Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lu Anne and OP's Wedding

Lu Anne and OP came to us just a few weeks before their event. OP would soon be the Captain of the USS Enterprise. They wanted to plan a party to celebrate with all of their friends the Change of Command. The plan was to throw a party after the Change of Command and in the middle of the party...surprise guests...they're getting married! It was so FUN!!! It worked out perfectly! I worked with some amazing vendors that night, and we all had a blast. Lu Anne wrote me a sweet review on WeddingWire. I was so touched by her review, but really loved this part of it...

"The very best part was when my now husband and I met in front of the Chaplin , we joined hands and looked out at the crowd....he looked at me and said "This is the coolest thing I've ever seen." Pretty high praise from a Navy captain who just hours before had taken command of a nuclear aircraft carrier in front of an audience of approx 1500 people....." SO COOL!!

Thank you Lu Anne and OP for letting us be a part of such a special day! Thank you also to East Beach Catering, Distinctive Event Rental, Char's Floral Design, Pike Media Resource, Patti Cakes, Calypso Nuts, and my wonderful assistant, Sara Beth!

Here are a few pics:

More from Joey and Jenny's Wedding

Here are a few more pics from Joey and Jenny's wedding at the Military Aviation Museum. Pics were taking by Julie Morgan. Thanks, Julie!

Matt and Allison's Wedding

I am just now getting a chance to sit down a post a few pictures from Matt and Allison's wedding. It was absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed being a part of their big day. Here they are:

Emily Petersen

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Escort cards that double as favors

Trying to find ways to save money while not compromising on the beauty and feel of your wedding day? A great way to to do this is to have your escort cards double as favors. Think about ways to incorporate your style, theme, and colors into your favors and have them double as the seating cards.

I had one bride and groom choose a plane-shaped luggage tag. They placed each guest's name inside the tag. It was their escort card and favor. He flies in the Navy, and they had their ceremony and reception at the Military Aviation Museum. It was so fitting for them.

I have another bride who is getting married next March, and she LOVES the spring! One of her colors is pink. She likes the idea of giving her guests a flower and thus is looking at escort cards that the guests can plant later and watch grow into cherry blossoms. Click here to see the escort cards/favors.

There are plenty of ways to make your budget stretch. Planners are perfect for knowing all the little ways to add to the look of your wedding without adding to the cost. Don't settle for less than what you've always dreamed of; have a planner guide you through all of these decisions!

Emily Petersen