It’s His Wedding Also!

It’s His Wedding Also!

I found this website, the Groomslist, earlier during the week as I was pondering my mind about how to cater more to THE GROOM.  The Groom, a very important figure in the wedding process that is highly overlooked because it has been a tradition that its’ HER DAY!  But you know it’s not just HER day, it’s HIS day also, and I (we) as wedding professionals should take awareness and pamper our Groom’s because they are our clients and this day is also about Him. As my investigation into this unsolved mystery of catering to the Groom, I have found some unique...

Tuscany meets Bealeton, Virginia…Morais Vineyards

Tuscany meets Bealeton, Virginia…Morais Vineyards

Since the wedding season for Perfect Planning has come to a pause for 2012 and as we are preparing for 2013, it is our time to explore and build relationships with new and exciting event locations.  Yesterday, I had the opportunity to embrace a venue that allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan area and make you feel as if you were whisked away to romantic landscape of Tuscany.  This local destination venue is in our backyard – Morais Vineyards! As I was driving down the serene Virginia country roads of Highway 28 and finally approaching Highway 17, I...

2013 Wedding Styles, Part 1…The Dress

2013 Wedding Styles, Part 1…The Dress

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  I hope that each of you had the opportunity to share your holiday with love ones, reflect on old memories, and create new ones.  As I gave my over stuffed body a rest yesterday from my tedious exercise of sprints to the kitchen, I rehearsed in my mind about the styles of 2013 that I thought would grace the minds of brides and planners alike.  The majority of my thoughts are backed by articles written by other professionals in the industry and by famous stylist around the world, and lastly, through my own personal interactions with my...

How to Accomodate Food Requests from Your Guests

How to Accomodate Food Requests from Your Guests

Knowing the Difference & Having Specific Conversations with Your Caterer….   You’re counting down to that special moment in your life – planning, organizing, and making sure that all of the details are carried out appropriately.  The most important element of your big day is making sure that all of your guests are able to savor in a delightful and tasteful meal that will have them talking for days.  Then you remember that your best friend is allergic to peanuts, or Aunt Susan is a vegetarian, and the list begins to increase with special instructions regarding the menu.  What do you do? First,...

CurvyGirls Bridal allow You to say "Yes to the Dress!"

CurvyGirls Bridal allow You to say "Yes to the Dress!"

This past Friday, I was cordially invited to take a tour of a local bridal boutique called “CurvyGirls Bridal” in Fairfax, Virginia.  Through the buzz in the wedding industry I had heard lots of positive chatter about this special boutique so I decided to accept their invitation to see what the noise was all about. Upon my arrival I was so graciously greeted by Alexandra Boos, Marketing & Spokeswoman for CurvyGirls.  Alexandra is the life and voice of Curvy Girls with her sophisticated charm and personality.  The two of us immediately created a bond because we were both curvy girls with high...

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner | Cultural Wedding of Tina & Dobromir | October 27, 2012

We could not have asked for a better weekend for an autumn wedding!  Nestled in the serene country estates of The Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia our staff helped to organize and celebrate the wedding of Tina & Dobromir.  The autumn orange, yellow, and brown leaves rustled across the grounds help to accentuate the wedding colors of brown, deep purple, and rustic green.  Tina appeared like a Sudanese princess, dressed in a lace empress gown with a diamond waist belt,  as she and her father walked down the aisle toward her handsome prince, Dobromir. The Ceremony:  The ceremony was romantic...