Industrial Meets Victorian Charm: A Styled Photo Shoot

Industrial Meets Victorian Charm: A Styled Photo Shoot

I recently had the honor of designing and planning a styled photo shoot that took place at The Brightside Music & Event Venue in Downtown Dayton, Ohio.  Here’s the story behind this Industrial Meets Victorian Charm shoot. The Victorian Era Dinner Party The...
7 Wedding Traditions: Just Where Did They Originate Anyway?

7 Wedding Traditions: Just Where Did They Originate Anyway?

Weddings and traditions go hand-in-hand.  You’ve all heard of the bouquet toss, the garter toss, the bride wearing a white dress, and saving the top layer of the wedding cake. But just where did those age-old wedding traditions originate anyway?  Here are 7 wedding...
6 Wedding Traditions That Shock Engaged Couples

6 Wedding Traditions That Shock Engaged Couples

Today’s weddings don’t always include the age-old traditions, and many couples may wonder where those traditions come from anyway. Let’s have some fun and look at 6 wedding traditions that shock engaged couples – and we’ll list some “normal” ones that you may still...
Purple Isn’t Just a Summer Wedding Color Anymore!

Purple Isn’t Just a Summer Wedding Color Anymore!

Simple, Yet Whimsical Wedding Photo Shoot As a new planner still building my clientele portfolio, I decided to work with a local venue this past summer on a photo shoot – also known in the wedding industry as a styled shoot – to be able to show you some of my design...
Remarkable Wedding 101:  How Engaged Couples Can Wow Their Guests!

Remarkable Wedding 101: How Engaged Couples Can Wow Their Guests!

Does the DIY craze drive you crazy? Are you on a DIY budget but don’t have the time or ability to create your centerpieces and décor? If you are like most engaged couples, you want to have a remarkable wedding and wow your guests! But how? Don’t stress out just yet! I...
Vow Renewal Celebrating 25 Years of Marriage

Vow Renewal Celebrating 25 Years of Marriage

Planning weddings are my passion — and when someone comes to me asking if I can plan a 25th anniversary vow renewal for him and his wife, who never had a wedding, a myriad of emotions begin welling up inside me.  And when the groom is my own brother-in-law, it...
Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Planner:  The “Real” Differences!

Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Planner: The “Real” Differences!

As I talk to engaged couples about how a wedding planner can help them in numerous ways, the one thing I am hearing more and more from them is …. “We don’t need a wedding planner because our venue is providing a coordinator for our wedding...
Choosing Amazing Flowers For Your Wedding

Choosing Amazing Flowers For Your Wedding

Flowers are one of the most important aspects of a wedding — and the average couple spends approximately 10% of their wedding budget on them!  But how do you go about choosing flowers that reflect your style and the overall mood of your wedding?  Consulting with...