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Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Dreaming of a vintage fall wedding in a vineyard in Tuscany? These images of soft mocha, deep chocolate and creamy ivory will conjure visions of a lovely palette as the start of a luscious scene that is sure to make for a fairy tale day. Brown is a perfect color to begin spinning a rich theme for your special day. You can accent with soft ivory or yellow. Maybe you want to bring the splendor of fall with brilliant reds, oranges or greens. Fall is a perfect time of year for a wedding- the air is crisp, but the sun is still warm and the colors of nature are spectacular. So, start planning your fall wedding and enjoy the process!
image of a fall wedding


Get Married is going to press and you can get your copy of the first issue for free. This beautiful cover is the first of many design challenges that will grace the covers of Get Married Magazine. This one, a tablescape by Mark Held of Mark's Garden in Los Angeles. It's really lovely! Here is an excerpt from the press release for the magazine:
“The pages of Get Married magazine will translate the latest wedding trends, and the cover challenges top industry professionals to transform the latest colors, products and styles into an incredibly inspiring design – one that brides could recreate,” says said Stacie Francombe, founder and president of Get Married Media. “As a focal point of the wedding reception, the tablescape reflects a bride’s personal style and sets the mood for the party.”

So, get on over to Get Married and sign up for your copy of the new magazine, so that you will have all the latest info on planning your wedding. Tips, trends and lots of other great information are included - and, OH, the photos! Don' t miss out! And, don't forget to tune in to Get Married, every morning on Lifetime TV.

Monday, July 27, 2009


"Good evening Wendy,
Thank you Wendy for being there on Jess & Nick's perfect day! It was a beautiful day, the ceremony was so moving, the gardens were gorgeous, the Highlands was the place to be, the food was excellent and the day of coordinator performed wonders! You were there for us every minute and then some. Whenever anything needed attending to - you were there. If Jess was anxious about something, you calmed her down and reassured her that everything was on schedule and everyone was in ready to go. You really were terrific and Barry and I couldn't have been more pleased at how you handled difficult situations that came up with a diplomatic & professional approach.
We sincerely appreciate your efforts on behalf of the Kuhn-Krefting Wedding - the day was just perfect!
Jean & Barry,"

I love my job!


Hey Ladies! Get Married is having a giveaway for you North Carolina brides!! It's all part of the Concord Bridal Blast. Here's the link to find out all the details. There's a chance to win a wedding reception and the first 200 brides will get a free Get Married swag bag! Sounds like fun.


The line up of Trunk shows at Kleinfeld's in August is amazing! You can say "Yes" to your dress in any of these incredible designs. Call today to make your appointment to view these and other gorgeous gowns at New York's finest salon. There is a selection for every bride- from strapless ballgowns to little short informal dresses for that
getaway wedding. No matter what type of dress you are looking for, you wil
l find it at one of the many trunk
shows. There are also shows for the mother of the bride and for your headpiece. You can find everything at
Kleinfeld's. Randy, Joan and the whole team stop at nothing to make your wedding dreams come true. So, pay them a visit! It's worth the trip.

The first trunk show will be Amsale. It begins this weekend and is the perfect start for a wonderful month of dress shopping. After that we have:
Legends by Romona Keveza
Douglas Hannant
Amy Michelson
Michelle Roth
Henry Roth
Peter Langner

Wear Trunk show are by:
Tina DiMartina
Rose Taft
Stephen Yearick

And Headpeices
and Accessories:
Thomas Knoell
Winters and Rain
Ti Adoro
Enchanted Atelier

For a full list of dates and times, go to Kleinfeld's on line and make your appointment today!


Here are a few silly moments from Jess and Nick's wedding. Enjoy!
Sarah- caught on camera and it wasn't hers!! Jess's mom and dad- after dad lost his shirt and tie and went for the Hawaiian shirt, complete with his boutonniere. Me- pinning up the bustle for the 3rd time! Bad bustle!! Jess and Nick watching the slide show of their photos that Sarah made on her lap top during dinner. It was a good day!

Sunday, July 26, 2009


OK! Here are a few of the fabulous photos that Sarah took yesterday! This is just a tease and I am so excited to see the final edits! We have to wait a few weeks for that, but for now- these are SO amazing. By the time I was dressing Jessica, I was hot and had been running around. I look a little frazzled, but I was revved and ready to finish setting up while Sarah was taking formals of the couple and their families. You can see more of Jess and Nick's photos and also Sarah's other work on her blog.


Jess and Nick were high school sweethearts! They met in the sixth grade and have bee inseparable ever since. Yesterday they made it official in a beautiful garden setting at The Highlands in Fort Washington, Pa. We started the day with the girls getting ready and chatting about everything from how Jess's cat kept her awake to the rehearsal dinner recap, to how the day was going to unfold. Daneene worked really fast to get everyone ready to go in time and all the girls were beautiful. Jess was a nervous wreck and sure she would be late- it took all day to calm her down. And, the wedding started on time. Once we got on site, things moved like clockwork. There was so much to do! While the girls settled in to the bridal suite, I got busy setting up the centerpieces and the garden for the ceremony. The staff from Feastivities was great in getting the chairs set in the garden and putting the linens on the tables, while I dressed Jess for the "reveal".

Jess was lovely in her halter gown that skimmed her body and flowed just a bit behind her. Jess didn't wear a veil, just some silk flowers in her hair. It was hot and after being outside for photos, Jess came back to the bridal suite to "cool off" before the ceremony began. This photo is a perfect "Jessica" pose!

Jess was a primo DIY bride! From the day I met with her, she was all about projects. I did manage to convince her, though, that she could not make her own linens or do her own bouquets. I called my friend Charles, at Chantilly Floral and he saved the day with these incredible bouquets and the flower girl basket- all at the last minute! Thanks Charles! The adorable birdcage ring pillow was the brilliant collaboration of Jess and her mom. Have you ever seen anything so cute?!

We used a brown cotton table linen on all the dinner tables. Jess has a friend who does beautiful work. She made the table runners for all the tables. Nick's mother loves to work with flowers and she did all the centerpieces. She used a variety of containers and herbs and made beautiful, garden-y arrangements for all the tables. We added depth with bud vases and pitchers filled with fresh cut flowers. The look was really perfect for the garden wedding. Photos of the couple in the three cities they have lived finished off the look of the tables and the mantles in the rooms of the house.

Another place that Jess put her own flare was the card box. Made of the same fabric as the table runners, the card box was beautiful on the gift table along with this personalized guest book full of photos of the couple. I don't have a photo, but they also made their favors- little jars of homemade rosemary infused salt. They were so cute!

The mother of one of the bridesmaids made the cake, actually cupcakes. These adorable little confections all decorated with the colors of the wedding were the perfect finish to the day. A small cake decorated with fresh hydrangea sat in the center of the tower and the marble flavor was a combination of Jess's favorite, vanilla and Nick's favorite, chocolate. Finally, Jess made "reserved" signs for the family and these lovely paper cones full of baby's breath for the ends of the rows of chairs. I have to show you how lovely the garden and ceremony site were. this is a perfect spot to say "I Do".

Jess and Nick couldn't wait to get the party started. This sweet shot of their first dance really tells how much these two love each other. As everyone watched, Sarah Miller shot photo after photo. she was tireless all day and captured every moment. After dinner, she even made a slide show on her lap top and set it up for the guests to get a sneak peek of the photos she had already taken. I can't wait to see the photos and I will share some with you when she puts them up on her site.

I worked really hard yesterday, lots of extras that aren't usually in my realm. But, the day was amazing and Jess and Nick are off to Hawaii with memories of a perfect wedding. Thanks to Chantilly Floral for beautiful flowers and REALLY accommodating the bride with a last minute order. Thanks to Feastivities for great food, a pleasant and efficient staff and to Megan and Shannon for really helping me stay on top of all the details! Thanks to Sarah Milller for great photos and making sure not to miss a moment of the day! And, thanks to The Highlands for giving Jess and Nick a picture perfect backdrop for a wonderful day.