Expert Post || Toni of Spring Creek Ranch ~ Memphis Wedding Planning
The venue a bride chooses for her wedding can be one of her biggest decisions. We have gotten the opportunity to shoot weddings at some of the most beautiful venues in town, one of which is the picturesque Spring Creek Ranch. I mean, seriously look at these pictures, this place is breathtaking! We sat down with the Event Planner at Spring Creek Ranch, Toni Williams, to get the inside scoop on what brides want to know when picking their venue.
Q: You are a planner and coordinator at the stunning Spring Creek Ranch. What is the benefit brides get from having a planner and coordinator on site at their venue?
A: As an on-site planner, I know my space better than any other person. I know the best place to put a DJ or food station Â and I know which vendors work best with my space. I also know the rules and restrictions of the venue. If you want sparklers, I know that I can do sparklers and what we have to do to get ready for it.
Q: Since you get to work with your brides from day one all the way until they leave the reception, what is your favorite part of the planning process?
A: I love getting to know my brides and their families. They are all so special and each have their own love story. I want to know how they met their groom, how he proposed and what their dream wedding will look like. Each time I send one of them down the aisle, it is like I am sending my daughter down the aisle.
Q: What is your favorite wedding trend for 2016?
A: I am in love with the soft colors with metallic accents.
Q: What is the craziest thing you have experienced while planning a wedding during your time at Spring Creek Ranch?
A: The weather! I had a wedding day that started out sunny but cool, turned to rain, which turned to snow, but ended the night clear and 56 degrees. I can fix most anything that goes wrong with your wedding, but I cannot change the weather. I tell my brides to not stress about the weather, let’s worry about things we can fix.
Q: What is one of the most special Spring Creek Ranch wedding moments you have gotten to experience?
A: I am a sucker for mother/son dances. I cry at every one of them. Having a son myself, I know the special bond between a mother and her son and that dance is her letting him go and it always gets to me.
Q: If you could give one piece of advice to a bride trying to find the perfect venue for her special day, what would it be?
A: Don’t settle! This is the place that you will start your life as husband and wife. If you are not 100% happy with it, keep looking. Your place is out there. I never want to be the only place that a bride has visited. I want her to visit other places and then return to me knowing that this is the place for her to start her new life.
If you are in love with this venue and it’s planner as much as we are, head over to their website and learn more about what all they can do for your event. Every time we shoot a wedding out there we cannot wait to get to work on the images because we know they will be amazing! Toni, thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with us!