March 9, 2009

Last Minute Holiday Wedding

I just received an email from Michael and Anna Costa, with a link to view their work from the wedding of one of my sweetest couples, June and Jim.

In the first week of December '08, I received a phone call from a concerned bride who had a budget of $5,500 and wanted to get married on 12/30/08(which at the time, was only three weeks away). Though the bride and groom had been soul mates for nearly 8 years, and engaged for 6 of the 8 years, life got in the way a number of times, delaying June and Jim from making their love official. Just out of curiosity, I asked the bride why she was suddenly in such a rush. She replied "On December 30th, Jim is going to be turning 40. Being the romantic that he is, his only birthday wish is to get married." We've moved! Please find the rest of this post at: Ariel Yve Design

Though planning this wedding in 3 weeks with a total budget of just $5,500 was going to be challenging, this couple was flexible, positive and undeniably in love, so I was on board for this project from the word go.

Here are the details on the vendors that we selected for this wedding:

Ceremony Location: Butterfly Beach (no location fee!)
Reception Location: Four Seasons Biltmore (this was a lunch reception which equaled huge savings)
Full Service Wedding Coordination: Ariel Yve Design, Ariel Yve
Flowers: Ariel Yve Design
Photography: Michael and Anna Costa
DJ: Gold Dust Entertainment, DJ Jeff
Makeup: Architexture Salon, Christina

Here are a few pictures from this wonderful couple's last minute holiday wedding.
Congratulations June and Jim! It was such an honor to be a part of your special day!


  1. We love you Ariel! You are the best! You and all your associates made our day a beautiful stress free dream day! xoxo June&Jim

  2. What an interesting and beautiful story! Congrats! btw - where you able to stay within budget?


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