Category Archives: DIY Project

Dear Better Business Bureau – leave the wedding planning to us!

Dear Better Business Bureau, We were delighted to see that you chose wedding planning as a topic of your recent blog.  We too believe passionately in doing business better.  To us that means giving our clients honest and well-founded information. … Continue reading

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Find of the Moment: Saving the Day

Knowing how much brides spend on their dresses, veils and accessories for the day of the wedding, not to mention hair and makeup, we found an accessory that will help you showcase all those beautiful things.  Voted 2012 Best Accessory … Continue reading

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Find of the Moment: Hanging On To Something Special

Imagine walking into your closet to grab your favorite outfit, to find it hanging on a hanger that has your name on it – how is that for something special, something uniquely personal!  LilaFrances’s personalized wire wedding hangers on Etsy is … Continue reading

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Confessions of a wedding planner – we don’t need another app or web site!

Our friend Beth takes our wedding planning business very seriously and is a constant source of useful and interesting wedding related tid bids.  Yesterday, Beth stopped by, holding a copy of Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine.  I thought that she had … Continue reading

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A theme for your wedding?

This advice column was published in the DIY Weddings Magazine, Summer 2012 Generally, I stay away from themes – “wedding”, as the celebration of your love and commitment, is a big enough theme already, don’t you think? Once in a … Continue reading

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Gracious Wedding Hosting

As I was sipping my morning coffee today, a Los Angeles Times headline caught my eye – “This bride takes the low road.”  Intrigued, I read today’s installment of Ask Amy (see article below). Amy Dickinson highlighted an aspect of … Continue reading

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Find of the Moment : the perfect spring wedding flower – Viburnum

When you look like this, you really don’t need much of an introduction.  Viburnum is the joy of spring – a woody hedge that bursts with the most amazing round puffs of blooms almost overnight.  If you are into gardening, … Continue reading

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Find of the Moment: Push-up Pops Make Fun DIY Desserts

Come on!  Let’s do some push-ups!  No, this is not about my new year’s resolution to exercise more.  These push-ups make fun DIY desserts.  Stylist and entertainer, Courtney Dial Whitmore, is the brains behind Push-Up Pops. By creating desserts that … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A Wedding Planner: Not All Flowers Are Created Equal!

Recently, a fellow floral designer and member of the  American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), asked me why I promote the DIY floral projects and retailers such as Trader Joe’s and Costco that tend to undercut pricing at boutique floral … Continue reading

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Find of the Moment: Freshly Roasted Coffee for Aromatic Wedding Favors

Think “milkman”, but caffeinated. Then think “coffee shop” but in your living room. That’s how Jennie-Mae describes her unique coffee roasting and delivery business.  We are so accustomed to buying our coffee in large quantities from discount warehouses or supermarkets, that the … Continue reading

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