Archive for January, 2011
Lauren and Bryce are two of the sweetest, most considerate and generous people I’ve ever met. An especially striking component of their relationship is their powerful connection to their family and community of friends. Every step of the way, their loved ones were encouraging, teasing, and doting on Lauren and Bryce. The bride was emotionally moved from the beginning of the day through the first dance, and handsome Bryce comforted her every step of the way. Both of them are from Hawaii, and symbols of their cultural heritage were reflected in meaningful accents throughout their special day – like the beautiful lei they put around my neck to wear for the latter half of their wedding celebration. So sweet!
I’d also like to offer a special toast to Meredith Lynch and all of the superbly talented vendors who contributed to this unforgettable wedding.
Viansa Winery Event Coordinator | Meredith Lynch
Photographer | Catherine Hall
Florist | Anita from Wine Country Flowers
Cake Designer | Fleur De Lisa
Caterer | Sage Catering
Makeup & Hair | Sarah Hyde
Wedding Gown | Casablanca in Honolulu, Hawaii
Leading up to the celebration of a couple’s nuptials, a highly refined, sophisticated, time-tested process occurs. Coordinators execute the vision of the bride, carrying out her unique approach to create a meaningful and monumental wedding day. Without the skill and savvy of a brilliant coordinator, the elegance and grandeur of a finely-crafted wedding would be but a dream.
But what makes a coordinator truly epic is her or his attention to the details – including through expressions of gratitude. It’s the handwritten cards, kind thank you calls, blog acknowledgements, and other special ways of reaching out that make a coordinator forever-endearing. Jean Marks is one such coordinator – her capacity to make everybody involved feel vital and significant amazes me.
Part of the mutuality between a coordinator and photographer includes extolling one another’s talents to other people in the wedding industry. Recently, Jean wrote a generous-beyond-words blog entry thanking me for contributing to her event. Jean is an example not only of creativity and execution, but also personal-and-public relations. Remember, it’s the details, like genuine expressions of gratitude, that transform a great professional into an enduring figure in the hearts and minds of clients and industry insiders.
I raise a toast to the wonderful Jean Marks!