If you've spent any amount of time getting to know us, you'll appreciate that we encourage creativity and broad thinking. We know that not every client has spent his or her life dreaming about their wedding day and that for those who do, their dreams are not exactly the same.
We're shocked sometimes - truly! - at the number of couples across the country who feel like the wedding industry leaves them out in the cold because their ideas are too crazy, too bold, or somehow fall under the label of "inappropriate." We are all too familiar with the stunned, blank stare that receives some of our off-the-wall suggestions.
It's so hard not to fold under the pressure of that which is "normal": a white wedding dress and men in tuxedos, an even number of bridal attendants of appropriate gender, neutral colors, a religious ceremony, served dinner and a stacked wedding cake, dancing and champagne. If you find yourself bending in a direction that makes you uncomfortable, step away from the planning for a moment. Clear your head of Pinterest and think about your favorite color, flower, or foods. Listen to your favorite music and dance around in your favorite clothes. Rediscover who you were before you became "A BRIDE" and ignore the voices in your head that say that a Catholic bride can't wear a red dress or that no one likes Cajun food or that khaki and champagne is the hottest neutral combination for 2016.
... then call your wedding coordinator and we'll remind you of things like this:
Sometimes white just isn't a bride's color. Purple suited this woman's personality so much better and she left a trail of glitter everywhere she walked. That wasn't even our favorite part! She and her new husband recessed after the ceremony to the tune of Billy Idol's "White Wedding" ad she danced with her dad to "Gangnam Style."
The couple that hoops and sings together shouldn't try to fit anyone's mold of "traditional." Boho/vintage style fit these two like a glove.
... and, let's face it, sometimes flannel is a lot more practical than a pashmina, especially at an October Barn wedding in Central Pennsylvania. The flannel was a great contrast to gold sequin tablecloths and a groom's cake crafted to look like a pickup truck.
We're here to help you realize that kooky idea that's bouncing around in your head. Your wedding day should reflect you: your love, your personality, and your hopes for the future. Your vendors should celebrate your special brand of crazy, your unique combined selves. We'll find a way to express that side of you on your wedding day while maintaining some sense of decorum and elegance so as not to make your grandmother uncomfortable. And before you say that it doesn't matter if people are comfortable: yes, yes it does matter. You are the host. Your responsibility is to make your guests comfortable.... but more on that another day.
Let your freak flag fly.
We think we know everything ... and that which we don't know, we'll re-post from our friends and colleagues!