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Let us save you money and a headache

Many people end up conducting their whole wedding because they believe they are 1. saving money and 2. can’t afford the wedding planner. Well we are here to help debunk these myths and explain the whole system of why a wedding planner/event planner/ travel planner is the best choice you can make.

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Often we act with multiple hats and can do the decor, flowers, linens, as well as acting as the middle man to the venue. With experience in the business we are familiar with different venues, what they offer, what they are most likely to look like, and how they operate. We can help direct you towards ones that will be in your budget and help maximize what you want, understanding that your budget may be top priority. Since we are familiar with venues we may be able to get different prices knowing the ins and outs of their pricing.

The average wedding of 175 people costs 29,000. Now looking at that may shock you, but when looking at venue, cake, chairs, linens, china, catering, flowers, decor, time, man power, it all costs money and time.This is where we come in to help keep your budget where it should be, make sure you’re not getting the run around, and keep everything in check and on time. Think about all the time you would be placing into this, taking away from the time of enjoying being engaged. We will save you stress, money, headaches, frustration, and the best part… We do free room blocking for your out of town guests. So what are you waiting for? 


So you want to be a wedding planner?

craftdb-1195She gave me a chance when she didn’t have to, welcome to event planning 101

I took a chance by emailing Katherine Shaw one evening in December after perusing Pinterest and pinning things-leaving myself satisfied and feeling like a “designer” (c’mon we all do it, I’ll admit to it). I was less happy with my current job and needed to find myself, and more importantly, find something that made me happy each day.

Fast forward to a day in January when I received an email asking if I was interested in an internship or a job opportunity. Through emails we corresponded, and she trusted me to be who I said I was. So, I showed up on her door step to start learning.
Learning happened quickly-how she ran her business, how the event planning world really works, and the ins and outs of being a bridal consultant as well as a travel agent and the world of Destination Weddings.

Through this whole process I can tell you the most fascinating thing I have noticed and learned about Katherine…she wears her heart on her sleeve and if you go to her for help with an event, wedding, or travel plans, she will take you under her wing and you will feel incredibly loved and understood at the same time.

So this is how I turned my 2017 into a fabulous year, let us help make YOUR 2017 unforgettable!

My name is Brooke Craft and I went from a social worker with a Masters in Education to navigating the social world of event and travel planning. I can ensure you-the entire team has your best interests in everything they do. ❤️


DIY Peacock Flower Girl Basket

Sometimes the little details of a wedding can make all the difference.  Paying attention to accessories like the guest book and ring pillow can really pay off in “wow factor”!  If you don’t have the money to buy jaw dropping accent pieces you can make them!  Making different things for your wedding lets you get exactly what you are looking for.  Also, you will put a personal touch on your special day.  One simple craft project for you is to make your own flower girl basket.  This DIY is simple because you start with a basket and build on the accessories.

  1. I started with a simple basket that had plenty of openings for me in which to weave various decorative items.  I purchased this basket at Michael’s for about $7.00
  2. I chose a pretty string of garland with purple and pearl bead accents.  I also bought one peacock feather.  I also bought these at Michael’s for around $12.00.
  3. I used a royal blue ribbon that I had to weave around the bottom.

I simply started by weaving the garland through the holes until it gave the wrapped effect I desired.  You can zip tie the garland in place if you want to ensure that it won’t move!  Next, I weaved in the peacock feather and bent it until it was at the angle I wanted.  Finally, I wove a thin royal blue ribbon around the bottom to add more blue to the basket.

So for about $20.00 I was able to make a unique flower girl basket!  Much better than a boring one from the bridal store.