by: Lauren

I must admit, being a Florida girl, I’m freezing in the 40 degree weather that we’ve had here lately, (but it FINALLY feels like winter). And I wanted to draw out the holidays juuuust a bit more…I guess the fact that I haven’t taken down my Christmas decorations yet is also an indication of that. So a snowy wedding was just perfect!

 

A few days ago, I sent out a tweet asking if anyone had any awesome last weddings of 2009. Oh how I love Twitter! Amy of Amy Rae Photography sent me this wedding in response to my tweet! She said that this was a wedding that had to be moved up early due to the groom’s deployment, and I always love a good military wedding! This wedding was absolutely gorgeous! And I was SO excited about the SNOW!

 

If your bridal party are troopers and can handle the cold like this bridal party, photos in the snow are awesome! They’re so…I hate to say it, but there’s no other word…magical! Goodness, God bless them all for being out in that snow! I wouldn’t be doing it! :)

 

Snowy Winter Wedding by Amy Rae Photography via TheELD.com

 

Snowy Winter Wedding by Amy Rae Photography via TheELD.com

 

Snowy Winter Wedding by Amy Rae Photography via TheELD.com

 

Snowy Winter Wedding by Amy Rae Photography via TheELD.com

 

Snowy Winter Wedding by Amy Rae Photography via TheELD.com

 

Snowy Winter Wedding by Amy Rae Photography via TheELD.com

 

Snowy Winter Wedding by Amy Rae Photography via TheELD.com

 

Snowy Winter Wedding by Amy Rae Photography via TheELD.com

 

Snowy Winter Wedding by Amy Rae Photography via TheELD.com

 

Snowy Winter Wedding by Amy Rae Photography via TheELD.com

 

Snowy Winter Wedding by Amy Rae Photography via TheELD.com

 

Snowy Winter Wedding by Amy Rae Photography via TheELD.com

 

Did you see that the bridesmaids are wearing Uggs? How fun is that?!

 

Head on over to Amy’s blog if you want to see more of her awesome photos! Thank you so much for sharing this wedding with us Amy!

 



by: Lauren

I’ve been “working” nonstop for oh, about 16 hours, just trying to catch up and get back in the blogging and business mode. I just so happened to check Twitter at 3 AM, and lo and behold, a post from Bride Tide with the new list for 2010. This list is something that most wedding bloggers hope, long, and aspire to be a part of, and it only comes out once a year. (If you’ve never heard of Bride Tide, it’s an awesome site. I can’t even explain it. You just have to go see how awesome they are.)

 

This infamous list is the Top 100 Blogs (and Twitters) to Follow for 2010.

 

I am so incredibly excited to be able to say that Every Last Detail is on it! I’m pretty much so excited about it because it’s the first ever “blog list” I’ve been on, so that’s a big deal for me. I’m so excited that I almost woke up my husband to tell him and was thiiiiis close to texting my best friend. I just had to share the exciting new ASAP with all of you wonderful readers!

 

Bride Tide Top 100 Blog (and Twitter) To Follow For 2010! via TheELD.com

 

So now, head on over to Bride Tide, look for Every Last Detail, and take a look at all of the other amazing blogs on the list! Oh and of course look at today’s Real Wedding too! :)

 



by: Lauren

Happy New Year everyone! It’s surreal to start a new decade with 2010. It’s probably because growing up, I always thought of a decade as such a LONG time, and for the first time, I’m able to look back at the last decade and have legitimate memories. Yesterday on Twitter, there was a trending topic of #10yearsago, and mine was, “#10yearsago I had a childhood crush on my husband. I saw him at my brother’s wrestling matches and thought he was cute.”

 

I would have never thought that 10 years later I would be married to that boy at the wrestling matches, a wedding planner and a blogger. But here and I am, and I am SO incredibly excited for 2010! I’m making lists, rearranging things, and I feel like my head is going to explode with ideas and all of the things I want to do. I’m never one to make a “New Year Resolution”, I more of a planning and list-making kind of person. So, of course, I have to share some of these plans for 2010!

 

– Photo shoots for {ELD}…more to come soon, but GET EXCITED!!

– Building the {ELD} blog and making it a source for brides to find inspiration, resources, and insight into wedding planning

– Working a TON of events with MMD Events

– Prepping for the launch of Every Last Detail Events, estimated to be by 2011

– Learning and growing every single day

– Attending at least 1 seminar or conference focused on the wedding industry

– Everything that’s in store for the wedding industry in general!

 

These are just a FEW of the things that are running through my head right now. I just had to get some of them down on “paper”! How about you guys…what are you planning for 2010? Is there anything that you would like to see on {ELD}? I’ll be back to the regular posting schedule next week, but I’m always open to any suggestions!

 

And I want opinions…are you saying “twenty ten” or “two thousand and ten”? I’m think “two thousand and ten”, but I have a feeling it’s going to develop into just “twenty ten”….whatever it ends up being, it’s still 2010!!!



by: Lauren

With the coming new year (which has snuck up on me super fast), I’ve been thinking about all of the wonderful things that I’ve been blessed with in 2009. I know some have had a horrible 2009, but in terms of personal life events, my year has been pretty awesome! Of course I’ve also been making plans and setting goals for 2010, but since this IS the last day of 2009, I’m going to revel in the past.

 

In case you haven’t been following the blog since the very beginning, I thought I would share a little bit about what 2009 has meant to me!

 

In no particular order….

 

– I graduated college with a totally different degree than I planned for upon entering
– I
married my best friend and high school sweetheart, and had probably one of the best weddings my hometown will see in a while, so the guests say (until I start planning the weddings there of course)

 

Twists, Turns, and Blessings of 2009 via TheELD.com

 

– I started The Design Grove in July, and dove head first into the wedding industry
– I attended a wedding planner certification course and started apprenticing with different companies in the Tampa wedding industry, learning SO MUCH along the way
– I lost my job that I was miserable at, which turned out to be an incredibly HUGE blessing
– I was offered another “dead-end” job, had a revelation, turned it down, and decided to pursue my passion of working in the wedding industry
– Less than two weeks after being unemployed I took a job with the company I was apprenticing with, and for the first time ever I LOVE going to “work” and love my bosses and what I do!
– Relaunched my blog as
Every Last Detail to coincide more with what I aim to achieve with blogging
– Realized the incredible power of Twitter- the relationships made as well as the social networking amazingness
– Discovered the importance of having quality wedding vendors and doing research

 

It may not seem like much, but for a girl who wanted to be a dentist two years ago, I would have NEVER thought that I would be working in the wedding industry. If someone had told me a year ago that I would be a wedding planner and have a blog, I would have had a chuckle out of that. I have seriously been so incredibly blessed this year, and although nothing went the way I planned (except for a teeny bit of my wedding), I have learned to follow my heart and the gut feelings I have.

 

I want to thank EVERYONE who has supported me along the way and helped me realize my true potential (that’s my husband, family, friends, my bosses, and all of my Twitter friends)!

 

It’s definitely a journey, and I’m just now embarking on it. I can’t wait to see what 2010 and the next decade has in store for me!!