NEW ~ Client Review ~ WeddingWire

It’s always amazing to read client reviews once I’ve completed their wedding. Her words warmed my heart & they were both a delight to work with. Thank you Christine & Eddy for continuing to validate why I love this job!

Christine & Eddy: Highlight Video

It’s here! And I’m very excited. My client’s highlight video by Love & You Video. I’m not gonna lie ~ I got a little emotional & all choked up. It’s really amazing to see these videos & witness the joy in their faces after the fact. Working my client’s weddings you get wrapped up in everything & don’t have time to just watch the couple’s happiness & bliss throughout the day. You see it, but it’s not the same as sitting back & watching a beautifully crafted piece of art like this highlight video shows. And as I watch I think ~ WOW I was a part of this wonderful couple’s most amazing day ~ This is why I do this ~ And I had a direct hand in helping them achieve their perfect & most important day.

I love planning weddings ~ I love seeing my clients radiate with happiness & satisfaction ~ And I absolutely love being a part of such an amazing day for all my clients. Thank you Matthew from Love & You Video for creating such an incredible video. Amazing work!

 

I hope you enjoyed this video as much as I did. It was a pleasure working with Love & You Video & look forward to running into each other again in the wedding world.

Taste The Cakes

I can honestly say I’ve never had a big sweet tooth….I don’t crave cakes or cookies…but I’m delighted at the thought that next week we are going for our Wedding Cake tasting & design appointment!

Through my many client weddings I’ve had the pleasure & sometimes not so much pleasure of tasting all the cakes & getting a really good idea of what flavors go together & don’t. And I’ve also learned that being open to flavors that you normally wouldn’t pick is crucial! But more importantly picking a good bakery is even more important.

I’ve probably tasted about 100 cakes during my wedding planning years ~ And by far one of my favorite cakes has been a lemon poppy cake with coconut cream cheese filling! And I can tell you I’m not a huge fan of lemon poppy by any means, but it was absolutely incredible ~ I had two pieces & haven’t been able to forget about it since 2007 when I did my client wedding. The bakery is in Manhattan ~ Cake Obsessions ~ but I have to give it great kudos for it’s unbelievable quality, even though it’s not ours.

So if you are getting married in Manhattan, I would highly recommend this bakery.

We are fortunate enough that our venue works with a wonderful bakery called The Sweet Peace in Lynbrook ~ Reviews are wonderful & they make stunningly beautiful cakes.

We both feel the same about one particular thing when it comes to cakes ~ Cannoli Cream ALL THE WAY! ~ It’s probably my favorite filling outside of fruit fillings {which my fiance is NOT a fan of} so we are both confident that’s what we are going to go with.

But what we don’t know is what type of cake we want ~ We both love Red Velvet, but Cannoli Cream & Velvet Cake ~ Hmmmmm…Not quite sure about that one. Guess we will have to keep an open mind & see what works well together during out appointment.

Design~ Now THIS is where my ears perk up & my creative juices start flowing. We have a Winter Wonderland feel to our wedding ~ with lots of sparkle & twinkle involved. I want our cake to reflect the same feel. I”m a big fan of Silver Degrees & these edible shavings that look like snow & shimmer in the light. Below are some pictures that I plan on taking with me to show Allison the chef/owner of The Sweet Peace. I’m confident that I’ll be able to incorporate some of my favorite design elements of these cakes into something special for our wedding.

{cakes: Brides & TheKnot}

I’m really excited for this experience ~ I think we are going to have a great time so stay tuned ~ I’ll be posting pictures from the day in another post as I continue to document while this Wedding Planner Plans!

Engagement Dreams

A lot of the major details are done….Booked all that need to show up on our special day…and now as the summer comes in I take a break from the wedding plans. I have to say that being a wedding planner & being so darn efficient at planning our wedding is a little bitter sweet. The majority of the plans were seriously done in SIX whole days. Hahah….in the same token part of me wishes I would have had more things to do.

I guess it’s like parents that get sad when their babies grow up & they aren’t newborns anymore….loving the moments when they had to take care of every detail of their little lives. For me….my weddings are my babies! I take care of them as if every single one were my own. And now that I have ours to plan, as much as I want to get through the process asap…part of me feels sad that I don’t have much more to do.

So with summer rolling in we can enjoy the outdoors & relaxing in the sun for a few {Wedding Planning Free} months….till Fall comes in & we have showers, bachelorette parties & any other loose ends that need to be tied.

BUT ~ I do have one exciting summer wedding activity that I’m jumping out of my skin to arrive. We are doing our Beloved Engagement Photo shoot at the end of the month. Beloved session you say??? What in the world is that? Well, our photographer Jason Kim shoots a niche technique called “Beloved Sessions” ~ And here is in his words what it means:

Beloved is…

“To anyone watching from far away, a Beloved session might look like any other portrait shoot. But as we play some light games together or as I get into asking a few questions here and there to help set the stage, I hope to see the raw, uncluttered emotions come back out.  While the rest of the world keeps walking by, you will be with the love of your life, enjoying each other.  You deserve it.” ~ Jason Kim

Beloved Sessions evoke raw emotions ~ A reminder of who we are as individuals & as a couple ~ And then what better way to show the world how much we love each other than to capture it in a photo.

Yes I {we} are excited for the shoot ~ But the one thing that got our blood flowing was seeing a picture from 37 years ago! A picture taken of my parents as my father walked my mom over the threshold to their property where they lived. I’m absolutely in love with this picture of them & we hope to recreate this shot of them during our shoot.

 ~ In the meantime here are a few images from our amazing photographer that may inspire you ~

~ Here are a few samples of Jason’s work ~

I simply adore his work &  we can’t wait

In preparation for our shoot ~ I’ve been doing some research. I want to capture something fun, whimsical & yet classic for our shoot. We also want to do something a little fun for our Save The Dates {we want to capture the fact that even though our shoot will be on a beach ~ we will remind our recipients that our wedding will be in the winter}

Jason came up with a brilliant idea & I can’t wait to make it happen & show off not only our personalities, but our fun spirited nature.

One of my favorite “Wedding Porn” {as I like to call it} sites is Style Me Pretty . I don’t think there is a DAY that goes by without me going on there & being inspired by their amazing photography & ideas. So in looking around their engagement shoots I came across some fantastic sessions & pictures.

And why do I love them so much ~ Each has their own unique look or feel about them. So here are some of my favorite images from engagement shoots

{All images from Engagement Sessions Section on SMP}

%d bloggers like this: