Last week on the blog, several local Hampton Roads wedding planners shared their tips and advice for getting through a rainy wedding day or hurricane. Today Antonia of Antonia Christianson Events is sharing her knowledge of rainy day weddings and hurricanes and it is full of wisdom gleaned from being a seasoned planner.
It’s crazy to say that “things happen”, but that’s the truth, and remembering the end product is the most important part. As a planner for nearly two decades now, I can truly say, that we have seen things that I thought I would never see, that my team would never see, but those clients that remembered that rain or shine, power or no power, flood or no flood, dream venue or random new location, that they are experiencing one of lives many trials together are the strongest and the most admirable. In the real world, in the “real life world”, things happen, you lose power, your car gets flooded, you get the flu, your world gets rocked, but if your beloved is next to you when those things are happening you feel strength and joy because you know that you are not alone.
It’s crazy that I’m going to share the next bit of truth with you when I make my living as a wedding professional, but spend as much time planning your marriage, as you do your wedding, and remembering the big picture, so that if (or when) things don’t go 100% as planned, you don’t forget the most important part. I love an amazing wedding like the next person, but I love waking up next to my beloved stronger each day because of the trials that we have gone through together. If you can make it through a Hurricane on your wedding day with a real smile full of grace on your face, you will be alright!
Located in Virginia Beach and clients featured and expert advice given in Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings, Glamour Magazines Website, Essence Magazine, Bridal Guide, The Brides Café, Inspired by This,Wedding Chicks and in magazines and fine worldwide publications such as Brides, The Knot, Destination I DO, Bridal Guide, Huffington Post, Bride and Bloom, Fox News and VOW… check out her press page and instagram for where you can currently find Antonia and all the ladies at Antonia Christianson Events.
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