Bows and Bling! Yes Please!
Imagine my joy when a caterer I love to work with hired me for her own wedding, so fun! I know she has great taste, is amazing to work with and I just plain old like her! I was so excited. And then the reality kicked in that I was just hired by another planner whose mother was also a planner! OMG! No pressure! I luckily got over my crippling fear and Ashley and her mother were able to put aside their planning personas (mostly) and completely enjoy Ashley and Mark’s beautiful wedding.
Venue: Carnegie Institution for Science, Photographer: Lauryn Galloway, Church: St. Albans Parish, Officiant: Reverand Caroline Stewart, Florist: Devers Design Group, Music: Scratch DJ’s, Transportation: Reston Limousine, Lighting: Nomad Event Systems, Alcohol: ACE Beverage, Hair and Makeup: Alison Harper & Co., Rentals: Amaryllis, Planning: Events to a T
Thank goodness for daddy’s! They play in the cold water when mommy does not want to. They clean out and blow up your pool. They make amazing pancakes every weekend and the yummiest smoothies for you all the time. They have dance parties with you and can make huge bubbles with their hands in the bathtub. They make up hilarious songs about nothing and put you to bed every night.
They also let mommy get in a shower, an extra half hour of sleep in the morning, an occasional happy hour or brunch with the girls!
Thank goodness for daddy’s!
We are about to get down to the nitty gritty here. This is something that some people just don’t have to or don’t want to thing about. But somethings have to (or get to) rent your chairs. And sometimes your venue might have chairs you just don’t like. Hence the what kind of chair do I prefer conversation. I am often asked about chivaris as if they are the wedding buzz word, the IT chair, which, they are the go to chair. But they are your only option. And, when left with chairs you don’t love covering them with antiquated chair covers or upgrading are not your only options either. Check out the many creative and beautiful places your guests can rest their booties while enjoying your wedding.
White and Black and quilted, yes please! The Coco Puffs $320
Happy Anniversary Katya & Chad!
It is such a delightful surprise to look up and see a kite flying in the sky. They are so lovely and graceful and bring such joy. What is there not to love about kites? That is why I love love love the idea of a kite themed party! Just so whimsical and pretty!
Weddings go late these days and can start early. By the time the party ends you’ve had these guests with you for 6 hours at least. So it isn’t unusual to feed them a late night snack before they hit the road. Used to be hotels might order a pizza, but things have gotten a lot more sophisticated. From local fare to food trucks (which is a whole different post) couples are making sure their guests are taken care of.
What kind of chuppa to you plan to have? They can be super simple or super complex. Extremely decorated or no decoration at all. Full of flowers or completely stark. Whatever you plan to do, I find them all really beautiful.