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San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Planner

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Priscilla + Phil's Romantic Happily Ever After in Atlanta, Georgia

They fell in love traveling the world and couldn’t imagine a life without one another

We’re coming up on Priscilla & Phil’s anniversary (YAY! Congratulations you two!) which gave me the perfect reason to reflect back on one of the earliest weddings I did under my own company. Have you ever heard of the phrase “right place, right time”? Well, P+P’s wedding planning opportunity became just that! Back then, I was still working full time in a corporate event planning position and my wedding planning company was only just a side hustle. I had known Priscilla’s brother, Ricardo, for some time, as we had both worked at a startup together and then coincidentally moved over to the same corporate company. Ricardo and I had grown to become friends and when he learned of my side gig he was so supportive that he decided my services would be the perfect wedding gift to his newly engaged sister, Priscilla and soon to be brother-in-law, Phil.

I was extremely flattered to have been given such a wonderful compliment and was so excited to work with my first official “referral”. I will never forget the early stages of helping them dive into their wedding dreams and beginning to shape their day to fit their personalities. Priscilla worked for an airline and Phil was in the military, so they definitely wanted to incorporate all the places they had traveled together, especially since it played a huge role in how they fell in love. So we agreed on a minimal travel theme and began to bring all the pieces together from inspiration around the world. From tables named after countries they’d been to together, centerpieces created by an assortment of travel books, and confetti cones for the grand exit made from old maps, the travel theme was carried throughout the entire event. My personal favorite decor piece was a glass globe with etched continents that worked perfectly for their guests to sign as a keepsake.

I learned so much from this wedding and am forever grateful to Priscilla, Phil, and Ricardo for trusting me with such a special day. Now, whenever I look back at how far I’ve come, this wedding marks the beginning of that journey, as it became the day I quit my corporate job and officially began working for myself. I will cherish it always. Cheers to us and our one year anniversaries!

Lyndsey and Elliott Wedding

Photography + Videography Created Four // Planning Katie Laines design + coordination // Venue Carl House // Catering Carl House // Floral Design Carl House Florals // DJ DJ Louie Productions // Stationery Minted // Cake The Posh Cakery // Makeup DaNina Nicole // Hair Sonya Riviere // Event Signage The Creative Standard

 
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Bridesmaids Holding Bouquets Indoor Wedding
Cognac Leather Chair and Bourbon Groom Sitting Before Wedding
Man Of Honor Bride's Brother In Robes Getting Ready Pre-Wedding
Wedding Toast Cheers Sweetheart Table Champagne
Groom's Children Ring Bearer and Flower Girl Watching Dad Get Re-Married Kids
Large Wedding Party Brick Wall Background
Lace Wedding Dress Back Button Up Bridal Gown
His and Hers Ring Box Ring Bearer
Bride Getting Ready Before Wedding Putting Her Dress On
United States Socks Groom Is In The Armed Forces With Son
Guest Signing A Glass Globe Guest Book Gold Sharpie Travel Theme Wedding
Bride Walking Down Staircase Back of Dress To First Look
Best Man Nose Boop with Groom
Guest Signing The Guest Book Photobooth Photos Strip
Flower Dog In Wedding
Unplugged Ceremony Sign White Modern Calligraphy A-Fram Poster
Photobooth At A Wedding Because Every Picture Tells A Story
Just Married After The Ceremony Bride And Groom as Husband and Wife Walking Recessional
First Kiss As Man And Wife
Best Men And Groom Getting Ready Putting On Shoes
Confetti Kisses Grand Exit On Wedding Day
Floral Shepard's Hooks At Wedding Ceremony
Bridesmaids and Man of Honor With Bride Purple and Pink Dresses Ombre
Saying The I-Do's as Bride and Groom At The Alter Wedding Ceremony
Bride and Groom with Parents of The Bride Laughing
Bride and Groom In Love After Wedding Evening Portraits
Bride and Groom Grand Entrance
Carl House Wedding Venue In Georgia
Bride and Groom Lace Dress Twilight Wedding Portrait
Groom Putting On Grey Jacket
Bridal Party On Their Way To The Ceremony Chapel