Grab a cigar, and hit the bar!

My love of event planning is magnified when a birthday comes around. I always love helping to throw a birthday party, and without a doubt, I love to throw surprise parties for my loved ones. This month, my husband turned 30 - and, of course, we had to celebrate him. Over the past few years, [...]

Minute by Minute

For anyone who knows me, it came as no surprise that for our wedding week I mapped out a minute by minute timeline. While I know timelines can be intimidating, I always encourage brides to make one. The process of creating one is more important - in some ways - than the timeline itself. Going [...]

Wedding Week

I know I've talked about this on the blog before, but after a busy September filled with a lot of brides, I think it's time to revisit it. The week of a wedding is stressful, emotional, and busy. It can get overwhelming. Your vendors have last minute questions. A lot of payments are due. There [...]

It’s like rain on your wedding day

Not sure if we should dive into how ironic it would be, BUT, it is something to be aware of. A wedding I attended recently was held in a beautiful tent on the coast. The couple got lucky - the rain held off and the breeze wasn't bad, but it got me thinking of weather [...]

Center of Attention

Of all of the details of your wedding day, center pieces often become the center of attention. Throughout the day, your guests are moving, greeting, dancing. But for over an hour, your guests are stationary at a seat. Whether you're serving brunch of a 5 course dinner, your center pieces become the center of attention. [...]

Barbeques got the best of me

But I got the best of them, so in the end, we're even. Except I'm up almost 10 pounds. This summer has been jam-packed with trips, parties, and snacks. The 80/20 rule is no longer in place. I've lost track of what portion control is. Maxi dresses are a bit too forgiving. My cycle of [...]

Bathroom Baskets

A September bride was talking with me about bathroom baskets - and it was then that I realized that a bride may never see the other side of it, so now wonder she asked: Do you make a basket for the men's room? The answer is yes. While I firmly believe gender neutral bathrooms should [...]

Work Wife

Losing your work-spouse is truly a tragic event. While you're so excited for the opportunity that lies ahead of them, it's devastating to lose your coffee-run bud, commiseration partner, and just the brightest part of your day at work. Throwing a going away party at your office is a bit of a different vibe than [...]

Sliding into Mudslides

There's only a few weeks left of warm summer nights, and I plan to make the most of them! One of the best ways - for crews 21 and older - is to mix up a blender full of mud slides and enjoy a backyard fire pit. I first had a mudslide a few years [...]