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How weddings are changing

Say good-bye to rustic and hello to “old world luxury”. Organic meets industrial. Get creative with your menus. If you say “fresh from the sea”, let your guests know where it’s from. Lighting can completely transform your venue. It can highlight the important elements of…

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Confessions of Wedding Guests

I love it when I get true feedback from guests. Things to look out forĀ on your wedding day: Don’t single out the single ones! Bouquet and garter toss are not very enjoyable for your guests.. Talk to all of your guests and thank them for…

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Biggest wedding trends – 2016

According to some fancy statistics, I now know that couples are spending 20% more on their weddings than they did in 2015. that’s an average of over $12k, WOW! Here is the scoop on what is trending and here to stay: The focus is on…

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To blog or to not to blog

So, I just got back from an amazing wedding conference in Las Vegas and learned that you should do the whole blogging thing in a very consistent matter or not at all. Being consistent can mean once a week, twice a month, every season, etc….

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How to save $$

Spending money for your wedding is so easy but is it within your budget? 74 percent of couples end up going over budget, so here are some ideas on how to stay on track. Put a budget together before you start looking into professionals, wedding…

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It’s always fun to be working with friends in the community and re-introducing your business. Strings & Champagne Events has been around for over 10 years now, holy cow! But it’s always great to reach out and keep your name and info out there. Please…

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Styled Photo Shoot with Real Weddings Magazine

I had the pleasure of working with Real Weddings Magazine again to style and design a wedding photo shoot. I love it when they let me get creative! The theme was to find a piece of music that drives the emotion and then connect to…

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View from an intern – Want to become a wedding planner?

I receive a lot of inquiries from college students and others who want of find a new career and they ask if I have availability for an internship or a “start up job”. Recently, I asked one of my interns to describe her view and…

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Meet Me!

Hello Friends! I created an amazing behind the scenes wedding video with the help of BG CapturesĀ that I would like to share with you. Follow me around and see what I do while you as a bride and groom get ready and enjoy the before-…

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Lake Tahoe at its best

One of my favorite venues in and around Lake Tahoe is the West Shore Cafe. The couple can either have their wedding a few feet down the street, take the chair lift and do an amazing ceremony on the mountain top or they can choose…

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