Friday, December 28, 2007
It was such a dark day outside -- my photos of Alissa's bouquets are not so good.
These are a couple shots from today's wedding. The bride's bouquet consisted of Black and Freedom roses and lots of red gerbs. The bridesmaids had a mixed bouquet of red and white mini gerbs with white spider gerbs. Lots of red this holiday season...
I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Ours was so last minute! We completed enough of our remodel to accommodate my family who arrived Thursday from Denver. Its been so busy the past few months with the baby, Whimsy, and the house... The holidays came much too fast this year and we had to pack as much Christmas into this week as possible to make up for the lack of celebrations leading up to the day. (Imagine having your 4 year-old turn to you and say, "Look, Mommy -- It's Christmas at their house! When will it be Christmas at ours?" Break my heart!) I finally got the tree and a limited amount of decorations out the day before Christmas Eve. Now I just have to take it all down... Think anyone would notice if I left it up for another 12 months or so?
Stay warm -- this weather is crazy!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I'm zipping off to the next stop of a very busy Christmas day but wanted to make sure I took a moment to send some holiday wishes to all our blog readers! All of us here at Whimsy have appreciated your support this year and have enjoyed being a part of your special events. We are so grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your lives.
I personally would like to say thanks to both my fabulous team and the awesome vendors we work with on a regular basis -- without you, we would not be where we are today.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Photos by Busath Photography.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
A few professional shots from Julie's Millcreek wedding. Sliver Pelican Photography.
A note about scheduling -- I always chuckle when I get a phone call this time of year from a bride saying they'd like to meet but there's no rush because their wedding isn't scheduled until April so they have plenty of time, etc. Plenty of time?! That's just crazy talk! Ladies, in the world of weddings, three to four months does not equal plenty of time. Don't forget that you have every other bride out there competing for the vendors you're interested in and its the ones that are on the ball and tackle everything from the get-go that get the vendors they want. Case in point: it is now mid-December and even though its three months away, we're just about to close our month of March to events. We've been booking March dates for months and I've got four separate consultations scheduled this weekend vying for the two openings I have remaining. Once those slots are filled, I'm not accepting any more weddings for that month (unless some sufficient begging and convincing occurs). The early bird really does get the worm in this case. I know I've said it a million times, but if you have certain vendors you think you'd like to work with, get on the phone, get something scheduled, and start the process early! Don't feel silly if you've only been engaged a week -- I once accepted a bride who was not officially proposed to yet but had a feeling it was coming and wanted to make sure she was on the books when it happened. And you know what? That bride was able to book her first pick of vendors in every area of her wedding. Now that is what I call a savvy planner. A little preemptive maybe, but savvy nonetheless!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
These gorgeous photos were done by Sweet Memory Garden in Lehi. (Lyanna's Red Butte brunch reception) I had never worked with them before and was so pleased when the photos came back. Just beautiful!
Where have I been? Drowning in caulk, paint, and tile grout. We're frantically trying to get our house finished before my family comes to stay for the holidays. We're in the final stretch! If we could just get all our subcontractors to show up when they say they're going to, we'd be finished in a few days. Unfortunately, I've learned that's not the way that industry works much of the time, so I continue to be stood up by workers which pushes back all the other jobs waiting for the previous task to be completed. SO frustrating! At least there's a light at the end of the tunnel... So much for maternity leave! I was afraid I would get bored taking this time off -- with this chaotic construction and weekends jam packed full of consultations, I haven't had time.
I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Stacy and Nathan were married at Westridge Golf Course this evening. It could not have been more gorgeous outside today! The theme was very romantic so we used a variety of flowers to create soft texture. (Titanic, Sweet Akito, and Vendela roses, freesia, lisianthus, bouvardia, mini calla lilies, chocolate cosmos, fern curls, snapdragons, bells-of-Ireland, and various greens) It was a great wedding to ease me back into things!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I thought I'd post some of the professional pics from Nicole and Tyler's wedding in August (23rd Floor). The first six photos were provided by Rebekah Westover, and the last three were done by Kate Benson Photography. Kate provided some initial shots right after the wedding that I posted in August and decided not to repost for the sake of time. Refer back to that post if you'd like to see those photos as well as photos of the centerpieces/reception.
Kate and Rebekah each do phenomenal work. Nicole was so lucky to have both be a part of her wedding day!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Kathy did her first solo wedding for a friend the day Sam was born. All white -- very tricky for a first go-around! She's one of the gutsiest people I know... Kathy also put together this focal piece for another occasion this weekend. I'm totally in love with the color scheme! It's so reminiscent of late fall... Just beautiful!
Monday, October 22, 2007
He's finally here!
I'm 2 weeks late in posting this little announcement, but given the circumstances, I hope you all can forgive me. Sam was born October 5 at 9:16 PM. He was 7 lbs., 3 oz. and looked exactly like his big brother, Jonah (who's so excited to finally have a sibling to share his parents with). He's a little over 2 weeks old now and is just the sweetest, most mild little guy -- more like his dad than me, I guess. It's been fun having a baby around the house again which makes the exhaustion worth it. Thanks to everyone who's been checking in. I appreciate your concern and support!
Just a reminder that we're still scheduling event consultations, though available slots will be limited to Saturdays and some weekday evenings for the next little while. Any questions, feel free to call or email.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
I've mentioned before that one of our team members, Michelle, is also a part-time wedding coordinator. Last week as I was busy executing our final weddings of the season (and doing a really good job at being hugely pregnant and tired at the same time), Michelle took on the enormous job of not only coordinating all the details of her friend's wedding, but also assuming responsibility of all the floral design as well. This was her first time flying solo and she did a fantastic job! I couldn't be prouder!
The reception was held at The Mill at Tracy Aviary and went off without a hitch. Interested in perhaps hiring a coordinator or even just finding out what one can do for you? Email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.