Introducing the Event Vendor Partnership Series

“You really love weddings, don’t you?”

Someone recently asked me this question and without a moment’s hesitation I answered, “yes, I really do!”  The funny thing is I hadn’t really thought about it before, but that simple question really got me thinking.  What about this world filled with other “lovers of weddings” makes us so different?  

Perry Vaile Photography

Perry Vaile Photography

Our team here at RRE recently began discussing this topic and decided to delve into things a bit more with you, our favorite readers. Starting this week, we’re launching a series of interviews with some of our favorite industry partners. We’re sharing insight, inspiration, stories and snippets from some swoon-worthy venues, uber-talented photographers, brilliant hair and makeup artists, band managers and much, much more!  We decided it’s high time that you hear from more than just us.   Be sure to tune in each week, as we’ll be sharing a new post from this series. 

Tomorrow, Kristin will be sharing some tips from beautiful venues that you don’t want to miss!  Kristin interviewed Callie Searles from Old Edwards Inn and Kaila Anderson from The Merrimon-Wynne House.  I can already tell you that these two brilliant ladies have a wealth of knowledge to share! When Kristin asked these gals their favorite part of a wedding, it reaffirmed our feelings that the wedding industry really is the best place in the world!   Enjoy their wonderful answers!

“What’s your favorite part of a wedding?”

Kaila: My favorite part of a wedding day is the moment right before the bride walks down the aisle. The rush of emotions is surreal and there are always tears, laughs and deep breaths heard throughout the room! It is really heartwarming being behind the scenes and getting to hear the comments and exchanges between the bride and whoever is about to hand her off to be married to the person of her dreams!

Nancy Ray Photography

Nancy Ray Photography

Callie: My favorite part of a wedding is standing with a bride that is just about to walk down the aisle. Each and every bride handles this moment very differently but my advice to them is always the same: Through all of the nerves, find your anchor- your new partner. Take in every detail about them and don’t worry about if you can’t stop crying or laughing or shaking. My husband and I still laugh about how I stopped half way down the aisle with eyes so full of tears that I couldn’t see where I was going and proclaimed “I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M NOT EVEN ABLE TO MAKE DOWN THE AISLE WITHOUT CRYING!”

We couldn’t agree with you more, Kaila and Callie!   No matter how many times we do it, we all hold our breath as the bride walks down the aisle and fight back tears as the couple says their I-Dos! 

Be sure to tune in on Thursday for the rest of this amazing interview, as Kristin shares all the details!

-Betsy