Encore Weddings – Falling in love again

January 30, 2018Love, Marriage, Proposal, Reception, Wedding

“How lucky to have been twice blessed in marriage!” – Harriet Smith, Emma (film) Every wedding is a unique and wonderful event. Just because it is your second (or third) marriage, doesn’t mean your special day is any less important than your first. Every desire should be considered and every detail should be planned. Because it … Read More

Celebrating LGBT Pride Month

June 20, 2017Love, Marriage, Personal

June is LGBT Pride Month and a chance for us to appreciate diversity and practice acceptance. This is my “coming out” story. When I was 16, I came out as a mixed-race person. I know that it may not sound like a big deal these days, but this was the 1980’s. I went to a … Read More

The Dress

April 5, 2017Marriage, Vendors, Wedding

Once you got the dress handled, it’s all downhill from there.  – Helen Hunt in “What Women Want” Okay, maybe planning your wedding isn’t all downhill, but it can sure seem stressful especially after you are over the thrill of picking out your gown. For many newly engaged brides, dress shopping is a fun and … Read More

Wedding Rehearsals…Don’t expect perfection

March 28, 2017Marriage, Wedding

In the theatre, you know that before any performance there are rehearsals. And your wedding is no exception. You and your fiancé are the lead actors, your wedding party is the supporting cast, and your wedding planner is the director. Like a play, rehearsal is a chance to practice your parts. But if you have … Read More

What’s in a name? – Deciphering the Wedding Planner Code

February 22, 2017Wedding, Wedding Planners

Wedding planner, wedding director, wedding coordinator, day-of coordinator, month-of coordinator, full planning, partial planning…I Know, Right!  What do all these different terms mean? When you start looking for a wedding planner, you might have an idea of what that person does, but like most people, you are probably just saying “I need someone to help … Read More

My Forever Valentine

February 14, 2017DIY, Love, Marriage, Proposal

My Forever Valentine Valentine’s Day. When you are single it either goes unnoticed or you are dreading it. But if you are one of the six million people who planned to propose marriage (or were proposed to) on February 14th, the day now becomes something extra special. Maybe you are still recovering from your wedding … Read More