The magic in vendor communication and collaboration - Our guest podcast on Weddings For Real!

The magic in vendor communication and collaboration - Our guest podcast on Weddings For Real!

Grant and I were really excited about the chance to talk about the little things we do to prepare for a wedding day - like communicating with other vendors - that have made a world of difference for our work and creating a fun wedding day experience for all! We also talked about that time a hurricane did not communicate well with us, and then we threw some punches. Grant may have called me a human vacuum. It was a great time! We hope you give this episode and all of the Weddings for Real episodes a listen!

Julianne & Sean's Fun-Filled Leola Village Wedding!

Julianne’s freshman year roommate at Ithaca College (go, Bombers!) was Sean’s high school prom date. Awkward? Nah. When Sean visited Ithaca one weekend with some friends, she introduced him to her fiery, red-headed roommate, and they immediately hit it off. A long distance relationship through college, moving in together, and becoming fur parents to one very beloved cat all led them to this day- their wedding day at The Inn at Leola Village.

Their wedding was made amazing by the people there to celebrate with them as well as plenty of surprise Smirnoff Ices, including one during their “first touch.” No, nothing is sacred. And yes, these two really know how to have fun. We couldn’t have felt more lucky to be there for them and create their wedding video!

Georgie & Chris' Intimate, DIY wedding on Nantucket

Georgie and Chris are one in a million. The most beautiful part about how they met was the fact that it almost didn’t happen. Georgie had booked a one-way flight to go live her life in London for a while, but decided instead to spend some time at home on Nantucket working at a local coffee shop. In walks Chris, and well, you can guess how the story goes from there!

Georgie and Chris’ wedding was so special because there weren’t any frills. They prioritized what we feel is the most important thing when it comes to a wedding: celebrating their love, and celebrating the people they love who were there to support them. The details were just the details to them, and they all fell together perfectly with the help of family and friends. Some of our favorite highlights included:

• The wedding arch- it was built by Chris’ students! (He’s a Latin teacher!) and decorated by Georgie and her sister
• The weather- it DOWNPOURED all morning long, and the forecast called for thunderstorms all day. The rain stopped and the sky brightened up just in time for their ceremony. Magic.
• Georgie’s future brother-in-law officiated the ceremony. They wrote it together, which made it extremely sentimental. Georgie and Chris’ vows were incredibly deep, emotional, and full of laughter.
• The way their family dog, Millie, plopped herself down right in the middle of the aisle to watch.
• Georgie’s sister played “Devotion” on the ukulele and everyone sobbed.
• The band- they came together especially for this wedding! A family friend and a few of Chris’ talented students rocked the party.
• The toasts- there were as many laughs and tears as there were Michael Scott references. Need we say more?
• The pizza- oh yeah, their wedding was also a pizza party.

And finally, the major highlight for us was the time we were able to spend with Georgie, Chris, and their tribe. They hosted us on Nantucket for a couple of days before the wedding, which was so generous and so much fun. The time we spent getting to know and love them made this film incredibly personal to create, and we’re so thankful to have had that opportunity!

If you fell in love with Georgie, Chris and their wedding, you should 100% check out Georgie’s blog! She’s written a lot about her experience planning and this post is one of our favorites. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a similar vibe on your wedding day!

This love-fest of a blog wouldn’t be complete without listing the vendors (& awesomely talented family members) we had the absolute pleasure of meeting and working with!

@emilymentes 📷
@bhldn 👗
@betseyjbrooks 💐
@mckenzie_claire7 💄
@melissadavidsalon 💇
@sylphid1959 🏡💕 ☕️
Sophie T’s 🍕

Jessica & Chris

Jessica & Chris

Jessica and Chris shared their love in a way that gave us the opportunity to create a film for them, not just about their wedding day, but about their love story.

Danielle & Bob's Washington D.C. Wedding

When we think of infectious laughter, warmth, and fun, we think of Danielle. She found the love of her life in the caring, endearing, and loving Bob, and we're just so happy for the two of them!

A Meridian House wedding in the heart of downtown, D.C. was their celebration of choice, and oh man, are we glad we got to be a part of their day! Watch their highlight film to relive moments from getting ready at Danielle's childhood home to the sparkler send-off! As always, we spent the entire day capturing everything, from the stationary details to the loving glances, soft touches, and all the way through to the exuberant first dance fist pumping. Don't believe us? You'll just have to hit play and see for yourself!

Keep a look out for some of our favorite details and moments:

  • Danielle putting on her earrings, which were given to her mom from her dad, who has since passed but was there in spirit all day long.
  • Their church on Capitol Hill (our neighborhood!) with its incredible interiors, especially the star-covered ceiling and sconces.
  • Footage with the clear umbrellas!!! (Rain drops have silver linings, guys!)
  • The epic garter toss
  • Danielle's laugh
  • (Last but certainly not least) The first dance fist pumper (You'll need to watch till the end!

To Danielle and Bob, congratulations! It's been an honor and the greatest pleasure. Cheers to building a wonderful life together in Atlanta!


Vendor Team


Venue: @meridianhouse
Photography: @laurenlouisephoto
Planning/Coordination: @agriffinevents
Catering: @welldunncatering
Rentals: @a2zmusicfactory
Cake: @catherinegeorgecakes
Flowers: @darlinganddaughters
DJ: @chrisstylesevents
Stationery: @emilybairddesign
Transportation: @mjvalet
Hair: @make_me_beautiful_brooke_
Makeup: @_beruk
Bridal Makeup: @theekymlee
Menswear: @theblacktux


Ultraviolet inspiration meets romantic personalization

We created this film at a styled shoot, but this time, a real couple played our bride and groom. Their words were genuine and their laughter was contagious. Needless to say, we were living our best lives getting to know them and capturing their true love. Our favorite part? They sat down to read love letters to each other, and we think those words add so much heart to the film. Do you love the idea of personalizing your film with letter reading on the big day? Let us know in the comments!

See the full feature published on The Perfect Palette! We were thrilled to be a part of this styled shoot, all thanks to this creative team:

Venue: The Mansion at Strathmore
Design and Planning: A. Griffin Events
Photographers: Susie and Becky Photography
Flowers: Petals by the Shore
Rentals: Faccia Fresca Vintage
Stationery: The Dandelion Patch
Dress: Fabulous Frocks DC
Hair and Make Up: Lori Nansi
Cake: Well Baked
Ring: Jewelry Artisans


What in the world is a styled shoot?! We found out and then we made a film.

What in the world is a styled shoot?! We found out and then we made a film.

It takes two to make a thing go right, and it takes a team of really talented folks to execute a beautiful wedding.