Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Erin & Gus

It's time to catch up on sharing some truly beautiful weddings we've had the honor of coordinating last year! I know, I know! I totally fell behind! Between shoulder surgery, three crazy wonderful boys and so many fantastic couples last year (including my own baby sister and her new hubby!), blogging got a little behind.....BUT, (New Year's Resolution Time) I'm making up for it now! :)

First up: Erin and Gus!

Erin & Gus's April wedding was one full of smiles, laughter, and love! One of my favorite things about a wedding is a happy bride, and Erin's pure happiness showed on her face all day.

We were so lucky to have a wonderful team to work with as well! These stunning images are from the fabulous Krystal Radlinski at Verve Studio!

Images by Verve Studio
Doesn't Erin look like a movie star?! Her hair was done by the fabulous Graceful Strands and make-up by the uber-talented Kara Winslow - seriously, my dream team!!

Her flowers were gorgeous too! The Plant Shoppe arranged all the bouquets and centerpieces in beautiful whites and green! Erin wanted something classic and very elegant, but modern enough to fit the Florida Museum of Natural History venue.

Images by Verve Studio
Wedding Planner Tip: See that crochet hook in my hand in the picture above with the buttons? It's the perfect tool for buttoning up long rows of buttons on a gown! Saves so much time and sore finger nails!

Since the reception was at the museum, we went there to use their beautiful gardens for Erin and Gus's first look. 

Images by Verve Studio
Then, it was off around the corner to one of our favorite Ceremony Venues, The Baughman Center on Lake Alice.

Images by Verve Studio
It's such an intimate location for a ceremony and there's so many beautiful little spots for photos before and after. Not to mention the sweeping architecture and floor to ceiling windows with views overlooking the Lake.

Images by Verve Studio
Erin had THE BEST laugh and such a gorgeous smile!

We headed over following the ceremony to the museum for cocktails in the Butterfly Rainforest and dinner and dancing in the Main Gallery. It's such a unique location for your reception! Guests can wander through the exhibits all night and you've got a Mastodon as a special guest - how cool, right?!

Images by Verve Studio
My corny heart fell madly in love with their favors! I had to share them with you! :)

Images by Verve Studio
We were incredibly honored that you trusted us to be a part of your day! We couldn't be happier for your both! Congratulations again and many, many happy years together!

A huge Thank You to our wonderful fellow professionals that made the day a success!

Getting Ready Venue: The University Hilton
Ceremony Venue: The Baughman Center
Reception Venue:  The Florida Museum of Natural History
Wedding Planner: MasterPiece Weddings
Photography: Verve Studio
Catering: Celebrations Catering
Flowers: The Plant Shoppe
DJ: Wayne's World Entertainment
Make-Up: Kara Winslow
Hair: Graceful Strands
Officiant: Chad Reed

Monday, January 19, 2015

We've won the Couple's Choice Awards!!!

We are incredibly honored to announce that we won the WeddingWire 2015 Couples Choice Award for Wedding Planning!

This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local Wedding Professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. 

What's special about it is, unlike other awards where winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® are awarded solely based on the reviews from newlyweds! They use a combination of four factors: overall rating, total number of reviews, review performance from 2014, and consistency of reviews from year to year.

It's amazing and humbling to realize that our couples picked us for this! To us, nothing is more important than taking care of our couples, and their families, on such an important day in their lives. To hear that what we do meant so much to them, is truly the highest honor! 

To see what our couples had to say about us, check out our reviews HERE!

Here's to more fantastic weddings in 2015!!!

Happy New Year everyone!