9.27.2016

Engaged : Chelsea + Kyle

Next up on our engagement features.... Chelsea + Kyle! We've been fortunate enough to work with these two since last October + it's been wonderful. They are due to tie the knot this upcoming December, hooray! Today, we're showcasing their engagement photos (from the fabulous Rachel Sullivan Photography) + learning a bit more about them + how their wedding planning has been going. Enjoy!


How did you and Kyle meet?
We met in the 10th grade at our high school. We both played soccer and due to having to share a field we became friends.
What has been your favorite part of the wedding planning process?
Family involvement has been the best part of planning our wedding. Any time we have needed an additional opinion or even an idea, our families have been nothing but helpful.
What is the theme/colors of your wedding? 
Our theme is literature and we are going for more of a classic vintage style. The colors are navy, light grey and blush.
            
            
         

9.20.2016

Engaged : Danielle + Chris

These two love birds are getting hitched in just 6 short weeks + we can't wait! Casa Feliz is the setting for their special day + Danielle made sure to fit their theme all around the beautiful architecture + colors of the property- it's going to be quite beautiful! While we wait for this all to happen, let's learn a bit more about these two + how their planning has been doing. You also get to have a peek into their stunning San Francisco engagement session that Nate + Lori dominated!

P.S. These two met in an a capella group in college- straight out of Pitch Perfect or what?! :)
 How did you two meet?
We met when I auditioned for our collegiate co-ed a cappella group, No Southern Accent at the University of Florida :)
 What has been your favorite part of the planning process?
We loved the process of finding a venue + tasting the food to design our menu. We're total foodies so that was an enjoyable process!
What is the theme/style/colors of your wedding?
Our wedding is rustic chic + uses what one of my bridesmaids coined as a "comforting Fall palette" with shades of cranberry, midnight blue + dusty blue. The dusty blue just so happens to blend beautifully with the shutters at Casa Feliz.
Are you honeymooning? Were to?
We are flying all the way back to the West Coast + headed straight to Hawaii. First stop will be Maui + then Kauai. We've never been, so we can't wait!
         

9.15.2016

Married : Pamela + Roberto

Pamela + Roberto shared a spiritual ceremony at their church, Our Lady of Guadalupe which is a huge part of their daily lives. Their super-fun reception was held at the Vineyards Country Club. There were so many memorable moments from their big day: An all-white reception, a huge, 6 tiered cake (+ Pamela’s thoughtful groom’s cake, just for Roberto), a sixteen person band, + mini patron bottles for party favors! The entire reception sparkled + the room was filled with love for this special couple, who have been together for 10 years already!

My favorite detail of the day: their sweetheart table which was covered in sparkles + surrounded by fresh flowers.

I wish these two many, many more years of happiness!

Our vendor team:
Wedding Coordinator: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Photographer: Eva Photo Studio
Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Reception Venue: Vineyards Country Club
Floral/DJ/Rentals: Gabro Event Services
Cake Baker: Kakes by Karen
Videographer: Reel Treasures Video

9.12.2016

Meet The Team : Jaclyn

For the past several months, we've been doing some features on all of the At Last ladies! We've ventured through  Amanda B, Brianna O, Jen, Amanda C, Brianna M + Katie. So, I figured we'd wrap up this blog series by introducing myself to any of you folks that may not be familiar with me or my baby, At Last Wedding + Event Design! :)

How did you get started in the wedding planning industry?
I knew I was going to be a wedding planner when I was around 15 years old. I was active in events at my high school + continued into college, when I attended UCF's Rosen College. While I was there, I started working with several venues throughout Central Florida + also a wedding planning company. After I graduated + got married, I created my dream.... At Last!
How long have you been with At Last?
At Last has been running strong for over 6 years!
What is your favorite part of a wedding day?
I have a few faves for the day. I enjoy witnessing the father-daughter first looks, prior to the ceremony. It's always a special, intimate moment that brings a happy tear to my eye! I also like to see my grooms facial expression the first time he see's his bride walking down the aisle (if they aren't doing a first look). Lastly, I like the seconds before my couple enter their reception + get formally introduced as Mr. + Mrs. It's another fun, intimate moment between my couples that I get to be a part of + it's always special to see their smiles for each other right then. 
 Tell us about some unique details you have had at a wedding. 
I love it when my couples want to incorporate a fun, unique + personal details into their wedding. I've had a mariachi band perform, had my couple enter their reception from a seaplane, + have had a popsicle vendor from my bride + grooms favorite farmers market.
Any advice for brides?
Hire professionals! You will regret hiring your friends cousin who just graduated from college + doesn't really know what he is doing. This is your big day! Don't risk not having a proper photographer, videographer, florist, etc.
 Tell us a some fun facts about yourself.
1) In college I studied + backpacked through Europe for a few months + visited so many amazing places- Lausanne, Bern, Paris, Florence, Pisa, Amsterdam, Austria, Prague, Berlin + Munich. I even stayed in hostels the whole time- old elementary school buildings + rooms with 10+ people!
2) I used to surf a ton!
3) My husband + I are high school sweethearts! I was 15, he was 17 + we met in newspaper class.
 What do you like to do in your spare time?
All my spare time is spent with my lovely little family- my husband Eric, daughter Emily, son EJ + pup Sydney. They're my life + we like to go to different parks, have picnics, go to the beach, + go to Jason's Deli (it's Emily's favorite right now- free ice cream!).
What are some items on your bucket list?
Skiing/Snowboarding, visit the United Kingdom, chat with Mindy Weiss, attend a national wedding planner inspiration retreat.
Favorite movies?
Dirty Dancing, Christmas Vacation, Horrible Bosses, Step Brothers
What on your playlist right now? 
The Wiggles (Ha! My kids love them) but for me- Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Ellie Goulding, Joshua Radin, Chainsmokers.
 

 
 Big thanks to Best Photography for our new team photos!
     

9.08.2016

Engaged : Sarah + Will

It's about time I've featured these two! Sarah + Will are an incredibly sweet couple who will be tying this knot in January at Bella Collina (we can't wait!). They did some engagement photos with the always amazing Best Photography so naturally, we want to showcase all the pretty! We also got some of the inside scoop on their wedding planning so without further ado.... Sarah + Will!


How did you guys meet?
Will and I met in wine class at UCF! What better time to meet, right? ;)

What has been your favorite part of the wedding planning process, so far? 
Favorite part of wedding planning is having our Wedding Wednesdays even while he was away in China.