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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!)

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Chris and I just sent out our Save the Dates!  How exciting!  Seems like it is just another step in the process but to me surprisingly, it is pretty exciting.  I enlisted one of my bridesmaids and best friends, Erin to help me create them.  Erin is an Art Director for a ad agency in Philadelphia and is also starting her own Photography and Graphic Design company, Grace & Ardor Co..  Of course, I had no other thought than to use her great skills and creativity.  She gets me, my style and what I am looking for really well!

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BTSEventManagement_WeddingPlanners_LakePowellThis past week, we were able to experience something absolutely breathtaking.   A place that we only knew of by name and had no real connection to.  Those that know of it, know of the beauty and serenity.  They know about the peaks and the valley’s, the highs and the lows.  The place that I am talking about is none other than Antelope Point Marina – the tourist location of the enormous, man made lake – Lake Powell.  First built in 1963, the lake spans over 108,000 square miles in area.  We saw less than a quarter of the lake on our visit.  IT IS HUGE!!!

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How fun are getting engagement photos!?  Well, while most of you may think that engagement photos are really fun and exciting, others might totally disagree.  The truth of the story is, for me, it was extremely stressful, even as a wedding planner.  Thinking about where to take the pictures, what to wear, how to do my hair, if I need to get my makeup done, how clean my house was, etc., etc., etc..  it became a complete mind game.  That was my thought process prior to the start of the day and to be honest, I really wasn’t looking forward to them at all.  Afterwards however, when it was all said and done, it was a completely different story.  See, the pictures represent me and my fiancé, Chris.  They represent the love we share with each other and how simple and easy it is to be together.  Chris and I had a great time and we really enjoyed the company of Mike as well.  We laughed, we joked, we probably got mad at each other (I saw it on his face in one picture) but we were completely us and that is exactly what I wanted this whole day to be about.  Although my initial feelings were a bit all over the place, at the end of the day, the pictures came out amazing and I couldn’t be happier.  If there is one tip that I could offer anyone about to take their pictures, it would be this: just be you.  Be as normal, as silly, as serious or as goofy as you are together when no one is watching.  That, in itself, will make the experience unforgettable.

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Meeting with a wedding planner can be a little scary and unpredictable at first.  Typically, one doesn’t really know how to feel going into the meeting.  The initial meeting will always feel more like an interview than anything.  The most important part as a bride or groom talking to the planner to be is to feel extremely comfortable knowing that this person can handle one of the most important days in life.  From a planner’s perspective, there are a few things that we want to share to help the process go a little easier.

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Blush flower girl 13Flower girls are always adorable!  There is just something about a tiny little lady in a beautiful dress or gown that just always makes us smile!  We love finding the perfect flower girl dresses and accessories for our brides.  Lately we have been super drawn to all things blush.   The dresses, the sashes, the shoes, the baskets, the crowns, etc… you name it, we love it in blush:)  We have a flower girl board on our pinterest page that you should definitely check out, especially if you are in the market for some pretty inspiration for your flower girl attire and accessories.  Click the link here: Flower Girl to see more.

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Don’t get me wrong, this next post is not to be negative in anyway but, the frustration that I have felt in the last 2 months as a new bride to be is real.  Frustrated Bride, BTS Event Management, Wedding Planner, Arizona, Scottsdale, PhoenixEvery single detail, and I mean EVERY single detail, consistently crosses my mind and comes up and then goes away daily.   I keep getting the questions, “It’s probably really easy to plan your wedding since you are a planner, right?”  And “How is planning going?”  Truth be told, the planning process is just as hard as not having any idea about wedding planning.  See, I don’t have a planner, other than Trista, and of course we have our other weddings to worry about so I don’t like to vent a whole lot about our planning process but, the stress and frustration that a new bride goes through during the planning process can really get the best of you.  (Usually I have to break in the middle of our work day and just let it out!)

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