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Dreamy Jewel Tones from Cake Event Company

Just when we thought we’d seen all the dreamy jewel tones there were to see, photos from Ali and Jeff’s Los Angeles nuptials came along and proved us wrong. From that jaw-dropping tufted emerald couch to a custom lounge space boasting the prettiest gem-toned velvet seating we’ve ever laid eyes on (and a stunning blue… Read More »

Featured Planner: Distinct Occasions

Our community of wedding professionals continues to grow and the team here at APHQ is so excited about how many international friends we have now! And, even though Canada may just be our neighbors to the north, we can only imagine how different the wedding industry is there. So today, I am excited to introduce… Read More »

Be Supportive

November is officially here (say what?) and, while we’re still trying to figure out where in the world summer (and fall, for that matter) went, we wanted to focus our efforts this month on the idea of being supportive. As wedding planners, creativity plays such a huge part in what we do—and creativity thrives on… Read More »

Time To Give Yourself a Raise!

We’ve spent October focusing on the idea of being brave and, before we dive into November, we’ve got one more act of courage for you: giving yourself a raise! As wedding planners, we often start our businesses by ourselves and have to rely solely on our own intuition and experience for so many important business… Read More »

Our Favorite Client Gift Ideas

As wedding professionals, client gifts are a great way to add something extra personal to the services we offer. We are, after all, a huge part of their Big Day—and we can add to the celebration by offering them a little something thoughtful, no matter how big or small. Gifts are a great way to… Read More »

Tips for Asking Other Wedding Professionals to Collaborate

This month, we’re all about channeling our inner courageous warriors and being brave. One of the scariest things to do in this industry, though—especially if you’re just starting out as a wedding professional—is to ask other pros to collaborate. The wedding industry can be a competitive one, and reaching out to others (especially seasoned ones)… Read More »

How to Choose Between a Short Wedding Dress and a Long One

*This is a sponsored post from our friends at Devotion Dresses. Many brides to be are faced with the question at the start of their gown hunt: short or long? And, with wedding dress trends constantly in flux,  it’s times like these that it can be easier to make a decision based off of your venue… Read More »

How to Be Brave and Be “Bigger” Than You Are

With October’s focus on being brave, we wanted to take some time today to talk about opportunities in the workplace to be bigger (and braver) than you think you are capable of being. As wedding professionals, we have a crazy job—whether it’s running around tying down linens as a 50-mph windstorm kicks up, talking a… Read More »

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