Couples hope when selecting that special day; one out of 365, that perfection will follow and all things will come together. As a planner I stray away from optimism, and try to think of everything. Often staying up late strategizing on plan b; negotiating with the florist, the caterers, the venue and others so that you don’t have to. Working on the fly to switch gears and execute the event with minimal disruptions. If there is one piece of advice that I can give my clients it is: panic does nothing to change the outcome of your event and this is so important to remember.
Repeat this through the planning process, make this your mantra, heck, let’s monogram it on some napkins if that helps! Trust me, if clouds start looming, a vendor falls through, or God forbid, a wardrobe malfunction occurs the day of or even the week before your big day; don’t panic; go to your planner, explain your concerns and sit back while we work to ease the anxiety. It’s very likely we already have a plan for what you are thinking of!
Nearing the eve of Ashley & Brian’s big day Hurricane Harvey was predicted to make landfall on the Louisiana coast. Weather predictions aside; Ashley kept calm, her preparedness allowed her to focus on what was really important; the union between her and Brian, all the family that came together and the future that would follow with Brian by her side.
Ashley and Brian were lucky enough to be the first wedding with new owners at Masion de Macarty; a Bed & Breakfast. After receiving an extreme facelift; this staff proved to be an ease to work with. Our teams were tasked with turning the ceremony configuration into the reception space with a 20 minute time limit. It was all hands on deck in the 100+ degree heat, setting up a 100+ seated dinner arrangement all the while, changing the floor plan in response to unforeseen issues.
Despite the things that could have gone wrong and were out of this couple’s control; that wasn’t their focus. Their demeanour, trust in each other, supportive family and reliance on me as their planner, made their special day come together flawlessly. With the culmination at the end of the night the wedding party, guests and family, jumping in the pool, celebrating with style! Talk about an unplanned event, but worth a lifetime of memories.