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Express Coordination
December 3, 2015
I am happy to announce a new service called "Express Coordination." Not every couple can afford or want the services of a full-time planner/coordinator on their wedding day but most couples I am sure will agree that they can use a little help setting everything up, following up with vendors and overseeing the details.
"MINTED" WEDDING STATIONERY & DECOR
November 11, 2015
One of your main tasks on your wedding planning journey is selecting your wedding stationery With that in mind are happy to introduce you to one of our personal favorite online stationery shops – Minted. We personally love Minted and know you will too.They have pretty much have everything you may be looking for – from your save the dates, to your thank you cards.
A Leap Year Proposal . . . It's Our Turn Ladies
November 5, 2015
Leave it to a leap year to turn the tradition of wedding proposals to something different and exciting. It has long been held that it is up to the man to do the asking. But if you’ve been entertaining the idea of popping the question to your guy, this is the time to start seriously thinking about it. February 29th 2016 is just around the corner. Ever since the Middle Ages, leap years—and especially February 29—are the right time to ask your guy: “Will You Marry Me?”
Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure Wedding: Lauren + Daniel
October 16, 2015
Lauren and Daniel were married on a gorgeous day in September at Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure. Nestled in the valley with beautiful mountain views and perched on a beach of white sand, Rumbling Bald has the best mix of natural elegance and timeless beauty. In this magnificent mountain setting, Lauren and Daniel came to share and celebrate their very special day. It was the perfect backdrop for them to create unforgettable moments, surrounded by family and friends
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 3, 2015
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I have to first say that I have been truly blessed that my family and I have never been impacted by this horrific disease. But over the years I have met brides and their families who have suffered pain and loss and their stories and grief and resilience have touched my heart. Since I started by business in 2005, a charity that has always been near and dear to my heart is Brides Against Breast Cancer.
The Perks of Having A Day-of Wedding Coordinator
September 27, 2015
Even if you are the most organized DIY bride, you may still need someone on your wedding day to help tie up all the loose ends and bring your vision to life. A Day-of Coordinator will coordinate the entire wedding day (and the rehearsal!) and make sure that all of your hard work and plans are executed smoothly, so you can enjoy yourself and relax. If you are still not convinced, keep reading for some major reasons and perks of hiring a Day-of Coordinator.
Having Child Care at your Wedding
September 1, 2015
Your wedding will be one of the most memorable days of your life and a wonderful time for families and friends to get together, relax and enjoy their day as much as you, but sometimes the decision to "have or have not" children at your wedding can be a difficult one to make.
Why You NEED A Wedding Planner!
July 30, 2015
Hiring a wedding planner is the gift that you as a couple can give to yourselves when planning your wedding. A wedding planner will provide invaluable peace of mind and will allow you to not only have fun throughout the planning process, but will allow you to truly be guests at your wedding.
Choosing your Wedding Stationery
June 2, 2015
The first impression your guests have of your wedding is formed by the wedding invitation they receive. First impressions last forever, and wedding invitations set the tone and theme for the entire event. Your invitations should reflect the personalities of the bride and groom and also the style and formality of your event.
Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner
March 23, 2015
Hiring a wedding planner is the wedding gift that you give to yourself! One of the most important things that a planner can do for a couple is provide them with peace of mind. A planner will ensure that the wedding day is seamless and will ultimately allow the bride and groom to be guests at their own wedding!”
Having a Candy Buffet at Your Wedding Reception
February 24, 2015
Candy buffets are one of my favorite wedding ideas and will add an element of fun and color to your wedding event. The key to a fabulous buffet is not skimping on the candy! Your display should be as much a part of your décor as any other part of your reception. Whether you are providing the Candy as your favor or just as an added experience for your guests, a Candy Buffet will create a lasting impression that is sure to impress your guests with sweetness!
Choosing your Wedding Colors
February 11, 2015
The colors you choose for your wedding day will set the style and tone for your entire event. You can use color in your bridesmaids' dresses, decorations, cake, favors, flowers, accessories, table linens and even the invitations!
Tips for Attending a Bridal Show
January 7, 2015
Attending a bridal show can be very helpful in planning your wedding. You will be able to meet and ask questions from many wedding professionals all under one roof! You will want to gather information, compare prices and services, register for prizes, see the latest fashions, get great new ideas and just have fun! Here are some tips that will help your day at the bridal show be more fruitful.
All I want for Christmas - Is You!
November 21, 2014
Christmas is a season of Love, Peace & Joy. It is the time of holly berries, mistletoe, hot cocoa, snowflakes, shopping and Engagements! That’s right – ENGAGEMENTS!
It's Offficial - 2015 Spring Wedding Colors are Here!
October 29, 2014
The annual color report for Spring 2015 has been released and it appears that cool and soft colors are making a comeback (with bold colors as accents). Pantone has released 10 new hues for the Spring Wedding Season and they breathtaking!
Brides Against Breast Cancer
September 25, 2014
Brides Against Breast Cancer is a annual charity wedding gown tour that goes “on the road” to approximately 40 cities per year with truckloads of discounted wedding gowns for sale. BABC events give local brides-to-be the opportunity to find their dream gowns while making wishes come true for stage IV breast cancer patients.
Remembering Loved Ones on your Wedding Day
September 9, 2014
Your wedding day is the happiest day of your life. You are about to marry the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with, surrounded by the people you love the most. But for couples who have lost a loved one, the occasion can be bittersweet.
Cake Toppers that take the Cake
August 21, 2014
The ceremonial cutting of the cake will be the highlight of your wedding reception and your Cake Topper is the perfect opportunity to make a personal statement on your wedding day. Whether you want something traditional or something more contemporary, there is no shortage of choices for today's couples.
Something Old, Something New . . . and a Sixpence in her shoe
August 14, 2014
This tradition comes from an Old English and the four items that the bride adds to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the big day are just good luck charms. Something Old represents continuity; Something New offers hope and optimism for the future; Something Borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; Something Blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a Sixpence in your Shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity.
Post-Wedding Blues
June 27, 2014
The gifts have been opened, the thank you cards sent and you are not being bombarded with phone calls, emails and texts. The big day is over. You are no longer spending every waking moment thinking about or planning details for your wedding. The excitement and anticipation is gone and now a sadness and melancholy has settled over you. Sound familiar? We have what is called the "Post Wedding Blue."
The Gift of a Wedding Planner/Coordinator
May 15, 2014
Hiring a wedding planner is the wedding gift that you give to yourself! One of the most important things that a planner can do for the couple is provide them with peace of mind. With a wedding planner the couple won’t have to worry that something has been over looked or will slip through the cracks. Hiring a wedding planner will make the planning process stress free and enjoyable. A planner will ensure that your wedding day is seamless and will ultimately allow you to be guests at their own wedding!”
Taking the "Drama" Out of your Wedding
April 19, 2014
Weddings are famous for being a time of extreme joy and happiness, as well as high stress and anxiety. To keep calm, there are a few steps you can take during the planning stages to make certain that you remain happy--even if your day has a few snags and bumps along the way.
"Unplugging" Your Wedding
January 31, 2014
Don't like the idea of guests attached to their phones throughout the ceremony and reception? You can choose to have an unplugged wedding. You can provide a phone check at the door (like a coat check), or add a note to your wedding website or ceremony program asking guests to refrain from taking photos or video. You can word it nicely -- something like: "We want our guests to be truly present at our wedding so you can truly enjoy the ceremony and reception, so we ask that you please refrain from taking photos or video today and just have fun!"
The Truth about Wedding Planners
December 31, 2013
There are a lot cliché’s about wedding planners and their role on your wedding day so I thought I would take the opportunity to “clear-up some of the common misconceptions.
All I want for Christmas is You!
December 19, 2013
There is something truly magical and romantic about the Holiday Season. It could be stealing a kiss under the mistletoe or cuddling up on the sofa and watching the Christmas tree all aglow with shimmering lights, or just the magic of the season itself that brings out love in all of us. And, proposing during the holidays can be an especially romantic start to the new year.

Christina Mathews - 336-705-3239
Christina@abeautifuldaybychristina.com