Wedding day tips and tricks

Over the past month I have had the opportunity to shadow the very talented Audi Brown at Occasions by Audi. She is one of the most generous, kindest people out there. She spent so much time devoted to answering questions I had about her business, how she got started, and her favorite weddings she’s done. Since she shared so much with me, I am here to share what I learned on the job with you.

1. Have someone in charge of the bridal party. whether it be the maid of honor or a bridal assistant, make sure they know where to be and when to be there. Give them every little detail possible. The bridal party is the bride and groom’s closest friends and family. They have so much energy and excitement for the day, if you don’t have someone directing them you’ll lose them to distractions along the way (and there are plenty of distractions). Continue reading


Run away with Girls on the Run

GOTR logo w circles.pdfGirls on the Run of South Louisiana has been around for four years and has grown from two schools to 32, including schools in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and the Mandeville/Covington area. According to the website, its mission is to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” The South Louisiana council is only a piece of this international organization, which reaches 47 states and Canada. There were 139,000 participants around the nation in 2012. That’s incredible!

GOTR has received traditional media coverage up to this point, which most of the stories sounded similar to my paragraph above. None of the ones we’ve read in class have brought me to tears, blubbering like a baby or moved me to the point of wanting to get involved. Maybe I’m being a grinch, or maybe we need to cover GOTR at a different angle, but I’m hoping it’s the latter. 

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