I really believe that as the Wedding Planner/Coordinator, I am the luckiest wedding vendor out there! Now, I am not saying that any of my photographer, videographer, DJ or florist friends aren’t lucky but I guess I am really saying that as the planner/coordinator we really do have the absolute honor of being involved in so much of the planning and spending time with the couple before the big day that it makes the wedding day even more special for us.
There is something about that feeling of taking a client into a wedding venue that you have hand picked for them and having them turn to you and say “yes this is it!” Something about witnessing those special moments between the couple when they are in the thick of a planning meeting and they just look at one another and laugh or smile at something silly that makes it seem like they are the only two people in the room. Something about being there and learning the inside workings of the family dynamic and being prepared on the wedding day, knowing the ‘players’ and everything that makes them tick. Something about getting a text that just says-”thank you so much, we don’t know what we would do without, this can get so crazy and just knowing you are taking care of everything makes it all so much easier.”
For me, all of the months and hours of planning, meetings, stressful late nights staying up to make sure every last detail is tended to is made worth it for “the moment.” I like to call it the “Katie O’ Moment.” This perfect point in night when all of the formalities are complete, it is time to really celebrate, be surrounded by your closest family and friends and be dancing the night away. Without fail and at every wedding Katie O’ couples get their “moment.”
It is at this time of the night when I can be found on the outskirts of the dance floor, beaming from ear to ear and taking a picture to capture their moment. I feel the biggest sense of pride and accomplishment. This is why they trusted us with their most special day, so they could be here in this moment and not have a care in the world. We truly feel so blessed to get up every day and actually make a living by making a couples dream come true. We look forward to a truly amazing 2012 wedding season and are so excited to kick it off with a very special moment for Brian & Sarah!
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