by Myrna 26. January 2010 17:11

To keep abreast of all the latest trends and wedding happenings in our area, it is important as a certified wedding planner to continually network. I had the pleasure today to network with members of The Association of Wedding Professionals at The Hilton Garden Inn in Greenbelt, where our speaker Vicky Johnson, from Whose Wedding Is It Anyway , and owner of her own planning business , gave us great insight into how to continually have a vision  for our business and how to assist our clients in understanding thier visions for their wedding.    

Tonight I had the opportunity to be part of The Association of Bridal Consultants first meeting in Northern Virginia. David Wood, the Presdient of the national organization spoke to the group at The Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner.  He spoke of how important education is in the wedding business. By taking classes, going to conferences, and by networking with others in the industry, we as wedding professionals can offer so much more to our wedding clients.

Networking opportunities and continuing education keep me fresh and excited to plan the next wedding!




Keep it simple

by Myrna 22. January 2010 23:12

Last night after the rehearsal for today's wedding, my bride said the perfect word...she said she was so glad because she kept the wedding"simple".

We were in a small church that had it's own ambiance. The window sills were adorned with glass hurricane globes; they were beautifully lit. At first she was going to put silver ribbon around them but did not have time to do so. When she looked at them a second time, she realized they did not need any more decoration because they were giving off a beautiful romantic glow just as they were.

Today at the reception, we are again keeping things simple.  The day is about the bride and groom, not about how much "stuff" is adorning the room or the tables. The tables will be set with beautiful and  colorful floral arrangemnts making the tablescape pop; enough pizazz! The  favors are taking a dual role as they are also the seating cards; these are special because they are little cakes individually wrapped by the bride. Each one has 2 little flags denoting the bride and groom's ancestory. This simple little touch is what makes this day is all about the couple!

So when planning your wedding, keep in mind it is not about how much you spend or how much "stuff" is in the room or on the tables.  It is what makes you two as a couple unique; personalize your day, but keep it simple!


2010 Trends

by Myrna 17. January 2010 16:22

Back from the Special Event conference with some new and exciting ideas for your upcoming weddings. According to the trend setters in New York and California

_Turquoise is the PAntone color for the year

- Tangerine and cobalt will be seen as another new color palette this wedding season

- An all white wedding party; "an upscale estate" style which will look simply elegant in photos

- Bright colorful shoes under the wedding gown...bright reds and blues take the lead

- Vegetable centerpieces...tomatoes too?

- Multiple  wedding cakes that are small and placed on various cute cake stands

- and,last but not least, the retro birdcage veil is back allowing for an unobscured view of the gown's neckline and back


2010 Happenings

by Myrna 7. January 2010 01:48

Happy New Year to all. I am looking forward to a great 2010 wedding season and hope to be able to share tidbits of information with all.

Next week, I will be attending The Special Events Conference in New Orleans. I will be taking fun  classes such as Hot Event  and Entertainment Ideas for 2010, Creating Design Boards for Today's Bride, Creating Opulent Cultural Weddings to just name a few.   I am so excited to be attending and hope to share some fabulous new and exciting ideas with you.


FYI:  Pottery Barn is offering a complimentary in-store demontration  on "Setting Up Your New Home" on January 16th.  Check your local store for time.

They will offer ideas on how you should pick things for your registry, give you the latest trends for 2010 in decorating etc.  Enjoy!


Coming up on February 21st from 11 to 3, I will be taking part in Stonewall Golf Club's Annual Bridal Fair., and then on March 7th from noon to 3, at Bristow Manor Golf Club.  Come on out and say hi and meet some fabulous wedding vendors to help make your wedding day special.

Until next time....Happy Planning



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