first met Tia at the Bridal Expo we did in early January of 2015. In fact I think she was the first bride we spoke to. She was recently engaged and ready to start planning. We had our consultation at the Intelligentsia on Abbot Kinney and it went great! However, during the follow up call, Tia let us know that with her tight budget she wasn’t sure she would be able to afford a wedding planner. So many couples have a vision of their dream wedding but when your putting the budget together it can be very overwhelming to see just what it takes. This wasn’t the first time we heard that the couple’s decision to hire a planner had been put on hold and we understood. We told Tia that we would stay in touch and if she had any questions to please reach out.
During the following six months we continued to touch base with Tia and in July she called us with the exciting news that she was ready to hire a planner! We couldn’t have been more excited! Tia and Nick were planning a large wedding. The ceremony was held at Holy Trinity where Nick had been a member his entire life. Everyone knew everyone, which is why it was no surprise they were expecting 400 friends and family! Since they knew their guest count was on the higher side they had already secured the beautiful ballroom at The Huffington Center for dinner and dancing.
All events come with their challenges, that is why staying organized and being prepared is key. In the case of Tia & Nick’s wedding they had decided to take a chance on a caterer they found. The caterer had lots of experience when it came to private dinners in his client’s homes, however, not much experience feeding 400 people. About six weeks before the wedding the caterer let us know that he did not feel comfortable taking on Tia & Nick’s wedding as he was nervous he would disappoint them. We thanked him for his honesty and jumped on the phone to line up three other caterers before we broke the news to Tia & Nick. Long story short by the end of the night everyone was full and happy!
Tia & Nick’s wedding was so full of love and compassion. Every piece of the ceremony was filled with nostalgia, as it had been where Nick first started Sunday School, where he introduced Tia to his Church family and where he was now making her his Wife. The reception was bursting with so much energy as everyone danced the night away! I am so thankful that we kept in touch with Tia and she decided to hire us as her coordinators. Their wedding taught me that patience and persistence does pay off in the end.