So, yes, I realize it has been about 4 long weeks since my last blog post. I have been a very busy girl. Between continuing to plan with my wonderful clients, meeting new beautiful brides, and having 2 great events...I haven't had much extra time. So here goes...
This past weekend I had the pleasure of working with the new Abby & Chris Goins. Abby & Chris are a Dallas couple, and Abby is originally from Rogers. They brought me on board early in 2008 when they were engaged and we've been planning quickly ever since. Regena, the mother of the beautiful bride, and I had a great time pulling this unique indoor garden wedding together.
Here are some wonderful photos from the always incredible Dale Benfield, who worked together with Mo Sadjapour on photography. Mo is a Dallas photographer and great friend of the couple.
The reception was held at the Fayetteville Town Center. We accomplished our spring garden look by utilizing market umbrellas, accented with hanging lanterns that held candles.
A great idea for using more florals around the room is having your bridesmaids' bouquets displayed. We had empty bubble vases ready at the reception around the room. When the girls arrived, they placed their bouquets in them and...TA DA! More flowers at the reception! Thanks to Shirley's Flowers for the beautiful arrangements.
Catering Unlimited catered the event and was FANTASTIC! Here are some guests indulging in the chocolate river dipping station. We had several chocolates, along with skewers to hold strawberries, marshmallows, graham crackers...and just about anything that tastes good dipped in chocolate!
Our martini glasses were not used for what you would think. They were used as the "bowl" for the mashed potato bar. This is always a hit at any event!
Here I am at the end of the night with the bride & groom!
A very heartfelt Thank You goes out to the Shelby's for allowing me to assist them in their wedding planning. The day I met you all at Panera I knew I was in for a treat! You all are the kind of people I hope to surround myself with on a daily basis, and this shined through in your wedding day. Abby & Chris, you are a truly unique and blessed couple. I know that your life together is going to be an influential one, and a really really fun one, too! And to Regena, thank you for letting me be by your side in this great process.
For more photos, please check out Dale's blog!
And, the week before this beautiful event I was honored to assist in planning the United Way LIVE UNITED Fashion Show with Mason's. Again, Dale was the photographer (can you tell we like to work together?) and the photos are awesome! Check it out...