Day 2162 – Repost – What Is A Wedding Studio And Why You Should Care

I have a really crazy weekend. I’m talking the kind I tell people not to have. Every minute is booked. Now, everything I’m doing is really fun stuff and I’m looking forward to it…but I’m also a realistic person and know that I won’t be able to blog. Since it’s the heart of wedding season, I thought I’d give you some wedding posts this weekend! Enjoy!

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I’ve been blogging a lot about the new Be More Inspired Wedding Studio and I wanted to tell y’all a bit about why I love it so much! I think it’s going to totally change how Maryland brides plan their weddings!

You start your journey trying on dresses with the amazing stylists at K&B Bridals. They’ll help you find the dress that truly reflects YOU and your wedding.

While trying on your dress, Randie of Faye Daniel Designs can pop downstairs and help you accessorize your gown choice. She has so many of her samples on site to show you examples of what she can do. But if you need more options, you can walk upstairs to her workshop to talk about other options. She showed me drawers upon drawers of beautiful jewels, beads and all kinds of stuff!

But don’t leave yet, you can also find bridesmaids dresses, MOB/MOG dresses, flower girl dresses and tuxes for the guys at K&B Bridals. One of your bridesmaids about to have her prom? No worries, she can check out the prom dresses at K&B too!

What if you came in for a meeting with the onsite florists, Blush Floral Design Studio LLC? Well, hey, you will get to meet the other vendors who are on site while you’re there! Bonus? They make sure there are fresh flowers around the studio!

But wait, there’s more! (Said in my best infomercial voice)

Also on site is a mobile team from Lavish Salon & Spa of Fallston for your hair, make up, spa, essentially all things beauty, needs!

Feeling overwhelmed with all of this? Need a little (or a lot) of help with your wedding? Moore & Co. Event Stylists is on site as well! They have styled and planned many weddings/events and bridal shows that I’ve seen (and photographed) over the years and are always so impressive!

Here is a taste of what these awesome vendors can do!!

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Day 1661 – What Is A Wedding Studio And Why You Should Care

I’ve been blogging a lot about the new Be More Inspired Wedding Studio and I wanted to tell y’all a bit about why I love it so much! I think it’s going to totally change how Maryland brides plan their weddings!

You start your journey trying on dresses with the amazing stylists at K&B Bridals. They’ll help you find the dress that truly reflects YOU and your wedding.

While trying on your dress, Randie of Faye Daniel Designs can pop downstairs and help you accessorize your gown choice. She has so many of her samples on site to show you examples of what she can do. But if you need more options, you can walk upstairs to her workshop to talk about other options. She showed me drawers upon drawers of beautiful jewels, beads and all kinds of stuff!

But don’t leave yet, you can also find bridesmaids dresses, MOB/MOG dresses, flower girl dresses and tuxes for the guys at K&B Bridals. One of your bridesmaids about to have her prom? No worries, she can check out the prom dresses at K&B too!

What if you came in for a meeting with the onsite florists, Blush Floral Design Studio LLC? Well, hey, you will get to meet the other vendors who are on site while you’re there! Bonus? They make sure there are fresh flowers around the studio!

But wait, there’s more! (Said in my best infomercial voice)

Also on site is a mobile team from Lavish Salon & Spa of Fallston for your hair, make up, spa, essentially all things beauty, needs!

Feeling overwhelmed with all of this? Need a little (or a lot) of help with your wedding? Moore & Co. Event Stylists is on site as well! They have styled and planned many weddings/events and bridal shows that I’ve seen (and photographed) over the years and are always so impressive!

Here is a taste of what these awesome vendors can do!!

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Day 1656 – Do You Need A Free Wedding In Maryland?

This Saturday, January 25th, the brand new Be More Inspired wedding studio will have an open house! It starts at 6 p.m. at 24 S. Main Street in Bel Air, Maryland. Check out their Facebook invite for more info! It’s open to everyone! Vendors, brides, your friends!

Oh, right, I mentioned a free wedding! If you come out to the open house, and are a bride to be of course, you can enter to win a FREE wedding from the amazing vendors at the Be More Inspired wedding studio!! Oh yea, you read that right! So mark your calendar now! I’ll be there too! Come say hi!!

On Saturday, I got to see the studio in action and I can safely say it’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in my 9 years in the wedding industry! Wow!

Here’s a few sneak peeks of the studio! I’ll wait til after the opening to share the others I took!

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Get more info on their event invite!

Day 1547 – Planning Your Wedding In Baltimore Maryland – Day Of Coordinating

Let me paint a picture for you.

You’ve spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on your wedding. You’ve spent countless hours planning the perfect day for you. Your blood, sweat and tears are in this wedding. Your fingers still hold scars from the DIY centerpieces. Let us not forget the super detailed timeline you created weeks ago for the day. AND you picked out the perfect linens for the tables!

But, on the day of your wedding, the centerpieces never made it out to the tables…they might still be in the trunk of your car…your Aunt Molly was in charge of that, but she hadn’t seen Aunt Betty in so long, she got caught up in catching up. Your Uncle Stan was going to help keep everyone in line for the day, but he was a little more interested in the open bar. And then, to top all this off, your caterer didn’t use the right linens!

I would HATE for something like this to happen to you. What can you do about it? Hire a day of coordinator of course! (Moore & Co. Event Stylists do this!)

You might be thinking you can just use your friends and family day of…and sometimes this works out…but, at the end of the day, you want your friends and family to be able to relax and enjoy the day too! You’ve put in SO much work, it’s really worth hiring a day of coordinator! Having someone to step in and have copies of your contracts and be able to say, “um, caterer, this linen is wrong…fix it.” Is pretty priceless.

This ends our wedding planning series. I hope you’ve learned something that will help you plan your own wedding. If you have any questions, or corrections, let me know!

I’ll leave you with something that Moore & Co. styled and executed at our style shoot. 🙂

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Day 1546 – Planning Your Wedding In Baltimore Maryland – Wedding Pastor

The pastor/priest/officiant for your wedding may be a big deal or a little deal. If it’s a big deal, here are a few things to consider.

If you’re attending a church, your first place to look is your pastoral staff. Is there a particular pastor who has had a big impact on your relationship with your groom?

If you’re in between churches, or not attending, is there someone from your past that would fit the bill?

You want to make sure your pastor will say and do the things that mean a lot to you.

We were soooo blessed with our pastor, Jimmy Cannon (now senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church). He sent me a recent wedding ceremony and I was pretty much able to modify it to what I wanted. One of the MOST important things to Bret and I was that the gospel was clearly shared at our wedding.

The gospel, very basically is this – we are sinners…i.e. we are soooo messed up we can’t do ANYTHING right on our own…Christ (God’s son, fully God and fully man) came to earth, lived a perfect life (didn’t mess up AT all) and died IN our place to pay for all of our mess ups…If we believe that, we are pardoned for our super messed up lives and God sees Christ and His perfect life (not ours) when He looks at us.

Sharing this clearly with our guests was so very very important. Hopefully, at least one person was impacted by our marriage ceremony, I know we were.

I’m not trying to be all preachy here, just sharing my own heart and how important it is to let your pastor/priest/officiant share what YOU want most shared.

This is our fabulous pastor, Jimmy:

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p.s. Doesn’t he look spiffy? Since Bret decided to wear his Marine blues, we had the “buy so many, get a free tux for the groom” deal, so we gave that free tux to Jimmy!