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Crystal’s Elegant Affairs- Wedding Planning and Coordination

A beautiful wedding is not something that easily comes together. There are details that must be put in to place, vendors that need to be informed and kept on a timeline, family members with special needs, last minute emergencies…etc. Crystal makes sure that a bride’s wedding day is as flawless and smooth as any Elegant Affair.

Crystal is an excellent wedding coordinator who truly cares about her clients and their special day. She ensures that every detail is put into place. She works along side the bride to put together a time line and to tie in all of the details. She also works closely with all of the vendors the day of the wedding. She over sees setup and the events, as well as be on site at the reception to make sure the events go off without a hitch ensuring that one of the most memorable days of a couple’s lives- their wedding- is an amazing day.

I had the opportunity to document Crystal during a wedding. Please note that I was not the wedding photographer for this event.

Ensuring that the layout is exactly the way the bride wanted it…. Greeting the Pastor and going over specifics of the ceremony. Talking with the DJ… Music for the Ceremony, names for the Grand Entrance… Making sure everyone knows where to go… Cuing everyone as they go down the aisle. Last minute reminders to smile and of course… fixing the bride’s dress.  One last peek as the bride makes her way down the aisle… While the Ceremony occurs a wedding coordinator continues to work. In this venue, tables were going to be moved into the ceremony site during Cocktail hour. 
There are a list of family members who need to be at  in the Family Pictures.
It is the smallest details that make a bride happy and comfortable… Crystal went to find the bride after her pictures ensuring that the timeline went on schedule.  Making sure everyone is ready for the Grand Entrance. 

The Amazing Bride and Groom: Jonathan and Denell Payne
Wedding Coordination for this Event: Crystal’s Elegant Affairs.
The Beautiful Venue: Franciscan Gardens , San Juan Capistrano
The flowers: The talented bride herself.
The Fun and Moderen Dj: Elevated Pulse
The Delicious Catering: 24Carrots
Cupcakes: Goodie Girls from TLC Cupcake Wars!!!
The Wedding Photographers: Captured Moments

Photography Documenting this event: A Story in Time Photography

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  • Cristina BarraganGreat photos!! I just love this blog about Crystal. Wedding planning is not easy and I am so glad you outlined how much work is involved. What a great team you two are! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • DenellThis blog is amazing! It is such a great idea to show people all the things a wedding coordinator does! Crystal worked hard the day of the wedding and I appreciate that so much!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal's Elegant AffairsThank you again Jessie! It’s never easy to understand what a Coordinator does , or why it is worth the time and money a couple will spend working with one. Thank you for taking the time to capture the in’s and out’s of a wedding! I am truly honored to work with such a talented and loving photographer 🙂ReplyCancel

  • NarrelleWhat a great idea, and a wonderful way to showcase all the work the wedding co-ordinator puts in. I love her having that one last peek as the bride walks down the aisle.ReplyCancel

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  • Leslie VelazquezAwesome blog! Great way to showcase everything that a coordinator does. Yes, there is so much more that goes into all the details of coordinating a wedding. I completely understand and I don’t see in any way that this is pushing or forcing brides to hire a coordinator. It’s just a helpful blog to let people know what it takes to coordinate a wedding. Nice job!ReplyCancel

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  • NatalieSuch a great blog post! Wedding coordinators do so much behind the scenes!ReplyCancel

  • Albert PalmerGreat to see some behind the scenes photos 😀ReplyCancel

  • Ryan BrenizerGreat idea for a post. A good planner goes a really, really long way.ReplyCancel

  • Teegreat idea, i love the behind the scenes love to the coordinators. very refreshing!ReplyCancel

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