Monthly Archives: April 2010

Wedding Traditions and beliefs-Repost: Marriage Folklore and Superstitions

There are a ton of traditions surrounding weddings. Here are a few lesser known facts that I find interesting. • The opulent white wedding gown that is worn only once started with Hollywood-influenced weddings in the 1940’s. • The diamond engagement ring is a result of the De Beers ad campaign- “A Diamond is Forever”.  • The…

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Photographer Spotlight: Mandie Haberman of Red Gecko Studio

I’ve you’ve been following the buzz about Kelly and Mike’s Green Wedding, then you’re already familiar with Mandie and Red Gecko Studio!  If not, you should definitely check it out. Mandie’s photographs are beautiful and capture the beautiful real moments during the wedding day. Not only that, she writes one of the better blogs I’ve…

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Photographer Spotlight: Amy Lynn Schereck

While I was interviewing Amy Lynn Schereck, what impressed me most (aside from the beautiful images she creates for her clients) was her innate goodness. At the end, you can check out her list of charitable causes under “Specs”- but first, let’s talk about her photography… One of the things she excels at is efficiently…

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Repost: Offbeat Bride | 15 ways to throw an *affordable* eco-friendly wedding

I know there are a ton of ways to be eco-friendly with your celebration, and it does all depend on your personal values and your sensibilities.  Here is some pretty down-to-Earth advice by Offbeat Bride about being eco-friendly without breaking the bank!- Enjoy! Offbeat Bride | 15 ways to throw an *affordable* eco-friendly wedding 15…

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ABC-WI Spring Retreat 2010 Part 1

Today, I went the annual spring retreat for the Wisconsin Branch of Bridal Consultants. There was a lot of really good information that I’ll be featuring over the next few posts, but first let me say that I LOVE Mary Charmoli, our state coordinator. Her educational retreats are always well run and informative. She fosters…

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Photographer Spotlight: Pierre’s Portrait Art

Pierre Stephenson is an award winning photographer who has been doing professional photography for the past 15 years, but I first had the pleasure of his acquaintance in February of ’09 when he and his wife and partner, Anna hosted a grand opening party for their studio! They are both warm and gracious hosts and…

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Guest blog by celebration specialist Marilee Karamanski | Cha Cha Tea

Guest blog by celebration specialist Marilee Karamanski | Cha Cha Tea I recently got to sit with Maleah Moskoff of Cha Cha Tea and discuss the juxtaposition of our two businesses, and of course… what makes a great tea party!  Usually, when you make a lovely cup of tea for yourself or yourself and a…

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