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Wedding Season Began Early in 2016!

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Meghan and Philips January Wedding

Wedding Season began early for me this year at an Iacocca Hall Wedding, January 2nd.  The mother of the bride, Tracy, contacted me about 3-4 weeks before the wedding for my Day Of Coordination Package!  I had a lot to do and a short time to do it in, but hey, that’s why they hired me!  What made it easy were the vendors I had the privilege of working with!  In the Lehigh Valley, we have some of the “BEST” Wedding Vendors in their fields, but enough about that and back to my couple!

Meghan and Philip met and dated in High School.  Unfortunately, as happens in high school, they broke up.  They were apart for about 6 1/2 years but were always in close touch with one another!  When they got back together, they realized it was love and 2 years later decided to make it permanent.

The day started out on the cool side, after an unseasonably warm week. The day began with the bride Meghan, her mom and sister started the day out at Clementines Salon for hair and makeup.  The photographer Marissa and her assistant Tracey were phenomenal!  I really enjoyed how they took pictures through prisms of a Moravian Star, the effects were really cool.  They used many styles of photography, I have never seen a photographer use before, so that was really fascinating.  We then proceeded to St. Josephs in Limeport.  It was a rural country church and Father Buckley was a great host.  What was really neat, was the Christmas tree that held ornaments, the kids had made for years were on it.   My bride’s family had their ornament hanging in the tree, which made the day even more special.

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The photos after the ceremony, were at Lehigh University. at the Lookout and Iacocca Hall.  I am so glad that the light and the weather held out that they were able to get pictures taken out doors!

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The Reception was gorgeous, being held at Iacocca Hall, at the top of the mountain where Lehigh University sits.  The views on this evening were magnificent from the venue, you can see for miles on a clear night. Bethlehem, Allentown and even Easton were visible!  One of the most magnificent views I have ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot.

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Special moments of the reception, were the bride dancing with her grandfather, the groom and his friends dressed up as Kiss band members, a fabulous DJ (Wes from Wesley Works), who really kept the party jumping and phenomenal florist (Sara from Allium Floral Designs) who had the venue looking gorgeous with all the lit candles.  This really gave the venue a beautiful intimate atmosphere, to the reception.

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One of the coolest things about this wedding, was the Stepfather of the Groom, was a childhood friend of mine. The wedding allowed us to catch up with each others lives, when I had a quiet moment during the evening.  

What a beautiful Winter Wedding Day it was!

Professionals Included:

Venue: Iacocca Hall, Lehigh University

Florist: Allium Floral Design

Photographer: Marissa Joy Photgraphy

DJ: Wesley Works

Officiant, Father Buckley – St. Josephs Church, Coopersburg

Hair/Makeup: Clementines Salon

Transportation: J&J Limousine

Rentals: Action Party Rentals

 

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Lehigh Valley Wedding Planning – 8 Must’s, to Do On Your Wedding Day

Friday, May 1st, 2015

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You’ve been so caught up in your wedding planning, that you totally forget to do some of the most important things!  These things allow you to remain relatively stress free on your wedding day. Not sure what they are. I have put together a list of 8 things that will essentially, help your day, be less stressful and as perfect as is possible! This list is applicable for both Brides and Grooms.

1. Get a good night’s sleep.- Don’t have your bachelorette or bachelor party the night before. The last thing you want to do is be hung over the day of your wedding, same with the Rehearsal dinner, watch how much alcohol you consume. I know, all of your friends are in town and you want to party with them and have fun, but you can do that on your wedding day! We all know that when a person is tired, they tend to be grumpy and you won’t have a happy day if you are in a lousy mood. Make sure you get to bed early and even if you are too nervous to sleep, at least rest. You can read a book that might help to make you drowsy, but try to relax yourself enough to sleep.

2. Make sure you eat – I know, you say, you are too nervous to eat, but if you don’t eat you may end up passing out or becoming light-headed at the altar, from lack of food or drink and we don’t want that to happen to you! Make sure you eat a good breakfast or while you are getting ready, make sure you have bagels, fruit, etc. around to munch on. If you get married later in the day, then you may want to have sandwiches or a deli platter available for everyone who is there getting ready. This way, not only will you be fed, your bridal party will too! Also, make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, last thing you need to do on a hot day is pass out from lack of water.

3. Give yourself enough time, so that you aren’t rushed on your wedding day – Hopefully you have a Wedding Planner or hired a “Day of Wedding Coordinator” for the Wedding Day. If you have, good for you! If you aren’t aware of it, a Wedding Planner/Coordinator will help make sure your day runs smoothly by utilizing a timeline for you and your family and bridal party. They will print out copies for all involved, so they know what is happening and when. This allows you to stay on time and relaxed. You’ve waited for this all your life and the last thing you need to do is worry about things. This is the time to have fun and soak it all in, because the day will fly by, faster than you realize.

4. Don’t wait until the last-minute – If you need a haircut, massage, pedicure or manicure. Don’t wait until your wedding day to do it. Take a day or two before your wedding day to pamper yourself. This is for the guys as well as the girls. We all need downtime and this will allow you to relax and not be running around on the big day!

5. Have someone be your go between – Again, if you have a wedding planner, you won’t need to appoint someone as your go between, but in the event you don’t have a wedding planner and have things you need to complete the day of your wedding, see if you can get a member or members of your bridal party to help out. They always want to know how they can help and this is one way!

6. Relish every minute of the day – From the minute you wake up until the minute you go to sleep, relish everything that happens on your wedding day. Remember opening your love’s wedding gift and how you felt when you saw it, remember the look on your mother/fathers face when they saw you in your wedding outfit, remember the smell of your flowers and the beauty of the arrangements, remember the happiness you are feeling today. Remember all the little things, because before you know it the day will be gone.

7. Make a point to speak and greet every guest – You invited your guests for a reason and love them all. Make sure you remember to give them a hug, a kiss or a kind word or thank you and how happy you are they were able to spend their day with you celebrating. We all know how important it is to feel needed and wanted.

8. Eat, Drink, Dance and Enjoy – Celebrate! You are now married to the love of your life and time to relax and enjoy! Make sure to eat, so that if you are having a few drinks, you won’t become tipsy. Drink, but try to control the amount. You don’t want to forget about your day, because you are too drunk to remember it. Dance as much as you can and enjoy this day! You’ve invested a lot of time and money into this, so make sure to take advantage of all the good things happening today!

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