Hi yall –
I took last week off to spend time with my family and I am so happy I did. Of course I hopped on some emails every now and then but I was intentional about which emails I responded to. I spent Christmas Day enjoying my new little’s first Christmas. Now this week I will take off Wednesday-Sunday to enjoy the New Year’s with my family. I have decided that next year I will block off these two weeks to be with my family and enjoy the memories with my littles.
Wedding season 2015 is over! Yesterday was my last wedding of the season and it was a favorite of mine! I got the opportunity to work with some of my favorite vendors and experience a new venue. This day was full of a lot of tears (from the Groom!) and some amazing dance moves! Here’s some phone shots and I cannot wait to see the pro pictures because it was all picture perfect!
Hi y’all –
Last week was a crazy busy week but as always I try and fit in some fun! One of my favorite things was being able to attend my local TuesdaysTogether! I have never been an extrovert so going to a networking event alone was terrifying BUT I had a great time! I know it’s crazy that I’m a wedding planner meeting all these couples and I’m very introverted but it’s so true. One of my goals this year was to get out of my comfort zone and get out there and network.
TuesdaysTogether was started to promote community over competition which is missing a lot in the world of event planning. I was able to meet and mingle with fellow wedding planners, photographer and make up artists. It was a non networky (yes I made that word up!) network event. I can’t wait to see all the ladies and gents again next month! I have been needing head shots and I am so elated that our next meeting is a head shot party, whoop whoop! I can’t even tell you how much I’m paying because it’s really nothing, so thankful for Amalie for putting it all together!
As always I had vendor meetings fill up my schedule because I have 5 weddings for October, yes 5. I have an event every weekend and I’m beyond happy for that! I love the busyness that comes along with being a wedding planner…my other favorite part is speaking with new potential YLE couples. This week I had the opportunity to speak with two couples for two totally different reasons. One of my potential couples I really believe we will mesh well! She is getting married next year October (I’m telling you it’s a popular month) and even though she’s a Seminole her future husband is a Gator lol…I love my Gators! My other couple I had a consult with is planning a destination 40th birthday down here in Orlando and they want a planner, I’m so excited about their color combo and the FOOD!!
Family wise this week was hard because I was out and about a lot and didn’t get to spend a lot of time with them. To make up for it all we went to Sea World yesterday. I actually have annual passes and I haven’t gone a single time, SMH don’t judge me! Yesterday was so HOT and we only lasted an hour. Next time around I will plan better and check the show times. We weren’t able to see any shows and really felt like there was nothing for my daughter to do. In the end we still had fun and ended up at Bento’s for some sushi (I love my sushi!) so we ended the weekend on a good note.
This week I am living out my dream because it is my two year anniversary since I made Young Love Events official. I have been an Orlando Wedding Coordinator for 2 years and I’ve had the pleasure of working with 28 brides from everywhere. It has been amazing how many destinations brides I’ve been able to work with from California, Maryland and even England! Corporate event planning was so different and I’ve loved every minute of it!
Well guys I will chat with you all on Wednesday for a Wedding Wednesdays post!
Be sure to check in on our Instagram for all of our celebrating this week! @youngloveevents #yleturns2
xo (this so reminds me of xoxo Gossip Girl lol)
I’m so happy to be back! I know the blog has been quiet but I just couldn’t see myself hiring someone to keep the blog updated. I’m back in the swing of things and busy as a bee.
This week I was glad to be back at work and enjoying my YLE couples. I had two consultations this week with my current YLE brides. Funny thing is they are both getting married at the same location and have the same background. I love my first meetings with brides on what they’re wanting for their wedding and how I can help them. Every time I meet a new couple I remember why I started. The planning process is not just about the big day, educating my couples is important also. Most couples have never been married before, or had a wedding, so a lot of the information I teach them is new. I am also constantly reminding them that the marriage after the wedding is the most important thing at the end of the day.
This weekend I have also had the joy to take a class on calligraphy. Jessa from Flax and Wool Designs hosted a modern calligraphy workshop and it was amazing! I was grateful that I had the opportunity to snag a space and boy was it amazing. I went in thinking I was be terrible and I wasn’t amazing BUT I did good. The techniques Jessa taught and her hands on approach made it so much easier. She was the sweetest and even did my logo – and name…and let’s face it so many charge over $100 for this. I also got to meet some amazing ladies (some I’ve met before at The Big Fake Wedding and #meetandmake with Sarah Hearts). One of those ladies told us about a cool app that lets you make your writings into digital products, super cool! The class was really great and I can’t wait for the next ones Jessa offers, you should join me too!
I’m so happy to be doing this weekly wrap up as it will be my last before I am out on maternity leave. I am expecting a baby very soon and I will be going on maternity leave beginning on Monday, June 29th and will return on Monday, August 3rd. Enough of that and now onto last week’s events!
Last week was a wedding week so in tradition it consisted of a lot of last minute details and phone calls. Saturday’s wedding was a long time coming as the Bride’s mom hired us last year. I’ve been working with her for close to a year prepping for Saturday and all of our hard work paid off. Some things were easier than others but like always things turned out excellent. As a coordinator I always remind my clients that I will make sure everything goes smoothly, whether it’s according to plan or not. We had rehearsal on Thursday and we were able to finalize everything. Unfortunately the forecast was saying rain which we were worried would affect the pictures but God was looking out. Our amazing photographer was able to do all the pictures before the ceremony and we did not even have to worry about outdoor pictures in the rain (she did take an amazing shot of the couple with the rainbow…be on the lookout for when those pro pics are posted on the blog. The wedding was at Ocoee Lakeshore which is a beautiful fairly new venue. One of my favorite parts of the wedding, besides the grooms amazing grandparents dance moves was the cookie bar, which is a Pittsburg tradition. I can’t say I enjoyed the couples entrance song as it was the FSU fight song LOL…Go Gators! The wedding was full of personal touches and was a DIY wedding gone RIGHT! It was family oriented and focused and I loved that aspect. Here’s a couple phone shots for you all to enjoy!
I’ll stop by and post a weekly wrap up every now and then while I’m on leave but until then enjoy the Real Wedding posts that are coming up!