October 28, 2011

Changes at As You Wish!

More than six years ago, I started out on an incredible journey as a small business owner. In that time, I have learned so much and met so many great people. It is truly a time that I would not change for anything. About a year ago, as a planner, I did the unthinkable. On a whim, I decided to pursue a personal opportunity and move to Colorado at the end of 2011. While it has taken a year to get my business affairs in order and get my last clients married, I am finally ready to spread my wings and leave New Jersey.

The first thing people ask when I tell them about my cross-country move is, "What is going to happen to your business?" For right now, the best answer I can give is that I am hitting the Pause Button. I can guarantee that this isn't the end. We are no longer accepting brides in New Jersey, but this may change in the future. For right now, I am going to focus my full time and energy on my new life in Colorado. For the first time, I'm planning nothing and letting life lead the way.

In the meantime, keep following me on twitter - same account, new handle: @staceykall. It will be a little less wedding and a little more personal.

October 27, 2011

Real Wedding: Marcia & Edmond

Edward from OrangeFilms put together an amazing wedding trailer from Marcia & Ed's wedding. It is amazing - check it out!

Real Wedding: Marcia & Edmond

Cast of Characters

Ceremony & Reception: Pleasantdale Chateau
Videographer: OrangeFilms
Groom's Cake: Wendys Cake Art
Hair: Ramonda Marku
Makeup: Danielle Arminio
Wedding Crasher: Hurricane Irene

While planning the wedding, Marcia and I discovered we had a mutual love for the New Kids On The Block. I made a KNOTB garter for her. Her reaction was priceless.

Ed had one of the most romantic reactions to seeing his bride that I have ever seen. It was beyond sweet.

Ed's only flaw is that he is a Boston fan. But don't worry, I hexed the cake. Have you seen how the Boston teams have been doing lately? Don't mess with a Giants fan.

Marcia & Ed's wedding was one of my favorite weddings of the year. Not only was their taste impeccable but they are the sweetest people on earth. I enjoyed every moment of planning their wedding with them. Even though Hurricane Irene hit the night of their wedding, the dance floor was never anything nothing less than packed. Everyone had an amazing time!

Photos Courtesy of Susan Stripling Photography

Real Wedding: Jennifer & Francis

Cast of Characters

Ceremony & Venue: Clarks Landing, Point Pleasant NJ
Photographer: Artist European Photography
Videographer: Stomping Bread Productions
Florist: Metropolitan Plant & Flower Exchange
DJ: Unforgettable DJ's
Rolls Royce: First Class Limousine
Elvis: Francis!

Jennifer & Fran had the most perfect weather for an October wedding on the water. Their day was full of smiles, especially when Fran surprised Jennifer with a serenade in a full Elvis costume!

March 21, 2011

Splurge Wedding Shoes!

One of my best friends shared the link to these shoes this morning and I had to pass them along! They are a huge splurge at $3,440 but that doesn't make them any less fun to look at! You can pick them up at Net-A-Porter!

Photo Credit: Net-A-Porter

January 05, 2011

Heart Wedding Details

With Valentines Day fast approaching, it's easy for a February bride to get carried away and overuse hearts and the color red. Here are some cute ways to include hearts without going overboard.

Photo Credit

October 13, 2010

Combs For A Cure!

The girls over at Pink Comb Salon are hosting another amazing charity event this month: Combs For A Cure! Stop by the salon on October 24th and win a ton of prizes donated by the best in the wedding business while supporting a good cause. Last year, we donated a Day-Of Coordination package. The winner just got married this past week (photos to come!) and it was a BLAST! This year we are donating a Site Design package and two hours of Consultation Hours. Please come to support a worthwhile cause and bring your family and friends!

October 06, 2010

Real Wedding: Kristin & J

Back in May, we coordinated a really fun wedding at Studio 450 in New York City. It was the windiest day imaginable, but Kristin & J were total rockstars. The images from Kristin & J's wedding, shot by Vanessa Joy Photography, are some of my favorites of all time.

It doesn't get more beautiful than these two shots!

Rob Adams was also on our team that day and played this awesome same-day edit during the reception.

Kristin and J - SAME DAY EDIT from Rob Adams Films on Vimeo.

Thank you Vanessa and Rob for sharing your beautiful work!

October 04, 2010

Inspire Me Monday: Photobooth Props

Photobooths are a popular and fun item to have at your wedding reception. Add a fun twist to your photobooth by providing photobooth props for your guests to pose with. Maro Designs has everything from beards, to mustaches to lips. If you have something specific in mind - they can create it for you!

Photo courtesy of Maro Designs.

September 28, 2010

Designer Spotlight: Modern Trousseau

I love wedding gowns that are a little bit different but not too over the top. Modern Trousseau is one of my favorite designers who fit just that style. They are simple gowns with really stunning details.

Photo Credit: Modern Trousseau