Your wedding day should be one of the most memorable days of your life. It should be filled with joy and love. Stress, although common, should not even be a part of the equation. I believe that careful planning and organization ahead of the big day allow you to relax and actually enjoy your wedding!
I am an extreme organizer! My closets and pantries are excessively labeled and I make lists for every activity I undertake. When I planned my own wedding I had an exhaustively detailed list from the engagement through the honeymoon, and all that work made my wedding a stress free day. I enjoy that level of detail and would love to craft a plan to ensure your day is flawless as well!
Your wedding is a big day, but the rest of your life and the love you will share is so much bigger! Wedding planning can be stressful, and it can make something that is supposed to be wonderful turn into a chore. Let me handle the planning so you can focus on remembering the wonder and excitement of your special day.
I was born in Washington state, just north of Seattle. I spent my entire childhood riding and showing horses. My mother was riding horses while I was in the womb, so it's in my blood!
When I graduated high school I wanted to explore the world and ended up beginning my college career in Hawaii. After two years, I decided to pursue a new path and joined the Air Force. I started out in Hampton, Virginia working in Supply (think Fedex, UPS, etc). After four years, I retrained to become a paralegal and spent the next four years on active duty running the military justice program at Travis Air Force Base in California and Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi.
While I was stationed in California, I met my now-husband Cory. He was an aircraft mechanic who never stopped making me laugh! We got married in 2017, right before we moved to Mississippi. I planned our entire wedding, in 6 months and while doing so, learned that I had a real passion for wedding planning. I wanted to start a wedding planning business at that time, but because I was in the Air Force full time it wasn't really feasible.
In 2017, right after the wedding, we moved to Mississippi and embraced country life to the fullest. We bought an unfinished house on a five-acre piece of property that we call Magnolia Ranch and have spent the last few years making it home. We have a mini-farm with two horses, two dogs, a cat and five chickens and are working toward our ultimate goal of owning a big farm with a lot of animals and a few more babies!
In 2018, I transitioned to the Air Force Reserves so that I could attend law school. I went to Tulane University Law School for one year, and then I got pregnant with our first child. After a lot of discussion, Cory and I decided it would be best for me to stay home with the baby. Abigail Grace was born in November 2019 and she has been the best thing that has ever happened to us. I'm so glad that we made the decision for me to stay home with her.
Staying home with Abby has given me the opportunity to think about my passions and what I want for my family in the future. I am passionate about love and happiness, in my life and in the lives of others. I want to utilize the skills I have gained from years of accepting endlessly changing opportunities to make someone's life less stressful, and their wedding more beautiful. I am extremely well versed in customer service, organization, planning, budgeting and the minute details that make an event and a product a success. I want to bring those skills to your wedding and help you to create a day that you and your wedding guests will never forget!
Cory was born and raised in Wentzville, Missouri. Growing up, he always knew he wanted to serve his country. Cory left for Air Force basic training 10 days after graduating high school. Travis Air Force Base was his first duty assignment as a Crew Chief on the KC-10 "Extender" aerial refueling aircraft. Cory spent 10 years stationed in California, and loved every minute of it! He met Alicia there and in 2017 they were married at a beautiful ranch that was once the home to Thomas Kinkade AND the famous quarter horse Doc Bar. Alicia planned and decorated the whole thing! In November 2019 they had their beautiful baby girl, Abigail Grace, and couldn't be happier!
Cory has been an officiant for five years and has had the pleasure of conducting wedding ceremonies for family and friends. He is versed in short, simple and to the point ceremonies but also enjoys crafting a more elaborate script that is personalized to the couple. Cory enjoys making people laugh and creating memorable ceremonies.
Photos by Wonder Photography