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...
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...
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. ...
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...