A recent poll asked wedding vendors from all segments of the industry for the most important tip they would give a client who was planning their wedding day. As you might imagine all of them were a variation on “Hire a Professional” because you should. But a lot of these responses are backed up by less self-serving reasons than you might think. I don’t know a single planner, baker, photographer or DJ that loves every aspect of running a small business or being in the wedding industry. But ... View Post
Myth Busting Series: Pinterest – Friend or Foe?
Pinterest - Friend or Foe? How do you make sure your photographer understands your vision for your wedding photos? As a wedding photographer, I can tell you that any professional wedding photographer wants you to feel 100% confident in their ability to capture every important moment of your day. We also know that couples prioritize some moments and traditions higher than others. So what do you do? Make a Pinterest board full of things you’ve seen that you like? Make a long shot list that covers ... View Post
Juliane + Jason
Juliane + Jason are hitched! Let's take a look as this sweet couple's big day in Downtown Raleigh! A LOT goes on in downtown Raleigh most weekends and St. Patrick's day weekend was no exception. (PS It's one of my favorites!) A few parades, a couple street closures and a little bit of rain were not going to keep this great couple from enjoying themselves on their wedding day! We started off the day at one of my favorite spots - St Mark's Chapel at Historic Mordecai at the edge of ... View Post
Raleigh Rose Garden – A Featured Styled Shoot
We're talking about Rowan Lane Events' First Styled Shoot! A little behind the scenes action! We are so excited to be featured for the first time on Borrowed & Blue! You guys - I'm not going to lie, this was my first time as a lead on a Styled Shoot! I have worked on a few of these with other vendors but pulling one of these together on your own is quite the task! I love the details of any wedding so this felt like a dream scenario for me but when I realized I was going to have ... View Post
Why Even Have A Timeline?
We're talking about planning a wedding and giving out a little advice about wedding timelines! I've been in the industry for over six years but nothing warms my heart like a great review. This one from 2012 is a great example of why I wanted to be in the event industry. I really wanted to make sure that when it came time for a couple or any client to host a party they would be happy they did so for years to come. Wedding, corporate event, holiday party, bar mitzvah they all have one ... View Post
How to Cut Your Guest List, Like, A Lot
We're talking about planning a wedding and giving out a little advice on how cut that guest list! Wedding costs add up quickly. There are lots of things couples choose to omit or cut back on to reduce costs but the most sure fire way to cut costs is to reduce your guest list. Even with out needing to save money a lot of couples struggle with the guest list. This is totally normal. What isn't normal (though its always nice) is the ability to afford inviting everyone you know. So, you must ... View Post