Friday, December 3, 2010

SNEAK PEAK- non-professional Wiggins/Carr Destination Wedding

Working with Kathleen and Martin to plan their absolutely amazing destination wedding on the beach in Naples Florida was a wonderful experience.  The Ritz is one of the most beautiful venues I have ever seen with one of the most beautiful brides walking down the aisle.  Everything was breath taking...Here is a sneak at some of the non- professional pictures.



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hosting your own party this Holiday Season?

Hosting your very own holiday party this season??  Go all out with some of the ideas below!!!  Pick your favorite theme and use it throughout...adding a festive beverage to go along with the theme always wins bonus points!!!!!
For something fun...try the Candy Cane Theme!!!

Baby it's cold outside, Snuggle up next to the one you love with a Romantic Winter Wonderland Theme!!!
The Kids like to party about a Charlie Brown Christmas Party!!!!

 And of course you can't go wrong with a Santa Theme!!!  Would be a nice touch to have someone dressed up as Santa in attendance!!!

~Happy Holiday Planning~

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Venue: Regency at Dominion Valley


Perfectly Planned has the pleasure to adding Regency at Dominion Valley as one of our preferred venues!!  We had the pleasure to working a wedding here in October and could not have asked for a more beautiful setting and amazing staff!!

From the Wedding Wire: The Regency at Dominion Valley in Haymarket, Va. is a newer property that opened in March of 2006. Nestled on a quiet retreat with rolling landscapes, natural ponds, and a beautifully designed Arnold Palmer golf course; you will find yourself in a serene and intimate setting. Step out beyond our uniquely L-shaped ballroom, onto the veranda, for a spectacular backdrop of the historic Bull Run Mountains.
Our goal is simple, to provide you and your guests with impeccable service and American Cuisine with a revelation of flavor.
At Regency, we pride ourselves in presenting an environment that is inviting and comfortable for up to 200 Guests.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Inspiration

Do you dream Halloween???  If you have always wanted the perfect Halloween inspired wedding, here are some ideas to consider while you plan!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Wedding Day to Erin and Colin!!!!

Perfectly Planned's very first "real" client Erin and Colin are getting hitched today!!! The stage is set...

absolutely gorgeous bride
super duper handsome groom
perfectly fabulous weather
a fantastic venue, highly recommend: Visit the Venue

and WE will be there to make sure that everything goes as perfectly planned!!!

Congratulations to Erin and Colin, wishing you nothing but happiness and joy in your future together!

Friday, September 10, 2010

How much does a wedding cost in the US???

Thank you to everyone who participated in Perfectly Planned's 1st poll titled :

How much does a wedding cost in the US??
A. $37,682 - 57% of the readers
  B. $19,581 - 28% of the readers 
 C. $53,195 - 14% of the readers
D. $11,296 - 0% of the readers

The correct answer is B.  A wedding in the United States on average costs $19,581.

Happy Friday Everyone!  Have a Perfectly Planned Weekend :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Ideas for your own Labor Day get together....

Decorate your table with one of these beautiful centerpieces

Serve a "So Long Summer" coctail

Let the Grilling Begin

Sit back, Relax, and enjoy your farewell to Summer party.  Perfectly Planned wishes everyone a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Can you believe fall is upon us?!?!?

Fall is a gorgeous time to have your wedding, what a beautiful season!!  Enjoy the Fall Wedding Inspiration.

Photo Credits: Kristin Andrews

Photo Credits: Wedalicious by Allure

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hottest Wedding Trend of 2010??

Yes that's right PHOTO BOOTHS!!!  I think they are around for a while and why not, they are so fun!!!!

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You can make your own, you can rent one, you can pick the back drop, add props, make it whatever you want it to be!!  How it works...your wedding guests can go in as many times as they want throughout the night, the guest get a copy to take home for their fridge = FAVOR and the bride and groom get the other copy in a scrap book that their guest can leave messages to the new happy couple = Amazing Scrap book with fun candid pics and personal messages from all your loved ones!! 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Why Should I hire a 'Day Of' Wedding Coordinator???

Why should I hire a 'Day Of' Wedding Coordinator?  The question that never ceases to amaze me.

Would you jump out of an airplane without a parachute???  Not me...actually I would insist on two parachutes and a guide to be with me...solid backup plans are critical.

I love the famous "my mom/sister/aunt/cousin is doing my 'day of' coordination."  Don't you like your mom/sister etc and want them to have fun and enjoy the day as well and not be worrying about all the little things???

While many brides-to-be are great with details and have all the plans made in advance, there are guaranteed to be some minor snafus on the day that have the potential to be very upsetting.  Your wedding should be memorable, and not from the mishaps, but because it flowed smoothly and you felt like the princess we all deserve to be once in a lifetime!!

Even if you have already planned your wedding, consider hiring a coordinator to direct everything on your day to help create a stress-free wedding that you will remember the rest of your life.  Remember, ever show needs a and your fiance are the stars of your show, and your families are there to celebrate your day.

Perfectly Planned Specializes in 'Day of' coordination and is here to assure you a stress and worry free PERFECT wedding day! 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Vendor Spotlight: Invite me Invitations

At Invite Me Invitations, our customers are always top priority. Don’t trust your occasion to people who simply take your order and ship it six weeks later. Invite Me, operated by the Mother-Daughter team of Maurene Kerzner and Krysta Ardigo, is the answer. Working with each customer individually, we guarantee your invitations will reflect your personal style. In addition to tremendous selection and service, you will find a true partner for all of your personalized paper, accessory & favor needs for your wedding or occasion.

We are happy to answer your questions and will help you in any way we can. We always follow up as quickly as possible, usually within hours.

WHY PAY MORE?We offer hundreds of invitations by top name brand companies - the same invitations found in retail stores - all at discount prices. We can offer these discounts because we do not have the overhead costs associated with running an invitation business. Please contact us to set up an appointment.
Invite Me carries the following invitation companies:
Carlson Craft
Monique Lhuillier Fine Paper Collection
Paper Orchid Stationary

Phone: 703-798-1992

Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's a BOY!! Baby Shower Themes!!


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Under the Sea
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tiny toes!!!!

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Perfect Weddings on the Water - DC Metro Area

Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, something blue, and of course something with a
~Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa~  
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~Celebrations at the Bay~
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~Chesapeake Bay Beach Club~
Photo Credits: Web Wright Photography, Brooke King

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Summer 2010 Wedding Color Trends

~Pink and Blue- Check out this awesome dessert table!!~

Gold, Grey, Champagne, and Light Blue
~Perfect Beach Theme~         

Grey and Light Pink

Vintage, Outdoor Wedding
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