You know as planners we love our checklists and spreadsheets, and I was over the moon to find out that that same love applies to our bride in today’s blog, Kelly. She is an accountant so she may just love those spreadsheets a bit more! She was all over any checklist and knocked things out left and right, which made planning a breeze. It also helped that the vendors she chose are amazing and it does truly make life easier since should anything not go according to plan, you can be sure that you have a great team on your end ensuring that they will do everything in their power to make the day will go as smoothly as it can possibly be!
Now, onto their wedding story:
Kelly and Chris met in college, and both bonded over a love of food and sense of adventure. For their wedding at The Laurel, Kelly was drawn to a boho garden vibe with dusty blues and greens as the foundation for their wedding colors. To complete the look, her bridal party wore flowy dresses paired with floral crowns, while Kelly looked perfect in a Hayley Paige gown.
For their ceremony, they chose to incorporate pouring soil from both their households into a bonsai tree. Random fact: bonsai trees are miniature Japanese trees and decades will pass with it barely growing. My grandfather had some in Malaysia for as long as I have been alive, and every time I go back, there hasn’t been any change that I can discern. Maybe a leaf or two has grown. It definitely represents longevity!
It was a beautiful, summer wedding with free-flowing alcohol, an plethora of food and an abundance of love that surrounded the couple that day. Kelly + Chris’s wedding ended with the couple leaving the venue with a sparkler exit, before getting into a vintage car and driving off into the night. We have been so fortunate to meet some of the nicest people!
Below is the AMAZING review Kelly left. Thank you, thank you!
“We are so thankful we hired Sarah to help us plan our wedding! When I first started the wedding planning process, I thought I could do everything on my own without a wedding planner.
About 6 months into the process, I realized I was in over my head and felt very overwhelmed, so I reached out to Sarah. The flexibility of her packages and being able to add the services you need and subtract what you don’t need was perfect for me since I had already booked many of the major vendors for the wedding.
One of the most stressful things for me about the wedding planning process was the feeling of never knowing if I was forgetting to do something, and always feeling like I was behind schedule on booking vendors. Sarah took all that anxiety and worry away. I always felt at ease knowing that she was there overseeing the whole process, and that she wouldn’t let anything slip between the cracks.
She always reassured me that I was on the right track and made sure everything was coming together according to the timeline she set up at the beginning. I reached out to her with random questions many times in-between our scheduled meetings and she always replied promptly and was happy to help me with my questions.
Another thing I found extremely helpful was that she would be the contact for my vendors and answer their questions for me. This helped me save SO much time as I was very busy with work and I was having a hard time keeping up with all the emails from vendors. On my wedding day, I didn’t have to worry about anything and neither did my bridesmaids or my mother. We were all able to just relax and enjoy the day, Sarah took care of everything!
There were a few issues with my dress bustle at a couple of points during the day that seemed time consuming (a couple of the threads had ripped off and had to be sewn back on), and she could tell I was stressing out a little about it, so she made sure to ease my mind by telling me we had plenty of extra time in the schedule to account for these kinds of things.
She also brought my husband and me drinks while we were taking photos during cocktail hour so we wouldn’t have to miss out. Everything from start to finish went so smoothly, and we were so grateful to have her there to make our vision come to life!”
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