WOW, so it has already been a month and a half since my wedding and man, has time really flown by! My very wonderful photographer, Mike Olbinski, had sent us our pictures three and a half weeks after our wedding – talk about turn around time! I promise, I didn’t even nag about them one time 🙂 Any who, I constantly find myself browsing through the images, trying to relive every part of the most special night I’ve ever had. I’m not going to talk much here because these images truly tell the story of our magical wedding day. I hope you all enjoy as much as we do! (Brace yourself, there are a lot of pictures!)
Oh my goodness! Let me tell you about the absolute best bachlorete weekend ever. So, as girls will be girls and running a million different schedules, I wasn’t actually able to have my bachelorette party until 2 weeks before the wedding. There has just been so much going on! But to tell you the truth, I think I would rather have had it closer to the wedding day than further out because of how much fun I was able to have. I would have to admit, I have been super crazy stressed and busy and have been thinking about a million and one different things and the fact that I was able to just let everything go and not worry about one single thing, 2 weeks before the wedding – it was a blessing!
Being a wedding planner, you come across so many different vendors and so much talent. While planning my own wedding, I could think of several different local vendors to design and control my wedding stationary but luck would have it, one of my bridesmaids and best friends has the talent and edge that fits my style 100%. Besides being an Art Director of a Ad Agency in Philadelphia, Erin also is the owner/founder/designer/photographer of Grace and Ardor Co..
Yesterday was such a great day – I picked up my wedding dress! It has been a much anticipated day since I had received the phone call a few weeks back from Mariee Bridal, in Scottsdale, that they had received my dress. I waited a few weeks to go and check it out because my mom just arrived on Wednesday from Philadelphia and I wanted her to see it on me for the first time.
Last Sunday we had such a great time at the Phoenix Bridal Show at the Hotel Sheraton in downtown Phoenix. It was our very first experience as a vendor in this show, however, we really enjoyed seeing all of the excited brides-to-be with all of their bridesmaids, parents and fiancés. Over 500 brides-to-be crowded into the ballroom space where they came to meet with vendors from all across the industry. There were travel agents, DJs, caterers, bakers, florists, dress/clothing retailers, wedding planners and many many more. We were so lucky because we were surrounded by all of our friends in the industry! We were next to Tina with Pixy Cakes, who makes some of the best tasting and looking cakes and desserts in the valley, across from Julie with JuJu’s Tutus, who custom creates flower girl dresses and accessories, and down the aisle from Dave with Pour Masters, our favorite industry bar tending service, and Eric with Got You Covered, who has a team of super talented DJs that always put on an amazing show for every wedding.
When we were approached recently by Kelly from Ben and Kelly Photography to write a blog, it made most sense. She wanted us to blog about the importance of having a photo list. Now, most of you might be like, what is a photo list and so I will explain. When planning your wedding and all the details that are included, the very last thing that the Bride or Groom thinks about is what photos they want to make sure are captured and with who – isn’t that the photographers job? Well yes, but they don’t know who your great grandmother is and what Aunt Suzie or Uncle Jim look like. As wedding planners, and essentially bystanders of the entire process – we see it becoming more and more important to help with the flow of the day.
Erica and David are a couple who we had worked with for over a whole year helping to plan their wedding. They came to us with three things that were important to them: food, drinks and music. As far as wedding design and decor, they didn’t have too much in mind at all. Erica, the bride, was sweet and soft spoken. She didn’t have many requests throughout our time working together and was always as laid back as a person could possibly be. The groom, David, really took the lead on the wedding planning details. He created a pinterest board, along with spreadsheets for the guest list and meal choices, and he was always extremely organized and responsive. The two of them really compliment each other well and bring out the best in each other and it certainly was evident on their wedding day!
Our 2015 wedding season is right around the corner and we are so thrilled to have a busy, busy fall. Make sure you stay tuned for more details about each dream come true, fairy tale event. In the meantime, here is a quick flashback at the great summer that BTS Event Management has had thus far!
Going dress shopping is always fun and exciting, right? Well, yes! But of course it can be super stressful as well. Dress designs, styles, shapes, colors, etc. are limitless and you can try on as many dresses as humanly possible. For me, trying on dresses was very exciting however, I didn’t go into it limiting myself to anything in particular. Naturally, I knew what I felt I would like best, and I also knew what I felt I wouldn’t like at all but, like the shows, planners and stylists say – more times than not, a bride goes into trying on dresses with one thing in mind and ends up loving the complete opposite!