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...
The First 6 Things To Do When You Get Engaged!

The First 6 Things To Do When You Get Engaged!

You’ve just said “Yes” to a proposal of marriage – how exciting! So, what’s the next step? Here are my tips for the first # things to do when you get engaged. (And by the way, I have another blog post on this same topic that tells you the top 12 things you should do...
7 Essential Tips for Attending Bridal Shows

7 Essential Tips for Attending Bridal Shows

It’s hard to believe it’s mid-January already.  I think I’m still recovering from the holidays! But, we are also in the midst of “engagement season” and bridal show season is gearing up!  There are many shows happening in both Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio (and beyond),...
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...
Wedding Decor:  Linens & Fabrics & Tents – Oh My!

Wedding Decor: Linens & Fabrics & Tents – Oh My!

Determining the colors or theme of your wedding can be one of the most enjoyable tasks in the long list of things that need to be done before the big day. These days, weddings can have simple centerpieces and minimal décor — or you can go over the top and be...
Engaged?  Celebrate with Cake — And Then Do These 12 Things!

Engaged? Celebrate with Cake — And Then Do These 12 Things!

Congratulations, you said YES and are engaged!! Let the engagement parties begin and then celebrate with cake! (Of course, it will be followed by months of dieting!) So what’s next? Here are 12 things you can do: Tell Your Friends & Families About Your Engagement...
Wedding Day Disaster:  Don’t Let Your Day Turn Into a Horror Story!

Wedding Day Disaster: Don’t Let Your Day Turn Into a Horror Story!

I was chatting recently with Michelle Miskell of Glamorous Weddings about a wedding day disaster at one of my weddings last year, and we started comparing stories. She was telling me of her concerns about a client hiring a small, little known restaurant to “cater”...
12 Must Have Wedding Planning Tips For Every Bride and Groom

12 Must Have Wedding Planning Tips For Every Bride and Groom

Planning a Wedding and Looking for Tips? Here are my top 12 wedding planning tips when planning a wedding.  Because, let’s be honest — poor planning and unrealistic expectations is what turns a starry-eyed bride or groom into a bridezilla or groomzilla. ...