#ISpeakUp

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month “This observance started in October 1981 as a Day of Unity. Today, it has grown into a national month of awareness to mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived, and connect those who work to end the violence. The Nevada Coalition toContinue reading “#ISpeakUp”

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”

Why Elopements are Your Best Bet Right Now!

In the midst of the global pandemic, the Coronavirus can be a real stickler when it comes to your wedding!  But maybe we can spin the negativity around on this thing and perhaps the virus is telling you to save a little (or a lot) of money and do something unique; for just the twoContinue reading “Why Elopements are Your Best Bet Right Now!”

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”