Travel Themed Bridal Shower

The reality of a destination wedding is that some of your guests may not be able to attend. With an overseas wedding in Barcelona, we thought, what better way to celebrate than with a travel bridal shower theme! Our beautiful bride, Lisa, gave me free reign to design her travel themed shower. The only parameters […]

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How Do I Pick My Bridesmaids?

Best bridesmaid photo of bridesmaids in black dresses

BRIDESMAIDS You’re excited and you feel relaxed and you’re ready to parrrrrrtayyyyyy… with the best of them!” but who exactly makes up “the best of them”? You’re probably asking yourself, “how do I pick my bridesmaids?” Like most big decisions in life, there’s no real handbook or method of narrowing down your wedding party. At […]

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Thin Blue Line Wedding

What happens when the wedding planner weds? As many of you know, I was officially married at the end of October to the love of my life. Our unique elopement style ceremony meant that a month later we would have “The Party”, complete with wedding guests, a bridal party, and a proper reception. A month […]

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Hitched on a Hilltop

READ I DO (x 2) TO SEE HOW WE GOT TO THE HILLTOP A North Carolina Family Elopement  all professional photos by Candi Leonard Photography The last of our 12-hour drive consisted of winding roads with rustic barns and plenty of October wind. The leaves were vibrant yellows, brilliant oranges,  and roasted reds. The hilly mountainsides cast […]

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I Do (x 2)

How To Have Your Dream Wedding without Settling Just minutes after we publicly announced our engagement, we swarmed with questions from friends and family. “Have you set a date? Where will the wedding be?” Seeing as we’d been engaged less than 24 hours, I was immediately reminded of the many questions I had myself. “How […]

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The Classic Movie Romance

Years ago, engagement pictures were a half hour session full of prom-style poses in a local mall. With the expansion of social media and advanced technology evolution that includes digital picture frames, the photos we take and share are more elaborate than ever. More thought, effort, time, and money goes into pictures of ourselves and our family. From […]

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My Magical Proposal [Pt. 2]

RECAP: We had just been approached by a magician, yes, A MAGICIAN!! to assist in a promotional magic video.  without consulting Warren.. I volunteered the both of us to watch.  We are then seated in two chairs facing a podium and the magician, Howard Blackwell. I didn’t even care to check if Warren was miserable watching magic […]

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My Magical Proposal [Pt.1]

He asked, you said yes! Now that your friends have seen your engagement ring up close, the inevitable question arises: “How did he propose?!” It’s something almost every bride-to-be is asked, and a quick sentence doesn’t always do the proposal justice. Maybe you were surprised with the ring hidden in a cupcake or balloons spelling […]

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A Planner’s Prayer

With an endless list of things that can go wrong at a wedding, wishing a planner “good luck” doesn’t seem like enough… enter A Planner’s Prayer

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