Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tips For Creating Your Wedding Website

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Creating a Wedding Website is a great tool for keeping the lines of communication open between you and your guests.  We recommend beginning a Wedding Website before you start your Save the Dates so you can include the website address on your Save the Date.  Here are some other items you will want to include:
  • About Us: You can provide as much or as little information as you would like here.  Be sure to include how you met and how he proposed!
  • Bridal Party
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Gift Registry: This is the BEST place to let your guests know where you registered at! 
  • Photo Galleries
  • Guest Book 
  • Online RSVP
  • Travel Information
  • Accommodations:  List all of the places you set up a room block at.  Many of the hotels will provide a link for your guest's convenience.  
  • Things to Do: If you have a lot of fun places for your guests to see while in town, be sure to include it here!  Remember to include the place he proposed (if local) and your favorite restaurants!
  • Quizzes or Polls: If you want your guests to take part in selecting your first dance song or where you should go on your honeymoon, you will want to include this section!  You can unveil the answers at your wedding reception!
  • Contact Us: You can provide an exclusive email address for your wedding guests only!  
Please let us know if you have any specific questions regarding creating your Wedding Website.  We would love to answer your questions!  Have fun!

Best Wishes,

Cindy Stonehouse

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Reflecting on 17 years of Marriage

Then - January 7, 1995

This day 17 years ago exactly Saturday, January 7, 1995, I was a lucky bride walking down the aisle to marry the man of my dreams!  I remember all of the excitement and overwhelming feelings of love I had that day!  Now as I reflect back, here are some of the things that I am most thankful for!

Family and friends: We are so thankful to all of our family and friends who attended our wedding.  I still have vivid memories of everyone there to witness one of the best days in our lives!

Video:  My brother in law offered to video our ceremony and reception.  Although he was not a professional videographer, I LOVE having my wedding video.  My husband and I have watched it every year on our Anniversary (we no longer have VHS so we haven't been able to watch it in a while).  Watching our wedding video makes me smile every time! 

Photos:  Although photography is so different now (I would love to get married again for all of the gorgeous photos!), I am still so thankful that we had a professional photographer, who understood the importance of our day and wanted to make sure they captured all of our precious moments!  Having a true professional capture those moments makes all of the difference in the end.

 Now - January 7, 2012 (not a professional photo)

Happy Anniversary!  Here's to 17 more years!

Hugs XOXO,

Cindy Stonehouse

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stonehouse Events in The Knot Winter 2011 Special Edition Florida

You can imagine our surprise and excitement when our previous bride, Terin emailed us to let us know her GORGEOUS wedding was featured in The Knot Winter 2011 Special Edition Florida pull out section!  We could hardly believe it until we saw the file she attached and also went out and purchased the magazine for ourselves!  We are so thrilled to have this wedding featured in the Knot magazine. You can view the insert below with the link provided.  It should open up to the page of our wedding but if not, we are on page 30!

Here is one of my favorite photos from Terin and Jake's wedding that was not published!  Thank you for an amazing day full of wonderful memories!  We are honored to have been able to take part in your special wedding day.

Much love always!
Cindy Stonehouse

Inside the Wedding Planner's White Book:
Photographer: Foto di Amore
Reception: Renaissance International Hotel 
Ceremony: Sacred Heart
Flowers: Redman Steele Floral Design
Cake: L'Artisan Cake Atelier
String Quartet: Dillingham String Quartet
Entertainment: Leonard Brothers Band
Stationary: Not From a Box, Inc.
Linens: Linens by the Sea
Makeup Artist: Colours by Linny
Draping: Quest Drape
Rentals: PKS Rentals
Videographer: Blue Eyed Video
Transportation: Ambassador Limo



Monday, January 2, 2012

You're Engaged! | Best Ways to Announce it!

Congratulations!!  You just got engaged!  This is one of the BEST feelings in your life and you can't wait to share the Wonderful news!  But wait, there are a few things you will want to keep in mind before you start sharing with everyone.

First, share the news with your parents and/or your children (if you already have kids).  You can call them on the phone or if they live far away you can use Skype to tell them about it!  If you can hold out for a personal visit, it would be even more joyous and you can have the first toast of many as an engaged couple!

Then, you can start telling everyone!  One of the quickest and fastest ways to spread the good news is to create a page on FACEBOOK about your engagement.  Once your page is completed, you can send an invitation to all of your friends so they can view it!   Of course, your profile picture could be one of the two of you when he proposed or you can have a picture of your engagement ring so all of your friends can see it!   

Planner Tip:  When you have a moment, try to write down all of the details of how he proposed so you will always remember the day he asked you to marry him and everything he said!

We can't wait to hear all about it!  Remember to contact us early and we can help you begin planning the wedding day of your dreams!!

Best Wishes,

Cindy Stonehouse

Sunday, January 1, 2012


"Now let us welcome the new year, 
full of things that have never been."   
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

It's exciting today marks the first day of 2012!  We hope everyone enjoyed a FABULOUS and SAFE evening bringing in the New Year!  We are looking forward to this wonderful year and are honored to be working with some of the most AMAZING couples for 2012!  We will be unveiling our new logo and website in the coming weeks and sharing more of our LOVE with weddings!  It's going to be a FANTASTIC 2012!  

Happy New Year!

Cindy Stonehouse