My name is Janae and I am the creator of To Have & To Hold. After being engaged for 3 months, I married the man of my dreams in August 2013. Man, did I live through a whirlwind of planning, decisions, and trying to make a million different decorations. I didn't want my wedding to be standard, but I wanted it to be special and uniquely designed for Jonathan and me. So, I put in my hours. I did my research! I spent hours on the computer looking for the perfect venue, flowers, decorations, food, and so many other things! Amidst all these other decisions, I had major dress drama {a word for the bride: DON'T buy your dress at the end of the day! Sleep on it!}. Though I had the most wonderful family and friends supporting me, they were super busy too so I planned my entire wedding by myself. I ended up totally stressed--and I am not even a person who stresses out! The week of the wedding came around {it was so exciting!}, but I had to fill everyone in on what to do and when to do it. I'm glad they came around because I needed help to put all of my wedding planning together! My focus was on the wedding, not relaxing and spending time with my fiance, family and friends. But, when the wedding came and all the hard work was over, I was able to soak it all in and enjoy. There was not an ounce of anxiety or stress on my wedding day, just joy and happiness.

So, I created To Have & To Hold. Brides need help! Let me say it again...BRIDES NEED HELP! They just can't do it all. I've got a knack for planning, a creative "we-can-make-anything-happen" attitude, and love working with brides and their families.

On a wedding-less note, I have an amazing husband and two little kiddos at home. We love bike rides, dance parties, & baking on rainy days…okay, any day!