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Our first promo video!

Thanks Celia Hilton, owner of Momentus Films, for this brand new promo film! We love you and your work.

I’ve been waiting since October 2012 for a promo film that fully represented what a Ceremony Design Company budget-friendly wedding could look like. Celia attempted to shoot set-ups, and “a day in the life” type film last year. However, massive wind gusts on the beach squashed that entire plan, along with my hope for a fancy, cinematic, beautifully-edited, Momentus film. I can’t describe the disappointment.

But….Hello Silver Lining….now, we have this beauty! There’s even a little clip at the end where Lauren and I gave our “Congratulations and Confessions” in Celia’s Video Booth at Diane’s wedding. Here’s my Confession…Celia now offers her Video Booth at an *exclusive* rate for our Packages. Woohoo!

The “Simply Elegant” Tabletop Décor is now *included* in any of our reception packages.

New addition (a person, this time)

There’s no better way to announce having a new stylist on board at Ceremony Design Co. than to show off her Featured Vendor post on Weddings Unveiled. (See it Here.) We’ve loved Ashleigh and her work since the very beginning.

Our clients will notice her avatar added to their Basecamp Project Accounts, if she’s booked for Chalkboard Art, pretty florals, and/or styling. See that bright cheery smile. We love that.

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Ali + Chris

Ali and Chris were just the type of clients I was hoping we’d be able to help here at Ceremony Design Company.   They were both such casual people, who really wanted close family and friends to be at their beach house wedding.  It was quite convenient–they simply walked down the stairs of the pool deck and onto their private beach!  I loved seeing everyone on the pool deck and balconies before the ceremony…eager anticipation and enjoying the day!

It was at this wedding I learned that people really, really like to stay seated on the benches after the ceremony, drink beer from a cooler, and goof around. Good times.  I think you can see that in their pictures. (Note to self: Remind our Brides of this phenomenon!)

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Booking Details: Ali booked a custom package with the Genevieve set-up. Venue: Panama City Beach Townhomes at 8015 Surf Drive. Photographer: Southern Belle Photography (Thanks Haley!!)

Are you a Do-It-Yourself-er who just needs to rent a set-up??

Is that an oxymoron? Do-It-Yourself-er who just wants to rent. Hmm… {It makes sense to me!!}

You get creative on a budget, don’t you? It’s the nature of things when you’re counting every penny. It’s also in the nature of things to take a second look at the resources closest to you! That big gas-guzzler truck starts to look awfully pretty, and you suddenly remember how Aunt Becca has always styled a beautiful table for Holidays. It’s ok—think this one over. It’s quite a deal we’ve got going.

Our brand-new “Do-It-Yourself” option allows you to rent the decor items you want, pick them up yourself and style them yourself. We even include a Style Sheet (with pictures) for each booking so that you know “what goes where” when you are placing the items at your event!

We’ve sorted our “small rentals” by Ceremony and Reception. We don’t have an option for ordering online. It’s entirely too confusing. Plus, you need our wedding set-up expertise, right? Did you remember seating for your violinist? Do you need a Sand Ceremony Table? As always, we’ll gladly help you cross the “t’s” and dot the “i’s” through the process.

Check out the selections here: DIY-Ceremony and DIY-Reception

Wooden Cross with Grapevine, 30 white mis-matched chairs, 6 Shepard Hooks with mason jar; $450 {With flowers, $510}

Wooden Cross with Grapevine, 30 white mis-matched chairs, 6 Shepard Hooks with mason jar; $450 {With flowers, $510}

A wedding story

Lauren, our Oct. 5, 2013 bride, put together a slideshow of the images Holly (of Holly Gardner Photography) gave her. It tells their sweet little wedding story.

Noel + Jim’s Highlight Film just released!

Take a look at Noel and Jim’s Highlights Film that was just released from Pure 7 Films. More to come on this fine couple, but we wanted to share our little tidbit a-s-a-p!

Introducing: The Kelsey

Hello Kelsey! You’re number 8 in our line-up of super cute ceremony set-ups! And….you have a very special name.

Kelsey was a recent bride whose husband, Nick, made this giant 8 ft. pergula for his soon-to-be bride. Nick is a contractor who drives a big truck and has a toolbox. Me, being in the “making pretty things” business, immediately liked Nick for this reason. The other reason, is that he was so kind to sweet Kelsey. Awww.

The original plan was to drape white sheers along each side and hang a chandelier in the middle. Then, after seeing it, Kelsey decided she liked it plain! A simple white structure against the blue ocean and sky made the perfect setting for a beach wedding.

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Thanks Ms. Aislinn Kate of Aislinn Kate Photography for these great pictures. I can see their personality shine in each photo you took. And while we’re speaking of Ms. Aislinn, you should check out the “In the Press” page on her blog. It’s quite impressive with her work being featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Huffington Post and many more.

View More: http://aislinnkate.pass.us/kelseyandnickwedding

View More: http://aislinnkate.pass.us/kelseyandnickwedding

View More: http://aislinnkate.pass.us/kelseyandnickwedding

Thanks Kelsey and Nick! May you have many years of happiness together.

A little fun….

So many times, the apres-wedding pictures are all about sunsets and dresses, and pretty decorations. On June 1st, it was about celebrating. Plain ‘ole excitement.

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Thanks Mad Love Photography for capturing the feeling of the day. We sure love you.

 

Zoe + Ryan’s Boho Chic Wedding…featured on Every Last Detail {Part II}

Our friends at Every Last Detail  included some great quotes from Zoe, and a few helpful hints too.  See what all she had to say in hindsight here.

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And…I’m really sorry Mad Love Photography …I didn’t leave that many photo exclusives for you to post on your own blog. I just couldn’t help it. :)

 

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Booking Details: Zoe booked our special package with Weddings at Gulf Place  and added a few extras such as mason jar aisle markers, a 2-tiered wedding cake with a chevron pattern, and the Reception Decor package.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoe + Ryan’s Boho Chic Beach Wedding…featured on Every Last Detail! {Part I}

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We’ve been patiently waiting for our very first wedding to be published so we could show you *pictures*!!  I bet you want to know some details.  No?  You just want to see pretty pictures…Oh! Ok, well, it’s my pleasure, then!

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