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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mango Mojito

If you have ever had a Mojito, you probably loved it. Spring is a great time to try new things. So I have a fantastic drink for you. Try a Mango Mojito. If you love tropical fruit like mangoes, you will love this drink for your next event.

1 1/2 oz Mango Rum
3 oz club soda
1 lime wedge
4 mint leaves
Muddle the mint leaves and lime wedge together. Then add Cruzan Mango Rum and club soda. Add ice and serve in a highball glass. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Inspirations

Yesterday was the official first day of spring. I love this time of year because it is not too cold and it is not too hot. Not to mention all of the new flowers in bloom, the birds chirping and the bees buzzing.

Here are a few pictures to get you inspired for spring. It is a great time for bright color choices such as yellow.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Flower Power

Have you thought about how you would like to wear your hair on your big day? I love the look of these fresh flowers.
You can ask your florist for extra flowers that match your bouquet or your wedding colors to adorn your hair. The florist can recommend the best flowers to use.
Be sure to let your hair stylist know about your desire to add flowers to your hair. I always recommend that brides do a trial run of their hairstyle before the wedding date so your stylist knows exactly what you want. Make sure to take a picture and bring it with you for your big day.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Running of the Brides"

Ladies, it is that time of year again. It is time for Filene's Basement world famous bridal event to come back to Atlanta on Friday March 20, 2009. They call it the event the Running of the Brides. Sounds a little like the running of the bulls doesn't it? Well if you see a crowd of soon-to-be brides running your way, if you have any sense, you need to get out of their way quick!
Some might ask, "Is it really worth all the waiting, pushing, trying on lots of dresses, and trading to get the dress of your dreams at a discount price?" Of course it is! One of my 2008 brides did it and her dress was beautiful.
Doors open at 8:00 AM and stay open until 9:00 PM at 3535 Peachtree Road. Designer gowns will be on sale for $249-699.

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Friday, March 6, 2009


Q: Why do I need a wedding planner if my reception site has a site manager?

A: A site manager represents the facility. Your wedding planner has your best interest at heart and represents you. In the months leading to your wedding, the facility manager will not attend vendor appointments with you such as visits to the florist, bakery, photographer's studio, and bridal salon. The site manager will not give you etiquette advice, help you stay in budget or negotiate contracts for you.
On your wedding day, the site manager also has other duties to handle such as supervising your bartenders, maintaining safe and clean surroundings, and security issues. They may not be able to cater to you personally as much as you would need them to. Your wedding planner will be there to assist you personally, follow the time line, direct the ceremony and reception activities, handle your decor, troubleshoot, and make sure your vision becomes a reality.
Your wedding planner knows you personally and has been working with you for months on big issues and all of the small details. She knows what you want and don't want to happen. Everyone has a role and plays an important part in making your wedding day a success. Your wedding planner is there for you so that you can relax and enjoy your big day with the ones you love!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Everything I Always Wanted to Know About Tents

On Wednesday, I was one of an exclusive group of event professionals that were invited to attend a workshop all about tents. In today's economy many engaged couples are calling tent rental companies wondering if their money is better spent investing in a tent to use as their ceremony and reception location.

Discussing everything from basic tent information to the cost of decor for tents at the workshop, made me remember a gorgeous tent setup at an event in 2008 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Today tents can be basic or be decked out with tables, chairs, flooring, carpet, chandeliers, gathered liners, dance floors, stages, bars, televisions, drapes and more. If you are worried about the weather outside, don't be. You can add heating or air to your tent for comfort as well.