Thursday, January 30, 2014

Alicia and Ty: Portraits

The love that Alicia and Ty have for each other reminds me of the story of Jacob and Rebecca in the Bible… Genesis 29:20"So Jacob worked seven years to pay for Rachel. But his love for her was so strong that it seemed to him but a few days."

The way that Ty adored his new wife, and the way that Alicia revered her new husband, proves that true love is worth the wait. Their marriage is not just a new name for a monogram, but a new life meant to be lived together.  

Continued blessings on your relationship Alicia and Ty! 

Photographer: Twin Town Studios
Flowers: The Nest
Caterer: The Aviary
Dress: Ella Weiss
Linen and Glassware Rental: SBbon
Dishes and Silverware Rental: Eventful Rental

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Alicia and Ty: Reception

The sweetest part of Alicia and Ty’s reception set-up was how tirelessly and diligently her dad worked on making sure every detail that Alicia had dreamed about, was made a reality. He even designed and constructed a dance floor! The entire week of the wedding there was family and friends out at the property putting up lights and hanging the draped tulle. There were people picking up rentals and organizing layout changes. It was truly the family affair that Alicia had imagined it would be.

Alicia had such wonderful taste when it came to her wedding design that no matter the weather, the details would have turned out beautifully. From the oyster linens, to the gold glittered place cards, nothing was left without attention, and it definitely paid off! 

Some of my favorite details were the miniature peach champagne bottles, the various sizes of peachy-pink flower arrangements, and the pearly printed menu sacks that held a seasoned breadstick for each guest. 

Photographer: Twin Town Studios
Flowers: The Nest
Caterer: The Aviary
Dress: Ella Weiss
Linen and Glassware Rental: SBbon
Dishes and Silverware Rental: Eventful Rental

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Alicia and Ty: Ceremony

From the moment that Alicia and her mother, Diane, met with me, I knew we would get along well. Alicia had such a positive outlook on her upcoming marriage and was so obviously centered on that, instead of the wedding details. But boy were her wedding details beautiful! Such a testament to the love and effort put into her and Ty's  relationship when all the gorgeous details were what so clearly came second to both of them. 

Alicia and Ty happen to also be the first couple of ours that took advantage of our Christian Pre-Marital Counseling Discount. They met regularly with a pastor that Alicia knew well, and that also officiated their wedding ceremony. 

Throughout the entire morning and early afternoon of the wedding day there was a very large chance of thunderstorms which put a huge twist on the plans and our set-up. Everything was scheduled to take place outdoors on Alicia's family's property, where her grandparents had also tied the knot, many years ago. 

The clouds eventually parted, and as we darted from one area to the other setting out chairs and folding napkins, it was clear that God was smiling down on this wonderful couple. His presence was richly felt during their intimate ceremony and is surely known in their marriage still today.

Photographer: Twin Town Studios
Flowers: The Nest
Caterer: The Aviary
Cake: AmyCakes Bakery
Dress: Ella Weiss

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Meet our ((growing)) team!

I have the joy of working with some wonderful girls as my interns and it just so happens we are broadening our family! Learn more about our current interns below and get a glimpse of what they do. To apply to be an intern for the spring and summer of 2014 please see the instructions and job description below. We will be holding interviews the week of April 14th-18th. 

Meet Rochelle: 

Rochelle is a tall (gorgeous) redhead with a vibrant personality. She has a heart for helping and is a genuinely hard worker. 

This past Spring, I graduated from Missouri State with my Bachelors in Entertainment Management.  I aspire to be an event planner, but right now I’m looking to get as much hands on experience as possible. Throughout my lifetime, I’ve had my fair share of different events, but my favorite event I was ever apart of would be my little sister’s wedding.

My younger sister, Katie, got married this past June to her high school sweetheart Patrick.  Her husband is in the army, and was stationed in Afghanistan during their engagement period.  Katie was overwhelmed with all sorts of mixed feelings almost to the point where she didn’t want to deal with a wedding because of the stress of it all.  I knew my sister had been dreaming about her wedding day for so long, so I wanted to give her the day of her dreams.  It was a little bit of a bumpy ride with her fiancĂ© being countries away and everybody in the family having an opinion, but I managed to pull off the perfect day for her.  

Every little detail matters when it comes to some ones special day.  I am so excited that I will be able to start writing about all the little details it takes to make a wedding day or any special day a success.

Meet Jane:

Jane is our little southern farm girl with a great taste for design (and handbags). Her go-getter attitude and love for the wedding industry is what fuels her commitment to do well. 

I am from a very small town (population 265) north of Saint Louis called Old Monroe, and I live on a 3rd generation farm. Though it is small, I wouldn’t choose any other way to grow up. My twin sisters, Katie and Rachael, and I were blessed to be surrounded by family all the time all while working on the farm and having fun! I am extremely grateful to have such a special place to call home and look forward to visiting when I am here in Springfield attending Missouri State University. 

have only wanted to be two things my entire life; a princess or a wedding planner. Since there are too many politics involved in the princess industry, I have decided to go the wedding planner route. Weddings have consistently been of great interest to me, and I do not hesitate in telling people that. I am also not reluctant in telling people I have been a subscriber of Brides magazine since I was thirteen. Now I am ecstatic to say I am taking my first big step to accomplishing my dream by being Abby’s intern! I am blessed to have a boss who has already taught me so much, and inspires me to keep working hard. Even though being a princess isn’t the most practical career, I look forward to helping brides feel like one on their wedding day and through the whole planning process!

While we can offer college credit if needed, our internships are unpaid positions. Interns are needed for helping to set-up, style, decorate, and coordinate weddings and special events. Many and most of these events take place on the weekend. If you are interested in joining the Abby Mitchell Events team, please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter to The deadline to apply is April 11th. Interviews will be held the week of April 14th through the 18th. 

The whole gang at the Metropolitan Bride Expo in January 2014.
Previous intern, Lynlee, setting up for various weddings! (She is pregnant with TRIPLETS right now!)

Rochelle placing candles for a wedding this October.