Bohemian Wedding Design with Porch Therapy

Let me preface by saying these are clearly NOT professional images, but I couldn’t wait to share them anyway! Last weekend we teamed up with our friends at Porch Therapy, our neighbors at the East End Market, on designing two bridal show displays to show some unique wedding style to new brides and grooms. The first was a Bohemian-chic display, complete with an eclectic mix of wood, gold, marble, greenery, and bright floral on the table, and Moroccan poufs and layered rugs on the floor. If my husband would just agree with me, this is how my entire house would look! This was a really fun booth to co-design, and we are so thankful to Porch Therapy for providing such gorgeous decor to bring the vision to life!2016-05-15 11.38.56-2

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Tickled Pink’s Kristi and Michelle ready to greet lots of new couples at our booth!

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Below is a glimpse of the additional table we presented, complete with farm tables, wooden chargers, garland and mismatched plates. This was a popular table and got a ton of compliments.

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Real Wedding: Kasey + Drew at The Alfond Inn

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Planning & Design // Tickled Pink Brides

Venue // The Alfond Inn

Photography //Amalie Orrange Photography

Videography // Seltzer  Films

Floral // Arrangements Floral Studio 

Cake // The Sugar Suite 

DJ & Uplighting // Our DJ Rocks

Rentals // A Chair Affair 

Ceremony Music // Classern Quartet

Hair & Makeup // LeJeune Artistry

Dress // Solutions Bridal (Anne Barge)

GIF Photo Booth // Firefly Photobooths

Tickled Pink Turned 7!

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Happy birthday to my firstborn, this business of Tickled Pink! I started this wedding and event planning business while pregnant with my first daughter, Saylor, which still surprises me a little. (Pregnancy hormones made me do it?) At about seven months pregnant I decided “I can do this!” and carried on establishing a totally service-driven company that quickly grew into more weddings than I could even handle alone. I’ll never forget the first bride who hired me once I was officially set up as my own company. Even though I had planned weddings prior to that, I still jumped for joy at the excitement of Tickled Pink’s first client!  The business grew quickly, as did our family, and around the time that our son Jack was born, I was juggling two babies and a thriving business that actually made money! The most weddings I have ever had in planning mode at once was 21 (!!) which was both amazing and insanely stressful. Since then I have learned to find a balance that better suites me at this time in my life, which is really constantly changing when you have small children. We added our third child, Lucy, to the family, slowly added amazing team members that can handle much of the actual event planning, and this year I promoted Kristi to lead wedding producer, as she takes the reigns on planning and executing the majority of our events.

 I have been so fortunate to work with the loveliest couples and amazing vendors and venues. It really is a blessing to be invited to work so intimately on the plans to bring a couple’s vision to life. Thanks to everyone who has helped us grow and evolve over the years. There have been so many people — other wedding professionals, family members, planners I only know through their work across the country — that have contributed to our growth and success. The wedding community in Central Florida is a dream to be a part of and I treasure the relationships I have, while always looking forward to the new friends still to be made! xo

Let’s Go Shopping! Flax + Wool Designs

We are so pumped to congratulate our friend Jessa Bray of Flax + Wool Designs on her brand spankin’ new SHOP that just opened! Jessa is a modern calligraphy and hand lettering extraordinaire and is now selling prints, totes, cards, and mugs online. We think they’re adorable and can’t wait to pick up a few for ourselves! Drop by the online shop and support this awesome gal with a whole lot of heart, soul and talent. You might even spot Kristi modeling some swag 🙂 Here are some of our favorites…

A New Way to Pay for Your Wedding

I think we can all agree that weddings are EXPENSIVE. Sure, you can elope, get married at the courthouse or host an intimate gathering if you’d prefer not to spend much on a wedding. But as a planner I can affirm that couples still want their big day and friends and family still want to share in it.  These days many couples contribute financially to their own weddings, sometimes footing the whole bill themselves. There is no longer an expectation across the board that parents of the bride must pay for the whole wedding, especially not an elaborate or expensive one. Now, never in a million years would I have thought to suggest to a bride that she start asking people close to her to pitch in and help pay for the event, but a new company called Gift Me My Wedding is changing the scene on wedding finances and the etiquette that surrounds it. 

Gift Me My Wedding is a cash registry that allows guests to contribute financially to the big day, gifting cash that is used toward the gown, cake, band, or any element of the wedding budget. It affords couples the ability to enhance their wedding day beyond what their own budget would allow to create their dream day without bankrupting their wallets. Couples simply register, select their vendors, and invite guests to the online registry. One thing I love about this is the ability for couples to upgrade services with their selected vendors based on the cash that comes in. Maybe you can add two hours on to your photography package, or maybe upgrade from a day-of coordinator to more comprehensive planning. As a guest, I personally would be happy to pitch in on some wedding expenses to take the burden off my friends and help them to have the wedding they wish for, if they prefer that to traditional wedding gifts.  This new service is cutting edge for sure… what do you think? Leave a comment and let us know whether you’ll try it! 

Photo by Concept Photography