You’re Engaged!

Many brides and grooms contact us when they first become engaged because they have no clue where to start the planning process.  These turn out to be our full or partial service clients because we step in to help at the wee-beginning stages of wedding planning fun!

As I browsed through my latest copy of Brides magazine, I found a great reference article worth sharing for those of you that need a start on your wedding detail planning.  For more detail, pick up the Feb/Mar 2008 issue or contact us!

1) Figure out your time, date & place.

2) Decide on what type of event you want to host – formal or informal.

3) Find out and discuss with your parents the money issue – are they giving you any money or paying for certain things?

4) Start working on your guest list.  Your budget will help lay the foundation on how many guests you will ultimately invite.

5) Research costs and work on your budget.

6) Select your bridal party.  Remember – you don’t have to have an even number of bridesmaids and groomsmen!

7) Start pondering the dress.

8) Find the vendors – many will book up quick.

9) Start your exercise routine.

10) Get him involved – this day belongs to both of you!  Usually, the groom takes charge of the music, transportation and honeymoon. 


Color Series – Yellow

Yellow reminds me of summer – lemonade, warm sunshine and fun!   Don’t even think about restricting yourself to using yellow only during the summer months! An afternoon luncheon, tea party or dinner would be delightful and ever-so-charming with this color scheme.

 Tip: This hue looks fabulous with other brights like orange, pink and red.




Dancing Machines

I finally have the link!  I have beeen wanting to post this for a very long time and thanks to my wonderful 7/7/7 Bride & Groom – Rina & Nick – here it is for your viewing pleasure!Rina and Nick are not only a stunningly beautiful couple but they can sure put on a great show.  The couple surprised their guests with this completely unexpected first dance. 

Click on the link below the picture and enjoy!


Rina & Nick’s 7/7/7 Wedding Dance

Color Series – Blue

Blue is said to be a calming color.  Think ocean and sky.  Definitely relaxing!  

With the blue color collage, I mixed in some different shades of blue, as well as a variety of textures and patterns.  Be creative and feel free to mix it up.  Long gone are the days where everything has to match exactly.  Leave your guests anticipating what’s next by surprising them with an array of the senses!

Your blue palette can be mixed with white, lime green, gray or yellow (if you are using navy blue, this combination is striking).


Invitations: White Aisle
Coasters: Crane & Co.
Dinnerware: Target
Decor: Brides

Let’s Eat


I adore the crisp and modern look of these CB2 party plates.  Their coordinating pieces would work great for a simple tablescape.  There are such great pieces to browse through on their website.  And, a lot of our clients buy hanging candle holders from CB2 for their weddings – love those! 

Color Series – Red

 Let’s start the new year off with a splash of color.  In the coming weeks, i’ll be posting some color photo collages for ideas and just for fun.  Some of you must be planning weddings, room makeovers, dinner parties, and much more, so use these bits of visual candy to inspire!


This warm but bright, red color scheme looks clean and modern.  You can pair red with black/white, shades of tangerine, gold or fuschia.

For the party-goers: Don’t forget the pomegranite martini to tie everything together and present your guests with a great tasting and “red-hot” cocktail!

2007 In Review

Can you believe it is already 2008?  Time sure does fly when you are having fun!  2007 was such a fabulous time for weddings and other festivities.  The couples and families I had the honor of working with just made my year, as did the wonderful vendors!

And, of course, my Assistant Kym, who has become a talented, and highly sought addition to the Charming Events team.

I am looking forward to the many events we have planned in 2008.

Some of my favorite 2007 moments: