Friday, April 29, 2011


I am seriously in love with her dress! She managed to wear a gown that was modern, traditional, and absolutely timeless. You know that there is going to be tons of knock offs of these gorgeous dress. I always wondered how I would feel if I ever saw someone wear my dress. If I would feel protective, or bothered that someone thinks that it is "their" dress, when it was so obviously "my" dress. I love the episode  of Say Yes to the Dress where Sarah has to put her dress she has picked out for her wedding on another bride. It surprised me though how different the dress looked on both girls. I think that is what a wedding dress does - it transforms you into a bride, and with every bride, it is different. Even if this same dress is worn by thousands of people, every bride will look spectacular and unique. I think that is one of my favorites of my job - seeing the dress and how immediate the transformation from girl getting married to happy and excited bride. Back to the Royal Wedding...

I so wish I could be a fly on the wall during their wedding and reception. There is never a wedding grander, or more spectacular than a royal wedding. I love this picture of them. It is like they know that one of the most intimate and special moments of their lives were seen by millions upon millions of people, but it didn't matter. All that mattered is that they were married, happy,and so in love with each other. I think it is so sweet! I love the afterglow of a wedding on the bride and groom. It is like nothing matters -  who cares if there is a tornado outside ( you all remember the weekend of the 16th? Bride did not seem to care one  bit) - I am a wife, a husband, and that makes this day perfect. I hope it was all they dreamed and imagined it would be. 

Here's to the newest Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and a long, happy life together!

Monday, April 25, 2011

April Bridal Show

Courtney and I just finished the Southern Bridal Show this past weekend. We always seem to underestimate the shows. We have plans months in advance, have it all together, and seem to think that it will take a few hours to get it all together. That is never the case! We spent all day Friday driving, picking up rentals, and setting up. Whew. I am so glad that we had Saturday off to recover! Sunday was great. We met so many wonderful brides and hopefully we will be able to get to know them a little more and help on their big day! There were tons of brides, I think more than they expected. We really had a great time and got tons of compliments on our booth! Here are some pictures :)


I think it turned out really great!! I love the idea of a garden themed wedding. They are perfect for gorgeous Spring days! We do have another post coming up from our wedding last month - we are just waiting for some professional pics! Stay Tuned :)

Robots in Love!

One of our first weddings this season was the Autore/Minard wedding. I have actually known Andy and Lauren for a few years. When they got engaged, I was so excited and was even more pleased when they asked me to direct their day. Lauren and Andy are super low key  and had a fantastic vision of a relaxing, fun, reception. Lauren designed the event with all different shades of blue. They had a photo booth that was a huge hit! The groom (an animator) and bride (a graphic designer) made the programs and the invites! Andy is big kid at heart and loves all things Star Wars, Transformers, and Robots. They pulled that love into the was so them! They were super cute and so much fun! I just loved being a part of their big day! They are so in love and so cute. They were literally bursting at the seams with happiness. Here are some pictures - all from Beth Singley Photography.

Mamma Mia Catering
Wild Orchid Designs (florist)