WHAT IS YOUR DREAM?
When we meet with a new client, we first want to understand the couples overall vision. We have our clients fill out a detailed questionnaire and then we have a meeting to go over the questionnaire and discuss it. Once we have a good understanding of what the bride and the couple envision, we will custom tailor a design plan to start turning their vision into reality.
For this wedding, our bride envisioned a very sparkly wedding with a metallic touch, a big bash, unique, dressed up and glamorous. She told us she wanted the wedding to be formal, elegant, classy, tasteful, loving and overall SPECTECULAR! When we started working, the bride had already selected her venue, which was a contemporary and “outside the box” venue as she had envisioned.
The bride’s favorite colors were: black, white, gold, silver and fuchsia . She wanted the centerpieces to set the mood in the reception room. She told us she loved tall, lush and volume centerpieces incorporating her favorite flowers: Orchids, hydrangeas and roses in bold colors and adding lots of candles. Many times, as we experienced, through the planning process, bride or couples have a vision at the beginning and then ideas change or evolve as we continue the planning. In this wedding, later in the process, the bride had the idea of adding black feathers to her centerpieces and to the chuppah and we worked closely with florist to create this vision
Other elements of the wedding were also planned to match the ambiance and “feel” of the wedding the couple wanted. Their vision was for the wedding to be warm, festive and high spirit and reflect lots of happiness. They wanted their guests to be engaged and chose a high energy band for the reception that kept everyone on the dance floor. For dessert they preferred to have a dessert station with lots of mini creative and delicious desserts and candies to add to the fun. For their ceremony, the couple wanted a very traditional Jewish wedding and incorporated beautiful and meaningful traditions.
What You Can Expect From Us
I am Ruth Spirer, owner of Weddings & Events by Ruth. As a professional planner, I have been trained to make sure that every need of the bride and groom as well as their families, is met from the planning process to the last dance. My team and I will take the time to interview you thoroughly to acquire a personal connection to your vision and personal taste for you’re wedding.
- WE will offer you vendor choices based on that information and will set up and attend interviews with you.
- WE will scrutinize contracts and advise you so that you are able to make an educated decision.
- WE will be in touch with you, the venue and the vendors throughout the planning process and we will be there to oversee the delivery of the contracted services.
- WE will do whatever it takes to make sure your wedding runs smoothly according to your vision.
- WE become your right hand throughout the entire process. So that you and your families can relax and enjoy your special day!
This wedding took place at Clubs of Prestonwood in Dallas. It was a lovely wedding and the thing I remember most is the beautiful golf course scenery for the ceremony and the bride and groom driving in the golf cart as the ceremony ended.
Photo credit: Amy Herfurth Photography, Florist: Branching Out Floral, Cakes: Delicious Cakes
Weddings are our passion. Let us help you to make your dream a reality!
WEDDING “DAY OF” COORDINATION
You have been engaged for some time and have been working diligently on planning your wedding. You have hired all the vendors, signed the contracts and made most of the planning decisions. Now, how do you put it all together?
At this point you may want to consider a professional to handle the logistics on the day of your wedding and to ensure you a totally stress-free wedding day.
Contrary to popular belief, a “Day of” coordinator does not just show up on the day of and magically manages everything. A professional planner actually enters into the wedding planning during the final month of preparation or even 6-8 weeks before the wedding, so they can understand your overall vision, review your vendor contracts, create timelines and confirm all vendor commitments.
You may get a price quote that may seem very attractive, but beware of anyone who says they can handle the “Day of” only. Any reputable professional will agree that there is no way to understand your vision in a few quick meetings. It also doesn’t make sense for a planner to show up on the wedding day and be expected to run the show without knowing a lot of the details and without preparing for it.
All the “meticulous research” in the world won’t be able to help you deal with the inevitable issues that occur the day of the event and more importantly, make the right choices in the planning stages. Every piece of the puzzle must fit together and there is only one chance to make it right.
The same way you use an accountant to prepare your taxes or work with a lawyer to prepare contracts, you use a trained wedding planner to help you with your wedding.
On average, a planner may work 30-40 hours before the week of the wedding arrives. This would include answering questions, creating the timeline, final meetings with the venue and the vendors, reviewing floor-plans, coordination of deliveries, set-up, break down, confirming final payments, going over every little detail to ensure nothing has been overlooked.
The professional planner will schedule all that needs to happen on the wedding day including pre-wedding/post-wedding formal pictures. They will let everyone know where to be and at what time including ushers and wedding party. The more preparation is done before and the more is anticipated and taken into consideration before the wedding day, the better and smoother the day will flow.
More and more vendors (photographers, videographers, caterers etc.) are encouraging brides to hire a professional planner and some vendors even offer brides a discount if they do have a planner. This is because without a wedding planner, these vendors end up doing more than they were hired for and often need to resolve a last-minute problem that came up on the wedding day, which has nothing to do with the services these vendors offer. They would much rather be able to focus on doing what you hired them to do, because they are good at what they do! Your planner will take care of the smallest details and will work alongside all your vendors as a team to make your wedding a memorable event!
Be a guest at your own wedding and hire a professional to handle the logistics leading up to your wedding day and on the actual day itself.
Give yourself the gift of relaxation and enjoyment on your special day!
You deserve it!
2017 is here – where outside the box, is not enough for these brides and they are raising the bar! This year is opting for a tale of organic flow, with rich colors and a touch of glamour.Let’s take a look at the years two most influential design trends! First, Pantone’s color of the year is GREEN. Sprawling greenery with splashes of peach, ivory and blush tones are filling the wedding blogs. One of the other popular color palettes are bold burgundies paired with neutral metallics and a hint of green or navy – take your pick! The new bouquets are loose, organic and etherial. Rather than a tightly tied ribbon around the stems, we see long, flowing lace in neutral shades. When it comes to the reception and tables cape we see layers on layers. Tables are not complete without textured overlays, chargers, and abundance of florals and specialty stemware. In 2017, remember – more is more!
This WER bride was ahead of the greenery trend last year! Here are some images from a Hickory Street Annex wedding we coordinated. To see more from this gallery click here! To view more 2017 trends we love click here to see our Pinterest page.
This bride and groom took their guests on a journey. From an etherial, outdoor ceremony to an elegant and candlelit reception. Debbie Jewesson with Branching Out Events knocked it out of the park with this chuppah! The whimsical beauty of this piece had us swooning. Jordan Kahn’s band had guest of all ages dancing the night away. This event was everything a wedding should be – love, beauty, party and great lasting memories! To see more images from this wedding click here!
Floral: Branching Out Events
Band: Jordan Kahn Orchestra
Photographer: Amy Hurferth Photography
Venue: The Clubs of Prestonwood
Photo Booth: Plush Photo Pod
Wedding Cake: Delicious Wedding Cakes
Event Rental: M & M Special Events Company
Ari and Matt met and fell in love when they realized they had a mutual passion for geology. Together we developed the style and theme of the wedding based on the couple’s unique style and interests. From the names of the reception tables to the hand placed stones on the ketubah, geology was the running theme throughout the wedding. To see more from this gallery click here!
Photographer: Lightbox Photography
Floral: Fleurs De France
Wedding Cake: Frosted Art Bakery
The American Association of Certified Wedding Planners awards were truly a night to remember! This event awards the very best in the business and allows us wedding professionals to be guests for the night. You can always find the latest trends in floral and design at the Vendi Awards. The layers and color of decor were so inspiring and perfect for Spring and Summer! I love seeing my colleagues be rewarded for their hard work and passion for this industry. We are fortunate to have such a strong and talented group of vendors in the Dallas area. Congratulations to ALL the winners! PHOTO CREDIT: Amy Karp Photography
We are honored to have one of our weddings featured on Style Me Pretty! This site is a crucial tool for cutting edge brides. Style Me Pretty is at the forefront of wedding trends, venues and vendors in your area. Take a look at our colorful Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek wedding that was featured on the blog by clicking here!
Photography: Amy Herfurth Photography
Floral: Branching Out
Cake: Frosted Art
Invitations: Pear Tree Greetings
Wedding Dress: Amsale
This wedding was really about overcoming obstacles. The bride and groom had planned to have an outdoor ceremony but the Texas weather had other ideas. Sometimes weddings have to resort to plan B and in this case we were prepared. We had a wonderful team of wedding professionals on board for this event so combining that, with the experience of Ruth and her team, made for a successful and flawless event. To view more images from this gallery click here!
Photography: Lightbox Photography
Venue: The Clubs of Prestonwood
Floral: Dr. Delphinium
Cake: Panini Bakery
Entertainment: The Cigar Roller
DJ: DJ Connection
Make up: Amy Doty, MUAH Studios
Casino Rental: Idea Fountain Inc.
To view more images from this gallery click here!