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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.




It’s November 1, and you know what that means — engagement season will be here in a few weeks!  So, if you have a friend who is about to get engaged or if you are planning to walk down the aisle yourself, I have some book recommendations I believe you will find very helpful. (Full disclosure – […]

5 Helpful Books Newly Engaged Couples Should Read


If you don’t work in the world of events, the terms service charge and gratuity can seem like the same thing.  Here is the deal — they are definitely not the same thing.  And, confusing them could have a big affect on your wedding budget. A service charge is a mandatory and automatic (pre-determined) fee that […]

So, What’s the Difference between a Gratuity and a Service Charge?


  It’s the 4th of July holiday in the United States, so I bet you are thinking about getting a good deal by purchasing some Independence Day sparklers for your wedding or party at a discounted price. Right? That’s definitely an idea worth considering, but I recommend reading our post on independence day sparklers vs. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Sparklers (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Grooms at Wedding Day Sparkler Exit. Howerton+Wooten Events.

  One of the most popular ways for couples to depart their wedding reception is the sparkler exit. And, I completely understand the popularity of the sparkler exit — It’s romantic; it’s fun; and it’s full of drama. We wedding professionals love them too because they make for great wedding pictures. But, before you agree […]

5 Key Things to Know When Planning a Wedding Sparkler Exit

Couple in Central Park. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Rain has drops Sun has shine Moon has beams that make you mine Rivers have banks Sands for shores Hearts have heartbeats that make me yours Needles have eyes Though pins may prick Elmer has glue to make things stick Winter has Spring Stockings feet Pepper has mint to make it sweet Teachers have lessons […]

A Lovely Ceremony Reading, “And, I Have You,” by Nikki Giovanni

Blue Ombre Wedding Cake. Howerton+Wooten Events.

One of our favorite wedding cakes was featured in a post on the Inspired by This blog. We are incredibly excited about this because “Inspired by This” has been a longtime source of inspiration for all of us on the Howerton+Wooten Events team!  Plus, they were kind enough to feature our team member Hana’s maternity shoot last year! […]

Spotted on the “Inspired by This” Blog

Bride and Groom at the Meridian House. Leonard Poteat Photography. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Now that you are engaged to be married, you will have to begin looking for a location for your wedding. Here is a list of very helpful blog posts we created to guide you as you secure that perfect venue to host your wedding day! 1. (Download) A Spreadsheet for Rating Wedding Venue Options 2. A Checklist to […]

8 Posts that will Help Newly Engaged Couples Find the Perfect Wedding Venue


“Where love is genuine, it has got to be shown, not with words, but with the reality and daily acts of our life….” “When love is based on gratitude at knowing oneself loved and forgiven, the soul will never be at a loss as to how to express such love, through every word, thought, and […]

Genuine Love


“Not only is love everything, but everything is love.”   “Love is the soul of everything valuable. The most precious gift in the world given without love is worthless; the cheapest gift in the world given with love is priceless…. Everything valuable is made of love.”   “Your very existence is God’s love of you. […]

The Meaning of Everything