After a year and some change of being Brittany Barham Platinum Events, I have evolved and changed my business name and image to something that fits me! The first year has been a great learning experience. After reflecting on 2010 and and all the beautiful brides I had the pleasure of working with, I knew I needed a change. The new website matches my personality and what I do for my “second career.” I feel so excited for this new image and it brings back all the feelings of starting my business. Thanks Allyson G. for all your help. You are awesome! It’s only 25 days into the new year so here it is for 2011….Brittany Barham Events!!
Check out the new website at http://www.brittanybarham.com
(same website address as before with an all new layout!)
A few months ago, I had the pleasure of coordinating Jen and John’s wedding at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond, Virginia. Besides the fact that it was the hottest day of the year (we had a 115 degree reading upon arrival) the day was just wonderful and they both looked stunning! You could honestly feel the love under that tent when they arrived and their family and friends were all very happy for them. They were some real troopers and the heat did not spoil the fun! Here are a few of my favorite shots thanks to Don Mears Photography -www.donmearsphotography.com
One of the centerpieces.
One of my favorites🙂
I hope everyone has a great week!
The much anticipated Schumacher-Barham wedding is upon us! My little brother is marrying one of my best friends and my right hand lady throughout all of these weddings. After 10-10-10, it will truly be a family business🙂
Once again, Bryan and I got to go to a wedding! The day after Ben and Tracy’s wedding, Kelly and Allison wed in her parents back yard. They went with a tropical theme that fit the couple perfectly. It was fun to get together with friends and celebrate their wedding. Kelly’s aunt took a few pictures and she is allowing me to share them with you! She is out of North Carolina and her website is http://www.conwayphotoshop.com for any brides that may be interested :) Here are a few of my favorite shots.
Fans on everyone’s chair….which everyone used🙂
The bridesmaid’s flowers
The bride’s chair!
The cake monogram
The first dance🙂
This picture is courtesy of the bride’s sister Jenn. I loved the set up for the ceremony. Everyone had a great seat!
I hope Kelly and Allison have had a great first week as husband and wife🙂
Another friend’s wedding!!!
Rachael and Steve got married in Harrisonburg, Virginia at JMU where the couple went to college. We went up for the weekend and had a great time celebrating their big day. The ceremony took place at the Arboretum on campus and then the reception was in the Montpelier Room right down the street. We had a great dinner, some purple icecream, and then danced the evening away :) Here are a few of my favorite pictures from Rachael and Steve’s big day!
Saying their vows.
The new Mr. and Mrs!
The bride with all the ladies!
Have a great week everyone!
I had the pleasure of coordinating Tracy and Ben’s wedding day on Saturday, July 10. Tracy did a wonderful job coming up with her color scheme (green, purple, and ivory) and keeping everything organized until the day of. They were married at Monumental United Methodist Church in Portsmouth, VA (beautiful by the way) and had their reception in the attic banquet hall at Waterman’s down at the ocean front. After their “first look” and awesome timeline with lots of extra photography time, everything went exactly as planned (and the rain held off all evening!). Here are a few of my favorite shots (thanks to Andi Grant photography-www.andigrantphotography.com).
Tracy and Ben during their “first look” photo session – Favorite thing number 1!
Isn’t this such a snazzy photo! I loved her purple shoes🙂
The colors…and flowers…favorite thing number 2! I also loved that Ben had a “groomsgirl” Emily (who I used to work with back in high school….small world!). She wore the same bridesmaid dress but in black…how adorable.
Birdcage veil…favorite thing #3! Tracy looked stunning🙂
What a beautiful couple!
Thanks Ben and Tracy for letting me be a part of your wedding day. I had a great time!
This summer has been filled with weddings! Not only with those I coordinate, but full of friends getting married :) I have been able to be a guest at several weddings this season and I thought I would do a little post on the wedding from this past Friday. Jon and Jenny got married on the Norfolk Naval Base and it was beautiful! I met them both right after they got engaged (which was on the top of Griffin…how awesome is that?!?). Their wedding was filled with a lot of creative and unique things, from their recessional song to the Top Gun theme song (fitting for both military families), their “guest book” canvas that I wish I had snagged a picture of before my camera died, and their incorporation of a German tradition into their reception that turned out beautifully. I am so glad I got to be a part of their special day! Here are a few of my favorite pictures from Friday evening.
The place cards with cake lollipops!
The bride and groom cutting the cake.
The German tradition of bringing the bride and groom a candle and wishing them the best! It was very sweet and emotional for everyone🙂
Bryan and I had a great time at the wedding.
Best wishes to Jon and Jenny who are enjoying their honeymoon in Jamaica!
This past Saturday, I assisted in the planning/execution of Madison’s 11th birthday disco party! Madison invited the entire 5th grade to her house for a dance party and to dress like their favorite rock star. Considering they had 50+ kids in their house, showing up in a limo (thanks to Bryan), a karoke room, a rock band room, and a dance floor…everything went smooth and everyone had a lot of fun (even the adults)!
Here are just a few of my favorite pictures from Madison’s birthday. More will come later🙂
Have a great week!
Some actual records and album covers🙂
A little Elton John and a disco ball.
Madison and Julia in the limo!
All the rock stars dancing away!
Madison’s Birthday Cake (we also had 60 cupcakes for easy clean up).
Two Taylor Swifts and a Katy Perry🙂
I hope you had a great birthday Madison!!!
Soooo it has been way too long since I last blogged. A lot has happened in recent months and the business is steadily growing! There are a lot of weddings that I will be coordinating and attending through the fall so the blog posts will be coming!
This past weekend I had the pleasure of coordinating the wedding of Bridget and Finn. They were a lot of fun and full of love for each other. Their vows were adorable – the whole church was sniffling away! I was just glad I was in the back and no one could see me crying like a baby🙂
After their ceremony, everyone headed over to the Half Moone for a wonderful evening of dinner and dancing. It was a great night. Thanks Bridget and Finn for letting me be a part of your special day.
Here’s a few pictures from the wedding! More detail shots will be coming soon🙂
I snapped this with Allison’s camera right before the ceremony!
Their favors: Coasters!
Getting ready to throw the bouquet!
The bride and groom with Allison F, cousin of the bride.
Special thanks to Ms. Allison for the pictures🙂
Where did “The Garter” come from? Well, it all started back in 14th century England. There was a superstition that it was good luck to obtain a piece of the brides dress. As you can imagine, many dresses were ripped and destroyed. Then a very smart lady decided to toss a piece of her dress herself. As time went on, the garter came about as an article of clothing worn around the brides leg as she walks down the aisle.
Then at the reception, the groom ever so tastefully removes it and tosses it to the single guys who all but race for it… (I have never seen that happen in all the weddings I have been to).
While some brides toss it and forget about it, other brides have a throw away and keep the real thing. If you want to preserve the orginial, I would suggest a throw away and if you are a bride who doesn’t care about superstitions, just watch the boys follow it with their eyes as it hits the ground🙂
Hope everyone had a great New Year! 2010 is already looking busy for Platinum Events!
I have had many friends in the recent past get married and we took a day or two to make a lot of their stuff for their weddings. This blog is going to look at DIY programs! They are inexpensive and easy to do if you are creative and have the time.
The first thing to do is to find a template online or start from scratch. There are many free templates online or on Microsoft Word. I have taken many of those and changed them as I saw fit, but I have also started from scratch. It just depends on what you want.
The next thing to do is decide what you want in the program. Many couples decide to put the wedding ceremony and the bridal party. You can also include a thanks to family and friends, include a little bit about your bridal party, or include something about any family members that are no longer with us.
Font colors and styles can be altered to match your wedding style. Accent colors add a nice finishing touch by using some type of ribbon or bow to finish off the program.
If you like any of these programs, but don’t have time to make them, I offer the making of programs within my services. Feel free to email me at email@example.com and I will get back to you soon.
Have a great week🙂