Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Repeat After Me:

Sweetchic = Sweet · SHEEEEEK

Please forgive me if I sound a wee bit picky! But it's a tiny dagger in my heart every time I hear, "Oh, cool, Sweet CHICK events!" Even by those in the wedding industry who I was SURE would know how to pronounce the word "chic". Perhaps its the combination of the two words that throws people off... ?

Ahh well. When I picked Sweetchic Events, the Mister warned me that this would be the case, but I was adamant. Apparently this is one of the few times he can say, "I told you so!" haha. But I wouldn't change my business name for anything!

Nina & Justin 7.26.08

I was lucky to meet Nina through my friend (and uber-talented invitation designer) Sarah of Truly Smitten. Nina is an absolute sweetheart, and together, Nina and Justin are such an easy-going and fun-loving couple. Not to mention their bridal party certainly knew how to ham it up for the camera! She had a classic and elegant vision for her wedding that I couldn't wait to bring to life... imagine a color palette of ivory, champagne and blush pink with black accents... crystals everywhere... oh, just see for yourself!

Nina - I'm so glad we'll be neighbors soon!

Could she be anymore gorgeous?

Hams, I tell you!

Looks like Justin has just been handed a life sentence, hehe :)

The perfect summer day

Loved the draped tent!

Nina taking her first peek in the reception tent...

Yes, they had fireworks! These were no dinky ones either...

A good time for all... and time for Charlene to head home!

Eaglewood Resort & Spa
Photography: David Won
Florals: Vale of Enna
All Things Paper: Truly Smitten
Makeup: BeautifulYu

Monday, September 29, 2008

Six Months Late, but Finally, a Blog!


Wow, my blogging skills are rusty after nearly a year-long hiatus. I used to be a dedicated blogger, both on a personal level, and also proudly for
Weddingbee (the BEST wedding blog, evah!) during the last 9 months of my wedding planning. Over the past year, life got busy and blogging fell off the priority list. But here I am, attempting to get back on the saddle, and hoping to find my blogging "voice" yet again.

This past April, I hung up my (imaginary) shingle and started my own wedding and event planning company, Sweetchic Events, Inc. Was I one of those brides who LOVED planning her wedding SO much that I just couldn't let go? No, not exactly. In fact, this new profession of mine has been years in the making. I have been obsessed with weddings for as long as I can remember ("obsessed" is a strong word... but sadly accurate, haha) and was one of the dorks in high school who hung out in the library, secretly flipping through the wedding mags. And this was before the explosion of all the fantastic newer wedding "porn" (Martha Stewart Weddings, anyone?), so I was limited to Brides and Modern Bride.

Anyways, I digress... back in college I began coordinating large-scale events and was instantly hooked! Oh, how I loved the nit-picky details and logistics! Budgets, and time-lines and vendors, oh my! Seeing an event through from start-to-finish, and the end result of my creative vision was a major source of pride. Junior year, it dawned on me that there was a clear outlet for my two passions, and I soon interned for a wedding planner and eventually received my designation as Professional Bridal Consultant™ with the Association of Bridal Consultants back in 2005. But it wasn't until this year when I finally got up the nerve to follow my dreams (while keeping the day job, for now), and VOILA! Helloooo Sweetchic Events, Inc.!

And to break up the text-iness of this post, I leave you with a picture from the day I married the love of my life! I couldn't do this without him... his love, his support, his muscle, and his unwaivering confidence in my abilities.

Join me for the ride!