From Wedding Tastings to Sweatpants Thanksgiving…

I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Turkey Day! Here’s a sampling of dishes one of my wedding couples and I were tasting from Seasons Catering just days before Thanksgiving (we figured they would help prepare us for the big … Continue reading

Getting the Love You Want

Getting the Love you Want by Harville Hendrix is a marriage book that really gets into the psychology of why we choose the partners we do, and how to cultivate our relationships. Many books and people emphasize how we often … Continue reading

Cupcakes, a Sleepy Ringbearer, and Fun with Icing!

Here’s a sneak peek (care of my trusty iPhone) of Kirsten and Lester’s wedding last Friday! Their ceremony took place at First United Methodist Church in Pasadena… Loved the purple bridesmaid dresses;) The lovely couple’s wedding guests then drove 7 … Continue reading

Lean in to Lean in

Do women unconsciously hold themselves back from opportunities in the workplace? Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, explores this question and more in her book, Lean In. Rather than hold back when it comes to one’s career path, Sandberg inspires readers to “lean … Continue reading

Keep to the Left When you see the Zebras…

Erica and Christian got married this past Saturday at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu… Here’s a sneak peek of images from my iPhone… Sean King’s professional pictures are coming soon! The venue’s directions to the ceremony site truly do include the zebras … Continue reading

Charming, Peaceful Wedding Venue…

This past weekend I did a walk-through with Britney and Ryan, a couple who are getting married next month, at their wedding venue, Orcutt Ranch! I’d never been there before, but was instantly charmed and calmed by the serene and … Continue reading

The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings

Love that this book offers a plethora of useful wedding planning aides such as checklists, things to consider, and pros and cons of decisions. Love that this book emphasizes a couple’s choice to go as traditional or untraditional as they please. Love … Continue reading

Things I Wish I’d Known Before we got Married

The decision to get married will impact one’s life more deeply than almost any decision in life. Yet people continue to rush into marriage with little or no preparation for making a marriage successful… This is not a book on … Continue reading

My 101 Favorite Marriage Myths

Since being selected as one of the two Miss Dorothy Scholarship winners for 2012 by the Association of Bridal Consultants, I have been excitedly perusing the ABC Annual Conference seminars being offered. Now, I can only choose five breakout sessions … Continue reading

The Good, The Bad, and- The Honest

I recently finished reading our next Book Club read, The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty, and found that it inspired a great deal of pensiveness in me.  Initially, it would seem that the story is about a woman named Cora who … Continue reading