Engagement Love - Shauna & Jonathan!

Shauna and Jonathan are a breath of fresh air and I couldn't be more excited for their wedding tomorrow! Weddings around the holidays can be tricky but these two are doing it the right way. They're having a small, intimate wedding with close family and friends. I can't wait to see Shauna in her beautiful gown and Jonathan's face as she walks down the aisle to him.


Photography: My Life Photography 
Makeup: 9 Shades by J 


Miriam & Fred!

Let me just cut to the chase and tell you the most entertaining thing about Miriam and Fred: so, Miriam is hilarious and anyone who knows her, knows I'm not making that up. I'm constantly laughing about almost anything so needless to say, our meetings were filled with jokes, laughs and sometimes linens. Fred would sit by, roll his eyes and eventually laugh. Fred's #1 goal in life, aside from being a great husband, father, brother and friend, is to NOT laugh at Miriam but he loses every single time and it's HILARIOUS.

I'll never forget when Miriam sent me a text saying that she wanted to play Fred's college fight song on her trombone. I thought she was kidding because it's Miriam and this is something she'd joke I thought. Her father and I were the only ones who knew about it and when it was time, he grabbed the trombone, handed it to her and Miriam jumped right in. Fred looked stunned at first, got a huge grin on his face then he joined in along with everyone else. The entire day was full of memorable moments like this which made for one of the most magical weddings of my career.


Dede & Stephen!

I've always said that wedding planning is an intimate experience. As the planner, we're involved in every aspect of the couple's life. You deal with their finances, family struggles and their relationship...just to name a few things. Planning Dede & Stephen's wedding was a new level of intimacy.

We had our planning meetings during Dede's chemo treatments for Stage II breast cancer. She wanted to take her mind off of things and what better way than to do it while picking out invitations and going over every detail of the big day?  I'll never forget a conversation that we had at her final chemo treatment. Stephen was talking about the future and settling down after the wedding and leaving the cancer behind. I've spent a lot of time with them and every once in a while, Stephen gets this twinkle in his eyes. There is a bell that people ring at the end of their final chemo treatment. When Dede walked over to ring that bell, the twinkle was there. It was magical.