What does a Day of Coordinator do and why do you need one?

The job of a day of coordinator starts months before the big day. Your coordinator will meet with you to go over your goals and vision of the perfect wedding. You will work together creating a timeline for the day, adding in the details that are important to you, sometimes leaving out traditions that don’t fit you as a couple. They will gather a list of vendors and set up a relationship with them, coordinating drop off and set up times. Your coordinator will work with your officiant, Dj and photographer to set the timeline of the ceremony and reception. Sometimes working out a list of songs and must have photo op’s.

The big day
Your coordinator will oversee set up of decor and vendors, things like catering, cake, flowers, DJ or band, rentals and any specialty vendors. Some coordinators will be with the bride or groom while they get ready, others will focus on preparing the ceremony and reception details.

You need a coordinator if…
You would like to enjoy your big day while someone else handles the details, if you want your family and friends to enjoy the day and not feel like they have been invited to work for you. Sometimes couples will want their families to feel involved but not want to have to manage them, a coordinator can include your family and friends in the work and the couple can sit back and relax knowing that their Day of Coordinator can handle whatever comes up.

Contingency queen
There will inevitably be something that does not go as planned, your coordinator will handle these things for you. What happens when a groomsman loses his pants somewhere between home and the venue. What happens when someone takes a swipe of frosting off of your perfectly decorated cake? Or when the makeup artist doesn’t show up, the brides hair looks like 1985 and the groom forgets his toiletry kit. Your coordinator will come with an emergency kit and nine times out of ten they will use it and call back up if necessary.

Colorado brides and grooms look no further than Sugar Willow Events, we work all over the state and are here to make your wedding dreams a reality.



Why is picture day the worst day of the year?

Few things bring as much joy as pictures that capture the personalities of your family at this season of life, but getting that moment is one of the most stressful events of the year or decade depending on how brave you are.

So many factors to consider when coordinating outfits, you want to match without matching, choosing colors that work together, maybe repeating the color twice but never using the same shade on everyone, and throw in a print or two but nothing over powering.

For this shoot we went with a mix of earthy fall tones, the youngest worked as the ringer for this color pallet. This Matilda Jane orange dress with green, blue and maroon details pulled the plan together. A couple solid maroon pieces, the green romper added a slight pattern and played with a couple shades of green from the Matilda Jane dress and simple check pattern from dads button-up helped add dimension for the couple shots since mom is in a solid dress. One of the most important things to keep in mind is comfort and style, don’t dress yourself or family in something you/they hate and then expect to look comfortable and expressive in photos.

Props are always fun but not always necessary, we brought along a few blankets and props with us but this backdrop was so glorious there was no need to add anything to the shoot. We did use this great blanket mostly for sentimental reasons, this blanket came from a wedding earlier this year and it just felt right to include it.

None of this matters if you don’t hire the right photographer. Always look at their previous work, does their style match up with yours? How do they pose their subjects? Do you like a posed look or a more casual laid back style, do you want the photos to look crisp or a little tinted and earthy? Keep in mind the number of people, a large family should look for photographers that are experienced with big groups.

More from this shoot at https://www.abbeygphoto.com/single-post/2017/11/13/The-Tuccitto-Family

Creating a Lasting Impression

BB0A8906All couples want their wedding to be memorable. How can you make a lasting impression on your guests? What makes something memorable? What if you were able to provide your guests with a gift to use both during and long after your special day? These blankets were so cute and convenient (good ol’ Colorado mountain weather is unpredictable). Weather happens and when the clouds rolled in and the winds picked up, guests were able to wrap up a keep cozy. Best part is, there were plenty of blankets to take home. How cute is this bride wrapped up cozy on her camping-moon?

It was a special day to say the least and luckily for all the weather cleared up and festivities resumed.

Jr. Bridesmaids and Flower girls

J_and_B-170Dressing junior bridesmaids and flower girls for your big day can be difficult.  Every young lady has their own style and their own expectations about what their dress should be.  With this wedding party, we created unity with color and rouging while the style fit each girl’s age and body type.  Hair styling was the same through-out the attendants and made for beautiful pictures.