Saturday, November 19, 2016

We're Getting Married!

He Asked and You Said Yes!

Well Here it is... 

A new year approaching so quickly. Where did the time go? 

So many memories and new ones to build. Enjoy this journey before the wedding day. 

Remember these 5 tips because the engagement should be just as fun as the wedding day. 

Getting engaged is undoubtedly a blissful time and memory for couples, but many couples can get overwhelmed by the wedding checklists and all of the decisions that they have to make in the months to come. We wanted to highlight a few tips from our experience working with other couples and from having the pleasure of walking the aisle. Not to mention, we have learned in working with other brides to be; in a short note, they to felt challenged by the planning process. You're not alone. 

Tip #1. Embrace each moment together!

So many couples rush into planning mode right away without taking the time to jut enjoy the engagement. Regardless of whether you are planning a 12-week or a 12-month engagement, you have time, and you only get to experience this once. So breathe.

Tip #2. It's realist to set a few boundaries.

Who wants to be overwhelmed? When you do start the planning process, it is important that you have a sit-down with all parties involved and go over the big picture that you have in mind; from everyone's responsibility to budget. Note: Communication and Organization are essential. Not only does this help everyone get on the same page, but it also avoids future conflicts.

Tip #3. It’s all about the two of you. And that's okay! 

Too many couples that I speak with say they lose sight of this and get wrapped up in trying to make everyone else happy but themselves. Remember this is your wedding. As harsh as it may sound, you have to come to terms with the fact that you are not going to please everyone. But that's okay because you have set the boundaries.

Tip #4. Where's that checklist!?! Prioritize.

Budget or no budget; make your checklist and prioritize it with whats most important to you.

Tip #5. Snap Away! Photographs are memories to last a lifetime.

Photos, photos, and more photos. That's right! Choose a photographer that is able to capture your day. Hire a professional not a friend. You'll find it very helpful to take engagement photos before the big day so that the photographer gets a sense of you as a couple. 

Friday, March 6, 2015


Batts Forson Ceremony

A beautiful day in March after a long, cold and rough winter. What a way to bring in Spring. Tish and Tim exchanged personal vows written from their hearts which left not one dry eye in the barn. This ceremony was filled with love from not only the couple saying their I Do's but the friends and family surrounding them. The ceremony will hold memories for us for years to come. We can't wait for their reception in September! A definite do not miss even with more warmth, fun and excitement to come.  To be continued...

There's Nothing Like Family...
 Mom and Son... So Sweet!

 The Happy Couple

Venue: Frank Liske Park 

Photographer: Melody Curtis Photography

Great to work with Melody and her assistant... Great team! 

Officiant: Reverend Stephanie Sebero

Day of Coordination: It's a Bridal Thing Too

Monday, December 8, 2014


Winter Weddings, Unlimited Designs & Decor

Are you planning a winter wedding? Well, you guessed it. A winter wedding can be the least expensive time of the year to tie the knot. The temperature is cold which makes it a magical time with the weather to add to your decor. Think about the sparkle in the snowflakes, beautiful white snow and the joyous emotion that the holiday brings.

Can you think of a better way to celebrate the holiday season than a winter themed wedding? Seek the help of your wedding planner to put into action all your well thought out ideas; to keep it elegant. Any couple can easily go overboard with all the ideas and too many details. And besides, just because it is a winter theme, you don't want to fall into being so predictable or cliche. The aim is to impress but leave your guests wishing that they were the originator of this idea.

Do you need a little inspiration? Think cold temperature, lots of sparkle and of course, the hue of white compliments anything and everything. 

Stop by and talk to event planners for a few ideas or themes for your next event. We have just the ideas and decor to get your planning started.

Monday, November 3, 2014


Tips for a Unique Ceremony

The traditional wedding ceremony is not set in stone; dare to be different and unique. The truth of the topic is that wedding traditions are always changing. Sometimes those changes are relatively subtle, while at other times they can be fairly dramatic. Either way, the trends in the wedding world is constant and continual.

In today's world, it's acceptable for couples not to have to feel hesitant when it comes to creating a unique wedding ceremony that reflects their own singular styles and tastes. If you find the ‘traditional’ wedding service just a little too staid and conservative for your tastes, consider the following tips for adding a unique touch to your wedding ceremony.

Tip #1 – Seating Arrangements
Traditionally, seating arrangements during the wedding service have been highly regimented. The groom’s friends and family are seated on the right, while the bride’s friends and family are seated on the left. In order to better reflect the joining of two families, why not allow your guests to seat themselves. It makes for a more festive, and less regimented, service, and allows your friends and family to meet on equal footing.

Tip #2 – The Bridal Bouquet
The bridal bouquet has a long history, and is one of the longest standing wedding traditions. The bride’s floral bouquet represents new life, while the tossing of the bouquet is meant to mark the next in line for wedded bliss. These are fairly old fashioned concepts, and could use an update. Instead of the traditional floral bouquet, why not have a fabric bouquet created especially for your wedding. A fabric bouquet will never wilt, and makes a great wedding memento. It can still be used in as a traditional bouquet toss, or it can be preserved and presented to the mother of the bride as a keepsake.

Tip #3 – The Bridesmaid Bouquet
During a traditional wedding service, the bridesmaids typically carry their own smaller wedding bouquets. But even here you can change things up a bit. Instead of the traditional floral bouquet, give your bridesmaids something unique to carry. If you are planning an evening wedding, they could carry lighted lanterns to cast a subdued yet festive light on the proceedings. You might also consider presenting each of your bridesmaids with a small clutch purse filled with wedding favors. This not only makes a nice change from the traditional floral bouquet, but gives your bridesmaids a wedding gift that they will use and cherish for years to come.

Tip #4 – A Different Kind of Unity Ceremony
Unity ceremonies have taken many different forms over the years, and the exchanging of rings is only the latest in a long line of ceremonial traditions. Many modern couples have revived the candle lighting unity ceremony, but there are many others that you might consider. For a southern themed wedding, you might include a playful jumping of the broomstick to symbolize long life and a happy home. If you are planning a nautical themed wedding, your unity ceremony might consist of tying a fisherman’s knot, symbolizing your unbreakable bond.

Tip #5 – The Bride’s Entrance
We have gotten used to certain musical selections being played as the bride makes her entrance, and as she is escorted down the aisle. But there is no rule that says you have to play Wagner’s Bridal Chorus" or Pachelbel’s “Canon in D”.
Let your own tastes dictate the music you choose for your wedding ceremony, and don’t be afraid to think out of the box. If classical music is not to your taste, feel free to pick a favorite pop song or jazz tune to accompany your walk down the aisle. Choosing your own music for both the wedding processional and wedding recessional is a great way to put your own personal stamp on the ceremony.

The truth of the matter is that wedding traditions come and go, and new ones are being created every day by couples who want to put their own unique stamp on their big day. Your wedding ceremony should reflect your personality, and you should feel free to depart from tradition at any time. Let your own imagination be your guide, and design a wedding service that is uniquely yours. And as you walk back down the aisle as husband and wife, your guests will say “Now that’s the happy couple we know and love.”

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Palacios Nunez Wedding

We have never been so emotional about a couple. From the food, to the family, to the bond, to the atmosphere, and to the tradition; simply amazing! We still get a little teary eyed looking at the photos. Everything about this day was beautiful and so welcoming. This was truly a joyous celebration of two families coming together. We were just in awe. One word... Wow!

Here a a few pics to highlight the day we share with this couple:

We will miss working with this couple and were truly blessed to be a part of their day! We thank you!

Ceremony: St Marys Chapel

Reception: Maggiano's Little Italy at South Park

Coordinator: It's a Bridal Thing Too

Photographer: Cindy Bonilla

Offficiant: Linda Silver with Iris Newton

DJ: Sotos Entertainment