Being Thankful

thankfulgroup32013 has been and continues to be a great year for those of us at Storytellers Events- and after this Holiday weekend we realized we have a lot to be thankful for…

I’m sitting here with my newborn sleeping in my arms, and can’t help but wonder what I did to deserve such blessings in my life.  This year, for me, has been about figuring out what truly is the most important…so here’s to the amazing man I get to call my husband- who still holds my hand in the middle of the night, to my beautiful 2 sons (wow, I have 2 now) who keep me smiling and snuggling- even at 3 in the morning, to my family who continue to love and support us, to the crazy amazing friends- old and new- we get to share our lives with, to book club for keeping the wine flowing, to yummy chocolate cake and to sipping hot chocolate around the fire, to all my students who allow me to be myself in front of the classroom (yup- mostly crazy) and who provide me the honor and privilege to teach something and hopefully make a difference in this world, to all the amazing vendors I get to work with in the wedding industry- I love working with you because you make me happy- so thank you, to all our clients through Storytellers- thank you for trusting us with such a special day- and thank you for allowing us to be a part of making your dreams come true, and to the three amazing ladies who work with me at Storytellers Events as wedding planners- they have become family- so much so that my husband has now nicknamed them “the crazy aunts”- a title I think we need to keep.

Speaking of crazy aunts, they have something to say too- so keep reading.  AND- because we have received so much- it is time for us to give…  Therefore, for the entire month of December 2013, we will be giving a $125 discount to any wedding package purchased.

I am so lucky – and I am very aware that I love my life because of the people I get to share it with.  So, truly, thank you.

~ Cielle

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This year has been quite a year for me with very deep valleys and towering peaks, which lends to multiple, multiple thanks to be given. First and foremost, I want to thank all the couples I’ve helped with their weddings this year. It is a wonderful, fun, and exciting learning experience with every couple and I am SO thankful they put their trust in me and the Storytellers Team to allow us to not only be a part of their big day and the days/weeks/months leading up to it, but to also run the show on their day-of! Next, I have to give praise and mountains of thanks to the Storytellers team. To be able to work with such women is an honor. Professionally and personally, Cielle, Suzanne, and Candace have been a much needed constant, my voice when I can’t find words and even mentors. These ladies have become family to me and I can’t be more thankful to have them by my side or to stand by their side as a co-worker and friend.

I also need to give thanks to my non-event co-workers who have and continue to support me in not just event planning but also my other passion in life, teaching. Next, I give thanks to family and friends. Per usual, they stand by me or tell me I’m crazy (whichever is needed) in whatever endeavor I suddenly come up with to take action upon. It is because of family and friends that I’ve made it this far and look forward to continuing toward the person I want to be. Last, and definitely not least, I give thanks to the 2 most important people in my life: my boyfriend, Tommy and my Mom. Tommy has shown and given me opportunities in life I never dreamed of for myself, let alone thought they could be reality. My Mother’s support is beyond abundant and I would be lost without her, so my biggest thanks, and hugs, goes to her. Wishes to everyone on a loving and filling Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving! 😀

~ Veronica

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I am thankful for being able to be a part of so many beautiful events that happen in people’s lives from weddings and event planning to my own family get togethers.  Coming together with people is important to me.  I am thankful for my time spent with friends and family especially cherish my time with my nephew, Alex, and my nieces, Katherine and Cyndall.  This is a wonderful time of year, rich in memories and customs with sights, sounds, and smells all around that gladden my spirit.  I am so thankful that my journey has brought me to Storytellers Events where my family keeps on growing!

~ Suzanne

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Although I believe it is important to be thankful all the time, this time of year it is especially important to be thankful. This holiday season I am thankful for many things in my life, but a few standout from the rest. I am thankful for my family, friends, and most recently the opportunity to be a part of Storytellers Events. I am so thankful for my parents. They have been my rock since day one. I am thankful that my family loves me and supports me with any decision I choose to make. Without my parents I wouldn’t be who I am today.

My friends are everything to me and I cherish each and every one of them. I am so thankful for the friendships I have developed. Without my friends I’d probably laugh a little less, cry and little less (from not laughing so hard), and much more, but most importantly I wouldn’t be experiencing life to the fullest if I didn’t have my friends.

Lastly, I am thankful for Storytellers. Words cannot describe how thankful I am to be a part of Storytellers. I have been working with Storytellers for a little over 9 months, however, I feel like I have been a part of our awesome team for much longer. Not only do I have the opportunity to help couples make their special day a dream come true, but I get to work with some of the most amazing women I know. All of the weddings and events we help plan are a true blessing to be a part of and I couldn’t be more thankful and happy to stand alongside Cielle, Veronica, and Suzanne.

~ Candace

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Thank you to Kim Nodurft Photography and Kellie Coughlin Photography for the photos on this page.

Love, Me | Kissing tree | Storytellers Events

Maybe it is because I’m preggers, but I heard this Colin Raye song in Costco the other day, and the tears would not stop…

Fast forward a week and I told my husband about the song and tried to describe it, and he knew it.  So, he began singing it to make sure that he was thinking of the same one, and….the waterworks began again!  And then we both couldn’t stop laughing at me and my unstoppable tears.

In my defense, I think there is something beautiful about the love shared in life, and the love shared even in absence … (maybe it’s good that the sap in me is a wedding planner ;)).

“If you get there before I do/ Don’t give up on me

I’ll meet you when my chores are through/ I don’t know how long I’ll be

But I’m not gonna let you down/ Darling wait and see

And between now and then/ ‘Til I see you again

I’ll be loving you/ Love, Me.”

 AND THEN, I saw this photo of one of our couples- and it totally reminded me of the song and the kissing tree:

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Sloane and Mitch- thank you for being so beautiful together in your love and with your family.

And for a little inspiration if you do not know the lyrics to the song, here they are:

I read a note my Grandma wrote back in 1923
Grandpa kept it in his coat, and he showed it once to me
He said, “Boy, you might not understand, but a long, long time ago,
Grandma’s daddy didn’t like me none, but I love your Grandma so.

We had this crazy plan to meet and run away together
Get married in the first town we came to and live forever
But nailed to the tree where we were supposed to meet instead
I found this letter, and this is what it said,

“If you get there before I do
Don’t give up on me
I’ll meet you when my chores are through
I don’t know how long I’ll be

But I’m not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then
Til I see you again

I’ll be loving you
Love, Me.”

I read those words just hours before my Grandma passed away
In the doorway of the church where me and Grandpa stopped to pray
I know I’ve never seen him cry in all my fifteen years
But as he said these words to her, his eyes fill up with tears

“If you get there before I do
Don’t give up on me
I’ll meet you when my chores are through
I don’t know how long I’ll be

But I’m not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then
Til I see you again

I’ll be loving you
Love, Me.”


A Victorian Tea Party- Halloween Style | Denver Party Planning

I can’t take credit for this idea, a client came to me with an idea to have a a Halloween get together with her girlfriends, and to make it a Victorian Tea Party- just more sinister and steam punk like.

As you can imagine, the details of a party like this gets me all excited.  Here is some inspiration for you if you are still wanting to host a little get together for Halloween and do not know what to do…

Happy Halloween y’all!

 

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For more inspiration, please go to our pinterest board:  Victorian Tea Halloween Party

 

 


Hallowedding Done Right | International Wedding Planner

Planning any wedding is always tons of fun and always about the details. When it comes to theme weddings, the details become even more important. Today, I am going to talk about how to have a Hallowedding without taking a turn into tackyville.

It is very common for brides who choose to have a Halloween theme wedding to ask their guests to dress up in some sort of costume and it can quickly go from having a wedding to really just having a very expensive Halloween party with “I Do’s”.
So then, what do you to if you want a Halloween theme wedding and still want to keep it classic and traditional?

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Wearing that white grown you have been dreaming about since you were a little girl and pairing it with a black calla lilies is a great way to go traditional with a Halloween feel. The bride above decided to add some black feathers as well, you could also add crystals or lace.

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Adding a black or orange sash to your wedding dress is also a great way to take your white wedding dress from traditional to original. I also like the idea of adding black lace to your wedding dress as well to give it that elegant yet Halloween feel.

As I said before, details are so important when it comes to any theme wedding. Here are some ideas to consider for your own Hallowchic affair.

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Attaching a black ribbon or lace and pairing it with a jewel of some sort it always a great detail that will give you that “wow” factor you are looking for. Jewel ideas could be anything from, as the photo above shows, the classic skull and cross bones to a old photo of a loved one, or even a black cat or pumpkin.

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No Halloween is ever complete without carving pumpkins; therefore, no Halloween theme wedding should be complete without one either. Placing them next to signs directing guests where to go is a very simply and creative way to have that halloween flair you want. You could even carve the pumpkins as a bonding moment with your flower girl, ring bearer, bridesmaids, or even your future hubby. Have fun with it. Number one rule in planning a wedding it is should always be F -U – N!

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The reception is where the most detail will be needed and the most spooky fun with be had. From blood red martinis paired with jelly worms or spiders, to a wedding cake that is to die for. Me being a sweetsaholic myself, the candy bar would be my personal favorite addition to any wedding and would be more then complimenting at a Halloween theme wedding. Giving the candies fun names is just another easy way to make your wedding unique.

For more inspirational ideas please visit our Pinterest and always feel free to contact us.

-Liz

(All photos found on Pinterest)