Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How-to: Make a Wedding Website

We get asked all the time about wedding websites. 
Our Brides want to know; Should I make one? Are they helpful? What should I put on it? What should it look like? 
Well, have no fear, we're here to help!

In this age of social media and technology, a wedding website can be a great way to get key information to your guests. 
Here are some examples of what to put on your website:
  • Hello! - This is a great way to tell your guests how excited you are about your upcoming nuptials and how happy you are that they are going to be joining you.
  • The Important Information - Let's face it, most guests lose or misplace their invitations. This is a great way to put all the important information (Time, Date & Location) in one place that they can visit anytime. 
  • Directions - Even if you don't think that your venue is hard to get to, the truth is some people are just directionally challenged. Your website is a great place to put a map and any helpful hints so your guests don't get lost. 
  • Travel & Accommodation Information - If you have out-of-town guests or just have guests that want to stay at a nearby hotel so they don't have to drive home, this is a great way to provide travel and hotel information. 
  • Gift Registry 
  • Photos - If you had professional engagement pictures taken, show them off (after all, you paid for them)
  • Wedding Party - Introduce your wedding party! Let everyone know who the special people in your life are and give them a shout-out for helping you put everything together. 
  • FAQs - Any other information that you want to tell your guests but don't want to put on the invitation: wedding attire, wether children are invited, if there are babysitting services provided, wether there is formal transportation, etc...
The most important thing is to have FUN with it. Your website is the first glimpse that your guests will have of whats to come. Make sure it matches your wedding, in style, color & over all look. 

One of our AMAZING brides has graciously let us use her website as an example.
Check out what a great job Kayse & Trey did on their wedding website:

Thanks for visiting - C & K

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Meet the Barnetts

Lanese & Brady

It was so wonderful to work with this beautiful couple. 
Lanese and Brady were married on 9.20.14 at The Filter Building on White Rock Lake. 

It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony and even though it rained all day (which I believe is lucky) the Bride and Groom never lost their cool.


and as if it knew, the rain let up just long enough to get some great pictures!


The party moved inside for the reception, which was full of fun personal touches from the bride and groom. 


Gil's provided a "Milk & Cookies" snack at the end of the night (they were yummy)

And a HUGE "Thank You" to the awesome vendors:

A Stylish Soiree - decor and coordination
The Filter Building
Blake Ryan Photography
Gil's Elegant Catering
Dallas Rhythms - DJ and lighting
Stonebridge Videography
Delicious Cakes
Romantic Remberences

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. ~ Anonymous

Monday, January 13, 2014

Meet the Neisen's

Introducing Melissa and Jeremy Neisen. 
I have never met a couple that had a wedding that was so true to who they are; fun, colorful and full of life. It was an honor to be part of their special day. 

On September 19th, Melissa and Jeremy took their vows in front of friends and family at the First Christian Church in Van Alstyne, TX.

Before the Ceremony Melissa and Jeremy each read a private note from the other.....                     

(for their eyes only)

After the Ceremony the Wedding continued on at the Brides family farm. 
The Chaddick Family Farm was were Melissa spent much of her childhood; she couldn't think of anywhere else she would rather start her life with Jeremy. 

The Mother of the Groom did an amazing job with the decor, transforming Melissa and Jeremy's vision into reality.

By using fun, whimsical touches Melissa truly made her guests feel at home....

And when it started to get chilly, we broke out the S'mores

Of course, we couldn't of done any of it without her AMAZING vendors:
A Stylish Soiree - Coordination
First Christian Church of Van Alstyne
pictures by: The Three Photography
Stephanie Neisen - Florist
Astounding Sounds
Cowboy Chicken
Big D Party Rentals
Brittany Neisen - Cakes
Gretchen Ludwig - Hair and Make-up
Trinity Staffing

At the end of the night we sent them off with a spark!

A beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple!

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. ~ Anonymous