Friday, July 11, 2008

New Booking

Cool Bride Booked! Cool Bride Booked!

I had a blast with this couple the other night. They are just fun and laid back and while they swear they don't know what they are doing with wedding planning, I assured them they really know more than they think they do.

Their engagement story is too cute also! It may have been the only sappy part of the evening. Mandy had just recently purchased a brand new car that she was still ooohing and awwwing over. She pulled into their driveway one day after work and out comes Charley with a dog leash from what she could see. She sighed, thinking 'who's dog are we watching this time!?!' As she's bending down to pet the dog there is a sign that says My Name Is (this is where I forget the puppy's name) and goes on to say that he would love to be part of the family, but simply can't do so until he has a mommy and a daddy in a stable home. Then Charley is down on one knee with ring in hand. The most gorgeous sapphire nad diamond ring I have ever seen! Mandy now has a new car, new puppy, and new bling bling to look at all at once. The couple obviously told the story much more eloquently (and correctly!) than I did, but you get the idea. Poor pup needed a home with both a mommy & a daddy! How precious is that?

Fast forward and they are now planning a Fall 2009 home-on-the-lake-wedding. The same home where Charley's parents were married. How cool is that?

I'm looking forward to working with this fun couple! Their ideas are unique, fresh, and will certainly capture the attention of their guests as the best wedding ever. I'm convinced of that already.

A lot of work goes into home weddings though. Everything needs to be rented, including restrooms. And the cost goes up considerably due to all the rentals so much of the time you end up cutting corners elsewhere. I'm sending them a budget tool tonight that they may or may not use, but most people find it helpful. It's a bit anal (this is me we're talking about...Miss Organization), but it keeps me on track when I'm the one responsible for handling a couple's budget. Which I'm not for this one, but I'll be ready to give plenty of guidance.

Two more weddings for the month and then a weekend off! August only has two weddings total, however, every weekend is already booked with concerts, concerts, and more concerts! Anyone who knows me well knows that my summers revolve around work, weddings, and music. And I couldn't be happier. :)


Anonymous said...

As a serious dog lover myself, I have to say that I LOVE that engagement story.

mom2lo said...

Aw, what a sweet story! And I can imagine it must be awesome to book brides who are so laid back and focused on making the day about their commitment and not their centerpieces!