Who Should Marry Us?

Whether a friend, relative or a hired professional like myself, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing someone to officiate your marriage… One of the best resources for all things wedding is The Knot.  The Knot recently produced an article called Here’s What You Need to Know About How to OfficiateContinue reading “Who Should Marry Us?”

Please Don’t Stress! (Wedding Planning)

If you’ve recently became engaged and don’t know where to start, don’t stress! There are many wedding vendors out there to help you through this process… including ME! Before you begin, try gaining advice from recently married couples you know. I’m sure you have friends and even co-workers who are willing to share their storyContinue reading “Please Don’t Stress! (Wedding Planning)”

Final Blog Post for MBA Program

(But it won’t be the last…) This website began because of an Executive MBA course, Personal Branding, taught by Dr. Bret Simmons.  I had one previous class with him… he is tough, yet fair.  In this Personal Branding class, we are assigned to create, you guessed it, our own personal brand.  It could be basedContinue reading “Final Blog Post for MBA Program”

What Does an Officiant Wear?

As a female Officiant, this could be a bit tricky.  The number one rule of any wedding is to never wear white as a guest and this applies to the Officiant as well.  How rude and embarrassing would it be if I showed up wearing a white dress for a ceremony?  I had one coupleContinue reading “What Does an Officiant Wear?”

Cave Rock – Lake Tahoe Elopement

I worked with Hannah Martini, amazing photographer, adventurer, and “professional third wheel”, on a previous micro-wedding.  You immediately feel comfortable with her energy and vibe.  When she recommended me to Erick and Lauren, a couple who recently moved to Reno, I was excited to work with her again… Little did I know, she was goingContinue reading “Cave Rock – Lake Tahoe Elopement”

Planning to Get Married? Read the Four Types of Weddings to Get Started

With the average wedding in the United States costing around ~$34,000 in 2019 (The Knot), couples should be informed of all wedding types before spending any money!  There are 4 basic types of wedding:  civil, elopement, micro-wedding, traditional wedding. Below is a brief explanation of each… Civil: You, Fiancé, Legal Official (Judge), Witness* and aContinue reading “Planning to Get Married? Read the Four Types of Weddings to Get Started”

For Better or Worse, Coronavirus Edition

While researching what to write for my next blog post, I’ve seen a recurring theme in the Washington Post, New York Post and many wedding industry-related blogs writing about the same topic – COVID-19 and relationships!  I thought to myself, “This is a real issue!” From each article or blog I read, there are fourContinue reading “For Better or Worse, Coronavirus Edition”

PRIDE MONTH

How do I feel about same sex marriages? HAPPY PRIDE! LOVE IS LOVE! EQUALITY FOR ALL! This is how I feel! I know this is a sensitive subject for many people.  Being in the wedding industry for about 2 years, I realize this high level of sensitivity.  Same-sex marriages have been legally recognized by myContinue reading “PRIDE MONTH”

The Year 2020: Virtual Weddings

As we’ve recently endured (and are still witnessing) the events of 2020, that will undoubtedly go down in history, where does that leave wedding ceremonies?  We have all heard the phrase “BLANK is canceled” and to some, that may have meant the wedding of their dreams.  Some couples had to cancel and some rescheduled forContinue reading “The Year 2020: Virtual Weddings”

Happy Loving Day!

Today, June 12, is known as “Loving Day”!  What does that mean? Meet Mildred and Richard Loving: From Wikipedia: Loving Day is an annual celebration held on June 12, the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states.  The remaining sixteen states were predominately in the south and when theContinue reading “Happy Loving Day!”