Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Day-Of Coordinating & Itinerary Writing by Kristin

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Day-Of Coordinating & Itinerary Writing by Kristin

Today’s planner interview is with Kristin Thompson of Day-Of Coordinating & Itinerary Writing by Kristin of Denver, CO! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

There are many capable, budget conscious brides who can plan their own dang wedding, they just need some help executing what they’ve envisioned. I want to make their lives easier in 2 ways:

Location Independent Itinerary Writing: No matter where couples are in the world, I communicate via phone and email to guide them in putting logistics on paper to help ensure their day-of coordinator can make their wedding a dream come true.

Day-Of Coordinating: I execute the plans and absorb all of the stress while the bride and groom enjoy their wedding day.

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Happy (Yakiniku) Friday Roundups!

Happy (Yakiniku) Friday Roundups!
Photo credit: Flickr

Some may find the concept of having to cook your own food at a restaurant slightly ridiculous. Defeats the purpose of dining out, right? After all — you are paying to have the chef cook for you. Well, this week I decided to give the idea the benefit of the doubt and bought a Groupon for a local Japanese yakiniku restaurant.

Yakiniku translates to grilled meat and is similar to a Western BBQ. The only difference is that you’re in a restaurant with a large grilling pit in the middle of your table. You’re given bite-size pieces of meat and vegetables, prepared by the chefs — only you’re the one cooking it over real burning flames! You’re pretty much paying for the experience, and honestly, it was kind of fun. :)

So! Let’s grill on to this week’s roundups:

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Get to Know a Wedding Photographer: Divine Day Photography

Get to Know a Wedding Photographer: Divine Day Photography (4)

Today’s photographer interview is with Sandra of Divine Day Photography based in London, England! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

We are a group of three with fashion backgrounds. We all love our reportage, but do it with an editorial slant, and love to attempt to create a fine art look. I am Sandra von Riekhoff, the founder who started it back in 2007. We have managed to snap up a few awards along the way and have shot all over the world.

We have had the great privilege of being recently invited as one of Blenheim Palace’s select trusted photography firm which has had us dancing around a bit. To be honest, we are all saps who love a wedding, and do it because it’s possibly the nicest job in the world — along with perhaps being a champagne taste tester!

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Get to Know a Wedding Blogger: Maya Savanovich

Get to Know a Wedding Blogger: Maya Savanovich

Today’s blogger interview is with Maya Savanovich, contributing editor for Wed Me Pretty. Enjoy!

How did you get into wedding blogging?

I always thought I’d be a wedding planner. Loved dressing up Barbie dolls in wedding dresses and “organizing” a wedding with Ken (sometimes Action Man!), but somehow, my life took me on different path. Although I wasn’t in the wedding industry, I spent too much time on a daily basis looking at wedding pics and Pinterest! So I started writing. Since I didn’t have a blog of my own, I contacted wedding bloggers and asked them if I could write something for their blog and be a regular contributor. They really liked my articles so I decided one day that I should buy my own domain and start writing my own blog.

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Real Wedding: Brooke and Andrew’s Wedding by Eye Wander Photo

This equestrian themed real wedding comes to us from Aaron of Eye Wander Photo, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana! Here’s more about the wedding from Aaron:

This couple was sent to Japan to serve our country in the military five days after they got married. The wedding was in Pensacola, FL in her parents backyard. She was easy going and wanted her guest to have a lot of fun. She had horses there for the kids to ride. She also used one horse in some of their post wedding shots.

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WeddingLovely + Uber = Love! Get $30 Off Your First Ride.

Get $30 off your first ride with Uber

I love Uber. I love Uber. If you haven’t heard of Uber yet, Uber is an awesome app you can use to call a taxi, private black car, or rideshare. Instead of calling a traditional taxi service, you can use the app on your phone to set your destination, see nearby drivers, track your driver heading towards you (no wondering where the driver is as you’re waiting) and pay automatically for your fare (no calculating tip awkwardly at the end of the drive!)

In San Francisco (near where I am from and Uber’s original launching city), grabbing a taxi is pretty much near impossible. With Uber, I’m generally guaranteed a ride with no hassle within minutes of requesting a car. Amazing. It’s pretty much my fav new app.

More and more awesome couples are using Uber for their wedding transportation, for themselves and their guests, especially now that Uber has launched in most cities and countries worldwide. Even if they aren’t launched in your city yet, it’s worth it to grab the app since it’s invaluable when traveling and you’re in a strange city with strange cab companies.

Just imagine how pleased I was when Uber approached WeddingLovely for a great partnership — Uber is offering all new users $30 off their first ride.

  1. Simply download the app (available for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone)
  2. Enter the promo code WLOVELY
  3. …and you’ll get $30 deducted from your fare. Most rides will come in under than amount, so it’s basically giving you a free ride!

Not only can you use this code for yourself, but you can also print out the flyer above (download a large printable version here) and pass out to your wedding guests, friends, family, clients, and customers.

Love Uber like I do? Let us know your stories in the comments, and happy Uber-ing!

Real Wedding: Jessica and Rex’s Beach Wedding by Villetto Photography

Fall is almost here, but before we say goodbye to summer let’s enjoy one more beach wedding! Today’s real wedding comes to us from Kelly Villetto of Villetto Photography, based in Bradenton, Florida. Enjoy:

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Add Your Wedding Vendor Reviews on WeddingLovely!

Vendor reviews now added to WeddingLovely!

Now on all WeddingLovely vendor profiles, you can leave full reviews complete with star ratings!

WeddingLovely used to have a simple comment form, but we were plagued by spam — sometimes over 100 spam reviews a day were added from bots. We’ve worked hard to build a solution that is both easy to use as well as useful to both couples and wedding vendors.

Newly wedding couples can leave star ratings about their experience, as well as a public review (shown on the vendor’s profile page), a private review that is shown only to the vendor through their dashboard, as well as a private-to-WeddingLovely review that only we will see.

We’re dedicated to honest, real reviews, and we’re excited about bringing this crucial piece of information to all vendor profiles!

Married and want to leave a review for your vendors?
Login or create a WeddingLovely profile here to start adding reviews!

We’ve also added an email feature for vendors to request reviews from former clients —
click here to login and request reviews for your vendor profile with WeddingLovely!

What do you think? Would love your thoughts on this big feature release!

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Real Engagement: Shara and Robert’s Engagement Shoot by Farnaz K Studio

Real Engagement: Shara and Roberts's Engagement Shoot by Farnaz K Studio (11)

Today’s real engagement shoot, brought to us by the widely published fashion and wedding photographer, Farnaz K Studio is so quintessentially New York. I just love it and I hope you do too!

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Featured Wedding Invitation Design: Love Has Blossomed By Invitation Only Designs

Featured Wedding Invitation Design: Love Has Blossomed by Invitation Only Designs (1)

Today’s featured invitation design is an interpretation of a classic motif — cherry blossoms! Here’s more about the story behind the creation of the invitation from Jennifer of By Invitation Only Designs:

This invitation suite was designed for a shoot held in the Niagara Region, Canada amongst the blossoming cherry blossom trees. We wanted to portray a soft, romantic vintage feel. I like to design unique stationery whenever I get the opportunity, and this was one of the opportunities.

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