Thursday, August 21, 2008

Must Love Cats

Since I are a couple of my favorite furbabies from I Can Has Cheezburger with their take on all things wedding. I can thank my darling little DIVA, Miss Kami Hall, for introducing me to the LOL Cat phenomenon. If you are not familiar with it - take a moment and visit the site listed above - simply hilarious!!!


I'm starting a new feature on my blog called " The DISH" - it will highlight new products, offerings, locations, up-and-coming companies, anything that I think is new, cool and worth a minute of your time!

Today's DISH was sent to me by a local entrepreneur with a growing national presence. Jamila White, Chief JOY Officer at J.Blossom & Company, is the driving force behind this Baltimore-based company which specializes in sweet-smelling toiletries for our littlest DIVA's. J.Blossom's line of body washes, lotions, and lip balms are just the right sized and flavors for our youngest ladies-in-waiting, with positive, image-affirming messages right on the package!

After taking a look at my sample box, I immediately thought about all of the pretty little flower girls I see almost every weekend. What a great way to bestow a lovely gift upon the dainty ones participating in your wedding as well as support them with the message that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes! With supportive phrases such as "Beautiful Skin Comes In All Shades" , " I Am Totally Loveable", and my personal fave, "Girls Can Do ANYTHING", you're sure to find something for the littlest lady in your wedding party!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Back To The Classroom

Only a few seats left!!!!!

If you are passionate about this field we call wedding planing, if you want to learn more about how to craft and manage a successful business, if you want to "up your ante" and really bring the game home - join me and a bunch of other like minded folks on October 11 -12, here in Baltimore!!

The Power Course
Burkshire Marriott Conference Center Hotel
10 W. Burke Avenue
Towson, Maryland

Registration includes:
2 days of relevant topics
All materials
Continental breakfast, buffet lunch and breaks each day
Pre-Class assignments
Hands on decor experience
Certificate of Participation

Day 1: Focuses on the "business" intracacies of the wedding planning industry
Day 2: Focuses on basic wedding design & decor techniques

Before September 5th : $395
After September 5th: $495 (based on availability)
Payment plans are available
Registration forms and other details can be found at The Business Of Matrimony's website.

Hotel Accommodations
$129 per night (one bedroom suite)
$149 per night (2 bedroom suite)

The Burkshire Marriott is an all-suite hotel, combining luxurious rooms with the convenience and functionality of a personal living space. Each suite contains a spacious living room/dining area, full kitchen, washer & dryer and separate bedroom.

Room reservations can be made by calling the hotel at (410) 324-8100 and asking for the Power Course (DIVA Enterprises, LLC.) special rate.

Texas - Here I Come!!

And I'm so excited! I'll be in Austin, Texas as the keynote speaker for AWEC (Austin Wedding & Event Coordinators). Here are the details:

An Afternoon With The Wedding DIVA
Famed "Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?" wedding consultant, Linnyette Richardson-Hall comes to Austin to talk about her experiences, lessons learned and the future for wedding coordinators.
Cocktails and hors d'ouevres following the presentation

Sunday, September 7, 2008
The Driskoll Hotel Mezzanine
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

$65 before September 1st
$75 after September 1st and at the door

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Many thanks to Barbara Hearne (a fellow wedding coordinating colleague at Coordinator's Corner) for suggesting to AWEC that I might make a good presenter :) I'm really looking forward to experiencing that wonderful Texas hospitality!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Rob & Sarah

I am pleased to announce that one of my weddings from last season is featured in the Baltimore/D.C./Virginia's summer edition of "I Do - For Brides ". Rob & Sarah had an absolutely AMAZING wedding celebration and I was very glad to be an integral part of making it all happen!!