Sometimes the greatest connections begin by stalking all the adorable dog photos on someone’s social media page!
Fortunately for me, I got to meet this beautiful soul, @tminspired after I aimlessly liked my way through her Instagram page and ended up commenting on a picture of her dog from 2014. 🤣
Instead of judging me for the weirdo that I am, she sent me the sweetest message which simply read - I love love love your business!
Many conversations later and I now get to share my amazing interview with my sweet friend Taylor as her first wedding vendor spotlight on her blog!
Link in bio! ❤️
Do you like large bouquets or small bouquets more? Visit the link in my bio to learn more about the planning services I offer. I'm so excited to chat with you about your dream wedding. 📸 @urbanflora_va
We made it through another week and that’s something to feel good about 😂
The kids had mid winter break, I don’t know what’s more challenging the constant flow of drop off and pick up or the 5 days of entertaining 4 kids in all different stages of life.
I did get a few trials in, and also managed to have a team gathering with lots of carbs 😂
We have a few more weddings to celebrate this month. With a growing team a few popular dates have opened up so definitely send an email and we can check our availability.
This weekend kids are visiting grandparents and teens are going to birthday parties so I’m hoping for a little quiet time.
Hey there! I'm Amanda, the actual human being behind Wheatley Event Co. Let's be real: when you're hiring a wedding planner, you're hiring someone who's going to be all up in your face (in the best way possible!) on a day where emotions tend to run high. So you should probably get to know that person pretty well, right? Here are a few things you should know about me:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. I spent close to 5 years working alongside one of Chicago's best wedding planning teams, honing my skills and perfecting my "everything-is-falling-apart-and-I'm-dying-inside-but-I'll-never-let-the-clients-know" face.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Then I spent a few years planning fancy fundraising events for a university. FUN FACT: During an event I once put a sticky nametag on George R.R. Martin, and honestly I've watched maybe one episode of Game of Thrones but I'm still pretty proud of that moment. 😂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. I eventually moved from Chicago to Seattle with my now-husband, Ryan. I couldn't resist including him in the photo with me - he did put the "Wheatley" in Wheatley Event Co., after all. He also makes a bomb wedding day assistant. 🙌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. When I'm not stuffing my brain full of every single wedding-related piece of knowledge I can get my hands on, I'm probably watching the entirety of Schitt's Creek or The Office for the 89th time. Like, seriously. It's a problem. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It feels like forever since I did a regular old Friday intro so here we are! If you’ve been following us from the beginning (a massive thank you!!) you may already know most of these but I’m gonna try and come up with new things! - Contrary to what this picture depicts I am definitely not a hat person! I’ve never been able to wear hats and feel pretty stupid in them but somehow this day in the desert I was feeling it 😂 and while this is my favorite picture of me ever (thanks @carleyjaynephotography) I’ve never been brave enough to wear it again! - when I was younger I wanted to study law. Mainly because I was obsessed with 80’s and 90’s courtroom dramas! After briefly studying law in college and realizing it was a LOT of studying case files and precedents and not so much breaking Jack Nicholson in the witness stand I realized I actually wanted to be a lawyer in a movie, rather than a real lawyer! - the worst part about leaving London and moving to the US (which I did 5 years ago) was that I no longer get to do Wednesday night dinners with my brother, which mainly involved us drinking too much wine and quoting Barney Stinson at each other.
- Even after 5 years I still struggle with finding the right words for things sometimes and frequently confuse everyone with my Britishisms!
- my passion for design and creativity started when I was a kid and used to build elaborate villages for my barbies and sylvanian families (do they still exist?!) out of cardboard boxes with real carpet and wall paper and sofas stuffed with cotton balls! Now I just get to do it on a larger scale!
If we haven’t chatted before tell me something fun about you! And cheers to the weekend! 🌞
P H O T O H I G H L I G H T✨
If y’all are still in need of a photographer please please reach out to @tminspired. I promise you will not be disappointed! Taylor is not only a super talented photographer but she’s kind, funny and genuinely a great person!
Cheers to the weekend 🥂
I hope every groom looks this happy walking down the aisle on his wedding day! I’m actually pretty positive Gabe never stopped smiling the entire day because he was just so excited to be marrying Monica! ❤️ #groomgoals
I love the breezeway at Hidden Meadows! It makes your guests feel like total VIPs as they walk to the reception. It’s the best [and longest] walk when you meet your SO for a first look. It’s oh-so photogenic. I could go on and on, so just go take a look for yourself 👀😍
Fun fact: I worked at #pier1imports on and off for about 6 years while I was in college, and then for a while after I graduated. It’s where I learned so much about design and decor, and I love the direction the company has gone in the products they provide. It’s the best it’s ever been because Ima be real - back in the day when I was unloading freight and unpacking all of this awful terrible no good butterfly bunny rabbit glittery spring decor, I started to hate spring. Terrible decor. Terrible weather. BUT NOW! Now I can’t wait for spring. Maybe it’s me getting older, but either way - I’m ready for it, so bring on the butterflies and bunny rabbits🐰🦋💐
I only hope to find the words to do this portrait justice, from the most beautiful love story, to the enchanted backdrop of the Pacific Northwest this December Elopements is hands down on of my favorite experiences of 2019. I was reminded to love, be intentional, show grace and enjoy the journey.
Hair and Makeup @mlwmakeupartistry
Yesterday’s shoot was magic and I want to share the whole thing but practicing restraint and just giving you this sneak peek for now! @colibri.blooms absolutely killed it with the florals and this minimal acacia bouquet was so modern and fresh. Also, the rings of my dreams from @saintmae_, sending these back last night just about broke my heart! Thank you so much to this dream team for bringing their 🔥, love you all. More to come soon! .
So many rooms (14)! So much space! So many possibilities! What event would you like to have at @clisemansionatmarymoorpark? Please come visit us and take a look for yourself. We are ready to book your event!
No wedding party, no officiant, no mic - just C&C quietly sharing their vows on the beach, in front of their loved ones, with a panoramic view of the San Juans as their backdrop. THIS is the epitome of making your wedding your own - no worrying about what others expect or what tradition tells you to do. It's your day and your rules. ♡
Photographer: @philchester, Venue: @guemesislandresort, Dress Designer: @clairepettibone
Hi! Alex here. I'm popping in to say I'm off to Disney!! Yep, it's race time! On Friday I have a 5k, on Saturday I have a 10k, and on Sunday it's a half marathon!! My mom is doing the 5k with me, my uncle is doing the 10k and half. And guys, my grandma is doing all three races!! My whole family is coming--Brandon, my brother, my parents, both sets of grandparents. I'm pretty lucky!
Finished the framing on the greenhouse yesterday. A few more weeks and we should have little plant babes growing out there! Taking this first flower farming year to learn, make mistakes and grow along with our plants. Hopeful but without set expectations!
The joy on Nathalie + David’s face is literally me, every time I see a dog. 🐶
But seriously, how adorable are sweet Summer’s pawrents?!❤️
Loving this precious moment captured by @indieefox.✨
Don’t worry ladies, Bear is still single and he’s ready to mingle!❤️
You guys...how adorable is sweet Bear’s custom made wedding sign by @nellassignsanddesigns?!😭
Preciousness captured by @telleroftalesphotography.❤️