Ok, I admit it…I am the person that Reality TV was invented for. I love Top Chef, Project Runway and Flipping out. But my new obsession is the fault of my hairdresser. She told me about this show because she knows I love interior designs that are unique. But what she didn’t know is that I would become totally hooked on the show, Picker Sisters, on Lifetime.
I have been recording it and today I could not stand one more blistering hot day so I stayed home and caught up with the latest shows. As I watched it I thought, this is the younger version of Kathy and I when we are on the road planning weddings. Last week ,we did a whirlwind trip to Salado and the surrounding areas for a wedding we have scheduled for the Spring at TenRoc Ranch. In 2 days, we had meetings with 5 vendors in 4 cities. We also managed to get a little girl time in this tight schedule. We squeezed in shopping (your welcome, Elizabeth!), a movie “Crazy, Stupid Love” (save your money) and the quickest margarita and quesadillas known to man….(we drove far for these …we really wanted them)!
Our first visit was suppose to just be a site visit at TenRoc Ranch. Turns out we accidentally knocked on the back door of the owner and met the nicest lady, Linda Cornet. Just like most of the Southern ladies we know, she was gracious and dressed fabulously for the day! We thoroughly enjoyed our chat with Linda. She filled us in the details of the ranch and then led us through her gorgeous home to show us where The Blue Heron Room was located. This is a breathtaking wedding venue and will be so perfect for our bride.
Next, we met Ginny Swalley of Creative Innovations. She did the flowers for George Bush’s daughter, Jenna. She had some funny stories to tell of that event. Turns out that they gave her a fake name so she would not alert the press. It was the same name as our bride. So when the Dallas wedding planners were coming to talk to her she wasn’t sure if she was doing another Bush wedding! If she was disappointed, she did not show it. In fact, she even arranged for us to sample appetizers and drinks at the local restaurant, The Range, next time we make it back to Salado.
We jumped in the car and headed for our next appointment which was with the caterer. We met with Kassie from Catering with a Twist and we had no idea that she and the chef were waiting for us with delicious…oh my goodness…so delicious, samples of our food choices. Our bride needs gluten-free and dairy-free foods. No one would ever feel deprived in any way with the foods that they prepared. It was so amazing that we even hinted we would love a doggie-bag (ok…I hinted) and we got it!! They love the vintage theme and had the most amazing suggestions. Without a doubt, Kathy and I looked at each other and said…this is the winner! They were so into our vintage theme that they are going to incorporate it into their presentation and they have even ordered retro aprons that they will wear. We loved their enthusiasm.
The next morning we made our usual Starbucks stop and then headed to meet Kim and Yvette at Amazing Kakes. They live up to their name. While Kathy & I were sitting down and admiring the cakes that they had displayed, we wondered why they had a drum set and a guitar set up in the middle…until we realized they were made of cake. Yes, they are that good. I can’t really tell you too much about what we decided there or I might ruin a surprise. But suffice it to say that the ladies there aim to please. Check our blog next march for the reveal!
It was so amazing that we tacked on a last minute visit to discuss linens and rentals just to see if our luck would hold out that we had booked all great vendors. We must be living right because it was another slam dunk. Confetti Rentals opened up for us even though they were closed that day and had everything we needed. We were back in the car in one hour and headed home for more bride meetings! It was fabulous!
Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?
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