by: Lauren

Just about every girl I know LOVES Kate Spade – me included of course- and so when I saw these Kate Spade bridal shower ideas from Ashley Williams Photography, I of course fell head over heels in love! Complete with a sweets table, mimosa bar, and a whole lot of sparkle, Classically Lovely Events created inspiration for a bridal shower that is everything we love about Kate Spade! Plus, who doesn’t want to “Eat Cake for Breakfast”?!

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And if the images weren’t enough, this video by Xoxo Studio shows just how much fun this bridal shower inspiration is…

The florals are such a lovely touch, don’t you think?! And I of course LOVE the confetti everywhere! But my favorite part of this inspiration is the mimosa bar- so perfect for a bridal shower!

Would you want something like a mimosa bar at your own bridal shower? What other kind of “DIY” station would you want at your shower?

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer:  Ashley Williams Photography // Event Planner: Classically Lovely Events // Floral Designer: L & S Design Co. // Cake Designer: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. // Cinema and Video: Xoxo Studio // Apparel: Art in the Find // Favors and Gifts: Bedazzle My Bonbons // Makeup Artist: Blush Makeup Artistry By Laura Crivello // Hair Stylist:Deb Bacon // Invitation Designer: Froelich Means Happy // Equipment Rentals: Hostess Haven // Studio Venue: L & S Design // PR Rep: Sara Mackenzie Creative // Dress Designer:Space 46 Boutique



by: Carlee

With feminine florals and a peach and blush pink palette, this lovely Memphis wedding from BY SHEA Photography is full of classic romance and gorgeous details. Stunning bride Linea is here to share her planning insight:

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What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

I did the majority of it myself.  I have been an event planner in my professional life so I am well practiced in making things happen.  I created my own check list to work from.  All of the ones I found online or in those wedding planning binders were way too intense.  They included so many unnecessary things that only lead to becoming overwhelmed and stressed.  My mom and aunt were a big help in planning and I hired a day of coordinator who was a lifesaver.  You just cannot attend to everything on the day of your wedding so you need someone you can trust with the details while you are busy getting married.

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?

I wanted vendors I could trust with my vision.  I didn’t want to try to instruct a caterer or florist to do something totally out of their comfort zone to fit my needs.  I chose vendors whose work I already admired.  Go with someone whose existing work is along the lines of what you want and you won’t be disappointed.

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What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?

I wanted my wedding to be timeless and just plain beautiful.  I wanted to be able to look back at my pictures in 10, 20 and 50 years and say “I wouldn’t change a thing”.  I wanted it to be fancy without being pretentious.  I always knew I wanted a lace wedding gown and a traditional wedding ceremony so I started with that.  I love all things vintage and gold so our venue, decor and wedding bands reflected that.  My mother gave me a set of vintage china that is gold and a light grayish blue color so that’s were I got the inspiration for the bridesmaid dresses and stationery colors.  I had several vendors ask what the theme was for my wedding, which I thought was totally silly, “the theme is wedding” I would always answer.  Themes are for office parties not weddings.

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

Aside from my handsome groom, my favorite things about our wedding were the things that made it uniquely ours.  My 86 year old Grandfather married us, I will treasure that forever.  I loved our custom designed invitations and stationery, and the fact that we used my parents cheesy plastic cake-topper that donned their wedding cake 40 years ago this fall. Our get away car was Frank’s dream car, a Land Rover Defender 90, not exactly a traditional choice but he was crazy about it.  I love that we incorporated traditions that were important to us, and left out the ones we didn’t care for. 

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

Don’t let anyone tell you what to do.  It’s your wedding, it should reflect your taste and make you happy.  Who cares if what you like isn’t trendy right now, its about you feeling amazing on your wedding day, not what Pinterest says you should do.  Also, just relax and enjoy.  Weddings are simple really, they are a time for you to make a life-long commitment to your beloved, try not to stray too much from that fact and you’ll be just fine.

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Awesome, awesome advice, Linea! I think the detail I love most about Linea and Frank’s soiree is their heirloom cake topper. It belonged to her grandparents and I just love that it’s still in use, generations later. I used a vintage cake topper, so of course I think it’s an extra special touch.

How about you? Are you incorporating any heirloom pieces into your wedding?

Happy Planning!
Carlee

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer: BY SHEA / Floral Designer: A Garden Secret / Event Venue: Annesdale Mansion / Bride’s Jewelry: BHLDN / Equipment Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Hairstylist: Daniel Shay’s A Hair Studio / Bride’s Dress: Judd Waddell / Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Collection / Catering: Draper's Catering of Memphis / Musicians: Kathryn Stallins Band / Stationery Designer: Natalie Chang / Bakery: Oh My Ganache Bakery / Musicians: Simply Strings


by: Michelle

I absolutely love the fun, eclectic style of this pink and peach wedding captured by j.woodbery photography! With simple, colorful centerpieces and Coca Cola everywhere, Monica and Patrick’s wedding details truly showcase their fun personalities. You just can’t help but smile from all the love and happiness!

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I just love how fun and relaxed everything seems! You can definitely tell that Monica and Patrick wanted their guests to have fun at their wedding, and I’m sure they definitely did!

What are you planning on doing to make sure your guests have fun at your wedding? Will you be having any games or activities?

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer: j.woodbery photography / Flowers & Decor: Studio Flower / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridesmaids Inc. / Cake Baker: Dreamcakes Bakery / Groom’s Attire: Mr Burch Formal Wear / Reception Venue: The town of Mt. Laurel / Band: Act of Congress

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by: Lauren

I’ve heard it SO many times- “Oh the venue coordinator will handle everything, I don’t need a wedding planner/coordinator.”

Wedding Coordinator VS Venue Coordinator

What most brides don’t quite understand is that the venue coordinator is just there for the VENUE, not you. (Nothing against venue coordinators- I love them and they’ve helped me out a lot before!) If they tell you they can handle things on the day of your wedding, it’s true- they can, but it’s only within a certain scope. And so, since I’m kind of the person who says things about planning weddings that not many other bloggers will, let’s chat a little more about this…

A venue coordinator is looking out for the best interest of the venue. A wedding coordinator looks out for the best interest of YOU, the bride. The venue coordinator deals with everything having to do with the venue- food, setup, etc. A wedding coordinator will deal with aspects of the venue, such as setup, and will make sure everything is to your specifications.

 If your ceremony is at a location other than the venue, your wedding coordinator will be there with you. A venue coordinator will not be at that offsite ceremony. If the ceremony is at the venue, the venue coordinator will be there to help with the coordination of the ceremony.

 A wedding coordinator stays by your side throughout the day and night. They are there to tell you when things will be occurring throughout the night, such as the cake cutting, bouquet toss, toasts, etc. When I was planning, I stayed until the very end of the wedding, until all of the guests were gone. A venue coordinator stays until the meal is served, and the majority of the time, leaves after. Some may stay until the cake is cut and served. He or she will not be by your side throughout the day or night. Although the venue coordinator will do their best to keep you happy, he or she likely will not be involved if your bustle breaks, when it comes time to load up your gifts, or tracking down your lipgloss.

 A wedding coordinator contacts your vendors before your wedding to make sure everyone is confirmed and knows what time they will be arriving. A venue coordinator may contact vendors that have to do with setup of the reception, but it’s not common. Other vendors, like your photographer or hair and makeup, would not be contacted by your venue coordinator.

 Venues are known to have a high turnover rate among the coordinator/sales positions. The person that you book your wedding with may or may not still be there when it comes time for your wedding a year, year and a half later. Your wedding coordinator is hired by YOU, hand selected by YOU, and won’t be going anywhere (unless, God forbid, something horrible happens!).

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These are just a few things to inspire some thinking when it comes to deciding whether or not you need a wedding coordinator. This is in no way meant to be bad towards venue coordinators… as I said before, I LOVE venue coordinators- it’s always awesome to work with them! I just want you all to be aware of the differences between the two so you can make the best decision!

If you have any questions about wedding coordinator vs venue coordinators, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments!

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A version of this post was originally published in June 2010.