Laura & Taylor’s Natural Wedding

Laura and Taylor are one of those couples that I’m going to miss and hope I see out and about often. Luckily, Taylor works at Whole Foods in Louisville where I frequent! Their day is forever sealed in my memory because we waited until the last possible minute to make the “tent or no tent” call for the Ceremony due to rain. It was really mesmerizing to see these two work as a team and know their strengths in decision making. Laura ended up letting Taylor make the final decision so that she didn’t have to worry about it (smart Lady!). They set a Tent on one side of Gheen’s Lodge and then prayed for no rain on the other. They truly wanted to be married on the lawn with nothing but the sky above them. Fifty Chairs came to setup just 2.5 hours before the ceremony (the latest we could possibly push it after lots of texting throughout the week!). They either needed to setup under the tent or outside on the lawn. We watched the radar and it was 60% chance of rain. Taylor made the brave decision to put the ceremony on the lawn where they both had hoped to be and pictured themselves getting married. However, sans seat cushions (they were moving the same chairs inside for the reception. Did you know Fifty Chairs will bring a crew to move them for $1 a chair? So easy and cost-saving!). Well he made the right call. It rained an hour before the ceremony and I quickly wiped down all the chairs before the guests arrived…just in time for the sun to come out for the ceremony. Good call Taylor!


Photography: Stewart Hunter Photography | Floral Design: Bostons Floral Couture | Wedding Dress: Blush by Hayley Paige | Bride’s Shoes: Qupid | Hair And Makeup: Kristie Hicks | Band: HAY DJ | Groom’s Attire: Stephen Geoffrey from Rebecca’s Black Tie | Venue: Gheen’s Lodge I Catering: Mastersons | Wedding Day Coordination: Weekend Wedding Warrior |

Mistakes that would have happened if there was no coordinator!

  • guestbook, escort cards, toasting flutes, and cake server would not have been set out
  • table numbers would not have been put out (the staff forgot)
  • one family did not have escort cards…the bride would have had to find them a table to sit at and deal with that issue
  • the head table only had one linen (no overlay) and therefore you could see all the imperfections in the wood through the 1 cloth…that was corrected before guests arrived
  • incorrect napkin fold
  • DJ would have been in the restroom when it was time to make crucial announcements
  • Bride decided to add a welcome speech at the last minute by her father…DJ was not aware.
  • DJ did not have names of wedding party for introductions
  • Lights would not have been dimmed at the correct time (if ever) for dancing
  • Staff would have taken centerpieces down an hour before the end of the event
  • Candy from candy buffet would have been thrown out
  • A glass was broken on the dance floor and staff was not around…guest could have been hurt
  • Bride and groom would not have had meals delivered to their room at the end of the night.
  • Checks would have had to be delivered by mother of the bride to the vendors therefore interrupting her time/experience
  • Bride, Groom, and Parents would have had to get their own drinks

…and I’m sure there was more, but that’s all I can remember at this point. Hopefully, this gives a good indication on why wedding coordinators (not necessarily full planners) are so important!