Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hitched!!! Holding Wedding 4.8.11

As a wedding planner I absolutely LOVE the opportunity to work with a couple who has a strong vision for their big day.  I met Matt & Jessie in September 2010 and I was immediately excited for their Italian vineyard themed wedding.  They are a great couple who had been dreaming of a honeymoon to Italy ahead of the wedding and used that as the foundation.  We got to work right away seeking out the best vendors to create an Italian vineyard for this Delaware couple getting married at The Wellwood Club in Charlestown, MD. 

Matt & Jessie were both very involved in every step of the wedding planning and I think that was they key in creating a day that honored both of them individually and as a couple.  Amazing details were provided by The Wellwood Club who set the bar extremely high with Angela, the site coordinator who truly cared about Matt & Jessie.  Since TWC is a restaurant by day, I had no doubt that the catering would be phenomenal and the staff was so professional and attentive.  The staff was particularly helpful since there was a lot of moving around to do ahead of the ceremony- we had to move the set up from overlooking the bay to inside the tent that day as the heavens opened in the early morning and didn't stop until close to 11pm!  Always keeping the focus of each other, Matt & Jessie were so flexible and truly excited for their big day regardless of rain. 

The decor was complimented by Belak Flowers of Wilmington, DE who provided all the stunning floral arrangements.  Barb really took the time to understand the vineyard vision and created beautiful centerpieces on top of the wine bottles that Jessie provided.  Delaware favorite Cannon's Cakes provided the gorgeous and delicious cake.  And to keep the party moving, Matt & Jessie asked a good friend to be their DJ and having that personal touch really was extra special.  Kathy of Sparkle Photography is a preferred vendor and needless to say, she never disappoints.  Her talent of capturing the cherished moments is pretty amazing. We did luck out that the rain stopped for about 30 minutes towards the end of the reception so the couple could get some great shots on the property.  This couple was so great to work with from start to finish, I wish nothing but the most love & happiness to the Holdings as they start their life together!  Enjoy these photos and please check Felicity C Weddings' Facebook page for the whole photo album.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Christmas In July Promotion!

How did we zoom to the middle of July already?  While everyone is still in summer/beach/bbq mode, wedding planners are looking months ahead.  Felicity C Weddings is running a 'Christmas in July' promotion-any December 2011 couples that contact me starting today and ending July 31, 2011 for DOC (day of coordination) services, will receive a 30% discount!!!  Please see the Felicity C Weddings website for package details & pricing and check out WeddingWire for client reviews.  Availability is limited so email me today!

Monday, July 11, 2011

FCW Is WeddingWire Rated For 2011!

Bear, DE - July 11- WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding technology company, is pleased to announce that Felicity C Weddings is WeddingWire Rated 2011 for wedding planning. WeddingWire Rated is an annual award program that distinguishes wedding vendors across the country for their excellence. Based on hundreds of thousands of recent wedding reviews, WeddingWire Rated is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples looking to find the best local businesses for their wedding.

Felicity C Weddings has 4 reviews on WeddingWire. Reviews by our newlywed clients include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions about their experiences working with our business and staff. Our reviews provide transparency for potential clients, assisting them in making the most informed decisions for their big day.

"We are delighted to unveil the 5th annual WeddingWire Rated program," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire, Inc., Felicity C Weddings has made a commitment to capturing their clients experiences on the nation's leading wedding review site."  As the largest site for wedding reviews, WeddingWire empowers engaged couples with the most comprehensive and trusted review system available. The WeddingWire Rated program provides Felicity C Weddings with a simple platform to capture customer feedback from their wedding planning experience. Newly engaged couples can easily access all of the reviews for Felicity C Weddings on We would like to thank our newlyweds for our WeddingWire Rated 2011 recognition.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Attire, Alcohol & A Face Full Of Cake

As we are in the exact middle of summer, I'm sure that many of you have been at least one wedding this year.  All the attention at wedding is first on the couple, then their families and the wedding party.  But that doesn't excuse everyone else from being aware of their attire and actions.  Yes, there is a good chance that many guests will be in professional photos and you want to make a good impression.  Here is a quick list of do's and don'ts applicable for everyone involved:

1. Make sure that your clothes fit. No, really.  It is distracting and these photos are forever.  Attire, accessories and overall appearance are very important.  Obviously the bride's dress should not be too low and the groom's pant hem should not be too long- you should look your absolute best on your wedding day.  For guests, the same rules apply.  Men make sure your suit fits, coordinates AND is appropriate for the wedding.  Ladies, if you are wearing a short dress, make sure you have enough fabric to bend over, a few inches make all the difference.  If you are wear a long dress, practice walking & dancing so you don't trip.  And please take care of your tan lines ahead of time.  And lastly, know your jumping limits.

Distracting, right? Source

2. Guests are part of the scenery, be on your best behavior.  Most guests are not aware of how many photos they will be in.  Touch up your makeup & make all attire adjustments in the bathroom.  Keep your club dance moves at home if you don't want them to be captured forever.  Don't drink your face off at the reception, that is why the professional photographer does not attend the afterparty.  These sound like basic rules but I have seen some of these party fouls for myself, it does happen.

3. Again, these photos are forever. A little bit of cake on your nose is cute, a face full of smushed fondant is not.  Playfully reaching for the tossing bouquet is cute, leaping like a maniac is not.  Dressing up for the wedding is expected, attention-seeking attire is not (I'm looking at you, Princess Beatrice).  And lastly, picking your nose is never a 'do'.

The air up there. In a plaid mini-skirt. Source

Why??? Source