We are Honored ~

Greetings Friends ~

Well Wednesday was a COLD day in Nashville and schools were closed with the forecast of snow snow snow.  So I was working from home while my boys chilled out on their snow day.  While answering emails and calls  an unknown email address popped into my inbox.  It was from Vanessa with Wedding Industry Experts and here is what it said:

After 4 months of reviewing email referrals from across the globe, we have put together our first annual WeddingIndustryExperts.com Honour Roll (Honor Roll ) and am happy to let you know that you’re included.

You were selected  for the 2014 Honour Roll because some of your work inspired either others in your area, or members of our team. Being on the Honour Roll is not an endorsement of your service or products,  it’s just a way to say thank you –  you did some awesome work in 2013 that inspired others and we want to recognize you.

You can see the Honor Roll here: http://www.weddingindustryexperts.com/index2.html

How honored are we to know that our work inspired others.  That while we were running ragged, sharing sleepless nights, traveling the globe and creating events that we believe are truly MAGICAL we blessed others.

So THANK YOUTHANK YOU to every client that trusts us with their day.  THANK YOU to every vendor that refers us, that tweets about us, that tags us and blogs about us.  THANK YOU to those that have believed in my dream even when I did not and stood by me and with me.  It is because of each and everyone of you that we are able to do what we do.

Wedding Industry Experts

Wishing you a MAGICAL day ~

Courtney

A look back at the A Magical Affair teams 2012!

Greetings –

Well we have officially made it to 2013! It has definitely been a crazy year of ups and downs but we wouldn’t have it any other way! Honestly, the busier we are the better, we start to loose it otherwise!

If you’ve had the pleasure of working with our team you most likely know how crazy things have been! And we couldn’t have done it without all the help from our interns and our day of helpers!

Here’s a quick look back at the past 12 months!  As we look forward to what the next 12 hold!

In January, we planned an Ethiopian Reunion at Disney! We brought in several families who had adopted within the same organization and who many of the children remembered each other! It was the most heart warming thing to witness! With everything from Breakfast, lunch and dinner planned we had one of the most magical times!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One week after that Courtney and Jenn headed down to Tampa, FL for The Special Event. Out of thousands of entries, A Magical Affair was selected to bring to life the creative ideas of an “UP” themed wedding. The Special Event is the world’s premier conference and trade show for the top decision makers and trendsetters in the event planning industry. The week was filled with amazing brunches, lunches & dinners. A huge trade show floor full of vendors from all over! Educational classes and workshops filled the day! We are excited that Heather has designed a table top this year and was selected, so her and Courtney will be heading to Chicago this year to show off the design! For all the other middle TN vendors out there, now that next year, 2014, The Special Event will be here in Nashville!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We finally returned back to middle Tennessee after a long month in Florida, but hey we can’t complain the weather was beautiful!!! In February, we were in prime bridal show season! Engagement season was slowing down and we prepared to booked weddings left and right, with the help of the Perfect Wedding Guide bridal show! With hundreds of vendors there the atmosphere was so exciting and we were ready to rock-n-roll! Be sure to look for our bridal show tips in the up coming weeks and we hope to see you at the show February 17th at the Gaylord Opryland!

We marched right into the spring with 10 simple, relaxing, enjoyable couples! Great way to start out the wedding season! In April, we became fortunate enough to have our first King’s Chapel wedding. It was a great start to the 23 weddings we booked for the year.

 

 

 

 

We never really have a “off wedding season” but May definitely kicks us into full swing! With 15 weddings on the books we were ready to make each of them magical! So many beautiful couples we were surrounded by!

In June, Heather finally joined the team full time! She is now our lead coordinator for Kings’ Chapel! With so many DIY brides now, she really knows how to work with their vision and make sure it becomes a reality! July was one HOT month! We did our best to stay cool and we really needed to when a sudden change of events occurred with one of our weddings. Jenn Heather and the team, had to quickly become more than just coordinators! We became the set up crew, we had linen set up, we laid all the table settings, and then became servers! We had to arrange the food in a very specific order and replace when necessary. By the end of the night we were waste high in dishes! Definitely a night the team will never forget and of course we could not have pulled off another perfect day without them! The day was one big blur but we look back and laugh and say, “Well we can now add all those task to our resume!” haha :)

August wasn’t too busy but definitely kept us crazy, gearing up for the fall! We like to hire interns. Girls who are looking/thinking about getting into the event industry. However, we learned this past fall that we were a little too extreme for most of them! We went through 3 interns in 4 weeks! YES, four weeks! haha! And right before October hit! Which I know most planners and others in this industry had an extremely busy season as well, we like to say fall is the NEW wedding season! 24 weddings took us through October. Take a look back at the blog we wrote about those couples!

We were so excited we made it to November only to realize we were still busy! Courtney headed out to Denver for the ABC Conference where she was a speaker and accepted the role of State Coordinator for the Association of Bridal Consultants! While Heather & Jenn stayed here to clean and organize our inventory (boy is there a lot!).  Just look at the before and after photos! Contact us if you need any vases to rent! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh December, how did you sneak up on us?! With just as many weddings as we had in October, thankfully these are more spread out and we are not trying to coordinate 4 weddings on one weekend! Lot’s of winter wonderland weddings taking place! :) It’s so magical! And the three of us are getting ready to take some new company photo’s so be on the look out for that!

Well, that sums it up. It was a busy but great year and we hope we make next year even more MAGICAL!!!!!

 

Wishing you a most MAGICAL 2013

Courtney, Jenn and Heather!!

 

Humbled to be named Business Leader Women Extraordinaire 2011

I’m so honored to share that I’ve been named by Business Leader Nashville as one of the local Women Extraordinaire recipients for 2011!

This past Wednesday, Business Leader (in partnership with Who’s Who magazines) held it’s very first luncheon in Nashville and named a handful of local female business owners as “Women Extraordinaire”!

Here’s a lovely photo of my award snapped by Scoobie of Scoobie’s Photographic Images:

The event was held at the Brentwood Country Club and I was amidst some pretty incredible women. :) Our keynote speaker was Gigi, owner of Gigi’s Cupcakes. We were so inspired by her story and loved hearing about how she’s grown her company to more than 50 Gigi’s Cupcakes franchises!

I’m incredibly humbled to be receiving this honor and am grateful to have been selected. Thanks to this incredible community for your continued inspiration and support of my business in making dreams come true…

Have a MAGICAL day!
~Courtney