My New Year’s resolution is to manage my time better. I downloaded a new organizational app and have even been using it. It’s easy to forget, when you work for yourself, that prioritizing and keeping track of loose ends is an ongoing job that can be done hastily, not at all, or well. If I worked for someone else, I’d be called a “manager”. So, I guess I’m middle management here at Topher and Rae Studios (because Rae is obviously upper management). I’ve been finding that if I spend just 10-20 minutes a day prioritizing my tasks, I seem to get what I want done, way faster. Who da thought?
Planning a wedding is sort of the same. It’s a big event with quite a few moving parts. ‘Event manager’ is another one of those ‘jobs’ people have, in fact. Consistent time spent planning your wedding is less stressful, and more likely of success, than any other approach. In other words, making a couple decisions every day is better than trying to make them all at once (especially if “all at once” happens “at the last minute”).
I have to imagine that the wedding featured in this blog was a consistently prepared for over several, several months. It was just so exquisitely smooth, relaxed, and seemed so effortlessly well-timed. It was planned well enough that there was space to relax, have a laugh, have a tear, enjoy a hug, share a meaningful glance, a story, a gift. The attention to detail was impressive, to say it mildly. C’s mom handmade all the invitations, wedding programs, name tags, table runners, and the aisle runner! The cake was her family member’s creation. And on top of that, the stars just aligned. It was just great luck that the sun was out, the late-summer breeze was temperate and gentle, and everyone was in the mood for a wedding. Everybody was rooting for these two. And if there weren’t enough to envy already, it’s blatantly obvious that C & N are bound for a life together worthy of tremendous optimism. They’re young, not-dumb, and in love.
Please enjoy a small selection of photos from the sort of day that couldn’t have been better.Vendors:
Ceremony & Reception Location: Prince George Hotel
Florist: My Mother’s Bloomers
DJ: True North DJ
Ceremony Music: The Bella String Quartet
Bridal Gown: Allure Brida
Men’s Attire: Calvin Klein