Did you get engaged over the holidays?

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 No comments

Did you know?

An estimated 30% of brides get engaged between October and the holidays, which means come New Year's they are looking to book their wedding planner, reception site, caterer, photographer and more.
Source: The Knot User Study

Did you know?

Believe it or not, you actually receive a return on your wedding coordination investment. This can be financial, in selecting the right vendors, picking the right packages, coming up with the best creative direction for the budget and receiving Kirkbrides discounts from vendors. Non-financial return would include what your time and stress level is worth to you. Another return on investment is the enjoyment you have on your wedding day and memories for years to come.

When you have direction in planning the creative aspects, this is the best way hands down to create a personalized wedding as well as staying within budget.

Call us if you are curious about how a wedding planner can help you get started with planning your wedding! We can meet to talk about your wedding, our packages and possibly customize one for you!

Happy New Year!

Photos courtesy of Rodriguez Photography

More Pics from Old Glam Wedding

Monday, December 15, 2008 1 comment
I've received so many comments about the Old Glam wedding from my clients and vendors that I decided to post some more pictures! These pictures come courtesy of Nathan Migal at Imagen Photography. He came along with Scott from Easywind to cover the second shooting duty while Julie was on maternity leave. It was the first time I'd met Nathan and I look forward to working with him and Marisa in the future because these pictures are gorgeous!

I'm in love with these flower girl pictures.

Today I had lunch with Vanessa at Sushi Rock. It was so nice to catch up and talk all about the wedding, as well as future plans to stay in touch. We are both Scorpios, her wedding was in November (5 days before my birthday!) and both of our names start with a "V". We also have the same taste so needless to say, creative ideas during her wedding planning came very easily!

I love how it looks like there are rose petals on the aisle in this picture! Of course there is not.

Barb, one of the best hair stylists I've ever met, did an amazing job, AGAIN, on Vanessa's hair.

Fall in Love

Monday, December 8, 2008 1 comment
Rachael's close friend Sara was recently engaged and there was a party being held in her and her fiance's honor. Joe, a coworker of Sara, was convinced by some mutual friends and co-workers to attend. As soon as Joe and Rachael were introduced she knew he was fun and outgoing and had a great personality. She could tell right away he was someone she would want to hang out with.

Later in the night as the party started to wind down, Joe left with the group of friends he had come with. Rachael's interest was sparked and she mentioned it to Sara. Sara too saw the potential and put the wheels in motion, so to speak. She and her co-workers put on their matchmaking hats. Eventually Joe and Rachael were arranging their first "date." They had a BLAST, and it was one of those first dates that you just can't stop thinking about, talking about.... It was perfect. The first date led to a second, which led to a third... and on and on. The rest, as they say, is history.

These beautiful pictures were sent to me courtesy of Corey at Corey Ann photography!

Rachael came to me in early 2008 for help with her wedding. We didn't want to wait until 2009 so we planned a "Fall in Love" themed event for October 4. We had so much fun working together, even though we spend way too much time chatting about nonsense!

Joe gave the nicest speech I have ever seen a groom give at a wedding, speaking directly to Rachael's parents to tell them, "I promise you that I will do everything I can to take care of Rachael for the rest of our lives"...or something similar to that. It truly brought tears to my eyes!

Congratulations Rachael and Joe!!!