Wedding planners. What a fantastic concept! To help a bride pull together one of the most important days of her life, he or she can be invaluable. My friend, Renea owns a wedding planning company, Elite Coordinators. She also owns Personal Tux . The woman is a powerhouse! She contacted me about one of her brides needing bridal bouquets. I wish you could all meet Renea, she is becoming a good friend. Crazy, funny, sassy, drop dead gorgeous, and the consummate professional when planning an event. No, she won’t pick up your wedding cake from the baker, but she sure will delegate who will.
Her bride, Hannah loves everything vintage. She is getting married at her family’s barn. Perfect for her and her fiance. Very sentimental. We met up at Renea’s office to discuss details. It was an 8am meeting and we didn’t leave until 11:00. It was fun. More like friends chatting and trying not to eat all of the yummy pastries Renea was so sweet to provide first thing in the morning.
Hannah told me she has buttons, brooches, doilies, and grandma’s lace. Once I heard “grandma’s lace”….that did it for me! I knew we would be a perfect match. I am beyond excited to start working on her bouquets. We’ve decided on a button bouquet for her and her sister (the maid of honor), but I’m going to make fabric flower bouquets for the rest of the bridal party. Fabric flowers, sigh…..my new love. The richness of the fabrics, the colors, the texture. They are oh so pretty.
It’s a bit overwhelming to be a young bride to be and plan all of those details. How much better to have someone else handle the planning. You get to be stress free and enjoy the journey. Someone to bounce all of those ideas off of, but will keep you grounded as well. Reminding you that you do have a budget when you start showing all of those Pinterest ideas.
Who better than a planner to find you someone who can make you something that no one else has, be it a bouquet made out of buttons, fabric, brooches, or a combination of all three? Had Renea not known me through networking Hannah may not have decided to be so unique on her wedding day. So, what do you think? Would you forgo traditional flowers for something completely different? Hannah’s bouquets will last a lifetime and guess what? No wilting, no watering, no lost petals. Perfect for a barn wedding.