally, it takes me to the 90's.  From pop icons...

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