It seems like just yesterday we felt totally calm and relaxed because our wedding was a whole 10 months away. Time flies when you’re having fun right? We toured and found the venue of our dreams, Lorimar Winery, in January. We finished booking all our vendors in April and it felt like boom we are ready! I had no idea all that was left. Fortunately we have an amazing team to work with. I wanted to share with you all some of the details we are wrapping up with each of our vendors.
A month ago (wow I swore it was last week) we received an email from our beautiful wedding crew at Lorimar Winery checking in and asking if we needed anything. I thought “Oh we have time”. Now here I am post-emailing them lol. So what is left to finalize- head count (and my seating chart). We are to provide them with a final head count two weeks prior, including vendor meals and guests. Guys- don’t forget to feed your vendors! I have been so incredibly thankful for the wonderful team at Lorimar, you guys are THE DREAM TEAM!
A week ago we held a call with our DJ, 1024 Productions, to discuss all the details. I had no idea what that meant, and was so pleased to know they really meant details! We were walked through our day from beginning to end. Thanks to their online client portal I had submit all our music choices prior so this was majority just a review and confirmation on our choices. The reception is where more details came into play, this included things such as where my toss bouquet will be and who will be holding our money dance bags, and developing an event timeline for the ceremony. My MOH has more duties than she thought hahah!
1024 Productions has all your production needs. They have a super fun photo booth rental option as well. Their designer was able to provide us with 3 design options to choose from for our photo booth strips or make changes to. We discussed our overall theme, wedding colors, and style prior and she was spot on with her designs. We will be placing our guest book next to the photo booth for our guests to tape a picture of them when they sign in.
I loved the ease The Emotion Picture Studio has with their online forms. Everything they needed to know about our style of video, where we would be, and our day was easily explained to them. We were given access to the forms from the day we contracted with them giving me the ability to give them information from day 1. I am so happy to say all I had to check on was vendor meals! YAY!
We have been in communication with Steve from Hops and Grains Mobile for details regarding our alcohol the day of. Marcos has asked for some suggestions on local beers he can choose from for our big day. I love the fact that Steve is so informed on the local breweries making it easy to get recommendations from him. I cannot wait to have him bartend our wedding- the experience his bartending services offer is totally unique!
Our planner Michaela from Compass Design Events is a total gem! There is never an email she doesn’t respond or a question she doesn’t have an answer. If ever she doesn’t have the answer, she finds it. We were given a draft timeline and after some communication with her we are working on our final copy of it! She has made sure our vendors are all up to date with their contracts, permits, etc. Our details meeting covered everything else. However, if ever I need her- I can reach her! And trust me I will totally need her!
A week ago we made one of the hardest decisions- our cake flavors. Why so difficult? Well Laura Marie Cakes makes the most delicious cakes ever. Choosing flavors was so difficult. I will reveal what we picked to you all later- hehe! We are so happy to have taken care of it all and we are just waiting for our special day to grab a bite of our cake. I am really sad I will no longer be a bride, I loved going to pick up samples to taste lol!
Our talented florist Lisa from Tre Fiori Floral Design has us all covered. I literally stalk her Instagram on a daily basis to see the beauties she creates. Getting to see it all come to life is going to be absolutely magical. She knew exactly how to work within our budget and within our vision.
My dear friend Tiffany from Tiffany Anne Photography has been sending me inspiration shots since day one. I am beyond excited to have her be the person to capture our forever moments. She knows us so well, which comes in handy with Marcos not posing weird lol. She knows our angles and knows our style, she knows US. Saying we are excited is an understatement. We have found some non-traditional shots to show our fun personalities and told her to just let her creativity flow.
We are less than a month away, can you believe it? I cannot wait to share it all with you.
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