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Wedding Reading: A Wedding Prayer by Robert Louis Stevenson

May 24, 2015

A Bride and Groom in Chairs during a Hora Dance

Lord, behold our family here assembled.

We thank you for this place in which we dwell,

for the love that unites us,

for the peace accorded us this day,

for the hope with which we expect the morrow,

for the health, the work, the food,

and the bright skies that make our lives delightful;

for our friends in all parts of the earth.



Love & Soul Always, Kay

(Photo: Stephen Bobb Photography)

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The Meaning of Everything

May 14, 2015
Not only is love everything, but everything is love.
Love is the soul of everything valuable. The most precious gift in the world given without love is worthless; the cheapest gift in the world given with love is priceless…. Everything valuable is made of love.
Your very existence is God’s love of you. Love is the meaning of life and the meaning of religion and the meaning of everything. —Peter Kreeft
-from Love Never Fails
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Event Planner Secret, Pre-Light Your Candle Wicks

April 10, 2015

Have you ever tried to light a candle and it just doesn't want to light?  It's weird, right?!? Well, imagine trying to do this in front of a church with 100+ wedding guests staring at you!

Here are our recommended steps for ensuring Unity Candle success!

  • Make sure that your wick is approximately 1/4" long.  If your wick is any shorter, your candle will probably not burn correctly.  This is especially helpful for pillar candles.
  • Pre-lit candles tend to light quicker, so we recommend that you pre-light your unity candles and let them burn for approximately 30 seconds before you blow them out.  Then, lighting them during the actual wedding ceremony should be a breeze!
  • And, while we are on the subject of candles, let's talk about those "dang blasted" grill lighters!!!  Just say no!  Instead, place a lit votive candle in front of your unity candle.  When family members light the unity candle tapers, they can simply dip their tapers into the prelit votive for a much easier light. (The fabulous Saundra Hadley shared the pre-lit votive tip with me years ago!)

Enjoy your wedding!

Love & Soul Always, Kay

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Wedding Day Love for Monica and Sharrod

March 25, 2015

Good morning friends!

While we wait for mother nature to bring us some sunshine, here's a colorful and vibrant wedding to keep you warm.  The colors and design of this Virginia wedding were inspired by a Kate Spade vacation tote owned by a member of our planning team!

A Bride and Groom Kiss at the End of Their Wedding Ceremony

Held at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia, this wedding was filled with pinks, oranges, greens, and silver colors.

Kate Spade Inspired Wedding Stationery

Monica honored her late father in a very special (and personal) way by placing his photo on her wedding bouquet.

The couple's wedding program (created by LePenn Designs) resembled a magazine.  You will see that the programs are just as colorful as the rest of the wedding design!

A Wedding Program that Looks Like a Magazine

And, how can you NOT love Monica's bridesmaid's response to the couple's kiss!?!  It's hilarious and so much fun!

Bride and Groom Kiss While the Wedding Party Looks On

Since their wedding day design was filed with so much color, we recommended a tone-on-tone ivory-colored wedding cake with the daintiest of sugar flowers on top.  To tie it all together, the wedding cake was placed on a fuchsia cake pedestal.

And, did we mention that Sharrod loves golf!  The Lansdowne Resort was a little slice of heaven for this golf lover.

The wedding reception was just as colorful as the ceremony.  Guests were treated with pink, green, silver and orange confetti, colorful table design, and the most adorable confetti style escort cards.  It made for a fun afternoon "day party!"

A Wedding Reception Table with Colored Goblets

A Wedding Reception Taxicab Sign


Love & Soul Always, Kay


(Photos: Michael Clark Photographer)

(Photo of the Stationery: Tatiyana Kent Photography)

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