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Meet the Coordinator in Greenville, SC

Are you planning your wedding in Greenville, SC and thinking about using a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator? Not sure if it’s what you need or want to learn a little more about the services offered? Maybe you just want to meet and chat with the person who could potentially become a major part of your wedding team?

I completely understand where you are coming from! That’s why I’ve decided start scheduling introductory meeting times each month so that I can set aside a time to meet with couples (or brides, brides and their mothers, brides and their friends) who haven’t booked me yet but just want to meet me and see what this day-of coordination stuff is all about. [Read more…]

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A Review of Uptown Entertainment’s Best Wedding Music Advice for Greenville, SC Brides

Uptown Entertainment Justin Reid

Photo Credit Michelle Brooks Photography

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of working with Greenville wedding DJ Justin Reid (pictured above). I was so impressed by his professionalism and level of service that I asked him to partner with me for this post. You can read more about his company, Uptown Entertainment, on their website, but in this post I wanted him to:

1) let you know a little more about himself and

2) tell you what, in his opinion, couples need to consider when planning for DJ services at their wedding

Justin is able to offer a unique perspective because he is a newlywed (he married the love of his life back in October), and he’s been doing weddings for over eleven years! Since his wedding was in NC, he actually had to go through the process of hiring a DJ, just like every other couple out there (although he definitely had a better idea of what questions to ask and what to expect!).

So, without any further adieu, here are his great answers to the questions that I posed! [Read more…]

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Boston in March

So, when you work in the wedding industry, you sort of have to take vacations during the off season (or have to risk missing out on the opportunity to help a really cool couple with their wedding!). This past weekend I headed up to Boston, MA with Jon to visit his family.

Much like weddings, we think food is super important during vacations, too! So, we braved the cold weather and had some fun times with family while eating some really good food.

Since I didn’t have the opportunity to write a wedding-based post this weekend, I present to you a Boston-based post instead! [Read more…]

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Wedding Day at Cliffs Chapel and Old Cigar Warehouse in Greenville, SC

Cliffs Chapel Ceremony

The wedding this past Saturday was just as beautiful as I had thought it would be. Jac and Chad were so happy to be celebrating this day with all of their family and friends, it was a pleasure just to watch them. By the way, isn’t the back of that gown gorgeous? [Read more…]

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Wedding Workday in Greenville, SC: Cliffs Chapel & Old Cigar Warehouse

I really liked being able to write a post last week before I headed off to the wedding, so I decided that I’d like to make it something I would try to do before each of the weddings I day-of coordinate. I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t have time because today’s going to be a pretty long workday, but I’ve been up since 5:30AM, so I’m not going to have to worry about that. ;)

Today’s wedding is going to be beautiful and incredible to work. At the rehearsal last night (which was above On The Roxx, it’s an awesome space) the couple was so sweet and so ridiculously excited about what will be going on today. I was brought on as their coordinator fairly recently, so I didn’t have anything to do with this, but I also have get an opportunity to work with some of my favorite vendors! [Read more…]

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Wedding Day at Holy Trinity and Larkin’s Cabaret Room in Greenville, SC

Ceremony at Holy Trinity in Greenville

Beth and Ricardo’s wedding yesterday was absolutely beautiful. The ceremony was held at Holy Trinity on Buncombe Street. It was a simple and perfect traditional ceremony, and Father Holcombe did a wonderful job. [Read more…]

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Wedding Workday in Greenville, SC: Holy Trinity & Larkin’s Cabaret Room

So, I decided to write a quick Saturday post before I head off to do some day-of wedding coordination. Since it would be nice to do a little stream of consciousness writing, that’s what we’re going with here!

Wedding Workday Morning – Website Submissions

My wedding workday morning is obviously very different from my bride’s wedding morning! Today I was able to get up early and knock out some emails.

One of my favorite things is receiving emails from my website! I love questions and, of course, requests for more information about my services. If you have something you want to ask, email away! [Read more…]

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One Way to Celebrate Valentine’s in Greenville

Dahlia Valentine's Red RosesThis year, Jon and I celebrated Valentine’s in a pretty typical way, with roses and a dinner out. This beautiful Valentine’s arrangement came from Dahlia, which just happens to be at the end of our street. They always do awesome arrangements (including incredible wedding flowers, too!).

We also went to The Lazy Goat, which is always a good idea. I didn’t bother to take any pics then because it would have looked pretty much like this. I love fried goat cheese almost as much as I love Jon. ;)

Since I know that there were definitely some ladies who received some new engagement bling for Valentine’s, I’ll be hopping back into wedding writing starting this weekend!

One other thing to look out for will be my posts featuring specific wedding vendors in the area. They’ll give you their best wedding advice for their area of expertise in the industry. The first post up will feature Justin at Uptown Entertainment. There’s definitely more to consider when hiring your wedding DJ than most people realize!

I’ll leave you with some more Dahlia photos. If you look closely you can even see the signature dew drop that they put on all of their arrangements.

Calhoun and FrankOh, and of course I have show you a picture of the pups. Calhoun and Frank were taking advantage of the fact that I opened the front door for more natural lighting while photographing my Valentine’s flowers, and they snuck into the foyer to check out what was going on in the neighborhood.

Check back soon for more wedding posts, and have a great weekend!

Happy (one day after) Valentine’s!

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A Review of the Top Wedding Caterers in Greenville, SC

Review of Top Wedding Caterers Greenville SCNow that you’ve picked your wedding date and the perfect venue, what’s next on your wedding planning to do list? Well, typically the next thing that my brides tend to focus on is the caterer.

Food is always such an important aspect at celebrations, and your wedding is going to be the biggest celebration you ever plan. So, of course, you’re going to be very particular about who you choose!

There are many great companies that provide catering in Greenville, SC, but I’ve compiled of list of the most popular (and wonderful) wedding caterers that I work with. Here they are, in alphabetical order: [Read more…]

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Date Night: Supper Club with a Southern Summer Themed Dinner

I am a firm believer that when a bride is planning a wedding that she should work hard to make sure that she doesn’t focus too much energy on the wedding itself. Instead, she should try to remember to focus on the relationship that is the reason for the wedding and the basis for her future marriage.

In the spirit of encouraging my brides to do something fun with their fiance and keep the wedding planning stress down, I’d like to tell you a little bit about the Supper Club that my friends and I started last year. It’s a fun way for us to get together and relax with friends, and they’re really good dinners!

How Our Supper Club Works

Our Supper Club consists of three couples, with other friends joining us for some of the evenings. We rotate houses each month and take off some time for the holidays and summer, when scheduling would be too difficult. The hosting couple takes care of everything (but the others typically show up with wine or other theme-appropriate beverages).

Past Supper Club Themes

Last fall we had an absolute blast with the Supper Club dinners. I started things off with a French-inspired meal, and I learned how to make creme brulee for it! The next couple did a southern themed evening, complete with collard greens and homemade apple pie. The third dinner was a German meal of goulash and spaetzle. Then, everything was wrapped up in November with a Spanish-inspired meal with a grand finale of coffee-infused flan (so good!).

This Year’s Kick-Off

I thought that it was really interesting that it was actually one of the guys who asked if we were going to keep things going this year! Well, of course we are! [Read more…]

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