Our Story

Hey y’all! We’re Lidia and Andrea, a mother-daughter wedding planning and design dynamic duo based right here in San Antonio, in the heart of this great state of Texas! We can’t wait to meet you and hear from your heart how we can encourage and guide you to bring to life a Signature Wedding created just for you! We have produced some amazing weddings and events in some of the most beautiful venues in the San Antonio and Hill Country areas. Yours will be the best one yet!

Lidia Milo – My Story

I am proud to say that I consider myself to be a heart and soul Texan, although I was born in Yugoslavia, have lived in Paris, Chicago, Boston and New York. As we Texas-lovin’ transplants like to say:  “… I got here as fast as I could.”

After finishing college, I came to San Antonio in 1983 where I met my husband-to-be.  35 years and 3 fantastic kids later, I give God praise that our family is still going strong!  In 1985 i started a salon/spa that grew to be one of the largest in San Antonio located in the Medical Center.  It was a dream team of the most talented, well-trained and cool stylists in town. But we were also well known for being the party place. Our clients felt the love with every celebration – full buffets, music and decor for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, July 4th, and more.  And let’s not forget Fiesta, complete with mariachis serenading us from the salon’s balcony.  Good times!  I just loved making our clients and my great team happy with heart-felt celebrations.  Here were the roots of my love for event planning.  After becoming a mom and selling the salon/spa I started getting requests to do weddings and interior decor.  That gradually grew into a business, Lidia Milo Home Staging, Weddings and Events.  I soon realized that weddings were not only my talent but my heart.  Many weddings and events later, serendipity has brought us to Orchids In Blue Wedding Planning and Design where I partner with my beautiful and very talented daughter Andrea to plan, design and create with you the masterpiece that is your wedding!

Andrea Milo – My Story

Hey, y’all, I’m Andrea. Partner in Orchids In Blue and Chief Executive Officer of sass.  Having been blessed to be born and raised in Texas, I know what it means to take things slow and appreciate the little things in life.  Going to country concerts with my best friends, 2 a.m. after-concert snacks at Whataburger, floatin’ down the Frio, backyard bon fires, lovin’ on my siberian husky Nika, or just being with my family, my attitude is always, “Life is Good!”   I also enjoy spending time with my two older siblings.  They’re pretty cool, almost as cool as me.  We enjoyed being on swim team and doing triathlons together.  We are also active at our church as part of praise team and production crew. Seeing how God uses each of us every weekend is really a blessing.  Like any real Texan, I love my country music.  From King George to Cody Johnson to Dustin Lynch, they all keep my days rolling.

When I’m not working, and football season rolls around, I open up a pack of ear plugs and start handing them out to my family and neighbors because I’m at home cheering for my boys – the Cowboys that is.  Now, if you’re a Packers or Patriots fan, I will gladly refer you to another wedding planner in town.  JK!  Told y’all I was sassy.

At the ripe old age of 15, I did my first solo party for my best friend’s 13th birthday.  It was a hit and I was hooked!  I completely fell in love with every aspect of doing events and after I graduated, I knew I wanted to be a wedding planner.  The best part of my awesome job is seeing your big-as-Texas smile when you see how we have combined your treasured ideas into the masterpiece that is your unique wedding.  A close second is working with my mom.  We are definitely at our best together and are ready put all our skills to work for you to make your Pinterest board come to life.

Why us?

As wedding planners, we are not pricey, we are priceless! Your wedding day is also priceless. There are no mulligans, no do-overs that you can tweak and fix. One chance to do it right with no looking back, no regrets. You are a pro at what you do. We are pros at what we do. And for your wedding day, nothing but a pro will do! Our natural creative talent is very valuable, but it takes training, a great staff, strong planning and organizational skills along with our many years of experience to take a raw space and transform it into a breath-taking, memory making experience just for you. As former home stagers, we are thoroughly familiar with the concept that “emotional connection” is essential. Because emotions have such a powerful impact on memories, we plan and design your entire wedding to involve many layers of emotions meant to create enjoyment essential to creating those glowing, lasting memories that you want for your wedding. You and your guests will delight in a well-orchestrated wedding day that is a smooth running, wondrous and peaceful experience. Your harmonious wedding day is irreplaceable. So, no need to look any further, your search is over, we’re exactly what you need!

Let’s get together. We can’t wait to meet you.

What was the inspiration behind “Orchids in Blue”?

As mentioned above, we used to be Lidia Milo Home Staging and Events. But when Andrea turned 20, I wanted a new look and a new name to represent a more balanced partnership. After looking at thousands of pictures, our now theme picture just seemed to draw me in and touched my heart.  But I didn’t quite know how and why it should work for us. So I brought it to Andrea and asked her why this picture was speaking to me. She took one look and immediately replied:  “Oh, that’s easy. We are the water and our brides are the beautiful orchids. They are gently floating as we hold them up throughout their wedding process.” And this folks, is one great example of why we are a dynamic duo. We are better together and we’re here to ensure a smooth journey to your wedding day and an amazing outcome so that you can savor every single moment of your beautiful and authentic gathering.