We've wrapped up Halloween and Thanksgiving is here! Here in St. Louis, we're experiencing the requisite up and down temperatures that are the hallmark of our Autumn seasonal experience. Fall is a premiere time of the year for weddings and special events, and just like the weather, things can be unpredictable. Even on the big day.
Like the day some outdoor guests of a fall wedding milled about the grounds and cabins of our charming location with tiny swarms of bees buzzing around their pinned flowers. I had already warned the family about bees being a potential issue, because I now have expert knowledge of seemingly strange, random or benign things, like what bees prefer and what jazzes them.
SHANNON LEMP, TIGHT JEANS
You know what happens when we women of a certain age or even body type try to squeeze into the latest styles of skinny jeans? I think it feels the same way when we try to conform ourselves and squeeze into a world where forever young, green smoothies and high heels reign. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't, and most of the time we fall somewhere in the middle. This strange place we find ourselves in so often is both a riot and reality that I get up close and personal with on a daily basis.
Working with brides and their families over the last two decades as a wedding and event planner and designer, have shown me just about every aspect of the psyche and struggles of women possible, regardless of age, race, creed, color, zip code or however-they-identify. It is fascinating and sometimes fabulously funny! Because my role connects me so closely with women, I am often witness to the unique challenges and concerns women face during the process of realizing the dream dearest to their hearts and souls, their wedding day.
Because my work is highly customized for each and every occasion and need, I see it all, often do it all, and behind the scenes is where the magic - and sometimes the foibles and follies happen.. I'm always able to save the day or the moment during those tricky times, and having a sense of humor is worth its weight in gold in my profession. Tight Jeans is an homage to these fun, fabulous and unforgettable moments and an authentic, as-real-as-it-gets peek inside the everyday life of a busy wedding and event planner and designer.
Welcome to Tight Jeans. Sit back, relax and enjoy! I'm glad you're here.