The sun set over the gleaming white Sperry Tent encompassing Lori and Jim’s gorgeous Cape Cod waterfront wedding reception at the Mack House. As the guests enjoyed their plated dinner, the vendors relaxed inside with a little break and a bite of hot food. We chatted about the serious gorgeousness that Stacie Shea pulled off planning Lori and Jim’s destination wedding. Martha Stewart herself would have been proud of the way everything came together that day. “I wish you could plan my sister’s wedding in Hawaii” I said over our vendor meals, not really being serious. I mean, Hawaii and Connecticut aren’t exactly proximate… and my sister Stacy lives in Oregon, 3,000 miles west.
I never expected Stacie Shea to take on that kind of long-distance project but I’m so glad I spoke up. By Tuesday of the following week both Stacy and Stacie were on board and the Maui wedding planning plowed full steam ahead. Since my sister doesn’t live in Hawaii, she would have interacted with a planner from a distance regardless of where that person resided. Having Stacie Shea close to me was great for planning meetings during family visits east! And during the week in Maui, she was literally indispensable. I honestly don’t know how couples organize their weddings without the help of a planner… just for the sanity alone!
Stacie, you did such an AMAZING job executing the vision and logistics and all the other complications that a destination wedding entails and I am so glad you were there with us! I know my whole family will concur. She even babysat Cam during the family snorkel trip earlier in the week… it was so fun to have you there! I can’t even imagine how the wedding would have turned out without you. I’m glad I don’t have to! Brides, I urge you to hire a wedding planner, it will not only save your sanity, but give you the assurance that the wedding of your dreams will be executed exactly as you envision. Stacie is located in Greenwich, Connecticut but plans destination events around the country. Seriously… call her!
I promise… that’s the last of the Maui highlights… I just couldn’t help myself!