Thursday, May 31, 2007

Groom Cakes Part 3

Well I was looking through the new Brides magazine and came across some very cool grooms cakes. Their advice "Make it all about him"!!
Here are some ideas to get you started - courtesy of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, MD.

If you have any pictures of your grooms cakes and want to share, email them to me and I will post them.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Groom Cakes Part 2

Kimberly and Thaddeus got married Saturday at Foxchase Manor. To surprise her groom Kim had bobble head cake toppers made and a Dallas Cowboys Grooms Cake.
Very Cool!!

Cake toppers by:
Elegana Hand Craft

Monday, May 28, 2007

Groom Cakes Part 1

Everyone remembers the ardvark red velvet cake from Steel Magnolias, right? Well the grooms cake has roots in the south but its making a come back and moving north. I seem to be getting this request a lot and I love to brainstorm on ways to surprise the groom, and ways to involve him.

These days a grooms cake is usually themed after something personal to the groom. I have seen a cake decorated like a baseball, a golf putting green or even a football helmet. I surprised my hubby to be with a guitar shaped cake in his favorite chocolate flavor - we ate it at the rehearsal dinner.

Whatever you decide make sure you find out your grooms favorite flavor! Check out Ace of Cakes on the Food network for some truly amazing designs.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Alternative Registry Ideas

So recently some of my clients have inquired about other ways to register - for a way to possibly give back. A lot of couples these days already have the basics and don't need to get another blender or set of wine glasses.

Couples can suggest to their guests that they donate to a charity on the couples behalf. provides a registry with lots of nonprofits to select from. The charities are are divided out by cause, then alerts the couples when gifts are made.

The other option and a little more traditional is This way you can register like you normally would but those registries give back. A percentage of the value of their gift is donated to a charity of your choice.

Of course there are a few other ways to give back as well. Purchase a honeymoon and/or invitations that will give a percentage to a charity of your choice. I have had a few couples give money to the Komen Foundation or the American Heart Association in lieu of favors in honor of loved ones.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Packing and Moving

As most of you know I am moving to Philly. We have spent the last month packing up the house and getting it ready to sell. This is one of the most stressful times - dealing with packing, finding a place to live, getting the house clean and spiffied up for open houses as well as setting up appointments with home inspectors etc. We are living in a condo in downtown Philadelphia until we sell our houses and can find something in the suburbs.

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our house SOLD!! and is mostly packed up, thanks to both sets of parents. The movers come next Monday to pack up my china and crystal and move all our stuff into storage. I am ready for a place to 'BE' - a home, instead of driving back and forth every few days to deal with the move. That's the Cancer sign in me.

I am also ready to enjoy a new city; check out the restaurants and parks, tour the Liberty Bell and King Tut at the Art Museum and get to researching new wedding venues. Summer in the City.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

I am quoted!

'Getting Ahead: Aisle Be There For You' Me directing the bridesmaids at Cameron Forbes and Nick Over's Wedding Rehearsal

Such a Good Day!!!
I was interviewed by the Washington Post Express Newspaper about Wedding Planners and coordinating weddings as a career. The article was in Wednesday May 9, 2007 edition. I will put the article in my news section of my web page ASAP.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Personalized Kisses

Hershey is now offering personalized flags for their chocolate kisses.
Put these in your out of town gift bags, on your guest tables, or in a bowl by your guest book. Who doesn't love some kisses!

These are so neat - now you can have Best Wishes, Just Married or your Names and Wedding Date on the kiss flags. They even have Its a Girl and Its a Boy for when its baby time!

check out

A box of 118 is $15 or 85 is $35

ps- Thanks Emilie for letting me know.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

The Brides Have Spoken

This week The Knot Best of Weddings 2007 inaugural issue hits news stands! This is must read if you are planning a wedding. It lists the top wedding professionals across the country, divided by location and speciality. Brides voted on who they thought was the best. I am thrilled because Elegant Engagements Wedding Planners was picked Best Of for event planners.

Thank you to all the clients that voted and thank you to all wedding professionals, family and friends for your continued support.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Cameron and Nick

This couple and I have been working together for over year and now they are honeymooning in Cabo after a very successful wedding. The wedding was all about Fushia and Lime - and having fun!

The reception was held at the Westin Grand and we used fun bright linens and lighting to create amazing atmosphere. The band Janitors were a hit and had the guests dancing the whole time!
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