Happy Thursday! I've been hanging out on the East Coast this week visiting family and enjoying Mother's Day with my mom-hope all the moms out there had a fabulous Mother's Day!
For this edition of The Resource Room I am sharing Junebug weddings...this is a lovely website and resource for brides...whether big wedding or small, destination or at home. I love this wedding inspiration site in particular because of the "groombug" section of the website...which is for manly modern grooms who help plan their wedding :)
As usual here is a quick screenshot of Junebug's website:
Check back tomorrow for a blog update of my travels :)
It's been a few weeks since I've posted a Resource Room post-you know, where I share all kinds of cool, fun, inspirational ideas for new brides and make the rest of us want to throw parties every weekend ;)
If you've been checking my blog recently, you'll know that I've been slacking on the Resource Room posts because I've been blogging my Haiti trip and experiences...thank you again to everyone for checking back and asking what you can do to help!
Last week I had the pleasure of attending an Association of Bridal Consultants (Greater Los Angeles) event at the ever-so-gorgeous-clifftop Bel Air Bay Club. I'm pretty sure it was one of the nicest networking events I've ever been to. All the featured vendors really brought their game and shared amazing food, cake, wine, dessert, music and linens. Yes, linens! As most experienced wedding coordinators and designers know, linens can totally make or break your event. As such with the ABCGLA event...the linens were amazing and I was able to meet BBj Linen's sales manager Kristy and visit their showroom a few day ago!
Here are a few images that I snapped at the Los Angeles showroom...brides and event coordinators, be sure to keep Kristy at BBj Linen in mind for your reception and/or party needs :)
I love this one--it's so Anthropologie :)
BBj recently started carrying an eco friendly option that is made from water bottles! How cool is that!? Eco friendly options are popping up everywhere for today's brides :)
LOVE these napkins!
This is just a sneak peek of their showroom and linen options...
Thanks for tuning in--Happy Thursday!
This week I am featuring a Charlotte, NC focused wedding planning site for The Resource Room, but of course, it doesn't matter where you're planning your wedding from-inspiration can be found in all kinds of mediums. Whenever photographers and artists get together, you can bet one question that is always asked is, "Where do you get your inspiration from?" I find inspiration generally in daily life, away from photography. I love flipping through home and garden decor type magazines for inspiration and also, strangely enough, music videos :)
What I found so different and interesting about this particular wedding planning/bridal website is that it has a few videos on the website, a login for your different planning "projects" and it has a section for other members of the bridal party and family. Go check it out: www.thesavvybride.com!
In other news, I've been having a hectic but great week catching up from last week-an unexpected and fortunate event happened this week...our washing machine broke! Why is this fortunate? You see, we couldn't do laundry for a few days, so I just had to go shopping :) I'm also in the process of trying to make my home and business office 90% paperless...this has been quite the project. I'm starting to think it will take the next decade. By the time, my scanner will be obsolete and everyone will be flying around in spaceships and paper will be virtually non-existent (I like to dream big!). Our scanner and washing machine and shredder (the shredder is the bane of my existence) must be in cahoots since they decided to quit working at the same time. But, for some reason, Mike didn't think shopping for clothes was a reason to celebrate all of our electronics breaking down....ahh, men! :)
25? 25? Geez, I can't believe I've blogged 25 resource room posts already--time flies. Literally.
This week I decided to post a photographer's resource (or any business owners resource). Actually, you could call this a "life" resource because in some way, shape or form, no matter what your career you can use this in your everyday life!
Y'all know how much I love the Sage Wedding Pros blog. I remember finding their blog sometime early last year and just fell in love with it--accounting, organization...all the nitty, gritty back end business detail stuff--I just love it! (I know, I know...I'm such a nerd).
Earlier this week they created a post called "The Monthly Review." This is probably one of my favorite posts so far because I am so super goal oriented yet sometimes feel overwhelmed by keeping up with everything that should be completed for my business. And when I take a glance at all the personal things that I need to do, it almost knocks the wind out of me!
The Monthly Review post reminded me of a few personal resolutions/goals that I made at the beginning of this year and it prompted me to see how I'm measuring up so far. I'm a huge bookworm and I have this burgeoning list of books that I've kept on my desk for the past two years of books that I want to read. After two years of not getting to the list I realized that it's not that I don't want to read these books, it's that I get sidetracked...by yet another book! So this year I composed my gigantic list (I'm almost embarrassed to share how many books are on this list) and my goal is to read all of them this year...and I can go out of order which will hopefully fulfill my typical satisfaction of not reading what's in front of me. Sooo, I have 222 books on this list! That comes out to just over 4 books a week--ridiculous right? But not all the books are super long, some are fun books, some are serious, some are business related and many are biographies/auto biographies. After reading the monthly review, I was reminded to check my success so far--almost on track! I should have read about 38 books thus far and I'm reading number 35 currently...Yay! If anyone wants to see what's on my list, let me know :)
I liken business planning to wedding planning because if you've ever planned a wedding you know that you only have so many months to book several vendors and make hundreds of important decisions--each decision feels like it's the most important-therefore sometimes it's hard to prioritize (which is definitely my problem!). So that's why I loved this post so much---be sure to read it and you can view the post HERE.
And because I know that y'all really come here for pretty pictures :)
This weeks edition of The Resource Room features Every Last Detail....a super cute wedding planning/detail blog that helps brides plan their weddings down to (yup, you guessed it!) every last detail!
What I really love about this blog and what makes it different is that Every Last Detail blogs from wedding vendors/event professionals perspectives on the details as well as the brides perspective...such a great way to find a culmination of so many wonderful opinions and details.
I had fun scouring this gorgeous blog so be sure to pop on over and check it out!
Happy Thursday! :)