Heather Perrin: Macon, GA Wedding Planner
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What is a wedding coordinator? This service can go by many names (Day-of Coordinator, Wedding Management, Month-of Coordinator) but it is essentially this: a wedding coordinator takes the plans you have worked tirelessly on, and makes sure they happen smoothly and that you have a fun, stress-free day.

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Chris + Kaitlin | Atlanta, GA Wedding
Thank you to Jill Doty Photography for the beautiful images in this post. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she is SO fun!

What do you get when you combine a food truck, a brewery, a live band, and a sweet couple joining their lives together? A fantastic Friday night. Chris and Kaitlin’s wedding was one for the books. My heart is so full over this wedding that I’m sure I won’t be able to capture it in the space I have here, but I’ll do my best.

Before she was one of my brides, Kaitlin was my mentor and supervisor in college! She taught me so much about event planning and was instrumental in me joining this field to begin with, so when I had the opportunity to help her pull off this incredibly fun day, I couldn’t have been more thrilled.

If you were to spend an afternoon with Kaitlin and Chris, you would quickly find how warm and welcoming they are. You would likely have a drink in your hand, a stomach ache from laughter, and a thoughtful conversation to ponder. These two are genuine and kind and dearly love to celebrate, so their wedding was sure to be a party.

The Venue

Monday Night Brewing

Set in Atlanta, GA, Kaitlin and Chris chose Monday Night Brewing for both their ceremony and reception venue. This uber cool spot is one of the city’s favorite gathering places and had a seriously fun atmosphere (don’t believe me? The ‘About’ page on their website lists 3 dogs as staff members, so beat that). MNB is not only a hip, urban setting for wedding, but it is a brewery, which means craft beer on tap. *thumbs up*

 
Yumbii Food Truck

The Food

What catering could equal the fun level of a brewery venue? Food trucks, duh! Yumbii is a fantastic and fascinating dining experience, combining flavors from all over the world with a unique spin. They served three flavors of delicious tacos with sesame fries on the side and had us all going back for more.

 
Chris jamming out to Emerald Empire Band and Kaitlin cracking up at his version of whatever song this is :)

Chris jamming out to Emerald Empire Band and Kaitlin cracking up at his version of whatever song this is :)

The Music

No party is complete without the entertainment, and the Emerald Empire Band absolutely set the tone for a great night. I can’t speak highly enough about their energy, the quality of the music, and how great they were to work with. Just wonderful.

The Photos

As you’ve already seen from the pictures here, Jill Doty is a fabulously talented photographer. What you may not be able to see is that she is also so much fun! She has such a lovely personality that having her capturing the day only added to the merriment. To see more photos from the day, check out Jill’s website.

Other Vendors

Hair & Make-Up: Van Michael Salon | Bride's Dress: BHLDN | Men's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Cake/Desserts: King of Pops and Sprinkles cupcakes | Floral Design: The Bloom Theory Studio | Wedding Coordinator: Heather Perrin

The Bumps

While Kaitlin and Chris’s wedding day was incredibly fun and we were all thrilled with how it went, no wedding is without its hiccups. Some of the best advice I can give a bride-to-be is that something will go wrong. It may be something small, it may be something large, but that’s why I’m here! I’m committed to ensuring that your wedding day goes as smoothly as possible, even when the less than perfect moments do come. I firmly believe that a wedding can be perfect without being perfect. When these bumps do come along in the road, it helps to have someone who can navigate over them so you don’t even feel them.

1. Set-up Time – Because MNB is a functioning business during the day and Chris and Kaitlin had a Friday wedding, we only had two hours prior to the ceremony to get everything set up. That included tables and chairs being delivered, centerpieces assembled, and vendors in place. Not to mention, this is prime photo-taking time for the bridal party.

2. Weather – We all hold our breath for a successful outdoor ceremony, but mother nature had a different plan for us that day. We had to make a last minute switch to have the ceremony inside and then flip the room to have the reception in the same space.

3. Wardrobe Malfunction – In the midst of enjoying her sesame fries, an elderly guest accidentally bumped into the bride and caused ketchup to fall on her dress. A little bit of club soda and quick thinking kept it from staining her gorgeous BHLDN dress.

I tell you these things not to scare you, but to remind you that at the end of the day, the day will be over. You will be full of joy, heart overflowing from all of the love from family and friends, celebrating the beginning of your new lives together. If you ask Chris and Kaitlin, I know they’ll tell you they remember only wonderful things from their wedding day. It can be perfect, even if everything doesn’t go according to plan.

Monday Night Brewing Sparkler Exit

I have so much love for these two and am so thankful to have been a part of this celebration!

Cheers!

Your Friendly Neighborhood Wedding Coordinator

Welcome! 

I am so thrilled that you're here. This journey of mine keeps growing and evolving, and I am grateful for all of you who are along for the ride! Today I am PUMPED to kick off the next development for HPW: the blog! (Blog is a weird word. I don't like the way it sounds so much like "blah." And the g certainly doesn't help either. I'm gonna work on another word for blog.)

As we go on, you can expect stories of real weddings, planning tips and advice, and a little bit of the things that fire me up, but to get things started, I wanted to share a few things you may not know about your friendly neighborhood wedding coordinator (that's me!).

Enjoy!

 
All About Animals Macon GA

1. I am obsessed with my dog.

OK, so if you've spent any time around me (or on my Instagram), you probably already knew this. But people who are obsessed with their dogs do not miss opportunities to talk about their dogs. Especially on the internet.

Bowden is a three(ish) year old rescue that we have had since February 2016. He is the best dog in the world (completely objective of course) and we are so lucky we found him. When we rescued him, he had just arrived at All About Animals Rescue in Macon when he ESCAPED into the wilderness--with fresh stitches from being neutered no less--and was lost for several days. When they found him he was exhausted, dirty, and sick, but we knew immediately he was the one for us. 

He only barks at the mailman and the doorbell, sheds all over everything I own, and loves belly rubs. 

See? Obsessed.

 
Plus it's just beautiful. Historic homes like  the Hay House  just kill me!

Plus it's just beautiful. Historic homes like the Hay House just kill me!

2. I am a proud Maconite.

When I first moved to Macon in 2010, I was a bit skeptical. I moved here for college, so it never occurred to me that this would become my home. It didn't take long for the city's sweet soul to win me over and for me to fall in love with this place. The pace suits me better than a big city, and there is always more going on than my introverted-extrovert self can handle. Live music, amazing food, parks and walking trails, and some really cool people make this place home.

Macon is a place that you can be proud to be a part of for so many reasons. One of the things that first made me realize this could be home was the fact that change in Macon was happening from the ground up. People who live and work here are investing time, money, and energy to make this city a great place to live. We're still getting folks on board, but it is so exciting to see neighbors coming together and creating something beautiful. I am proud to live in a city like that.

 

3. I like to take care of people.

For better or for worse, I am a bit of a momma bear. I want to gather you up, make you some brownies, and wrap you in a blanket. I don't do this perfectly, but my nature is to nurture (haha. see what I did there? I'm also really good at corny jokes). I think this is part of the reason I love coordinating weddings. I love looking at a worn out bride-to-be and telling her, hey, I've got this. You go have some champagne. Or talking to her mom and telling her not to worry about lighting the candles at the reception, it's already done. That relief that lets their shoulders relax and their brows un-furrow is what gives me so much joy.

What does that look like? Read here to learn a little more about what a wedding coordinator does! Or here to hear from some sweet brides and moms.

And of course, I couldn't do it without the one who takes such good care of me. This is Tanner. You'll likely hear a lot about him. He is my supporter, encourager, and best friend, and has already been an amazing partner in this crazy ride. I'm thankful for him.

This adventure has already been such a gift, and I am having the time of my life! Thank you for coming alongside and celebrating each step of the way with me.

Much love,

Heather