Wedding Video to Celebrate - Ellen and Jeff

Just saw the trailer for Ellen and Jeff's wedding video and had to share with you. Enjoy!

Ellen + Jeff's Wedding Trailer from Joe Simon Films on Vimeo.

Ellen, thanks for sharing this with me! Love love love. Can't wait to see the Feature Film!

Couple to Celebrate: Ellen + Jeff

Ellen has hired me to be her day-of coordinator for her wedding. She's a former wedding coordinator herself, so I was so honored when she chose to put her trust in lil ol' me. Her wedding is just around the corner and I have no doubt it'll be fabulous. Be sure to check back for details after the celebration! In the meantime, meet Ellen and Jeff:

· Name
Ellen Flohr & Jeff Cairns

· Wedding Website

· Where's Home?
I am from Houston and Jeff is from Canada but we both currenyly reside in Houston

· Why an Austin Wedding?
So many reasons!!! Mainly, because Austin is where Jeff and I met and fell in love. Jeff moved to Austin when he was 5 yrs old and pretty much grew up there and I moved to Austin for college. Every time we visit, we are so happy and everything there is just beautiful. Jeff's family has a lakehouse on Lake Travis, which is where he proposed to me, so we found it only fitting to have our wedding on Lake Travis. We just have so many wonderful memories that took place in Austin and thought it would be a great "mini-destination" location for all of our guests.

· Length of engagement?
1 yr & 42 days

· How long until the wedding?
15 days, Ah I just got chills typing that!

· Who did you first tell you were engaged?
I called my parents and sister, who were already together and waiting for my phone call. Since everyone was in on the engagement plot, they were all anxiously awaiting my call. Every friend I called already knew about the whole day and were all on their way to Austin for our engagement party the following night. It still amazes me that so many people knew about our engagement and no one ruined it. :) I think Jeff might have called his family to let them know everything worked out and that I had said yes. The whole moment is still a blur to me...such a great surprise.

· If you had to start over in your wedding planning, what one thing would you do differently?
If I had to do it over again, I would be more realistic and take into consideration that life doesn't stop just because you are engaged. It was challenging planning a wedding, being engaged, buying a house, and working a full time job so I would definitely be more eager to accept other people's help. Being somewhat of a control freak, it is had to let other people take things over but I am finding now that it really helps to narrow your list of things to do when you can assign someone else's name next to a task. The whole wedding process can be a stressful yet wonderful road and all pays off on the day of, but I would highly recommend to other brides using all the resources you have at your hands.

· During the ceremony, who will be the first to cry?
I think that it might be me, I don't cry and haven't cried once this whole time we have been engaged but I am starting to think that it is all going to hit on the day-of.

· What are your three favorite blogs/websites (besides STC's)? (so many awesome things on here), joesimonproductions (his videos are amazing), (great diy ideas)

· Why did you hire a wedding coordinator?
I worked for an event planning company and know that there is always something that can come up. Most brides never find out about these things because they have a great team working with them, who will make everything perfect. So, I knew that I needed someone to be there to manage the night and I have absolute confidence that Jessica and her team will make our wedding a true success.

Keri & Jake - February 2, 2008

Jessica really hit the nail on the head with her "best clients ever" post. Keri and Jake (and their families) definitely fall into that category! This was the most amazing wedding and so much fun to plan. I don't know what was better -- the look on Keri and Jake's face when the surprise fireworks show started or Mom Vickie's face when she walked into the ballroom. Hmmm.... that's a toss up. Either way, there were lots of tears of joy that day.

Congratulations Keri and Jake. May you have many years of love and happiness. And great fishing!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from their fabulous evening -- there were SO many great shots. Thank you Stacy and Heather for capturing every moment perfectly.


Lakeway Inn

Yesterday, I took Jeanne and Curtis (they're from NYC, getting married in Austin May 2007) to Lakeway Inn. WOW! This place has made some major changes, all good.

The building is scheduled to be completed in October. With this facility, Austin will finally have a LARGE one-room facility that includes a gorgeous lake view and luxurious guest accommodations.
If you're interested in this facility, contact Kristin or Stephanie - 512.261.6600