Thursday, August 27, 2015

Alison & Pierce's Wedding featured on The Knot!

I am so excited to share the news that Alison & Pierce's wedding was featured on The Knot Real Weddings and will also be featured in the upcoming magazine edition of The Knot Texas! :) Check out the link below!

The Knot- Alison & Pierce


Friday, August 14, 2015

Weddings to Celebrate :: Rachel & Michael

Rachel & Michael were so fun to work with while planning their dream wedding. What a fun night everyone had! Q Weddings did and amazing job a capturing this gorgeous celebration. 


{Cast of Vendors}

Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Kristin Shrimplin                 
Venue/Caterer/Cake: Driskill Hotel                 
Florist: Last Petal                 
Photographer: QWeddings                 
Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Arundel Ensemble                 
Reception Music: Blind Date                                   
Lighting: Ilios                  
Hair: Simply Mandy                 
MakeUp: Avery Allen                
Rentals: Marquee Rentals                 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Engagement to Celebrate :: Kaitlyn & Jacob

Kaitlyn and Jacob met on their first day training for a mission trip that they had both signed up for. They were headed to teach an english summer camp for Chinese children in Beijing. During this training course and five-week trip overseas, their friendship blossomed. They supported each other in one of the hardest experiences they had ever encountered in their young lives. Upon returning to the states, their friendship grew into something more. Jacob confessed his feelings for Kaitlyn and even though she admits she was scared to take the next step, they finally agreed to go on a date. 

Kaitlyn is going to school to become a secondary english teacher and Jacob will graduate with a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies in May. They are both students at Dallas Baptist University and passionate about helping people; especially through overseas missions. 

They are extremely excited to finish school, travel more, and serve others locally and overseas. Their hearts are so big for the people and places that God puts on this earth. They hope that their relationship is a testimony to God's faithfulness, and they are so thankful for the opportunity to love one another and build a life and family together. 

Just like the rest of us, they know the wind could blow them anywhere... and that is the beauty of it all!

Engagement Photos by Ian Harber


Monday, August 03, 2015

A Wedding Gift that #NailedIt

My husband and I recently moved, and we all know that the entire process can be a challenge! As newlyweds, we had boxed up a lot of our wedding gifts and waited to open and use them until we were in our new home. 

A few days ago while I was unpacking a box in the kitchen, I pulled out one of the most heart-felt and exciting gifts we received! It came from a friend whom I had met in grade school. We were part of a club cheerleading team called "The Super-squad" in San Angelo, Texas.

Fast forward near 20 years later, I had no idea what I was in for when I began opening her gift to us.
On the outside it is an insulated & monogrammed tote, and on the inside the real fun began! There were 6 bottles of perfectly selected wine, each with a note tied around it's neck. 

#1: "First Date Night" - Little Black Dress Wine - "Roses are red, violets are blue, throw on your little black dress and toast to a date night for two!"
#2: "First Fight" - Relax Wine - "When fights occur and tempers get hot, pour a glass and be thankful for what you've got. If you always agreed it certainly would be a bore. The marrying of a man & woman, surely there'l be more!"
#3: "First Home" - Cul De Sac wine - "The day you've dreamed of is finally here! The future that surrounds you with hope and fear. You've waited so long to finally plant roots, so toast with some wine and kick off your boots!"
#4: "First New Year" - Champagne - "On January first while sharing some kisses, drink this bottle to toast the new year as Mr and Mrs!"
#5: "First Anniversary" - Monogamy Wine - "You've been married a year, where did the time go? No longer newlyweds, now you're pros! Hope this day finds you in good health and spirit, keep saying I love you, one always needs to hear it. Now toast to this date, it's certainly not the last, and as you build your future don't forget about the past! Happy Anniversary!"
#6: "First Baby" - Barefoot Wine - "The news that a baby will soon share your life will make you a mother, not only a wife. You'll see them through good times and sometimes through bad, you're the loving mother and Nick the dearest Dad. Sadly he must drink this alone. As you sit with an empty glass, sit back and relax, nine months will quickly pass."

Now, if that isn't a great wedding gift I don't know what is! Pass the tissues please!


Thursday, July 30, 2015

New Venues to Celebrate: Lawless Kitchen & Spirits

Looking to host an non-traditional rehearsal dinner, welcome party or any cocktail-style event?  Check out the new Lawless Kitchen & Spirits, located above Sambuca!  Jaime & the fabulous Crystal Ballroom / Sambuca team oversee Lawless as well.  She hosted an event last night, and I enjoyed every minute of it (the food and spirits were exceptional & the atmosphere is spot-on).

Happy planning!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Venue to Celebrate :: Prospect House

Check out this new hill country venue, Prospect House. Set in native landscaping with modern architecture it offers a gorgeous array of indoor and outdoor spaces for your next celebration.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Weddings to Celebrate: Leah & Mark

I had an absolute blast helping Leah & Mark plan their April wedding. Each meeting truly was more fun then the last! Edmonson Photography captured this amazing celebration beautifully and were such a joy to work with!


{Cast of Vendors}

Venue: The Grove
Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo 
Photography: Edmonson Phtotography
Florist & Rentals: Blooming Gallery
Tent: Aztec 
Ceremony Music: Divisi Strings 
Reception Music: Jonny Black Productions 
Photo Booth: Shutterbooth Houston
Transportation: AFC
Getaway Vehicle: Monarch British Limos 
Hair & Makeup: Blush and Co.