Ringside with Marva: Unique Wedding Venues

Searching for the perfect wedding venue can be a daunting task, whether you’re considering traditional or unique and unconventional options. While traditional wedding venues offer timeless elegance and familiarity, non-traditional venues provide a unique and...

Ringside with Marva: Saying ‘I Do’ on a Budget

Congratulations on taking the next step in your love story! As you dive into the whirlwind of wedding planning, it’s natural to feel a mix of excitement and nerves, especially when it comes to budgeting for your big day. Fear not, for I am here to provide you with...

Ringside with Marva: On-site Coordinator vs Day-of Coordinator

My venue has an on-site coordinator.  Do I really need to hire a day-of coordinator? While this is a personal choice and possibly determined by your budget, it is important to recognize they each have fundamentally different roles and priorities. Let’s explore 4...

4 Fundamental Principles – 2 Years Later

Planning a wedding is an exciting journey filled with love, joy, and the promise of forever. And if you’re seeking a Christian-based wedding management business that can understand your vision and bring it to life, you’ve come to the right place. Two. Twenty two. Two...

Ringside with Marva: A Collection of Expertise and Inspiration

In my very first blog post on July 6, 2022, I invited you to pull up a chair and sit awhile. Ringside, if you will. There, I made a commitment  to offer inspiration, encouragement, and a few helpful wedding planning tools you can use. As a point of...

Ringside with Marva: Active During A Quiet Season

This year was a quiet season…for a reason. With my daughter living out of state to pursue a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree, life happened. An unexpected illness led me to extend a 4-week planned visit an additional 6 weeks. God knew where I needed to be....

Ringside with Marva: Giving Thanks

OMG!! I can already smell the sage and hear the sizzle of celery and onions sauteing in the skillet. I can’t think of a better way to usher in the thanksgiving season than with the baking of cornbread dressing, along with turkey and all the trimmings!! While every day...

Ringside with Marva: In Memory of…

In loving memory of my father, Mr. William Moses Kelly, Jr. (March 26, 1927 – May 6, 1974) “Daddy, your commitment to God and family was clear to me at a young age. It was as if you continually “dreamed of a City called Heaven”, a song that I remember hearing every...

Ringside with Marva: Wedding Trends That Will Last

Wedding trends provide inspiration and guidance, and help couples create a wedding that is unique, memorable, meaningful, and reflective of their personal style and preferences. While wedding trends come and go, there are a few current trends that are likely to have...

Ringside with Marva: Timing is Everything

Let’s play Two Truths and a Lie. Which of the following statements are true and which is a lie? The florist arrived at the reception venue to set up the centerpieces, but the tables were not in place. The photographer was nowhere to be found when it was time for the...