Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wedding Planning, Here I Come!

You may be asking yourself, Self, isn’t Jessica already married? Why would she be planning a wedding?

Well, I can answer that for you. :) I worked my first wedding as a coordinator this past weekend. This is M’s sister, the one whose wedding I helped with back in July. She asked for my help a few weeks ago and of course I said yes.

M’s sister got married at the Shrine of St. Joseph – one of the most BEAUTIFUL churches in the St. Louis area. It was absolutely gorgeous and the people running the Shrine are the nicest people to work with! I would love to work more weddings there, for so many reasons. If you’re looking for a venue, I would highly recommend it!

I mean, look at these pictures:

M and J (4)

 M and J (10) 

M and J (8)

 M and J (9)

Those candle holders and decorations come with the rental if you want! Aren’t they pretty? :) 

After the excitement of the ceremony, I sent the bride and groom off with the limo and their bridal party to get pictures around the city and I headed to run some errands before the reception. It’s a good thing I got there early, because there are always so many details to attend to!

M and J (11)

This picture was in the lobby of the Holiday Inn at Six Flags – such a beautiful hall to have a wedding reception! I don’t feel comfortable sharing any other pictures that show the bride up close, because of privacy issues, but I thought you all would enjoy that one…

M and J (13)

And this one. :) Love those exposed beams and chandeliers in the Great Hall!

Now Husband and I are working on creating a business plan and incorporating and all that fun stuff that comes with a small business. We have a few ideas for names, but there’s a lot of research that has to happen before moving forward with those.

One of my favorite names (All in the Details) is apparently chosen by a mother/daughter team somewhere in another state. Plus the Secretary of State’s website indicates the name is already taken in our state. So that one’s out.

My latest favorite is Pixy Productions. Those that follow me on Twitter may recognize that first part of the name – Shortpixy has been my online handle since back in the AOL/AIM days. I think it would be a fitting tribute to use that as my company name, don’t you?

Husband has promised that he’ll help me work on the business paperwork soon and we’ll get things moving. It’s so exciting, because it’s actually happening! Yippee!


  1. wow I wish you nothing but luck! how exciting!!!!

  2. So exciting! Congrats on the exciting business!!!! Great job and great pics!!!

  3. @Jen - thanks! :) I'm scared but really excited about the possibilities.

  4. Always thought being a wedding coordinator would be so much fun!!! Beautiful church, and looks like a gorgeous wedding!

  5. Awesome! Weddings are so much fun! What a great church too. I've never been to a wedding there, but it looks beautiful! Congrats on a job well done - and congrats to the bride and groom!

  6. I'm so excited for you! Wedding planning would be my choice if I wasn't a teacher!