An Autumn Inspired BoHo Wedding in Hutto, Texas with Butterscotch Details

I first met Christine, a few years ago, when she was a bridesmaid in her brother Robin’s wedding. Imagine how lucky I felt when I got the call that she was getting married, and wanted my help planning her autumn inspired wedding. Christine said, “Helayne was the wedding planner for my brother’s wedding and when…

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How Wedding Planning Is So Much More Than Managing the Day

Modern, romantic, wedding day details

Contrary to popular belief, professional wedding planning (and event coordination) is about so much more than managing the wedding day. Vetting vendors. Creating checklists. Overlooking contracts. Making timelines. Designing floor plans – there are so many things to do. And to do it all well, you need aprofessional planner at the helm. Your planner or…

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Leave Your Guests Wanting More: How to Create the Perfect Wedding Weekend

Just imagine your perfect wedding day: Sipping bubbly while getting ready with your closest friends. Saying “I do” to the love ofyour life. And partying with your people on the dance floor to the sounds of an”enthusiastic band. Sounds sublime, right?! As a wedding planner, I strive to help you create a celebration that brings…

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TRTM Journey: What To Expect

When you think of what a wedding planner does, what do you expect or think of? Maybe it’s someone who recommends vendors or helps you pick out stationery. Someone who runs your ceremony procession. Or who fluffs your train or straightens your bow tie as you take portraits. If so, then you’re right! And while…

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Things You Can Expect From a Full-Service Wedding Planner

Wedding planning is one of the most important and exciting events in a person’s life, but it can also be incredibly overwhelming. There are so many details to take care of and decisions to make that it can be challenging to know where to start. Many couples work with a wedding planner to help them…

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A Hidden Oasis Wedding at Valentine DTLA Inspired by the Bride’s Handbag

Michelle and Brandon were married in an intimate ceremony on June 12, 2022. Better known as Loving Day, June 12th is the anniversary of the historic court decision supporting interracial marriage. Michelle and Brandon chose this date as a way to not only celebrate their unwavering love for each other, but to also pay homage…

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4 Things to Do (and NOT do) After You Get Engaged

If you’re reading this, you’ve recently said, “Yes,” to forever with your favorite person. Congrats! While feeling extremely excited, you’re probably also wondering…now what? After all, this has never happened before. You may have dreamt about it and walked the path in your mind. But now that it’s here, the path seems a little patchy.…

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5 Top Reasons YOU Need a Wedding Planner Now More Than Ever

Bride and Groom posing for a photo in the San Antonio Botanical Gardens desert exhibit

A proposal is a pivotal moment in life. Not only because they’re exciting (especially if you’ve been anticipating one for a while), but because you’re saying yes to a lifelong commitment to your favorite person. You’re also making a massive commitment to something else – wedding planning. Assuming you want a more traditional event (versus…

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5 Ways to Stay Organized While Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding is a big deal. And whether your dreaming of a simple get-together with minimalist details or envisioning an elaborate garden celebration, there’s a lot to think about – and a hundred more things to do. How do wedding planners keep it all together (including themselves)? Speaking for myself, it’s my full-time job.…

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