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Orlando/Melbourne, Florida
Me= Becky Morgan, from Melbourne but now live in East Orlando. Wife of a cancer survivor and the most wonderful man (everyone says that don't they?!), mother of my two angels Ava and Ashton, sister to a twin who is 6 years older than me (you're trying to figure that out aren't you?!), daughter to the weirdest parents I've ever met whom I owe everything to. I am addicted to coffee, thinks sugar and microwaves will kill us all (yet I eat and use them way too much!), say I am outdoorsy but freak out over bugs, spend way too much time on pinterest and other blogs (but don't we all), still dream of being a broadway star BUT most importanly have a passion for weddings and events that comes from deep within my sole! I love helping clients achieve their dream! After graduating from UCF's Rosen School of Hospitality I founded L.I.F.E. Events. We service clients throughout Florida including Central Florida and the Space Coast (Melbourne/Vero). We help design, create and execute every detail! Feel free to always email Becky@lifeeventsllc.com to set up an apt...over coffee of course :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Don't forget about the video!!

Capturing the “in betweens”!

When choosing a videographer to record your wedding day, there are many things to consider. Go into your initial meeting with a potential videographer with all the information you'll need, including a list of questions to find out more about the videographer. Remember that videos catch the “in betweens” of everything- those priceless moments that a photograph can’t capture! Instead of a photo of you dancing with your father you can actually see the dance occur, have two cameras and you can relive the dance with your dad and see the expression on your mom’s face! Video along with an amazing photography team will have you reliving your wedding forever- what a gift!

First, think about the type of finished product you are hoping for. Do you want to hear the background noise of the video you are watching or do you want the video footage to be played to music? Do you want to have the videographer interview your guests individually and ask for their advice to the happy couple or would you prefer just a candid scan of your guests on your big day? These are important questions to think about when determining the style of your wedding video.

Second, how many videographers are needed for your day? Discuss the possibilities with the videography company you choose. The number of videographers that are necessary for your day are dependent on how many guests you invite, the style of wedding video you want, and the company you choose. For example, some companies prefer to have two videographers capturing different angles of your special moments at the same time and then compile all of the footage.

And last, but certainly not least, make sure you inquire about any additional items your videographer can make. A popular trend right now is to order a wedding movie trailer too! This movie trailer is a shortened highlight reel of the wedding video that lasts up to only a couple minutes. It’s the perfect length to show all of your friends and family over and over again.

If you have your photographer booked- don't forget to ask if they do video as well. Sometimes going through them saves you money and works out best as they know how to work together well to capture ever last detail without running into each other and stepping on each other's toes (literally!)!
Best of luck with your search!

 ***Here is a short preview of a recent wedding we did for Wish Upon a Wedding. Much credit goes to Bruce Reynolds with Treasured Moments, www.tmvphdfilms.com! http://vimeo.com/57889344

Written by: Brittany Schmidt

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Matt and Stephanie, June 2, 2012

Matt and Stephanie were married on a beautiful June day in Viera, Florida at the Duran Golf Club www.durangolf.com which was a different scenario than their rehearsal which took place 2 days prior in an evening full of storms (wish we had photos of that!). Glad the skies turned to our favor :)

Not only were Matt and Stephanie wonderful to work with but her parents were a planners dream! We love when the parents are so involved (in a good way! ;)) and play such a part in their childs big day. Stephanies mom Lisa did every DIY in the book I think and it all turned out so beautifully!

Her great team of vendors included the wonderful Rev. Ann Fuller with Brevard Ministries www.brevardminister.com, beautiful ceremony and personal flowers from the amazing Link at Eau Gallie Florist  www.eaugallieflorist.com and the party kept going all night long with the best, DJ Shane www.djshaneentertainment.com. Indica Woodruff captured the beauty of it all as always! www.indicawoodruffphotography.com Making sure you have an all star team for your big day is essential in making your day the best it can be!

Absolutely love this moment!

Such a wonderful couple!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Plated vs. Buffet, that is the question!

As you begin embarking on the journey of planning your wedding, you’ll quickly realize that choosing your vendors are a crucial part of your planning process. Whether you’ve already chosen a venue for your reception, or you’re still sorting those details out, one important thing you’ll want to consider is your food. Food is one of the most talked about aspects of every wedding, so choose carefully! Below we’ll explain some of the things to consider when choosing between a sit down, plated meal versus a buffet style service.

First, you’ll want to consider your budget. Generally a plated meal is more expensive than a buffet meal because of the amount of staff that is required for a seated meal versus a buffet station. However, this isn’t always the case. Buffets give your guests more variety and also the chance for them to get second helpings, so the options you choose can quickly add up if you choose expensive entrees. We suggest getting prices for both options and seeing what fits your budget needs the best.

Second, think about the demographic, most importantly age, of your guests. Are the majority of your guests older family members that may have trouble navigating around a buffet station? Are there going to be a lot of little children invited? If so, a sit down dinner may work better for your guests. Movement is a big part of choosing a buffet, so ensure that your guests are able (and willing!) to get up and wait in line for their food and carry their own plates. If you have a nice variety, or the majority of your guests are middle aged, you should have no trouble choosing a buffet.

Third, think about the formality of your wedding. Generally, more formal affairs consist of a sit down meal with multiple courses. If you are going for a less formal wedding, a buffet tends to give off a more casual, laid back feel.

Along with the formality of the style of food service itself, choosing between a sit down and buffet style also determines the amount of interaction that your guests will have. Buffet styles allow more room for socializing and mingling amongst guests (as they are waiting in line for food). Buffets feel less rigid and are a great option if you want your guests to eat everything at once, as opposed to sitting down through an appetizer, salad, and entrée course. Sit down meals, because they tend to feel more formal, generally keep all of the guests at their seats throughout the course of the meal and only allow interaction between the guests at their table.

There are other options besides plated and buffet but we won't overwhelm you just yet! Remember there is no right or wrong option, it’s all about choosing what works best for YOU and your wedding.

 Happy Planning!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Greg and Meredith, April 20, 2012

Greg and Meredith were married on April 20th at the beautiful Lake Mary Event Center (www.lakemaryeventscenter.com) and one we won't ever forget. Maybe it was due to how the bridal party and bride arrived.....by RV of course!

It has been the one of the best arrival vehicles we have seen to date and all the decor just topped it off! Her Man of Honor was the chauffeur and what an awesome job he did :) Thank goodness LMEC has plenty of parking space!

Meredith and Greg's big day was beautiful- pouring rain and all. For those who have been to LMEC you know what a beautiful venue it is and how it offers multiple options for ceremony/cocktail hour and reception space. Meredith's plan- outside, God's plan- inside...guess who won?! Inside or out you can't go wrong, the place is stunning and I have to say I think her guests enjoyed the A/C vs. April weather in Florida.

Their ceremony was so beautiful with many little touches throughout and the reception was stunning in their colors of fuschia and black. Floral decor was done by the wonderful Lake Mary Florist (www.lakemaryfloristfl.com), linens provided by Levan's catering and chairs by the wonderful Ann with A Chair Affair (www.chairaffairrentals.com)www.chairaffairrentals.com. They had a wonderful candy bar that served as guests favors created by the amazing Andrea with Simply Sweet Candy Buffet out of Melbourne, Florid and dessert in addition catered by the wonderful Sweet out of Orlando.

The amazing Sweet! www.sweetbyholly.com
Yum! https://www.facebook.com/simplysweetcandybuffet
DJ Phil Joeckel (http://djsoundwave.net/phil-joeckel/) rocked the dance floor all evening  and their big day was captured by the wonderful and talented Paul Joseph Photography out of Melbourne.www.photosbypj.com

These two were just made for each other and you could tell through the entire planning process and especially on their big day.  We loved all the personal touches they created for their wedding and seeing them and their guests smile all evening is why we do what we do!

They ended the evening departing in, you guessed it, the RV of course- members of the bridal party and all for the after party :) Thank you two again for allowing us to play such a special role!

What kept her dancing all night! Thank you Toms!

Remembering her dad she lost a couple months before her big day in such a special way! That large photo is comprised of thousands of tiny different photos...amazing!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

And it continues....

my love for Rustic Shabby Chic details that is!

Though I enjoy all styles, color and design my heart belongs to burlap, lace and everything in between! There is so much inspiration out there these days thanks to Pinterest, blogs and sites dedicated to ceremony and reception decor that I could scream like a little girl over and over everyday!

Todays scream is dedicated to carved invitations....yes, carved invitations! Found on pinterest and offered by kxodesign.com - SO beautiful and different!

If you're inspiration is modeled around something like this be sure and check out Dazzling Expressions at www.dazzlingexpressions.com or https://www.facebook.com/dazzlingexpressions ....beautiful details to enhance your big day!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kelly and Tim, February 2012

Sneak peak of Kelly and Tim's big day!! Cant wait to see them all :) Every client we have we become friends with and Kelly and Tim are no exception! I knew I was blessed when I met Kelly and her parents on day 1 and so honored that they chose us to help them over the course of a year plan their big day....I will never forget this family and this wedding....so beautiful!!

Venue: Loch Haven Park (Ceremony) and Orlando Science Center (Reception)
Caterer: Puff N Stuff
Photographer: The talented and wonderful Nikki Rosa...friend for life!
DJ: DJ Shane...who else?!
Floral: Atmospheres...Debbie is amazing! Love her!
Transportation: VIP
Furniture Rental: AFR Furnishings
Chair Rental: Orlando Party Rental
Cake: Sweet Lips
Linen: BBJ
All the DIY touches that I blog about that matter so much and make it YOURS....the lovely Kelly Jorgensen :)