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Organization is Key to a Stress-Free Wedding

As I write this I am away on a much-needed sewing and quilting retreat in beautiful Tahoe Donner. After several weeks of constant wedding prep, I must say that it is taking some time to ease into a relaxed lifestyle.

If there were just one piece of wedding prep advice I could share with you, I think it would be: get organized. Never did I dream that my years of  working trade shows would serve me well during this time of wedding preparations. Anyone out there looking for a good wedding planner? I think I’ve got this down now . . . just kidding! I’ve got another one coming up next May–it should be a piece of cake.

Fortunately, two weeks before the wedding I asked my daughter the important question of how she planned to get all the “stuff” to the venue; since the wedding was being held in Grass Valley which is two hours away. Is a trailer rental in the game plan, or what?

Just a fraction of the stuff going to the wedding.

Just a fraction of the stuff going to the wedding.

Since neither of us would be available the day of the wedding to assist with set-up, it was important to communicate the design vision clearly for the set-up crew. For the prior two days I had Molly set-up each space (welcome table, head table, cake table, etc) exactly as she wanted it. I took photos and made a list of all the items included at each space. Each space was assigned a letter (A, B, C, etc). Finally, all the items were boxed and assigned the appropriate letter. It was a lot of work, but as a result, everything ran smoothly.

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We have not yet received all of the photos from the photographer, but I wanted to share a few of them with you today:  1) The sweet flower girl getting ready for her runway walk. The robe was made by yours truly. 2) Princess Brooklyn could not have been more precious. 3) A special father-daughter moment.

Here’s one of my favorites:

The setting, the lighting, the couple . . . everything was lovely!

The setting, the lighting, the couple . . . everything was lovely!

Thanks for letting me share this special time in my life. My best to all of you.

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