Category Archives: Weddings

Real Wedding: Elegance, Bucky & Zombies!

My gratitude goes to Althea Dotzour for spectacularly capturing the details of Becky & John’s wedding, and sharing the images with me. Elegance What a gorgeous day for a wedding! John and his groomsmen started the day at Thorps to get a fresh shave and trim. Meanwhile, Becky and her bridesmaids spent their morning at…

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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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Repost: Modern Etiquette

The fact that there is an etiquette guide to talking about your wedding on Facebook is definitely a sign of our times…In addition to the eight tips posted on allfacebook.com, I’ll add a few more…8 Facebook Wedding Etiquette Tips9. Don’t post all the pictures from your photographer without their permission. In most cases, this is…

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Celebration Advice: A Long Overdue Celebration

Every now and then, I get fun, interesting questions from people who are anticipating their celebrations.  Sometimes, when I answer these questions, I think- “Wow! someone could write an advice column about parties, weddings and creating personal celebrations!” Well, the other day, I realized that perhaps, at least occasionally, I could be that person!  Don’t…

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Repost: Hair and Dancing!

Photo Courtesy of Anda Marie Photography I just found this great article about coordinating your hair do with your wedding entertainment! These are the types of details that can really make your celebration “pop”. Check out this article from Gigmasters. Wedding Hair Wedding Planning

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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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Repost: Something old, something new – Wausau wedding planning | Examiner.com

I love following Kelly’s examiner articles. She’s full of great ideas and information. Since one of my passions is delving into the meanings of our traditions, I thought you might enjoy reading about the significance of our “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” There’s also a final line that I hear less often…

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Entertainment Spotlight: Abigail Cantor

It’s been my pleasure to work with the talented and versatile Abigail Cantor on a number of occasions.  She’s the leader of two ensembles, The Cantor Set and Shira. (Geeky math types will enjoy this play on words)The Cantor Set plays jazz standards, blues, and their own musical concoctions.  They understand that rhythm and tempo are critical for…

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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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