Warming up these here vocal chords for tomorrow’s LIVE Q&A!! Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00PM EST.
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Don't Believe Me Just Watch!
So, what's the #1 frustration that new planners have? They all say that established planners aren't sharing information; there isn't any collaboration between the those who want to be planners and those who are already doing it. I totally get it. When I first started out, I couldn't get anyone to answer simple questions for me. I mean, I understand the competition issue but people get married every single day. There's enough room for everyone!
I spoke with a few of my students to get their take on how it feels to learn from an established wedding and event planner. I can tell you all day but I decided to show you.
How I Escaped Corporate America...one Planner’s Tale...lol!
I know how dramatic that sounds but that how I felt. Working 40+ hours a week in a cubicle was NOT the business!
“I thought I was going in for a check-up. I didn’t expect to hear that it was cancer,” Dede explained through her strong, syrupy, Southern twang. “I went to the appointment alone because we all thought it was just fibrosis. When they said it was breast cancer, I was shocked. The doctors talked for about an hour but I didn’t hear anything after ‘cancer.’ It was kind of like Charlie Brown’s teacher. All of the words were jumbled and nothing made sense.”
I met Dede through The Bert Show, a local Atlanta morning radio show. Our initial wedding planning meeting was during one of her chemotherapy treatments since she wanted to keep her mind off cancer and on the planning. “You know, life doesn’t stop because you’re engaged.” I laughed when Dede quipped, “life doesn’t stop because you have cancer!” That became apparent while trying to schedule the venue tour, dress fitting, and the meetings with the florist around chemo treatments and weekly activities with Dede and Stephen’s now blended family.
Dede & Stephen "Through Their Journey"
Dede & Stephen have let us into their lives in the most beautiful way. Thank you for being our inspiration.
Thank you Eric Blanks of Eric Blanks Media for this magical video! Coordination: Summer McLane of My Simply Perfect Events, Photography: Loyall Hart of Ross Oscar Knight Photography Venue: Atlanta History Center Dress: Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique Bouquet: SomeTheme to Talk About L.L.C. Tux: The Modern Gent Makeup: Paula Xiong The Bert Show.
** make sure to watch the video in HD!**
And then I get this in my inbox from Eric Blanks Media! Planning Hanz and Nisan's wedding was a dream. The fact that they trusted me with this insane idea and were so humble and appreciative, is why I do what I do. Every phone call, text, meeting was an absolute pleasure.
#fbf to Karida and Derrell's engagement!
When Joy heard that Derrell wanted to propose to Karida, she thought that her eddying would be the perfect place. Since everyone was coming to San Francisco for her wedding, Joy felt that the proposal would be that much more special.
Karida is in an African dance group and they all performed at the opening of the reception. Joy welcomed everyone and the cue to Derrell was when Joy said, "but first..." Then the music began...it's really magical. Karida had NO idea!
This is my absolute favorite moment from Sarah and Tommy's wedding last year! When he "takes her picture", the look on her face is just...everything. I've watched this video numerous times and I get choked up every single time.
Happy Anniversary, Beauties!
The dance room was a hit!!
Look what I found!!! Just in time for #tbt!
Blurred Lines had the party going!
The bride dancing with her brother to her favorite song.
Shantell & Corey's Ceremony Trailer!
Thanks MOBOC Productions!