Whew! It has been quite the busy event season and with our last wedding 2 weeks ago already, it ended on a great note! Well I should re-phrase, weddings are done for the year, but there are more events to come:)
September 27th I had the pleasure to work with Heather & Tom at the Eagle Rock Resort in Hazleton, PA. This basically was a destination wedding for them as both Heather and Tom live in Harrisburg. I began working with the two of them this summer when they contacted me about having various problems wrapping up the details being so far away. I had a great time getting to know the two of them and it was quite the adventure traveling to Hazleton and meeting all new professionals. As soon as I get pictures I’ll be sure to post. Thanks to the following for making Heather & Tom’s wedding so special!
Eagle Rock Resort
Harry C. Productions DJ
Janie Lou’s Cake Shop
Yes I know, I apologize! It’s been quite awhile since my last post but it’s also been a little busy around here. However, I had a moment so I wanted to let you know how Elizabeth & Dave’s wedding went. It was held at the Hershey Lodge September 30th and after close to 2 years of planning, it was bitter sweet to see this come to an end. I had so much fun getting to know the families that I can honestly say, when we had meetings, it never felt like work. More like friends getting together. I wish they were all like that! So here are a few pictures Tara was able to snap before the doors were opened. Also check out Leslie’s blog for more photos. I only wish I would have taken pictures of Sunday’s brunch…a down-home southern pig roast. Although I’m not a huge fan of meat, or being able to see where the meat comes from, it was still a fun time and even I will admit, the food tasted great!
Thanks to all the vendors who pulled the day together!
Hershey Lodge – a special thanks to Sarah for taking over and doing a tremendous job!
Dingeldein Bakery and Sweet Confections Cakes
Mack Video Productions
Leslie Gilbert Photography
I’ve been told by many of my brides that their favorite part of the wedding process was looking forward to their honeymoon. I completely understand because it’s that “reward” for all your hard work put in the last couple of months and it’s a wonderful time to relax with your new husband. Honeymoon’s involve planning too, and often times, brides forget that part. I often hear that the groom is in charge of the honeymoon plans or that the couple will be planning it themselves. This always worries me because like a wedding, your dropping a lot of money in hopes that everything will turn out just the way you imagined. So, just like you would hire a wedding planner to make sure those expectations come true, you also need to consider hiring a travel agent to make sure your honeymoon dreams come true.
When looking for a travel agent you want to look into their specializations. Do they plan family vacations, destination weddings, honeymoons? Some one that specializes in a certain travel area will have more contacts and resources to give you. They can also save you a lot of money when it comes to knowing what strings to pull. You also want to check into references. The Internet is a wonderful thing these days and makes it easy to find compliments and complaints on businesses. An agent that I will always recommend is Lindsey Hoffman with Ultra Tech Travel. Lindsey came highly recommended to me and throughout our time working together I see why. She has given my bride, who is getting married in Jamaica, awesome service. I know that if anything were to happen before or during the wedding or honeymoon, Lindsey would be one phone call away to make things right, and that’s peace of mind that’s worth every penny!
Okay, well not until November of 2009, but I’m so excited! My good friend Kelly, and now bride, just got engaged this past Sunday and we’ll be planning her destination wedding at Sandal’s Negril, Jamaica. Kelly knew her ring was in the works all summer long so like most eager brides-to-be, she began scouring websites and magazines. Yesterday we met with Julia from Love2bcreative who took her ideas and designed the perfect save the date card to get things started. How beatuiful!
I don’t know about you but I love free stuff! A few months ago I stumbled upon a very cool blog call Free Design Goodies by a company called Design is Mine. This blog features very cool freebies and giveaways all over the web making it simple to find fun stuff. I check it once a week to see if there’s anything usable…Like computer desktops. I get bored easily so I’m constantly downloading new quirky designs for my computer. Here are a just a few links from the blog that may just come in useful for your event. I’m sure you can find fun ways to incorporate these freebies!
If anyone left me a voice message yesterday and you did not receive a call back yet, please either email me or call again. Yesterday I was running a golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Harrisburg and lost my little green phone in the large green golf course! Luckily Verizon hooked me up with a new phone which I am very excited about….it’s the little things in life!
Sorry, no tidbits for today. I came home to over a 100 legitimate emails and a office full of paperwork to sift through. I love getting away, but it’s always a struggle to get back into the groove of things the few days afterward. So I decided to take a break and instead tell you what I was up too for my “vacation”!
- jamie + phil
Well as you can see from the picture above, we had a blast:) Phil and I went with our church’s worship team to a music conference called Worship God 08 in Gaithersburg, MD. We spent 4 days and 3 nights totally immersed in music and it was soo refreshing. It was nice to take a step away from the event planning world and get connected again with my passion for music…I think everyone needs this from time to time.
We all learned a tremendous amount about music ministry, musicality, & becoming a “team”.
The only downside to the whole thing was that I didn’t sleep very well so it’s going to take a few days for me to get back into the swing of things so bear with me! I hope all of you in the near future take time to step back from your careers and focus for a few days on your other passions!