February Goals

February Goals

February goals

 

Hey #goaldiggers so 2017 is about 6 weeks in. Anyone else feel behind for some reason? (raises hand) I am trying to remind myself that literally there has been 6 weeks of the year and I just need to readjust my course to get back on track. Also giving myself alot of grace seems to be the theme to this year. So I wanted to share what worked last month, what didn’t and what goals I have set for Feb!

 

January recap:

Monthly goals:

  • Take down christmas stuff–check!
  • Complete house projects-check!
  • Photo shoot for new project–didn’t happen
  • Write Jan content-check!
  • Start a sales course-check!

Weekly goals:

  • Workout 4x a week-I never hit the 4 days a week. I normally can get to 3. I need to make this a bigger priority.
  • Meal prep-check!
  • Budget check in-check!
  • Date night-we got a date night in two weeks or the four
  • Calendar meeting with Lee-we did this twice as well

Daily goals:

  • Read–Did I read every day? No. Did I read more than I have been? Yes. so win!
  • Pause- didn’t happen every day but I am much more aware I need this
  • Downtime-didn’t happen every day but I am much more aware I need this

 

Ok February Goals!

 

Monthly Goals:

  • Mail cards to 3 people
  • Sales goal
  • Photo shoot for project(moved over from Jan)
  • Strategic plan for volunteer work
  • Connect with some wedding pros

 

Weekly goals:

  • Date night
  • Workout 4x a week
  • Budget plan
  • Meal plan

 

Daily Goals:

  • Read
  • Drink 64oz of water
  • Pick up every night

So let’s hear it what are your Feb goals?

Rustic Wedding Inspiration

Rustic Wedding Inspiration

Being in Alabama, we have some beautiful barn and rustic venues. Rustic doesn’t have to mean cheap, cheesy or country though! When I think of rustic, I think of outdoor elements, and different textures like farm tables, or wrought iron. If you are wanting a rustic wedding, stay away from grandma’s lace, burlap and mason jars. Stick with farm tables for your guests, wooden chairs, snuggle up by a fire, long floral garlands are just some ideas to incorporate that theme. You can also soften the palate with using lighter floral colors if you don’t want it to appear too heavy.

Southern Charm Wedding Jennifer & Andrew

Southern Charm Wedding Jennifer & Andrew

I am so excited to share Jennifer & Andrew’s wedding day with you. Jennifer and I connected over the phone as she was living in Canada and her beloved was in Alabama. She would be immigrating to the US and was planning from afar for the beginning of their engagement. Almost all of their guests traveled from Canada to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for their wedding day so obviously full planning was the way to go for her! We were her eyes and ears, travel planners, and now I am lucky enough to call friend. It was really interesting to learn about Canadian customs and combining those with our southern customs. Jennifer & Andrew wanted to be sure their guests felt at home but also had a healthy dose of hospitality–I mean what’s more southern than a family outing to Dreamland during weeding week?!

My favorite element of Jennifer & Andrew’s wedding was Jennifer’s Hayley Paige dress. The STRIPE. I mean are you kidding me?! Amazing. Jennifer’s dress was at my house for months and I kept telling her I was keeping it 😉 One of my other favorite stories from their wedding is that their cake was Cheesecake Factory Cheesecakes. This was where they had their first date, and a place they love. I just adore when our couples tell their story through elements of their wedding. These two Canadians have developed a love for the south, Alabama and now Alabama Football.

Thank you to our amazing vendor team for working so hard on Jennifer & Andrew’s big day!

Ceremony Venue: St. Francis

Reception Venue & Catering: Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa

Photography: Kelly Anne Photography

Floral: Lindsay Kessler Designs

Draping: On Site Productions

Beauty: H2Salon

Invitations and printed items: Annabelle’s

Transportation: Prestiage Limo

Classic Ballroom Elegance

Classic Ballroom Elegance

As you are exploring (obsessively pinning), and turning the pages of every wedding magazine that exists, you are going to see a variety of styles. Developing your own style is very important to us as your wedding planner as we begin the design process. What is important is narrowing in on your design taste & preferences and then collaborating on how to bring those to life through your wedding design. In our style series, we wanted to highlight a few styles to show you what may work for your big day!

This week we are featuring classic ballroom elegance. This is for the bride that is looking for timeless in her wedding design. To me ballroom weddings are over the top in the best way–crystal chandeliers, classically round floral design, formal dinner setting. When a client asks for a more classic, ballroom design profile, I envision a traditionally round bouquet, tied tightly with a bride in a classic type of cut gown, groom in a black tux, and our bridesmaids in formal gowns. Normally, in these design profiles we have more of a traditional monogram in our paper elements. I also like to be sure the colors compliment the ballroom we are in, not compete with it. For seating, I like a chavari chair as I think it is best suited for this type of look. We also normally see the use of candelabras in the floral design or a fluted glass vase for the tall floral element. While classic and elegant are what we do best, don’t be afraid to pull in some current trends in your wedding design. Maybe pulling in an accent color that is current to give your wedding a fresh look. Using a sub font design on your reception printed items like your cups, and favors for some fun are ways to freshen up the look. Classic and elegant doesn’t have to be stuffy!

Fall rustic vendor appreciation event

Fall rustic vendor appreciation event

I am so excited to share images from our fall, rustic inspired vendor appreciation event. I am so very blessed to work with some amazing creative partners and I wanted to truly make them feel loved on by us. For me, the way I show love is through food & gifts. I love feeding people, breaking bread together, enjoying wine and conversation. And who doesn’t love a happy?!

My inspiration for this started with my love of all things plaid, checked, tartan patterned. I also thought there’s no better time for a plaid party than fall! I envisioned everyone snuggled up with a plaid wrap, chatting, dancing, eating, and having fun–that is exactly what happened! Jacki with Salt + Paperie did a great job capturing exactly what I was looking for to introduce the theme to guests when they received their invitations. Since we were hosting at the studio, we turned our parking lot into a beautiful rustic garden lounge and seated area. Each guest was greeted at their seat with a beautiful wrap from A stylish design, and a card done in beautiful calligraphy by Julie with Piper Vine. Happy Catering provided the amazing food, Onsite Productions provided our lighting, sound and music, CeCe Designs blew me away with her florals, and rentals, Special events Company provided our tables, chairs, and heaters (because of course the day I was hosting a party outside it was one of the coldest days in November), and Alex & Sara Luca of AL Weddings captured the night! It was so great to be surrounded by people I love and appreciate and honor them in a really special way!