There’s nothing more important to my clients then a VENDORS MEETING! Everyone on the same accord.


Love is in the air! Katie and Dan

Tip for the perfect proposal!!! Good Luck



1. Every single detail should be tailored specifically for her. She probably loves details, and she’ll notice every one.

2. It may help for inspiration, but don’t steal other proposal ideas online! The internet doesn’t know your love as much as you do. Every girl is different and how you do it doesn’t matter to anyone but you two.

3. If she has given you guidelines or rules, follow them. Don’t necessarily try and and go above and beyond, she knows what she wants, let her have it!

4. Her emotions will be running high, don’t have a whole two page essay on asking her to marry you. Keep it simple and elegant.

5. It’s all about the surprise for her, keep it classy.


Zac Posen 2014 Wedding Dresses at David’s Bridal!


  • Today is such a fun day on BTM. Earlier, we took a peek a at the new Truly Zac Posen at David’s Bridalthroughout the most gorgeous video ever (you must see it, click here)… and now I’m back in action with the whole collection for you to feast your couture-loving eyes on. 
I must confess that I’m so thankful that our friends at David’s Bridal had the brilliant idea of making every bride’s dream of dressing like a celebrity on their wedding day come true thanks to their new collaboration with iconic designer Zac Posen. Based on Zac Posen’s signature soft and sculptural volumes, the Truly Zac Posen collection offers an array of gorgeous wedding dresses and social occasion frocks. And I have to admit I’m blown away. But before we dig in, I urge you to head on over here to take a peek at the video. Beautiful, right? Okay, now let’s talk fashion…


Please contact David’s Bridafor authorized retailers near you and pricing information.   
For every bride there is a perfect dress waiting to be discovered. See my edit of the best bridal gowns out there by visiting my Wedding Dresses section.
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A Colorful Peacock Inspired Wedding in Alabama

A Colorful Peacock Inspired Wedding in Alabama

Posted FEB 7 2014 by ANGELA WASHINGTON in  with 1 COMMENT

Brittany and Bobby Sharp wanted to have a colorful, couture wedding that represented the vibrancy of their love for each other, their family and their culture.  So Eliana of ellyB Eventsworked with the couple to execute a “Peacock Couture” wedding, full of purple, green and blue flowers and décor. Guests were moved by their church ceremony, which started with soul stirring gospel music that allowed their guests to rejoice and bless the union they were going to witness. Brittany looked angelic in her unique, fashion forward dropped waist Ian Stuart Dress and handmade Ranjana Khan earrings! However, both Brittany and Bobby agree that the best moments were seeing each other for the first time and feeling the outpouring of love and support from their guests. Cathi Milanes of Milanés Photography captured all of the exquisite details and special moments of this chic wedding, including the cutest little couture flower girls. Enjoy!



Quick Facts

  • Wedding Date:  08/17/2013
  • Wedding Location:  Westin Hotel- Birmingham, AL
  • Wedding Theme:  Peacock Couture
  • Color Scheme:  Shades of Green, Purple, and Blue with Gold Accents
  • Wedding Flowers: Mokra orchids, peonies, hydrangeas, phaleanopsis orchids, and garden roses.
  • First Dance Song:  Justin Timberlake, “Spaceship Coupe”! My husband chose this song.  It fits us so well and carried out the theme that existed from our vintage airplane engagement photoshoot.
  • Wedding Cake Flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, and Salted Caramel
  • Wedding Menu Favorite: Delmonico Rib-eye that was placed over cheddar mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. Guests were shyly asking if they could get seconds!
















































Wedding Style 

If I could think of two words to describe my dress, I would say theatrical and show stopping. I remember when I first began my dress search I was strictly looking for designers who created one of a kind pieces that would literally make your jaw drop. When I found Ian Stuart, I knew that I had found my designer! The dress featured a strapless sweetheart neckline encrusted with beads and crystals, along with an expertly draped drop waist bodice that lead to an explosion of flowers in tulle and lace on the magnificent skirt. A scattering of petals and leaves trickled down the tulle chapel train. My favorite accessory without a doubt would have to be my earrings, which were handmade by Ranjana Khan. Long stemmed clusters of twinkling crystal topped the chiffon bouquet earring design that literally looked as though they were made to compliment my dress!

Incorporation of Culture

One thing that I love about the African-American culture is the deep roots that exist within gospel music. I’ve experience the power that this genre of music has on so many people and the mood that it sets. To bring that mood into our wedding, I enlisted my childhood church’s praise team to perform a short concert before the ceremony began. Guests were able to praise and worship God for all the wonderful things that he has done for his children, in particular the union that he was about to bless in the wedding of my husband and I.

Most Memorable Moment 

From the bride: Every time I look back on our wedding day, the first memory that comes to my mind, is the moment that the doors to the church opened and I saw my groom. I remember that there were people sitting as far back as the last pew in the church, and still with all those people my attention was on him. It literally felt as if we were the only people in the room. That is a moment in time that I will cherish forever.

From the groom: The best memory from the wedding for me was just seeing everyone that I hadn’t seen in years, all under one roof and partying with my friends that I’ve grown up with since elementary school.

Advice for Newly Engaged Couples

If I could give ANY advice to newly engaged couples it would be to immediately start composing your invitee list along with addresses. Getting this done early will immensely help in the long run. This was such a long task for us, because with over 200 guests, we had a lot of addresses to compile. Also it’s important to note that you are just compiling the addresses, but you’ve got to get correct spellings of names, correct titles of how to address your guests, and a guest count of who will be bringing a guest. So pull out your excel spread sheets and get started on this NOW!





Valentine Wedding Ideas!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, rich red hues are everywhere! Often declared the color of love and romance, red can be a strong color to base your wedding theme around. From your bridesmaids’ dresses to red velvet wedding cake, there are many facets of planning to use the ruby shade. Check out some inspiration below!


Champagne Toast


Red Kisses


Roses Galore


Left // Top Right // Bottom Right Centerpieces


Bridesmaid Dress




Red Shoes


Red Velvet Wedding Cake


Stunning Centerpieces


To guide you through your journey of finding the perfect wedding centerpieces for your big day, every month we put together a hand-picked collection of the best floral arrangements from around the web. If this isn’t a great way to send you off into your weekend, then I don’t know what is. There are so many jaw-droping flowers that make up this round-up, you are bound to get lost for hours. You are seriously in for some floral eye candy. So hunker down and spend a little time enjoying the full gallery. Your eyeballs will thank you.
ABOVE IMAGE CREDITS {Photographer: Jenna Walker Photography // Floral Design + via: Bella Fiori}  ~ BELOW IMAGE CREDITS {Photography: SDK Photography // Event Design + via Mindy Weiss}

BELOW IMAGE CREDITS {Photography:  Judy Pak Photography // via MODWeddings}

BELOW IMAGE CREDITS {Photography: Scott Smith // Event Design: Kehoe Designs}

BELOW IMAGE CREDITS {Photography: Rowell Photography // Flowers and Decor: Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design}

BELOW IMAGE CREDITS {Photography: Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay // Flowers and Decor: Jade Lee of Jade Lee Events // via SMP}

BELOW IMAGE CREDITS {Photography: Vanessa Preziose Photography // Flowers: BloomBox Designs // viaThe Knot}

BELOW IMAGE CREDITS {Floral Design + via Carousel}

BELOW IMAGE CREDITS {Photography: Ambrosio Photography // Flowers and Design: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio // via Asian Wedding Ideas}

BELOW IMAGE CREDITS {Photography:  Ruth Eileen // Flowers and Design: Tamara Menges Designs // viaSMP}
BELOW IMAGE CREDITS {Photography: John Solano Photography // Flowers and Design + via Exquisite Events}
BELOW IMAGE CREDITS {Photography: SMS Photography // Flowers: Prive Floral // via SMP}
Click here to see ALL the Parts of  our 12 Stunning Wedding Centerpieces series – you wont be disappointed, I promise!