I've been invited to several rehearsal dinners over the years. It always warms my heart when I am asked to join in this intimate gathering of friends and family. I strive to be genuine with my clients and often, I believe, they chose me over other coordinators simply because we "click" and instantly bond. I truly care about each of my clients and tear up almost every time I watch a bride walk down the aisle. I enjoy observing the look on the groom's face as he delightfully watches HIS bride make her way toward him for them to announce to the world (or at least close friend and family) that they are now no longer two, but one flesh. What a great job I have!
Thank you, Nicole and Santos, for the privilege of coordinating
your wedding and for inviting me to the rehearsal dinner.
About a month ago, Dimitra Designs approached me about the possibility of them featuring Wonderfully Wed in their blog. I was blown away by their kind words towards me and my business in this week's post. Sweet write up here!
I had a wonderful time today! My friend, and mother my most recent bride, Anne Barnby took material, decorations, collages, photo cubes and books and made the most amazing booth I've ever had.
We constantly had brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the brides and a few grooms coming by the booth. They admired Anne's custom photo creations, they listened to her edifying testimony of the job I did for her and Jenny and I got to share everything I can do to make their special day stress free and perfect. We were so busy, I did not have time to make my usual rounds to meet new vendors as well as say "hello" and hug my vendor friends. I think that's a good problem to have.
Anne and I are working on some ideas to expand and improve upon everything that makes Wonderfully Wed so fabulous! Stay turned for more details!
I had the privilege of coordinating the wedding of the daughter of a sweet friend last weekend. The ceremony took place at The Greenbranch the evening after a mammoth thunderstorm hit Bryan/College Station causing flooding in several areas of the twin cities. The weather for the ceremony was picture perfect, though. The ground was a little soggy, but nobody minded because the event was so incredibly beautiful.
The bride's favorite colors are orange and brown. So, in line with 2012's trendy wedding color, orange flowers were a large part of the decor. Trisha Barksdale Designs created the amazing bouquets, boutonnieres, cake decor, and corsages. Cakes by Blondie made the beautiful and delicious cake. I had the privilege of working with Jammin' Joe (Jospeh Sanchez) for the first time. He did a great job as the reception's Master of Ceremony. He is very flexible, friendly and easy to work with. I enjoyed meeting him.
Arlina Rose and her husband Chris were the photgraphers. They are fabulous, friendly, energetic and also great to co-labor with. Check out their blog and see for yourself!
Overall, the ceremony ran smoothly. The only glitch was that the best man was missing his vest for his tuxedo, but Men's Wearhouse was quick to meet me halfway and bring the missing vest. They were very accommodating. Casa Rodriguez catered dinner and it was delicious. Lively dancing was included in the reception.
It brings me great joy to be able to coordinate and bring everyone together for the perfect day. All the work is worth it when the bride's mom tells me, "I cannot begin to thank you. You were just what we needed."
I enjoyed a few moments of "playing photographer" and being able to take some pictures myself. Below are some of my favorite pictures.