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!