The Outdoor Wedding, Rustic Chic or Not So Chic…

  Many brides and grooms these days are looking to bring elements of the outdoors into their weddings.  We like to use the term “rustic chic” to describe these weddings that incorporate things such as mason jars, burlap, and a barn-like feel.  In doing a “rustic chic”  or “country chic” wedding clients are looking for non – traditional venues, i.e. tents, barns, farms, camps, vineyards, etc.   Which leads us to think – what are some things to consider when deciding between a completely woodsy wedding versus a woodsy-feeling wedding?       1. Hiring the Best Vendors        For some

Categories: Chic, Outdoor Wedding, and Rustic.

JP Vs. Ordained Minister, what you need to know!

  Photo by Many of my clients come to me to regarding their Wedding Ceremony and they very excitedly announce that “their cousin” or “their uncle” or their “college roommate” will be officiating over their wedding. It is certainly a trend to have somebody you know and love pronounce you “man and wife” on your wedding day.  However, it is very important to know the law in your particular state. In the State of CT it is very clear, if you are Ordained Online – you must be an actual practicing Ordained Minister for a wedding to recognized, in

Categories: Church Bells, Justice of the Peace, and Wedding Planning.

Should you select a holiday weekend for your wedding?

      2014 Fourth of July Wedding     When I first started in the Wedding Industry a Holiday Weekend Wedding as very rare, we didn’t have things like destination weddings, which require guests to take a long weekend. Perhaps the most we would see them would be with certain cultures/religions as they do have specific dates they seek for wedding dates, I have worked several Jewish Weddings where three day weekends work as they need to marry on a Sunday night and thus allowing their friends to not work the next day.  However times are changing and so

Categories: Holiday Wedding and Wedding Planning.

Wadsworth Mansion, and my DIY Bride!

Meet my Fabulous 2014 DIY Couple, Lisa and Greg. They were married in October of 2014 at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown CT. As their Month of Event Coordinator Lisa and Greg utilized my services to provide them with support in creating the final event timeline, the last minute event details, running the ceremony rehearsal at the rehearsal dinner, and of course being their on the day of their wedding to Set up and Break down all the fabulous DIY Projects, and run the ceremony and the day. Lisa and Greg were kind enough to review my services on WeddingWire

Categories: DIY Bride and Wedding Planning.

The DIY bride and why you may need a wedding planner…

  Congratulations, you have been working so very hard on your DIY Wedding! You have an amazing Pinterest Board to inspire you, the wedding has taken over the dining room table and your living room is full of labeled boxes filled with all your hard work. You have  been making daily trips to the craft store and the UPS Driver knows you by name. It is all coming together!     So now what? Have you thought about how to execute your terrific ideas and your design concepts on the wedding day?     Many couples think, “this is no

Categories: DIY Bride and Wedding Planning.

Some Wedding Planner Comments during a snowy day!

I get a lot of questions from potential clients, current clients, venues, vendors, etc… here are just some of my thoughts that I put on paper on a cold snowy January Day… I am often asked if people ever tell you they wished they had hired a wedding planner after it is too late and why? Absolutely, I hear that all the time, but by then it is too late.  People often think this process is “fun” and easy and truthfully there are some great fun moments but this is hard work.  I have been told by people that, they want

Categories: Wedding Planning.