Understanding Wedding Vendors

Part one - An Introductory to Wedding Vendors When it comes to finding, negotiating and working with wedding vendors, the process can actually be a lot of fun if you drop some preconceived notions and really get to know vendors and what to ask of them. I frequently hear misconceptions (mostly … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Wedding Guests

Dear Wedding Guest, As a wedding planner, I often have to guide my couples through the excruciating process of how to handle inappropriate responses from some of their guests that have been invited to the wedding and for those who have not. My hope is that by addressing the most disrespectful … [Read more...]

Bachelorette Fun – New Orleans

I get asked a lot "where should we go for my bachelorette weekend?" Well, today I'm am highlighting New Orleans, Louisiana. From Birmingham (where I'm based) it's an easy drive just under 5 hours, but here's a tip... consider taking Amtrak's "Cresent" as your method of getting there. Sure it adds a … [Read more...]

Calah & Matt | Engagement Photos

I have to say Matt was very clever employing the assistance of Calah's family to help him with his proposal to his sweetheart. Lots of romance was in the air when they returned home from a date one chilly evening. The recipe... lots of twinkling lights, delivery of his feelings for her, followed up … [Read more...]

Lindsay & Mitchell | The Club Wedding

Getting to handle the planning and execution for Lindsay and Mitchell's wedding day was a true honor. I've had the privilege of knowing Lindsay since she was a toddler and seeing her through her wedding day was truly a wonderful experience for me. Lindsay had so many traditions and … [Read more...]

Progressive Date Night Contest

I'm so excited about the latest giveaway we are kicking off today. Up for grabs is a progressive date night for two. We've partnered with Mallory Katherine Images and Coats Classic Cars to bring you a fun night to remember. It's easy to enter... just click here for contest details and how to enter. … [Read more...]

Betsy & Jim | Engagement Photos

I think when considering what location to take your engagement photos, you should go someplace that really means a great deal to you both. There is no better representation for Betsy and Jim than her family home on Lake Martin. These high school sweethearts have spent a lot of time on these waters … [Read more...]

Shayna + Arron | Birmingham AL Wedding

Want to see what happens when Cinderella meets Captain America and they get married? Well, then you are in for a treat with today's wedding. Shayna and Erin are big kids at heart and wanted their wedding day to reflect their fun sense of style. Just think fairytales, lots of sugary sweets, and … [Read more...]

Sweet Station Wedding Idea

So your groom isn't much into cake but maybe he loves donuts. I'm sure you've seen donut cakes and table displays, but have you seen a donut wall? Eeee... cue the clapping now! It's so easy to incorporate these fun creations... all you need is a large pegboard, pegs and then to workout a fun … [Read more...]

Wedding Invitations ~ 9 Handy Tips

Handling wedding invitations is an easy part of the planning process if you know what to do and what not to do. Here are 9 tips I give all my clients to help guide them through the process. Give yourself plenty of time to get your invitations ordered. You want enough time to look through samples … [Read more...]