Are Roses Underrated Now??

I never thought I would post this, but I think roses have been given a bad wrap lately.  I hear people say all the time, “I just don’t want roses”.  But I’m starting to think that those of us who say that (myself included) mean that we don’t like the traditional way roses have been used.  But when you look at a rose up close–especially one that isn’t red (not sure why i feel that…

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Top 5 Forgotten Items

When you mix a bride, groom and the letters DIY, there are bound to be forgotten items.  Here are my top 5 items that the bride/groom have forgotten about in their planning process: 1.  ICE!!!  (who will get it?  we need ice? ) 2.  Bottle Openers (crucial–the whole “hitting the bottle against a wall in a shoe” concept takes a REALLY long time) 3.  Trash Cans/Trash Bags (“oh my gosh, i didn’t even think of…

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Matt & Anna

So, i’ve been waiting to share with you all the beautiful wedding of Anna and Matt.  Thankfully, the wonderful photographer I got to work with, TJ Taylor, posted a sneak peak at the images he captured. I made Matt’s boutonniere from all fresh herbs–sage, rosemary, thyme and bay leaves–with scabiosa pods and hypericum berries.  I LOVED making these (even though there were about 15 of them that I made in the midst of coordinating and…

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DIY-but don’t forget the details

We’ve all been to those weddings where things haven’t been thought through.  Doing it yourself doesn’t mean you have to be unorganized or unprepared.  Let us help you work it out.  We have been there and know the questions to ask and can spend time helping you bring all your ideas together.  If you aren’t able to hire a wedding coordinator, this is the next best thing!

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Julie&Thomas: Invitations

We are SO proud of this piece and are so excited to share the process with you.  Julie and Thomas came to us with a rough idea about what they wanted and didn’t want.  After leaving our first meeting with a Surfer magazine and ideas swarming, Jeff Neckers–our lead, and only, designer and artistic director on this piece–and I brainstormed all the fun possibilities.  I think it is fun to show you the creative process,…

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Drink Quantities

I have people ask me all the time about how to estimate drink quantities.  My first response is usually 2 drinks per person, per hour, which might seem high for most people.  But lets face it, I could drink 2 glasses of wine in 1 hour.  I’d always rather have more than less.  I just found a cool document for those of you trying to plan out beverage quantities for a party.  Thanks BEVMO!! (also,…

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Community Options Fundraiser

A few weeks back a few of us from the Wylie team got asked by a former MOB (Mother of the Bride) to help out with a fundraiser she was coordinating for Community Options.  This organization provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.  Lynette is a dear friend and so talented, gracious and wonderful.  We got to coordinate, design and capture her daughters wedding last May (maybe we should…

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Day of Love

I think I speak for all of the Wylie team when I say that we all love to help others–whether it’s serving our local community or bringing about peace in countries abroad.  Doing weddings is something we LOVE but we want to do more at the same time.  Now I will speak for myself, Katie, in saying that sometimes I wonder what in the world I am doing with weddings and how that connects with…

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Dessert Buffet Pictures

It would be really hard to convince me that Amy Billings could get more talented than she already is. And I have proof. A few weeks ago we had the privileged of doing desserts for Meredith and Andy’s wedding in Sonoma. Amy and Cole blew us all away with the most beautiful cakes on earth. Here’s the kicker–they tasted SO GOOD!!! A few of our favorite wedding guests we encountered at the dessert table: One…

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Do you yelp your wedding vendors?

WE DO!  I just wrote a little yelp review for one of the caterers we worked with last weekend at a wedding.  We loved working with them and wanted the world to know!! (www.elainebellcatering.com). As vendors ourselves, we LOVE when we get good reviews WITHOUT EVEN ASKING FOR IT!!!  That is a serious compliment right there– Check out the latest review of our DJ Morgan here!! Shameless Request:  Have you worked with us before?  YELP…

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