After reading this article, I must admit brides usually are decisive in making these decision to who and not to invite They invited us to their wedding? Should we invite them? FEELING: Obligation! I know I’m invited! Did you mail … Continue reading
After witnessing the power of love that these two hold for one another, there was no way to show their affection with a significant of a sunflower. It was never a dull moment with these two from the tasting, meeting and table trial, we were sure that Sabas will have us laughing with his crazy ideas.The bride first came to us with the ideal of having a sunflower themed wedding but wasn’t able to envision how can a rustic country feel floral arrangement turn into a formal wedding style. The bride and groom had no ideal how their wedding looked until they had their sneak peak….Check out pictures below
We love our emotional bride and groom……
The couple decided to do the God’s Knot (for more information about this unity cord click here)
Special thanks to all vendors
Venue: Westin Fort Lauderdale
Photographer: Dajo Photography
Paper and Stuff: The Inspired Note
Cake: Cake Designs by Eddas
Disc Jockey: DJ Mike Cooley
Florist: Ever After Floral Designs
Rental: Nikki’s Party World
Design and Planning: Upgrade Events by Ingrid
AMAZING! Is what I can express with these photos. At our initial consultation we decided to take Gabrielle and Christopher’s How they met story to their actual wedding theme. We are so happy to introduce them to the right photographer … Continue reading
Melanie who is originally from Canada came to us with an ideal of a Winter Wonderland Wedding.Although she resides in Florida, she misses the cold and winter feeling. So we decided to bring the winter wonderland theme into reality. Check out her pictures below.
VENUE: Club of Knights
PAPER AND STUFF: The Inspired Note
PHOTOGRAPHER: Dajo Photographer
CAKE: Designs by Edda
PLANNING & COORDINATION: Upgrade Events
SMORE’S BAR- Upgrade Events
BOUQUETS: Ever After Floral Design
Valentine’s day is Tomorrow!!!!! As you all know I am a sucker for pink but now the red and white wedding colour palette has caught my attention. So I thought I’d do something a little different and more sophisticated this year. I found … Continue reading
When we first meet Timmesha and her mom. It was an automatic connection!Timmesha was so tiny we didn’t realize that she was the mommy to be. One thing about Timmesha she knew what she wanted and we delivered it! Baby Chloe is very lucky to have supportive and loving family. We hope You enjoy every detail.
Thanks to all vendors that made it all happen.
Photographer- Dajo Photography
Balloon decor- Nikki Party World
Dessert- Louissa Catering
Paper and Stuff- The Inspired Note
A good friend of mines emailed me with the most funniest maternity shoot ever. Creative, funny, humorous and just crazy. The Canadian photographer Patrice Laroche surely will have no trouble explaining to his kids about the birds and the bees. During his wife Sandra Denis’s pregnancy, the artist created hilarious explanatory photo series titled How to Make a Canadian Baby. CHECK THE PICTURES BELOW:
I can’t stress this enough to my couples. With the change in family dynamics and culturally etiquette changes, the old fashion rules to weddings no longer applies. The more personal you create your wedding, the more memorable it will be to your guests. Make it about you and your fiancée’s personality and you’re sure to have a spectacular event. Here are a few suggestions:
1. If you don’t enjoy cake, serve the desert you do enjoy. Even if it’s donuts. For example, Donut Divas (http://www.donutdivas.com/) has a fabulous donut bar which makes them fresh on site for your guests. They’re always a hit.
2. If the thought of wearing a traditional white wedding dress doesn’t excite, why not wear a dress you love. Vera Wang is a designer who creates beautiful dresses for all occasions which would be wonderful. A good Example – http://pinterest.com/pin/201043570835102508/
The same can be said for the bridesmaids dresses. They don’t have to all wear the same dress or even the same color. Here is a wonderful example: http://pinterest.com/pin/173951604328924459/
3. One of the most memorable parts of a wedding is the food. This is the part of your wedding where you can truly make a memorable statement. If you and your fiancée love comfort food items like fried chicken, mac & cheese and grandma’s secret recipe of chocolate cake, then do it. In many cases, your guests will truly enjoy having food that is more unique than the standard airline chicken, rice and a seasonal vegetable which is so commonly served.
Happy New Year! Welcome to a New year of 2013. Lets make every second count!
Here’s to a brand new year, brand new outlook and excited for new things to come!
So I recently read this passage on another wedding coordinator’s Facebook wall and thought that I just had to share it on my blog:
“About a Wedding Coordinator’s Fees: A lot of hours go into planning and coordinating a wedding, so take the amount a coordinator has charged you, divide that by the amount of hours you think it would take to plan and coordinate a wedding (typically 150 hours or more) and decide if you yourself would work your job at that hourly rate. Many people do not consider this, but it will allow you to appreciate your planner all the more when you think from that perspective.”
This is so true. There is so much that goes into planning a wedding, then coordinating on the day of the wedding. There are hours of extensive research for a bride searching for vendors, their prices, finding the right vendor that fits within her budget or just negotiating with a vendor to get them to charge for their services or products that fit within a bride’s budget.
There are also vendor meetings, meetings with the bride and her fiance or mom or whole family. Meetings with photographers, DJ’s, florist’s, caterers, venue coordinators, and the list goes on. All this takes time, hours, minutes.
A coordinator takes away the stress it takes to plan a wedding. And if the bride is maybe still in school plus working a full time job, the only time she really has to plan a wedding would be maybe on the weekends or late in the evening. This really doesn’t leave any time for anything else. Things may get pushed, procrastinated or even forgotten.
And this is just a small dip into what a wedding planner/coordinator can do for a bride. Don’t think of a coordinator’s fees as just that, a fee, but think of it as an investment. An investment towards your freedom; to enjoy your engagement, your life with your fiance and not stressing about planning your beautiful wedding. What cost would you put towards less or no stress and not having to worry about anything? And if you have a year or more to plan your wedding, just think of all the hours that will get put into planning it. Just as the quote above states, would you work your own job at that hourly rate?”
Hopefully brides will understand why we charge what we do and why it’s hard for us to negotiate lower fees or to even lower our prices at all…