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!
Those last couple of weeks before the wedding can really feel like crunch time, and I regularly hear from clients, “what am I missing?”. Most of the time all the big items have been checked, but I know they are really referring to the littler details that sometimes get missed. Everyone tends to focus on things like the photographer, the florist, the dress, the seating chart, etc. To help I have put together a list of 15 thing you may forget when planning a wedding… 1. Lightin
Do you get stressed out just thinking about putting together your wedding invitations? You may ask what information do I need to include? I have a blended family, how do I include everyone? I don’t want kids at my wedding, how do I convey that nicely? If I have a wedding website, do I really need RSVP cards? My goal is to answer all these questions and more with this blog post, so stick with me here! Starting at the beginning, you need to decide what kind of invites you are l
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
The internet has completely revolutionized the way we live every day, in many ways we depend on technology for almost everything. In terms of how we plan weddings, the internet has helped evolve the industry into what we think of today. No longer do brides only have written publications, friends recommendations and radio/television ads to turn to for wedding information and inspiration. We no longer solely rely on snail-mail to collect RSVPs and we don’t have to stuff invitat
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