I knew I was in for something different when I met the bride and groom and both of their names were pronounced, Ryan. Ryan the groom and Ryanne the blushing bride, whose wedding theme was bursting with romance and pretty pinks at Kendall Plantation.
When the knot.com requested photos from a Hill Country wedding, Courtney and Andrew's was the first one that popped into my head. These two adventurous souls incorporated the love of the outdoors from the groom, the chic and glamorous style of the bride, and their love of their college alma mater, A&M, and mastered it all beautifully within their wedding.
View their wonderful story and amazing photos from Two Pair Photography here. goo.gl/JHLJRd
Professional Wedding Planners usually know all the vendors within the wedding network. We can steer you in the right direction of who will fit your personality, budget, and be a good fit. However, if you are tackling this venture on your own, here are a few good tips to keep in mind.
First - Check Them Out
* Do your research: Ask friends, family, and other vendors. But also ask why they are recommending them. Did they communicate effectively? Show up on time? Deliver what they promised?
* Snoop around: Check out their web-sites. Is the web-site's photos and information up to date? Articulate? Easy to navigate? Does it show a representation of their personality, style, and professionalism?
* On-line reviews: Do they have a good number of reviews in comparison to others within their field? Are the reviews positive? Do they have reviews dated throughout the course of their business? Past, as well as present?
Second - Make a Phone Call or Schedule a Meeting
* Set up the appointment: When meeting with a prospective vendor, know your guest count, budget, and have a clear vision of what you are wanting for your wedding day.
* Discuss what is most important for you on your wedding day and what are non-negotiables. Do they fully understand your requests, know what to do, but also flexible? Do they offer alternatives for requests they are not able to say yes to?
* Are they able to show you samples of their work?
Third - Pick Someone Who Gets You
* Pick someone who grasps your vision, and who shares your passion for your event.
* Trust your gut. Don't get carried away with lofty promises and shiny presentations.
* Choose someone you feel you can count on, communicates well and who will help you make your vision a reality.
Another year has come and gone! 2014 is in the books and now we look ahead to 2015. Although we have much to look forward to in 2015, it's fun to take a look back on past weddings and in New Year's fashion we've compiled photos with fireworks or sparkler exits in honor of the holiday. These images are fond memories of the brides and grooms we've worked with and how we hope that same spark on their wedding day is still alive and burning today!
To all our family, friends, brides and grooms Haute Weddings wishes you all a very prosperous and Happy New Year!!! Cheers!
Tip from the LA Times Article:
Consider hiring an accredited wedding planner
Wedding planners are an additional expense, but the expertise they provide can actually save you money that may surpass that cost. A good wedding planner will know the industry inside and out, and therefore be able to get you the best deals. They also know what is typical when it comes to contracts and can help you keep track of all the details of the big day so you can try to relax.
Your wedding day is likely to be perfect, but just in case something happens, a few simple steps prior will protect your financial and emotional investment. From insurance to contracts to credit cards, thinking ahead will help ensure everything is wonderful no matter what.Read More
When I first met Alison, I was instantly intrigued. She had a natural beauty, athletic build, and Goldilocks hair. She was quiet and reserved. Quite the mystery. Then, she told me she was currently living in Washington DC and working for the FBI. My mind instantly took me to images of covert affairs and dangerous missions. Although, Alison has an adventurous spirit, this was not the case. In her heart, she is a Texas girl, in love, wanting to settle down with the man she loves. Alison and Ben married in September at the Witte Museum. She loves the color purple and wanted everything purple, so I nick-named her wedding the Purple Passion. Passion, not only for her desire to have everything purple, but for the passion she and Ben shared for one another, their family, and for their faith. They wanted an outside ceremony and the day of the rehearsal was sunny, bright, and beautiful. The actually day of their wedding, not so much. We were actually anticipating heavy rain and thunderstorms right at the time of her scheduled ceremony. About an hour and a half prior to starting, she had to make a decision, and with a heavy heart, we persuaded her to move the ceremony inside.
This happens more often than we'd like to admit, and the goal of the Haute Weddings team is to make every decision look like Plan A, and not Plan B. With the help of Alison's family and friends who were doing all the floral decor, we moved and set up everything inside, and it was absolutely beautiful. I know she ultimately wanted it outside, but afterwards, she was happy with the intimacy and elegance the inside setting provided.
Professional photos by www.ravenredphoto.com as noted on image.