As the newest member of the team, I don’t have much wedding experience to write about yet. While thinking about what I could blog about, it hit me: Throwback Thursday! Background info: I knew I wanted to work for an event planner after I graduated college in May, and I knew I wanted to live somewhere warmer than Ohio. In the midst of my post-grad struggles, the lovely Ashlee Riddick (my boyfriend’s sister) said that she knows the best planner in Raleigh who has opportunities for new graduates. Well, I contacted Shawn and here I am three months later working for Shawn Schindler Events and getting to learn all about Raleigh in a unique and fun way! This brings me to my #TBT, which is Ashlee and John tie the knot June 2, 2012. Ashlee and John got married at The Sutherland in Wake Forest. I haven’t been there yet, but I think we can all agree that, based on these photos, it is beautiful! Speaking of photos, they were taken by the talented Carisa Chee.
What I love about Ashlee’s wedding is that it is very visible through photos the amount of detail that went into planning her special day. I love weddings that are filled with personality, and Ashlee and John’s personality was definitely in the details! Even her bouquet had a personal touch.
Now, I’d like us all to take a moment to appreciate Ashlee’s bling. Ya did good, John (and Ashlee for picking out these shoes)!
Ashlee and her family feel blessed to have had Shawn’s professional advice throughout the planning process. Ashlee still recalls what a help Shawn was. “Shawn and her team of wonderful associates helped to make sure my day was perfect! With my mom living in Charlotte, I needed a lot of help planning. Shawn went with me to all my consultations and offered her expert advice when I couldn’t make a decision. It was so refreshing for me and my family to have her handling all of the chaos of the big day so all we had to do was sit back, relax, and enjoy the day!”
I love that it is clear how much fun everyone had from the beginning to the end of John and Ashlee’s special day. I wish I knew the family back then so I could have attended their wonderful celebration!
John and Ashlee recently celebrated their two year anniversary, and we are now anxiously waiting for them to have Riddick babies! Congrats, guys, love ya!