Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Astoria, Oregon

Goodbye Alaska! I love you! Hello Oregon!

I have recently moved to Astoria, Oregon with my husband whose job relocated us here. Astoria is a beautiful place filled with unbelievable history, breathtaking scenery, and wonderful people. I have been thoroughly enjoying getting to know the area.
One "con" to the move is that I've had to end my business in Alaska. :( Hopefully, whenever life calls us back up to Alaska I can again start helping wonderful couples plan their dream weddings. Until then, thank you to all my past clients, friends, and family who helped make my dream job a success!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Vegas 2011- Event Solutions Idea Factory Expo

I had the opportunity to go to Las Vegas for the Event Solutions- Idea Factory Expo this year. It was a conference held at the brand new Cosmopolitan Hotel (beautiful!). This conference allowed event planners and designers from around the globe to come together to share ideas and learn some new things while being inspired at every turn. I was able to meet my most favorite event designer of all time, Preston Bailey!! I shook his hand, talked with him, hugged him, maybe even cried a little...Just kidding!!! Check out his website to get a taste of his amazing talents, .
I also got to meet Marcy Blum who is a wedding planner to the stars. She's planned events for Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Regis Philbin, Billy Joel, and many others. You can get a taste of her work at .
Below is a look at some of my favorite booths on the trade show floor at the Vegas convention center.

The hottest trends on the floor?
  • The use of lampshades of all sizes, styles, and colors.
  • Rosettes! Everywhere rosettes!
  • The use of vintage/antique items.
  • Using wood veneer instead of paper.
  • Patterned linens vs. a solid color.
  • Chandeliers- the more gaudy they are the better.
  • Wireless LED lighting options from spotlights, to moving "starlit" backdrops.
Overall it was a fantastic trip!
I even got to bring my #1 assistant and obsessed fan, my main man, Chris.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kristopher and Heather

So, I didn't plan this wedding.... :-(
My brother and his new bride decided to get married at the courthouse without any of the normal hubbub, much to my dissatisfaction. But they weren't as sneaky as they thought they were being and yours truly found out about it and made sure they at least had flowers! Ha!
Marie took these wonderful pictures and Heather herself did the creative editing. Beautiful!
  See, don't the pictures look better with flowers?

  As a bit of revenge I made my brother's bout. extremely large and gawdy. I think he notices..
 Here they are, cutting the cake. :)
And here they are walking off into the sunset. Pretty romantic... I guess I'll forgive them. :)
Congratulations you two, love you!!

Jana and Cody Oct. 2nd

Jana and Cody are a great couple. When Jana and I met the first time I instantly liked her and her ideas for their wedding. When a bride loves flowers as much as I do I get excited about the decorations.
Jana and Cody's decor at the reception was awesome! We had such rich colors and beautiful textures.
Andrew from Special Events Alaska brought in beautiful chocolate pintuck linens that set the stage for the amazing flowers that Jessica from Blushing blooms put together.

We made menu cards that matched the programs and invitations and tucked them inside the napkins at each place setting.

 We didn't want to have just white draping in the entryway so we added some interest by hanging strands of green dendrobium orchids and tiger eye beads. It matched what we had going on on the tables perfectly!

The gold charger plates from Special Events Alaska added just the right touch to the table setting.
Mike from M&M productions did an amazing job with the music. Everyone was dancing from the first song until the last note on the last song.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Brian and Olivia


Finally getting a chance to update the blog with Olivia and Brian's wedding at The Inn at Tern Lake.
We had a great day, with no rain! It was a small intimate group from Georgia. For many of them it was their first time in Alaska. This was a beautiful setting to showcase the beautiful scenery and fun activities that our state has to offer.
Rose at the Inn did a fantastic job, as usual, with the dinner. Yummy Halibut Macadmia with Mango Chutney! The photo's were taken by Carrie Lambing. Thanks for a great job Carrie!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Jennifer and Kyle

 Jennifer and Kyle were married on July 17, 2010 on one of the very few sunny Saturdays we had this summer in Alaska! It turned out to be a beautiful outdoor ceremony and indoor reception at Alpenglow lodge.

David Jensen took these great shots of the wedding. Thanks David!
busy workers!! love you guys!
Despite the late start in the lodge we were able to get everything in place just in time!
Thank you Kyle and Jennifer for letting us be a part
of your wedding day!!