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October 10, 2017

When was the last time your family had professional photographs taken together?  You know, the kind you frame and decorate your home with.  Years ago?  Never?  At my wedding it had been about 9 years since my dad and I had professional photos together.  For my husband’s family, our wedding was the first time they had professional photos taken together, EVER!  If you fall into either of these camps, then you (or mom) is going to put high importance on the family pictures from you wedding.  So, you want to make sure they look extra amazing.  (And if you don’t fall into one of those camps, read on because you will still want amazing family portraits!)  The best way to making your family photos really stand out is with outfit coordination!

October 3, 2017

I absolutely love when couples put pieces of themselves and their relationship into their wedding!  I always love seeing the new and unique ways that they personalize their wedding.  Beings it is one of my absolute favorite things, I wanted to share with you some ideas on how to add your personality to your wedding!

September 28, 2017

I love doing these Quickfire questions!  It is such a fun way to let everyone get to know me a little better.  They are full of important things I would never think of telling people about myself, like do I prefer Rugrats or Doug!  So here we go, 10 Quick Fire This or That questions.

September 26, 2017

My husband and I are introverts through and through.  You may never have guessed because we both put ourselves out there through our social media and he used to play in bands in front of hundreds of people!  But in all reality, we prefer small social gatherings or just spending an evening on the couch together.  We never really gave much though to this until it came time to plan our wedding.  Then there it was, staring us in the face.  How were we going to feel comfortable at our wedding in front of all those people with all the attention on ourselves?!  Good news: we figured it out!  We had an amazing wedding and did not feel awkward or uncomfortable once.  Here is how we did it!

September 11, 2017

Rachael and Alec met during their freshman year of college at ASU.  They were part of a small group of friends who would frequently hang out together.  By the summer they realized they especially loved being around each other and started dating.  They have been inseparable ever since and just celebrated their 4th anniversary!  These two love all things Disney, Harry Potter, and Star Wars.  (So, you know that we hit it off immediately!)  When they are not spending time with their family or watching ASU sporting events together, they are sneaking off for trips to Disneyland, the Wizarding World, and Prescott!

September 5, 2017

I am not going to sugar coat it.  One of the hardest items to DIY for your wedding is a Day of Coordinator.  I speak from personal experience, as I had my cousin’s fiance coordinate my wedding.  Don’t get me wrong, she did an amazing job.  But after being in the wedding industry for so long, I appreciate the difference between a DIY coordinator and a professional Day of Coordinator.  But, this post is not about why you should hire a professional.  It is about to DIY the best damn Day of Coordinator for your wedding!

August 31, 2017

My husband and I just celebrated our 14th anniversary this past Tuesday!  14 years!  And yes, we still celebrate our dating anniversary even though we are married.  After all, when you have been dating for 10 years prior to getting married, the biggest anniversary is your dating anniversary.  In honor of our 14 years together, I wanted to bring your 14 tips on why I believe we have had such a successful relationship for so long.

August 29, 2017

One of the smaller details in planning your wedding that is not thought of until the wedding rehearsal is the processional and recessional.  Pro what?  Re what?  This is the order that everyone walks down the aisle together at the beginning of the ceremony (processional) and end of the ceremony (recessional).  You may know who is walking the bride down the aisle.  But have you thought of if the groom is going to walk down the aisle?  Will his parents?  Will the officiant walk down the aisle?  The options are really endless and up to you!  If you are having a traditional religious wedding ceremony, ask your officiant what the order should be.  If you had your heart set on something different, ask if there is any wiggle room!

August 24, 2017

I suppose the title of this weeks post would more accurately be called: Date Your Future Spouse!  Helping each other plan your wedding is a great way to spend time together during your engagement.  Bonus: if you are both involved throughout the process, you will be able to create the dream wedding you both want!  It’s a win all around!  Without further ado, here are my top tips for making planning your wedding together fun!

August 22, 2017

Little known fact, I worked retail in floral shops in high school!  I had an internship at a flower shop that turned into a part-time job.  It has been almost 10 years since then, but I can still make a simple boutonniere or bouquet.  (In fact, I DIY’d the floral for my wedding.)  I am by no means and floral expert, but I do know a thing or two about wedding flowers!  Here is some information to get you started thinking about what you want for your wedding day.