Monday, December 18, 2017

[cue Eminem]...GUESS WHO'S BACK

(my blog/website are currently under construction so please bear with me here!)

OHHHHH MAN my dear old piece of cyberspace, it has been some time!  Hello out there! (if anyone is still reading!)  Life has changed so much since we last spoke (an engagement, wedding and new puppy!) and I can't wait to share so much of it with you all!  After 3.5 wonderful years in California, we are thrilled to be back in South Florida and I can't wait to jump back in the wedding game!  Or couldn't wait, as I should say, since it has happened already  On a beautiful Sunday in November, I was honored to be the day-of coordinator for a wedding at the Forge restaurant.  The bride's father is the chief sommelier at the eatery (and has worked there for 40 years!) so she brought me on a few weeks before to help lessen the stress and allow her dad to really enjoy the big day!




Luckily, they had dropped off almost everything Friday night for her dad to store beforehand, but there was still a good amount of set up to be done, including this mantle where the ceremony would take place.  The florist (Posy Co.) set up the 2 white baby's breath displays and then I was given a variety of candles and lanterns to go to town with.  I loved the outcome, especially once lit up at night!


While I understand a full wedding planner may not be an option financially for every couple, I'd definitely recommend hiring at least a day-of coordinator.  Weddings have so many components going on that day WAY before the main event even starts.  That morning, the couples should be able to enjoy those last hours getting ready with excited anticipation- NOT trying to figure out where the cake is and why the florist can't find the loading dock!  You put so much time, effort, LOVE and money into this night, why not get someone to wrangle it all so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor?


Are proteas having a moment?  I think yes!




I'm so glad the bride had a smart coworker (thanks Tal!) who encouraged her to find a coordinator; everyone in attendance was able to enjoy the night without worrying about anything, just as it should be.  A perfect night for an amazing couple- couldn't have asked for any more!

Can't wait to share more of my world with you all again!
xo, Elissa


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