Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ceremony most meaningful to guests - receiving line last in order of preference.

Recent survey indicates guests preference in order:

Watching the ceremony;
the music and dancing;
the food;
seeing the bride’s gown;
toasts and speeches;
cutting of the cake;
seeing the bridesmaids’ dresses;
group dances;
throwing of the bouquet;
throwing of the garter;
and then, that receiving line.

Spend your money and time wisely - on what is important to you and your spouse and keep your guests preferences in mind along the way! Happy planning....

My suggestion for receiving line is to have your guests stay seated after the ceremony and you and your spouse return down the aisle and greet each guest individually. It serves several purposes, it is a "receiving line" but people get to see you, they don't have to stand in a long line and it ushers your guests out to reception and then you can take photos, etc. - it works great.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Centerpiece with orchids & lemons!

These are photos that I took of what was left over from a centerpiece used at the Talent Ventures & Lyfe of the Party "Talent Showcase" last Monday. It was a great event and we had a lot of fun. Sarah & Jenny gave us these flowers to take home. They actually had a moroccan looking lantern in the middle that really made the centerpiece incredible. I love the mixture of lemons, berries and orchids. The red and yellow orchids are great - I love, love, love the textures!

Thanks for letting me share!!!! Great job Jenny & Sarah!

Happy Anniversary Rob & Katie

Thanks to Michelle Reed (Michelle Reed Photography) I can post some pictures from Katie & Rob's wedding that I coordinated one year ago. Katie is such a beautiful bride and Michelle did an amazing job journaling their wedding day. Patty Bores from Sweet P Florial Design took our design ideas and made them a reality. The wedding was held at the Bonita Bay Club. Connie Duglin linens provide some lovely black and pink tablecloths. It all came together for a perfect and fabulously fun day for this special couple. Happy Anniversary Rob & Katie!