Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
S. S is for signature or speciality drink. A signature drink is a super special drink offered to your guests. The drink can be anything you love and is usually offered as your guests arrive at the reception.
T. T is for tent. A tented wedding can be a beautiful, wonderful event. In order to have a tented wedding done well you will need to hire a great tent company and a planning professional who has experience with tented events (like us!). They are tricky and there will be tons of little details to consider.
U. U is for umbrella. If you're totally panicked (as opposed to being okay and go with the flow) about it raining on your wedding day, then pick up a couple of too-cute umbrellas. They'll make for great photos and you'll be so excited to use them that you'll forget about the raindrops.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Even though I am living 3,000 plus miles away from my parents, it wasn't ever a question of whether or not I would fly to California to go dress shopping. I knew that I wanted to find my dress with my Mom by my side. What I didn't expect was that Dad would be so helpful as well- I swear he learned a whole new vocabulary that day! Rouching, tulle, etc. etc.
Well the grand plan was to go to San Francisco for the big hunt, but we decided to go the day before to a couple of places in Sacramento as a "warm up." After a few stops, we ended up our day at a cute little boutique. I tried on a bunch of dresses and kind of liked a few of them, but none were quite what I pictured. Thinking that the day was officially a failure I put my own clothes back on and got ready to leave for home. While I was walking out I noticed a dress hanging in one of the other dressing rooms, so I asked the salesperson about it. It turns out that they had just gotten it in that day and had it in the dressing room to steam it before putting it out on the floor. Despite being tired (and honestly a little sick of dresses in general) I asked if I could try it on. Low and behold, that was it!! I didn't end up buying it right then since we still had our grand plan to go shopping the next day, but the San Fran trip ended up really solidifying that I had already found the dress that I was going to get married in!
I can't tell you too much about it because I want to keep the surprise factor intact for John, but my dress is strapless and ivory, and it is fairly simple and traditional. Trying it on for the first time last week made me even more excited than I was before, something that I didn't think was possible! Now, on to the next task: accessories!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
P. P is for place card. A place card tells your guests in which seat to sit at the table. They are usually placed above the charger plate and above the dessert fork. Some hosts choose not to use a place card and simply allow guests to choose their own seat at their designated table.
Q. Q is for quickly. Yes, photographs are hugely important, but you want to get them done quickly. Be sure to have a clear list for your photographer and make it as short as possible. You want to get to your cocktail hour - unless of course you're very smart and taking all of your photos before the wedding!
R. R is for rest. Be sure to get some rest the night before the wedding. It's a long day and you don't want to be grumpy tired.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
It certainly was a romantic and amazing wedding for Elizabeth and Kevin on Saturday evening at historic The Engineer's Club. It would be hard to choose our very favorite thing about this wedding because there were so many special touches throughout. Elizabeth's gorgeous Reem Acra wedding dress certainly would be one of our favorite things. The dress was perfect for her, perfect for the event, perfect for the summer, just perfect. The all white flowers by the always incredible Victoria Claussen of Romance of Flowers were another favorite thing. The Engineer's Club glowed with the soft light from the candles and the white flowers. Did you see that chuppah? How amazing is that?
The bride's mom spent a lot of time on certain things for the wedding that really made an impact. She carefully selected all the linens for the wedding from Table Toppers and the look was fabulous. She also designed and made the cute favor boxes filled with a flower bulb and went all over town looking for just the right vellum envelope for the very cool menu card.
Once again some of our favorite vendors like Jeff Thompson from Premier Deejays, Bobby Dill from lighting company Event Dynamics, Steve Canning from Steve Canning Photography, and Bob Bollhorst from Courtesy Parking really stepped up and did a wonderful job to contribute to the success of this wedding.
The wedding cake from Patisserie Poupon smelled and tasted as good as it looked. The wedding guests loved the chocolate cake.
Once again the friendly staff and chefs at The Engineer's Society of Baltimore did a wonderful job in making sure the guests were happy and the food delicious.
Congratulations Elizabeth and Kevin!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Searching for the perfect sash for your gown, bridesmaids dresses, or even the flower girls?
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Let's Have a Virtual Martini with Dulany Noble from Gala Cloths by Dulany!
Share a fun fact about your home life.
How did you get started in business?
What has been the highlight of your career to date?
Give us your favorite wedding or event planning tip.
When you travel, what is the one thing you cannot live without?
Tell us some of your favorite places to shop both local and out-of-town.
And we must know your favorite local restaurant.
Let's say you have a day off and you are able to do anything at all for 24 hours (money is no object). What would that day look like and who would you be with?