Happy Thanksgiving my turkey-loves! This is an incredible life, and to have one day dedicated to the meditation of a grateful heart and an open mind is beautiful.
For those of us in the wedding industry, Thanksgiving officially kicks off Engagement Season - that magical, mystical two month period filled with proposals, sparkling rings, and excitement that lasts all the way through New Year's Eve...And even Valentine's Day!
I have to be honest, I always hated holiday engagements. I would roll my eyes at the cliche, and silently admonish the proposer for not being more original.
But in 2011, after many (many!) years together my then-boyfriend-now-husband surprised me with a proposal of my own as we sat around the dinner table, surrounded by family and friends. He even managed to ask my father for permission! One year to the day later (and one Engagement Baby later!) we were married in a beautiful wedding at the Four Seasons Las Vegas.
This year, my family and I celebrate Thanksgiving, our Engagement Anniversary, and our Wedding Anniversary all on the same day, sitting around the same table we were at when he asked. I am the luckiest girl in the world.
In the spirit of Thanks and Giving, I offer you all a season of laughter and light, wonder and excitement...And, as always....love.
Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, LA Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend.
An internationally acclaimed speaker, Andrea appears and speaks at events for The Engage Luxury Wedding Summit, NACE, The Knot, the Wedding MBA, and more. Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013, 2015, 2016), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love!
Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at www.AndreaEppolitoEvents.com.