These Are A Few of My Favorite Things(Wedding Edition)

“Rain Drops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens” – Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers

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Mabel & Bella Friend, Lindsay’s cats

 

This year as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Sound of Music, I’d like to take this time to share with you a few of MY Favorite things. Aside from my friend Lindsay’s cats, my dog, Zen and other animals I’m sharing my top favorites pertaining to the big day.

1. FLOWERS 

Who would have thought being a floral designer? I absolutely love designing with flowers. Nothing like natural therapy and the ability to make others dreams come true through the art of floral design.

Via Pinterest
Via Pinterest

2. LIGHTING (includes CANDLES)

I believe the flame’s soft illumination lights up the soul. Lighting candles has a calming effect on the body and can make any room turn from “drab to fab”. Low on budget ? Add candles.

Uplighting is great to highlight wall sconces, flowers, cake and gift table just to name a few.

3. BRAINSTORMING

This should of been first, but I chose to save it for last because nothing is possible unless you do a little bit of Brainstorming. In my opinion there is no such thing as “winging it” for a wedding. Between client meetings, walk throughs, meetings with wedding planners etc, a little planning and preparation goes a long way. Although this is no easy task, it is fun and a very calming process for me. Sketching, looking at gowns, Pinterest pages, linens, decor of venue – all is a piece of art to create one big masterpiece. Think of each part of a wedding, a puzzle piece. The day of the wedding all the pieces come together so at the end of the day you can pat yourself on the back for all your hard work.

Lindsay's Cat Bella.  Sometimes this is how I look while Brainstorming ;)
Lindsay’s Cat Bella.
Sometimes this is how I look while I brainstorm 😉