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July 2014

Behind the Scenes: Jessie and Jody’s Ironstone Ranch Wedding

By |July 22nd, 2014|

What started as an empty barn…

…slowly became what would be one of my favorite weddings of 2014.

photo by Hoffer Photography
And I am so happy that we captured some behind-the-scenes shots of it all getting set up.
Our day started bright and early with a text from the bride, Jess, about a mix-up with one of the […]

The Easy Way to Know If Something Is Too Tacky For Your Wedding

By |July 14th, 2014|

As you plan your wedding, you’re going to come across articles that showcase different ideas for weddings. Props, theme choices, music selections, attire, stationery, food, etc. If not done “right” they can fall into the category of “tacky” in the eye of the beholder – or the blog commenter.
So how can you guarantee a […]

June 2014

An Alternative Option for the Garter and Bouquet Toss – great for weddings with kids!

By |June 17th, 2014|

We’ve all seen and heard of the garter and bouquet toss at weddings. Some love ‘em, some hate ‘em. Most find them to slightly inappropriate when there are more than a few children around (and eager to catch the bride’s bouquet, of course).

So why not do a Teddy Toss?

 

I first read about this idea in […]

Table Linen Size Chart

By |June 11th, 2014|

Determining the best size for your seating and tables can be a bit tricky. Use this Table Linen Size Chart to help navigate your rental order.

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Loriann and John’s Teaser Video by Kevin Fonash Studios

By |June 10th, 2014|

Loriann and John were married just this past weekend and Kevin Fonash captured their day from start to finish.
The day started out with the gals getting ready at LAVISH in Downtown Scranton (one of our favorite places for wedding parties) and the gents relaxing poolside at the couples home in NEPA.
Once they were ready, […]

Planning your Wedding Day Transportation Schedule

By |June 5th, 2014|

Thanks to today’s technology and helpfulness of “The Google”, we are able to calculate almost exactly how long it will take us to get from Point A to Point B. This little feature becomes incredibly handy as you plan out the schedule of your day, BUT it’s not always easy to know how much time […]

May 2014

Lauren and Sean – Friedman Farms Wedding Recap

By |May 28th, 2014|

The email came through on October 7, 2013:

“…Originally, we didn’t think we needed a planner/coordinator.”

Followed by:

“We are getting married on a Sunday, so normally, the wedding couples have the barn the ENTIRE week prior to the wedding, but we will not. We have access Sunday morning, so ideally, I would like someone there to make […]

WTF? THIS is not what THIS planner thinks.

By |May 7th, 2014|

OMG. As in oh…. em… gee.

I saw this article floating around and being shared by fellow pros this morning via Facebook and I thought “oh, let’s take a look”. The article came from Brides.com and is called “Wedding Planners Tell All: 11 Things They Wish Brides-To-Be Knew”. While I firmly believe that everyone has a […]