Get to Know a Wedding Planner in Anaheim, CA: Exceptionally Yours Weddings & Events (1)

We’re so pleased to bring you this interview with Crystal, the owner of Exceptionally Yours Weddings & Events based in Anaheim, California! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I graduated from CSU Dominguez Hills in 2013 with a degree in Psychology and Marketing. While in school, I started working as a dance teacher, helping a lot of my dance studios put together their huge recitals. After spending a couple of years coordinating dance recitals with up to 350 kids, I decided to expand my horizons and go into wedding and event planning.

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Modern and Romantic Wedding Invitations by Affordable Wedding Invites (3)

Today we’re delighted to bring you this featured invitation design by Affordable Wedding Invites, based in Salem, IL! A bit about the invitation:

Sarah and Kevin wanted something modern but romantic to represent their union in a historic trolley station. The Tadtman’s tied the knot in the spring at Californos in Kansas City, Missouri. The venue features their infamous Trolley Barn, built in 1903, along with a courtyard, grand ballroom, Westport room, saloon, bar & bistro and a stunning library mezzanine overlooking the ballrooms.

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Are Custom Invitations Right for Your Wedding? (5)

We’re so excited to bring you a guest post today from Persnickety Invitation Studio! Enjoy:

With an infinite amount of options to choose from, deciding on a wedding invitation is tricky. Choosing whether to go with an album invitation or a custom invitation can make the decision even more of a challenge!

What do we mean by an album invitation? Persnickety is pleased to offer several lines of invitation designs from different national manufacturers, including Carlson Craft, Designers’ Fine Press, William Arthur, and Crane brands.

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We’re excited to bring you a pair of videos featuring Central Park, submitted by Peter of Our Wedding Officiant NYC! Enjoy:

The “small wedding” trend continues to grow, and for couples living in and visiting New York, that increasingly means holding their wedding in Central Park. New York City wedding officiant and Central Park Wedding expert, Peter Boruchowitz, says that’s not surprising. “For New Yorkers,” he says, “Central Park is the outdoor space that’s a part of our homes. Also, Central Park can be intertwined with our romantic lives: dates to see concerts at the band shell or on the Great Lawn, or Shakespeare plays that we’ve seen at the Delacorte Theater, picnics at the Sheep Meadow we’ve had with our friends, street performers that we’ve watched on the mall or at Bethesda Terrace, and, of course, long romantic walks by the lake, through the Ramble, in the gardens. So for New Yorkers, holding a wedding here is like getting married in your backyard.”

At 840 acres, that’s a lot of backyard to cover. That’s why Peter is adding new episodes to “The Central Park Wedding Tour”, a series of short Youtube videos that takes you to the most popular Central Park wedding spots. In each video, Peter walks the viewer through a location in the park while describing its attributes as a wedding ceremony venue: the nearest entrance to the park, wheelchair accessibility, the number of people that can be accommodated, whether there are restrooms nearby. Along the way, he throws in interesting tidbits about the location’s history, relates a charming little lesson on wedding ceremonies in Shakespeare’s comedies, and even plays all four parts in a string quartet.

As fun and informative as the videos are to watch, Peter says he made them to be practical. “My Central Park wedding couples were always asking me where to hold their ceremonies, but a place that is perfect for one couple might not fit another couple’s vision,” he says. Now, Peter refers couples planning a Central Park Wedding to his Youtube channel. His experience, he added, let’s him anticipate and answer questions that are specific to couples getting married in the park, “I can tell a bride or groom that there is a bench here so grandma doesn’t have to stand, but in a video I can show them the bench.” Some questions don’t come up until the wedding day itself. Peter says that he always hears guests ask the bride or groom about the name of a place, or it’s history, or the meaning of an esoteric plaque there. People who have watched the tour already know the answer!

Since half of the weddings Peter performs are for destination wedding couples visiting New York from out of state or from abroad, the videos are particularly useful for them. “If you’re from Melbourne, Edinburgh, Toronto, or Pittsburgh, you can’t just walk through the park one Sunday six months before your wedding date and pick a place,” he notes. “That’s why the tour shows each location from different vantage points, and that’s why I try to move around as much as possible. So viewers get the ‘feel’ of being there with me.”

The latest Central Park Wedding Tour videos, debuting this fall, include the six-acre formal Conservatory Garden on Fifth Avenue and the Dene Summerhouse, a charming vine-covered gazebo nestled high among the parks famous granite outcrops. Peter plans to keep adding new episodes to the Tour as his schedule allows.

So great! For more about Our Wedding Officiant NYC, check out their WeddingLovely profile or head straight to their website.

Rustic Wilderness Adirondack Lake Wedding (24)

Today we’re thrilled to bring you this gorgeous rustic wedding submitted by Natasha Shapiro Photography! About the wedding:

Chelsea and Nick’s Adirondack Lake Wedding was an absolute stunningly beautiful DIY day. The wedding took place at Chelsea’s family lodge deep in the Adirondack wilderness right on a small lake. Guests arrived from all over the North East but had to be picked up by boat and then driven down a 6 miles of dirt road to reach the venue, and every single item (florals, tent rental, food) has to be scheduled to arrive via boat!

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Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Hoopla House Creative, LLC. (6)

Today we’re delighted to bring you this feature and interview with Lindsay of Hoopla House Creative, LLC., based in Buffalo, NY! Enjoy:

Tell us about your story and your business:

Hi! I’m Lindsay Williams. Designer, entrepreneur, dog mom, new wifey, proud Buffalonian, and owner of Hoopla House Creative. I started this little business of mine from my living room couch, all by myself working day and night building my dream. As a trained graphic designer from Syracuse University, I was working as a Creative Director at the time and needed a little escape from the corporate world of advertising.

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Beachy, Romantic Wedding at Cabo Bello Beach (40)

We’re loving this gorgeous, romantic beach wedding submitted by Events by Bliss! From the submitter:

Priscilla and Thomas said “I Do” at Cabo Bello Beach located in Cabo San Lucas. Their destination wedding held the earthly vibes and excitement as expected from every Mexican wedding.

Priscilla donned a long gown that was decorated with an embellished bust and a cinched waist. The gorgeous white gown fell to her ankles covered with a delicate, lace veil. The bride’s face was uncovered by locking her top braid back and pinned to secure the veil. The only accessory accompanying her outfit was her bright smile and flowers provided by ​Cabo’s Flowers and Cake​.

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Claudia and Isabella's Offbeat and Colorful Wedding (32)

Today we’re delighted to bring you this gorgeous wedding photographed by Fabio Marras Photographer, based in Cagliari, Italy! From the photographer:

When I met Claudia and Isabella for the first time, we entered immediately in confidence, they are two lovely woman from Sardinia, Italy really spontaneous and love their life. Because they never done a photo-service before, we decided to make a engagement photo-session. When I was in front of them I immediately felt the strongness of their love. On July 7, 2018 Sardinian Pride day was the Wedding Day, both get dressed in the same home near Cagliari, surrounded by fantastic friends. Than we moved to a really small ville 40 minutes far from Cagliari: Suelli. There you can find Casa Ruda, a 400 years old mansion, we had the ceremony at orangery. All the ceremony was emotional, at the end one bride grandmother surprised all making a speech, everybody, me included, were crying :-D

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Boho-Chic Colorado Wedding (8)

Today we’re excited to bring you this set of details from a gorgeous boho-chic wedding, submitted by Morris & Company Designs! A bit about the event:

Boho-chic looked superb on Shannon and Andrew as they made their Colorado wedding at Skylight Denver one to remember! The quaint, industrial space made for a cozy scene and allowed them to have an intimate wedding without sacrificing beauty. The entire theme of the day was actually centered around art, geometric shapes, and metal, and how it symbolized their journey as a couple.

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Rustic and Elegant Beach Styled Shoot (8)

Today we’re excited to bring you this gorgeous beach styled shoot that makes me want to run away to Cabo. From Bliss Events, the submitter:

Incorporating the various styles that could compliment beach-side events, Bonnie and her team created a few designs to capture the elegance and energy of the Cabo beaches. The shoot includes a rustic theme, as well as a crystal and blue theme for all outdoor seating. She also adds her personal style with beach lounging which are becoming more common for seaside weddings. WIth the creative eye of Bonnie Chase with Bliss Events and the photography skills by Anna Gomes, they were able to capture various styles that could dress up coastal weddings and events.

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