Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wedding Invitation of the Week

Elegantly Designed Raisin Pocket with Pewter wedding invitation is by Carlson Craft. 
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011


This is one of our favorite gowns by Allure Bridals.
This organza gown features a ruched fitted bodice and ruffles throughout the skirt.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shoe of the Week: CHARLIZE

CHARLIZE White Satin Swirl Platform w/ Crystals

CHARLIZE is a dyeable white satin platform with crystals. This is great for the bride who loves BLING and wants to add a splash of color to her wedding attire. 

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Sunday, March 20, 2011


The other day I was having a conversation with a friend about guests who don't show up to your wedding or event after they sent their RSVP indicating they will be attending your event. I've attended countless weddings and parties, including my own where a guest said they were coming and didn't show up. NO CALL, NO SHOW. The couple or person of the hour took the time to include you on their guest list, mail out your invitation and most of all they wanted you to share their special day with them. The least you can do as a guest is to call them to let them know you can no longer attend.

Instead of making one simple phone call, you let the couple or person of the hour look at the empty seat or seats that could have been filled by someone else. I guess you forgot that money was spent for you to be sitting in that seat. Don't get me wrong, I know emergencies happen, but if it isn't one contact the couple, someone in the wedding party or a family member to relay the message.

If something comes up and you can't attend the next wedding or event you were invited to, call, e-mail, text, IM, BBM, Tweet, fax, or whatever form of communication you can use to let them know you can't attend. The couple, man or woman of the hour will greatly appreciate you.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Drummer Boy's Surprise Groom's Cake


At a Winter Wonderland Wedding last December our Bride surprised her groom aka "Drummer Boy" with a "Snare Drum Cake" for his love for playing the drums. It was a sweet surprise in their favorite color "blue."

Here is a picture of the cake before we delivered it to the reception venue. YUMMY!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bride Gets Spooked at Surprise Bachelorette Party

Brides be careful how you treat your bridesmaids because this just might happen to you!

With the assistance of the bride's cousin (also my cousin) the bridesmaids organized a surprise bachelorette party for their bride. The bridal party arrived at the hotel around 8:00 pm. They were expecting the bride to arrive around 10:00 pm, after her hair appointment. Things didn't go as planned and the bride ended up arriving after 1:00 am, the morning of her wedding. Though tired and restless the girls were determined to surprise the bride and do their prank.

A few days prior to the night before the wedding, the bride was quite upset that her bridesmaids made no mention of them throwing her a party, so of course she shared a few words with some of them. I guess she just assumed they didn't care or in her words "were wack."Even the groom made a few calls to me and her maid of honor to see if a party was going to be thrown. We assured him that everything was already planned and that she was in for a big surprise.

To teach the bride a lesson, the girls agreed to do a prank on her in the hotel room. To make a long story short we arrived at the hotel, me, the bride and two cousins and I made the call to the girls to let them know we arrived. I made it seem as if I was calling my husband to let him know I got to the hotel safe. We then went to straight to the hotel room.

Once we got to the room we put our bags down and told the bride to check the room out, but she found the bathroom and closet door unable to open (it was the bridesmaids holding on to the doorknob of the closet and locked in the bathroom)...this was all part of the plan.

So I decided to "go to the front desk" to let them know the doors couldn't open. One cousin left the room after I requested for someone to go downstairs with me. Our other cousin made "a call to the front desk" then left to room to "see what was taking us so long to come back." Now the bride was all alone with her bridesmaids ready to spook her.

From what the girls told me they flushed the toilet and jerked the doorknobs a few times. While all this was going on the Bride kept leaving and entering the room calling out our names. We were down the hall trying not to laugh too loud. This went on for a couple of minutes. You would think if you hear the toilet flush and the door being jerked you would run out the room and never return, but she kept going back inside. I don't know why it took so long for them to shout SURPRISE. I guess they really wanted to teach her a lesson. When we finally heard them scream surprise, we ran back to the room.

We laughed ourselves to tears, shared a toast and ate cake! She got the Bachelorette cake she really wanted from one of her favorite bakeries. She LOVES dulce de leche filling. This was definitely a Bachelorette Party to remember and one for the books!

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Shine Thy Light Red Carpet Affair

We had the privilege of working with Begin the Transformation providing Partial Planning Services. Begin the Transformation is non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating teenage pregnancy, through education, spiritual and community support. This event took place at The Grand Chalet in Wayne, NJ. 

This event brought together teen parents and former teen parents who are prominent members of our community and who have transformed their lives by weathering the storm of adversity to becoming successful men and women in our society. 

Dr. Monica Burton of the East Orange School District gave the Keynote Address. She shared her story of how life was as a teen mother and how she overcame many obstacles to become who she is today.

George Darby, a former teen parent also had the opportunity to share his story as a teen father.

Both Burton and Darby received the Transformation Award given by Begin the Transformation, Inc. for their life accomplishments and service to the community.

It was a great evening of food, fellowship, inspiration, dancing and AWESOME raffle prizes!

I look forward to seeing what is in store for this organization.

For more information about this Begin the Transformation visit

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pretty in Pink

In the Fall of 2009 I hosted a "Pretty in Pink" Birthday Party for my Goddaughter and her sister. 

Me and the Honored Guests

I thought this would be a great opportunity to show them how much they were loved and for them to know how beautiful they are. They were my "clients." Before anything was planned I went over their house for a "party consultation." The look on their eyes when I asked them what they wanted for their party was PRICELESS! They wanted a color themed party rather than the usual character themed party.

The girls enjoyed a butterfly craft activity, dancing, a soul train line, and great food by a local caterer. I baked sugar cookies and cupcakes sprinkled with pink sprinkles. Those sweets went my FAST!

My Brother aka Party Crasher...At least he wore Pink lol
 It was supposed to be an all girl party, but a party would not be a party without party crashers lol.

Every child deserves to feel special every day, but on this one day I made sure they felt extra special. 

I can't wait to plan my son's 1st Birthday Party this year.

-Excited Mom and Planner