Five years ago today I led my very first wedding rehearsal. There’s been many blessings and lots of lessons learned, but my journey has brought me here and I wouldn’t have it any other way~ Jane Events is officially five and I’m so thrilled to share something special I’ve been working on.
If there is anything I’ve learned from planning my own wedding, plus five humble years of marriage + raising 2 babes is that it truly takes a village. I’m so blessed to have community—new and old, near and far, who will share in my joy and success, as well as encourage me in my failures. The friendships that reach from CA to WA are ones that I cherish dearly and I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without these people in my life.
Dear friends, your wedding is not the culmination of your love story. Rather, it is just the beginning. For all you newly engaged couples, I hope you’ll be inspired by our “Will you be my bridesmaid?” photo shoot, captured by the incredibly talented and beautiful, Nina of Love & Lemonade. My heart is that you would not get caught up in solely creating a Pinterest worthy wedding, but rather that you would be moved to take time in honoring those special people and friendships that surround you as you prepare for your big day.
Because of this, my heart was stirred to curate a photo shoot to celebrate friendship + community in honor of my five year anniversary with Jane Events. I gathered up some of my favorite wedding vendors to get together for some much needed girl time surrounded by beautiful blooms, desserts, and drinks (a nod to a few of my favorite things~). Fun fact: Nina just eloped to the love of her life, so please send her some love!! She also happens to be the photog who shot my very first couple’s wedding, as well as my family session for Deacon’s 1st birthday, so it was super meaningful for me to have her come on board with our project and giveaway. I’m so honored that she did and you will see her amazing work in the days to come as I reveal the images from our shoot.
Just to give you a sneak peek, I’ve rounded up a photographer, dj/mc, florist, cake, hair, bridal accessory, and a few more fun items from a specialty vendor.
Coordinator: Jane Events (20% off any package)
Photographer: Love & Lemonade (20% off portrait session or wedding collection)
I’ll be adding to this list and revealing who these vendors are + images of their beautiful work throughout next week, so stay tuned!
Here’s what you need to do to enter our giveaway:
- Send us an e-mail with the following subject line: LOVE STORY
- In your e-mail, please include the following:
- First and Last Name + Photo
- Wedding Date
- Wedding Venue
- Guest Count
- Share your love story with Jane Events at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep it under 300 words and submit by March 31, 2016 12pm PST.
I will be selecting one lucky couple based on their love story and whom I feel would connect well with Jane Events + our squad of vendors. You must be engaged or planning to be engaged within 2016, with service availability from April 2016-April 2017. Official contest rules will be e-mailed privately to each contestant once your entry has been submitted. Best of luck and I can’t wait to read about you and your love story~