I want to tell you about one of my favorite weddings from this season, Katelyn and Tyler. I met with Katelyn three times prior to her wedding date. And all three meetings were just with Katelyn. I did not meet Tyler until rehearsal day. This is not terribly uncommon as typically the groom has only a couple requests throughout the process but doesn’t take a hugely active role in the planning. That is exactly where Tyler was at… I was able to get a pretty good sense of his pers
Coming at you with a second part of Two Myths and a Truth: Wedding Edition. I am bringing this blog back around because there are so many things that come up during client meetings where I am thinking “who told you that?” or “yep, that is absolutely true”, so I feel like it is important to put out accurate information and squash the misleading posts! With that said, let’s get right into it… If you book a wedding venue (versus being at a private residence), you don’t need a pl
Zephyr Lodge was one of those venues where, before 2021, I had not had the pleasure of coordinating a wedding, then I booked one wedding there and suddenly 3 more followed… Jessica and Aaron’s wedding was one of those. When they first booked with me, we had conversations revolving around a “plan b” because it was still June in the Inland Northwest, so we all know anything can happen. Well at the time, that “anything” did not include 106-degree weather, but that’s what we got!
As a play on two truths and a lie, today on the blog we are going to talk two myths and a truth: wedding edition! Don’t worry, I won’t make you guess which one is the truth because who has time for that these days. The important thing is for me to share the information, not to try to trick you. Just like with all the different news outlets, there is a lot of information about weddings out there. For many people this is their first time going through the wedding planning proce
Springtime here in the Inland Northwest is March through May. You may like the idea of getting married in the spring because it’s not as popular and the temperatures tend to be more moderate. However, spring can also be very unpredictable. Planning a wedding is tough enough as it is, but when you throw some unreliable weather into the mix it can create added stress. With that said, if it is your dream to get married in the spring here in the INW, you go Glenn Coco, there are
Raise your hand if you love bold colors. Now, raise your hand if you want to incorporate those bold colors into your wedding design plan, but you may not know how without looking like you are hosting a circus. I love when couples are not afraid to, strategically, add a pop of color or colors to their design plan because the world is made up of more colors than white, blush and ivory. Don’t get me wrong, those classic color palettes are beautiful and if that is your style, I a
Creating a timeline for your wedding day can seem like a daunting task, but it is definitely a necessary one. As overwhelming as it may seem, this is one of those tasks, as an experienced wedding planner, that I can put together in a matter of minutes when taking into consideration some basic information. The best place to start is in the middle, with the ceremony. Then it is easiest to work your way backwards, before working your way forwards. When doing this, I want to give
Let’s get this party started and talk about the bar! What better way to do that than with something that brings the party to wherever you are… that’s right, I am talking about a mobile bar. I first met Candy at a networking event when the name Sip’n Easy was just starting to break into the wedding scene. When she told me about her business and the kind of experience she planned to bring to the events in our area, I was sold and apparently so was everyone else because she is a
At the beginning of June I had the great pleasure to help organize the grand opening for The Grand Barn at Grand Pend Oreille Wedding Venue in Newport, Washington and I want to share all the fantastic photos that came out of it. We had a wonderful team of vendors who helped bring the beautiful barn to life and each of them deserve a highlight of their own! It only makes sense to start with the venue that brought this wonderful team together… Grand Pend Oreille Wedding Venue.
There are terms and words that vendors in the wedding industry throw around freely, but a lot of times if you are not around these words on a daily basis you have no idea what we are talking about or you have heard them in a different context, so you are not positive about the meaning. It’s the classic, you don’t know what you don’t know until you need to know. Listed below are 10 terms commonly used in the wedding industry that I often get asked by clients (usually grooms) t
In a wedding industry saturated with photographers, it is very important to take your time and find the right one for you and your style – after all, you will be looking at these pictures forever. With that said, let me introduce you to Zach Nichols, a wedding photographer and outdoor enthusiast. I first met and worked with Zach on a few years ago at weddings held at the venue I was managing at the time. I had the pleasure of working with him several more times at the last ve
Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has picked a color to represent the coming year. Each December the results are published in the Pantone View, which many florists and designers use to help guide clients and designs for future projects. The Pantone Color Matching System is a largely standardized color production system which allows different manufacturers in different locations to have a common reference to make colors match without having direct contact with each other
As December is flying by and we will shortly be closing out the decade, I want to take a look back at some of my craziest and most successful ‘Act of God’ wedding stories – proving why you always need a wedding planner because sometimes there are things that you simply cannot plan for and without a planner you will be left to handle them on your own. Have you ever heard or read the story about little 8-year-old Virginia who wrote to the New York Sun in 1897 wanting to know th
As we head into Thanksgiving week, I can’t help but think about everything I have in my life to be thankful for. My health, my fur babies, roof over my head, food in my belly, my family… my husband. There are so many things I could say about him that I am thankful for and appreciative of, but the one I want to mention is his ability and willingness to put up with my quirks. I saw a meme once that said, “I don’t know how I put up with you… oh yeah, because you put up with me t