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Month: January 2015

January 15, 2015

Jenn & Greg’s Elegant Country Wedding

What better way to start off the new year than reminisce about the last one especially when it has to do with weddings!

There’s nothing like ending the wedding season with an elegant country wedding on another perfect New England fall day! I swear I have the luckiest couples that seem to order up the perfect weather on their wedding day…Jenn & Greg were no different!

THE BACKSTORY

I had the pleasure of meeting Jenn & Greg almost a year before their wedding. She originally contacted me to just set up her reception since Jenn is a very Type A personality and felt she couldn’t do it herself. She felt she couldn’t get it done exactly the way she wanted & enjoy the pre-ceremony fun at the same time.

After getting to know Jenn via email & literally hitting it off before we even spoke a word to each other, we decided to schedule our initial meeting. We met on a winter night last January and that’s when the similarities between us really came out, to where Greg said, “if I wasn’t sitting here witnessing this, I wouldn’t have believed it.”

Needless to say, our meeting went fabulous and I was very excited about their wedding. I did explain to them that if they decided to upgrade to our Day Of Coordination service, I would need to know beforehand since I was leaving for a bridal conference the next day. I didn’t want my flight arrangements to conflict with their wedding!

A few days later, I got an email from Jenn telling me that Greg couldn’t stop talking about me on the way home from our meeting, how crazy similar we are and how much help I could be for her. In other words, he was trying to convince her that they needed to find it in their budget to have me as their Day Of Coordinator {she already knew she wanted me there!}. As they say, the rest is history….

THE DETAILS

 

Jenn & Greg were married on a sunny, chilly November day in a Catholic ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Claremont, NH.

I finally had the pleasure of working with Steve Holmes Photography and he sure didn’t disappoint with his stunning photos! Thank you Steve for providing all the gorgeous eye candy!

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Their reception was held at one of my {many} favorite venues, Stonewall Farm in Keene, NH. I would be lying if I didn’t say that I wasn’t worried about the 1-hour ride that was between the two locations during the planning process.

Thanks to my amazing team, I was able to literally be in two places at once! While I was with Jenn & Greg at the ceremony, my team took care of the last minute details at the reception location. It always helps when we are fortunate enough to be able to set up some of the reception room the day before too!

The wedding theme was based on the Damask pattern and their colors were black & white. Jenn wanted an elegant country wedding and Stonewall Farm was the perfect choice for that.

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Jenn’s dress was absolutely stunning and she just glowed in it! I really couldn’t wait for Greg to see her in it!

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Being huge baseball fans, it was only appropriate their cake topper reflected that part of their personalities.

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We hung black & white lanterns across the main reception area to create a romantic feel to the room and it was the perfect setting to have the fire lit in the huge stone fireplace which again I’m kind of bummed I don’t have a picture to share of it!

My most enjoyable of many moment was to see Greg’s face when I told him he had “his” fire in the fireplace. He was under the impression he couldn’t have one which of course is what Jenn & I led him to believe. It was absolutely PRICELESS! He really did look like a kid getting the cool, new toy on Christmas morning. {Image taken by Inked Events}

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Jenn is very creative and made the centerpieces herself. She brought the country in by using mason jars with diamond marbles to help display the table number & a photo of them that was surrounded with votive candles & soap. {Image taken by Inked Events}

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They wanted their guests to have a little snack on their way back to the hotel or home, so they decided to have a candy bar. {Image taken by Inked Events}

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They also had a unique guestbook that was a canvas picture of a tree and each guest used an ink stamp to leave a thumbprint on a branch of the tree to represent a leaf. I’m bummed I don’t have a picture of that to show you, it was pretty cool!

Stonewall is such a beautiful place for a wedding for so many reason, but this is one of them! It has this gorgeous stairway that is perfect for a photo op!

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Plus, you just can’t go wrong with the outdoor pictures either…..

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WEDDING WITHDRAWALS
No matter how long or short we begin working together, I really do get so involved with my couples that when the wedding is over, I have withdrawals. Thankfully my couples are my friends even afterwards, so it’s not the “end” for us.

To see the love Jenn & Greg share was wondrous to witness and beyond words.

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I developed such a wonderful relationship with Jenn, Greg and their son, Dominic over the last year that I was just so ecstatic to have been part of their wedding day. To have seen them both really enjoy their wedding was absolutely priceless for me.

Here are some of the kind words Jenn wrote about working with me:

“Tracy was absolutely amazing!!! I had the pleasure of working with Tracy for eleven months while planning my wedding and she was right there every step of the way, guiding me through every last detail. A million thank you’s will never amount to the thanks she truly deserves. I can go on and on about how grateful I am for choosing Inked Events. Bottom line, I can promise you…no one can do what this woman can do!!!”

Aww…shucks…thank you both for the kind words and for allowing me to share in your love & family! XO

Thinking about a Day Of Coordinator for your wedding? Want someone who really gets into your wedding? Get to know me a little better here to see if we’d be a good fit for you!

Cheers!
~Tracy

Labels: black & white, coordination, country elegant, damask pattern, day of coordinator, inked events, nh wedding, steve holmes photography, stonewall farm, weddings

January 5, 2015

“Bring Your Engagement Story into Focus” Contest

Did you know that 25% of all of the couples will get engaged this year are going to do so over the holidays? That means over the last four weeks, one in four of you got engaged! How exciting!!!
I’m starting off 2015 by being a judge in a fabulous contest designed especially for you!

“Bring Your Engagement Story into Focus”

WHAT IS IT,  YOU ASK?

To celebrate all of the new engagements, I’ve partnered with four other amazing wedding industry pros and we want to hear YOUR story! How and why did you and your sweetie decide to tie the knot? Tell us the story of your engagement and you enter to win some cool prizes that will come in super handy once your wedding rolls around.

DETAILS
If you have gotten engaged recently and are still planning your wedding, you’re eligible for this contest. All you have to do is click on this website to enter your information and share the story of your engagement in 500 words or less.

The contest will close on January 24th at 8:00PM EST and the winners will be announced on January 28th.

Don’t be shy, share the link with anyone you know who is planning a wedding. They could win great prizes from our judges!

I {we} look forward to all of your amazing engagement stories!

Good Luck!

Cheers!
~Tracy

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January 1, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY 2015!!!

2014 came in with a bang and is leaving with grace & poise. I hit the ground running and never looked back. I’ve had an amazing year continuing to build my brand and name, nurturing my wonderful relationships with my vendor friends and meeting new ones, meeting my 2015 clients, and especially saw my 2014 couples get married to the love of their life and actually enjoy their wedding day. One of them has a baby on the way, so I’m very excited to meet their bundle of joy in May.

I couldn’t have done it without the amazing support system I have in my family, friends and my industry friends who push and inspire me in many ways. I am blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people that I have to pinch myself sometimes.

I’m all about learning and striving to be better than I was the day or month before and that will continue in 2015. I’m looking forward to the knowledge I receive during the seminars & conferences I attend, the books I read and the people I meet. I’m excited for the experiences I will have the opportunity to be part of.

To my 2015 couples and the ones I haven’t met yet, thank you for being you and having me by your ‘other’ side for your wedding. I can’t wait to see you marry the love of YOUR life.

2015 is going to be another amazing year and I’m looking forward to the ride! Hang on, I’m taking 2015 by storm! 🙂

Cheers!
~Tracy

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