Kiss the Planner was humbled and honored to be a part of the planning process alongside Jocelyn Cates for former Bachelorette Desire and her now husband Chris’ engagement party, celebrated at the DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, Washington and captured by Carla Ten Eyck Photography. It was a quaint celebration featured by People Magazine.
When Brides.com asked Kiss the Planner for creative ways to pop the question to bridesmaids, Aviva Samuels had a few ideas. “Will you be my bridesmaid?” inside a fortune cookie or printed on a homemade scratch-off card are a just a couple to mention.
Aviva Samuels was described as one six brilliant rustic wedding experts in this HuffPost.com article and infographic that shows 8 rustic wedding ideas and defines why rustic wedding details are at an all-time popularity with weddings today.
This beautiful wedding shoot was inspired by the romance and beauty of Spain, brainstormed and designed by Anthology Floristry. Villa Woodbine, in Miami Florida, was the perfect venue to capture European beauty with its charming outdoor location. With a gorgeous color palette used, this wedding shoot captured the essence of Spain perfectly. Kiss the Planner was lucky enough to work with a team of incredibly talented vendors to make this shoot a huge success.
Kiss the Planner planned this beautiful French-inspired wedding shoot. Captured by Melanie Gabrielle Photography at Villa Woodbine in Miami Florida, this shoot turned out to be a stunning product of all things Paris with its neutral colors and décor. A big thank you also goes out to Anthology Floristry, The Salvage Snob, Artistic Calligraphy, Atlas Party and Event Rental, Bacio Bacio, Bill Hansen Catering, Earth and Sugar, and Makeup Artistry by Hiara.
Incredibly talented vendors and suppliers including Haring Photography, Seaglass Studios, Liquid DJs, The Event Firm International, Wildflower Linen, The Windmill Paper Boutique and Hair & Makeup I do contributed to this lovely wedding at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa featured by Modern Luxury Brides. Shades of blush and pink were the perfect wedding color scheme for this French La Vie En Rose theme, based upon on of the bride’s favorite songs.
Kiss the Planner offers these rehearsal dinner tips In this Glamour.com article.No matter how many people make it to your rehearsal dinner, it's important to thank each one genuinely for coming. In addition, remember that for close family and even friends that it's not just your wedding but theirs too, in the sense that they are just as excited as you are. Consider acknowledging their joy by giving them the honor of a short toast.
Meeting your Master of Ceremonies, testing proper sound levels and making sure that there is adequate power for your wedding ceremony and reception are critical factors to its success. This Bridal Guide article features these tips from Kiss the Planner along with other wedding professionals such as Scratch DJs, Tracie Dominoe Events, Andrea Freeman Events and Weddings Costa Rica.
Aviva Samuels joined her esteemed colleagues; Shawn Rabideau, Blake Bush and Veronica Cole in commenting about the misconceptions wedding couples often have with regard to Pinterest. Somehow, the idea of deviating from what they see on Pinterest makes them think the idea would be wrong or bad. Kiss the Planner encourages unique wedding design and trying wedding ideas that have not necessarily been done before.
Kiss the Planner, alongside Easton Events and Details Event Planning provided tips for a stress free wedding week in this Bridal Guide article. Aviva Samuels recommends soliciting the help of a wedding coordinator if you want to breath easier in the final stages of the planning and on the wedding day. In addition, remember why you're celebrating in the first place and don’t allow yourself to obsess about perfection and take the time to look around at your wedding guests who are there to celebrate joyfully with you.
Staying in touch with guests is a surefire way to increase your response rate with RSVPs advises Aviva Samuels of Kiss the Planner in this Brides.com article. Her tip? If you're on their radar between the time you send out the save the date and the time that the RSVP is due, chances are they'll follow through with a prompt reply.
Esteemed wedding planners give tips for what to practice before your wedding day arrives. Aviva Samuels of Kiss the Planner suggests making sure you practice the walk down the aisle to not only master the art of the walk in your wedding day shoes, but to also be more “present” when the big day arrives.
Not marking multiple questions as urgent but letting your vendor know when it truly is means they're more likely to pay attention and get back to you quickly. Kiss the Planner shares this tip and more in the brides.com article that helps you to deal with vendors that are not responding.
Featured on Bridal Guide’s Tip of the Day, Aviva Samuels of Kiss the Planner recommended using the photos on your inspiration board as a method of enhancing your communication with your florist or designer, rather than stifling their creativity by asking them to do exactly what they see in the photo. Allowing them to use these images merely as a launching-off point for new and improved ideas will result in something far more one-of-a-kind and tailored to you.