7.29.2013

Married : Serena + Mitchell

Take some classic black + white tones, add in some pops of emerald, + you have yourself a stunning color palette! Serena + Mitchell chose such fantastic details to go with this scheme + it worked out so incredibly well. We came in to make sure their entire wedding day was executed flawlessy + it sure was! Their family + friends had a fantastic time dancing + enjoying the love. P.S. Mitchell is quite the entertainer, he rapped for Serena a two times during the reception! How amazing!

This lovely wedding was featured on the national Wedding Colors website to make sure you check that out here.

The fab vendors who made it all happen:
Wedding Coordinator: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Venue: Mystic Dunes Golf Resort + Golf Club
Photographer: Parris Photography
Officiant: A Beautiful Ceremony
Ceremony Musician: Harpist, Christine MacPhail
DJ/Lighting: Tagas Events
Floral: Carly Ane's
Cake Baker: Anna Cakes
Photobooth: Photobooth Rocks
Chiavari Chairs: A Chair Affair
         


         

         
         
         

Serena's Review for At Last Wedding + Event Design 
Jaclyn was an amazing vendor to work with for our day-of services who worked so hard! I found Jaclyn through my venue Mystic Dunes and was impressed from the very first email. All correspondence was professional; Jaclyn always provided timely responses and didn't hound me when there were months that I didn't have questions or need much help. However, I definitely needed Jaclyn closer to the wedding and she was always there, early in the morning or late at night via email and phone. At Last went above and beyond the original contract my husband and I hired Jaclyn for. Jaclyn was the most valuable vendor from the wedding and I cannot imagine planning and having a wedding without a day-of coordinator. I recommend her to a friend in a heartbeat. It's wonderful finally being married to my best friend, but I will truly miss my interaction in Jaclyn! 
    

7.22.2013

Featured Mini-Inspiration: Rustic

A while back, Lauren, the editor of the national blog Every Last Detail opened up a fantastic feature that gave some of her favorite vendors the opportunity to showcase five styles using the same color palette. Each style would be featured a single day for an entire week! We joined forces with Bumby Photography to create these fab designs + they turned out perfectly. The overall idea for us was create a "mini-inspiration" shoot, so we utilized only a few special vendors and the overall inspiration is very simple so that brides can easily recreate the things they see.

The first, + my personal fave, design is RUSTIC
Swing on over to the Every Last Detail to see what was featured on the big blog.

Our lovely participants:
Photographer: Bumby Photography
  
       
       
       
    

7.18.2013

Naples Premiere Wedding Planners... At Last!

That's right, folks! We are so thrilled to announce that our exceptional wedding planning + coordinating services will be extending into the Naples region! If you or someone you know is looking to host your special day on the South West coast make sure you check out At Last. Our very own, Amanda, has been planning + coordinating weddings with us for the past 2 years + she will be leading our Naples branch. 
  Contact Amanda Crowe for further information on our services. 
239.298.4395

Areas include Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel Island, Estero, Fort Myers + beyond.
  

7.14.2013

Meet At Last's . . . Katie!

Next up we have Katie, who is one of At Last's head coordinators. She has been with our staff for quite a few years + she has been a tremendous asset. Let's learn a bit more about Katie, shall we?!
{photos by Bumby Photography}
Position:
Coordinator + Planner
One word to describe me:
Dependable
Favorite wedding blog:
The Knotty Bride
Favorite city:
New York City... but I still have so many places I need to visit!
I can't live without:
My planner + morning coffee
        
Colors I'm obsessing over:
Anything bright! Yellow has always been my favorite color + I love when it pops up in weddings.
Wedding pet peeve:
When the DJ is trying to pump up the guests with some fun dancing music + NO ONE dances, come on people, it's a celebration!
My best friend is:
I'm so lucky to have a wonderful built-in best friend in my sister, Kristin.
What I'm ordering at Starbucks:
Grande iced coffee with vanilla + soy milk... maybe a venti on wedding work days ;)
       

My ideal wedding location:
As far as ceremonies go I am traditional. I love big pretty churches with stained glass windows. For the reception, anywhere with some charm! I'm not a fan of plain typical ballrooms.
My favorite moments during a wedding:
I love when I'm standing with the bride + groom right before they are going to be announced into their reception as the new Mr. + Mrs. there is always so much excitement on their faces, it's a great moment that I get to witness.
When I'm not planning + coordinating:
You can find me running, shopping, pinning + of course, relaxing + spending time with my boyfriend, friends + family.
Big thank you to Bumby Photography for the spectacular photos.
To see our team photos go here :)
  

7.10.2013

Married : Alyssa + Oliver

Alyssa + Oliver tied the knot with their closest friends + family at The Duncan House. From the first time we met I knew they were going to be a fun + laid back couple to work with... + they were! Let me give you an example of just how fun + laid back this couple truly is. Immediately following their vows, they jumped on a sea plane to have a thrilling first moment as Mr. + Mrs.! As the plane landed they realized they had quiet a stretch to dry land. Oliver picked up his bride + made a jump for it... + they both tumbled right into the ground! Amazingly, there was not one spec on Alyssa's dress + they laughed as they got back on their feet. Definitely a moment from their wedding day they will never forget! From the soft pinks + feathers to the chocolate + cigar bar, it was simply a wonderful celebration. Take a look at these beautiful photos + see for yourself!

P.S. This absolutely stunning wedding was featured on the national Love & Lavender blog, too!

A big thumbs up to our amazing vendors:
Wedding Coordinator: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Venue: The Duncan House
Photographer: Ben Sasso
Caterer: Big City Catering
Videographer: Reminisce Productions
DJ/Lighting: Thompson Entertainment
Floral: 3 Wise Women
Cake Baker: Cut The Cake
Hair/Makeup: Brides Be Beautiful
Magician: Magic Dave
Sea Plane: Jones Brothers Air + Sea
              
              
              
              
Alyssa's review for At Last Wedding + Event Design
I loved working with Katie at At Last! From our first meeting till our wedding day and after Katie was exceptional. She was very responsive to all my questions and concerns. My wedding venue did not provide coordination services and I could not have enjoyed my wedding day as much as I did without the help of the At Last team. They keep us on schedule and directed everyone, from the wedding party to our guest, on when and where they needed to be. They did it in a kind and professional manner as well. All of my DIY items were placed where I wanted them and they even moved items from my ceremony site to our reception site. My husband, mother and even some guest have commented to me how essential At Last was to our big day. A HUGE THANKS to Katie and her At Last team! Highly Recommended!