We’re thoroughly excited to present Brooke and James, who were married at The Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC. This fun loving couple shared plenty of laughs and added their own personality and style to their elegant wedding décor. The beautiful … Continue reading →
Themes are a big part of any occasion and gives you the opportunity to express your personality. Themes are great for birthday parties and holiday events! Themed weddings are also a big hit. One of the most popular themes would … Continue reading →
Whether you realize it or not, lighting plays a huge part in the atmosphere of the event you’re planning! Proper lighting can open up a space and make the area seem larger than what it may be. In retrospect, dim … Continue reading →
The Pros Indoor wedding venues are typically chosen first when it comes to selecting the type of wedding you would want. Indoor venues are great because they’re like a blank canvas. You can do whatever you want with the space … Continue reading →
Having an outdoor event is a great way to use nature as your muse. The seasons can have a huge impact on your setting and nature is always a good backdrop for any venue. From sand and sea to babbling brooks or beautiful forestry, having nature on your side is a great Pro.
Beautiful outdoor venue. Makes for a great photo shoot!
The natural scenery provides a majority of the décor you’ll need for your setting, which makes it a budget friendly option. Another Pro of having an outdoor gathering is the intimacy level of the event based on the size of the outdoor setting. Small outdoor venues such as a backyard or private beach, provides an intimate space for those close to you. A large outdoor venue such as a golf course provides enough space for large parties, keeps the mood light and doesn’t make the guests feel like they’re crowded.
A nice outside outdoor set-up.
-Although very beautiful, holding an outdoor event comes with a few pitfalls. First, when outdoors, you are exposed to all of the elements, and unfortunately weather is not always on your side. On any given day, especially with the unpredictable weather patterns of the summer and spring, what was supposed to have been a beautiful spring day can turn into nightmare; if you’re not prepared with a Plan B covering or alternate space, weather can pose an unexpected danger to your event.
Outdoor events also mean unexpected weather!
Having an outside even can also mean a sudden gust of cold air or some guests being positioned under the beaming sun. Outdoors can also deliver other unforeseen drawbacks, such noise from neighboring events, traffic, or airplanes flying above, which can make it difficult to hear the ceremony or chat with guests. Pests can also make an outdoor event quite irritating. Lastly, for guests who are asthma and allergy sufferers an outdoor event can be unbearable if they haven’t prepared by taking the proper medication.
I apologize that it has been almost a week since my last post. I was at a destination wedding in Hawaii. Clearly, not a bad way to spend a week. While enjoying the reception and talking with guests, I kept overhearing people wonder how the bride could afford this wedding. “She has so much debt. Does Jeff know?”
This got me to thinking about marriage and full disclosure. The idea of marriage is that you are committing yourself to another person, you are becoming one, you are a team for better or worse and for richer or poorer. Most of the time the latter statement is associated with financial futures, but what many couples often forget is your financial pasts are now linked as well.
Of course this is not the most romantic thing to say, but every couple needs to have a financial discussion before agreeing to…
Spring is the perfect wedding season for bright colors and lovely pastels. It’s such an appealing season because of the inspiration nature brings. Spring offers an array of color schemes to choose from. Here are a few ideas that can … Continue reading →
Any great social event has the appropriate food and appetizers available for guest. When it comes to large events, a buffet style table setting may be perfect for the occasion. However, there should be a particular order to the set … Continue reading →
Big, small or kind of strange, centerpieces are an integral part of event planning. Centerpieces help tie in all of the essential elements of an event by showing the hosts personality, creating flow with the decor, and adding a focal … Continue reading →
Deciding on how you should run your party is a big decision in the party planning process. With so many DIY projects available, people are opting to do everything themselves to cut down on costs. But that can be overwhelming … Continue reading →