My daughter’s wedding on April 19 was absolutely wonderful in large part to the collaboration with our wedding planners Cheryl and Shea Bailey of Yellow Umbrella Events. They are insightful, experienced, and direct enough to keep us focused yet creative, thoughtful, and out-of-the-box enough to let our vision truly bloom – and bloom it did!
My daughter wanted a rustic garden party at a beautiful ranch venue near Dripping Springs, Tx. Her vision: an eclectic combination of down home comfort balanced with vintage elegance overwritten with large doses of fabric, florals, and family quirkiness. Unbelievably Cheryl “got” this vision from the start – and worked with us to make it perfect. She offered opinions, encouragement, and skillfully edited our Knot/Pinterest obsessions 🙂 Countless times she helped fine tune our ideas for the better. If we were stuck on some detail, she would do research on it and find a brilliant solution! For instance, we wanted a friendly welcome but could not quite get the details right. Cheryl’s interpretation: a vintage truck, tailgate down, with 3 flavors of lemonade to refresh the harried rush hour traveler. The happy couple left in the truck as well so this solved two problems in great style.
Initially we were overwhelmed with vendor choices. Cheryl and Shea’s expertise and experience lifted us out of the mire and gave us direction, all the while letting us individualize our selections to fit our needs. They personally attended meetings, followed up with revisions, and worked the logistics behind the scenes. Their reputation with our vendors helped us get the most for this wedding- all of the vendors they suggested proved to be professionals who provided exceptional quality and service.
Finally, when it came to the wedding – they were amazingly hands on. I should have said this earlier, but it was an unexpected benefit to have a male perspective/skill set. With so many details, it would have been easy to let a few go, but nothing seems to have been forgotten – down to the special personal mementos placed at each parents’ place setting. These two solved the unforeseen and let the happy couple (and MOB) be blissful throughout the day – stress free! Woo hoo!
The goal at Yellow Umbrella seems to be making each wedding an event to be remembered for both immediate family and guest. They obviously did their job very well because every day we get comments from those who attended saying it was the BEST WEDDING EVER!
Cheryl and Shea – You are truly amazing. Thanks from the bottom of my heart,
Lisa W. – Mother of the Bride (MOB)