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Monday, April 27, 2009

Ghost of Girlfriends Past

It is time for another wedding movie. Well sort of. Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner star in Ghost of Girlfriends Past. McConaughey stars as a very single celebrity photographer who cares nothing about love and romance. His brother Paul is about to get married though. So three ghosts visit him and show him his past, present, and future complete with all of his former girlfriends. They visit him to try and help him find out why he has given up on love so that he will not completely ruin his brother's wedding.
New Line Cinema releases this hilarious PG-13 rated movie this Friday May 1ST. With wedding season underway, I wonder how many very single family members of engaged couples need to run and go see this movie. For more info visit here.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Planning a Green Wedding?

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22ND. This tradition was started by peace activist John McConnell in 1969. So in honor of today being Earth Day, I wanted to write a post about green weddings. The Green Bride Guide is a great book that helps brides plan an environmentally friendly wedding complete with pictures and stories. Kate Harrison boasts that her book has everything you need to know to plan a green wedding. So if you are a bride or family member concerned about our environment and you want to incorporate that in the wedding, then visit The Green Bride Guide.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

I just finished watching the sneak peak of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I will confess that I do not like too much drama in my own life, but I love watching it on television! So I am enjoying the first few minutes of the show when I realize that one of these friends, sisters, and sister-in-laws is a caterer and one is an event planner. Then I hear that one of the ladies has been engaged 19 times before she finally said yes to Mr. Number 20! Engaged 20 times?
The Real Housewives of New Jersey premiers on Bravo on Tuesday May 12TH. I am very interested in seeing how Season 1 of this series evolves. It should be interesting. What do you think?

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Daily Candy Weddings Contest

We have all heard of Daily Candy right? Now Daily Candy has a new site devoted to weddings. They are kicking off the new site with a contest. Who doesn't love a contest?
Brides this is your chance to win a designer wedding gown from Saks Fifth Avenue and a honeymoon courtesy of jetBlue Airways! Oh did I mention that jetBlue goes to Jamaica and Costa Rica? Visit Daily Candy Weddings to enter and for all the contest rules. Hurry ladies, because the contest ends May 15TH. Good luck!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Brides Against Breast Cancer Gown Sale

Ladies if you do not have your wedding gown picked out yet don't worry. Brides Against Breast Cancer is having a gown sale this week at the Defoor Centre. They kick of the event with a VIP sneak preview on Thursday April 16TH at 6:30, but you must reserve your place to get first pick of these wedding gowns. Tickets are $25 for the bride on Thursday. This wonderful event that supports Making Memories continue on Friday at 10:00 AM and Saturday at 9:00 AM with free admission for the public.

The Defoor Centre is located at:
1710 Defoor Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Happy shopping!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Eventology 2009

Earlier this week, I hopped on a plane and headed to the Omni Severin Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana for Eventology 2009. Eventology is a business conference for wedding planning professionals produced by Katasha Butler of K Sherrie + Company. Knowledge is power and I am always eager to learn more to enhance my business.

The conference had three very successful wedding planner speakers. First up to speak to the group of attendees was Liene Stevens of Blue Orchid Designs and The Smart Planner.

Next we experienced the energetic Saundra Hadley of Planning Forever Events and her famous Chuck Taylor's.

Last but certainly not least, was Terrica Skaggs of Fabuluxe Inc. and iWED.
The first annual Eventology was also a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow iWED and blogger colleagues in person. A great time was had by all and I was delighted to be a part of it.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Knot Georgia

Thursday night, I had the pleasure of attending a fantastic industry networking event thrown by the knot. Leslie Karrer and Sharon Hagans of the knot were great hosts.
As you can see the rooms were full of lots of wonderful eye candy. Everything from the flowers and dessert bar, to the linen on the tables was gorgeous.

The guest had an opportunity to give back by donating canned goods to Hosea Feed the Hungry. It was a great time to hear what is new with the knot, eat hors d'oeuvres, meet new contacts, and catch up with colleague in the wedding industry.

Here is a look at the lobby of the W Buckhead on Peachtree in the heart of Buckhead. I just love the modern decor of this hotel.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Candy Buffet

FYI, a candy buffet at a wedding reception or any event for that matter is always a big hit! Guest of all ages can not wait until it is their turn to select the candy of their choice to take home with them as a favor. You will find many who simply can not wait to enjoy their sweets and begin nibbling right away.
Last weekend, I coordinated a surprise birthday party for a wonderful lady. I suggested that we have a candy buffet, because I have seen how much people love them. Here is a picture of some of the goodies. The adults were literally like kids in a candy store!