Category: Look West Blog

The Wedding Tea: Sipping on Southern Sweet Tea and Talking Floral Design with B Marie’s Flowers

Brittni Williamson, the owner of B Marie’s Flowers, is all about southern sweet tea, hyacinth, floral dog collars, and so much more. Get a glimpse of her world of floral design in this edition of The Wedding Tea! 

A Carrot Cake Recipe That’s Perfect for Christmas

This is a Christmas Carrot Cake recipe that is near and dear to Head Planner Christen Westcott’s heart! It does contain nuts, but it can be made nut-free and is still absolutely delicious. We’ve also included the instructions to make homemade cream cheese frosting. But, in the words of Ina Garten, “store bought is fine, too.” 

The Wedding Tea: Hot Green Tea & Hotter Dance Floors with Forerunner Entertainment

Jeff McCune with Forerunner Entertainment enjoys a cup of hot green tea now and again. Green tea is known to boost the brain and heart. Coincidentally, you know what else is GREAT for the mind and cardio health? Tearing up the dance floor. Jeff is truly a master in the art of the wedding reception, which is why Christen Westcott asked him to join … Read More The Wedding Tea: Hot Green Tea & Hotter Dance Floors with Forerunner Entertainment

The Wedding Tea: Sipping Spiked Tea with Kaitlyn G. and ‘Bar or Brew’

Welcome to The Wedding Tea! Each month, Christen Westcott with Look West Events sits down for a cup of piping hot tea with a local wedding industry professional. We’ll share our insights and hopefully help you navigate the wild world of wedding & event planning! We invited Kaitlyn Granado with Bar or Brew to tell us more about one of the most important parts … Read More The Wedding Tea: Sipping Spiked Tea with Kaitlyn G. and ‘Bar or Brew’

The Wedding Tea: Spillin’ the Earl Grey with Randi Michelle Photo & Cinema

Hi, this is Christen Westcott with Look West Events, and I am SO excited to announce the first installment of “The Wedding Tea” letter series with Randi Michelle Photo & Cinema! Each month I’ll interview a local wedding industry professional, and we’ll spill some real, authentic, wedding tea!

5 Ways to Rescue Your Wedding From COVID-19

Countless weddings have been upended by the COVID-19 crisis. Here are 5 strategies to help rescue your wedding from COVID-19 with as little stress and financial burden as possible.

How Do I Know if a Wedding Vendor is the Right Fit For Me?

Critical traits in a wedding vendor include quality, experience, reputation and value. Whether you are looking for a caterer, DJ or florist, these traits are universally important. However, I challenge couples to ask themselves, “Is this wedding vendor the right fit for me?”

How The Grinch Stole Wedding Season

COVID-19 is a fuzzy, pot-bellied green monster who stole every bridal gown, flower, linen and votive. It doesn’t seem like we’re going to get our stuff back from Mount Crumpit any time soon. I suppose we have to do our best Cindy Lou Who and remind ourselves of the TRUE meaning of wedding season.

7 First Dance Songs You Don’t Hear at Every Wedding

All couples want a first dance song that is romantic and meaningful, but sometimes the popular favorites get over-played. We are not knocking the classics – they are widely used and loved for a reason. We could listen to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran all day long! However, if you are looking for a first dance song that is a little more unique, … Read More 7 First Dance Songs You Don’t Hear at Every Wedding

10 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Wedding Photographer

Hands down, you will want to hire a wedding photographer that has a natural ability to capture moments. However, it is also just as important to hire a wedding photographer who is experienced, personable and flexible. In addition to standard questions about availability, pricing and hours, we encourage you to dig deeper with the following 10 questions.

Set Your Intention For Your Wedding Day

A wedding is a representation of your love story, which is why no wedding is the same. You and your love deserve to have a wedding that feels like you. Before you start diving into vendor research or ordering decorations on Etsy, we recommend taking this short survey to set your intention(s) for your wedding day experience.

Fresh, Long-Lasting Wedding Day Makeup

Whether you are doing your own wedding day makeup or you are hiring a professional, it is important to know what is going to look fresh and last all the way from First Look to Last Dance. We have a tip or two!