Posts Tagged ‘ real weddings ’

Julie & Kyle – 9/17/11

Julie & Kyle came to me with an adorable love for one another and trust and faith in me and my services. After a previous booking of their wedding day and a handful of others who were turned down due to already being booked – Julie & Kyle booked me even though I couldn’t physically be there at their wedding. What an honor! Bride Support’s wedding planning advice helped them wrap up all of their loose ends before the wedding day, finalize everything with their vendors, write their timeline for the day-of, help with various details and most importantly – gave their event planner friend a crash course on how to assist the Bride and Groom on their wedding day. Their wedding day went beautifully due to having all of the details already thought through and someone on hand to take care of everything in-between.

The Line-Up:

Julie & Kyle wrote the following review:

“Meredith Meyer helped me with my day-of-planning for my wedding and was exceptional. She is extremely thorough and helped with the stress of the little things that can add up. Her planning and itinerary made the day of the wedding smooth and I would recommend her to anyone.”

All photos by Barb Lundberg Photography.

Tanya & Soren – 8/20/11

Tanya and Soren had an extemely fun and special wedding in their own backyard! What a treat to get to live in a place where every day you can wake up and remember such a momentous time in your life together happening right where you stand – I love it!

They worked hard on a lot of great DIY projects to turn their backyard into the perfect Hawaiian-themed wedding venue. They built a structure for the ceremony, rented a bar, buffet and food area and brought on the party! There were more kids at this wedding than I’d every seen – but they loved every second of it! Guests had a blast celebrating with these lovebirds – all guests were handed leis upon arrival, tropical patterns were everywhere and the beautiful Hawaiian florals were just perfect. What a great, fun wedding for a wonderful couple!

The Line-up:

Tanya & Soren wrote the following review…

“Meredith was amazing as our Day-of-Coordinator! It was such a relief to have her professional help in the final weeks of planning. She helped us realize our dream day through coordinating the timeline, communicating with vendors, and directing the rehearsal, ceremony and reception. We felt completely at ease putting our vision for our wedding in her capable hands and we recommend her services highly. Thank you Meredith– we couldn’t have done it without you!”

All photos by father-of-the-Groom, Rod Barr

Beth & Sean – 08/13/11

Beth and Sean were such a dream couple! Working with them was such a breeze because Beth seriously had it all together. She was so on top of things, always communicating everything to me and had thought of it all! Because of that – she wanted someone there on the day of the wedding to be in their corner and make sure that the day went off without a hitch. Their hard word paid off – because it was an amazing day! Such a cute couple to get to celebrate. A favorite moment from their day was having a friend play “That’s Amore” on the accordian during the cake cutting – so cute! Guests had a blast in the photobooth and dancing to a fun DJ all night. The room was decorated beautifully with the ceiling draping, head table decor, flowers, chair covers and linens and guests got a special treat when a “s’mores station” was set up on the patio after dinner!

The Line-up:

(Programs were fans to keep guests cool during the ceremony!)

(Centennial Lakes amphitheater)

(The Centennial Lakes reception room all decked out.)

All photos by Saborah Imaging.

Abby & Arthur – 7/2/11

Abby & Arthur were a true joy to work with on their wedding from the beginning. After meeting them for the first time at our consult – I could immediately see how drawn to each other they both were and how excited they were as a couple for a special day to celebrate their love. Abby and Arthur put a lot of hard work into their day by completing lots of DIY projects to add to the uniqueness of their big day. It was so fun to see them all come together during set-up on their wedding day. Guests raved about the room’s decor all night and how sweet the ceremony was – especially since the couple’s dog was included as the ring bearer…tux and all! 🙂 Abby & Arthur also had a fun treat for their guests when their photographer set up an “un-photobooth” outside the room for guests to get their picture taken with fun props…always a hit!

The Line-up:

Abby & Arthur wrote the following review…

“Meredith from Bride Support is fantastic. We had heard from other couples that a day-of coordinator was a must, but now that I look back on it, I simply could not imagine my wedding day and the weeks preceding it without Meredith’s help. Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming process, and my fiance and I had most things lined up, but we definitely felt the crunch toward the end. Meredith really helped relieve our stress. From communicating with and organizing our vendors to doing a walk through of the ceremony and reception site, she was really with us every step of the way. We did a lot of DIY things, so it was also super helpful to have Meredith take those items off of our hands a few days before the wedding–one less thing to worry about transporting to the venue. She helped us create and finalize our day of schedule and remembered all of the tiny things that had slipped my mind in the process. I tend to be a control freak, but the day of my wedding I felt totally confident leaving things in Meredith’s hands…she really put all of those little final touches on things that made the venue look amazing. Meredith helped keep things on schedule throughout the ceremony and reception and made sure that the day was just as we wanted. Even my parents were blown away by all of Meredith’s amazing work. After going through the whole thing, I see how important it is to have that extra help, and as I said early, I could not imagine doing a wedding without Meredith. My wedding day was so stress-free, and I know that would not have been possible without Bride Support.”

Minnesota Wedding

(Adding overlays to the venue’s tablecloths helped add finesse to the tables and incorporate the Bride’s colors.
Table numbers were engagement pictures of the Bride & Groom with the table number printed on them in pretty frames.)

(LOVE the elegant, simple cake.)

(Tissue poms at each place settings, matching motif on the escort cards.)

(The outdoor amphitheater at Centennial Lakes is a gorgeous spot for Minnesota weddings.)

All photos by Jessica Kempen Photography.

Real Wedding Submissions Wanted

Wedding Picture

Photo from charmcitybride.com

Bride Support’s Wedding Planning Blog is now accepting real wedding submissions!

If you are a recent bride or vendor and would like to submit a wedding to be featured on Bride Support’s blog – please send it to info@bridesupport.com.

With each submission, please include the following…

  • General Information
    First names of bride and groom, location of wedding and date
  • Pictures
    We love pictures! Send us high resolution photos to include in the post. And please have the permission of the photographer!
  • The Story
    If you’d like – share with us the story of the day and any more specific details that tell us about the wedding.

 

Obligatory Royal Wedding Recap

No wedding planning blog is complete without a recap of the royal wedding – so here you are, my dears. 🙂

I, like many others, woke up bright and early to watch the British Royal Wedding. It was well worth the lack of sleep while working the next day – it was oh so fabulous and SO much fun to watch.

At first, it was hard to get past the fascination that many Americans have with the British culture – the accents, the polite demeanor and of course…the fascinators and hats!! The designer hats and perfect fascinators were SO much fun to see. With fascinators being a big trend in weddings lately, they were a welcomed sight to see everywhere.

And then there was Kate…

Timeless. Classic. Flawless.

With our first glimpse of her riding in her car, we saw her lace dress with sweetheart neckline underneath and we all gasped collectively. We knew it would be gorgeous – but we still had to wait till the car ride was over to see it in its entirety. Her hair and makeup were perfection – she had done them herself – and her beautiful tiara atop her loose waves was lent to her from the Queen. She wore beautiful drop earrings that were a gift from her parents and bore their family crest, carried a simple bouquet of flowers including “precious William” – awwww! Princess Kate seemed so genuinely happy, excited and nervous. She was made for that moment and we all couldn’t help but get butterflies in our stomach along with her as she approached the church. As she arrived at the church, she stepped out and we saw her full dress – in all of it’s glorious, lacy beauty. Full skirt, long train, lace – made for a princess. And she began her walk to her Prince.

Her sister, Pippa wore a stunning, figure-loving, white gown which surprised people as a “no-no” but ultimately was decided it was so chic, fresh and obviously…royal. 🙂

The ceremony was perfect, of course, and romantic. The couple seemed so giddy for each other – stealing little looks and giggles here and there. My favorite parts were the Harold trumpets and orchestra! The couple exchanged simple, gold bands, made their vows and took a private moment in an adjacent chamber to sign their marriage certificate. William and Kate kept their composure the entire time – amongst the nervousness and publicity – they never wavered or even cried!

After leaving the church, they – in true royal fashion – rode a carriage to the reception site where they would start the rest of their lives together.

The grandeur of the whole event was so enthralling to watch. Everything was so regal and every girl’s dream. Here, here to the Princess and Prince!