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Friday, March 19, 2010

Interview with Photographer Parris Whittingham

(Photo by: Amber Knowles).

Thursday night was packed with alot of fun with my guest Parris Whittingham.He is a New York wedding photographer on a quest to document remarkable love stories and the people who make them possible. In 2008, he was recognized by the Wedding Photography Directory (WPD) as a “Top Pick Wedding Photographer”. His engagement photography and wedding photography has been featured twice on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. I wanted to interview him because not only was he a person who extended their hand out to me with such kindness but I also felt like he was a go-getter that I wanted to let the world know about.Check out some of his work and listen to the interview. ENJOY!

Photos: Parris Whittingham Photography.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Interview with Preeti Shah of Spotlight Style

This evening I had a really great conversation with Preeti Shah from Spotlight Style located in New York. Her attention to detail when planning multicultural events is definitely top knotch. Preeti Shah's love for planning different cultural events/weddings have taken her around the world and it was a pleasure in having her share some of these experiences with us today. ENJOY!

Interview with Katie Martin of Elegance & Simplicity Inc.

Today was definitely a great morning when I interviewed Katie Martin owner of Elegance & Simplicity, Inc. which is located in Washington, DC. Ms. Martin not only knows all about planning eco-beautiful weddings but she is also a wedding expert contributor for over 75 blogs, magazines and websites in the world. Ms. Martin is was able to share with us some valuable information on how to go green when planning your event and what we can do as a society to go green with everything that we do. Stay for awhile and listen to our interview. ENJOY!

Interview with Diann Valentine

I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Diann Valentine. She is not only an author, but she is also the host of “Wedding Day” not to mention a fabulous invitation designer. I am so grateful that she was able to be a guest on my show and was willing to share her knowledge and expertise on design and decor for doing events. This is definitely one interview you are going to want to listen too. ENJOY!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Interview with Donnie Brown from "Who's Wedding is it Anyway"

WOW! Another fabulous interview with Celebrity Wedding Planner Donnie Brown. This interview was a must listen.He not only has experience in the planning field but also in floral design. Still making it in this industry 30 years later this is a planner that you must meet one day. But if you can't here is look into our interview. Donnie Brown will also be a one of the guest speakers at Wedding Week 2010
that will be in Norfolk,Virginia on March 24-28. I hope you will be able to make this fabulous event. ENJOY!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

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Sweet Tooth Buffet

At one point in time all anyone could think of was Candy Buffets. But now we have out grown that idea and are always seeking for something new. Well, I am a lover of sweet things and I thought that expanding on other ideas that it would have your pallet watering for something new such as a Cookie, Brownie,Doughnut or even a Ice cream Buffet.

I think if it is something that you really like why not share it with your family and guests. It could be as simple as having all different kinds of flavors of cookies that you have enjoyed in your childhood. Or maybe scooping your favorite flavored ice cream with all the best toppings ever. Nothing is set in stone and being creative will get your party the "WOW" factor. If we never step out of the box then we never know if your idea would have worked. At your next dinner party or wedding reception try incorporating your favorite snack as your "Sweet Tooth Buffet".

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Interview with Janie Medley from The Bride's Cafe

I had the pleasure of interviewing Janie Medley of The Bride's Cafe and JM Flora Designs. It was so refreshing to have a chance to speak with another planner as myself but someone that also specialized in floral design.I would like to share this this interview, so please click the link below.ENJOY!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Signature Drinks for Your Wedding

I always asked myself why don't people create a signature drink for their wedding? And most of the time I don't get an answer or they tell me they never really thought about it. Well, I thought it would be nice to touch on the topic real quick.

Creating a signature drink for your wedding or event is a fabulous idea that not only will "WOW" the crowd but will also have your guest remember your event because you did something out of the norm. Creating a signature drink doesn't need to be difficult. It can be a alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. Just even changing the color of a basic punch drink from red to blue and make an impact. You can take your favorite drink and give it a name to really create a buzz at your wedding.

Here are a few drinks that I have found that might work for you. ENJOY!

Raspberry Cosmo
A touch of Rasberry Vodka to your Cosmopolitan. 1 part Stirrings Cosmopolitan Mixer 1 part raspberry vodka Combine Cosmopolitan Mixer with vodka and plenty of ice. Cover and shake vigorously. Pour into martini glass. (Brunch, Cinco de Mayo

Lady Bleu
A classy, blueberry toast 2 parts Stirrings Wild Blueberry Martini Mixer Champagne Layer ingredients (start with Mixer first) in a Champagne glass. (Blue, Brunch, Champagne/Prosecco, Fall/Winter, Girls Night Out, Layered, Spring/Summer

Classic Bellini
Our version of the classic cocktail created at the famed Harry's Bar in Venice. Cheers! 1 part Stirrings Bellini Mixer 3 parts chilled Champagne or sparkling wine Pour Stirrings Bellini Mixer into Champagne flute and fill flute with Champagne

Lemon Blueberry Crumb Cake
Just like Mom used to make! A sweet mix of Lemon Drop and Wild Blueberry Mixers with Vanilla Stoli. 1 part Stirrings Lemon Drop Mixer 1 part Stirrings Wild Blueberry Mixer 2 parts Vanilla Stoli Vodka Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice. Cover

Watermelon Cooler
Refreshing and pretty with a perfect mixture of Watermelon Mixer, watermelon vodka and Authentic Grenadine. 2 parts Stirrings Watermelon Mixer (chilled) 1 part Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka (chilled) 1/3 part Stirrings Authentic Grenadine Garnish: 4 s