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Samantha and John’s love story reached its pinnacle on a beautiful June day in 2023 as they said “I do” surrounded by the serene beauty of Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Although we battled scattered thunderstorms for a majority of the day, their wedding ended up being a vibrant celebration of love, filled […]

Event Design, Event Planning, Ocean House, Real Wedding, Weddings

March 1, 2024

Vibrant Garden Wedding at Ocean House

Planning a wedding is an endeavor that requires meticulous attention to detail, strategic decision-making, and a dash of creativity. As a wedding planner with well over 13 years of experience, I understand the importance of setting the right foundation for an unforgettable celebration. In this blog post, I’ll share the crucial initial steps of your […]

Event Planning, Planning Tips, Uncategorized, Weddings

February 29, 2024

Wedding Planning: Where to Start Your Journey

On November 30th, 2022 an intimate group of Wedding Planners gathered in Newport, Rhode Island for the first Wedding Planner Strategy Session in preparation for 2023. The focus of this half-day meeting was to bring together like-minded individuals who want to better their businesses through education, discussion, and collaboration. It was the perfect opportunity to […]

Coaching, Vendors, Wedding Planner Strategy Session, Weddings

February 9, 2023

Revisiting the 2022 Wedding Planner Strategy Session

On February 1st, 2023 we unveiled a completely new look for our website featuring a sleek, modern design and elevated branding.  The overall goal was for our web presence to authentically represent our enlightened approach to full-service planning, showcase our past luxury weddings and events, and share details surrounding our service offerings.  We just love the elegant […]

Business Updates

February 1, 2023

Welcome to the new home of Eventlightenment Planning!

(Show Notes: Season 2, Episode 8) I realize that the first season of How To Event focused on pandemic planning, but COVID and the pandemic haven’t stopped being relevant in our everyday lives, so for this final installment of Season 2 I want to revisit this topic.  I’ll be discussing some of the current trends […]

Pandemic Planning, Podcast Notes, Weddings

February 26, 2022

Keeping Up with COVID: Current Event Trends

(Show Notes: Season 2, Episode 7) This week, we are focusing on one of my personal favorite topics – timeline creation! A timeline sounds like it might be a simple piece of the puzzle, but it is crucial to the success of your event. Depending on the scope of your event, your timeline may be […]

Event Planning, Planning Tips, Podcast Notes, Weddings

February 1, 2022

The Final Countdown: Event Timeline Creation

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