March 10, 2021
I absolutely loved working with some amazing vendors to create this Bridgerton themed Bridal Styled Shoot a few weeks ago. If you are in the wedding planning process you WILL want to check out all of these phenomenal vendors for your wedding day! Literally, if you are in the Lubbock area – this post could be your one stop shop!
First, a shout out to all of the vendors involved in this shoot:
The Historic Baker Building, Vanessa Kershner was the beautiful venue!
Eventfully Yours, Julie Hodges planned and styled the shoot as well as provided the beautiful floral arrangements!
Lillies Bridal , Katie provided the gorgeous bridal gowns as well as jewelry!
Hair by Ashleigh, Ashleigh Roe created pure hair magic on our beautiful models along with
Madeup by Al, Allison White who did an incredible job on makeup!
Stella & Dot, Jessica Garret provided the amazing bridal jewelry!
Serendipitea Cakery, Brenda Hawkins made beautiful treats and a spectacular wedding cake (that also tasted AMAZING!)
Heart & Soul Catering, Jessica Murray provided a show-stopping and delicious charcuterie board and can do this on a much larger scale for your wedding day witch would pair wonderfully with the Seridipitea treats at cocktail hour!!!
Styling Archives Etsy Shop, Tifani | has beautiful velvet ring boxes and any other styled details that you could want with your invitations and bridal details!
MacTaylor Creative, Macalee Taylor | Photographer
Cre8ive Wedding Films, Jerrod Shelton, Eli Rufaro, and Alex Adkins | Wedding Videography created an amazing film of the styled shoot for the Baker Building and also is the best wedding videographer in town!
Alpha Lit, Autumn Skye Roberts | provided the amazing marquise letters that make an amazing statement for a proposal or wedding day!
Sparked Events, Jacob Wilson | provided cold sparklers that can be indoors and make for an amazing first dance moment at your reception!
Uncle T’s Classic Cars, Taylor Hodges | provided the 1950’s blue truck parked outside the Baker Building – this is my favorite exit vehicle and is great for photos!
Your wedding day is naturally one of the best days of your life. It consists of all of the little (and big) things that represent you as a couple, a day for all of your friends and loved ones to enjoy and one that you’ll remember forever. There are so many aspects that you need to focus on in order to bring it all together though, which is why this can be such a stressful period for brides too.
Hiring a wedding planner can make this joyful time a little easier on your nerves. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a professional planner:
You’ve never done this before
Chances are you and your fiancé haven’t planned a wedding before. Even if you have, there are always new and exciting trends, venues, and vendors popping up so it’s never the same. Some brides feel that they can plan their own weddings because they’ve helped a sister or best friend plan theirs but planning your own wedding is completely different. A professional wedding planner is the best person to guide you through this intricate process.
The stress is getting to you
Planning a wedding is harder than it looks and if you’re already losing sleep over your massive to-do list, hiring a wedding planner can really make the entire process much more manageable and enjoyable for you. You should be excited about your big day, not stressed and tearful.
You’re unsure about the costs involved
If you’re in the process of putting a budget together and would like some more guidance on what to expect based on your unique preferences, a wedding planner can be your guide. A professional wedding planner can offer you great insights on industry norms and trends and what you can expect. They can also really help you stick to your budget.
You need a push start
A wedding planner can help you get the ball rolling so that you can start making all the important decisions. They’ll help bring your vision together and put you in touch with vendors and suppliers who can help bring your day to life.
You’re under the impression that your photographer will help with the planning
Yes, a photographer can give you some guidance on the timing but they definitely won’t be assisting you with any other coordination or wedding planning. Your photographer will be able to tell you what time to start getting ready and how much time they’ll need for family shots but they won’t be able to assist with the clearing of the reception hall for décor shots, bustling your dress before you walk down the aisle or making sure that the men’s boutonnieres are pinned on properly, this is what your wedding planner is for.
So what about the venue? If you have a planner, they can help with this too!
Consider the following when selecting your venue:
Venue size. Look at how many people you’re planning to invite to your wedding versus the number of people the venue can comfortably cater for. A crowded reception can be quite uncomfortable and if a venue is too large, it can affect the atmosphere and the overall look and feel. Put an initial guest list together before you start venue shopping so that you can make a better decision.
What about the drinks? Alcohol and drinks are a big part of your wedding so it’s important to find out whether you can bring your own alcohol and what the costs are or if the venue will supply the drinks. Since you will also need a licensed bartender to serve alcohol, find out whether the venue can assist with this so that you can factor those costs into your final budget.
Preferred vendors. You’re going to be working with several different vendors in the time leading up to and on your wedding day. Many venues require you to use their vendors so find out about this before you make a booking. When a venue works with preferred vendors, it means they’re confident in their experience and ability to deliver.
There are many different factors to consider when choosing the perfect vendors for your wedding day but overall make sure that they align with your personalities and style as a couple. All of what you will see in this shoot are wonderful vendors that love their couples and work well with one another to make your day amazing!