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2017 Spring & Summer Color Predictions by Pantone®
October 10, 2016
Even though fall is in the air, spring is on Pantones mind. Pantone® is considered the color authority for the design industry and always work several seasons ahead to stay on top of trends. This year they have decided to reveal the upcoming colors for Spring and Summer 2017 a little earlier The results are Bold and Bright.
Choosing the Perfect Officiant
October 4, 2016
Your wedding is a celebration of your love. This is why choosing the right wedding officiant to perform your wedding ceremony, is an important decision. The person you ultimately choose will play an important role in one of the most important moments of your life, so you will want to find someone who will help you with the legal requirements, while also nurturing the emotional aspects of your ceremony, whether large or small.
Last Kiss before the First Kiss
September 8, 2016
Here’s a creative idea to celebrate a special moment for the bride and groom and their mothers during the ceremony. This is a very tender and poignant – and sometimes emotional moment – for the mothers, the bride and groom and also for the guests.
Exchanging your Wedding Vows
August 16, 2016
Congratulations! You have found one another and have made the commitment to share "Ever After" with. You are now ready to start planning all the details of your wedding. There are many important details that need to be made to ensure that the day you’ve always dreamed of is as perfect as possible. While these choices may seem overwhelming at times, finding the right wedding officiant is one of...
Choosing Your  Perfect Wedding Stationery
August 3, 2016
Similar to choosing the perfect wedding dress, choosing your wedding stationery can cause a little anxiety. The first impression your guests have of your wedding is formed by the wedding invitation they receive. Your invitation should reflect the couples personalities and also the style and formality of the event you're planning.
What makes a Great Wedding Ceremony
July 14, 2016
What makes a great wedding ceremony? Is it short or long? Is it formal, traditional or contemporary? Indoors, Outdoors? Are you having a large wedding of hundreds or a small intimate group? Actually none of these reflect on the quality of a wedding ceremony, but what does make a wedding ceremony great is…
Love Letter Ceremony
July 2, 2016
A Love Letter exchange is a romantic ceremony that will enhance your wedding and serve as a lasting reminder of the commitments made to one another. Heart felt letters, encapsulating your thoughts and feelings are locked away to be revealed at a significant anniversary.
Taking the Drama Out of your Wedding Day
June 21, 2016
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.
Why Should I have a Wedding Video?
June 6, 2016
Your wedding video is like a "time machine". It lets you relive your wedding day as often as you like, anytime you like. It lets you attend your own wedding at your leisure without the stresses and distractions of the day. It is also a significant and important "living" document for your families, your children, and grandchildren. A wedding video is a movie of your wedding, a lasting memory of pictures that includes the timeless sites and sounds of every important event that took place on your special day. You can also share your wedding video online with family and friends who missed your special day.
To First Look or Not to First Look? That is the Wedding Question
April 17, 2016
This is a wedding question that never used to exist. Tradition has always taught us that it is bad luck for a groom to see his bride before she walks down the aisle.
Wedding Rehearsal - Practice Makes Perfect
April 9, 2016
It might sound like a formality before the rehearsal dinner and welcome party get started, but a wedding ceremony rehearsal is actually pretty important. After all, practice makes perfect! A run-through with your wedding party and officiant will ensure everyone knows when to walk, where to stand, and what to say throughout your ceremony. In the name of being totally prepared for your big moment, who actually needs to be at your rehearsal? Here is how it should go. Your wedding rehearsal is the key to having a successful wedding ceremony.
The Unity Cross Ceremony
March 18, 2016
The Unity Cross is a unique way to celebrate the joining of a bride and groom together as one. It is a beautiful sculpture that is assembled during the wedding ceremony symbolizing a bride and groom becoming ONE in the body of Christ. The groom places the outer cross in the wood base. The bride then places the sculpted cross inside the outer cross. The Unity Cross can be displayed in the couple's home after the wedding ceremony as a reminder of their wedding day and the union they share.
Finding the Perfect Officiant for You
March 9, 2016
The officiant is not just a vendor, and selecting your Officiant is not the same as selecting flowers or DJ. While it may and should include a business agreement, it is also a very sacred agreement. The officiant is the facilitator of the most important aspect of your wedding; the ceremony; and you will share an intimate moment in time together. I see the relationship between the couple and the officiant as more of a partnership and believe both should treat the process and relationship respectfully.
Cord of Three Strands Ceremony (God's Knot)
February 22, 2016
The God's Knot Cord of Three Strands is a great addition to a traditional wedding ceremony. It adds a truly unique element to your ceremony that friends and family will remember. It can also serve as a substitute for the unity candle. This is useful for situations where candles may not be used, or may be difficult. The Cord of Three Strands works well as a substitute in outside weddings.
Ring Warming Ceremony
February 1, 2016
If you are looking for a unique element to add to your wedding ceremony, incorporating a ring warming into your wedding is such a special way to involve all of your guests in your ceremony. A ring warming is when you give your loved ones the opportunity to hold and infuse your wedding bands with a wish, blessing or prayer for your marriage. By the time your rings make it on to your fingers they will be infused with all the love of your friends and family.
Wish Upon a Wedding
January 25, 2016
Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit organization granting weddings and vow renewals for couples facing serious illness or a life-altering circumstance. Brides for a Cause is partnered with Wish Upon a Wedding to raise funds for their cause by reselling donated wedding dresses on their behalf.
A Wedding Coordinator - A "Must Have" on your Wedding Day
December 28, 2015
The first thing most newly engaged couples start thinking about is the where and when for their wedding day.. Setting a date and choosing a venue should be the first thing you establish and the second thing you should consider is hiring a Day-of Coordinator to help you pull all your ideas and vision together.
Pantone Selects Rose Quartz & Serenity as the 2016 Colors of the Year
December 17, 2015
For the first time in its history of color forecasting, Pantone's Color of the Year for 2016 names not one, but two colors as next year's big ones: Rose Quartz and Serenity. According to Pantone, 2016 is the year pastels are making a comeback and as a wedding planning I couldn’t be more thrilled.
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.

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

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