February – National Cherry Month

It took some time to think of this Weekly Inspiration. With the Inauguration of our new President of the United States of America, I thought it all fitting to find inspiration here. When I got to thinking, I must have gotten hungry ’cause all I thought was “what is more ‘American’ than a slice of cherry pie?” In the summer you will see them at a county fair or at the neighborhood picnic, and in February (National Cherry Month) we will see them all around in honor of our 1st President George Washington’s birthday. Now how cute of a wedding would this be. Here I’ve paired it with black and polk-a-dots to create a playful ambiance.


Balloons, Hot Pink

I found this picture of the lady almost floating away with the balloons and just smiled. Something about balloons always provoke a hint of childhood innocence in me. With this bright color scheme and festive balloons, you can’t help but to have happy feelings. And they can be a very cost-friendly decor alternative when finances are a little tighter. I love bunching them somewhat half-hazardly as though you’ve just purchased them off a street vendor and their just waiting to float you away right where you stand. They are great if you choose colors in the same spectrum like pink, purple, red. I’ve also used them before for a corporate event. They were all white with a 2″ white ribbon to tie the bunch. It gave the very modern location a hint of mature playfulness.


Another Late Night…

So I’ve done it again. Another late night on the books. For the last two weeks, I just cannot seem to go to bed before 3:00 am. Its not insomnia, its excitement!

That’s right! Excitement!

When I’m in ‘planning mode’, I get so excited. My husband just paralleled it to that same feeling one of my preferred photographers gets when he captures a great shot. I’m currently working on a few different events (quite normal) but the baby of the bunch is my new course starting tomorrow night (well, actually tonight ;D ). I can’t wait to meet my students for the Winter term of the Wedding Planner Certification Course. I hope they will share the same excitement. Embarking on a career you really love and know you were created to do, is one of the most empowering steps you can take.

On another note, I am also willing to admit a part of the excitement comes from being online. I’m a tad bit addicted to my new love for technology. Between blogging, research, idea hunting, Facebook and MySpace, I’ve really created a monster. Controlled monster, but monster none-the-less.

We have also just finalized the location and finished invitations for my ‘2.5-week wedding’. Yes, 2.5-weeks! I’ll bring you more details on this one in a couple weeks. Fortunately they have envisioned an intimate celebration with their closest family and friends, so location selection and other major decisions for this event are completely focused on providing that intimacy and my wonderful vendors have been so accommodating to the pressed timeline. I’m so excited for this couple and can’t wait till they see it all come together. Yes, my workload is a little much right now with this one, but it helps that I love what I do.

Now to wrap up…its getting close to my bed time. 😀

Vintage Josephine

When planning your event, you can find inspiration just about anywhere. Whether it be artistry of fine china, your favorite flower, or this Vintage Poster of Josephine Baker; colors and themes can come from many places. Here I’ve been able to take the poster and find matching color swatches. All you need to do is upload your inspiration image and let the program handle the rest. Let your mind run free and enjoy!


Happy 2009!!!

The Ball has dropped and the Bubbly has been popped. We all celebrate a new year with new beginnings. Take it one day at a time, have fun and continue moving forward toward fulfilling your dreams! Early congratulations on a prosperous 2009!

By the way for something a little different, try Wilson Creek Winery’s almond champagne. Order by the case if the celebration calls.


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