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Hey y’all!  Here’s a quick Monday update for you… we’ve had a really busy week and Chapel Hill (where our office is) is all abuzz with yesterday’s win. (GO HEELS!)  Lara  has been gone for a week now and is still travelling (flying to Los Angeles as I type this).  She told us all about her amazing time in Atlanta meeting the teams at Bridalbar Atlanta and Studiowed.  Blog post coming soon from that.  Lara spent the last four days in Austin TX too… I know she cant wait to come home!  Just a couple quick updates for you…

{PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com} has launched a new accessories section on their already fabulous website.  Not only can you find terrific pre-owned dresses from designers like Lazaro, now you can load up on all the must-haves to match the dress. Shoes, veils, purses, jewelry, sashes, wraps, tiaras and more are all at your fingertips.  Check out {PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com}

{Eventology 2009} is next week! Our friend, Katasha Butler of {K Sherrie and Company} has created an amazing wedding intensive business conference designed especially for wedding planners.  {Eventology} will focus on major topics all wedding planners can learn from: Closing the Deal: Sales in the Wedding Industry, Meeting and Exceeding Your Clients Expectations, Marketing Your Wedding Business in Today’s Society.  With speakers like Terrica Skaggs from {Fabuluxe Inc.}, Liene Stevens of {Blue Orchid Designs} and Saundra Hadley of {Planning…Forever Events}, it will be a wonderfully informative time to learn from the best in the industry.  It all takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 7th – April 8th.  Our Editor, Lara Casey, will be attending. Look out for all her updates at the conference through her {Twitter}. To learn more check out the Eventology {Blog}.

Have a great week, y’all!

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More from the lovely wedding of Karen + Scott.  Check out the post by photographer Tim Will and the slide show {here}.

The weather on our wedding day was:  Sunny, about 75-80 degrees, with big white fluffy clouds. Perfect for the pictures!
What was the design inspiration for your wedding? We had sort of an “Adirondack” theme… but we mostly just used what we liked.  We didn’t get stressed about fitting to a certain “theme”
Favorite design element of your big day:  My aunt did the flowers and they were absolutely gorgeous! I left the design of the flowers to her. Because she is so talented at what she does, I didn’t want to distract her with too many instructions.
Describe your wedding flowers: The only instruction that I gave my aunt was that we wanted to use “fire and ice” roses because they were the traditional flower that firefighters use in their weddings (so my husband says).  Other than that, we just went for a fun wild flower theme. She ended up using mostly of pinks, whites and blues:  some stargazer lilies, blue delphiniums, roses.  My favorite part of the flowers was definitely my cascading bouquet.  It was modeled after my mother’s wedding bouquet, which my aunt also made 26 years ago!
Describe your wedding cake:  It was a four tier white cake with raspberry filling and white butter cream frosting in a “basket weave” style.  My aunt decorated the cake with flowers for the reception.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was:  The Adirondack themed beer coozie favors.  They were a big hit!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding?  I really wasn’t stressed during the planning.  During the week before the wedding it was just important to learn how to let the little things slide, and realize that it’s impossible to make everyone happy.
Were there any special family traditions you included in the wedding?  It’s a Dutch tradition to lift the bride and groom up into the air on chairs during reception, and let me tell you, it was one wild ride!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? It’s seriously impossible to pick just one memorable moment.  The whole day was just an incredible experience.
Scariest moment? For Scott it was definitely being lifted up in the air on this little chair by a bunch of drunk men who really weren’t strong enough to keep him up there.
Funniest moment?  The best man’s speech.
Three adjectives that describe the day are:  Romantically, fantabulous, perfect.
What advice would you give to someone planning their wedding?  Just relax, don’t sweat the small stuff, and have fun!  Remember the whole day is about the two of you coming together as husband and wife.  In the end make sure that you remember that you need to be planning more for the MARRIAGE that lasts a LIFETIME rather than the wedding, which lasts only a day.
Best advice or most memorable comment someone made to you during the wedding celebration.  In marriage things work best when you are focusing more on how you can serve and give of yourself to your spouse.  When you find yourself getting caught up in what you want your spouse to give or to do, check first how you might put him/her first and everything will fall into place.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? 
We’re looking forward to starting a family. Two became one, now two will become three, and then four, and then who knows.

We wish Karen + Scott all the best!

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  1. avatar vivek kushwaha reply

    this is a real kind of stuff as you showing…………………………….really every one will love it.

  2. avatar Andrea reply

    Great pictures.

  3. avatar mayweddi reply

    Nice layout, good information!

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Happy Monday, y’all!  We have a fun wedding to share with you today… Karen’s aunt created the cake and worked along side with {The County Florist and Gifts} for the flowers and decor.  Photography by the fabulous Tim Will of {Tim Will Fine Art Weddings and Portrait}

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story… We met at a rodeo in Wyoming while we were both working at ranches for at-risk youth.
Describe the proposal: “Perfect.”  I had no idea it was going to happen!  He took me out to a beautiful dinner on the feast day of my favorite saint, Saint Therese of Liseaux.  Since we share a deep faith, it was really important for both of us that God be at the center of our engagement.  He proposed to me outside in a beautiful prayer garden next to a statue of St. Therese after we had spent some time praying together.
What attracted me to my husband was: His strength, both inside and out:  He is such an incredible man, a REAL man, who truly understands just what that means. While he fits into the definition of “a man’s man” – loving sports, the outdoors, and all things “masculine”, he also shows his strength at the same time through his selflessness and humility.  He is always putting others first.  He could have easily spent his life using his many strengths and abilities to get himself ahead, but his focus always has been, and continues to be on serving others first. Oh yeah, and he’s smokin hot.
What attracted me to my wife was:  There were two things that immediately attracted me to her; the first of course was her physical beauty (I’m a man after all), but the other thing that was easy to see right off the bat was a contagious joy bubbling out of her like a fountain.  I have come to love her for many other reasons, of course – her holiness, her intelligence, her kindness and sympathy for others, her selflessness, the list goes on…  oh, and did I mention that she’s ridiculously good-looking?
A date we went on that we’ll always remember:  Our first date: Scott took me to this adorable Italian restaurant, Adriano’s, in this the western town of Cody, WY. We had a fabulous meal and afterward we did some stargazing along the Buffalo Bill Reservoir.  A very romantic first date.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress:  It was more like the dress found me… We found it the first time my mother and I went looking.  We stumbled upon this adorable little boutique that was going out of business, so the whole store was 40% off.  I was looking for something stylish, but modest enough to wear in church without feeling uncomfortable.  The stunning Maggie Sottero stress that I found there was absolutely perfect. We bought it that day and since the store was going out of business I just took it home right off the rack.  It was the perfect size and everything… Like I said, the stress sort of “found me”.
The most unexpected event on our wedding day was:  When I (the bride) was locked out of the back door of the church.  That was a bit nerve-wracking when I was supposed to be walking down the isle in 10 minutes.  For Scott, it was when he was trying to figure out where the rings were.  They were with my maid of honor, who was locked out of the church with me.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase/verse/or line? Nope, we used the traditional vows give to us by the Catholic Church.

Check back later for more from Karen + Scott!

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