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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.




If you find yourself wondering about the size of the event space or the number of tables needed to accommodate your wedding guest count, check out the measurement tips below. And, for more details regarding these measurements, head to the Enlightened Creative boutique for the “Perfect Fit” guidebook. How Large Does the Ballroom Need to […]

The Ultimate Wedding Planner’s Guide to Reception Measurements

Bride and Groom Hands. Howerton+Wooten Events.

As wedding pros, we’ve noticed that couples spend most of their creative juices planning the details of their wedding reception, and as a result, they tend to forget to personalize the details of their ceremony. We get it – Everyone wants to focus on the fun. Well, here are eight easy ways to make your […]

8 Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Wedding Ceremony

Watercolor Wedding Program. Howerton+Wooten Events.

“Do I really need wedding programs?”  Couples ask me this question all of the time.  And, that question is usually followed by the statement, “People are just going to throw them away!” My answer is always, “Yes and No.” Yes. You need a wedding program if your ceremony includes traditions unique to your religion and/or culture.  […]

Do You Really Need a Wedding Program?

Love. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Here is a wedding ceremony reading that is perfect for a couple who is planning a nondenominational wedding. “The future belongs to hearts even more than it does to minds.  Love, that is the only thing that can occupy and fill eternity. In the infinite, the inexhaustible is requisite. Love participates of the soul itself. […]

A Beautiful Ceremony Reading from the words of “Les Misérables”

Bride and Groom at MOCA in Virginia Beach. Howerton+Wooten Events.

  Those lines that I before have writ do lie, Ev’n those that said I could not love you dearer. Yet then my judgment knew no reason why My most full flame should afterwards burn clearer.’ — Shakespeare

Romantic Wedding Reading, “Sonnet 115” by Shakespeare

Song of Solomon. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Song of Songs 8:6 NIV Love & Soul Always, Kay

A Beautiful Ceremony Reading, “Place Me Like a Seal Over Your Heart.”

Star Fish and Orange Roses. Howerton+Wooten Events.

He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote […]

I Love This Ceremony Reading. “He’s Not Perfect,” by Bob Marley

Catholic Wedding Party in Washington DC. Howerton+Wooten Events.

As a “career bridesmaid,” I have participated in my share of disastrous wedding rehearsals.  I have see instances when the groom has gotten lost, the officiant had the wrong time, and the church’s doors were locked and no one could get it.  To avoid all of this craziness, consider following our 7 easy steps for […]

7 Steps for a Stress-Free Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal

Bride in Blue Shoes. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you are a fan of “Sex and the City,” this poem created by the fictional TV character, “Carrie Bradshaw,” may be the perfect ceremony reading for your wedding day. His hello was the end of her endings Her laugh was their first step down the aisle His hand would be hers to hold forever […]

Wedding Reading. His Forever Was As Simple As Her Smile.