Note from Michelle

Thursday, July 23, 2009 No comments
I received a great e-mail from Michelle (see Rustic, Nature, Summertime wedding on June 6 below!). I loved the pics too, so excited for vacation. Thanks Michelle, wish we could do it all over again!

Hi Valarie,

How are you doing? Shawn and I are doing well. It's been over a month since we got married and we couldn't be happier. Things are finally starting to slow down and return to normal....if there is such a thing.

We wanted to touch base to say thank you to both you and your team. We could not be happier with the way our special day turned out and we owe it to you and the awesome vendors you recommended to us. We enjoyed every minute of the wedding and reception and we talked about it for days into our honeymoon. As a little girl, I never was one to dream about my wedding day nor plan on what it would be like...but I really feel that I had the wedding of every little girl's dreams. We could not have asked for a better day, weather or event wise. You and your team handled all the details and neither myself or our families had to worry about a thing. Thank you for that!

I'm so happy we chose Easywind! Our pictures turned out amazing and we continue to receive compliments. The flowers were awesome too! Great recommendations!

Oh and if you and your fiance are still heading to Maroma Beach you are in for the honeymoon of your dreams! I won't spoil it for you but let's just say we didn't want to come home. It's paradise...and it's true they have the best beach! You will love it. I attached some pictures for you to look at!

Thanks again for all your help and hard work!

Shawn and Michelle

Lucky in Love: Katie and Joe

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 No comments

Katie is one of the nicest brides ever! Throughout the entire planning process, she was always so super sweet and excited, just a truly happy person. Which is why I knew she and Joe (who is quite a friendly guy himself) would have an amazing day on July 3.

She started off on the right foot by hiring Genevieve and James at Genevieve Nisly Photography as her photographers, who provided me with the beautiful images below! She knew that I personally was booked on another wedding that day (blog post coming soon) so my lovely team of Janine and Maura would be taking care of her, although I did spend quite a bit of time helping her with vendors and all of the creative details!

We designed the wedding with a "Lucky in Love" theme in mind using eggplant purple, silver and a touch of green. And wow, did it turn out to look amazing!!! Please make sure you take note of our cootie catcher menus, our luck charm table names and the take home dice favors!

It was so wonderful to hear from Katie after the wedding that the only bad thing about the day is that it is now over and flew by! It is such a wonderful feeling to know that you had a part in making someone's day wonderful!

Music side note: We used "Luck be a Lady" by Frank Sinatra for the bridal party announcments, then switched it up to "Pokerface" by Lady Gaga for the bride and go with the theme, of course!

Enjoy the pictures. Congratulations Katie and Joe! It was such a pleasure getting to know you! I know you will have a very fun and happy life together!


Michelle & Shawn: Rustic, Nature, Summertime

Monday, July 6, 2009 No comments

On June 6 the Kirkbrides team headed back out east for Michelle and Shawn's wedding. I have been working with them for the past year and a half planning and designing their wedding day. I feel that we designed a day that suited them both perfectly in personality and style, through the decor, music, location and overall ambiance. These amazing pictures are provided to me courtesy of my friends Scott and Julie from Easywind.

Michelle and Shawn are an easygoing, happy and fun couple. I also have to mention how kind and friendly both of their families are! Michelle looked absolutely beautiful and I think I must have complimented her ten times! We lucked out with perfect weather for the romantic outdoor ceremony surrounded by water. Our colors were sage green and lavender and we created it with the theme Rustic Summertime Night. All of the table names, programs and escort cards were created by the Kirkbrides team.

This was all in all a beautiful and enjoyable day for everyone, including me and my team members! This is the kind of wedding that makes me so happy to do what I do. Enjoy the fabulous pictures! Congratulations Michelle and Shawn!