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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. ❤️

We Are a 2012 “The Knot” Winners!





Pittsburgh, PA (January 26, 2012) – Trends to Traditions is pleased to announce they have been selected as a 2012 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section in The Knot Pittsburgh magazine and on theknot.com. Weddings from The Knot (NYSE: XOXO; www.theknot.com), the number-one wedding resource that’s most trusted by brides. This is the third year Trends to Traditions has been voted the top pick for The Knot Best of Weddings.


The Knot Best of Weddings 2012 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. From New York florists and Seattle bridal salons to DC makeup artists, engaged couples will find detailed feedback on local wedding businesses reviewed by thousands of newlyweds who had great things to say.




About XO Group Inc.
XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO; www.xogroupinc.com), formerly The Knot Inc., is a global media and technology leader devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Our family of premium brands began with the #1 wedding brand, The Knot, and has grown to include WeddingChannel.com, The Nest, The Bump and Ijie.com. XO Group is recognized by the industry for being innovative in all media – from the web to social media and mobile, magazines and books, and video – and our groundbreaking social platforms have ignited passionate communities across the world. XO Group has leveraged its customer loyalty into successful businesses in online sponsorship and advertising, registry services, ecommerce and publishing. The company is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (XOXO) and is headquartered in New York City.

For more information, please contact weddingreviews@theknot.com.

Peacock Wedding Invitation

We all know how important the design aspects of a weddings are. You want to have linens that wow and lighting that transforms your space.  But what about the very first thing your guests see?  No, we don’t mean the ceremony décor… We’re talking invitations, and how they set the mood and tone for your whole wedding!  The invitation you choose will tell your guests just what your wedding is all about.  This is your chance to show guests how formal the wedding will be, what your wedding colors are, your personal style, and of course, the event details.  Modern brides are having more and more fun with their wedding invitations!  They are breaking the chain of formality and flowers by making bolder and fun choices.  Here are some cute invitations to fit our theme!

This fun yet subtle peacock invite is literal and whimsical all at once.  Each card is unique with turquoise peacock silhouettes and feathers accented with bronze.  This cute invitation is tea-length and comes in different color combinations!  A great invitation for a simple and chic peacock themed wedding.

We love this bold yet classy take on the peacock theme.  It sticks to two simple and rich colors with text in a ribbon like font.  Simple and unique, you set the tone for a stylish and fun wedding.  This is definitely a wedding invitation worth saving

If you’re looking for a less literal interpretation, try something like this invitation, above.  The swirls and paisley design resemble a peacock and the colors are fitting as well.  This is a bright white, tea-length invitation that is sure to inspire your guests!

But before you go jumping to conclusions… Of course we didn’t forget about  save-the-dates!  These are a great little way to send a heads up about your big day, especially when you’re expecting a lot of out of town guests.  Which one is your favorite?

Like our blog?  Then you’ll love our Facebook page!  Make sure to “Like” us while you’re checking out all our wedding photos!  We also have a Twitter, so follow us at @TTTWeddings for updates and everyday wedding topics.  One last thing… Remember to enter our January peacock linen contest!  We just enhanced the prize.  The winner will get to see their design used in a real mockup wedding tablescape!  Winners are picked at the end of January so email your designs straight from our linen tool to socialmediattt@gmail.com.  Check out this blog post for more info!