The Engagement Party

The Engagement Party

It truly takes a village to connect all of the puzzle pieces for the activities leading up to “The Big Day!”  Mothers, let me warn you in advance, there will be stress, moments of anxiety and melt downs.  This is all very normal as the Bride-to-be wants everything perfect on her big day.  Our job is to calm her down and direct her focus on what is truly most important, The Vows and the friends and family gathered to share the joy of this special day.

I recently survived “The Engagement Party!”  The wedding vendor community is amazing!  As experts in their field, their guidance is priceless.  I am going to be honest and say I had no intention of utilizing a wedding planner as I thought we were detailed and organized,  WRONG!  A million times WRONG!  Angela Recinella from Planned Perfection was amazing!  I truly could not have survived without her!   I am just thrilled the engagement party was a trial run for the wedding.  I learned so much  and truly cannot say enough about the vendors that make everything come together so beautifully.

Our Venue, Red Rocks Cafe, Southpark was over the top perfect!  With guests raving about the food, staff and overall experience, I knew we had hit a home run!  John Love was my savior and did everything possible to make the event spectacular!  Memories were created at this event that will last a lifetime!  The ShutterBooth, Cake by Cheesecake, Etc, Photography by Tatyana M Photography who has a genius photographer who I just fell in love with, Musical Duo Ashton Geiger and Josh Shu who made the patio a “hot spot” and our live artist, Laurie Bostian all made the event something out of a fairytale book.

This was the first official event with the parents, wedding party and best friends coming together to celebrate the Love and future of our Princess Bride-to-Be and her Prince Charming and we survived!

Follow my journey in  M.O.B. Matters articles in Carolina Bride and read the complete story of the engagement party along with candid pictures in the July edition as it hits the stands this week.

 

 

 

 

Author: Debra Kennedy

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