Chuck Russell, Anything Behind the Scenes

Favorite love quote?

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”

Most memorable place I’ve ever traveled?

Early in my marriage my wife and I planned an extended driving trip through Europe. As part of the trip we celebrated my wife’s birthday while having dinner at a small romantic bistro on a quiet back ally street in Paris. It was “magical!”

Design style?

Rustic caribbean.

How I would describe myself in 5 words . . .

Family, Caring, Emotional, Stubborn, Loving

Advice for couples planning a wedding?

Celebrate your love and let others enjoy it too — remember your wedding is an opportunity to share with and thank all of the special people in your life who love and support you!


Penny Swanson, Day-Of Extraordinaire

Favorite love quote?

“Live, love, laugh,” and, “Faith, family, friends”

Most memorable place I’ve ever traveled?

British Virgin Islands

Design style?

Eclectic, leaning towards traditional

How I would describe myself in 5 words . . .

Efficient, Detail-Oriented, Friendly, Enthusiastic

Advice for couples planning a wedding?

Relax, enjoy the moment, but mostly enjoy each other!


Alex Cordoba, Digital Marketing Manager

Favorite love quote?

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Most memorable place I’ve ever traveled?

Cuba; Interlacken, Switzerland; Lake Titicaca, Bolivia; and Mal Pais, Costa Rica . . . Am I allowed four?

Design style?

Bohemian with a touch of whimsy and romance

How I would describe myself in 5 words . . .

Playful, Optimistic, (Hopeless) Romantic, Adventurer, Seeker

Advice for couples planning a wedding?

Guest list: Try your absolute hardest to never argue around the who. Remember, this is a once in a lifetime, so invite those individuals who are too.

Photography: Investing in a great photographer is my absolute #1 suggestion after the who. You will absolutely NEVER regret it!

Decor: Working for such a talented stylist like Peggy Russell opens one’s eyes to both the infinite possibilities of wedding decor and its amazing ability and impact to transmit who you and your partner truly are via a visual tapestry.

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