|Posted on November 26, 2016 at 11:10 AM|
I am blogging today about a subject very near and dear to my heart. If you are a guy (that doesn't like weddings) or you are not feeling all warm and fuzzy right now you may want to bookmark this page and come back a little later. Next week I will be blogging about the Carolina Panthers but right now...Its going to get a little syrupy in here for the most part. It's wedding season and I LOVE WEDDINGS!
Did I tell you that I love weddings. I am such a hopeless romantic. If I could, I would do as the young lady out in LA with the NBA husband that were married every year and had a wedding to boot. I would so do that! Aside from being a planner of weddings for others, I planned my own wedding and that of my closest friend. I have been a maid of honor and I took that honor very seriously. The wedding industry hasn't changed much in my opine from 2006 when I got married. Although, everything is bigger, faster, blingier and more easily scrutinized on social media. So you can't have a big, bad (not bad meaning bad but bad meaning good) wedding without the world knowing about it. And by the world, I mean the universe as in planet FB, IG, the Twits, and of course you know all of your wedding ideas will be chronicled on Pinterest. Which is where they came from in the first place.
My gorg couple Francoise and Raheem will enjoy a March wedding. They will have the luxury of that in between-ish Carolina weather whereby the temps will have just started inching up. No threat of snow in the Carolina's in March. This is my first March wedding, however I will say that the timing could not be better. We will have just recovered from the "AfterChristmasValentinesdayMarchMadness" craziness that occurs at the beginning of every year and like I said the weather will have just started breaking. I love that time of the year. It's when you anticipate the spring, just before Easter. But its still chilly enough to wear your fave blazer and a pretty scarf. You can still wear your bangs, or your hair down with no worries as the dreadful Carolina humidity has even come close to its peak yet.
Francoise and I have known each other since 1997. That's 15 years. That's a long time. She and I have similar interests, namely our impeccable taste in everything hair, makeup, shoes and fashion related. So it was only right that she hire me to coordinate her wedding Our kids play together and we talk weddings. They are just getting old enough so that we can have actual playdates and not just the chasing them around the house playdates, but they actually play now. We have started a tradition of spending Halloween together and its been fun.
Franny, as I affectionately call her is one classy lady. We talk wedding stuff all the time and we are now pulling into the home stretch on a March wedding that is going to be extraordinary! Francoise and Raheem are bling meets floral, meets classic southern charm, with a New York attitude all wrapped into one. She loves David Tutera, famed wedding planner. He likes remote control cars as well as tinkering with real cars. BTW she has about 5 pairs of wedding shoes picked out and will change dresses for the reception. Oh and her Pinterest wedding board is out of sight!!!
I LOVE working with Francoise, and this is, by far my favorite wedding yet. The year is still young. We have plenty of time to plan 2014 weddings. Well not plenty, but we have a little time.
If you have any planning needs, or even just questions about planning, getting started, or wedding coordination...Comment/Post here and I will get right back to you.