Friday, December 18, 2015

First Class of Coach?

Recently I took a split airline flight to the west coast.  On the way to California I flew coach main cabin with Delta.  The flight was completely full with three passengers per row.  Leg room was at a minimal as we were practically sitting on top of each other.  I was offered a tiny drink once and one miniature snack.  It was hard to get comfortable because we were crammed in like sardines.  I arrived in California feeling restless.  On my way home I few American Airlines first class.  When I boarded the plane there was a wrapped blanket waiting for me.  There were only two seats per row, and they were large cushioned and very comfortable. I was offered a drink and a warm bowl of nuts.  The flight attendant then asked me which entrĂ©e I would prefer.  After being served my meal, I was given a warm cookie.  The drinks just kept flowing throughout the flight.  I was constantly being ask, can I get you another drink.  Much attention was given by the flight attendant, and it was a totally different experience than the coach flight.  When I arrived home, instead of feeling restless I felt superior.  My nose was in the air after being treated like royalty.  We can apply this scenario to wedding professionals you select for your big day.  Do you prefer coach or first class?  Selecting a lesser priced company with the only qualification being that they are cheaper will most likely get you through your wedding day, but how smooth will the journey be?  I have had the dis-pleasure of working with some coach vendors, and there was always regret with the product.  Saving a few dollars at the expense of your sanity is not worth it.  The moral of this story is: I reached my desired destinations, however the ride was much more comfortable first class.  Choose a first class professional so that you can feel like the king or queen that you really are. 

photo courtesy of NY Times blog 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Black & Gold Themed Wedding

Black and gold are not often used as a wedding color scheme and I wanted to share with you how regal these colors can be.  This wedding was designed with minimal flowers, which is a great look for brides and grooms with allergies or wish to not use flowers.  What do you think of this color scheme?

Photography by Addy Photography

Friday, December 4, 2015

Pantone 2016 Color of the Year...

Pantone has announced its 2016 color of the year, and for the first time it is a blend of two shades.  Please meet:


PANTONE 13-1520 & PANTONE 15-3919

I love both shades and am looking forward to creating some beautiful events with these colors.  
What are your thoughts on the color?

Photos compliments of and 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

California Dreaming

Just returned from a wonderful trip to California to attend my bridal associations annual conference.  It is always great to see all my ABC brothers and sister from around the world.  Attending these conferences always refreshes me and inspires me to do new things.  The trip began with a super fun tour of Los Angeles and ended with some great parties and classes.  Below I will share some of the sights with you.  Until 2016...

 Santa Monica Pier 
 Mountains in Santa Monica
 The Canals of Venice
 Rodeo Drive
 Palm Trees of Beverly Hills 
 Beverly Hill Park 
 Paramount Pictures
 View of Los Angeles City Lights from Griffith Observatory  
 Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame 
 Napkin and Menu from Farm Fresh Luncheon
 from Farm Fresh Luncheon

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Carryn & Matthew

Carryn and Matthew were married in a whimsical celebration at Oakleaf Plantation in Orange Park Florida.  The entire wedding guest list came in from out of town and country.  The wedding was adorned with beautiful flowers from  A Fantasy in Flowers.  The guests dined on fine cuisine from Anthony's Catering, and they danced the night away with Feedback Entertainment.  The linens and overall design by Elegant Weddings by Lisa.  It was such a pleasure working with such great clients, and I wish them a happy and blessed union...

Photography by Deremer Studios