THE BLOG

become a beautiful reality

Where Beautiful Dreams

DETAILS PLEASE

Planning a wedding can often feel like navigating a labyrinth filled with countless decisions and unexpected challenges. This is where professional guidance becomes invaluable. With over two decades in the industry and author of the book ‘A Stress-Free Wedding,’ I’ve dedicated my career to helping couples like you navigate the intricate path to their dream […]

Professional Guidance for a Stress-Free Wedding: Your Perfect Celebration Awaits

Advice

Ask the Expert

Have you ever wondered where you’d like to say your “I do’s”? Is it a cliffside in the San Juan Islands of Washington? Or is it a beach at sunset in Maui? It doesn’t matter where you want your special day to be, and one thing is for sure: planning a wedding anywhere requires adaptability, […]

Planning Your Dream Wedding: Experienced Anywhere

DETAILS PLEASE

DETAILS PLEASE

 :: OPEN SEATING :: BEST FOR Low-Key, Informal FunctionsCocktail Reception with lots of seating, Open House Reception, Stations Style Meal Positives: Things to Consider:  Paper Required: :: RESERVED FAMILY SEATING :: :: BUFFET :: Best For Casual Wedding Reception Positives: Things to Consider: Paper Required: ::   ASSIGNED TABLES :: :: BUFFET OR FAMILY STYLE :: BUFFET  Positives:  […]

Which Seating Style is Right for your Celebration?

Wedding Etiquette

Wedding Etiquette

I have said it before and I will say it again. The biggest way to save budget is to keep your guest count low. Once make your list and check it twice, it is inevitable that you will realize “Bob Smith” started dating that girl a couple months ago, and now you are left wondering […]

Wedding Etiquette — How to Politely NOT invite +1s and Kids

DETAILS PLEASE

DETAILS PLEASE

Vashti and Antonio were in the throws of life’s craziness when they reached out. New jobs, finishing school, a move all while wanting to plan an elegant wedding across the country. We were all too happy when they wanted to get married at Maysara Winery in McMinville, Oregon. They were looking for an ultra romantic […]

Ultra Romantic Oregon Wine Country Wedding

Real Weddings

Ask the Expert

You know how we like to dive into the most glamorous of Wedding Planning topics, so here we are bringing you some words of wisdom from our friends over at Where Will They Stay.  Room Blocks don’t generally come to mind as part of wedding planning, but after booking a venue this is one of […]

Ask the Expert | Room Blocks 101 | Where will they Stay?

DETAILS PLEASE

DETAILS PLEASE

It is all too common for couples to receive back their banquet event order (BEO) from the caterer and be incredibly confused that the $50 per person dinner now has multiple layers of taxes, fees, and gratuity added on. For almost every couple I work with, we end up chatting about the difference between the service […]

Wedding Etiquette || Service Charge vs. Gratuity

Wedding Etiquette

Wedding Etiquette

As a trusted resource and guide throughout the planning process, we are often the confidants that clients reach out to in those final days to ask about what is customary for tipping wedding professionals. After searching out as many resources as possible, we hope that the thoughts below will be a trusted resource for not […]

Wedding Etiquette || Tipping your Wedding Professionals

DETAILS PLEASE

DETAILS PLEASE

Aloha!  Almost time for Jen’s annual trip to the island, this year will be relaxing and a little work for a client, meeting with new hotels and re-connecting with my Maui ohana.  If you are thinking about getting married on Maui, please take a peek at the Maui e-book, I would love to sit down and […]

Destination Maui

Destination Wedding

Destination Wedding

This weddings goes into it’s a small world or you never know who will see you on Facebook!  I was in the same high school graduating class as the groom’s sister and we are friends on Facebook, well she sent over her brother and his lovely fiancée.  I was thrilled to help them plan their […]

Tropical Maui Wedding @ Sheraton Maui Resort

DETAILS PLEASE