6.27.2013

Meet At Last's . . . Jaclyn!

I recently published a post that gave a little introduction to our newly revamped staff photos {SEE HERE!}. Today, I continue with that introduction so everyone can learn much more about each of the lovely ladies that make up At Last. I know, I know, this should have been done a long time ago but what can I say... we get so wrapped up in wedding planning! The first featured At Last gal is none other than me, myself + I...

Stay tuned for the rest of the ladies- coming soon!
{photos by Bumby Photography}

Position:
Owner, Boss Lady, Lead Planner + Coordinator, Head Honco ;)
One word to describe me:
Organized
Favorite wedding blog:
Every Last Detail + The Loveliest Day
Favorite city:
Lausanne {Switzerland}
I can't live without:
Email, things to do lists + concealer
Colors I'm obsessing over right now:
sea foam green/ivory + peach/champagnes
Wedding pet peeve:
Late guests! At Last weddings always start on time + having late guests is irritating. Also, guests not giving the bride + groom time to eat their dinner. I always make sure my couples eat + they will have plenty of time to welcome their family + friends but sometimes the guests insist on seeing them asap.
My best friend is:
I'm probably required to say my husband but besides him the winner goes to my fab sister, Jennifer.
What I'm ordering at Starbucks:
Tall vanilla latte
       
               
My ideal wedding location:
Anywhere with  beautiful countryside mountains
My favorite moments during a wedding:
The bride + grooms first look- either before the ceremony or when the grooms see's his lovely bride walk down the aisle. While all of the guests are watching the bride enter, I get to see the groom's priceless reaction! Also, I love when my couples see the reception space before all of the guests. The "wow, all of the hard work has paid off" feeling can't get any sweeter!
When I'm not planning + coordinating I'm:
Relaxing with my husband Eric, daughter Emily + of course my pup, Sydney. I spend so much of my time emailing, calling, texting with couples + vendors so in my spare time I'm cherishing those special family moments. :)
                 
Big thank you to Bumby Photography for the spectacular photos.
  

6.24.2013

Engaged : Ashley + Garrett

I don't think there could be anything better than a sea lion holding a "save the date" sign, what do you say?! Well, Ashley + Garrett had the most fantastic opportunity to have their engagement session at the St. Louis Zoo, where Ashley is a sea lion trainer, + that's exactly what happened! This wonderful couple currently resides in Missouri + are planning a spectacular wedding here in Florida at Mission Inn. The oh-so talented Alison Duffy Photography captured this stunning couple as they strolled through the Botanical Gardens + visited Roby + Bennie, the adorable sea lions. Check out their stunning photos for yourself!


  

6.19.2013

Married : Jen + Chris

Jen + Chris exchanged "I Do's" at the always lovely Winter Park Farmers Market. The unique thing about their wedding was that they were actually not the only ones saying "I Do". Chris' son was included in both the vows + sand ceremony! It was a heart warming day + we were so happy to see them come together as a family in such a special + memorable way. The bride + groom were beaming from beginning to end, it was impossible not to feel the love! I am so excited to share these photos of the two love birds + some of their amazingly executed rustic DIY details.

Vendor Love:
Wedding Coordination: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Venue: Winter Park Farmers Market
Caterer: Big City Catering
Photographer: Darling Juliet
Officiant: Maria with A Page In Time
DJ: Premier Entertainment
Floral: Altamonte Springs Florist
Cake Baker: It's Tasty Too
Hair/Makeup: Debra's Do's + Makeup Too


                 
              
              
              
              
              
              
              

6.17.2013

"Bright Buttons" Inspirational Shoot {The Video!}

We recently featured the photos of our oh-so-sensational inspirational shoot that we did with some amazing vendors. If you missed it, check out the post here. Well, we had the true honor of working with the lovely team of 829films, as well, + they captured our designs flawlessly. Enjoy the video! 


  

6.14.2013

FEATURED lately...

It is always such a thrill when one of our very own weddings gets featured on a national blog. We absolutely adore working with our couples so it's a wonderful feeling when we get the opportunity to share their special day with thousands of brides who are in the midst of planning their own wedding day. Lately, we have been blessed with being featured on some of the absolute BEST wedding blogs in the industry. Check out the links below to visit some of them:


Amanda + Corey's Cypress Grove Estate House wedding on Every Last Detail



Mary + Brad's Winter Park Farmers Market wedding on Savvy Deets Bridal



Kristin + John's Paradise Cove wedding on Something Turquoise 


Jenny + John's Winter Park Farmers Market wedding on DIY Bride



Alyssa + Oliver's Duncan House wedding on Love & Lavender


Serena + Mitchell's Mystic Dunes wedding on Wedding Colors

  

6.05.2013

Married : Melissa + Jamie

Melissa + Jamie came all the way from North Carolina to have their beautiful, intimate wedding day + we were so happy that they chose At Last to be a part of it! They had always hoped for a a true Disney wedding that is exactly what they got. Special details like their Beauty + The Beast centerpieces + cake topper brought out all sorts of Disney charm. Take a peek into how their special day was...

Our vendors for the day:
Wedding Coordinator: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Venue: Shades of Green
Photographer: Brian Pepper of Orlando Wedding Pix
Ceremony Musician: Harpist, Kathleen Attanasi
Cake Baker: It's Tasty Too
Chiavari Chairs + Chargers: A Chair Affair
Hair: Ivy Trellis Salon
 Melissa's Review for At Last Wedding + Event Design
I found Jaclyn from At Last, while I was reading online reviews from Wedding Wire.com. She responded to me immediately, and from then on I knew I had made the right decision. My budget was very limited, and I plan events as part of my job, so I had thought a planner would be nice, but not necessary. After speaking with Jaclyn, my planner, I felt like it was something I truly needed to make happen. It totally eased my mind during the planning process to have someone there to guide me. I planned my wedding from 3 states away, having never seen my venue personally, so she was an invaluable resource, for decor advice, vendor recommendations, you name it! She was always available to help offer advice, and executed my dreams without ever making me stress at all on my special day. There is no way my wedding would have been so perfect without Jaclyn from At Last!