Sooo new year means fun new things found on the web!! I recently spoke with Brent Kozlowski the founder of to find out a little more about it – Here is what he had to share – MyDayRegistry is a sentimental and heartfelt gift that allows you to dedicate a day to a loved one, event or special occasion. As word has spread over the last year I have found that many of my customers have been dedicating the day of their friends and families wedding days and using it as an alternative wedding certificate.

This gave me the idea of combining the idea of MyDayRegistry with the idea of the signature guest book to create a one-of-a-kind and truly unique wedding keepsake experience. When the certificate is placed inside a frame with an over-sized mat it allows for the wedding party and guests to sign in the area around the certificate.

As you can imagine this creates a wonderful keepsake that the bride and groom can hang on the wall that contains all their loved ones best wishes from the most important day of their lives. Our packages start at $44.95 increasing to $164.95 depending on the frame and registry selected and includes exclusive ownership, meaning that once a day has been dedicated it is no longer available for dedication to another bride.

Interested in learning more? Check out MyDayRegistry you can also message us here at A Magical Affair for a special offer for MyDayRegistry. Just drop an email to


Wishing you a MAGICAL day ~


A Very Happy Birthday ~



Mickey Mouse


From all of us here at AMA we wish you Mickey Mouse a very MAGICAL day!!  For if it was not for you we would not be who we are!!

Courtney and the team @ A Magical Affair

Filming Complete and a giveaway to celebrate Oct!!

Greetings ~

WOW what a whirlwind of a weekend! 2 days 2 weddings and one that included filming for the TLC network.  But alas the filming is complete and now we wait to hear when the show will air.  No worries we will be sure to share with you all when you may catch a glimpse of us on tv.  In the meantime be sure to stick around because we have lots of fun and fabulous weddings to share real soon!

But today I will leave you with a giveaway ~ To celebrate the start of Oct (my FAVORITE time of year) we are asking you to help share the word about us!  So here is how it will work

Share our blog – 1 entry for each time you share (twitter, facebook, linked in- you get the idea)

Like our facebook page – 1 entry

Follow us on twitter – 1 entry

Follow us on pinterest – 1 entry

Make sure you stop back here and tell us what you did so we can keep track of your entries!  We will draw the winner tomorrow morning @ 2:30pm central time!  And we promise you will not be disappointed in the giveaways!!!

Chat tomorrow!!

Wishing you a MAGICAL day ~


New Faces, New Changes, New Fun

Greetings Friends ~
It has been awhile since we have posted anything and we are sooo sorry about that. With Jen leaving (for her next BIG THING) and Me coming back into the country after being gone 5 weeks it’s been a bit of a whirlwind getting back in the groove with our fall wedding season! But I am sooo excited for some great happenings here and some absolutely amazing weddings taking place this fall not to mention all the fabulous images coming in from the end of summer weddings! So my friends hang on cause there is about to be some most MAGICAL happenings here on the blog real soon! Time to scurry off to a wedding so I chat with you all ASAP!  But in case you missed it I shared a few thoughts with the ladies of Wedding 101 earlier this week on first looks and so did some other amazing talents in the business so I wanted to make sure you had the link!!

To Do or Not To Do A First Look – That my friends is the question!!


Wishing you a MAGICAL day ~


Into the “wilds” of East Africa – set up looks a bit different

Greetings from Addis Ababa Ethiopia ~

Yes I (Courtney) am still 7,300 miles away in the heart of East Africa!  One of the reasons I love my job sooo much is simply because it provides me with opportunities like this!  To travel the world and set up events in unique and different spaces.

It also allows me perspective into the jobs we do in America!  While working on a event here these past few weeks I snapped a few photos of the “housemen” doing set up.  We have “housemen in the states and they are responsible for the set up and breakdown of tables and chairs typically in hotels, convention center and banquet halls.  They would also set stages and place water stations and set the room to the basics so the client could come in with the finishing touches!  I paid close attention to the set up this time to see how our worlds were the same and just how our worlds were different.

Take a look –

Housemen at work

There are no carts to stack the chairs on here in Ethiopia – nope they stack the chairs on their heads and carry them!

Housemen at work

Carrying the table frame – it’s a one man job!

Housemen at work

Tables get carried in 2 sections here in Ethiopia unlike in the states where we just collapse the legs and roll the table away

A helpful friend

And there is ALWAYS a monkey or 2 or 3 or more around to assist

So there you have it!  At the end of the day we really are not all that different after all or are we? You decide!!

I’ll be back in the states Aug 24th so until than I bid you adieu from Addis!

Wishing you a MAGICAL day ~