Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Classes Starting Up!

I wanted to let some of you out there about the Spring session of the Wedding Planning Certification course that's starting up. I get a lot of resumes each week, and would love to hire all of you, but its hard to get your foot in the door. I prefer to hire within - my interns. Its a tough job and I have to be sure you're up for it. This is a great way to get some experience and education toward your wedding planning certification. Here are the details:

Wedding Planner Certification

Dates: March 3 - April 23, 2009 (no classes week of 3/17)

Day/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays - 6:30-9:30pm

Location: LBJ Student Center, Texas State Campus

Course Fee: $855.00 (Includes workbooks, CD's, testing and national certification. The class may elect to
participate in a special project, in which case, additional materials (minimal cost) may be

Become a certified wedding planner! This 40--hour course covers planning, coordinating and directing weddings, as well as a study of business structure, industry business practices, documentation information, contracts, marketing, and how to work with prospective brides and grooms.

The Wedding Planner Certification is perfect for the individual looking to get started in the business right away. In partnership with The Wedding Planning Institute, a division of Lovegevity, Inc., the Office of Continuing Education is offering this coures that also covers everything from etiquette and flowers to music and day of services. This program will provide participants with all of the tools necessary to successfully grow a professional wedding planning business. Students will also have the opportunity to participate at real local weddings for additional hand-on experience.

For more information about the course, including a course outline, information about the online instructors, frequently asked questions and testimonials, click here.

To view the Certified Wedding Planner (CWP) Career Track, click here.

To register for this program download an application or register online.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

December 27, 2008: Jen & Steve - Vintage Villas

Jen & Steve - Vintage Villas, Austin Texas

I loved working Jen and her mom Darlene. They wanted to incorporate ornaments into the decor since the date was so close to Christmas. Jen and Steve will have PLENTY of Christmas ornaments to display for years to come. We used a variety of deep purples and raspberries to fuchsias to create a really fun "pop".

Awesome vendors:
Vintage Villas
Petal Pushers
Hooked on Photography
Simon Lee Bakery

Jen made a really beautiful bride. I loved how natural her hair looked and I am SUPER in love with her dress.

Flower Girl Wagon - for those little ones that are too small to walk down the aisle. Stacey decorated this with greenery and dahlias - see proof below. :)

Chair accent decor - dahlias and birch branches with vibrant satin ribbon.

We added some ornaments to the gazebo at Vintage Villas to tie in the "Christmas Spirit" at the ceremony site.

Yummy yummy cake from the one and only Simon Lee Bakery. What's that? You see a peony - in December? Yup - you can get peonies at this time of year - they're greenhouse grown and pretty expensive but we could not resist!

Mixture of flowers and ornaments for that lush feel.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Rare Magazine - February 2009 Issue

Thank you so much to The Nichols Photography for submitting Lindsey & Grant's wedding. They did such an awesome job and the sunlight was amazing.

Catch our Feature in the new February issue of Rare Magazine!


Videography has definitely gotten better over the years. Long are the days that you had to sit through hours of footage that you would maybe watch once. I am really enjoying the new innovations toward videography with the special effects and soundtracks. I feel like I'm watching a music video or a romantic movie trailer. I feel now more than ever the necessity for a videographer at a wedding. I love the tender, crazy, private and hilarious moments you can catch in full motion. One of my favorites is Elite Video Productions. Not only are they talented, but also just super great people to work with. This husband and wife team go unnoticed at a wedding but the result is breathtaking.

I also follow StillMotion out of Canada and had the lovely pleasure of working with Elysium Productions out of California back in October. Check out their videos for some great inspiration and a warm fuzzy feeling. :)

Kimberley + Trevor's SDE from StillMotion on Vimeo.