Welcome, and thank you for visiting my new website, and first ever blog!
This creative project, in partnership with web designer Alex Cheng, took far longer than expected with an increased 2021 workload, and SO many fabulous photos to choose from. I have a new-found respect for all photographers in their editing process after viewing over 10,000 images and narrowing it down to just 300 for my galleries. Each and every image brings a smile to my face as I remember the hundreds and hundreds of details carefully curated to fulfill my couple’s wedding vision.
I want to especially thank all of the talented creative partners, photographers and videographers, who worked with me to bring to life unforgettable milestone moments for these couples. I feel fortunate to work in an industry, and especially the Vermont wedding industry, that I love deeply, and where there is so much talent and professionalism.
Having now planned over 500 weddings, 30 gala fundraisers, 20 major musical theatre productions, and countless bridal and baby showers, special birthday and anniversary celebrations, I can honestly say that I love what I do today more than ever. After all, what’s not to love about being in the business of making dreams come true!
NEW BLOG: What to expect? Countless numbers of friends have posed this question: “With your wealth of knowledge in the wedding and hospitality industry, why don’t you write a book”? The simple answer is, I probably will – someday. But that day is not now. I still have too many happy celebrations to design, plan and produce. What you should know about me is that I’m an action person, and I come to each and every event with enthusiasm and a ton of energy.
So, for now, I will write about wedding trends, and introduce you to exceptional creative partners who share my ideals. It truly excites me to share with you the “best of the best” for every touch point in the planning process, from wedding attire to stationery to fabulous wedding gifts (I can’t wait to introduce you to a new vendor who creates the BEST gifts)!
Today I will conclude with one of my wedding Pet Peeves. I offer this in hopes of asking my couples’ and their photographers to consider an alternative choreographic staging of the ‘First Look’ experience. It seems to me that there are far too many couples who arrive to the First Look with a tap on the shoulder and a viewing of “the dress” and the bride standing just one foot apart! Now consider an alternative where the groom is asked to turn to face his bride, or person to person, when that person is walking towards them from 100 feet away. This is a totally different visual experience that involves movement and can be replayed over and over in your memories like a slow-motion film. Think about how many great filmmakers have employed this technique to create chemistry in a scene where the femme fatale walks across the room to the admiring glances of every man in the place.
I hope that you enjoy the new site, and I look forward to our first conversation. Let’s begin planning together – TODAY!