Journey to the Alter: Randy & Elianore

Our Randi Events blog is full of entries describing our fabulous weddings after they happen. We’ve decided to try something new – bring you updates of the planning process BEFORE the big day! There’s another twist too – we’re teaming up with a groom to do it! The perspective of the fiancé is certainly unique, and we wanted to share his journey with you. This fall, Randy and his bride-to-be, Elianore, will tie the knot. We’re going to keep our blog updated with Randy’s thoughts along the way. Come October, we’ll feature the finished product: their dream wedding!

How did you and your fiancé meet?

It’s kind of crazy how we ended up together. Before we were born, our families were neighbors in Amman, Jordan. My parents moved to the US in 1984, and I was born here in Tennessee. Our families stayed in touch, and eventually Elianore’s family moved from Jordan to Nashville. Besides occasionally getting together, we didn’t speak very often.

Why did you choose to use a wedding planner?

We know how much is involved in planning a large wedding, and we wanted things to run as smoothly as possible for us on the big day. It’s also helpful for my fiancé to have planners in Nashville, because I am not currently local.

How did you find Randi Events?

We decided to search on the Knot for planners in the area. When we found Randi Events, we knew it was a sign, because my name is Randy too! We met with their staff and knew right away that it was a perfect match.

What is your role in the planning process?

I am a hopeless romantic, and I have always looked forward to my wedding. I can’t wait to get married and have my best friend by my side for the rest of my life. I want to be involved in every part of the planning process, from choosing the venue, to decorations, to music. I’m a total foodie, and Elianore isn’t, so I’m definitely excited to pick the food.

What are you most looking forward to in the planning process?

I’m excited to see the design boards and renderings of what the venue will look like. I’m sure our designers will come up with great ideas for decorations, color scheme, table settings, and all that. It’s going to be such a fun process!

Do you have a special wedding hashtag?

We have two: #italladdsup and #10plus7equals17. The number 7 has always been lucky for Elianore. When it came time to pick a date, we searched for Saturdays in the fall of 2017 and the only one with a 7 was October 7, 2017. And then we realized 10/7/17…10+7=17, it all adds up! The number has popped up numerous times throughout our wedding process already, and it just feels like a great sign.