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3 Early Signs You Need Coaching

Michaela Pollock for Laurel Avenue

Whenever I explain coaching to people they often, respond with, "oh wow, that sounds so great, I want that for my life!"

Don't we all!

Laurel Avenue Wedding planning made affordable: Wedding Coaching.
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3 Early Signs You Need Wedding Coaching


Especially during this extremely crazy time in your life where you have 1,000 ideas and things running through your head, on top of that you're processing how you are going to involve the 50 people you love the most into this process and you're moving to another city with your man, etc. etc. 

Being engaged is A LOT. And you may just need some coaching guidance. 

Here are Laurel Avenue's top three early signs you need coaching!


1) Vendors got you like.... WOAH.

If you're getting overwhelmed with the 1,000 photographers in your town and don't know what separates them from what, coaching is for you. Or if you fell like you don't know how to find a vendor you trust and know will deliver exactly what you're thinking, this is for you!


2) Emotions are overriding the to-do list.

This is probably one of the most common reasons we see couples book us for coaching. Your fiance's parents are divorced and you're serving alcohol and your mother doesn't approve, the list goes on! Because this is such an emotional time for everyone involved situations like this get sticky. We want to help you keep your head on straight by reminding you- hey you get to take fun photos with your beau this weekend! or woohoo let's set up your makeup trial! Or maybe we just listen to your struggles and help you best delegate these situations. We love it and are 100% here for our brides. 

3 Early Signs You Need Wedding Coaching


3) You are not a self-starter.

Let's be honest, if you aren't type A wedding planning is a bit harder for you. Keeping up with a to do list isn't your forte. This is totally fine! We actually love brides like this! Through coaching we can keep you on track and help motivate you to keep on your to do list. Honestly, these brides always make me laugh because they are so appreciative of the structure. 

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Here's an actual sneak peak of the checklist software that we customize that our coaching clients get access to, so we can keep up with it all together, in a way that makes sense for your budget and your goals:

Aisle Planner, Planning Software for brides

We hope this helps define more if you need coaching, because we love our coaching couples! 

Fall Vintage: October Styled Shoot

Laurel Avenue organized, styled and hosted a fall styled shoot!


First things first.

Our vendors, y'all.

Ashlea Rosado, Make Up Artist

Madison Ties

Macon Bridal Consignment

Strong Tower Fellowship Church

Johna Castro

Davis Wholesale Floral


These vendors were the absolute greatest to work with. Beyond generous, punctual, grateful, enthusiastic....I could go on. Take a peek at the collaborative work we created!


Adding some sprigs of chocolate mint leaves from the backyard was a GOOD decision. The brides gets to smell it all day! Flowers styled by Laurel Avenue.

Adding some sprigs of chocolate mint leaves from the backyard was a GOOD decision. The brides gets to smell it all day! Flowers styled by Laurel Avenue.

And our two beautiful models:
Tierre & Maxwell.

Total stunnas.

Can you believe this dress is on consignment? You can go to Macon Bridal and get mint-condition dresses for a fraction of their retail this size 8 Allure gown.

Fellas I know you're drooling over this handmade bow tie. Madison Ties is our girl. She makes trendy vintage bow ties like none I have ever seen. We were literally itching to feature her. She takes orders too, y'all.


This stunning, natural make-up glow was created by Makeup Artist Ashlea Rosado. She was so versatile and willing to provide exactly what we needed for Tierre.


Strong Tower Fellowship is the perfect place to get married. It somehow captures the darling chapel feel, but also has vaulted ceilings and stained glass. Absolutely consider having your wedding here.


God was so good to us. We had an amazing Sunday. We got every shot we wanted and even ran right on schedule. It could not have gone any more smoothly. We were so blessed with beautiful weather, and no hold ups. So excited and thankful for His favor on our styled shoot.

Johna, my love, your photography makes the world look its most beautiful.

Wonderful work, everyone.

Thank you.

Show our vendors some TLC and like them on Facebook!

Trend Tuesday

Last month, Martha Stewart Weddings magazine featured an eye catching floral arrangement.

Beautiful, right?

And guess what....IT'S PAPER! *Swoon

Are paper flowers the new silk flowers? Is it possible that paper flowers are in some ways superior to the real live thing? There seem to be lots of brides asking the same questions. So, based on message boards (like I've decided to make a Pro-Con Chart of what brides are saying about their own floral experiences, in case you're itchin' to know!



So, it seems there are arguments for each option, and perhaps paper flowers are making a strong entrance for good reason.

With books like this one (which I just purchased from Anthropologie)..... is becoming quite possible to breathe some life into your wedding day without spending the big bucks on fresh cut arrangements.


Would love to hear your thoughts.

Happy Tuesday,