We don't even know where to begin bragging about being a part of Emily & VK's wedding! We always brag about the relationships that develop with our couples along the way. Not only did we develop a friendship with Emily & VK, but we got really close to Emily's mom and dad. They were assisting in planning the wedding all the way from Florida, while Emily & VK resided in Dallas. Whenever everyone was able to come into town, we would drop what we are doing and get together to work on wedding details and laugh the whole time! Seriously, we had such a great time together and we can honestly say that we spent a majority of 2019 talking about Hootie & The Blowfish, thanks to Don, the bride's dad.
We could not obsess anymore over the details and how everything came together! They were so good at incorporating details into their decor - from beer growlers used as table assignments, to an heirloom cake topper & a custom fondant creation made to look exactly like their dog, Curry! Their guestbook was the cookbook from their catering company, The Peached Tortilla - talk about that being the best idea ever for a guestbook!
Before you spend countless hours on Google trying to read the between the lines of various blogs and websites about the industry's standard, we are breaking it down for you. We think any vendor can agree, a five star review on the vendor's preferred website is the best form of flattery and a wonderful way to show your appreciation. We will start by saying that the biggest misconception on the internet is that if the vendor owns the business, do not include gratuity. Whether the vendor is an employee of someone else or owns the business, you should determine whether or not to include gratuity based on their quality of service and not their employment status with the company. Most self-employed business owners pride themselves on not building gratuity into their price point. With that being said, we recommend checking your contract and invoice closely to see if gratuity has been added ahead of time.
It’s actually hard to put into words how much love Natalie and Brad were surrounded with on their wedding day. They had all of Hotel Ella reserved for their wedding, their guests, and we would probably imagine that wasn’t even half of the people who were present. It goes to show you how loved a couple is when it takes over a minute to get them introduced into the reception because they are being stopped to hug, high five, and greet each guest as they walk in. Our favorite things about the night were their wedding were their florals & overall wedding color palette. It was great to see Shandee, from the Bloom Bar, before the ceremony as she was putting together their beautiful arrangements - and we had coordinated her wedding one week prior!