Monday, March 28, 2011


You know those "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters that you see all over the place lately? (check it out below) Well, they were produced in 1939 by the British government in order to raise the morale of the public during the Second World War, and starting in about 2000, this poster re-surfaced and has been used by various companies for a range of purposes.

Image found via Wikipedia

Just recently, the very lovely Jacin of Lovely Little Details (formerly She Said Yes) decided to create her own version of it and has since been customizing it for a bunch of her adoring fans - me included! Jacin is one of the most inspiring people I know - even though I only know her virtually - and is definitely one to watch. Her bio is amazing and impressive, so you should definitely check it out, but besides blogging, and actually taking the time to comment on other blogs, as well as starting her own event planning and design company, she also founded Jars of Love - a non-profit organization that helps raise money by selling jars of pretzelies, sea salt, homemade jam, and homemade pickles for those affected by terminal illnesses. I told you she was inspiring!

So, for only $10, which of course she is donating to the devastation in Japan (or a charity of your choice), Jacin will customize a "Keep Calm" poster PDF just for you. All you need to do is send your preferred branding colors and slogan, along with an Illustrator file of your logo (if you wish to include it) to Jacin through her Etsy shop.

Check out mine below - definitely the best $10 I've ever spent! What would your poster say?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I never usually include a message before a WEDNESDAY WORD TO LIVE BY, but today is different. Tonya Shadoan, of Circle City Planners, said this during our Grace & Luxury conference this week at Rockstar Wedding Planner Live, and I just can't get it out of my head. It's definitely something I'm going to start believing about myself...and I may just need to do a little shoe shopping so that it really rings true. Tonya had fabulous shoes by the way!
Quote from Tonya Shadoan of Circle City Planners via Rockstar Wedding Planner Live Event

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I'm in Vegas this week for a wedding industry conference, which has been AMAZING, and just being here makes me want to dress in head to toe glitter. So, this weeks' Tuesday Shoesday is dedicated to Sin City and all of it's marvelous sparkle. Enjoy!

Image found via My Glass Slipper

Thursday, March 17, 2011


My take on a perfect St. Patty's Day wedding - inspired by the great outdoors and a subdued color palette of softer greens, browns, and creams.

Has anyone had a St. Patrick's Day wedding or been to one? Did you embrace the green or stay far, far away? Send pics to and I'll feature them on the blog next week! 

Enjoy this beautiful Irish day!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Although I tend to wear heels as often as humanly possible, in order trick myself into thinking I'm much taller than 5'4", I do love me a good ballet flat - they are comfortable, versatile, and easy. And when they are this cute, the hardest part may be which pair to choose. Thanks J.Crew - you had me at "ballet".

J Crew Italian Ballet Flats
Images found via J.Crew

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I attended another great Association of Bridal Consultants meeting on Tuesday night, and this time it was at Water's Edge in Long Island City, NY (Queens).

All I have to say is - what a view! This place has the best view of Manhattan - hands down. Words or pictures won't even do it justice - you just have to see it for yourself. And the great part is, it's a restaurant with a ballroom upstairs, so you can check it out for lunch or dinner, even if you're not looking to have your wedding there.

Water's Edge
Images found via Water's Edge

They typically set up cocktail hour in the restaurant area, which also includes a wrap-around deck, and then guests head upstairs for the reception - it's 100% handicapped accessible too. They can fit up to 325 people with dancing (400 without), but they can also accommodate much smaller events. And you can utilize their ferry for pickups and drop-offs in Manhattan - what a way for guests to arrive at a wedding!

My favorite part might be that you can rent their private yacht for just about anything during your event - use if for your ceremony, a dessert cruise, or after hours party - it doesn't get much cooler than that. So head on over as soon as can - I promise, you will not be disappointed.

Thank you to Stella Inserra of Simply Dazzling Events and the Association of Bridal Consultants for another amazing night. And a special thanks to Lynn Jawitz, Owner and Head Designer at Florisan, LLC., who gave us a very useful presentation on how to handle floral emergencies - that might be one of the most priceless skills to have as a wedding coordinator, so for that, I am extremely grateful.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


A little something for the men this week...I'm loving these canvas slip-ons. And in true Cole Haan fashion, they sport NIKE AIR technology.
Image found via Cole Haan

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Since I can't stop thinking about the launch of Anthropologie's wedding line, BHLDN, I figured I would feature something from their delicious collection for this Tuesday Shoesday. These are actually shoe clips - what a great way to jazz up a basic pair of pumps - and how perfect as a bride's something blue!

Image found via BHLDN