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Friday, February 26 2016
Wedding favors are a traditional way for couples to express gratitude to their guests for being apart of their big day!
Over the years, wedding favors have come in all shapes and sizes ranging anywhere from small votive candles, customized coasters, to anything chocolate-y and delicious!
Today, many couples are finding new and unique ways to say a simple “Thank You” to their guests—whether it be a simple thank you card at every place setting, dessert bar, or even setting up a candy station after dinner, wedding favors are always a great personal touch!
Below are some of our favorite and most popular favors!
Thursday, February 25 2016
Our advice: Any way that you can personalize your special day with details and decor, please do so!
Pictures - Many couples will display pictures of their love story throughout the room to create a more personalized touch. We have seen this done by many couples by simply framing photos of the two of them over the years—which could then be used for beautiful décor or even as individual table numbers!
Signs - A very popular trend (thanks to pinterest and etsy!) are for couples to incorporate signs into their wedding day details! Some of our favorites include: Mr. & Mrs. Block lettering to be displayed on your sweetheart table, social media signs (Instagram = most popular!), Love Story Timelines, Welcome & Thank You signs, marque letters, and many more! Signs and cute sayings are just another way to make your special day reflect the two of you!
Memorial Tables – Memorial tables are another popular idea for couples on their special day. Memorial tables are a sentimental way to pay tribute and acknowledge friends & family members who have passed on. Many couples will display pictures of their loved ones, light a candle in their honor, or even dedicate a single chair/table to those who are unable to be present on their day.
Friday, February 19 2016
One of the many (and possibly the hardest) wedding decisions you will make for your upcoming big day is selecting songs for your special dances! Are you looking for a song that represents your relationship with the other person you are dancing with? Are you thinking more along the lines of an upbeat song, because you know anything slow might cause the tears to flow?! Which ever song you do select, make sure it is one that you love! J
Traditional dances such as the “father/daughter”, and “mother/son” dances are ones that you will typically find at most weddings. In recent years, we have had the honor of seeing many brides dancing with their mothers (as their father may have passed away), grandparents, and even our couples dancing with their children to celebrate a special moment in time!
We have compiled some of our favorite (and popular!) songs for your dance with that special person on your big day!
Father/ Daughter Songs:
1.) My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
2.) Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
3.) I Loved Her First – Heartland
4.) Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
5.) The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Mother / Son Songs:
1.) A Song for Mama – Boys II Men
2.) My Wish – Rascal Flatts
3.) I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
4.) Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
5.) You’ll Be in My Heart – Phil Collins
Wednesday, February 17 2016
Wedding Date: February 12, 2016
Wedding Color: Eggplant
The snow covered courtyard glistened, as we awaited the arrival of the new Mr. and Mrs. Hoyle in their limousine.
As Nia stepped out of the limo in a beautiful ivory gown, her new husband Billy greeted their photographer Stephanie with a great big smile. This was the night they had been waiting for, and it had finally arrived!!
Winter Weddings allow you the opportunity to embrace the romance and magic of the season in so many ways!
So… you can only imagine how excited Stacy, myself, and our special events team was when we saw Nia and Billy’s winter décor and details come to life! From beautifully lit garland and pinecones, to sparkling snowflakes, and romantic candles throughout the room—Nia and Billy’s winter wedding was picture perfect and we were so honored to be apart of it!
Nia & Billy, we wish you both all the very best!
Here are just a few of the special moments and details that we captured from their big day!
First Dance Song: "Can't Help Falling in Love"