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Myrtle Beach Wedding Vendor Spotlight {Memorable Events}

It's no secret the Lowcountry is blessed with some seriously talented Myrtle Beach wedding vendors who, time and time again, deliver one-of-a-kind, customized Southern weddings that perfectly represent every Bride and Groom.  One of our favorites, Leslie Menich, is the owner of the Grand Strand's Memorable Moments Event Planning and is a pro at delivering the Myrtle Beach wedding of your dreams!  She takes pride in relieving her ladies of the stress the planning period can bring and makes sure to create a wedding that fits their needs, style and budget.  We caught up with Leslie where she filled us in on how she got started, what she offers, and why she loves her job! myrtle beach wedding vendors memorable moments

How did you get started?

I have over seven years of event planning experience. I graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelors of Science in Public Relations. I am originally from South Charleston, WV and moved to the Myrtle Beach area in May 2004. When my family or friends had parties, weddings, events, showers, etc., I always found myself becoming a part of the planning process.  There is true thrill and excitement in helping plan someone's special occasion and watching it turn into a lasting memory from start to finish. The passion I have for event planning started with this feeling and grew from helping friends and family while also planning and coordinating all events as the Event Planner/Marketing Manager at Celebrations Nitelife for over five years at Broadway at the Beach. During my time there, they became one of the Top 100 nightclubs and bars in the country (awarded by Nightclub & Bar Magazine).  From my past experiences and working with contacts and vendors through this full time job, I took the opportunity and decided to start my own business, and this is how Memorable Moments Event Planning was born!

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What kinds of services do you provide for area brides?

I offer everything from Full Planning to Day of Coordination. Full Planning tends to be my most popular package. I become close with the couple, usually more with the bride because we do everything together. I am with her every step of the way from right after the engagement until the last event of her reception. Assisting in vendor selections and appointments, layouts of ceremony & reception, helping to determine an accurate total wedding budget, providing decor ideas and advice along the way are among some of the many things we will do together to create the bride’s vision, met with the couple’s personality and style.  Memorable Moments will act as the main point of contact for their venue & vendors and will continually make all the necessary accommodations, with their input, allowing the couple, especially the bride, to sit back and enjoy the experience. My signature wedding timeline and budget tracking sheet are also included along with everything included in the Day of Coordination Package.

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For Day of Coordination, I come on board during the last months or weeks of the planning process to help the couple wrap up all loose ends with the vendors, assist with any last minute bookings, and coordinate the important events of wedding weekend. All the steps and timelines will be set into place and passed along to all major contacts so vendors, bridal party, family, the bride and groom, and more know where they need to be and when. The entire weekend’s events are put into order from vendors contracts and times confirmed to when the bouquet is thrown. This package also includes on site Rehearsal & Day of Coordination!

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*Customized and a la Carte packaging are also available options. Every bride is entitled to a complimentary consultation to make sure we are a right fit before getting started.

 

What is the best part about your job?

Meeting wonderful couples and sharing in one of the biggest days of their lives. Nothing is better to help plan this day with them and then be there to see the whole process carried out to witness their happiness and appreciation! Many of my clients have become close friends due to the experiences we share together.

I feel the same about many of the wonderful wedding industry professionals I have met along the way while running my business. We all work hard and it is great to have a genuine group of colleagues who I can count on and have the pleasure of sharing stories of true success.

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What is one of your most memorable moments on the job?

This past October, I had a wedding on my birthday. It was a 12 hour work day and the wedding turned out beautiful and the couple was more than pleased. Towards the end of the night, the bride and groom went up on stage and took the microphone from the DJ and had the music stop. They had all their guests tell me Happy Birthday and then proceeded to thank me for my friendship and work I had done over the past year. It was a small surprise that meant a lot to me and is something I will remember forever!

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What do you say to a bride or groom who is having “cold feet?”

I am lucky that I have not had this happen yet. However, if I did ever have this happen, I would tell whoever is having the “cold feet” to remember how they got where they are in the first place and all the reasons to why they love and appreciate their partner.

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What is the most important thing that you do for future brides?

Many brides are experiencing getting married for the first time, so I would say that the most important thing I offer to my clients is KNOWLEDGE! I know the places where she can save, the vendors she can trust, the unique ideas she can use, and more to help her customize her day, her way! When a bride books Memorable Moments Event Planning, she is relieved of much of the burden and work, since it is my job to help her create a wedding to not only meet her needs, wants, personality, style, & vision, but also her budget.

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What are you waiting for? Give her a call!

Memorable Moments Event Planning!

Leslie Menich

116 Governors Loop

Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

843.450.9936

 

Southern Wedding at Cheval Manor Farms by Amber Davis Photography

It's no secret that we love some Southern, burlap details up in here, and for that reason alone (oh, and some seriously gorgeous photography), we're field trippin' it up to Tennessee for this one-of-a-kind Southern stunner.  I did a little happy dance when Amber, of Amber Davis Photography, sent over this wedding because I just KNEW you Lowcountry ladies would go crazy over it.  Bailey + Chris tied the knot this past October in an outdoor ceremony followed by a tented reception on the grounds of Cheval Manor Farms.  The whole event is laced with simple, yet beautiful, burlap details that give the entire day a rustic and relaxed feel.   They even treated their guests to a Lowcountry-esque boil, a Smores station and even sent them packing with sweet, honey favors! Oh, and how adorable are those Toms? Love! Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogsCharleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry weddings blog showcasing southern burlap wedding details at cheval manor ranch from amber davis photography, Charleston, Hilton head, myrtle beach, lowcountry wedding blogs

Fanci + Carl {Dunes Golf and Beach Club Wedding}

My husband is known around these parts for his rendition of, 'I Hope You Dance."  To be honest, the boy gives Ms. Lee Ann Womack a run for her money.  Just kidding but boy, does he like to belt it out!  So, needless to say, I was totally over-the-moon when Lee Ann's face showed up in this gorgeous Myrtle Beach affair from Paula Player Photography!  The country singer was on hand to see her darling cousin say 'I do' and, of course, sing a few notes!  The adorable couple, Fanci + Carl, tied the knot this past Fall at one of our favorite Lowcountry venues, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, in a beautiful outdoor ceremony.  In addition to the talented Paula Player, the newlyweds enlisted the help of Myrtle Beach's finest wedding vendors to pull off their Big Day.  The team at Stunning & Brilliant Events designed and executed the entire evening to a tee while the amazing crew from Blossoms Events was  behind the jaw dropping floral arrangements.  All and all it was the perfect Lowcountry wedding!

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Check out their wedding trailer from Hart to Hart Media here!

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Photographer:Paula Player Photography  /  Hair Stylist:  Perfect Reflections  /  Event Planner:  Stunning & Brilliant Events, LLC  /  Floral Designer: Blossoms Events  /  Reception Venue:  Dunes Golf & Beach Club  /  Cinema and Video:  Hart to Heart Media  /  Dress Store:  The Little White Dress  /  Cake Designer:  Priceless Desserts  /  Lighting:  Globaltruth Entertainment Paper Props:  A Little Something Detailed

Alyson + Chris {Bentley's on the Bay Wedding}

Bentley's on the Bay is a beautiful waterfront venue situated on the picturesque Choctawhatchee Bay in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.  Last May, Bentley's was the venue of choice to host Chris + Alyson's rustic Southern wedding.  Their wedding day was designed to a southern 'T' and I just know you guys are going to go crazy over these oh-so lowcountry wedding details and fabulous images from Dede Edwards Photography.  With the help of florist Cari DeGregorio, Alyson's achieved a gorgeous neutral color palette combined with our favorite classic southern elements: burlap, driftwood and cotton.  Basically, it's the perfect coastal wedding.
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photographer: dede edwards photography  /  reception venue: bentley's on the bay  /  floral designer: cari degregorio flowers  / cake designer: sugar lily sweet shop

Kristeen + Rob {South Surrey Wedding}

I'm excited to share Kirsteen + Rob's lovely rustic wedding from Bella Johnson Photography ALL THE WAY from South Surrey, British Columbia!   On this cloudy Canadian afternoon, Kirsteen wore a simple yet classic gown (I love that neckline) that she matched with a pearl necklace and a spring-y bouquet of tulips (I love those, too.).  The couple married in a small ceremony at First United Church, White Rock and followed it up with a gorgeous photo session in Elgin Heritage Park.   Bella captured some truly beautiful and timeless images (I'm a sucker for black + white!).  You can see the pure emotion between Kirsteen + Rob.  They both look so genuinely happy and in love :)
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photographer: bella johnson photography  / location: elgin heritage park   ceremony venue: first united church, white rock