Let’s talk bridal bouquets. Every bride envisions herself carrying one down the aisle and having it in hand for wedding day photos. Here’s what you may not realize; they’re heavy, awkward, and can be a difficult prop to work with. Don’t get me wrong, I love them. My goal here is to have you to think about the flowers, and the size, weight, shape, and comfort of your bouquet ahead of time. Carrying around a flower arrangement all day is generally… Read more »

My husband and I recently took a ten day, 3100 mile road trip that included Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Lake Louise & Banff, Canada, (Love those Canadian Rockies!!) . While in Banff we visited the Fairmont Banff Springs Chateau which is an exquisite castle-like property nestled in the Rockies with spectacular views. As we explored the property, we discovered staff setting up for a wedding reception. What I liked was the simplicity of the décor. They were allowing the room to… Read more »

Cherry Blossom Cake It’s springtime and there are some fabulous cakes out there to help celebrate your wedding in style. A question was asked on Facebook recently about where to find an extravagant and inexpensive wedding cake. Seem like a contradiction? Well it depends on how the bride defines extravagant…and inexpensive. First thing is to define your cake budget. The next is to ask what makes a cake extravagant to you? Is it color, tall tiers, flowers, pearls, beads, fondant? Try to… Read more »

One year seems to spill into the next as far as trends go and quite frankly when it comes to wedding planning there are certain things that never seem to go out of style; roses, peonies, beautiful soft colors, Canon in D and comfort food are some good examples.If these trends for 2015 (shared below) appeal to your aesthetic trust me, there will be a plethora of Pinterest pins, blog articles and real wedding pictures to aid in your wedding… Read more »

Professionally made chalk sign

Cruising through Pinterest today there were some fun new wedding signs that popped up. Specifically chalkboard signs. It is a trend right now but one that I happen to like. The idea is easily adapted for many areas of your venue and whether you are using chalkboards other materials, like burlap or old boards it is a great leaping off place. There are many videos available on You Tube on creating Chalkboard signs. The one above shows an easy project… Read more »