Today is the beginning of a new mini-series that I am really excited about. It'll give you a peek into every aspect of planning a wedding at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch, from the wedding consultation to the 30-day planning meeting and the wedding and reception to the first few months of this couple being newlyweds. Kelsey and Gueorgui are getting married at The Barn on April 17, 2015, and I can't tell you how excited we are about this wedding! It comes with its own set of challenges because the groom and his family are from Bulgaria! How cool is that?! We'll have to translate the ceremony, signs, menus and just about every single thing into Bulgarian. This one is going to be different, but it's going to be amazing.
Kelsey and Gueorgui are one of our top-of-the-line Diamond Horseshoe Collection couples, which means every. single. detail will be taken care of, including some incredible florals, the most gorgeous ceremony and reception decor, delicious food, a beautiful cake (and groom's cake!), invitations, favors... really, there is way too much to mention.
I want to give you a little sneak peek into what a wedding consultation looks like. Kelsey and Gueorgui had their consultation meeting last week. In this meeting, Lesleigh, Cindy (their planner), Ginger (our floral designer), and the rest of us drilled them about every little detail that they want at their wedding. We talked about the obvious things: the theme and colors, flowers, every tiny detail from the ceremony and reception (like, really... EVERYTHING imaginable. It sort of becomes exhausting... And I mean that in a good way!), the guest count, their invitations, their menu, and their favors. In this meeting, we also discuss all the little things that a lot of brides don't really think about: ceremony music, what happens between the ceremony and reception, the timeline for the ceremony and reception, and a whole bunch of other secret things that we're not going to get into here. ;)
During this meeting, our planners also create a collage from the bride's Pinterest board that consolidates their theme and colors and gives us all an idea of the "look" the bride is going for. And let me tell you, this couple's theme is GORGEOUS. We're calling it forest-woodland-chic, and while I'm not going to divulge too many details, here's a quick look at the inspiration for this couple's decor, taken straight from the bride's Pinterest board:
Here's what I can tell you about their decor: there will be a lot of beautiful greenery, with a few muted pastel flowers mixed in. There will be moss and pretty, vintage books, and it's going to feel just like a fairytale! Their ceremony and reception are also going to be full of Bulgarian traditions, as well as a unique unity ceremony, an awesome guestbook, and some really cool music. And their super cute pup will also be involved! This wedding will be one of our most unique ever, and we're so excited about it! Kelsey and Gueorgui, I can't wait for your 30-day planning meeting, and especially for your WEDDING!!! It's going to be one of the best ever.