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Celebrating 20 Years

| March 18, 2015

  Today my husband and I celebrate 20 years of marriage. Whoa! Where did the time go? I’m serious!! Time really DOES fly after marriage, 3 kids, several moves and job changes, starting a business, and going through the good and bad times. Life is quite a ride! I can tell you that on my […]

Confessions of a Mom-preneur

| July 31, 2014

I am a wife, homeschool mother of 3, daughter of Jesus Christ, music teacher, and a professional wedding consultant – at least that is what I had put on my twitter profile until recently.  These attributes are not necessarily in that order…in fact, I should rearrange them. First, and always, I am a daughter of […]

Love is Worth the Risk

| January 25, 2014

A different post today. Not about wedding planning or wedding ideas or wedding etiquette. This post is about love…and a GREAT comic from Zen Pencils. This comic shows the reality of love, trust, and risk. I know many of us can relate to this comic in so many ways. What do you think? “I know […]

TaylorMade Weddings 2013 Year in Review

| January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!! I’ve spent some time looking back at our 2013 wedding season and we had FUN! We had the opportunity to get to know some FABulous couples and their families. We traveled near and “far” to meet couples and put together weddings in beautiful locations. We also had the opportunity to work with […]

5 Simple Holiday Entertaining Tips from the Pros

| December 10, 2013

Every year at our house, my husband and I host a Christmas party for the members of our church’s music ministry and their families. We have a really good time together just sitting and talking (and eating) as we don’t get to do much of that (talking that is) because we’re all usually very busy […]

Wedding Coordinator vs. Venue Coordinator. There is a difference!

| January 29, 2013

I’ve been wanting to get this blog post out for quite some time. I’ve struggled with what to say and how to say it politely…but you know what? There is no way to be “polite” about it so I won’t try to sugar coat it. So I’m just going to say it…There IS a difference […]

In the News…

| November 7, 2012

TaylorMade Weddings is featured in the 2012 Fall issue of Blissful2Be, a wedding magazine for the fabulous bride on a modest budget. The online magazine features real weddings and DIY tips and tricks on planning your wedding. I hope you follow the link to the issue and be sure to check out page 92!! 😉 […]

The E-Vite Dilemma: Save the World or Save Tradition?

| May 31, 2012

In this article from Sorry, your wedding invitation was eaten by my spam filter –, we take a look at the modern wedding trend of sending wedding invitations via e-mail, called “e-vites.” Most of us are familiar with an online invitation of some sort – maybe you’ve gotten one through Eventbrite to attend a […]

Do You Need a Wedding Planner? Would You Remodel Your Home Without a General Contractor?

| May 26, 2012

Great blog post by my friend Christine Boulton, Think Like a Bride. You can also find her on The Wedding Dish. She shares a great analogy to planning your wedding by comparing it to taking on a home remodel project without a contractor. Great thought to ponder. What do you think? Here’s the article in […]

Planner’s Notes: What is My Title?

| March 29, 2012

I’ve been wondering for quite some time – actually it started when I was getting business cards printed – what kind of title to give myself. I think about this every time I’m asked to provide a title or a select category when I register my business listing with a company and many times I’m […]