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Welcome to our wedding & event planning blog! We offer valuable advice and inspiration for planning your wedding or event with heart and with soul. Welcome to our wedding & event planning blog! We offer valuable advice and inspiration for planning your wedding or event with heart and with soul.



Excited Bridesmaids. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Last week was pretty intense for me (and even a little wacky).  I found myself “bottlenecking” my progress in the name of “perfection.” Fortunately, my “comrade in life” Chris Wooten helped me to put this nonsense in my life into perspective. Check out one of my previous blog posts on the value of having a “Type F” in your life. […]

Throwback Thursday Post. Your Type F Friend.

Love Yourself First. So You Know What You Deserve

No one can love you better than you. When you are clear on the love you need and how you need to receive it, you can spread the word. So, set the bar high and watch others follow suit. Love yourself well. Fully. Fabulously. Beautifully. Blissfully. It’s never, ever too much. Love & Soul Always, […]

Monday Morning Thoughts. Love Yourself First, So You Know What You Deserve.


It’s the time of year when we all feel more grateful for the things we treasure most—life, love, family and friends. Let’s not just limit our thankfulness to the next few days; instead, let’s live with grateful hearts and spirits every day. Make giving thanks for your blessings more than a season. Make it a […]

Monday Morning Thoughts: Practice Gratitude Every Day


Ahh!  The bride in that picture was me — 16 years ago today. If I could transport myself back to her, I would tell that young bride to trust all of the wedding day details she planned.  She should dance with her husband as much as she can.  And, she should relax. Everything is going […]

What I Wish I Could Have Told Myself 16 Years Ago Today


I heard about a wedding reception where the photographer and the florist placed their business cards on each of the dinner tables.  And, the deejay had a fairly large promotional sign next to his music table.  There were so many signs, business cards and postcards that the storyteller felt like she was watching a Nascar […]

Your Wedding Reception is not at Nascar


  When you hire a wedding vendor because that company’s services cost the least, here are some things you might get — 1. Slow Service.  To keep their expenses low, some wedding vendors trim the number of on-site staff.  How does this affect you?  Have you ever been to a wedding reception where the dinner […]

What You May Get with the Cheapest Wedding Vendor


A couple of years ago, I got a pricing inquiry from a bride. Her money was tight, so she wanted to know how much it would cost for me to show up at her wedding reception for a couple of hours on her wedding day. “Wha?!?  You want me to just show up for a […]

Monday Morning Thoughts: “How Much for One Rib?”


Always remember that you can utilize and enjoy the internet while you plan your wedding. But you should always be on guard of your privacy.

Minding Your Privacy


Be nice while planning your wedding. Even when you are REALLY stressed out.
It will benefit you (and your special relationships) long after your wedding day.

Plan For More Than Just Your Wedding