Design Inspiration | The Ceremony

I cannot be more in love with this image of ceremony perfection.


Inspiration | The Cocktail Hour

You're guests may not want to come in for dinner with this swank cocktail hour setup!


Runway To Aisle | The Dress

How gorgeous is this dress from Saint Wobil seen on the runway during Mercedes-Benz 2012 New York Fashion Week?

Winston Rodney Photography     


Wedding Therapy | The Highly Organized Bride


First Diagnosis | A Highly Organized Bride

My bestie has a type A personality of sorts. Not the overly obsessive characteristics, but everything, I mean everything, is done in order and on some sort of time line.  She got engaged on October 30, 2011 and by the second week of February 2012 this was her check list.

Wedding Date…Check
Budget Established…Check
Guest List Created…Check
Bridal Party Selected…Check (wait to you see what she sent us!)
Color Scheme Chosen …Check
Venue Selected…Check
Photographers Chosen…Check
Wedding Dress Ordered…Check
Engagement Photos taken…Check

Everything was done in. that. order.  She is in the process of choosing entertainment as I type.  What did I tell you?   She has a plan.

Her methodical way of doing things has led to a low stress level in planning. She is as cool as a cucumber, or at least she seems that way to me.  I think this is attributed to her planning things based on what is most important to her.  As you can see, nothing related to decor is on this list. And this is what I do!  Some brides, have contacted me about decor and haven't even chosen a venue yet!  It's all about what is most important to you.

Take home message.  Start planning your wedding based on what things are most important to you.  Try and limit these to the top three, and order them from most important to least.  Tackle these tasks first, after you have established a realistic budget.  Can you guess what the next session is about?

The Bestie Bride

My best friend is engaged.  (insert happy dance, here) 

I have always been envious of those movies, where the main character has this one friend that she has been friends with for like ever and that is her go to gal.  Does that really happen in life?  Apparently it does...and to me! We have been friends since the eighth grade and have shared some major life events since then, so it is so exciting to share this time with her. 

Us...Graduating from High School

Us...at my wedding!
The best part of it all is that being in the wedding industry, she kind of has me as her wedding therapist if you will.  She calls me when she has concerns regarding a certain facet of wedding planning, and I give my opinion on what seems reasonable and what doesn’t.  Unlike a regular friend, I am a bride's best friend, literally.  I am overly interested in wedding stuff 24/7/365, so I could talk about her wedding all day long. Lucky for her, I am her best friend! Ha!  And unlike a regular therapist, we don’t have doctor/patient privilege, so I get to share our sessions with you on this blog. I did ask her if it were okay, of course!

Hopefully, our sessions will help those of you planning your wedding, no matter how far along you are.  We are covering it all!


A Bella Bride

Laura Leslie Photography
I love a great photographer.  I always recommend that not a good or even a great, but a PHENOMENAL photographer, is in your overall wedding budget.  This image explains why.  To view more of this lovely fete, click here.