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7-Tips for Planning Your Wedding During a Pandemic

7-Tips for Planning Your Wedding During a Pandemic

Because of its yielding, unpredictable nature, planning a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique set of challenges amid a myriad of moving pieces. The landscape shifts and changes every day, leaving couples to face uncertain circumstances and daunting decisions. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, COVID-19 is playing a significant role in what the future of wedding gatherings might look like. What’s paramount during this time is for me to help couples navigate this uncharted territory with standards that ensure we all stay safe and healthy – as well as happy. Following CDC’s...

5 Tips for Picture Perfect Engagement Photos

5 Tips for Picture Perfect Engagement Photos

Engagement season is upon us! It’s the time from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day when our social media timelines begin to fill with engagement ring selfies and popular wedding hashtags: #BrideToBe #MisstoMrs #IDo and #HePutaRingOnIt. If you’re one of the fortunate couples to get engaged during this season, congratulations! Now that you’re engaged, the first thing that I encourage you to do is to simply enjoy and cherish this happy time. Once the initial engagement excitement begins to settle, it’s time to spread the word, and celebrate with family and friends. A wonderful way to commemorate the moment, and officially announce...

Harlem Renaissance-Inspired Fall Wedding with Modern Luxe Elegance | David & Sophia

Harlem Renaissance-Inspired Fall Wedding with Modern Luxe Elegance | David & Sophia

On an evening seemingly no different than any other, while at a restaurant, Sophia Coleman came across a friendly gentleman. Serendipitously, he happened to be the best friend of David Harris; the man Sophia would later meet, fall in love with, and marry. Upon meeting Sophia at that restaurant, David’s best friend instinctively knew the two would be a perfect match. After having an opportunity to briefly get to know her better, he asked Sophia for her telephone number to pass along to David. After several months, David finally phoned Sophia (due to the delay of the best friend relaying...

Fab-boo-lous Ideas to help You Host an Intimate Social Celebration for Halloween

Fab-boo-lous Ideas to help You Host an Intimate Social Celebration for Halloween

From Masquerade Balls and Ghouls Night In to Boos and Booze and Hallow-wine tasting parties, Halloween has always been a time for festivity and creativity – especially when it comes to party planning. It’s the mix of my two passions: ingenuity and planning – and the perfect holiday to let my imagination run wild.  Although this year’s Halloween parties may look different from those of years’ passed – with all the social distancing restrictions in place – you can still safely celebrate the holiday.  In lieu of hosting an elaborate Halloween bash this year, consider planning your spooktacular soiree’ in...

Why Clients Choose Perfect Planning Events

Why Clients Choose Perfect Planning Events

  Managing ever-evolving to-do lists, keeping up with hectic schedules and tackling daily responsibilities – we have more than enough to keep us busy. The mere idea of having to add planning an event to our plates – in addition to balancing life’s other priorities – would have us feeling like we’re riding a roller coaster that’s still being constructed. If you’ve been tasked with planning your organization’s annual gala, or if you’re planning an event to mark a special milestone in your life (wedding, birthday or anniversary) then you know managing the crucial decisions, such as finding ideal vendors,...

Charlyne & Richard | A Faith-Filled Wedding Celebration Honoring Heritage

Charlyne & Richard | A Faith-Filled Wedding Celebration Honoring Heritage

Charlyne and Richard’s love story began unexpectedly. In an impromptu group text message, the introduction was as simple as “Rich meet Charlyne, Charlyne meet Rich.” The matchmaker sealed the introduction with a prayerful sentiment, “Have your way, Lord”. With that prayer added to the text, a blessing was etched on their hearts. Every moment that led Charlyne and Richard from that initial virtual connection to their wedding day was thereby blessed and highly favored. After several months of Richard romantically courting Charlyne through phone conversations that lingered like dreamy Sunday afternoons, the two decided to meet for a dinner date....