Oh so sweet

October 23, 2008  |  Inspiration  |  No Comments

Several of my clients are currently in the sweet stage of picking a cake for their big day. Most are looking for nothing fancy but something unique. I was flipping through Brides Magazine recently and found this little beauty. 

I immediately tore it out and added it to my own collection for wedding ideas. I love the tailored lines that seem to mimic a cummerbund. You don’t have to have color to do something different. Here, from brides.com, were some of my favorite detailed cakes.

The perfect fit

October 20, 2008  |  Inspiration  |  1 Comment

I absolutely love Anna Elyse’s line of bridesmaid dresses. For every bride there is always the dilemma of trying to dress bridesmaids with different tastes and bodyshapes. AE offers several different skirt styles, each with seven different necklines. Stay consistent with the skirt style and allow your bridesmaids to pick their favorite top. AE also has many different hues for any color so you can get the perfect shade to fit in your wedding palette. Think outside the box and have your girls in the same dress but varying shades of the same color. Below are three of my favorite skirt styles. 

Calling all South Louisiana brides!

October 11, 2008  |  Southern Fete News  |  No Comments

Weddings with Style Magazine is hosting a bridal show Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm called le parfait jour “The Perfect Day” at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, New Iberia. Tickets are $6. 

If you are still looking for vendors for your wedding day, this is a great way to gain a lot of information without setting up individual appointments. I will also have a booth set up. If you have any questions come by. I would love to assist you any way possible.

Also, I will have a drawing for a free day of coordination for one lucky bride. Those who don’t win the free DOC don’t have to walk away empty handed. I will be offering a $200 discount off the full service package and $100 off the day of package. The discount will last through the end of October.

Can’t wait to see y’all there!

"I love the Tigers!…but it’s still my WEDDING day"

October 2, 2008  |  Color Me Inspired  |  No Comments

I take weekend trips to Baton Rouge quite often to visit friends and meet with clients. A few weeks ago was one such trip. Throughout the day nearly every person there, unfortunately except for me, was wearing purple or gold. It was game day but an away game. This college town proves to be pretty passionate about purple and gold. I am pretty sure purchasing a shirt is more often than not started with the phrase “Do they have it in LSU colors?” 

These aren’t the most easily paired colors but I think it’s time we found a way to have a purple and gold affair without Mike the Tiger or body paint. So, for the most avid LSU fan hoping to add a little school spirit to their wedding, below is my inspiration. Geaux Tigers!

Colors: Purple and gold

Mood: Bold, spirited

How would you trash the dress?

September 27, 2008  |  Inspiration  |  1 Comment

I have heard too many brides say they didn’t have time to take as many pictures as they would have liked to at the wedding. Enter this brilliant idea. You have spent the last year picking out the dress, altering the dress, protecting the dress and drycleaning the dress. How about instead of storing the dress, you enjoy it one last time and trash it? Before you prescribe me medication, check out what Trash the Dress Web site says:

Go ahead, you know you want to. Trash it. Get it dirty. Get it wet. Roll around in the mud. Drench it in the ocean. Totally trash it. Why? … Why not? You’ve made a commitment to your husband. He’s your one and only true love, right? Then you’ll never need the dress again. And no, your daughter won’t wear it in 20-30 years. So you have two choices:

1) Suffocate it in plastic and throw it in a closet 

2) Show your husband how committed you are by trashing the dress, and get some great fun pictures while you do it! “

The wonderful and talented local photographer Jason Cohen has had several interesting photo shoots with brides willing to get alittle dirty. But if you aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into the ocean or mudpit try a few shots standing in the rain. Think The Notebook, not cheesy spiderman upside down kiss!

How would you trash the dress? 

My latest obsession

September 26, 2008  |  Color Me Inspired  |  5 Comments

I first fell in love with ranunculuses when I saw this arrangement of hyacinths, tulips and rans.


Not only is the flower beautiful but it’s also very affordable. For the bride craving a fuller flower like the peony, the ranunculus is a great way to incorporate the shape without breaking the budget. See how others are using ranunculuses in bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces.