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Your Wedding Reception Checklist

Wedding Reception Checklist to Help Your Planning Process

There are many components to planning a wedding and while it can seem overwhelming at first,  the effort is well worth it! The perfect way to keep everything together is to make a wedding planning timeline and stick to it as best as you can. 


To help with that, I thought I’d share this wedding reception checklist from Janey at Siegemedia.com via Shutterfly

Shutterfly that allows you to plan as early as 12 months before your wedding and check off items leading up to that special day. 


Some wedding details like your wedding website, reception games, seating chart, wedding favors and wedding reception songs can be tempting to leave to the last minute, so having a list with deadlines like this will make your planning (and life!) a little easier. 


Once you have a good amount of to-do tasks on your checklist, we recommend splitting them with your partner. There’s no better team than you and your best friend so, get creative and conquer. If you’ll be getting help from friends and family or your bridal party, make sure to let everyone know what they’ll be in charge of pretty early on. The sooner you give them their tasks, the more time they’ll have to plan accordingly. 


Whether you’re hiring a planner, day-of coordinator or planning the entire wedding on your own, having a list can really help keep you on-track



Here is a link to a printable .pdf for you! Use it well!



Sweet Sommertime Cakes| Wedding Vendor Spotlight

Introducing Sweet Sommertime Cakes

I have the great delight in introducing you to one of Gainesville, Florida’s delicious and amazingly decorated baker and wedding cake designer “Sweet Sommertime Cakes”.  Sommer designs and creates amazing works of art in the form on edible cakes for all occasions. Sommer is passionate about her art, and loves attention to detail and she loves to design and create the cakes you envision.

(note: images are provided by Sweet Sommertime Cakes )

Check out some of her work!

Sweet Sommertime Cakes

Sommer started working in 2009 working with her aunt in New York with her business “Watertown Cakes by Tammy”. She was showcased in a Cakeboss Episodes for her amazing piping skills with the bridge cakes.  After, moving to Pennsylvania and then to Florida, Sommer began her own business.

I am originally an artist and love creating one of a kind pieces of edible artwork. I specialize in hand painted fondant and enjoy in WOWing my clients and their attendees for their special occasions. I can create unique commissioned works with every detail included.



Lauren + Angel | The Historic Washington Oaks Park Florida

Lauren + Angel | Engagement Session ~ Washington Oaks, Florida

How did you meet and how long have you dated?
Lauren and Angel both met when working at Dave and Buster’s in Times Square. They worked together for 9 months in separate departments before
meeting through an outing of mutual friends to Six Flags. They’ve been together for almost 6
years now.
Lauren and Angel, Tell us the story of your proposal:
Lauren: On our 3 year anniversary, Angel decided to pick fights with me all day to throw me off. As we’re getting
ready to go out to dinner, me still mad at him, he asks me what I plan on wearing. Angrily I
reach for the dress I had picked out and turned around saying “This!” As I turned around,
he was behind me on one knee, ring in hand, telling me it’d look better with this
(referencing said ring.) I was in shock and he then proceeded to tell me how much he loved
me and asked me to marry him. Spoiler alert, I said yes haha.
What kind of jobs do you both currently have?
Angel is the Amusements Manager at Dave and Buster’s in New Jersey and Lauren works as a Lead Teacher at The Learning Experience.
For the Angel:
What things do you love the most about her?
Lauren is honest, and trustworthy. She will always have my back, she’s my best friend. The way she is with
Hayden (my son) is unbelievable. I feel safe when I’m with her, I feel at home when I’m
with her. I can’t narrow down specific things because she hits every mark with me. I love
For Lauren:
What things do you love the most about him?
I love how strong, passionate, funny, and caring Angel is. He’s incredibly thoughtful, always putting the people he loves
first and making sure we’re all happy. He makes me laugh every single day. I can be myself
with him. I’m safe with him. I’m home with him.

Bride + Groom to be: Lauren + Angel


Venue: Washingtonoaks



Stay tuned to see Lauren and Angels beautiful St. Augustine Wedding!