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    Why to hire a Wedding Planner

    So you just got engaged… and you are on the fence about hiring a wedding planner. Maybe you are thinking it is too expensive. Or your mom or MOH offered to help you. Perhaps you don’t want someone else to plan your wedding. Or maybe you plan on being a DIY bride. Whatever the reason, let me tell you why you are better off if you say YES to the planner.  I’m sure right now you are thinking “Alexandra you are a wedding planner of course you think it is important to hire one.” So in order to explain the importance of a wedding planner let me offer an analogy. …

  • Couple Spotlight,  Planning,  Stories,  Wedding

    A June Wedding

    There is nothing that I love more than a June wedding. June 23, 2018 we celebrated the marriage of Bill and Linda.  The ceremony and reception took place at a country club in Barrington, IL. We were able to use their fireplace room which made for a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony. We created a custom mantel design and partnered with our florist to finish our concept with beautiful pillars and arrangements.   With the brides love for color in mind we sat down with the florist and designed some bright and fun arrangements. This brought a lot more texture and variety to the room.  After the ceremony, cocktail hour took…

  • Dresses,  Planning,  Wedding

    Say Yes to the Dress

    If you follow us on social media (you totally should)… you know that it has been a personal goal of mine to gain experience in every aspect of a wedding. This is an incredibly important quality in a wedding planner, because then they can not only better understand the vendors but better service their clients during planning.  My current learning experience is in bridal fashion. I won’t say where, but I have been growing as a stylist there for the past five months. So I wanted to share with you some things that I have learned from being a bridal stylist. And if you haven’t already make sure you check…

  • Planning,  Princess Weddings,  Wedding

    Tale as old as time

    Disney Princess Weddings! As you might know, we are starting a new blog series...Disney Princess Weddings. If not, hakuna matata! Over the next several months I will be planning each Disney Princess's wedding! For this blog post I will be sharing what I have envisioned and planned for Belle's wedding. Please note that these images are inspiration that I gathered from Pinterest, not my personal work.

  • Planning,  Princess Weddings,  Wedding

    Princess Weddings

    I would like to introduce a new blog series that I will be working on. One where dreams come true and the magic is alive! Disney Princess Weddings!!  How this will work is each princess will get her own blog. In that blog, I will go through the major plans of her wedding! From the cake, to the venue, and of course the dress!  This blog series has a very special place in my heart. It combines two of my favorite things Disney and Weddings! I can't wait to get starting with each Princess's planning process. Over the next several months I will put together weddings for each of the…

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