Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sophisticated Lady

If sophistication is your style, you might want to check out the Ultra Sophisticates collection by Brides By Demetrios . Here are some of my favorites from that collection.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

What's your style?

Planning a wedding? Not sure what your bridal style is? Go to and take their quiz. When you discover your style, there are many pictures of cakes, invitations, flowers, and decor to help make your wedding day an event to remember.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bling, Bling

What woman doesn't like bling! Afterall, diamonds are a girl's bestfriend. One of the hottest wedding trends for 2009 is to have a blinged out wedding. Bling is not just for jewelry any longer. Brides are using bling on invitations, cakes, dresses, bouquets, shoes, decorations, you name it. Of course you don't have to use diamonds to have a blinged out wedding - crystals will do just fine. However, please don't forget style and good taste must prevail and everything in moderation. Check out some of the things brides are using bling for. This bouquet is a bit much for me, but some brides may like it.

Images: Decorate my wedding; Toppers with glitz; Wedding Channel

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!

Photo: Associated Press

What a wonderful day in America! Whenever you feel like you can't go on or you just can't make it through. Remember this day and say to yourself, "YES I CAN!" Congratulations to Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America.

To see more pictures of the inauguration click here: Gallery Barack Obama's Inauguration Day


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Beware of Scams

My fellow wedding planners - BEWARE! An old scam has resurfaced. I received an email from Jessica Farrell of the UK stating she needed my help planning her wedding that was to take place in Atlanta. Needless to say, I was really excited and looking forward to the challenge. I recently started my business, so I was not aware of this scam.

My good friend, Randa Khafagy (see picture), who is brilliant at internet research, found out that my soon to be bride from the UK was a fraud - THANK YOU RANDA!!!! Apparently this scam has been going around for a while. Rashanda Anderson, founder of "The Bridal Party" received a similar email and talked about it in her blog, "After YES, Before I DO" dated November 11, 2007.

It's disheartening to know that there are people lirking in the winds trying to take advantage of you. But you know what? No weapon formed against me shall prosper. Below is a copy of the email I received:
Hello, Compliment of the season to you all !
How are you doing? Thriving!!! My name is Jessica Farrell , from Enfield in middlesex UK (England ). I will be coming to Atlanta , GA after my shopping trip with my Husband David Rodin who's French by nature to start his new work with the Coca-cola Co. in Atlanta , GA and just before then we will be getting married on the 21st of March , 2009. We need a good venue for reception and ceremony / wedding planner to take care of our wedding both reception and ceremony. We require the best for the best memories for we & our children in future and as a matter of fact we have budgeted 30000$ for this special event. Also, we want the ceremony and reception event to take place in a location and we are expecting at most 60 guests on the day of our occassion because most of our families in Europe and our friends in South America will be present for the occassion. Also, we would like you to know the reception and ceremony will be taking place @ 1 location ,the ceremony takes place outdoor ( A garden setting will not be bad ) while the reception takes place indoors, that is why we are contacting you on this . Please let us know if you're able to help.
Sincerely, Jess & David

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hottest Wedding Trends for 2009

The 2009 wedding season is fastly approaching and with it comes the hottest new wedding trends. According to one of my idols, international celebrity event planner, Colin Cowie, brides should dream big and when it comes to weddings, there are no rules except taste and good style must prevail. Click on the link to watch Colin share more hot trends to make any wedding spectacular: MyFox Atlanta Hottest Wedding Trends for 2009 Colin is the new host of the television show, "Get Married" which tapes here in Atlanta. He also has a new book out called "Wedding Chic - 1001 Ideas for Every Moment of Your Celebration".

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Don't Give Up

OMG! Talking about not giving up. When the idea came to me to do a blog, I thought...ok, that's a good idea, but I have never done a blog before, I don't know HTML (or whatever program I need to know to run a blog), and with so many other blogs out there, what can I do to get and keep people interested. Then it dawned on me...I'm creative and I can do anything I put my mind to. After all, if there's a will - there's got to be a way. So I gathered my thoughts and my laptop and went to work. After several days of research and doing and re-doing, I finally got my blog to look the way I want it to look - at least for now. My initial thoughts were to give up, but I truly think I may have started something wonderful and not giving up is going to pay off in the end.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Looking Foward

Happy New Year!!! What are you looking forward to this year? Well...I'm looking forward to greatness - I want to be great at everything I do this year. I'm looking forward to growing my business, and meeting and working with new clients. I'm looking forward to learning new things and sharing what I've learned with others. Since starting my business in May 2008, I feel on top of the world. I have released all the fear that kept me from doing something I am passionate about - creating beautiful events for people to enjoy and remember for a life time. And since there is nothing left to hold me back, the only thing I can do now is look forward to all the wonderful things God has in store for me this year. I'm looking forward to living the good life!


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