David & Erica
Getting married can be an incredibly exciting time but can also be stressful because there are hundreds of things that need to be coordinated in order to have the wedding that you’ve dreamed of. Thankfully, the Lord has blessed us with wonderful people to help during this time, such as Erin Joyner. We have known Erin for almost 12 years and she has many wonderful gifts including being very smart, organized, and detail oriented. Most importantly, she loves the Lord and wants to see Him glorified during this special time for you both. We were incredibly blessed to have Erin help us coordinate our wedding almost 8 years ago and she did a wonderful job and we know she will do the same for you!
Every wedding celebration is unique and as a result, can have its own challenges and ours was no different. We had family spread out across the country and to make it easier on all of them travel wise, we had our wedding the same weekend Erica graduated. We had quite a lot going on with the rehearsal dinner Thursday night, graduation Friday night, and then the wedding on Saturday. We both also come from families that have gone through a divorce before so we had several step parents that attended and it was a challenge to honor our parents in a way that wouldn’t make our step parents feel left out. Erin did a wonderful job in helping us to overcome these challenges and keep everything on track.
I remember the rehearsal being a particularly stressful time because many of our family members were traveling that day and some arrived late. It was also the first time that many of our family members had seen each other in years and they seemed more interested in catching up on old times than walking through the ceremony. Erin knew that we had a limited amount of time because we had a set time to arrive at the restaurant for dinner. She firmly, yet lovingly, corralled the group and we were able to accomplish everything we needed to (and have fun in the process!) and we arrived just in time for dinner. We appreciated her taking the lead on this because we were both in an awkward situation with our families and Erin handled it like a pro!
The wedding day was no different, again she kept everyone on track and everyone knew where they were supposed to be and when and it worked out beautifully! She even took care of some of the little details that we forgot or didn’t even think about and we are so grateful to her for that.
Erin has been such a blessing to us and we are so thankful that she helped us coordinate our wedding. We would recommend her to anyone because she is so organized and has such a keen attention to detail! She took away a lot of the stress and pressure, allowing us to enjoy our wedding, and I know that she will do the same for you. We hope you enjoy your wedding!