Monday, December 30, 2013

La Di Events Facebook Contest!

Hey friends! I hope you're all having a lovely holiday season. It's the most wonderful time of the year! But you know what makes everything even MORE wonderful? WINNING A PRIZE!!

Well you're in luck, because La Di Events is running an awesome Facebook contest which could help make your holiday season (a.k.a. engagement season) the best ever!

Here's how it works:

1) Like us on Facebook. If you've already done that, you're ahead of the game! If you haven't, you can do it right now by clicking on this link:

2) Comment on something. You can write on our wall or comment on a post or picture. Just talk to us- we like hearing from you!

3) You can comment as many times as you would like, but only one post per day will get entered into the drawing. So come back and comment every day for more chances to win!

By now you're probably like, "This all sounds great, but I'm here for the prize. Get to the good stuff!"

Okay, okay- I will. One lucky winner will receive HALF OFF of her entire Day Of Coordination Services! That works out to be about $500 in savings!!! And who wouldn't like to free up some money in their wedding budget, right?

AND if it turns out you need more planning help then our standard DOC offers, you can apply those savings to knock $500 off of your custom partial of full coordination. Hooray!

Now here are some of the extras, notes, etc. 

First, this prize is subject to our availability. If we already have maxed out our bookings on your date, we will have to move on to the next winner. But we really hope that won't happen! And even if it does, we'll send the original winner a happy gift basket, and provide them with a free phone consult to offer some tips and recommendations.

Second, as I mentioned before, you can only get your name entered into the drawing once per day, by commenting on our Facebook. Feel free to comment away, but you can only get your name entered once per day.

Third, posts that you made before the contest began do not count for entries. Sorry, friends!

Finally, the contest ends at 12:00 AM on February 15th, so get busy posting before then!

And that's everything! Feel free to contact Amanda ( or myself ( any time if you have any questions about the contest. And get excited, people! This is going to be awesome!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Nick and Mary Pat Barmantje

Today's Throwback Thursday features a couple whose happy marriage of over 30 years is a true inspiration. Since this day in 1982, the Barmantjes have raised three amazing children and become great members of their community, but today we're looking back at the wedding that started it all!

Couple's Name: Nick and Mary Pat Barmantje

Wedding Snapshot:

Wedding Date: February 20, 1982
Ceremony Location: Our Lady of the Wayside church in Arlington Heights, IL 
Reception Location: The Barn of Barrington
Number of Guests: 180
First Dance Song: I Love You Just the Way You Are
Bridesmaid Dress Color: Teal

How did you meet?

We met at college, at Eastern Illinois University.

When and how were you engaged?

We were engaged in 1981.  Nick took me to a fancy restaurant and proposed.  We bought a bottle of champagne to bring to my parents house to celebrate.

Throwback Extra: The women in this picture have all been friends since kindergarten!
What was your most memorable wedding day moment?

We were concerned about the weather.  Getting married in Chicago in February can be risky.  It was a rare semi warm sunny day.  Being a 2nd grade teacher, many of my students were at the church.

If you could do it all over, would you change anything?


What is one piece of advice that you can give to our brides and grooms?

Always keep the lines of communication open and remember to laugh together!!

Thanks Nick and Mary Pat for being a part of Throwback Thursday! If you are interested or would like to submit a family member or friend to be featured in an upcoming Throwback Thursday feature please contact

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