Category Archives: Enlightened

Repost:How Offbeat Brides are reacting to New York’s same-sex weddings

In case you’re wondering at this point, Planned Spontaneity fully supports marriage equality.  Here are some examples of how the Marriage Equality act in New York is affecting both gay and straight weddings! How Offbeat Brides are reacting to New York’s same-sex weddings

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Real Wedding: Red-Hot Games at Olin

Photos Courtesy of Ingrid Laas Photography (Photographs by Ingrid Laas & Andy Mannis) Ann and Geoff’s Memorial Weekend wedding at Olin Park was not only beautiful, but the focus was on friends and fun!  During one of our first meetings, Ann said “I like Red”. What a great starting point for the décor!   A…

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2011′s Hottest Sustainable Wedding Trends

If you’re at all interested in having a sustainable wedding (and who isn’t?), this is a great article from RecycledBride where brides buy and sell gently used wedding dresses. Fire and Ice by Planned Spontaneity Many of my clients have helped set these trends! How are you creating a sustainable celebration? Are you using any of…

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Chocolate Spotlight: TerraSource Chocolates

One of the coolest businesses I know of is TerraSource Chocolates, owned by Josie Pradella.  Terrasouce offers organic, vegan, fair trade chocolates using locally produced fruits and spirits. Terrasource is one of those businesses that’s founded on the principle of doing well by doing good.   Two-piece favor boxes are perfect for weddings.  They are made from…

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Entertainment Spotlight: Playlist Event Music

When Beth Tucker and Chris Long were married in 2004, they wanted someone who would simply play music they chose on professional equipment, but that service didn’t exist! Like many people, they chose to create a playlist and do their own music.  Of course, they didn’t simply run their MP3 player through a boom box….

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I Love My Tree Skirt: A case for repurposing your wedding gown

I love my tree skirt made byJust for You As Christmas approaches, I have the joy of decorating my tree. My tree skirt was made from the hem of my wedding gown. My Mother’s Gown When I got married, I wanted to wear my mother’s gown. Alas, that was not to be. I’m about 6″…

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Repost: Offbeat Bride | The dowry tradition and how it relates to today’s bride

If you’re wondering about financing your wedding, check out this lively debate over at Offbeat Bride, and be sure to read the comments!  The focus is on whether or not the brides parents should pay for the wedding, and all that it implies.. Offbeat Bride | The dowry tradition and how it relates to today’s brideBefore…

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Green Spotlight: Paolo Verde Consulting Services

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Paul Abramson “Green Paul” of Paolo Verde Consulting Services at a Dane Buy Local event.  Paul has a passion for working with event planners to reduce the waste footprint of their event!  He offers solutions for people who care enough to “walk the sustainability talk” every day.  He’s written this article on…

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I should have hired me!

Welcome back from summer! This humble event planner took the summer off of blogging. With all my spare time, I’ve been running “Mamma Camp”! My children and I have had a wonderful summer, and my youngest is now mere weeks away from being a school kid- no longer a preschooler.     This month, I…

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Photographer/Videographer Spotlight: Kevin & Kelsey Visel of Primavera Studios

One of the joys of my work is that I get to meet people like Kevin and Kelsey Visel.  Their warm personalities and gracious manner would put anyone at ease. Kevin and Kelsey are the lead photographers and owners of Primavera Studios.  Kevin also offers videography.  Primavera Studios offer a consistent “Vintage-European” style with a…

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