I have been wanting to do something fun and different for a styled shoot, something that you don’t see every day and something that is definitely outside our norm. We see a ton of beautiful inspiration that comes from the amazing vendors in our region, but we wanted edgy, sexy, and colorful! This dream started a year ago and almost fell victim to the Pandemic. After postponing 3 different times we finally were able to execute this beauty and I couldn’t be happier! Instead of an actual wedding, we decided to go with the theme of the year and do an elopement style.

Love Really Does Rock!

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You’ve dreamt of your wedding day forever, you’ve spent money and you’ve planned details big and small for months leading up to this moment. The secret of truly enjoying the time and being as stress-free as possible is in the preparation. If things are organized, it will help free headspace so that you can enjoy every minute of the wedding weekend, as it will go by quickly.

10 Must Dos Just Before the “I Do’s”

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Having a successful hair and makeup trial is key for looking and feeling your best. The practice run of your hair and makeup ensures you’ll look the way you’d always imagined on your big day. We’ve outlined some pointers on how to prepare and get the most out of your trial appointment.

Planning For Your Hair and Makeup Trial.

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Haven’t heard of the above options? No problem! We’re here to lay it all out for you and provide you with the details to make an informed decision when it comes to your special day.

Micro Weddings, Elopements & “Mini-monies”

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Aside from photos and videos, a guest book is something personal a couple has forever as a keepsake from their day. It is a reminder of friends and family nearest and dearest to them that were present to celebrate their wedding day. As the years go by, it’s a fun way to look back! As you’re reading this, you may recall all the different versions of guestbooks at the weddings you’ve attended. We think making your guestbook creative is a simple way of adding to your entire wedding theme, and it can allow your guests the ability to personalize and have a little fun!

Alternatives to the Traditional Guest Book

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Wedding Planning is full of decisions, however, your venue will have the largest impact on your big day! There are so many factors that go into deciding on your wedding venue, so we listed out a few key items to help you nail down this big decision!

5 Things to Consider When Searching for Your Perfect Venue.

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Have an open discussion with your wedding planner if you have one.

Your wedding planner has their finger on the pulse of the wedding industry, and they are talking to most of your wedding professionals on a regular basis. Your planner can help you determine what would be the best amount of time between your current wedding date and your future one. If you decide to move forward with your current wedding date, your planner will let you know if they feel comfortable working your event due to their personal health concerns. If you don’t have a wedding planner, consider reaching out to one. They are likely to offer packages that will assist you in this situation.

Coronavirus Wedding Postponement Checklist

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Wedding planning is stressful enough for the average American couple – throw in a worldwide pandemic, and things can seem pretty bleak. But now is not the time to panic, just prepare! Here are some proactive things you can do, either physically or mentally, as you continue to wedding plan through this uncertain time.

Love in the time of COVID-19

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Weddings hosted on a family member or friend’s property, outside under a beautifully decorated tent, can seem to offer you the best of both worlds. You get the feel of an outdoor reception, with a shelter to protect you from the elements – and since you’re not paying a venue it seems like it’s great for your budget too! But there are a lot of factors that go into hosting a wedding in a tent, some that you may not have considered.

How cost effective are tent weddings – really?

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Developing your wedding vision can be tough, so many details and decisions! Save the dates, wedding cards and free wedding rsvp websites set the tone and vibe of your event months and months before.  If you are in the midst of planning your wedding, chances are you’ve begun researching wedding invitation options. A great company we’d like to introduce you to is Basic Invite. They are truly a one stop shop for all of your wedding paper needs and we just had to share!

Create the perfect wedding cards with Basic Invite

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The sign of a good wedding is the illusion that it was pulled off effortlessly. As an experienced wedding planner, I can tell you, this is an illusion- the less you can tell effort was put in, the more hours were logged behind the scenes.

Pros and Cons of Working With Experienced Professionals Versus Friends/Family:

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My venue has a coordinator that will handle everything, so I don’t need a day of coordinator. Have you found yourself saying this while planning your wedding? We are here to talk about the differences between a venue coordinator and a hired coordinator.

Venue Coordinator Versus Day of Coordinator

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We asked Marisa Battaglia, owner of B Sweet Designs in Buffalo, NY about some dessert tables she has created. She noted that she loves when her couples mix things up and really get creative with dessert options.

Dessert Displays for Your Big Day

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Finding your wedding dress is high priority when it comes to wedding planning. Many of you have daydreamed for years what your dress would look like!

Finding THE Dress

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The process of hiring a photographer to capture perhaps the most important and exciting day of your life seems like a pretty important task, one that bears a lot of weight on capturing significant memories.

How to Ensure You’ll Capture Amazing Photos on Your Wedding Day

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I’m going to brief you all on the reasons why a wedding coordinator/planner for the day of your wedding is a great asset. But first, you must ask yourself a question.

Why Hire a Wedding Coordinator?

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A somewhat new trend to a wedding reception setup is to have a lounge area for your guests to relax at.

Reception Lounge Setups

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Your wedding vendors make the magic of your special day come to life! From orchestrating the grand first looks at the reception to executing the little details throughout the night, the special touches and effort that each vendor brings to the table can make your wedding extraordinary.

To Tip or Not to Tip, That is the Question

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With the most exciting time of your life so close, it’s important to develop a simple routine and to-do list to prepare you to look and feel your best self and to ensure that you enjoy your celebration.

Ten Days Out: How to Prepare for Your Wedding

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While technology can be something that allows loved ones who are not able to attend your wedding day share in the festivities, sometimes it can hinder the big moments in your special day.

The Use of Electronics at Weddings

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