For you, your engagement season is more than just a time to plan your wedding day... it's also a time to celebrate your love for each other, by allowing others to celebrate with you. And I'm here to help with all of it!
From your engagement parties, to the Vogue styled engagement photo session, to the couple's wedding shower... we can talk through all of that and more. I can even help you find excellent travel guides for your bachelor/bachelorette parties.
You decide what you want your engagement season to look like, and I will help make it happen!!
CHOOSING THE RIGHT ATMOSPHERE
Setting the tone for your entire wedding day, starts with choosing the right location. The venue can either be a blank slate and we build everything from scratch; or it matches your style and personalities... and we use it as the inspiration.
Either way, I'm here to ensure that you get exactly what you're envisioning for your dream day. Venues are where my careers began, so I know how to take the dimensions of a room, and talk you through what is possible within each space.
I take away the stress by arranging all of the venue visits, and keeping track of your experiences during each tour (likes/dislikes, questions/answers, etc).
DESIGNING YOUR DREAM TEAM
Based on what you envision for your wedding day, I will recommend the very best creative partners who specialize in every detail for your day!! These are passionate and dedicated local wedding professionals who LOVE what they do! Which makes them a joy to work with for both me and you.
Although there's a lot of creative partners to choose from, I'm helping you by selecting the ones that are a best fit for YOU, and your needs. I'm also doing all of the phone calls to see who's still available for your date... But of course, you'll have the final say.
Weddings take a lot of behind-the-scenes work - over 600 hours in all from beginning to end; but with me by your side, you won't have to manage any of that... Allow me to take on the heavy lifting, while you bask in the experience of your opulent event!! Imagine showing up to the day that you've always dreamed of, and you didn't have to do any of the work leading up to it.
I'll help you keep track of their contracts and your payments. I will be your liaison between you and the boutique creative partners! I'll be in charge of the timeline, and making sure everyone is on the same page at the same time. I'm like a traffic controller, an orchestra conductor, and Mary Poppins all rolled into one.
I can't wait to introduce you to the professionals that will make your dream a reality.
List of creative partners that you'll want to consider:
Wedding Planner Ceremony/Reception Venue Photographer Videographer DJ/Band Caterer/Bar Service Florist Baker Rentals (tables, chairs, linens, etc) Transportation Live Action Illustrator Installation Artist
Hair stylist Makeup Artist Officiant Stationer (more than invitations) Calligrapher Jeweler Wedding Dress Shop Tux/Suit Shop Favors Seamstress Late Night Snacks String Quartet
CURATING & STAGING THE BIG DAY
It's the final week before your wedding day!!! And instead of frantically trying to pull everything together, while you stress out with last minute demands... you are enjoying brunches with your friends and family that have flown in from out of town; you're spending time getting massages, manis/pedis, and going on a date night to celebrate the final week of your engagement season!
Your Welcome Party is this week, and you can't wait to see all of your wedding party together! It'll be a great time for them to get to know each other (with their significant others), along with both sets of families.
Meanwhile, I'm pulling together final numbers from your guests RSVP's, handling final payments, arranging the final timeline for all of the vendors, and making sure everything is just right, for you and your love. Once I know everything is set for your Welcome Party, I'm off to finish overseeing the designs for your ceremony & reception. I can't wait for you to see how it all came together!!
STAYING IN THE MOMENT
Your wedding day has finally arrived - and you are in awe of how it all came together... even better than you imagined! Everyone talks about how stressful it is planning a wedding, but with me, it was fun and an expression of creativity.
Your hair and makeup artists have come and gone, and your photographer says they are ready for the first look... Then it's time to get you down that aisle!!
I will make sure that you and your family are able to stay in the moments of bliss throughout the entire day because you know that my team and I have it all taken care of behind the scenes. We are here to ensure that you get to enjoy your wedding day in the same way that your guests do... except that you are the crown jewels of the day!
KICK BACK & CELEBRATE!
Whether you wanted a live band, a DJ, or both.... it is time to celebrate!! They will be MC'ing the reception, but I will still keep everyone on track. I will make sure that you have time to eat, bustle your gown, or help you change into your second outfit... and then when it's time to party, I'll help you find your dancing shoes (literally).
I'll let you know when the late night snack is set up - whether that's a pretzel bar, an extra dessert bar, or a the food truck that specializes in your favorite donuts... whatever it is, I'll make it happen and take care of the logistics while you are having a blast with your friends.
When your older guests are ready to retire to their hotel, I'll have the transportation ready to pick them up... and then a separate bus to pick up you and your friends for the after party.
My team will make sure the evening ends beautifully, gather the gifts, and find any missing items that were left by accident... and I will bring it all back to you the next day when I see you for your family's brunch!