Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tom&Jessy's Wedding, Wedding Coordinator + Menomonie WI

Meet Tom&Jessy...
they are one of the sweetest couples you will ever meet.

I first met Tom about 7 years ago at church. When I saw a picture of he and Jessy dating, I instantly knew I would be friends with her. The first time we sat down and chatted, I was proven right. She sparkled. A few weeks later, Tom proposed and that week in my inbox was an email from Jessy asking me to be their wedding coordinator. I squealed with delight. Internet friends, it was not an inside squeal! It went something like this: "EEEEE!!! TOM PROPOSED AND THEY WANT ME TO BE THIER COORDINATOR" to Robby, to which he smiled at me while I danced [yes, I danced].
Helping them plan their wedding was a joy for me. I had never seen Tom like this:he was completely head over heels smitten by this amazing girl with blond hair and sparkling blues. Sometimes in the midst of our planning I would look up and they would just be gazing into each others eyes [yes, my job is pure joy].

Their wedding day shone on Sunday, June 20th and I worked alongside these amazing vendors:
Mai, Jake & myself! [not as sweaty as was to come!]

Photography - Jacob Preedin

Jessy is suave & such a beauty!
These pictures are amazing! Jake did such an amazing job and I can't wait to work with him again. :)
The flowers made me swoon. And I don't usually swoon over flowers. Lacy is the most amazing florist and to top it off, she is super sweet!
oh, peony, you are my favorite flower...
Holy cool boutonniere!
Jessy did an amazing job tying in the peonies to other elements like her programs.
The Raw Deal is an amazing venue.
I want to make a special point to show how killer these tin ceilings are! LOVE.
The food was amazing made from The Raw Deal, Jessy & Tom's friend Mary,
and Legacy Chocolates.
Jessy made 'flair' for all the guests. She spent hours making these buttons
and I would say they were worth the time! Huge hit & so much fun!
Best cupcakes ever.
Tom&Jessy, I love you guys! Thank you for allowing me into this most important day of your lives. May the Lord continue to bless your steps as you walk closely with one another and Him.
Much love,

Monday, July 26, 2010

real beauty.

It's been a long day but Internet friends, I cannot go to bed without giving you a peek on what's to come. I am oozing with delight about this wedding all over again. Can we just sneak back to the day? [please, oh please?]
Tom&Jessy were married June 20th and beauty literally surrounded them.
It's just breathtaking. I think you will agree.

Stay close by for there is so much more to come on this amazing couple...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

signature drinks.

I have to admit: I'm all about making your wedding day your own. It's what defines me and sets Elizabeth Anne Weddings apart.
I am in love with details that personalize.
So - of course this new trend of signature drinks is making me giddy.

for-real, how delightful is this?
What is your signature drink, my lovely internet friends?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

a treasure.

Today was a day. You know, the kind of day where your like "what am I doing? I feel all wrong" - kind of day. A day where at the end of it, your head is pounding and all you want to do is crawl in bed and move on. Yah, it was that day. And than, suddenly something changed.
Tonight as I got in bed and looked around my room, my eyes fell on a small girl made of clay. She is wearing a wedding gown and is holding blue flowers. Her veil is a bit broken in the back because she has traveled with me since I was 7 years old. She is the gift my mom and dad got for me when they first went to visit Israel. She is a bride.
I have always had her. She has been on many different shelves, seen many different states, and yet has remained solid in form. Always smiling. Always there.
Out of all the gifts that my mom and dad could have gotten for me, they got me her.
To me, this is reminder that the Lord knew all the way back than, that this was to be my profession, my gifting, my calling.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and future.."{Prov. 29:11}
He sees my heart, has known my desires and is blessing my hands.
I love that this was my gift 24 years ago and it is still such a treasure to my heart-more than it has ever been.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

DIY flower bracelets

Not to take away anything from you fabulous flower vendors who I love - this is just too fab to not post for those wants to save a bit of green and do it yourself! Give these away to your mom and mother-in-law, as well as grandmas-whoever! :) enjoy!

DIY: How to Make a Wristlet from Elysium Productions on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

insiders scoop.

confessions of a wedding coordinator....

* I get bored by photos of weddings that have zero personality. Dear friends, personalize your wedding...and if you need inspiration go to this site. Inspiration will be oozing from your pores. Promise.
* I miss my clients post-wedding. They become friends to me through the planning process.
* I'm sad when I don't get an invite to weddings that are far away. I know I can't come. You know I can't come. Still-can't I gaze at your lovely invite all the same? Today, though, I happily got the mail and received this lovely....

Can't read it? That's because it's in Hebrew. Yes, Internet friends, my friend in Israel remembered me. Sweetness.
* If I wasn't a wedding coordinator, I would be a wedding photographer.

Tell me what are your confessions?!
I promise, next post will be filled with less about me and more delicious-ness to vibe your senses!