What To Look For in 2018 Events & Weddings!

What To Look For in 2018 Events & Weddings!

Officiant Services – Starting at $175-$200 We are excited to announce our very own Deb has been ordained as a Minister! We will be offered Officiant and Premarital Counseling in North and South Carolina. The flow of your ceremony depends on your wedding officiant. We aim to offer services that relieve the stress of choosing the perfect person for this important role. Traditionally, an officiant drafts the ceremony based on your unique relationship, pulling inspiration from details on how you met, your personalities, and your core beliefs. By arriving early and preparing with you for the precessional, the overall experience of your guests and introduction of speakers of your choosing, an emotional time is made seamless. Most importantly, the signing of the marriage license is completed by your officiant. Uplighting Services – $25 Per Light (Minimum 4 Lights) Many venues remain plainly decorated with white walls so they can cater to any client’s decor. An easy way to bring your theme into fruition is by uplighting. This service allows lighting to point upwards from the floor to cover wall space with the ambiance of glowing color. Creating a mood and cohesive color scheme with lighting is a stunning way to add warmth and personality to your venue! Our service will include set up, breakdown, and travel. Vacation & Honeymoon Services via Sandals After spending so much time putting together your dream wedding day, your honeymoon should fall effortlessly into place. Every year we have so many clients ask for our advice for vacation and honeymoon planning tips we decided to offer these services via Sandals so you truly get...
Year In Review

Year In Review

With more than 17 events this year, all we can say is, 2017 was amazing! I give thanks to my awesome clients for hiring me and sharing your awesome families with us. I also give thanks to all my hubby, family, volunteers and helpers this year. You’ve done a lot and I’m grateful for all you’ve done to help me have a successful year! Special shout outs to: Sandra Burson, Crystal Patterson, Charon Pilgrim, Melissa Stitt, Stephanie Vinson, Donna Barden, Donna Gasper, Anissa Burton, Stephaine Silas, Michelle Holland, Nicole Smith and Wanda Soloman. To our fellow vendors: You have all been amazing and I look forward to our partnership in 2018! Our 2017 Events: Honorable 2017 Events (Not Pictured) Celebration of Life – November 18th Sean Grim’s Surprise 50th Bday party – Dec 9th 50th Vow Renewal Mr.& Mrs. Kearney – Dec 22nd We are excited to work with our 2018 Clients! Kayleigh & Justin April Wedding Amanda Baker’s 50th Birthday party Lake Norman Prom May Event Zakiyyah & Donovan May Wedding Haley & Steven August Wedding Jessica & Terrance Sept Wedding What an amazing year! We took a role in planning proms, business events, birthdays, socials, and of course, weddings! We love all our clients and are so grateful to be included in their special events, families, and hearts. We look forward to the upcoming year and have some great new services coming your way. Stay tuned! To inquire about your 2018 Event – complete the form...
Matters of the Heart: Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? When Others Take The Lead in Planning Your Wedding

Matters of the Heart: Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? When Others Take The Lead in Planning Your Wedding

Your wedding day is a special time to celebrate your love and future. So often, we see third parties taking over this big moment with their input. When your future in-laws and over-opinionated friends try to take the lead, how do you pull back to achieve your dream day – not theirs? Put Your Foot Down This is one scenario, no matter how light-footed you may be, you have to be strong! Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime experience. You cannot let others dictate details and alter your dream. Learning how to firmly say “No,” when reacting to the overbearing suggestions of others can feel negative but is very important to your planning process. Explain what your ideas are and try to find common ground. If you don’t want to wear your mother’s wedding dress, state the kind of style you are looking for and why the experience of dress shopping is important to you. If you have a relative trying to take over some of the planning, sometimes it is best to simply say you have hired someone to handle those tasks, and their attendance is all you need from them. Be Honest! Take advice with a grain of salt – or maybe a scoopful. It is okay to allow others to interject their experience and ideas for your big day. In fact, it can be beneficial to see where aspects could be improved. However, you have to be honest when dealing with friends and family who are overstepping their boundaries. Let them know you respect their desire to help but you have a professional...
Bringing Blended Families Together

Bringing Blended Families Together

A wedding is a magical time where a new family is created. When there are children involved, bringing two families together may take a couple extra steps and considerations. To make sure the transition goes over smoothly, it’s important to keep the children in mind during the planning process, the big day, and what to expect after the wedding. This is an exciting time for everyone! Incorporating relationship building into your planning process will ensure the family connection will be sealed by the wedding day. Enlisting a professional and attending family counseling classes is a neutral way to discuss the present and future. During the time leading up to the wedding, offer available times for activities, meals, and mutual interests to bond over. Make sure you listen to your kids! Find out how involved they want to be. Depending on their age, they may be eager to participate or would rather sit out and observe. Let them take it in strides. Inviting your children or spouse-to-be’s children into the ceremony can be a truly special time that unites everyone. On the flip side, if they choose to sit out, make sure you follow up, especially depending on living arrangements. Ask them if they would prefer some one-on-one time before or after the wedding to talk and answer any questions. They may be uncertain of what to expect and it could hold them back, or would rather wait until the celebration is over to talk about what they are feeling. Remember, this is an exciting time for you but may be confusing for them. Opening the lines of communication is...
4 Tips on How to Flow Better With Your Event/Wedding Planner!

4 Tips on How to Flow Better With Your Event/Wedding Planner!

(1). Interview your planner because he/she’ll be interviewing you.     (2).  Before signing a planners contract make sure to read his/her contract, clauses and guidelines.  Looking over these details will ensure you and the planner are all ways on the same page! Know what you’re signing and have a conversation about anything you’re uncertain of.    (3). Be on time and prepared for all appointments and or conference calls. Know that your planner wants to offer 100% of their support on the call.   (4).  This is a huge day, and your planner is there to help guide you in making decisions on major details, vendors, and so much more. Vendors tend to book up quickly for certain dates, so being decisive will guarantee your first choices are locked...
Are Bridal Shows Worth Your Time?

Are Bridal Shows Worth Your Time?

It seems like bridal show and expos are everywhere around a certain time of year. The big question: is it worth your time to attend one, or multiple of these events? Pros Swag! You’ll get loads of goodies from these expos and who doesn’t love free stuff! From pens to mini champagne bottles to cupcakes to neat little items that you can throw in your purse we see so many cool freebies! This is also a great time for vendors to give out coupons and deals for their services which will help a lot in the long run if you find your perfect match and end up booking one or a couple while you’re there or afterwards. No pressure. This isn’t a sit down conversation which insinuates you’re going to book us. The casual setting makes it a great opportunity to see the true personality of many wedding vendors and see if you connect right off the bat. This also saves you a lot of time overall, because you’re not squeezing in multiple hour long appointments with several different vendors, and you can feel out within the first couple minutes from the table display and conversation if they’re going to be right for your wedding. Visuals. We have seen some absolutely stunning displays at these events. From cakes to wedding dresses to fully set tables, we swoon over the bridal glory these events bring to the table — literally! If you have any uncertainties of what you’re looking for (because let’s be real, no one has it planned out to every last detail) then you’ll have plenty of visual...