Location, Location, Location

Since we began in 2011, we have been an "out-of-the-home-office" business. It cut down on costs for rent as well as kept things simple. After some time, we began to notice the need for a space to show paper samples, talk design, and wow clients from all walks of life. It became increasingly apparent after one bridal event where the mere mention of meeting at Starbucks was enough the "see the light die in their eyes". I think in any party planning, there is expectation to what you, as the client, want to experience.

I'm sure we are all guilty of (at some point) having the marathon of "Who's Wedding Is It Anyway?", David Tutera's "My Fair Wedding", "Four Weddings" and of course "Say Yes To The Dress". As we watch the journey of each bride, we find ourselves wishing for the same experiences. I should know. I dropped a florist because of the lackluster consultation. I thought I would be able to see my bouquet put together in front of me (she, instead, looked through Google for photos during the consult when I had already sent her what I wanted for my bouquet through email)....that's how it happens on TV!!

So, we made the decision to branch out. Only One Mark is now sharing space with Soul Echo Studios. The studio is located at:

2307 S. Douglas Road, Suite 102, Miami, Florida 33145

We are open for appointments Monday through Friday from 6pm - 8pm. On Saturdays, we are open from 10am - 3pm. If you have an upcoming event you need invitations, place cards, or anything really, click this little button now and we can schedule your appointment today. 

No more ambient noise from the barista, jazzy coffee-house music, and grumblings from caffeine deprived patrons. We're really excited to finally meet clients in a gorgeous space and can't wait for you to visit.

 

Meeting David Tutera

Yes, let's all take the epic-ness of the title in for a moment. Let's especially pay attention to the part where the name "David Tutera" is mentioned.

But I digress. Let me start from the beginning. As any Bride-to-Be, Disney Wedding Fan, or Wedding show junkie will know, David Tutera is one (if not the best) of the most talented wedding/celebration coordinators anyone can ask for. His sophisticatedly, blunt method of "telling it like it is" shocks most on his show "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera". But in the end, you can see why he insisted on the fitted lace dress instead of the puffy, tulle ball gown.

So as you can imagine what happened once I was told by a Bride-to-Be that I could be added as a Plus 1 to her party to go see him at our local Macy's retail store. I was ecstatic as some of the most important pieces from our wedding in 2011 were from Mr. Tutera's first line of Wedding items. My prized "sign in" book has small inklings of Disney fairy tales and include photos from our engagement photo shoot. 

I almost didn't meet the famous wedding planner, but I won't go into detail of the fiasco that ensued that morning. Instead, I will tell you about how wonderful it was to watch him at his best during his presentation on the special registry system Macy's offers their Brides-to-be. He offered advice of all kinds. He talked about what was the best type of flatware to use in regards to occasion, the difference between pressed and natural linens, but what most affected me was something else he said. While answering a question about destination weddings, he said something very relevant to what (hopefully) those who are in the celebration business all truly believe in. 

"When planning your wedding there are very few times that we have everyone stop and breathe...This is why I still do what I do and love what I do...We take that time and allow these people to escape from their everyday life and be in a moment that you put together for them. This is a time in life where they don't remember all the problems that they have...your responsibility is that your guests are feeling that they are walking away from something special." - David Tutera

Ultimately, as a supplier of Save the Dates, Invitations, R.S.V.P.s, and other necessary items for your special day, you are sending your guests on a journey into a moment that you are creating. One that you will look back at fondly and only remember the small moments that will still make you smile. 

I will leave you with one (or two) last images from that day and a word of advice. Always take a chance at an opportunity when appropriate. I ended up taking our "sign in" book to the event and was able to get it signed by the man himself. :D It was very exciting to finally meet the wedding guru and (get this) have him compliment me on how nicely decorated the book was. In his words, "This turned out quite nicely. Exquisite!"

Stay tuned for another blog where I'll feature some highlighted questions and answers from the event. ;) Until then..."Always Dream Bigger"