Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rhonda & Tony - Inspiration Board

Here is the inspiration board from our January bride and groom... Better late than never!

Rhonda & Tony

Top Row: Amy Atlas; Photography by Jessica Claire
2nd Row: Casey Cunningham Photograpy; Justin Marantz
3rd Row: Tracy Turpen Photography, Lisa Thomas, Oh! Events; Cathy & David Photography
4th Row: Cathy & David Photography; Bella Invites, Mimmo & Naz Photography, Cynthia Martyn Events Inc.

Pictures from their wedding will be on our website soon!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Weather Channel: My Wedding Weather Tracker

The Weather Channel has a site devoted to engaged couples planning a wedding. If you just got engaged and have yet to set a date, the Weather Channel can help! Basically, all you do is type in the zip code of the place you want to get married and voila! They have a whole chart to show you the high’s and lows for each month of the year in that area as well as the coldest month, warmest month, wettest month, driest month, month with the most clear days and month with the most cloudy days! Once you pick a date, it tracks the weather in the area of your wedding up until your wedding day!

It also has other convenient information as well in regards to weather and weddings. For instance, it lists the flowers that are typically available year round, what colors they come in and a little history on the flower. (So if you want peonies, don’t get married during the winter months.)

If you want to have a sunset ceremony outdoors, it will calculate what time you should have the ceremony start in order to do so based on the date and zip code of your wedding.

Check out their website for more information on how they can help you plan a dry, sunny, beautiful wedding day!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

We're Inspired... BLUSH Pink

We love the romantic feel of this inspiration board we created for a potential BLUSH bride!

Antique Pink
Top Row: Anna Sawin Photography, Cathy & David Photographers
Second Row: Jennifer Davis Photography
Third Row: Q Weddings, Carla Ten Eyck
Fourth Row: Anne Marie Photography, Elum Designs

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

License to Wed - Presented by Ivy Robinson Weddings & Events

Not only was Lesley lucky enough to attend the first ever License to Wed Workshop presented by Ivy Robinson Weddings & Events in fall of 2009, she was invited back to attend the second workshop held this past weekend (February 6-7, 2010) to share her portfolio project and take part in some of the training exercises designed for the workshop participants!

Ivy covered everything from how she got into the business of wedding planning, stories about her own experiences, how to obtain clients and how to build a good reputation in the industry. She also had some of her favorite wedding professionals that she’s worked with come in to talk and share their advice and experiences from working with wedding planners. They went over all the do’s and don'ts while everyone devoured delicious cake and food! Here is a list of the amazing vendors from the 2009 workshop who took time to offer their expert knowledge with everyone:

Jessica Helms – Hampton Inn at Phillips Place - hosted License to Wed

Taylor O’Shields – The Place for Flowers

Lisa Hiner – Classic Party Rentals

Andrew King – High Cotton Catering

Gail Buff – Cheesecakes, etc.

Charles Oldham – Lawyer

Richard Israel – Richard Israel Photography

Aubre Vaughn – Chic Impressions

Melissa Lamkin – Fashion/ Bridal Stylist

Kathy Scott Rummage – Bridesmaid Essentials.com

They all offered such good advice and were very encouraging! BLUSH would like to thank all the vendors who came out to speak with the up and coming wedding planners and a special thanks to Ivy & Jenn Grabenstetter for putting together the event (twice)! BLUSH highly suggests attending the next License to Wed Workshop for any wedding planning professionals!

Duke Mansion

Finally! The Duke Mansion has approval to hold weddings (for 150 guests or less) at their gorgeous site! In celebration of this long awaited approval, the Duke Mansion hosted an event for wedding vendors to experience what the Duke Mansion can offer.

To make it different than the typical industry networking event, the Duke Mansion turned the event into a wedding! They had the bride, the groom, the cake (provided by Cheesecake Etc.), the DJ (Split Second Sound), the bar, the photo booth (ShutterBooth), and beautiful decor (thanks to Todd Crawford with Crawford & Company).

This is a great venue now available to engaged couples to select as their wedding venue!

Here are some pictures from the event...

Beautiful cake provided by Cheesecake Etc.

Everyone enjoying the music provided by Split Second Sound

Tonya enjoying the yummy dessert table