Thursday, August 21, 2014

Naturally Flavored Water

Serve your guests refreshing beverages at your outdoor wedding. You won't regret these tasty naturally flavored waters.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weddings to Celebrate: Angie & Todd

I am so excited to share these beautiful photos of this incredibly sweet couple. Morgan Lynn Photography truly knocked it out of the park {as always}!


{Cast of Vendors}

Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo
Videographer: Cimo Productions 
Florist/Rentals: Plants n' Petals
Bride's Cake: Susie's Cakes
Groom's Cake: Village Bakery 
Ceremony Music: Dave Zeger Entertainment
Reception Music: Matchmaker

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

How to Keep Rain from Ruining Your Wedding Day

When we dream of our wedding day as little girls, we never dream it will be set in the middle of a rainstorm, thunderstorm or worse (here in Houston, hurricanes and tropical storms are a possibility several months out of the year).  However, now that you are engaged, this is something you must consider.  Don't make the mistake of being an ostrich (by sticking your head in the sand) when it comes to increment weather.  It happens!  And it does NOT have to ruin your day.  Here is how...

  1. Before you ever select a venue for your ceremony / reception, ask yourself one very important question:  How would I feel if it rains on my wedding day?   If the answer to that question is, "NOOOO!  It can't rain!" … choose an indoor venue.  In fact, if on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being "NO!"), you are a 6 or above … choose an indoor venue.  Rain is not something that can be controlled (and judging from the typical weatherman, it's not something that can be well-predicted either).  If that uncontrollable element would ruin your day, remove it from the equation by selecting an indoor space.  
  2. If you are a 5 or below on the scale above, then you could likely choose a venue with an outdoor event option.  However, make certain that you have a "Plan B" in place.  And make sure you are completely comfortable with that Plan B.  If you are not comfortable with the venue's rain option … don't choose that venue.  
  3. Once you have selected a venue and are comfortable with the rain option it has, keep that Plan B in mind during the planning process.  Will the decor you selected work if it rains?  Will the musicians you selected be okay if it rains?  How do the photographers you interview feel about rain?    These questions don't need to be at the forefront of your thoughts.  However, they should be asked and you should be comfortable with the answers before hiring the vendor.  
  4. If you are hosting your wedding in a city / state were severe weather could occur (hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.), purchase an insurance policy.  Many companies (including your homeowners insurance) can write one-time policies that cover weddings.  
  5. Enjoy the day, regardless of the weather.  Embrace it!!  Overcast clouds can often make for the best outdoor picture lighting.  Fun boots, umbrellas and a smile add to those pictures as well.  (Here is a great example of a rainy-day wedding that turned out beautifully.  It was a wedding I coordinated a couple of years ago, and it was published in Style Me Pretty soon after.)  Google "rainy day wedding" and you'll find lots of beautiful images to help ease your worry.  :)
Happy planning!!

Picture taken by Jessica Moore, with her iPhone during a rainy ceremony.  :)

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Wild & Free

When I started working with Something To Celebrate, I thought that this would be an outlet for me to enjoy beautiful things and live vicariously through my clients. In reality, y'alls weddings make me want to have several more of my own! New trends always speak to my multiple personalities and wedding flowers are are at the top of my list right now.

I have recently become obsessed with large bridal bouquets that are a bit wild and undone, full of bright colors, and look like they belong to a bride that I need to be friends with. These are some of my favorite bouquets floating around the internet and they just make me smile :)

These first two are from a local vendor, The Moss & Rose. Lucky for me, Jody has floral workshops and popup shops throughout the year so I have a chance to enjoy her beautiful work and don't even have to be a bride! (Husbands, take note!)

I'm not sure who the florist is for this one, but I sure wish I was invited to this wedding! So romantic.

seen on this blog and photographed by Jen Huang
I don't even know what type of flower this is, but isn't that the most perfect shade of peachy-pink?! Beautiful work by Poppies & Posies on the east coast.

This next one is high on 'frequently viewed' list. I have followed Benfield Photography out of Arkansas for years and his best friend recently got married. This is a borrowed Instagram photo of Pigmint's amazing work. I can't wait to see the professional photos!

Now let's all pretend we can frolic through fields and create our own beautiful bouquets this weekend!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

One of our beautiful Ma Maison weddings featured on Style Me Pretty!

It's always an honor to have one of our weddings featured by Style Me Pretty, and this on at Ma Maison is no exception! Kudos to the Something To Celebrate team, led by the ever-fabulous Jacklyn Rudd!

Click here for the entire post.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ceremony Arch Ideas

I'm in the process of helping my November client find options for her ceremony arch and have come across some beautiful ideas. Take a look at these gorgeous wedding arches.