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Salem, NH 03079
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Month: July 2014

July 17, 2014

Nicole & Wade’s Rustic Wedding

Happy Thursday!

Nicole & Wade’s wedding kicked off our wedding season & it was an all around beautiful day. We couldn’t have asked for a better picture perfect weather day if we tried! It was a sunny, warm June day with NO humidity! The temperature was warm during the day, but the night cooled off perfectly.

I originally met Nicole & her mom back in October at a bridal show I participated in. They were so cute when they came to my table to ask questions about what I was about, then came back after visiting the other vendor tables to see exactly how I could help them on the day of the wedding. It was faith that Nicole ended up winning one of the gifts I was giving away! I was excited to tell her and ready to notify her, when there was an email in my inbox the next day inquiring about her wedding date and our Day Of Coordination services. And, that got the ball rolling.

On a Saturday night back in November, I met with Nicole & Wade to sit down, meet Wade and have a chat about the details of their June wedding. They were just so adorable together & I couldn’t wait to be part of their day! I was truly excited to be part of their wedding and as the months during the planning process went on, I became closer to Nicole & her Mom.

Armed with the binder I create for my clients which holds everything related to their wedding, I met with them a few times over the next few months prior the wedding to see the venue, discuss how the day will flow, answer any questions or concerns they had and just about anything else they needed.

Here’s the team of Vendors that made their day come together:

Venue: Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH
Planner: Inked Events
Florist: Outbloom Floral
Photographer: A Photographic Memory
DJ: Get Down Tonight –Nick Kafejelis
Caterer: Special Events Catering
Cake {cupcakes}: Family friend
Officiant: Rev. Bonnie McCarthy @ Ceremonies from the Heart

I’m excited to share after all the months of planning, the pictures of  their beautiful, stress free day. Thanks to the talented photographers, Katie & Nicole of A Photographic Memory for the stunning pictures!

Details:

Theme: Rustic & Country
Flowers: Mason jars as centerpieces with miniature sunflowers & gerber daisies
Colors: Blush Pink, Gray & Yellow

And, if you know anything about me, you know that I LOVE shoes!  So, when I saw these beauties on our private Pinterest board {yep, my clients each have their own to pin too!}, I was giddy with excitement.

I love how the colors looked together and the fact the girls wore different style dresses. The guys looked so handsome in their suits! You can’t tell from the pictures, but the guys had polka dots on their ties!

 

 

 

And, because it really is about them, here are some great shots of the newlyweds!

 

And, my absolute FAVORITE!!!

Thank you Nicole & Wade for the honor of being part of your wedding day and witnessing the sweet love between the two of you.

I’m still very humbled by the kind words both you & your Mom wrote about your experience with us.

Because they wrote such beautiful words and were just so sweet to do so, I have to share:

From Nicole:
“Tracy was such an amazing person to have before and during the wedding! She helped me and my mom when we had no clue how to go about certain things (having never planned a wedding before ☺) She was always there to vent to, chat with, and eager to do anything possible to help! She is literally prepared to help you with things that you don’t even realize you need. I hope to stay friends with her a long time from now! She is such a sweetheart, and so organized; this job is perfect for her!”

From Mom, Penny:
“I know that my daughter already gave a glowing review of Inked Events, but as the mother-of-the-bride, I just must chime in! Tracy, owner of Inked Events is certainly THE person your family should hire for your wedding! She is caring, funny, super-organized, very knowledgeable about everything wedding, and you truly feel that you are the only wedding that she is working on! I really feel she went above and beyond for us and took care of things I never imagined a Wedding Coordinator does! (Including the MOB breaking down in tears in the hallway at the hotel moments before needing to head to the ceremony! lol) She guided us along when we needed it and has some super ideas that you may have never thought of. To say she is your right arm wouldn’t do it justice, she is your right, your left, both your legs-we couldn’t imagine not having her to help us through. She is an excellent business woman and really one of the best people we have ever met, very genuine! We LOVE Tracy and Inked Events, and you will too!”

It doesn’t happen often that I’m rendered speechless, but I certainly was when I received these.

Do you want to have the same experience during your planning process & on your wedding day? Contact us via our website form to inquire about your wedding date. I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers!
~Tracy

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July 8, 2014

What is a ‘Day Of’ Coordinator?

Happy Tuesday!

It’s been a crazy few weeks and when I get into “wedding mode” that is my main focus which was the case in the last few weeks since I last posted a blog. The schedule got a little wacky since my couple Nicole & Wade got married on Saturday June 29th and it was such a beautiful day for a wedding, then it was the 4th of July holiday was last week.

Now, I’m back on track and ready to share my thoughts, knowledge & pictures from my weddings.

I thought it was appropriate to start off the week with a little tidbit about Day Of Coordination. Nicole & Wade hired me to help them be able to enjoy their wedding day, take care of the details and relieve the stress of the day and from the way they were all day & night, mission was accomplished. 🙂

I will say straight off …. I LOVE Day Of Coordination!

Why do you ask is that a big deal? There are wedding planners that do not and will not take on those types of clients.

Here are a few reasons why I love it:

  1. I love seeing how my clients create a personalized wedding that fits them.
  2. I get the chance to work and meet with some new amazing vendors that I might not have met.
  3. It allows me to see different & unique venues all around New England.

There are so many misconceptions of what a ‘Day Of’ Coordinator is, that it can be confusing at times to a newly engaged couple when seeking one out. Coordinators do not just show up on the day of the wedding and take over the reigns.

After an initial meeting with Inked Events to make sure we’re a good fit, I will meet my couple a few times over the course of the planning process to go over the details of how they envision it to be. I will reach out to all the vendors you have chosen to introduce myself & let them know I will be the point of contact that day. I will create a timeline for both the couple & the vendors to make sure that we’re all on the same page.

Logistically, it helps vendors to know someone is there that knows how the couple wants their wedding to be, let’s them do the job they were hired to do, has the confidence in making a split decision and is putting out any fires if need be.

You wouldn’t want to have to make any type of difficult decision that day, would you?!

We all do it differently, so find a Day Of Coordinator that fits your personality, needs & budget. Yes, our pricing will be different for a few reasons; geographical location, experience & quality. This is not a hobby for a true wedding professional, but a job that we love!

We have honed our skills, educated ourselves & networked with vendors that we trust, so when your in need of a last minute vendor recommendation or if god forbid, one doesn’t show up, we know just who to call. We give our clients the kind of day they dream of.

It’s what I love, so I wanted to make it the focus of my business. I specialize in Day Of Coordination because I just love spreadsheets, a bit obsessed with time & I’m a rockstar with those timelines plus I want to help my couples enjoy the fruits of their planning labor.

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Are you considering or interested in hiring a Day Of Coordinator? Check out what we’re all about and the Day Of Coordination Service we offer and give me a call to set up a meeting!

I look forward to chatting with you about you’re wedding day!

Cheers!
~Tracy

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