Saturday, July 23, 2011

Going the Distance with Natasha Fountain and Ricardo Watson Wedding

No matter of the distance between this couple the groom remained dedicated to every detail of the wedding for his bride. How many women can say that? Ricardo Watson is that very man who took very good care of his fiancee Natasha Fountain. Ricardo worked in Zurich while Natasha worked and resided in New York. So Ricardo knew it would be best to hire a wedding planner to relieve the stresses that many brides go through. It was an immediate connection between us all and we made it official.

Now, ladies Ricardo stayed dedicated to the wedding planning process the entire time. He knew of Natasha's hectic schedule so the majority of our communications were through email and we scheduled vendor meetings and trips to New York.

What a journey through planning this wedding for 15 months the weekend has come. My ICS team (Manuel and Jenny) and myself had traveled to Mount Laurel, New Jersey for our three day wedding weekend full of activities. We operated on four hours of sleep daily to make sure we were by our couple's side. From the production of stuffing favor bags, purchasing last minute items before the rehearsal, coordinating the rehearsal, running to get breakfast, to the steaming of dresses to tuxedos, typing up the revised guest list before the wedding, glossing the bride's lips throughout the day, making a run to the store to get the groom some Red Bull and to calling all of the guests the next day for their wake up call reminding them of the brunch then to greeting them all with an Aleve in hand. We had to make sure everything was ran perfectly and it did.

The wedding was everything the couple envisioned and we were happy to be a part of it. I loved all of the vendors as well as the couple Adam of Petals Premier did an amazing job. The room was gorgeous. Courtney took the most amazing photos with the second shooter. She was so accommodating and pleasant to work with. Jamie and Shirley at Haddonfield United Methodist Church were a joy to work with and you must check out the church ground.Cathy at the Merion was the best. With the last minute changes she never complained. Jason of Excel Entertainment had the guests jumping out of their seats.

Thank you Natasha and Ricardo for allowing us to be a part of your wedding!

List of vendors
Hair - Terri of Salon Montage
Makeup - Yanna of Luxurious Looks
Ceremony - Haddonfield United Methodist Church
Reception - The Merion
Photographer - Courtney Davidson
Videographer - Villanovisions Villanovisions
Florist - Petals Premier
Deejay - Excel Entertainment
Hotel - Wyndham of Mount Laurel

Take a sneak peak of their movie trailer from Villanovisions before viewing the wedding photos below:

Natasha & Ricardo's Trailer from VILLANOVISIONS on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

ICS is WeddingWire Rated for 2011

Imaginative Creations by Shanelle is now WeddingWire Rated for 2011!

New York, NY - July 5, 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding technology company, is pleased to announce that Imaginative Creations by Shanelle is WeddingWire Rated 2011 for Wedding Planners. WeddingWire Rated is an annual award program that distinguishes wedding vendors across the country for their excellence. Based on hundreds of thousands of recent wedding reviews, WeddingWire Rated is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples looking to find the best local businesses for their wedding.

Imaginative Creations by Shanelle has 14 reviews on WeddingWire. Reviews by our newlywed clients include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions about their experiences working with our business and staff. Our reviews provide transparency for potential clients, assisting them in making the most informed decisions for their big day.

"We are delighted to unveil the 5th annual WeddingWire Rated program," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire, Inc. "Imaginative Creations by Shanelle has made a commitment to capturing their clients experiences on the nation's leading wedding review site."

As the largest site for wedding reviews, WeddingWire empowers engaged couples with the most comprehensive and trusted review system available. The WeddingWire Rated program provides Imaginative Creations by Shanelle with a simple platform to capture customer feedback from their wedding planning experience. Newly engaged couples can easily access all of the reviews for Imaginative Creations by Shanelle on We would like to thank our newlyweds for our WeddingWire Rated 2011 recognition.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Jenel & Clarence Mansion Wedding

Aww, don't you just want to fall in love when you see this picture? I fall in love with every wedding that's planned and this wedding was a special one. A close friend of mines named Roxanne Caleb referred me to her lovely niece Jenel Caleb who was in need of some wedding planning help. She didn't know where to start. We started with a vision that unraveled into her dream coming to life. She was one of the most calm, easygoing and sweetest bride I've worked with.

The wedding was so beautiful held at the gorgeous Colonial Terrace. Everyone must ask for Leon. This was one of the best wedding venues I've worked with. It's family own and me and my team felt like a part of the family. I will refer them to every bride.

As Jenel slowly walked down the aisle to Clarence, it just took my breathe away to see him gaze upon his lovely wife to be. On and don't forget to capture the photo of Jenel's Sorors singing to her. It was very emotional!

Please enjoy the photos. I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the wonderful photo Bill Xie. His photos are so alive and beautiful. I also met a friend of Jenel named Marlon Ming who captured a few shots of the wedding. He tagged a few pictures on Facebook and I thought it would be nice to post them on the blog.

And to check out the other vendors please view the list below
Ceremony and Reception: The Colonial Terrace
Photographer and Videographer: Bill Xie
Hair and Makeup: GStar
Florist: Tarrytown Florist
Cake: Chic Sugars
Deejay: AnothaLevel Entertainment
Limo: Silver Star Limos

Check Out the Video by Bill Xie

Jenel & Clarence's Wedding from billxphoto on Vimeo.