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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.
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.

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