Our Work – Maria & Falin

Maria & Falin tied the knot on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at the beautiful picturesque Hermitage Hill Farms and Stables in Waynesboro, VA. Their wedding captured a touch of elegance and rustic elements such as our Custom Wire Spool Cake Stand and a Sweetheart Chuppah. We truly appreciate being a part of a beautiful day.

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How Planning Your Wedding Actually Prepares You for Marriage

Here at Once Upon A Time Events, we are a big advocate of couples planning their wedding together. We often think of the Bride doing the bulk of the planning, however it is important for the groom to be involved as well. Planning a wedding, as you know by now, is a huge undertaking. And as it turns out, all those late-night planning sessions and number-crunching crisis prepare you for more than one epic bash — they get you ready for your marriage, too. How so? Read on to find out how planning your wedding actually prepares you for the marriage to come.

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The Grooms Role In Wedding Planning

It’s true, the majority of the focus on your wedding day is on your bride.  The majority of the festivities are based on her dreams.  But, that doesn’t mean that the groom doesn’t have a role in wedding planning.  The groom’s first and foremost role as a lifelong partner is to support his wife.  What better way to start, than to support her in the wedding planning process.  Here are some ways to stay engaged in the planning.

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The Dos and Don’ts of DIY Wedding Ideas

Whether you want to save money or include personalized touches, do-it-yourself details can make a big impact. But some projects are tougher than others, and what you thought would be a 1-2-3 could turn into an undertaking worthy of a world-class planner. To avoid DIY overload, choose wisely. Here are our picks for what to take on and what to leave to the pros.

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Embracing Your Wedding Stress

There is no full-proof remedy on keeping stress out of your planning, but here are some ideas and tips in reducing the amount of stress and pressure each couple will encounter when planning their wedding. It goes without saying that no pre-planning of anything will go off without a hitch! Let’s face it…the only thing we ever have control over is ourselves. Outside of that anything and I mean anything can go wrong because after all that is Life! When we can embrace the idea that stress must be managed more than controlled than we can begin to breathe.

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Tips For A Bio-Friendly Wedding

Weddings are often very extravagant and elegant affairs.  We tend to live in a fantasy for the day and often forget about our lifestyle in pursuit of a luxury wedding.  While there have certainly been budget conscious brides for quite some time, there is a new category of brides, the Environmentally Conscious Bride.  Many brides have found that you can still have a luxury wedding while being environmentally conscious.  Below are some tips we have gathered to help you with a more Bio-Friendly wedding.

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How To Prepare For Mother Nature And Save Your Wedding Day

After planning the biggest day of your life, you sure don’t want Mother Nature to spoil your perfect wedding.  Depending on the geographic region and time of year, there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to weather.  In this article, we will highlight some tips and ideas on how to save your wedding day if Mother Nature decides not to cooperate.  We have broken down the following list by categories of weather.  This is not a comprehensive list, but intended to spark thoughts on the topic that is rarely discussed.

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Why A Professional Wedding Planner Is A Great Investment

With so many brides embracing the DIY wedding concept, many think that wedding planners and Day Of Coordinators (DOC) are too expensive and not necessary; besides, they have friends and family who can help out. Right? Wrong! Planners and DOC’s are becoming more commonplace as brides realize the huge benefit of having a “personal assistant” to guide them through the planning process. They enjoy their wedding day, stress free, knowing that their DOC or Planner is executing every detailed plan, and doing everything necessary to ensure a smooth day. Here are a few reasons to seriously consider having some extra help.

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