Wedding Blog

Is your bridal party too large?

Some brides dream of a huge wedding party.  But before you ask everyone in your address book to be a part of the ceremony, think about the ramifications.  It will cost you more money to have more bridesmaids and groomsmen as everyone will need a bouquet or boutonniere, attendant gift, and to be included in…
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LOVE WINS!!!

Finally after many, many years, the United States Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriages nationwide. And today, the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Courts office issued the first marriage license of it’s kind in Acadiana. Today, we are moving even further down the road of marriages being based on love and have expanded our packages to…
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Writing Your Own Vows

As a Wedding Minister I notice there is so much information about writing your own vows for your ceremony and that can be very overwhelming.  But here's a secret: Write whatever you want!!!  It is after all YOUR wedding.  Write 2 or 3 sentences about something you love about your partner.  Next include some promises,…
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“Insure” You Have A Great Wedding

Wedding Planners and Brides...It can happen!!! What you ask? Sometimes wedding and events are forced to be cancelled or postponed.  With the amount of money spent these days on weddings, an unforeseen cancellation can send you into financial disaster.  Let me tell you about a great company called WedSafe Wedding Insurance. WedSafe offers wedding cancellation…
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I Got The Music In Me

I had the privilege of performing a wedding ceremony at Rip Van Winkle Gardens this past weekend and was simply blown away by the DJ they had chosen.  Aaron Lane Entertainment went above and beyond to give the couple everything they needed from a great uncluttered presentation, to smooth flowing ceremony music and a "not…
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Grand Technology

The Yamaha E3 Disklavier is a piano that will blow your mind!!! Who says you need to learn to play, my piano plays for ME!! Yes, you heard me right. The latest and greatest of "player piano" technology. This is a true acoustic piano with digital age capabilities that offer ease of enjoyment with it's…
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After retiring…

JaniesJems So as most of you know, I have retired this year from wedding planning but am still officiating weddings. I love the wedding industry and want to stay connected. I will continue to blog about wedding ideas, venues, events, décor, music and all those things that I love. Each week I will feature a…
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Photobooths

Photo booths are the best interactive entertainment and are so much fun! The digital age has resurrected the old, classic style photo booths of the past. Photo booths are becoming very popular and are a huge hit at weddings. A professional photographer captures moments at your event, but photo booths capture your guests being funny…
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2012 Trends

Forget the Trends - Be Yourself The top wedding trend for 2010 is personalization. Instead of a cookie-cutter ceremony and reception, the new focus is on customizing the big day for the bride, groom and wedding party. Do you and your future hubby share a special hobby? Whether it’s exotic travel or tennis, find a…
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Easy Ways to Save Money When Planning a Wedding

Prioritise Your Wants Both the bride and groom will have ideas in mind as to what constitutes their dream wedding. Together, each one should sit down and decide what is most important to them on their wedding day. Whether it is the location, the venue, the number of guests or the flower arrangements, both bride…
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