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LaShelle & Jamil | Beach Wedding Ceremony | Bethany Beach, Delaware

Summer wedding season came and went in a flash! So, here I am gearing up for the 2018 wedding season, and finally finding some time to blog! 

Laschelle and Jamil had a romantic intimate beach wedding in June in beautiful Bethany Beach, Delaware. Weddings are scheduled after the guards are done so the beach is not packed with visitors. The evening was perfect, as the sun was starting to settle they were surrounded by close family and friends. Everyone wore white and the bride could not have been cuter! LaSchelle and I had multiple conversations in preparation for her wedding! She told me her vision for her wedding was simple and elegant. The arbor was draped in a sheer voile and we completed the arbor with a beautiful flower topper. It was just enough to give the couple their perfect spot for their I Do's and the backdrop was the ocean. Barefoot was a must to complete this upscale beach ceremony. Their beautiful beach wedding ceremony was followed by dinner at 99 Sea Level. Located on the boardwalk in Bethany Beach, Delaware they actually had their dinner on the boards as the sunset on a perfect day. With amazing views of the ocean, they can return each year to the spot where they tied the knot! 

Wedding Coordinator & Officiant: Alison to the Altar

Photographer: Lighthouse Ministries and Photography Studio

Reception Venue: 99 Sea Level

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Mary & Dan | Beach Wedding | Ocean City, Maryland

This day was truly magical! Mary & Dan tided the knot on a beautiful August day in Ocean City, Maryland with a Beauty and The Beast themed wedding! Both being lovers of the popular Disney movie and the theater.  Mary was a true "Belle" on her wedding day! The decor matched perfectly to Mary's theme. The day was abosutly beautiful, a scene out of a fairytale!

Wedding Decor & Coordination: Alison To The Altar

Cupcakes: Sugar Rush By Theresa

Flowers: Little Miss Lovely

Photographer: McCarthy Imagerie

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Wedding Planner Vs. Wedding Coordinator, which one do you need on your special day?

Lately I have been receiving A LOT of questions about the difference between a Wedding Planner, Wedding Coordinator and a Day Of Coordinator. So I decided to outline of of those duties below. It is very important to know what you are paying for and getting. 

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A wedding Planner will work with the client from the start. Helping with the selection of everything from vendor selection, hotel rooms, florist, cake, photographer hair & make up, transportation, anything needed to pull the wedding. They are with you from start to finish of the wedding planning process.

 

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A coordinator will come in at the end and make sure everything goes off with out a hitch. Checks on deliveries, make sure the reception has the look and feel desired by the client. Pretty much to make sure the day runs smoothly and will handle any hiccups along the way to ensure an easy flow on the wedding day.

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A ceremony coordinator will work during the ceremony to ensure everyone gets where they belong at the right time and the ceremony flows as it should. They can help the photographer with pictures and get guests to the reception. They may or may not have anything to do with decor.

It's important to understand who you have hired to navigate your wedding experience. Don't be afraid to ask questions and always make sure you have a complete job description outline! Planning a wedding can be a tricky thing, make sure you know how much help you need!

Sami & Ryan | Wedding Ceremony at Sunset Park | Ocean City,MD

A true wedding ceremony out of a story book. Sami and Ryan first met while she was working at a brewery, and the rest is history. Both having a true love for the beach they knew getting married on the water was only the right thing to do! After all, Ryan did propose to Sami while on vacation in Virginia Beach. 

The ceremony was completely magical. With views of the Ocean City Inlet & the smell of salt air, love was all around! The groomsmen all dressed in white & the bridal party in navy. Complete with the sword arch to finish the ceremony. It's safe to say Sami & Ryan's wedding was straight out of a story book.

Ceremony Decor: Alison to the Altar

Photographer: Danae Stephens Winship Photography

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