Eastside Luv: Tamales, Goat Meat, and Pupusas!

Two weekends ago, my cute. nerdy husband and I went on a Latin Food Walking Tour in Boyle Heights! I am just getting around to blogging about it, since things have been busy wedding-wise, but better late than never, right?;) We met … Continue reading

Happy BlogDay!

Happy 1st Blogday (or birthday) to the Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy Blog! Thank you to those of you who followed, commented, liked, and/or read my blog this year. I am proud of the progress I have made and … Continue reading

The Language Of Flowers


The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh was the most recent book we read for Book Club!


Ranunculus (my favorite flower:) = You are radiant with charms

Instantly entrancing?

I think so.

As a wedding coordinator who admires a lot of centerpieces, pins many boutonnieres, and hands out many bouquets, this book gave me a new perspective of flowers.


Lavender = Mistrust

In fact, I don’t think I’ll think the same way about flowers ever again!

In Victorian times, the language of flowers was used to express romantic messages.

This story follows foster-child Victoria Jones and her relationships, as well as communication through flowers to those around her.


Moss = Maternal Love

This story has a meaningful message, as meaningful as the flowers’ symbolism it features.

I highly recommend it to those who find symbolism in nature fascinating, deeper meanings appealing, and stories of struggle and perserverance inspiring and humbling.


Fushcia = Humble love

Growth as a Wedding Coordinator

This just arrived this past weekend! I have now progressed from being a Consultant member to a Professional Bridal Consultant through advancement in the Association of Bridal Consultants!

Special Wedding Touches!

Alaina and Randy got married last Sunday at Camarillo Ranch! Here are some fun sneak peek pictures from my humble iPhone… Austin Adams’ superior photographs are on their way, but to tide you over in the meantime… Alaina and bridesmaid … Continue reading

Bachelorette Party Ideas!

This is where my good friend from high school’s bachelorette is taking place this month: http://circlebarb.com/ I’ve never ridden a horse, but I’m willing to give it a try, gulp! I was hoping that some hunky young ranch hand would … Continue reading

The Renegade Seamstress

Every once in awhile, I get blown away by an upcycling designer. This morning, I came across Armour sans Anguish and I thought you might like what she does, too.

All I can say is, WOW!

Armour sans Anguish garments are constructed entirely from salvaged and recycled materials. Since 2004 designer and proprietress Tawny Holt has been committed to reclaiming what might otherwise be wasted to create clothing that is at once both shamelessly romantic and wearably modern.




If you or someone you know is getting married, and you love the idea of upcycling, Armour sans Anguish is just the place for you.

Again, I’m blown away by what Tawny can do with old clothes. She’s a superstar in my book!

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