August 21, 2019


Wedding Styled Shoot Workbook Review

Wedding Styled Shoot Workbook Review 

Many of you know I've been a party stylist and the occasional craft workshop host for the last 6+ years.  So I'm  no stranger to styling parties for a photo shoot.  This year I added wedding coordinator to my resume.  The thing is, I didn't have a wedding portfolio to showcase my ability to help couples bring their vision to life.  I know I can help couples style their wedding but they don't know that because I don't have anything to show them.  This is where a wedding styled shoot comes in.  But styling a wedding is different then styling a party shoot. I needed a little help.  

Engaged Wedding Planner Academy's The Styled Shoot Workbook  was the help I needed.  The workbook walks you through step-by-step which makes it so easy to create a styled shoot.  The workbook includes a timeline so you know about how long it takes to do a wedding shoot. A checklist which made sure I didn't forget anything and  areas to brainstorm your styled shoots vision.  The section on how to create a mood board was very helpful.  I'd never created one before because I didn't need one when I was styling my parties.  With wedding styled shoots you have several vendors involved and they can't see the vision in your mind so you need to create a mood board.

There's a whole section of check lists for each vendor so you're sure not to miss anything for your shoot.  And the tips! Everything from finding a venue, to finding models to shots that you want to make sure the photographer gets.  

Because of this workbook my first styled shoot went really well, I got to work with some great vendors and have a great time during the shoot.  

If you're just starting out in the wedding business and need to get some styled shoots under your belt, I highly recommend Engaged Wedding Planner Academy's The Styled Shoot Workbook

May 20, 2019


Summer Wedding Inspiration

Summer Wedding Table Inspiration 


Go Naked with Your Table 

Just like spring weddings, summer weddings are a great time to go naked with your table. There's SO many beautiful wood tables for rent why cover them with full table linens. Add some color and texture with a runner, florals and candles. 


Add texture and color

When you go naked with your table pull in color and texture with your place settings and accessories. Colored napkins bring a burst of color to white plates and adding an embroidering hoop with a floral accent adds texture and interest.  Embroidery hoops are inexpensive and add interest to the place settings. 


Colored Candles + Florals 


Colorful candles can compliment your floral's.  Are you doing as much of your wedding as you can on your own with the help of family and friends ? Use crystal ice buckets to hold florals.   You can get flowers at farmers markets for a great price.  Ask your family if they have any candle sticks you can borrow, rent them or shop your thrift stores for some. Don't worry about them matching.  Unless it's just going to bug the heck out of you if they don't match.  Candles come in a variety of colors to match almost any wedding color scheme. 


With just a few items you can add a punch of color to your summer wedding table.  Perfect for a backyard wedding or an elopement.  For this table I rented the place settings, serving pieces, and glasses  from Power of Love Rentals.  The table runner is fabric from my local fabric store, candle sticks I purchased from thrift shops for a great deal, the crystal ice bucket was my own and the florals for this shoot are fake, I picked them up at a craft store. 

If you're hosting your own backyard wedding or elopement I'd love to help ease your stress and help you style your wedding. Contact me at 

Styling by Fizzy Party 

April 15, 2019


My First Bridal Show

My First Bridal Show 

What it's Really Like To Do Your First Bridal Show

This is my first year as a wedding consultant.  So when the email arrived in my inbox about the Marry Me Night Market bridal show I seriously considered signing up for a booth. Of course I wanted to do some research first because a booth at a bridal show does cost money.  I asked in a couple of Facebook wedding groups if bridal shows were worth it.   Hit or miss was the response I received.  It really depends on the show and  the couples that attend I was told.  Well that wasn't helpful.  Now when I said how much a small booth costs,  Go for it! was the answer from everyone who responded.  I signed up for a 5 foot x 5 foot space, the smallest booth I could get. 

The bridal show was originally scheduled for February but our meteorologists "threatened" snow a week in advice and the show was moved to April.  Of course it didn't snow and I knew it wouldn't but to be safe the show was moved. 

I met with Vintage Meets Modern to rent some furniture and accessories for my booth. Once I figured out what furniture would fit into my 5' x 5' booth I was ready to get creative with how I wanted it to look.  I created a secret Pinterest board of ideas to send to the vendors I'd be working with.    Letters and Dust  was creating the signs for the show and I asked her to make me some as well. I sent her a collage based off my Pinterest board and let her do her creative thing.  I also knew I wanted a cake but didn't need a real one. A faux one would do just fine. I sent  Sugarhouse Cake the same collage and told her to create one for me. She had free reign to create whatever she wanted.   All the other items I wanted for my booth I had on hand.