Monday, June 28, 2010

Lights, camera, wedding!
A very distinctive feature of a wedding is the lighting. According to Sound Xplosion (a modern entertainment and distinctive lighting company), it “adds the "WOW" factor to your event.” The glow and awe of any occasion can be created through the type of lighting you choose. It also 'reflects' upon your style. There are many ways to go about it. For example, it adds color and tone to a room allowing some areas to appear subtle while others are illuminated with life. A venue never looked so enhanced as it does in color. Lighting has a way of showcasing what is important while also creating ambience one can enjoy over dinner at a special happening. It even serves as decoration with methods such as ‘up-lighting’ which has become very popular. This is a way to personalize your event. Monogramming is a new trend which displays lettering on the floor or wall. It is a great way to introduce the new Mr. and Mrs. Most importantly, don't forget to feel all lit up inside, on your special day.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Flowers, flowers, everywhere! The floral motif is an intricate detail of a wedding that binds everything together. It is forever present first appearing when the flower girl (look at that, a girl named after them) saunters down the aisle sharing them with families, to the bride and bridesmaids bouquets of colorful wonder to the décor of the reception to the centerpieces that guests can take home, enjoy and remember the magical event they recently witnessed. Flowers and their arrangements can be viewed as a piece of art adding color, texture, emotion and ultimate pizzazz to any atmosphere. They are the first element you notice, besides the bride of course, and the last to leave an impression.

I recently worked beside a fantastic florist and designer who absolutely awed me with his creativity. He loved that his contribution set the stage for an auspicious occasion. Flowers frame the very essence of a wedding. At this particular wedding the star flower power was the snapdragon and it shined from every corner of the room. The bride may choose whatever she like and it truly does make you smile when holding a bouquet specifically made to fit your personality. Of course there are many ways to go with your arrangements, especially in today’s modern world. The flowers can be bold and beautiful or subtle and soft. They can pop or deliver that sensitive yet dramatic whimsical feeling. It all depends on what captivates you. Pick the style which suits your own desires and indulge.

Flowers make everything better, I truly believe that. They are a form of expression and ultimate pleasure. They give a wedding life and décor depending upon season, bridal wishes and design. Always have fun with it using your imagination to create an intimate setting: bohemian style or romantic or beach casual or glamorous beyond belief. Enjoy the entire experience and never forget to take a moment, sit back and . . .smell the roses, while your at the altar.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Check out a videoclip of Christine at the Roadshow!
As a planner it is imperitive to be present in the industry; it means getting involved with the world of events around you. For example: joining such associations like ISES or the CVB are opportunistic tools of the trade. Networking, presents Planned to Perfection with multiple expos and conventions throughout the year. Wedding week in Rhode Island is upon us and one of its major happenings is City Bride.
On Wednesday, June 16th from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Hotel Providence a gathering of the industry will take place. Brides from all over will flock to the heart of downtown Providence in order to view and meet the people who create the most lavish and luxe wedding experiences. From the top designers to the most extravagant floral arrangements, this is where you will find the modern bride and all her accouchements. There are also mini events such as a cake off. So indulge and spoil your pallet with a tasting of the finest pastries while exploring vendors that will suit your matrimonial needs. A fashion show will take place displaying top gowns from New England Bridal Salons and a tasting of wines and will be held right next door on the Blackstone Terrace. There is much to see and do and be merry.

Sponsors include such names as Sound Xplosion, Conceptual Image Floral Design, The Perfect Setting at Felicia’s and many more. It is the best of the best at one major event, including Planned to Perfection. Come and experience it for yourself!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It’s wedding season! The gloves are off and the dates are set. Christine is super excited for the upcoming months. This season is expected to be even better than the last. The new trends and wedding themes are something to see. There is a July 4th wedding coming up along with many other special days to celebrate. The office in Newport is getting a facelift and things are truly coming together. There is everything from a photographer to a florist to a designer sitting next to Christine, a planner. It is one stop shopping for the brides to be.
Next Wednesday is the CityBride event at the Hotel Providence and the industry is gearing up. All vendors will be present and accounted for including: caterers, planners, dressmakers, designers, photographers, florists, lighting, venues and much more. It is a bride’s dreamland, full of wedding temptation. This is a fantastic opportunity to compare and find what is right for your wedding; especially since your planner is already Christine.