Wedding Recaps and Rewinds

I’m back!!!! So sorry for the lapse in time but I’ve been so busy these last couple months. I’m waist deep in event planning season, everyone is getting married and having fabulous receptions…the weather is warm and love is in the air so, where do I begin? I will begin with sharing some of my most memorable moments. It’s been a busy, busy summer; obviously I haven’t posted since May. I have so much to say but instead of giving you a play by play I’m just going to give you a few Rewinds and Recaps….. more to come! Sybelle and Rudy are a great couple. They were actually already married so this was the fun celebration with family and friends with a renewal of vows! The theme was Retro-Vintage with a splash of Hawaiian to celebrate the bride’s heritage. The Ceremony took place on the Fairgrounds In-Field (they were the first in history to have a wedding in this location). The ceremony had the Hawaiian them including a traditional Hawaiian welcome. Guest entered the ceremony through a long underground tunnel and exited through that same tunnel greeted by the Charter Oaks High School Marching band (the bride and grooms former high school) and walked the bride, groom and their entire guest to the cocktail hour at the Avalon. They even hired an onsite day care company that was in a separate room to take care of the guests children’s while they enjoyed the party. The Reception was completely a mix of Retro/Vintage with ever table mirrored with feathers and black and white décor/linens. They had a real vintage...

Fall in LOVE with Indy!

This year, the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) hosted their annual conference in Indianapolis, Indiana and I was there!! This was my first conference since becoming a member 3 years ago and I really enjoyed myself. It was a whirlwind and it all seemed to go by so quickly, but here are some of the most exciting parts. Day one I checked into the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis and attended a meeting on “How to Market and Position your Business to Mainstream Media,” by Editor in Chief of Get Married Magazine, Stephanie Davis. Later that evening they hosted the opening reception titled “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend.” Day two Frank Andonoplas, MBC – Frank’s Event Design, Chicago, IL was one of the key note speakers and gave us all inspiration to be better planners. We had a great lunch with a “Fashionista” theme and L. Gene Huddleson from Detail+Design Indianapolis In.  went over 5 different priced tablescapes, and how you can make a beautiful table with any budget, it was amazing. The last day topped it all off with Ciara Daykin of Firefly Occasions and Rockstar Wedding Planner speaking at our luncheon, Peggy Post giving us all updates on Wedding Etiquette and closing out the convention was Sylivia Weinstock! She is an amazing and extremely talented lady. Next year’s conference will be in Phoenix Az., closer to home so I will be attending! Check out some pictures below and for more pictures become a Fan of Platinum Lining Events on...