Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fireflies anyone?

My friends are the greatest, and they are always looking out for me! That is why I was so excited when a friend of mine emailed me some adorable pictures from a trip that her and her fiance were on. She knows that I am always looking for inspiration, and she thought that this picture would provide some and I couldn't agree more. After working on a couple of outdoor weddings this year, I love the idea of mason jars, candles, tea lights, big sticks, fabric, and lace, just to name a few! When I got this picture it immediately made me think of all of those things! It also made me think of an invite that I had seen on Minted, and took me back to one of my favorite elegant but yet rustic weddings of a good friend of mine. So here they are for your viewing pleasure...
Picture from Emily with mason jars and tea lights...LOVE how they are hung!

I have always loved this invite from

Beautiful centerpieces with tealights from Erin's Wedding!
Holland Photography

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Check out my post on Weddzilla!

It is Tuesday, and that means that my blog post is up on Weddzilla today! Be sure to check it out...


Monday, March 21, 2011

Travel Agent

berman travel
Are you looking for the perfect travel agent? Well, look no further! Shelby Campbell is just the person that you are looking for! Shelby became a travel consultant in April 2010, a few months after she returned from her honeymoon. Shelby works for Berman Travel, which is what she used to book her honeymoon. The travel agent that helped her and her husband was very personable and knowledgeable. Berman made the honeymoon search and booking process simple. Berman travel is different from other travel agencies, because they work closely with their clients. The agents were available for anything they needed.

With her love for traveling added to the personable treatment that Berman Travel offered, it perked her interest in the travel industry. She wanted to be able to help others plan their honeymoons, family trips, etc with the ease that she had. Shelby has been with Berman Travel for almost a year and has had a blast getting to know couples and families, while assisting them with trips around the world.

Berman Travel offers personalized service to help build itineraries for honeymoons, destination weddings, family trips, quick getaways, cruises, bachelor/bachelorette parties, girlfriend getaways, babymoons, etc. Anything their clients want, they can build an itinerary for! However, they specialize in honeymoons and destination weddings.They provide flights, resorts, hotels, transfers, tours, car rentals, as well as travel insurance.

Shelby's advice for bride and groom's when booking a honeymoon is to discuss what your expectations are for the trip. Make a list of what is important to you. For example:
-all inclusive resort
-adult only
-destination with a non stop flight
-less than 30 minutes from the airport
-several pools
-more than 5 restaurants
-beach activities and water sports
-nightly entertainment
Also, think about how much you would like to invest on the honeymoon. Make a budget that works for you both.
Look into possible destinations for the honeymoon- South Pacific, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, etc. Narrow down the destinations you are interested in.

Berman Travel also specializes in destination weddings in Mexico and the Caribbean. Be sure to check out their website or email Shelby directly at

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Adorable Program Idea!

Meet Our Bridal Party Cootie Catcher (PDF - DESIGN ONLY)  Meet Our Bridal Party Cootie Catcher (PDF - DESIGN ONLY) 
                            Meet Our Bridal Party Cootie Catcher (PDF - DESIGN ONLY)

When looking for some inspiration, I came across this adorable Bridal Party Cootie Catcher from Darling Girl Paper. Sometimes clients just don't want to do the traditional program, so instead they want other options. I thought that these are super cute and fun! It helps guests to learn a little bit more about you while they are waiting for you to walk down the aisle! I think that these are programs that your guests surely won't throw away at the end of the ceremony!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Red K Photography

I had the privilege of meeting with Kelli from Red K Photography this afternoon and it was an absolute blast! Her passion for photography is clear and evident in how excited she is when she talks about it. Kelli began five years ago when she started taking pictures of her friends, family, and her travel adventures. Since then her love and talent for photography began to really shine, and she started Red K Photography. She shoots everything from corporate events to families to weddings. Make sure to check out her work!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


a)Powers Hanging Glass Bubble Collection

b) Iznik Dhurrie Rug

c) Andalusia Rug
Ummm...I just got my new West Elm catalog and I am in L.O.V.E with so many things!!! While I love doing my daily stalking of wedding blogs, I also love to search other magazines and websites for inspiration. When perusing through the pages of the catalog I found myself getting so excited about so many things that I felt as though I needed to share them with you! So let's get started! I think that the glass vases featured in photo a are super cool! You can put all sorts of flowers or votives and hang them over dinner tables, specialty tables, windows, the opportunities are endless. The rugs in b and c would be awesome in your soft seating area and you could pick up the designs in the rugs and incorporate them throughout your wedding stationary. The pillows in d and e would also be perfect for your soft seating area and tossing them on a couch or ottoman. These are just a few of my favorites that you could incorporate into your event and give it some extra pizzazz!! 
 Photos- West Elm
d) Mongolian Lamb Pillow

e) Pintuck Sham

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Nectar Floral Design Class

I have had the privilege of working with Nectar on some of my events and they do great work! That is why I was so excited to get this email, and I had to pass it along to you. They are offering a floral design class on March 10th from 6-7. Bring your favorite vase and you will learn how to choose the right flowers, take care of them, and how to get that WOW factor that you have been looking for. The cost is $50, so call to reserve your space today- 704-905-9808.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Vanessa and John

John and Vanessa met on a chilly fall afternoon on October 5th, 2008 at a mutual friends house. Upon meeting, the two immediately felt a strong attraction for one another and thus, blossomed into a forever standing relationship. John, a teacher; Vanessa, an Insurance Underwriter at the time, courted each other for the next two years, leading each other through amazing experiences and memorable adventures. It wasn't until the year 2010 when the two had entered in the conversation of marriage and the relationship took its next step. In the fall of 2010, John bought an engagement ring without Vanessa's knowledge, looking to surprise her in a way that uniquely demonstrated the type of relationship they had. He took her to his parents for the Christmas holiday, and then on to Lake Placid, NY for what she thought would be two days of skiing and shopping in the Olympic Village. On December 26th, the inseparable pair decided to try their luck at ice skating on the very ice Olympians had speed skated on in the 1980 Olympics. It was here where John dropped to his knee and asked Vanessa for her hand in Matrimony. It is with great excitement that on July 30th, 2011, John and Vanessa will become husband and wife, leading each other on a new set of memories and adventures in the many years ahead.

Cheers and I can't wait to be a part of your big day!