You're six months out, and what's the truth? Right about now you may be asking yourself, "Are the flowers I’ve chosen going to come in season in time for my wedding? Is the color story I’ve dreamt of going to work in the ballroom? Is my style too contemporary to withstand the test of time? Should I fall back to a classic traditionalism so my photographs will always look “right”? What if the weather turns and we get rain? What if the florist is late? Why did I choose acid green with chocolate brown? Why is this all so expensive!!! Agghhhhh!!!!!“ But honestly, what’s the truth? I ask myself that question often. It’s a tool for me, actually. What is the truth? When I ask that question, it stops me and makes me really think. I always take a deep breath. I always let out a peaceful sigh. And in ... Read More »
Sitting down at your wedding table with friends and family is an experience to be savored, in more ways than one. If you have already planned your menu, or have something in mind, look at it again with new eyes. Rejuvenating a menu, even the most traditional, doesn’t have to mean a complete overhaul of what you want. Sometimes all it takes is a simple variation in style and presentation. Below are a few ideas for ways to make your menu and its presentation reflect who you are, create the right atmosphere for your wedding reception, and add one more incredible memory to an already very special day. A Buffet Cocktail Hour Without a Buffet Instead of the traditional buffet, set up what could best be described as “kiosks.” A kiosk is a simple table, either decorated to go with a theme, or simply adorned with exquisite linen. A server ... Read More »
The perfect wedding: You began imagining the day as far back as you can remember. Now, the real thing -- your milestone day -- is just months away, and although you feel like you’re attempting to go up the downward escalator while simultaneously juggling a bowling ball, a chainsaw, and a flaming torch. Planning can unquestionably be draining, and the meticulous attention to details just saps the life-force out of you. Here’s an idea: Go to the gym! Grab a workout, a yoga class, or maybe some kickboxing -- whatever works for you. Go today! Not a member of a gym, or you let your last membership expire? Don’t let yourself use that as an excuse. Take action. Make it happen. Exercise (coupled with proper nutrition) is the recipe for a renewed sense of energy and vigor. It’s the best way recharge your batteries. Face it, “Miss Frazzled Bride-to-Be,” now ... Read More »
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