So many of us have friends that are just starting out in the wedding industry and it's so easy to assume they will work your wedding for free. Guess what? They are your friends first and secondly, they are guests at your wedding.
If I had to describe Heather’s and Wolfie’s wedding day in 1 word, it would be fun! They had the time of their lives to say the least. To start, Heather surprised everyone by singing during the ceremony and she also cut her hair in between the ceremony and the reception!
In this article, I am spilling the beans about wedding planners. I am unveiling the secrets know to weddin planners to give you an inside scoop! Grab your kettle corn popcorn and keep reading!
Today I want to share with you all of the things I do as a wedding planner. I get asked this question all of the time and I am so excited to share with you all that goes into wedding planning. Okay, so it takes a couple hundred hours to plan a wedding from start to finish. With each wedding being unique, the hours can vary drastically. The average time to plan a wedding is one year, but we are starting to see a trend where people are getting married in 6 months or less. No matter how long your engagement is, the time investment will be the same.
Being mindful is simply living in the present moment and experiencing life using all of your senses. Today on the blog, we discuss 3 bite sized tips on how to be a mindful bride. Grab your green tea boba and start reading on how to become a mindful bride.
Mindfulness is a term that you may not here often but it is so important for the mind, body and soul. Today we are going to deep dive into the term mindfulness, look at what it means, discuss the benefits, and share ways that I incorporate mindfulness into my daily life.
This month marks year one for Forever Taeken Weddings + Events and I am more than excited to share with you things I've learned along the way, things that I overcame, and where my business is going in the future. I met so many inspiring people & learned a lot about myself as well.
What a beautiful season we have this spring! With all of the super blooms everywhere and the sun shining ever so bright, let's get out of the house and enjoy the beauty. It's pretty amazing when I am driving to church, I can see the California poppies and I just want to pull over and enjoy them :) With all of the rain we had, it's so fun to reap the benefits with beautiful blooms!
Vendor Spotlight! Today on the blog we are highlighting Taste of Jay's, which is a reception style tasting at their exclusive venue, The Estate on Second!
Hey loves! By now, you have enjoyed the engagement season and figured out your style/vibe of your wedding and you are ready to tackle the budget. Okay, take a deep breath with me.... Inhale....and Exhale...we're going to get through this together. By the end of this post you will feel much better, I promise! :) Many people go about wedding budgets differently, but the tips I'm giving you today will set you up for success.
Hey love! I hope you enjoyed reading the first two sections. If you haven't read them yet...ahem..I know who you are ...lol ...okay just kidding. You can find them here. We're at the end of the series and I have something really exciting at the end that you don't want to miss. Wahooo, you're engaged, have a vision for your wedding, have a budget in mind and now it's time to pop the question to ask your closest friends and family to be in your bridal party! This is such a fun and exciting thing to do and you can be as creative as you'd like. Here are a few of my favorite ways:
Oh HEY friends!!! Congrats again to all of the lovely couples who got engaged over the Holidays. I'm celebrating over here with you in spirit :) Okay, so now that you have taken my advice from the first series (If you didn't read it, no worries, you can find it here) , it's time to create your wedding vision. Some people call it your theme ( I really try not to use that word because it limits your creativity to one category) or vibe (love this word!). Your vision is the overall feel of your wedding, which is the foundation of your wedding. All of the other decisions made will be based on your wedding vision, which is why it is so important to start here.
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! ! What an exciting time in your life! By now, your friends and family are asking you about the date, color palettes and discussing venue options with you. You go to work the next day and the questions continue. Allow me to be the first to tell you that you are your fiancé will be the center of attention until you get married. With all of the excitement, gifts, and love from your friends and family, it is easy to lose sight of the meaning of marriage.
Hey friends! This was one of my favorite engagement photo shoots for so many reasons. First, I have been friends with the Jessica and Aaron since college, we were in Alpha Delta Chi together and were college roommates! Also, my husband is their wedding photographer! It was so much fun working with my husband, he actually asked me to be his styling assistant. J + A wanted a sunrise photo shoot, so we drove up the night before and stayed in this awesome AirBNB. It was funky and eclectic with a modern twist.
Today, I will be breaking down the different terms that are used when describing a wedding planner. You may be surprised to see which terms are myths and which one's are factual. Grab your pumpkin spice latte and let's get started!
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I must say, I was a bit nervous doing my first styled shoot. I mustered up enough courage to post that I was interested in doing a styled shoot in one of our local wedding vendor groups and boom, a few photographers reached out to me. I was floored. I thought to myself...okay, this is actually going to happen.
I had the honor of managing my sweet friends wedding this summer at McCoy Equestrian Center! I met the groom in college (Fight On!) and when I met his fiancee, she was an absolute sweet heart. I knew they were perfect for each other. They both have a passion for teaching and sports, (especially baseball). Kara and Michael's love was felt by everyone on their wedding day.
It was such a pleasure planning and coordinating this proposal! Hans and Michelle are college sweet hearts. They are loving, genuine, kind and have beautiful souls. I first met Hans through my husband at UCLA and he was truly an impeccable man of God. Hans has a gentle spirit, one that is so patient and truly enjoys the little things in life. Michelle and I went to USC together and we met through our sorority, Alpha Delta Chi. Michelle became my little sister and our relationship blossomed instantly. Michelle is one of the sweetest and most thoughtful people I know. When she walks into a room, her smile lights up the entire place. She is going to be a stunning bride. Hans, you have chosen so wisely, you are truly blessed. Wishing you both love that will last for eternity, peace that surpasses all understating, and joy throughout all of your days. May God continue to have His hand over your lives.
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As promised from my previous blog post, today I want to share with you what I am very passionate about. Giving back to the community is an aspect of my business that brings me so much joy. I want my business to be socially responsible in all of it's efforts. My business motto is: Bigger Picture + Greater Purpose. I want my company to reflect this motto. I have partnered with the Hidden Treasures Foundation, a non-profit organization based in San Diego who rescues girls from human trafficking. With each booking, I'll donate 10% of the profit to this organization.