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Melissa + Aaron’s Wedding Part I

This was simply an EPIC weekend that I will never forget.

There are days where I just sit back and ask myself…is this really my job?  People like Melissa, Aaron and their parents are the reason I love what I do.  They are just so real, so full of joy, and always so friendly and warm.  What I loved about working with them, is that they completely trusted me and our great team of vendors to make their dreams a reality.  When Melissa called me and explained that she wanted to turn a golf cart barn into a magical place for a wedding reception, I was more than up for the challenge.  Melissa and Aaron’s wedding was nothing short of spectacular, and we had SUCH a blast putting this one together.  Melissa gave us the type of feel and colors she would like to use, and then let us PLAY!  So fun!  Seriously, I love them, and I was completely honored that I was able to work with them on such a special weekend in their lives.  I must say, I miss them!  Their 1-year anniversary was yesterday, and I am just thrilled for them.  This year has flown by.  I actually can’t believe I am JUST now sharing this with you all.

First I will show you the ceremony captured by the lovely Cheyenne Schultz.  She and her husband were the perfect match for Melissa and Aaron, and the pictures reflect the beauty of their relationship and the wedding day.  Here is the ROCK STAR team of vendors:

Photographer:  Cheyenne Schultz

Videographer:  Life Stage Films

Florist:  The Bloom Room

Draping & Linens:  Party Tables

Lighting:  Eye Dialogue

Dress:  Mira Zwillinger

Hair:  Emily Anne Hair

Makeup:  Blush

Ceremony Location:  The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel

Reception Location:  The Cliffs at Mountain Park

Ceremony Musicians:  Cafe String Quartet

Cocktail Reception Music:  Unspoken Tradition

Reception Music:  Party on the Moon

Vintage Goblets:  East West Vintage Rental

Vintage Furniture:  A Darling Day

Chargers:  BBJ

Chandeliers & Entry Tent:  Classic Event Rental

Cocktail Hour/Dancing Tent:  Skyline Tent Company

Chairs & Lounge Furniture:  Nuage Designs

Cake:  Buttercream Bakehouse

Paper Products:  Momental Designs

Rehearsal Dinner Location/Accommodations:  Hotel Domestique

Transportation:  Elite Limousine

Melissa’s precious parents…LOVE THEM.



Cailtin and Sean…Part I

You know how when you meet someone, you instantly feel like you are part of their family?  Well, this is what happened when I met Caitlin, her parents, Sean and his mom.  Such incredible people…each one of them.  Over a year has passed since their wedding, but I was able to see them all again when Caitlin’s parents (Gus and Maria) renewed their vows this past summer.  Check them out…they are the sweetest…

Caitlin and Sean’s wedding ceremony took place at the Cliffs Glassy Chapel.  This was a very meaningful spot, because not only had Caitlin dreamed of getting married here, but on a rock right beside the chapel is where Sean proposed.  Lots of memories up on this beautiful mountain.  We laughed through this process, we cried, we hugged a whole lot, and there was a friendship that was formed that will never be broken.  Love the Bazans and the Hastings to pieces.  I think Jeremy Russell (photographer extraordinaire) could say the same things about this family…actually, I know he does.  Thank you, Jeremy, for your brilliant work, as always.

I can not blog this wedding without honoring one of Caitlin’s beautiful bridesmaids.  Her name is Perrin, and although I only first met her at the rehearsal dinner, her light radiated so brightly, that you could not help but smile in her presence.  There was a gentleness and humility about her that was undeniable.  A sweet spirit, who just recently passed from this life where she battled cancer.  Now she has moved on to a healed and pain-free life with her Savior in heaven.  I can’t do much, but I can share her picture with you, and I can share the love that Caitlin had for her friend.   Caitlin loved her more than words, and there is nothing Caitlin wanted more than to have Perrin there to celebrate her wedding.  So blessed to have met her.



Now, take a look at Part I of Caitlin and Sean’s wedding!Wendy, with Blush, made Caitlin look even more flawless.Absolutely in love with the colorful floral by The Bloom Room!Transportation by Elite Limousine

Lindsey & Casey-Wedding with a View

One of the prettiest chapels is located in the Cliffs of Glassy, and the view goes on for days.  This is one of the many reasons why Lindsey and Casey decided to unite as one in this beautiful place.  Fortunately, Jeremy Russell was on hand to document every moment with perfection.  It was a gorgeous, warm day, and this made their smiles even bigger.  Thank you to the Cliffs team, Flora, Spintastic Sounds, Ruth and Ranshaw, Digital Video Memories, Limelight FX, Baggie Goose (signs/paper) and Elements Salon for making this day so wonderful for this special couple!


Brittany and Cameron

Brittany and Cameron will be getting married this April at the Cliffs Glassy Chapel, with a reception following at Cliffs Valley Country Club.  Such a gorgeous, pristine setting, and I am looking forward to being a part!  Read more about this cute couple below…

How did you meet each other?
Our story began on June 17, 2003, when we were out with our friends like a normal summer night; dancing and having a good time. Cameron saw me and grabbed me by the hand and asked me my name. We talked for a while and danced for hours. After that night we were inseparable for the rest of the summer until I went off to college. Even when I got grounded for a speeding ticket, the only way he could see me was to take Taylor or Ryan with us, so off to Carowinds and basketball games we went!!! Through out the years we had many long phone calls and lots of road trips. Over the years our friendship got stronger. We had our great moments and hard times, but everyone of them we were there for each other. We knew what we had was different than anything else we had ever experienced. About 2 years ago, we both decided to take a trip to Chicago to visit his brother and sister in law and of course to see our beloved BEARS!! Craig and Katie, like everyone else we know, kept saying “You guys are so cute together! Why aren’t you dating?” over and over again!!! HEHE! And from then on we have been inseparable again!!! We have definitely come full circle. Our lives would not be complete without one another (no matter how clique that sounds 🙂 ) We feel so lucky to have each other.

When did you get engaged?
Monday, June 6, 2011

Tell us about the proposal?

Proposing to Brittany was something I looked forward to and was stressed about. Brittany and I work together, which means we spend 24 hours a day with each other, and its impossible to try to surprise her! I wanted everything to be perfect and special, for it to be a complete surprise. Something she would never forget. The NBA Finals were in Miami (and I know how much her family home in the Keys means to her. We have spent many sunsets on the dock outside there, so i knew that was where I wanted to ask her. )So within a 3 day period I ordered the ring she fell in love with months earlier, planned the trip to Miami for the basketball game (she thought!), and asked her parents if I could marry their daughter. It happened to be her moms birthday dinner, her dad got up from the table to use the restroom and i got up and followed him. It wasn’t the ideal place to ask a father for their daughter’s hand in marriage, he said yes and welcome to the family! We were leaving after dinner that night for the keys and i had to find a way to get her mom alone. Brit’s dad helped me out with that by asking Brit to help him put presents in the car. She was so nice and said yes. We didn’t have much time to talk then because Brit was just steps away, but we text that night and she welcomed me to the family and said so many nice things. I wish i could have sat down with them and asked but I knew the surprise would mean so much to Brit. So after the long day, I drove all night to the Keys while Brit slept (the WHOLE way!!!) I was so excited about asking her, I never got tired on the all night drive.

Sunset was getting close, and I asked Brit to go outside and watch the sunset (she had no idea she was dressed in her PJ’s, hair all a mess, no makeup, just BRIT). Walking to the dock I was so nervous about her finding out, dropping the ring in the ocean, people being out on the dock, and all the other things that could mess up this special moment. Then Brit says “Oh gosh, the sunset isnt even that pretty tonite!” (Brit: I feel sooo awful, but I had NO idea hehe) We get to the end of the dock and Brit says lets sit down and watch it, she sits down and I say wait come here I want to show you this (Brit: I thought he was messing with me and was going to try to push me in the water ), and she had to stand back up again and I quickly got down on one knee. Brit kept trying to help me up, she had no idea, and I pulled out the ring and Brit just kept blinking her eyes (she later told me that she thought she was seeing things when I took out the ring lol), thats when I asked her to spend the rest of our lives together. I had to actually ask her twice because she was so surprised. After she finally said YES, we sat on the dock and watched the rest of the sunset and I had to tell her again how I asked her and the whole story of getting her ring, how I asked her parents, etc. We sat there and laughed and I held her as we watched the sunset. It was such a great night for us. And the beginning of the rest of our lives. I can’t wait until the day she becomes Mrs. Cameron Pace.

What do you two do for a living?
We both own our own business. We do internet sales.

What are some of the activities that you like to do together as a couple?
We love the Chicago Bears. We like to go see movies together and play with our dogs.

Why did you choose the Cliffs as your wedding location?
The week after we got engaged (because cameron asked me in the keys) we went up to see the Cliffs (cam grew up about 10 minutes away from there) and when we went up to see the chapel we both fell in love. It has such character and charm and really fits our personalities well!!

When you think about your wedding, what are you most excited about?
Im most excited about camerons reaction to me when i walk down the aisle bc he has no idea what my dress or shoes or anything looks like.

What do you love about each other?
Brittany: What I love about Cameron is…He has been my absolute best friend for the past 10 years, he is very romantic and very sweet. He has a giant heart. He would never do anything to hurt me. He couldnt be a more perfect match for me. He knows exactly what to do when im sad or mad. I truely believe that God made cameron just to be with me. I really know he is in love with me and that we will happily spend the rest of our lives together.

Cameron: What I love about Brittany is hard to put in one paragraph. She is the love of my life. No one has ever been there for me like she has. She is my soulmate and best friend. She knows me better then I know myself. Brittany looks out for me and takes care of me like no one ever has or ever would. God blessed me with her and I thank him daily for giving me her. There is not a more genuine, honest, sweeter person on this earth. I look at her every morning and every night and I thank God that he gave me such a beautiful woman to spend my life with.

Anything else you would want people to know?
We met 10 years ago and dated then i left for college and we have stayed best friends ever since. We decided to go to Chicago one weekend and watch a bears game and we have been inseparable ever since. We were the couple who when you went out with us everyone would always say how long have you guys been dating? or for the people that knew us they would say why arent you guys together? and finally we just listened to everyone 🙂

Cameron and Tommy

Cameron and Tommy were married on a beautiful afternoon this past May at the Cliffs Glassy Chapel.  After exchanging vows, they celebrated in style with a heavy hors d’oeuvres reception at the Cliffs Valley Country Club.  Cameron and Tommy were so radiant, and such a joy to watch on their wedding day.  Thank you to Olivia Griffin Photography for the lovely pictures, to The Bloom Room for your romantic floral, and to all that were involved in making this wedding a success!   Also, we can’t forget to thank, Lilly Pulitzer, for making an appearance in many places throughout this wedding process!  🙂  Cameron loves her some Lilly!


Cameron was so sweet to give all of her bridesmaids Lilly dresses to get ready in!





Boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts!  Yum!

II adore this picture of Cameron’s parents…so much love…precious.

The reactions of the girls during the bouquet toss is hilarious!  🙂








Cheryl and Michael’s Sweet Wedding

Cheryl and Michael had a sweet and lovely wedding at the gorgeous Cliffs Glassy Chapel, where you literally feel like you are on top of the world!  After the ceremony, the guests headed down to the Cliffs Valley Clubhouse for a heavy hors d’oeuvres reception.  Cheryl and Michael wanted a special voice to sing for them throughout the afternoon, and so they hired one of their favorite Christian Contemporary artists, Michael O’Brien.  Not only does he have an exquisite voice, but he is so incredibly humble and nice.  I know the guests enjoyed his music…I certainly did!   Cheryl and Michael seemed so happy, and Steve Brady, with Brady Photography, did a wonderful job of documenting the story of the day.

Thank you to Amy with Doston’s Flowers, for the colorful blooms!




Michael and I taking a little break from working to grab some delicious food!


Precious little Collins thought the microphone was there for her…she sang Jesus Loves Me.  So adorable.


Marcy and Jason Wed at the Cliffs Glassy

Marcy and Jason were married on October 31, 2009 at the Cliffs Glassy Chapel.  It was a foggy day, but as soon as Marcy stepped out of her limo the sun broke through, and it was breathtaking.  The views from the Glassy Chapel are unmatched.  After the ceremony, the guests made their way to the Cliffs Glassy Clubhouse.  Stacey, with The Bloom Room, did another brilliant job with the decor, and there were splashes of bright fall colors everywhere.  It was beautiful!  So happy that Marcy and Jason had Brian and Gry, with Woodward + Rick, to capture their event.   Absolutely fantastic photographers with such a great eye for the perfect shot.

What a lovely couple Marcy and Jason are, and I was honored to work with them.  Thank you, Marcy and Jason!  I am so happy for the two of you.

Jamie and Michael Wed at the Cliffs

When I first met Jamie’s mom, Deni, for our initial consultation, I knew right off the bat that I would adore working with this family.  I was definitely right!  They were some of the sweetest, most genuine people I had ever met, and I loved every minute of planning this gorgeous wedding.  Jamie and Michael are the perfect couple, and they compliment each other so well.  Their faith, sense of humor, and love for each other was apparent throughout the entire planning process and throughout the wedding weekend.  Thank you to these families for allowing me to be a part of this beautiful union.

Ashley Brockinton‘s photography is amazing, and they were very fortunate to have her there to document every moment and every detail.  The wedding ceremony took place at the Cliffs Glassy Chapel, and the reception was held at the Cliffs Valley Clubhouse in October.  Enjoy these photos…







jamie michael



Thank you to An English Flower Cottage for the beautiful blooms!















RISSE kept people dancing all night long!


Marcy and Jason’s Wedding Trailer

Marcy and Jason were married at the Cliffs Glassy Chapel, followed by a reception at the Cliffs Glassy Clubhouse. It was a stunning fall wedding on the 31st of October.  Four Seasons Films did an amazing job with filming this wedding and capturing every special moment.  Enjoy the trailer below by clicking on the picture…

Pictures by Woodward + Rick will follow soon!


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