Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bridal Fashion!

I just had to share the bride's gown and bridesmaid dresses with you all! These are AMAZING!!!!! From 100 Layer Cake

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Love From the Mother of the Bride


I absolutely love wedding coordinating. I feel so lucky that I get to wake-up every day and do something I am so incredibly passionate about. It is emails like the one below that make me fall that much more in love with my job :)

Lauren,
I know I said it many times last night I just want you to know that you were the best part of the wedding other than the bride and groom of course! I don't know what I would have done without you. My husband runs a very large company and he told me he wishes he had employees that were exactly like you. I didn't have to worry about a thing which let me enjoy every minute of the night. My husband had to leave the country today for a week but upon returning he wanted to send a letter to the head of your company letting them know what a fantastic job you did. I will miss seeing and talking to you because you've become a good friend to April and I in a very few short months. God has blessed you with a genuine true loving heart and it shows through all your hard work. Thanks again for making the wedding a true success. I will definitely be recommending you to everyone I know. Thanks again for everything!

Love,

Kim Edwards

It was such a pleasure working with Kim & April on this beautiful wedding! Pictures to come soon!

Love,

Rated as Top Five Percent

Just received the below email. Woohoo!!



Dear Jessica,

Congratulations! We are excited to announce Something To Celebrate has been chosen to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011. This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate quality and service excellence in the wedding industry.

WeddingWire would like to commend you for your excellent service and dedication to the wedding industry over the past year!

Best,

The WeddingWire Team

Monday, January 24, 2011

More Love from a Previous Bride

Two weekends ago I coordinated a destination wedding for an adorable couple. I can't WAIT to share the pictures Craig with Studio 563 captured. It was BEAUTIFUL. Until then though, here is an uber-sweet email from the bride. Adore her. (And because I don't like posts without pictures, here is one of her adorable little cake - taken by one of the wedding guests.)




And here is her sweet thank-you email...


Hi Resha,

We are in Fiji loving it, but of course I am taking a break from the stunning ocean and sunshine to get online for wedding photos! Anyhoo, seeing some of these made me realize again how grateful we are to you... I can't believe how perfectly everything worked out and mostly how much fun we had. It was more perfect than I could have ever imagined and you made sure that every little thing we wanted from the gazillion photos, to family flash mob, bollywood dance, etc...etc... happened seamlessly. We love you and I miss you! Hope you are recovered and all is well with the kiddos/Gabe.

Jaya


xoxo,

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Love from a Bride

Emails like this just make my day. I love Erin. I would coordinate a wedding for her again any day.
Resha,

Just looked at your blog and wanted to thank you for the kind words about our wedding. My mom and I agree that you were the best decision we made during the entire process. Everyone is still talking about the wedding and how wonderful it was. One thing that was mentioned to my Mom by several of her friends was how relaxed we all were and how well the wedding flowed. That was absolutely because of you! My parents actually went to the bar with all of our friends after the wedding! So glad that they could enjoy themselves instead of being exhausted from runnning around trying to keep everything on time. You handled everything perfectly and were able to make 550 "country folk" actually sit down and have a nice meal! After it was over, I was hoping that you wouldn't think I was a "bridezilla"! I'm actually a very laid back person, but I didn't want that day to be chaotic! Dolly and Mary love you and said they wish they could work with you at every wedding they do! I will recommend you to anyone I know that is getting married. Thank you again for such a nice blog about us and our family and friends. Will be seeing you soon at Heather's wedding!

Love,
Erin


Much love,

Friday, January 14, 2011

Weddings to Celebrate: Sandra & Oliver

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the Lord blessed me with the BEST clients this past year. I had the pleasure of helping Sandra & Oliver plan their entire event (and even got to help with the proposal!), which meant I was able to get to know them on a more personal level. And, as I'm sure happens with anyone who gets to know them, we became friends. How could you not when two people are as sweet and fun to be around as these two??!! I am so excited to share these spectacular pictures taken by Craig Davis with Studio 563. When I first saw them, I was speechless. For those of you who know me ... that is not something that happens often.













Guys - thank you so much again for allowing me to help you throughout the planning process. It was a great adventure!

Much love,


The STELLER Cast of Vendors:

Coordinator: Something to Celebrate / Ceremony Venue: New Life Fellowship Church / Reception Venue: Chateau Polonez / Catering: Glorious Cuisine / Cake: Cakes by Gina
/ Photography: Studio 563 Photography, Craig Davis / Florist: Wedding Flowers by Lisa
/ Lighting: Bright Star Productions / Linens and other rentals: Elegant Beginnings / Chair cover rental: Over the Top Linens / Music: Divisi Strings - amp'd & collide / Photobooth: Say Cheese Photo Booth

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Couples to Celebrate: Lindsey & Rick

When I met Lindsey and her amazing mother, I felt an instant connection. She has one of those smiles that just makes you want to smile back. She's warm, funny, friendly and classic. I have no doubt her wedding will be the same. I can't wait to help her bring everything together. Read more about her and her adorable groom below...


photo courtesy of E Sullivan Photography
Name: Rick Sweatt and Lindsey Davis

Wedding Website: www.mywedding.com/lindseyandrick/

Where's Home? We both were born and raised in Houston and are currently living in Sugar Land.

Why a Houston Wedding? We are both from here and wanted a wedding that all of our family and friends could be a part of.

Length of engagement? When the big day finally arrives we will have been engaged for a little over 10 months.

How long until the wedding? 145 days..but whose counting? ;)

Who did you first tell you were engaged? We both had to call our parents first and share the good news and then the rest of our family and friends quickly after that.

If you had to start over in your wedding planning, what one thing would you do differently? Honestly, we have had a blast planning what will
be the most amazing day of our lives and wouldn't change a thing. Yes, there have been stressful times and I'm sure there are with every wedding but we have had so much fun and everything has worked out the way it is supposed to. We are just ready for the day to be here!

During the ceremony, who will be the first to cry? Lindsey: I know that I will cry when I am walking with my dad. I feel so honored that he will be walking me down the aisle. Rick: I will be able to hold them back until I see her and then I will loose it.

What are your three favorite blogs/websites (besides STC's)? Lindsey: Love them all but I look at this one fairly often - www.stylemepretty.com/


Why did you hire a wedding coordinator? OR When selecting someone to entrust with your wedding day, why did you choose STC? We decided to go with STC because the moment I (Lindsey) met Resha I knew she would help make our wedding fantastic! She has already provided so much guidance and Rick and I know that she will help make our wedding all that we have dreamt it to be.

Guys - I've said it before, and I'm sure I will say it 100 times over - but I seriously can not wait for your wedding day. You are an adorable couple (the kind of couple that made us all want to be a part of the wedding industry) with a rock-star list of wedding vendors. It will be one for the books!

xoxo,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Weddings to Celebrate: Erin & Judd

In May I coordinated Jenna & Dawid's unforgettable wedding in Columbus, Texas. A few weeks later, I got a call from Erin, one of Jenna's bridesmaids. Erin had made an impression on me that day, as did her mother (her mom was one of the nicest people I've ever met). I'm sure you can imagine my excitement when Erin asked me to act as her day-of coordinator. I was thrilled!

Fast forward to this past weekend, and their wedding (with 550 of their closest friends) did NOT disappoint. There is something about this group of people that just makes you want to be around them. From Erin - who is beautiful both inside and out, to Judd - whose presence is cool and caring, to the wedding party - who made me laugh numerous times, to the families - who were gracious and kind and had that small-town friendliness that I grew up loving ... this wedding was one for the books. Just like Jenna's wedding, party doesn't even begin to describe it.

Here are a few of the stunning pictures the incredibly talented Tyler Schmitt (of The Mill Photography Studio) captured. I love Tyler. Working with him is like a breath of fresh air on a hot Houston day.















Guys - thank you so much again for allowing me to be a part of your special day. You have one of the most welcoming group of family and friends I have ever encountered. It was an honor!
Much love,


And here is the cast of vendors who made it all possible....
Church: St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada, Texas / Venue: El Campo Civic Center / Coordinator: Something to Celebrate / Photographer: Tyler Schmitt, The Mill Photography Studio / Caterer: Party Thyme Catering / Cake: Ms. Peggy Lundquist / Rentals & Decor: Weddings by Dolly & Mary / Florist: Kathleen's Florals / Lighting: Shelly Events
/ Band: Hot Cakes / DJ: Wild About Music

Friday, January 07, 2011

Love from a Bride & Groom

In December I had the pleasure of coordinating Sandra & Oliver's beautiful wedding. I can't wait to show you pictures! Until then, here is the sweet thank you note they sent me. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I love what I do. And this is why.
Guys, I had so much fun helping you plan your AMAZING day. And I'm so glad we became friends along the way :-)

Much love,

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Non-Floral Centerpieces


Not everyone has a floral wedding budget to decorate your ballroom a la David Tutera. So if you don't, I thought I would share some beautiful centepieces that have minimal floral yet still make a strong impact on your dining tables and around the room.


Saturday, January 01, 2011

Weddings to Celebrate :: Kari and Cesar!

Looking back before moving forward.... one year ago today, I helped Kari and Cesar enjoy their wedding celebration at The Mansion at Judges Hill. I love this couple. We spent a lot of time together as I helped with most of the planning. I can't begin to describe how rewarding it is to see it all come together on the wedding day!

Thanks to facebook, I get to keep up with Kari regularly. :) A former client, and now a friend!

Thank you, Kari and Cesar, for trusting me with your celebration. Cheers to the end of your first married year!! Many, many more to come.

love,




















Pictures by Tyler Schmitt of The Mill.