• A PERFECT SUMMER ENDING

    This couple had a coral, magenta, and pink color scheme accented with gold throughout their rustic venue. The bright colors popped so perfectly against the soft pink and grays, making it a perfect ending to the summer!

    Photo Credit: Susie Marie Photography

  • WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A CEREMONY MUSICIAN

    There’s something that happens to the atmosphere when you add live music. Your event becomes more inviting, people start to feel fancier and guests have a hard time not feeling the love.

    Photo Credit: Sweet Ice Cream Photography

  • HULA HOOP WREATHS

    You keep seeing it, but what is it? Hula hoop wreaths and decor have made their debut and we can’t get enough! From birthday parties to weddings, they work anywhere and are such a unique decor item. Old or cheap hula hoops can be made into different decor pieces, and with just a little bit of creativity, you can make your very own DIY hula hoop wreath!

    Photo Credit: Ruth Eileen Photography

  • ENCHANTED FOREST ENGAGEMENT

    Jeff and Audriana are lovers of the outdoors, the water, and of each other. Jeff proposed at their family cabin while heading out on a hike. They share a love for music as well and brought some instruments to jam on during their session including a guitar handed down to the bride-to-be from her grandfather. Just an extra special touch added to this gorgeous couple’s engagement shoot.

    Photo Credit: Theresa Wooner Photography 

  • GOLD CUFF FLOWER CORSAGES | LIVING JEWELRY

    Floral cuffs, bracelet corsages, living jewelry… whatever you want to call them, we call them incredible! Passionflower is a floral design studio based in Ann Arbor, Michigan that specializes in floral fashion, jewelry, floral styling, and weddings.  Susan McLeary is the designer behind Passionflower and sees herself as a “corsage ambassador.”

  • ELEGANT BREWERY WEDDING

    Hannah has always had a passion for weddings, and it showed through the details throughout the entire day. From fresh florals laced throughout to the gold chandelier, it was all around a beautiful and elegant wedding.

    Photo Credit: Ahna Maria Photography

Wedding Gowns and Weight Loss

Today I went with one of my wonderful brides to try on her wedding gown. Her wedding is in December, but last week at a meeting, she mentioned to me that she had lost about twenty pounds and that she was worried about what her gown would look like. I was VERY worried too. Her […] Read more…

Children, Wedding Receptions

To have or have not is the usual question regarding children at wedding receptions. Personally, as the mother of three, I love having a dressy night out without having to worry about what my children are doing, but not all parents feel the same way. Here are some tips to entertaining young children at the […] Read more…

The Importance of Wedding Budgets

I have been working on a really spectacular event. It is one of the more expensive ones in my career. But even with all the money they are spending, they are stressing out over the event budget. I should go back a bit on this story. I was hired on this event after several of […] Read more…

Avoid Bridal Attire Malfunctions

I got to be a guest! Okay, I wasn’t at a wedding. I was actually at the Bohemian Ball, a fund raiser for Hospice. We in the wedding industry here in Orlando lost a very close friend this year to pancreatic cancer. Jonathan Panzuck was one of the most talented floral designers I have ever […] Read more…

Cruise Weddings & Group Honeymoons

I just returned from my annual family vacation. Every year my entire family, mom, brothers, sisters-in-law, my kids and I take a cruise. This has been going on for more than twelve years. During that time, I have noticed more and more brides and grooms aboard the cruise ships. It is really fascinating. I personally […] Read more…

More “Wedding Regrets”

I had dinner with a bunch of friends tonight. The conversation wandered again to what, if any, regrets did each of them have with their wedding day. The answers were similar to the answers from the other day. My friend Lisa, who is also a wonderful wedding planner, said that she regretted having a big […] Read more…

Wedding Regrets?

Yesterday I had the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of my girlfriends. Like me, most of them had a big, formal wedding at least ten years ago. We began to discuss any regrets that we had about the wedding day. I thought the topics would be interesting to share, in the hopes that […] Read more…

Being a Wonderful Wedding Client

I socialize with a lot of vendors in the wedding industry. It is fun to be with people who can identify with the challenges and excitement of working with couples on the most significant party of their lives to date. We all get a chuckle over the funny stories… the drunken toasts, the crazy late […] Read more…

Wedding Pictures from Ashley & Matt’s Wedding

I am so excited to share these photos from Matt and Ashley’s wedding. If you look at my earlier posts, this is the wedding at Casa Monica where we did the dinner in one room and the dancing and dessert up on the pool deck. Thank you to Nuvisions in Photography, Curt Littlecott and Stephanie […] Read more…

Keeping a Sense of Humor on the Wedding Day

I just came off another big wedding weekend. I was fortunate to find myself at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes again. The weather proved to be a challenge again as well. It always amazes me that, mid-week, the weather is beautiful, and then on the weekends we get rain and wind. This past weekend, we […] Read more…

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