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You’re Engaged….(10) Tips to Start Planning Your Wedding

You’re Engaged….(10) Tips to Start Planning Your Wedding

Did you know in the wedding industry we have created our own season,  Engagement Season!  Engagement Season is deemed the most active 4-consecutive months in which couples get engaged over the holidays; Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Valentines Day.  These 4-remarkable months bring families together and the opportunity to celebrate love.  You have just said, “Yes”,  I know your heart is racing, everyone is congratulating you and want to know all the details!  Then someone finally asks the question, “When is the big day?”.  Then everything pauses because reality has just set in and now you have to plan a...

Helpful Tips to Avoid Wedding Mayhem

Helpful Tips to Avoid Wedding Mayhem

It is one of the most pinnacle moments in your life, your wedding day! For most engaged couples, it is their first time getting married and even if it is not, you want to have a smooth experience in not only your wedding day but all of the planning details leading up to the big day. With so many questions circling, one that may continuously arise is are you making the right decisions and how to prevent mayhem as you say, I Do! Here are guided tips to assist hosting a mayhem free wedding. Preventative Advice: Vendor Reliability Hire reputable...

Black American Wedding Traditions

Black American Wedding Traditions

I am always filled with a sense of immense pride, profound joy and deep reverence when I weave rich cultural displays into a couple’s special day. What makes Black American wedding traditions such a significant experience for me, I get to bring forth traditions of my own culture, secondly comes from knowing that I am ushering forward cultural expressions that have been passed down, like treasured heirlooms, from generation to generation. For many of the couples I’ve had the distinction of working with, their wedding day is not only a celebration of the love that unites them, it is also...

8 Tips to Celebrating Outdoors

8 Tips to Celebrating Outdoors

From cocktail hour rooftop soirees and all white poolside parties, to rustic vineyard weddings and picnic style backyard barbecues, I’m sharing “Tara’s Tips” to plan the perfect outdoor event (with extra bonus tips that you may not have thought of 😃) to help you host an outdoor celebration full of style and substance – without a hitch. There’s a nostalgic charm to outdoor events that has a way of brightening spirits and warming hearts. Whether it be the wafting aromas of freshly grilled cuisine, the energizing rays of sunlight peeking through patio shades or the casual breeze as you mill...

6 Must Do’s to Help Newly Engaged Couples Thrive during the Wedding Boom of 2022

6 Must Do’s to Help Newly Engaged Couples Thrive during the Wedding Boom of 2022

2022 is the year of the wedding BOOM, with an expectation of over 2.6 million weddings to take place – a record 40-year-high! In addition to this resurgence, there are still the repercussions of the COVID carryover of postponed weddings from the past two years placing extraordinary demands on current availability and access.  Imagine weddings being on pause and, suddenly, the world pressing the “play” button all at once – then, fast-forwarding through 2 years of pent-up wedding industry demand. I don’t want to make it seem like the sky is falling (not even the ceiling😄), but the reality is...

“Say I Do” to The Top Wedding Trends for 2022

“Say I Do” to The Top Wedding Trends for 2022

  One of the top 2022 wedding trends that I’m loving is INDIVIDUALITY! Increasingly, couples are casting aside traditional wedding conventions, making their own mark, and placing greater emphasis on customizations that are unique expressions of their love.  This compelled me to write today’s blog, “Say I Do” to The Top Wedding Trends for 2022: Style, Decor and Entertainment Trends that Celebrate Individuality.” This year, it thrills me to see an emergence of couples choosing progressive, extraordinarily imaginative themes, and incorporating engaging activities to make their wedding a truly inclusive, guest-centric experience. These bold statement makers are breaking the mold...