January 2012 Archives
We are fortunate in North Carolina to have so many beautiful options so close but it does make it a slight issue. Ken (that’s my fiance’s name), loves the beach and I love the mountains but there are some really great places right here in the Triangle as well. We have looked at Carolina Inn (we are huge UNC fans and Grads), The Grand Marquise (it is simply gorgeous inside), The Umstead Hotel (the outdoor weddings by the lake are truly beautiful) and Prestonwood Country Club (if I am going for a royal wedding that would be the perfect place).
I am really pushing for the mountains though. I really don’t think you can beat a view of the mountains on a clear day. An outdoor wedding there would be “purrfect”! I have a preference of locations as well. Banner Elk Winery on top of the mountain is completely breath taking and I like the fact that it is located in a sleepy mountain town. With that being said I really love going to Asheville and I think we would have a better chance of getting vendors at a reasonable rate because they won’t have to travel as far and there are more venue and vendor choices as well as more activities for our guests to do. We’ll see! I have to convince him first!
First, I would like to admit that I am in new territory since I am officially not only a wedding planner but also a Bride-To-Be!
If you have seen the 2001 movie “The Wedding Planner” with Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey, you may be familiar with the line from the movie, “Those who can’t do, teach? Those who can’t wed, plan.” Well that was the way I had been viewing my life until my boyfriend (now fiancé) popped the question. So now I am officially on the other side of the “ring” (diamond of course!).
I thought this would be an interesting experience to see how my expertise as a wedding planner would shape my wedding planning experience. I am presuming that I should not come across any problems, complications, or horrendous situations since I have a good idea of what I want and I know professionally how to get it.
Well, we’ll see!
I am hoping that while I am planning my wedding I will gained a more enlightened view of the experiences my Brides-To-Be go through on a more intimate level.
I will keep you all posted of everything good, bad and glamorous. And as every wedding planner says…”Happy Planning”!
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Your wedding is your wedding and no one else! After attending some weddings or even viewing some on TV I’m sure you are aware of the basic elements that make up a wedding but you’re probably searching for ways to make your wedding as unique as yourself and husband-to-be. Looking outside the box at other cultures and traditions is a great place to start.
For example, I’m sure you’re familiar with the unity candle and/or sand ceremony. Instead of candles or sand have you considered using marbles or rose petals for a little twist on tradition? Glamour Goddess Tip: If you are intending to keep the petals than use silk petals instead of real ones.
Just one way to make your wedding your own!