Lots of talk about kids at weddings in the last few days in "blogland"! It is such a personal thing, but really young children really should not be included in an evening wedding unless there is a babysitter and lots of things to keep them busy. This wedding had lots of children in the wedding and they were so cute! They ranged in age from 18 months to 10 years old. They were very good and did their job oh so well!!! If you are planning to include children in your wedding be prepared for them to be "not perfect". Know that whatever happens on the way down the aisle is going to be adorable. And, if you plan on having them at your reception, hire a babysitter, make arrangements for a room at the venue to be set up just for the kids and have the parents bring toys, coloring books and PJ'S for the youngest members of the wedding. Everyone will have a good time and the kids will not meltdown in the dining room. P.S. Thanks to Bill Brokaw for these adorable photos of one of my recent weddings! Visit http://www.brokawphotos.com/ for more!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Browsing the wedding websites for ideas, I came across two ideas that caught my eye. For all of you DIY brides, these are things you can do yourself to make your winter or holiday wedding special. This invitation can be easily designed from supplies bought at a craft store. The placecard/favor is such a cute idea and all you need are candy canes and red ribbon. Print out your guest names on your computer and tie them on the candy cane. How adorable! I am not a big fan of brides taking on extra work, but sometimes you have to do little things to give your wedding the finishing touch! So, for all you crafty girls- this could be fun.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Today I got the lovliest email from a bride/ designer! She is sweet, elegant and creates the most beautiful custom designed invitations! One of the things that captured me was her wonderful French background. She is the descendent of artists in Napoleonic France- but, I won't give it all away!! Go to http://www.atelierisabey.com/ and see her designs, her lovely face and interesting family history... and then call her!!
I LOVE this idea!! I found it in the new Martha Stewart Weddings magazine and I couldn't wait to share!! Who would ever think to put emerald and aqua together to make a smashing color scheme for a wedding?!! And, I think the idea of using bell jars with votives for your tables is such a sweet idea! There are so many great ideas in this issue of Martha- go out and get it!!!
Friday, November 09, 2007
Thank you, Jill, of Face The Occasion for her kind words after a wedding on Saturday. This is Jill making up the mother of the bride. I love Jill and working with her company is always a pleasure! This is what Jill wrote to me after the wedding: "It was great to see you in action! You were gracious,efficient, patient, and calm. The bride and everyone were at ease because of it. You are in your right profession! Hope to see you soon! Sincerely,Jill "
Thursday, November 08, 2007
I did a glorious fall wedding last weekend and I wanted to share! The florist used elements of fall to create a warm setting for this outdoor event at Appleford Estate. I want to thank Peter at Alvin's Flowers and all the folks at Appleford for making this a beautiful memory for my bridal couple!!!
Sunday, November 04, 2007
I'm back! It has been a wild month and I have not been up to date with my blogging. but, today inspired me to get back to work!! So, I am excited to tell you about the MOST fabulous invitation duo ever!!! http://www.birdandbanner.com%20is/ amazing!! I took a bride to meet them today and saw some of the most unique and exquisite invitations I have ever seen. Everything is custom and based on the wedding. Fabrics, textures and creative ideas of how to say "we are getting married, so please come". From a printed vintage hanky to old postcards from New York and Paris, these invitations are worth having a look! Erin and Nicole love what they do and you will see why when you visit them. Enjoy!!