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Whimsical flowers and centrepieces

Brides of Colombo

I could think of no one better to start off the wedding inspiration journey with, than the great Preston Bailey who is  globally-celebrated for his ability to completely transform raw, ordinary spaces into lush, theatrical environments. Preston is known for his unique ability to translate the dreams of each client into an awe-inspiring reality. When I was planning my own wedding Preston was my starting point when coming up with the theme for my wedding. His breath taking feature pieces at an entrance and awe-inspiring centrepieces are second to none. Browse and enjoy!

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6 Books That Inspire Creative Weddings

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While winter may not be a busy time for weddings here in the South, it sure is a busy time for us wedding planners! As a creative artist myself, the winter months for me are spent coming up with unique and smart designs for my upcoming brides. The art of creating a wedding that is properly staged, full of beautiful details and flows effortlessly requires artistic talent, expertise in the field and finding inspiration in the world around us. In an attempt to build on my library of books to challenge my creative process, I thought I would share with you the 6 books that are en route to my doorstep…thanks to Amazon.

Vogue Wedding: Brides, Dresses, Designers

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Domino: The Book of Decorating

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Black and White (and a Bit in Between)

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Design*Sponge at Home

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Style and Substance: The Best of Elle Decor

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Style Me Pretty Weddings

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Five Thanksgiving party tips

Party Dime Time

My husband’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving so we really try to make it the best! Here are a couple of tips we have do to make Thanksgiving a success!

1. Try to do all the food prep the day before. Jello salad, salad, appetizers, cutting veggies and so on can all be done the day before! Enjoy your company!

2. Keep the table decorations cute but simple! Make sure you have room for all the food!

3. Always have appetizers! When the house starts smelling good everyone starts getting hungry. Our favorites are smokies in a blanket, veggie tray, deviled eggs, guacamole and chips, and my artichoke dip(love that stuff)!

4. Have nice table setting! Not all of us have their grandmothers china so a great way to have china on your table without making you broke is your local second hand store. Not everything has to be matchy matchy!…

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