OMG! You’re Married!

Yay! You’re a Mr. _ Mrs!

When you get engaged, the congratulations and well wishes bombard you from every angle. From friends and family to co-workers to acquaintances on social media. Everyone wants to let you know just how happy they are for you – and so they should be. Getting married is an exciting time in one’s life! And once you start planning your big day you’ll get a ton of questions about it, like; when, where, how many guests, your theme or color palette, children or no children, what food you’re serving and what style of dress you prefer. Everyone has something to ask, or something to say.

What you don’t know is that the questions and comments continue to roll in after the day you say “I do”. Here are just a few things (most can be quite annoying) you might be asked once you become Husband _ Wife:

“Welcome to the club. The club of no sex.”

“When are you having kids?”

“That was a fancy wedding. How much did it cost?”

“Good luck! 50% of marriages end in divorce.”

What’s the best thing to do when someone asks you a question or says something that makes you uncomfortable? Just smile, laugh and remember how awesome your wedding was and all the good reasons why you married each other. Being married to your best friend is the best kind of team to be on, so be sure to have each others backs and just laugh off what some might say about the tradition of marriage.

What we have to say to you now that you’re married….Congratulations!

Plain and simple. We wish you all the best. Why? Because you deserve it.

Happy Birthday, to me!


Yesterday was my birthday. Last year was a milestone celebration, this year – not so much…just another day, another year gone by. Ya know what I mean? However, on each birthday, I take a moment or two to reflect. Only this year, I didn’t look back over the past decade, but instead looked back over the last year. I can honestly and proudly say that I’ve had a good year.

Since turning 30 {gasp!} last year, I realized ten-fold that coordinating weddings is where my passion lies. It brings me such joy, comes naturally and I always love being able to contribute to a day that will be kept as a memory for everyone in attendance, most specifically the Bride _ Groom.

This year, Bride’s Butler went through a re-branding process and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out and the feedback I’ve gotten about it. Big ups to Ashley _ Malone for their love, support and talent!

Also this past year, I won once again for Best People- Wedding Planner for the Reader’s Choice Awards for the Hamilton Community News, had two mentions in the 2013 Hamilton Halton Weddings Magazine, and just this week was featured in The Hamilton Spectator as a Young Professional.

Although I’m another year older, I feel more at peace with who I am, what my business means to me and my clients and where the path I have set out for myself is taking me. I’m happy, I’m content and above all, I’m proud. Life, like weddings, takes some planning, but you also have to go with the flow, have a few back-up plans and simply smile and enjoy the ride.