Friday, May 30, 2008

LOST Honeymoon Memories

Watching the season finale of LOST last night with my husband brought back wonderful memories of our honeymoon. We stayed at a gorgeous location on the Northshore of Oahu - Turtle Bay Resort - not far from where the show is shot on location.
We tried to track it down, but alas - it is an extremely closed set!
Here's a picture from our suite - what a view.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Put Your Best Face Forward........Naturally

Many of us love that extra glow to our skin only sunshine can bring.
When you're planning a summer, beach, or destination wedding - many brides feel the need to match the locale.

A little color can do wonders, especially when you're trying to pull off a large white or ivory dress. But orange tinge is just not attractive.
Pull yourself out of the tanning bed or spray booth, and embrace your natural skin tone.

In years to come, you will be so very thankful.
Your wedding pictures will contain a bride that actually looks familiar!

Introducing.....The Tuesday Tip

Each Tuesday, a snippet of wisdom shall be shared with the masses.
If you have a burning question or issue, drop a line. You have to ask someone, don't you?

The inaugural tip is listed above.

Here's to stylish sanity!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Power of a Compliment

It was 88F & muggy here in Seattle last Saturday.
I was feeling anxious - I had an outdoor wedding & reception to coordinate that afternoon.
I couldn't fathom the bride, groom or their guests in direct sun for a 20 minute ceremony.
I prayed hard to the Cloud God for a bit of relief.
Just as guests began to arrive @ 5pm, the wind picked up off the water, the temperature cooled, and thin clouds blew in.
My prayers had been answered.

It was truly a beautiful ceremony & reception, and sweet with emotion.
I had the pleasure of helping the bride (Kristi) plan her wedding from the start.

It was truly an honor - but the icing on the cake was having her come up to me that night to say, 'This is my dream wedding'.
She was glowing, with happiness and satisfaction.

Those words meant the world to me - and I felt a few tears well in my eyes. It again restored my love of planning weddings, and thankful for the words that fill you up with pride & joy.