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A lesson in hiring professionals | Charleston Stems

Celebrating the Everyday, Life in Love  //  

As Lesley was getting her hair and makeup done for the wedding, Kelsey, one of her beautiful bridesmaids, shared the news that the wedding flowers had arrived! Lesley was so excited to see them! She said that she had absolutely no idea what they were going to look like because she did not give the florist any direction at all! She just told her to do her thing. ;)

AMAZING! Seriously. I almost gave Lesley a high-five right then and there when she told us that… without even seeing the flowers! She had so much trust in the wedding professionals she was surrounded by that she knew she could be hands off. She didn’t have to worry about them not coming out as she had planned because she had complete faith that the professional florist she had doing her flowers would do an AMAZING job!

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And an AMAZING job she did! I have said this so many times since Lesley and Clayton’s wedding: We have never seen wedding flowers that were so absolutely perfectly fitting for that day! Anne from Charleston Stems wowed us in so many ways! The florals were so perfect…. so so perfect. They were not over the top or distracting, they were just perfect accents to Lesley and Clayton’s amazingly beautiful nautical day.

We share this as a lesson learned and perfect reminder to all of us: We hire professionals for a reason! They are professionals at what they do and when given the autonomy they will likely do a better job than any of us could ever dream it to be! ;) I know sometimes we even struggle to take a step back when hiring a professional for different things, but we are the first ones to celebrate when we know our couples and clients have 100% pure confidence in us! As a professional, that is the best feeling in the world! ;)

Anne, thank you for wowing us and helping to make Lesley and Clayton’s day even more beautiful than we could have ever imagined! You are quite talented and it was such an honor to work with you!

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Newlywed Live Chat!

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We are on our way home from a super exciting 2nd part of the AMAZING Life Together Road Trip and a great few days celebrating Easter with our families! But we wanted to take a minute to share some excitement that is happening tonight!

At 8:00 p.m. EST, we invite you to join us for a live chat with Katie and Andrew! Katie and Andrew were married last June, made the journey to live on the west coast and are managing the waters of newlywed life in the military! Although physical distance often separates them, their marriage is AMAZING! ;)

Bring your questions and join us tonight! If you can’t make it, leave your questions in the comments below and we will be sure to ask them for you! Can’t wait to see you all tonight!

 

AMAZING Life Together on SoulPancake

We are on SoulPancake!

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Ohh my goodness! Seriously, we are still pinching ourselves to make sure this is real! We met with Matt, a producer for SoulPancake in February while we were in LA for the AMAZING Life Together Road Trip… and here we are today with a video about AMAZING Life Together on SoulPancake!!!! So honored and So incredibly GRATEFUL!

The whole story is over at http://www.amazinglifetogether.com/our-digital-diary/amazing-life-together-soulpancake/ Check it out! And please share the love by sharing the video with your family and friends! Help us start a movement, friends! ;)

Incomplete Yet AMAZING – Check it out at AMAZINGlifetogether.com

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Our very first documentary short that we created with the help of our friends at Clickspark for AMAZING Life Together is now available!!! Yesterday we released the film and we could not be more excited for so many to see Katie and Andrew’s AMAZING story! Katie and Andrew opened their hearts to us in a special way and we are so grateful for them!

Hop on over to www.amazinglifetogether.com and join the community! We would love to have you and we have so much to share- we really don’t want you to miss it!!

Huge thanks to everyone who came out on Friday in Annapolis for the premiere!!! We loved being surrounded by you and are so grateful for your support!!!

 

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Charleston SC Adventures

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For the longest time, literally for years, we have had Charleston, SC on our list of places to visit! We have no idea what it was that was drawing us there, but we knew we wanted to visit! Maybe it was all of the talk of the AMAZING restaurants or just the idea of a southern city on the water… it was definitely all of the above!

Over the past year, we have heard so much about Charleston. Literally, I feel like everyone that we chatted with said something about Charleston. lol. Okay, that may have been a bit of an exaggeration, but seriously everyone was talking about it! ;) And every time we heard about Charleston, our hearts perked up a bit and we knew we needed to make that trip a priority! ;)

So, as Ryan’s birthday approached, we brainstormed something fun to do to celebrate, ya know like a beer tasting party or maybe even a scotch tasting… All great options! ;) But we decided to go crazy and make the trip to Charleston! It was the perfect excuse to gather friends and have the time of our lives exploring a city that we all really wanted to visit! We are so grateful for our super adventurous friends, Justin and Mary and Ashley and Jeremy (the What’s Next Crew) who are always up for being crazy with us and helped make #RyansDapperBirthday one we will never forget! (Check out the Instagram hashtag for more photos!! ;) )

We started Ryan’s birthday celebration the night before his birthday with an absolutely incredible dinner at Husk. The food was AMAZING and the service was definitely purple cow remarkable! ;) I called about an hour before dinner to share the news that we would be celebrating Ryan’s birthday. They said “great, we will make a note of it.” When we arrived to the restaurant, they had Happy Birthday at the top of our menus! Incredible! Husk is a definitely must visit for anyone going to Charleston in the future!

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Ohh… and another must visit is The Gin Joint. We actually went back there twice during our visit because it was the perfect low key bar to enjoy tasty drinks and AMAZING conversation! The best part about The Gin Joint is the choose your own adventure type menu! ;) You can choose 2 words out of a list of adjectives and they will make you a drink based off those words! ;) So much fun!

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A trip to a new city would not be complete for us without finding the most AMAZING coffee shop in town! ;) After doing some searching, we found Collective Coffee just outside of the city. It was so worth the adventure to seek it out!

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Ahhh! Okay, I must admit, we definitely were not aware of the absolutely gorgeous plantations that make Charleston so charming! We were so excited about the food that we didn’t even think about anything else! ;) However, Mary recommended that we go check out a Plantation for the afternoon. So we did just that. We went to the Boone Hall Plantation and I am so happy we did! It was just gorgeous! And this was our very first time seeing a cotton field in person!!! Ahhhh! Seriously gorgeous!!!

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Charleston SC (11)Our day was already AMAZING! But there was still more to come! ;) Ryan had dreamed of going to a Holiday s’mores event that a waterfront resort was having in Charleston while we were visiting. We had it in our plans, but then it rained! I had been watching the weather and had a feeling that event was going to be rained out. So I thought it would be fun to try to find a way to have our own little campfire on the beach! Why not, right?!? ;) This has definitely been a bucket list item for us for the longest time! I did some research and found that we could get a permit for a campfire on the Sullivan’s Island beaches! PERFECT!

We made a pitstop at Lowe’s to get campfire supplies and then made or way to the beach just before sunset! Gosh, Charleston is dreamy gorgeous friends! We really couldn’t even have dreamed of a more perfect night! (Ok, it was a bit chilly… but other than that, it was pretty much perfect!)! We celebrated Ryan’s birthday (again) with a birthday candlelit Peanut Butter Cup s’more from our beach campfire! ;) It was… AMAZING.

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Gosh, I love this guy! ;)

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And this AMAZING group of friends! ;)

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Ryan’s dapper birthday was definitely a birthday we will never forget! For all of you with Charleston on your list of places to visit, we would definitely recommend it in a heartbeat!!! And let us know when you go so that we can get super excited for you too! ;)