2 chapel weddings ago I blew out altar candles instead of using our candle snuffer! Big mistake – apparently, some of the wax blew back on black tunic and of course, stuck to it! After researching how to get the candle wax off my clothes, I knew I would be using an iron to do it, but wasn’t sure what went between the cloth and the iron. After googling my dilemma, I used a small brown paper bag – you put your iron on medium heat setting, while it’s warming up – you can scrape off any wax residue that might come off – then put the brown bag on top of the waxed clothes and press a few seconds, then a few seconds more – I repeated for the couple of spots that remained, and Poof, the wax seemed to disappear. Using my fingernail, I scraped about the area to see if any residual wax remained, and it seems gone! Yeah, I’m so excited! Now, I will just hand wash my black tunic, and I’m ready to wear it at the next wedding. Very simple, and it worked!
A beautiful yet intimate wedding ceremony this past weekend at our Virginia Beach Wedding Chapel. The groom selected the Virginia Beach Wedding Chapel because of our high tech live web cam – the Bride’s family was in Vietnam and a few in Pennsylvania, and the Groom’s family were in Pennsylvania and York. It was so neat to watch the family members get online and see one by one they log into the online wedding chapel ceremony. At the conclusion, the Bride and Groom waved goodbye into the camera to their family who couldn’t make the ceremony. Monday, Bruce did a little editing with captions, and re-uploaded the video for “live web streaming” of the ceremony – it’ll be online until April 15th. The couple drove down to the beach from Williamsburg! Thank you to all our couples for the confidence you have in our skills – we do our best to make your day memorable!
Woo hoo – Maddie’s in Las Vegas with her significant other and friends – attending the 311 concert at the Mandalay Bay resort. I’ve been trying to do her job and my job – boy it’s tough to keep up with the phone calls, answer all the questions, book weddings, meet clients for appointments, show the chapel, process orders and payments, etc….. Kudos to Maddie – she does an awesome job running our office – I miss her so much and can’t wait to see her this weekend! She even sent me a phone pic of the wedding chapel at her hotel! Thanks to all who have worked with me this week. I know you’ll love having her back next week!!
Hoping each potential client keeps their appointment with me – after enthusiastic pursuit of our services and numerous emails, my new policy is I won’t meet anyone without them giving me a phone number in case of emergency. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I do have a busy life, and I also pick up my grandson Mikel from the bus stop each day - I work very hard to work my schedule with those schedules of my potential brides and grooms – I understand things happen – Murphy’s law – or maybe you have decide to go elsewhere - PLEASE if you have made an appointment with me, and change your mind, or can’t make it – please call the office or shoot me an email and let me or Maddie know – don’t stand me up – I drive 10 miles to the beach to meet you – always getting there early – waiting half hour past your appointment time – only to be stood up with a no show appointment, then drive home. So please let us know if you won’t make it – I would really appreciate it – and will certainly understand! It’s only proper ettiquette!!
Renovation underway! Got the electric turned – so some power was a relief! Bruce opened up the closet door access from the current wedding chapel into the new wedding office – and I moved some of my beach wedding dress design samples over to the new hallway that’s visible from the Cypress. I also hanged up our wedding banner featuring a couple who sent in their photo some years back – it set the mood and i feel good kharma each time I bring more things over. Alot of wall patching to do from the mega artist screw holes – bring over some paint and get started – then order carpet – we want it to be the most comfy and electic room a bride and groom could enter – of course on our budget! Looks very promising!
On Monday, Mike made it home safe and sound from Chile! We are all so very relieved and I know his family is absolutely thrilled! I can’t wait to see him and give him a big hug! We appreciate him for all that he is!
We’re so excited to announce that we’re leasing space next door to our current wedding chapel location, so that we can expand our wedding office into a large roomy tv viewing room / office, and a perfect place for the groom and his guys and family to gather if they don’t want to wait in the chapel. I’m also going to be adding my photography studio in the back area – so we’re all very excited – stay tuned for updates as we progress! Right now, the place is a real dump! Victoria