Summer Wedding Tips

Summer Wedding Tips

Cover Photography by C.Mae Design

Hey Merc family! Welcome back to the blog after a wonderful holiday weekend.

We’ve officially into the swing of the summer weather, and I am thinking of all of the couples out there hosting weddings in the next few weeks. Here’s some tips for handling the summer heat for your wedding day:

Hydrate- Brides and grooms, this means YOU! And your wedding party. And your guests. Before the big day, buy some cases of water bottles and make sure you keep them close by while you are getting ready, while you are taking pictures and make sure to snag a glass or two in between your drinks at the reception. For your guests, you could put out a basket of water at the ceremony and encourage them to enjoy one.

Here Comes the Sun- If you will be spending any significant amount of time outside on wedding day, you may want to do what you can to prevent sunburn. While traditional sunscreens may cause a flashback with photography (check with your photographer) some cosmetics offer foundations or primers with sunscreen included which can help anyone prone to sunburn.

Bug Off- As your summer day turns to evening, outdoor areas, especially areas near water or with lots of grass are prone to mosquitos. Scatter a few bug sprays around for you and your guests so everyone is comfortable long into the evening.

Beat the Heat When You Eat- When choosing your menu, stick to light and cool foods and flavors, like fruits, salads, and cold appetizers that will feel like real refreshment from weather.

Happy planning and we will see you next week!

Meghan

Have You Met Suesanna?

Have You Met Suesanna?

Happy Monday from Mercantile Hall! We are coming off of a wonderful weekend here in the heart of Burlington. We celebrated our first wedding out in The Urb Garden and it was absolutely beautiful.

We were also so excited to introduce Suesanna to the world this past week! If you haven’t met her yet, Suesanna is our new outdoor bar that will be featured in The Urb Garden. She’s a little happy camper and will be serving up cocktails in the garden for weddings, social events, local events and more.

Stephanie and Wendy, our co-founders, dreamt Suesanna into life and her name holds a special meaning, as it is a combination of their middle names. We love her already and we so hope you all will too.

Cheers!

Meghan

Honoring Memorial Day

Honoring Memorial Day

Hello Merc family! I just wanted to send a quick message to you all that I hope you and your families are enjoying some time together over this holiday weekend.

We honor all of those who have lost their lives serving our country and sincerely thank all of our current military members and their families for their work to protect us all. You are heroes, today and always.

Lots of love from Mercantile Hall!

Until next week,

Meghan

Herb Infused Summer Garden Cocktails

Herb Infused Summer Garden Cocktails

Happy Monday from Mercantile Hall! The nicer weather has me dreaming of sunshine, outdoor celebrations and refreshing beverages. As our Urb Garden is coming together, I was inspired to make a collection of fun and fruity drinks you can incorporate into the shower, party or wedding you are planning this summer. Cheers!

Why You Should Follow Us on Instagram

Why You Should Follow Us on Instagram

Hey Merc friends! Happy Monday to you!

After an exciting day here at Merc, I have one question for you, and one question only—

Do you follow us on Instagram?

‘Cause if you don’t you are missing out on a TON of great stuff. We are full into the swing of construction on our new outdoor patio space, Urb Garden, and HOLY CATS are we making progress! Today, our 60-foot pergola went up and we lost our minds at how amazing it looks. You can see sneak peeks at our custom iron gate, the pergola, and be the first to know about all of the other cool, super secret surprises that we have in store for you.

What are you waiting for?!?! Go check it out and join in on all of the fun- https://www.instagram.com/mercantile_hall/

What to Ask Your Wedding Venue

What to Ask Your Wedding Venue

Cover Photography by : Larissa Marie Photography Inside Photo by: East Elm Photography

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Happy Monday! Though we work with weddings everyday, we know that most people don’t plan a party of this scale on a regular basis (and thank goodness for that!) When I’m meeting couples for the first time, they can be unsure of what to ask at their tour, especially if we are one of the first sites that they are visiting. Have no fear! Your Merc team is here! Here’s some questions you should be asking your wedding venue before you book:

  1. How long is my rental time? Rental hours can vary widely between venues and it could be a deciding factor in where you’d like to book. At Merc, you get twelve hours of rental time plus a one-hour cleanup, but every venue has their own rules so be sure to ask.

  2. What is included in the rental fee? A venue may include their tables and chairs in the venue rental, and some do not. We include all the chairs and tables for our guests, but sometimes you have options and they may come with additional fees. Double checking on this will make sure there’s no surprises later.

  3. What are your rules on caterer selection? Some venues have only one choice of caterer that their couples must use. Some venues, like us, have a list of preferred partners to choose from and some venues have no caterer and you have to find your own. Decide how important the food is to you and if your perspective venue’s catering rules suit your taste.

  4. Do I need to supply my own alcohol and bar staff? Here at the Merc, we include the price of bar staff into our bar packages and all of your alcohol is supplied right here. When you tour a venue, ask about their rules around the bar to be sure your party is well taken care of!

  5. What is your service fee? You may not be familiar with this industry standard charge, but every venue will charge you a service fee to cover the team of people that help plan, set up, run and clean up from your event. We are so proud to say that ours is the lowest in our area for our couples! This rate can range from 18-25% of your rental and can have a big impact on your budget.

We sure hope that helps you as you tour wedding venues, but please feel free to reach out to me at meghan@mercantilehall.com if we can be of more assistance! Happy venue hunting!

Burlington: What Small Town Love Really Means

Burlington: What Small Town Love Really Means

Cover Photography: Photos by Ashley Renee Photo below: Kyle Schroder

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“Urban Feel. Small Town Love.”

You may have seen our tagline here and there on our pages and in our information- but what does it really mean? As someone new to Burlington, but also from a small town, let me tell you- it really is something special.

Small town love means that people in the area still visit our building to reminisce about when the space was home to the Schuette-Daniels Furniture Store and that we even had a couple bring in a pair of rocking chairs from that store to display at their wedding.

It means that the people who work here grew up here, live here, and chances are that if you are from here, they know you - or at least know one of your relatives. It means that you’ll find our Hall hosting community events, such as Hug a Husky, the Winter Farmer’s Market or the Artisan Craft Fair.

When you visit our Hall, we’ll tell you about how our local fire department saved this building when the one next door caught fire in 2014, and we’ll surely tell you about how we are now turning that damaged structure next door into a beautiful outdoor space that all of our guests can enjoy.

We’ll send you down to The Coffee House on Chestnut and Pine for a coffee, down to Fred’s for great burgers or to our local Italian restaurants for great pizza and pasta after your tour. We’ll tell you to walk our streets and spend some time visiting all of the shops in downtown, especially all of the great wedding-related businesses that just happen to be SO close to our Hall.

Small town love means that you’ll not only get free parking (Yes, seriously, free parking!) but the warmth and hospitality that the best of the Midwest is known for. We’ll get to know you, ask how we can help you and be here for you every step of the way.

When you are looking for a place that matches the uniqueness and sincerity of your own story, you don’t have to go too far to find it here in Burlington.

Have a great week ahead and we hope to welcome you in soon! Meghan

Merc Monday 3/25: Planning Long-Distance

Merc Monday 3/25: Planning Long-Distance

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It’s another beautiful Monday here at Mercantile Hall! As I write this, I am hearing the beautiful sounds of construction happening in our new UrbGarden, and it’s beautiful music to our ears.

Recently, I’ve been working with couples who are planning their weddings from out of the area or even out of the country. I can totally relate to the hurdles that this can create when trying to plan a wedding as I planned my very own wedding long distance up in Door County. While it’s certainly a logistic challenge, we are always here to help our long distance couples plan their dream day, no matter where they’re from.

During one of my favorite tours I’ve given, we actually FaceTimed in the bride so she could walk though the space “with” us! We could see each other, have a conversation and answer each other’s questions virtually. While there’s no substitute for experiencing a venue in person, technology makes it so much easier to connect from afar.

When we were planning our local destination wedding, I did my best to consolidate all of our meetings and appointments into one trip up to make the most of the time we did have in the area. When a couple lets me know that they are planning a trip to our vicinity, I make every accommodation to get them a tour and a meeting while they’re here. I plan in a little extra time for them so I can be sure all of their needs are taken care of while they’re here.

It’s a great idea for non-local couples to incorporate their family members into the planning as well. It’s nice for us to meet family members before the big day, and especially when you’re planning long-distance, it’s so helpful to keep a local contact in the loop of everything that’s being planned for the big day. Asking the help of local family members is a huge way to keep all of the planning on track.

We also offer coordinator packages that provide extra help to couples that go above and beyond our normal services. Especially when planning long distance, we can provide suggestions for and reach out to local vendors, run your rehearsal for you and even set up and take down all of your décor on wedding day so you (and your friends and family) can relax and be in the moment. Planning from afar doesn’t have to be tough and overwhelming; with the right team by your side, it can actually be a ton of fun.

Have a great rest of your week, and we will see you next week!

Meghan

Merc Monday 3/18: Exciting Updates From the Hall

Merc Monday 3/18: Exciting Updates From the Hall

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Cover photo photography by Studio 99. Photo at left by Kyle Schroder.

Hey guys!

So many exciting things have been happening here over the last two weeks and of course I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

FIRST! Construction officially started on our Urb Garden and we could NOT be more excited about it! Opening this summer, our patio space will be perfect for outdoor ceremonies or a fresh garden space for your guests to enjoy cocktails! We will keep you posted as construction progresses, but you can also follow along on our Instagram to see for yourself!

We worked hard last week to share TONS of images from our past Merc Hall couples! Make sure you check out our Wedding Gallery to see all of the prettiness that comes with getting married at Mercantile Hall.

Also now on our website, we have created a brand new page for you to learn more about the amazing people who work here. Get to know us before you meet us- we can’t wait to work with you!

If you are considering a Mercantile Hall wedding, now is a great time to come and experience what we are all about. We have some awesome promotions for March Madness and we even have a few prime season 2019 Saturdays left- whaaaaat?!?!

Shoot me a message at meghan@mercantilehall.com and I’d be more than happy to help celebrate you. Have a great one,

Meghan

Merc Monday 3/4: Wedding Decor That Reflects You

Merc Monday 3/4: Wedding Decor That Reflects You

Hey, Merc Hall family!

I hope you had a great weekend! We were having fun celebrating another awesome couple this weekend at the Hall. No matter how many weddings we have in our space over time, each and every one is personal to the people who are being celebrated. While weddings obviously differ in color scheme and style, I love it when a couple’s décor reflects who they are as people, who they are as a partnership and who they are as an entire family unit.

Merc Hall couple Katie and Mike used antique liquor bottles and cigar boxes as table décor to reflect Mike’s line of work and favorite ways to celebrate. Nicole and Stephen had a special cake made that displayed what they do in their line of work as well. Emily and Michael featured his love for hunting by placing deer antlers in their centerpieces.

Kerstin and Erik gave guests beautiful cookies that matched the rest of their décor and featured their initials. Hannah and Rob brought in their own dining room chairs to give them a special spot to sit and celebrate with their guests. Special signage, like Becca and Andrew displayed, told the story of their relationship from the beginning until the day of their marriage.

If you are planning your wedding and struggling with choosing décor, look no further than your own home! What do you have at home, like picture frames or a special piece of furniture, could you incorporate. Do you have an antique platter in the family that you could use as a cake stand? Do you have any personalized signs that could be displayed behind your head table? All of these personal details will ring true to who you are and they will be things that you will remember as you look back on your wedding day.

Have a great week ahead and talk to you next week,

Meghan

Merc Monday 2/25: Managing the Planning To-Dos

Merc Monday 2/25: Managing the Planning To-Dos

Cover Photography: Parisi Photography Flowers: Gia Bella

Hello from Mercantile Hall and welcome back to the MH blog!

While planning for a marriage is fun and exciting, planning a wedding is a big project and a busy season of life for most couples. Each individual planning task on their list isn’t difficult or complicated, but the sheer number of tasks on the list can be so overwhelming. Here’s what advice I have for couples on what to do when they have A LOT to do:

Wedding planning is shaped like a funnel- it’s big at the top and then narrows down at the end. Start with all of the BIG things first and check those off before getting to the details. And this can be hard! A couple’s Pinterest board is likely full to the brim with ideas for the details, but an article about color scheme isn’t going to find your officiant or a venue for you- and those are the things that actually have to get done first before anything else. Start with the big pieces of the planning first, and leave the details until later.

Prioritize! When you have a long list of things to do, go through the list and decide on the things that need to get done first. A great strategy for this is to mark things as urgent or important. Getting your marriage license, for example, is a very important task, since you can’t get married without it. Ordering your invitations could be an urgent item, to keep you on your RSVP timeline. Some items will be both urgent and important, and some will be neither. Those would fall to the top and to the bottom of your list, respectively. This will help break a big list into smaller pieces and let you focus on the ones that are truly the most critical.

Don’t worry about things that aren’t important to you- As you go through the planning process, you’ll come across things that don’t mean anything to you as a couple, like chair covers or having fresh flowers or a designer gown and fancy shoes. If an item doesn’t interest you, don’t spend a lot of time or budget on it, even if other people tell you it’s important. It’s your day! Focus your time and attention on the things that mean something to you.

Ask for help! There are a lot of wedding-related tasks that have to be done by the couple themselves, but take note of any task that could be done by someone else and delegate it out to someone you trust. I asked my maids of honor to help assemble and fold programs and stuff favor bags as my day approached. It was something that had to get done, but I personally didn’t have to do it. Chances are, you have several people offering to help. Take them up on it!

All of the wedding planning work is worth it in the end, I promise! Best of luck to everyone planning a wedding- you can do it! See you next week,

Meghan

Merc Monday 2/18: Next-Level Wedding Cakes

Welcome back to the MG blog for another week of wedding tips, stories and advice.. Around here, we’ve seen our fair share of weddings and events, but It’s always fun to what each one of our couples choose to bring in for their weddings. Every time, something unique comes in that I haven’t seen before, even down the food they serve. in the spirit of uniqueness and personalization, check out these ingenious cake alternatives:

At left: PANCAKES Yup. That’s a pancake cake. If you’re opting for a brunch style wedding or serving breakfast for dinner, this sweet treat will pair perfectly with your menu. With a little syrup drizzled over the top or sprinkled powdered sugar and berries, the cake will be as beautiful to look at as it is to eat!

COOKIES: If you prefer cookies to cake, make a cake out of cookies! Large, flatter cookies mimic the layers of a cake and you can layer them with frosting for an extra sweet bonus.

BROWNIES: Brownies are a simple treat that still feels decadent because of all of the chocolate. An assortment of fruit on top provides a pop of color and a different dash of sweetness in each bite.

DONUTS; Who doesn’t love donuts? Adults and kids alike will be excited to have one at your wedding! It coordinates perfectly with an after dinner coffee bar as well.

ICE CREAM: Instead of the traditional cake and ice cream, give a cold treat with an ice cream cake. A fun idea would be to have an assortment of toppings by the cake so guests could customize their own!

Sweet dreams until next week, Meghan

Merc Monday 2/11: Here For You

Merc Monday 2/11: Here For You

Cover Photo by Melissa Justine Photography

Hey there,

Happy Monday to you- I hope you are starting your week out on a great note! As I wrote a few blogs ago, we are riding high out of “tour season”, when we see a huge number of inquiries a from couples getting engaged over the holidays.

I have to say that I’ve really loved this season because I’ve met SO many brides, grooms, and their family members. Working with them, showcasing our space, answering their questions and offering advice on planning their wedding makes me feel happy! And, of course, there’s always a big surge of excitement for a couple when they choose Mercantile Hall for their celebration.

The venue is usually one of the first things a couple decides on, as the date impacts so many other pieces of the planning. What we often see is that our couples feel a huge sigh of relief once they’ve set a date and can take a break from planning for a little while. On our end, though, our work sets in motion immediately. From the second that a couple books with us, we are working on their wedding.

We start to set out the timeline that will keep all of our planning on track, we start arranging staffing for their day and helping couples with their initial needs. We are setting reminders for us and for them of important deadlines and due dates. As the date approaches, we are meeting with them to talk through their entire day-of timeline, the room layout, bar options and linen choices. We are making sure all of their vendors know who to contact with questions, confirm their schedule and support any last minute questions. In the months, weeks and days leading up to every wedding, we are working hard for our Merc couples.

As brides and grooms know, so much work goes into making every event run smoothly, and we are constantly busy behind the scenes, eagerly getting ready for each and every special day. As a matter of fact, I’m off to do more of that now; so I’ll see you next week!

Meghan

Merc Monday 2/4: Serving People Well

Merc Monday 2/4: Serving People Well

Header photo by: Photos by Ashley Renee

Hello! I hope you’re having a great Monday today.

Although Mondays get a bad rap, they happen to be one of my favorite days of the week. There’s something about a clean slate and a fresh start that I really like. Mondays also happen to be our weekly team meeting here at Merc. Our core team gets together to review our upcoming events, check in on goals and projects and spend time all together in one room, which can actually be rare with so many events going on!

I am genuinely grateful to be a part of our team because I can honestly say that exceptional service is at the center of everything we do. We are always asking ourselves things like- “How can we take our couples’ experiences to the next level?” and “How can we totally exceed a couples expectations on a tour?” and “How can we connect on a more personal level to our brides?”

When you boil each of our jobs down to the very heart of what we *really*  do, our jobs are to serve people. And not just serve them, but serve them WELL. We know that our couples are placing their trust in us to help plan their weddings and we want you to know we have your back, that we are here for you and that your wedding day in is good hands with us.

Every week, we talk about better ways to serve people well and I can’t  think of a better way to set a great tone for our week than that.

Until next Monday,

Meghan


Merc Monday 1/28: Eye Catching Floral Inspiration

Merc Monday 1/28: Eye Catching Floral Inspiration

Happy Monday! It’s a blustery scene outside our windows today, as winter weather has finally showed up in Wisconsin. Considering the snow, I feel like we all could use a dose of fun. The wedding industry is such a cool place right now, as there are so many talented florists doing truly creative and unexpected things with wedding flowers. Here’s some playful floral inspiration for you!

Merc Monday 1/21: New Years Resolutions for Engaged Couples

Merc Monday 1/21: New Years Resolutions for Engaged Couples

Happy 2019 from Mercantile Hall! We hope you had a fantastic start to your January. As is tradition for this time of year, we know some of you may be setting resolutions for this year. If your goals for the year include planning a wedding, here’s a few resolutions for you. Some are funny, some are serious, but they are all very true!

  1. We will not worry over a shade of blue. There are so many fine details that come along with planning a wedding and it can be overwhelming. Though the little details seem like a big deal in the moment, trust us when we say that your guests will not notice if your napkins are more cornflower blue than sky blue.

  2. We will spend time NOT talking about the wedding. Listen, Wedding planning is a huge project and it does take time and effort to get it all accomplished. But, do yourselves a favor and schedule fun time for the two of you to go to dinner or take a walk and promise to talk about everything but the wedding. The mental break will feel so refreshing!

  3. We will take opinions with a grain of salt. As many couples have probably already discovered, everyone in your lives will have an opinion on your wedding, from your guest list, to your menu and even your registry. Just remember that you can politely handle any opinions about *your* day but release yourself from the pressure of actually having to incorporate them. Only you two know what’s best for *your* wedding celebration.

  4. We will remember why we are here in the first place. Because you’re getting married and you love each other, duh!! At the end of the day, you are preparing for a marriage, not just a wedding. Keep your focus centered on how crazy you are about each other, and the rest will fall into place.

When you look back on your wedding day, you want to remember how much you enjoyed not only the big day, but the whole process. All of the work you put in along the way is all worth it, trust me!

Until next week,

Meghan

Merc Monday 12/31: Happy New Year!

Merc Monday 12/31: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Mercantile Hall!

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season with your family and friends. Looking back on our year, 2018 was a full and happy season around here. We hosted over 66 celebrations, including 50 weddings. That’s fifty grand entrances, fifty toasts and fifty first dances that our team got to witness and be a special part of. We wish all of our 2018 Merc couples long, happy marriages and a blessed year ahead.

Aside from weddings, over sixteen corporate, private and community events kept our space busy. We hosted craft fairs, hugged huskies, hosted community presentations and helped amazing groups of people from all over the area celebrate their special moments. I did the rough math on and we had well over 10,155 guests in our space this year! That is just incredible!

We have many exciting things planned for 2019, including the grand opening of our new UrbGarden. We are grateful to all of our clients and our community’s support for their help in making Mercantile a great place to be. We can’t wait to help celebrate even more people in 2019!

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Meghan


Merc Monday 12/17: It's Tour Season!

Merc Monday 12/17: It's Tour Season!

Happy Monday!

Do you ever feel like your life just gets crazy busy in December? Here at Merc, we’re finishing out the year with two amazing weddings AND this is the busiest time of year for couples getting engaged and coming in for tours. Sharing our beautiful space with people for the first time has to be one of the best parts of my job- it’s so much fun to see the Hall through the eyes of someone who isn’t here all the time.

I love to tell them all about our quaint little Pine Street and about the accessible parking here in Burlington. As we get many couples from the Chicago and Milwaukee areas in, they are always excited to see all of the free downtown parking right next to our venue. I point out all of the coffee shops, bars and restaurants that we have on our street so they can go grab a drink or bite to eat after they finish the tour.

One of the best reactions I get during tours is showing people our gallery wall and telling them how we frame special pictures of them to hang in our hallway on their wedding days. They usually comment, “Aww, that’s so cool!” or “I love that!” and I love seeing how excited they get about it.

Pictures are always a good idea when you are touring venues so I encourage couples to take as many as they want! It can be hard to remember the details after they leave, especially if they are visiting several venues. It’s fun to see what little details they capture to help them remember Merc.

But mostly, I love helping people who are in one of the happiest times of their lives. I love seeing them interact, hearing about how they met and got engaged, and all of the ideas they have for their wedding. Sometimes I even get to meet family members and friends and start a relationship with them, too. I hope I never lose the joy of being in this industry and sharing such special memories with entire families!

I’m done being sappy now, but check out my post next week when I do a fun recap of our year here at Merc.

Until next time,

Meghan


Merc Monday 12/10: Saving Your Date

Merc Monday 12/10: Saving Your Date

Happy Monday from Mercantile Hall,

Here at Merc, I help brides and grooms in the selection of their wedding date.  In general, choosing a wedding date is a big decision for most couples, as setting a date is truly the first thing that must be decided before all of the planning can really begin. For example, you can’t pick a photographer or a DJ until you have a date and a location and it’s hard to pick a color scheme or even know the style of your wedding dress when you can’t picture the place where you’ll be wearing it.

Knowing that it’s such a crucial part of the planning process, here’s the advice I can share about booking your wedding date:

What is more important to you- the perfect date or the perfect venue? Obviously,having the perfect venue available on the perfect date would be ideal, but sometimes availability means picking one of the two. Generally speaking, unless you have a date that is sincerely significant to you, you’ll have many more options open to you if you can be flexible on your date. You can still always target a time of year (i.e. fall) or a specific month that you would like to get married to fit your vision.

Have you considered a Friday wedding? If you are set on a specific venue or a time of year like October that is extremely popular, holding your wedding on a Friday could be a great option for you. While it breaks from the Saturday wedding tradition of the past, Friday weddings are very common now. We celebrated 6 Friday weddings during the months of September and October and they were awesome! Typically, wedding guests have plenty of advance notice of your wedding date, and trust us- all of your closest friends and family will make the effort to be there, no matter the date. Sometimes, venues and vendors give discounts for Fridays as well.

Hope you all have a great week,

Meghan


Merc Monday 12/3: Our Favorite Wedding Day Moments

Merc Monday 12/3: Our Favorite Wedding Day Moments

Credits for Cover Photo: Kristina Lorraine Photography & Frontier Flowers

We have a special love and passion for celebrating our couples at Merc. There’s a unique joy we all feel about being chosen to be a part of someone’s wedding day. This week, our crew is sharing their favorite part about working with our brides, grooms and their families because we can’t help but spread the #smalltownlove!

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”My favorite thing about wedding days is all of the energy in the building during set up. It’s so exciting to see our empty space buzzing with caterers, florists, and decorators getting ready for the guests to arrive. You just look around the room and go ‘Whoa, there’s a whole team of people working together to make this room look amazing.’ “ - Andrew, Owner

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I absolutely love the magic moment when a bride puts on her wedding dress the morning of her wedding. Her face is instantly radiant and seeing the reaction of her bridesmaids and moms is so genuine and authentic. There’s so much emotion present in the room at that very moment that I typically get emotional too. I love seeing a bride shine!” - Meghan, Event Manager

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“I have to say that my favorite moments are when brides and grooms can share a moment just between the two of them. It’s fun to see everyone celebrating, but when the couple steals away for a first look or the way they look at each other when the bride walks down the aisle- that’s really special to witness.” - Stephanie, Events Director and Co-Founder

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“Without a doubt, my favorite moment on wedding day is the looking at the bride’s face as she is waiting in line to head down the aisle- when the rest of the wedding party has already headed into the ceremony and it’s just her and her escort. The look of pure anticipation and nervous excitement on her face makes me feel so incredibly happy for her and the walk she is about to take.” - Wendy, Owner and Co-Founder

Have an awesome Monday and don’t forget to appreciate all of the little moments,

Meghan