Rustic Elegant Chic Wedding at Park Crest Event Facility

Rustic Elegant Chic Wedding at Park Crest Event Facility

Meredith & Dan

I am geeking out over sharing this wedding with you. Meredith & Dan are one of the sweetest couples I have had the chance to work with. Meredith’s parents lived out of town so we did some planning from afar with them. Meredith and her mother Sheila, knew that they would need full wedding planning with Meredith completing her college degree and Sheila being in Atlanta. We hit it off right away and knew we would be the team to make Meredith & Dan’s wedding dreams happen.

Meredith & Dan love the outdoors and wanted a rustic feel with elements that were reflective of their taste but still keeping it elegant and refined. We decided on a buffet style dinner for the guests, with varying table sizes & types to give the room lots of interest. Once we began working with Jacki from Salt & Paperie, we knew that the monogram Jacki would create would become the focus of our design elements. Basically like Reese Witherspoon says, if its not moving, monogram it! From the favor, to welcome boxes, to cups & napkins, we made sure their wreath monogram design was proudly displayed everywhere.

With Meredith & Dan we worked with them on design, production in organizing, researching, and gathering vendor information & communicating with them, managing budgets, payments & deadlines, hotels, stationery design and timeline, welcome bag design, assembly, delivery, transportation, site visits, rental management, timelines & logistics and of course running the big day. It was a great event, full of love, laughter, and maybe the chillest/easiest going Bride & Groom I have ever seen. Meredith & Dan, we are so lucky to have been a part of your love story & wedding day. We love you guys!

Creative Vendor Partners aka ROCK STARS who made this day a dream:

Venue & Catering Park Crest Event Facility

Photography Eric & Jamie Photography

Videography Crooked Tree Productions

Floral CeCe Designs

Cake Cakes by Kim

Linens BBJ Linen Company

Rentals Special Events Company

Pipe & Drape & Photo Booth On Site Productions

DJ Dijital Entertainment

Hair Rawwbeauty

Makeup Porcelain & Pink 

Ashley & Aaron: Engagement

Ashley & Aaron: Engagement

Ashley & Aaron’s wedding week is here! We couldn’t be more excited to get these two down the aisle this weekend. Ashley & her mom have become close friends of the Create Studio. This is our second Create Studio Bride so over here at Create we are all abuzz getting ready for the big weekend!

We love seeing our couples stories unfold over the planning time together & getting to know them so well. A big thank you to AL Weddings for the photos & Rawwbeauty for Ashley’s Hair & Makeup

A day in the life of a wedding planner

A day in the life of a wedding planner

A Day in the Life of Your Wedding Planner

 

So I get asked this alot (including by my husband and family) “so what do you do all day?” I wish it was just netlfix and chill all day long in my pjs but the fact is alot goes into running a business, especially a wedding planning business. We normally take 20-25 clients a year. For us, that is what we feel we can do and serve our clients with the experience we want to deliver. So normally we have at least one wedding a month but depends on the time of year–April-June and September-November tend to be our busier times. I also wish my life looked as glamours as J.Lo made it seem in “The Wedding Planner” but sadly McConHottie isn’t knocking at my door. BUT my job is awesome and my days can be really fun! We help make a once in a lifetime day happen for people–it is pretty cool.

So I thought I would share what an average day looks like(schedule taken right out of my She Plans Planner)

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Photo: J.Woodbery Photography

7am wake up–full disclosure I normally scroll on my phone for a few

7:30am Workout

8am feed pups, get ready, put meal together

9am Head out the door

9:30am Check email

10am Create Studio partners meeting

12pm Facebook Live

12:30pm Meeting

1pm Client to dos–this is block time I schedule for completing client tasks–I do this every day depending on the amount of things we need to accomplish the block can be longer or shorter. Some days the entire day is devoted to client tasks, others I might not have as much to get done.

4pm Afternoon email check

5pm Head Home

6pm Make dinner, play with dogs, feed dogs, talk to husband (ya know he’s pretty important 😉

7pm Volunteer work to dos

8pm Pick up, laundry, get ready for the next day
Some days I do get to stay in PJS or yoga pants which is awesome. Some days I am working on the content you read here, researching new ideas for clients, sourcing items for clients, running errands, boring accounting stuff, learning about business and a billion other things. My days are full but so is my heart. I hope this gives you a little insight into what a day in the life is like!

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Photo: Eric & Jamie Photography

 

Warm Rustic Chic Winter Wedding: Emily + Nick

Warm Rustic Chic Winter Wedding: Emily + Nick

Warm, rustic chic, winter wedding

Emily & Nick were the most laid back, chill couple I ever met. They literally just wanted to get married and all the other stuff was the cherry on top. They wanted to be sure their friends and family were well taken care of and had a great time. Emily & I were introduced by my sorority little sister so we automatically hit off the bat having a friend in common. We planned Emily & Nick’s wedding pretty quickly which is actually my favorite–there is no lag time, there is no down planning time, we just knock it all out! I adored Emily’s dress and the light airy look of it. You know it is a rockin’ party when the bride gets on the mic and kills some Adele. It may have been a winter wedding but we were lucky to get the most beautiful, sun-shiny day. One of my favorite parts of the wedding was the wedding favor. Nick is a dentist with a new practice & so all of the guests were given Dr. Nick Brown toothbrushes! Emily & Nick, it was a pleasure to work with you & your families to plan your special day. We wish you nothing but happiness in the years to come!

 

Creative Vendor Partners:

Venue: Barn at Shady lane

Catering: Happy Catering Company

Photography: Eric & Jamie Photography

Florals: Lillie Jane

Rentals: Decor to Adore

Cake: Cakes by Kim

Band: Teenage Daddy

Real Wedding: Rustic Chic Meredith + Dan

Real Wedding: Rustic Chic Meredith + Dan

Happy video Thursday friends! Today we are sharing a behind the scenes video from Meredith & Dan’s wedding day! We can’t wait to be share their images on our blog in the coming weeks. For now, check out the video below–be sure to hop over to YouTube to subscribe!