Why do I love The Philadelphia Story? Truly, madly, deeply love this film? When you put Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart in one movie about newspaper reporters sneaking in to a society wedding, you’ve already got an amazing thing going. Toss in a sarcastic little sister, various hidden agendas, and clever 1930s comedy repartee (perfectly timed) and the clouds part, the angels sing, and you’ll fall head over heels in love…with The Philadelphia Story.
Father’s Day brings walking down the aisle to a wedding planner’s mind. But some brides want a non-traditional ceremony entrance. Here are three suggestions for anyone who is looking for aisle traveling companions for their wedding:
- Your Mom. She’s been there from the very beginning, loves you like crazy, and will be thrilled to be asked.
- Your 2nd Favorite Man. Ranked just below the ring-bearing hunk, chances are there’s an uncle, cousin or best friend in your life that you’d love to have with you on that special stroll.
- Your fabulous self! Trust us- you’re going to be radiant, and perfectly capable of coming down that aisle
If you turn on the nightly news, sometimes it can seem overwhelming. There’s so much going on, and a great deal of it is about pain, conflict and disappointment. So why on earth would you want to stay in the loop at a happy time when you’re planning a wedding? Here are three good reasons.
1) just because you’re planning a ceremony and a party doesn’t mean you’re no longer a member of your community, or a citizen of the world. Keep at least one ear out for what’s going on outside of the World Wide Wedisphere.
2) building on 1, not everybody wants to hear the latest developments in your wedding centerpiece development. It’s handy to be conversant in what the rest of the world’s been up to.
3) and building on 2, your friends and family will be so grateful that there are non wedding thoughts in your head. Try bringing up other topics of conversation- watch the relief spread across the dinner table.
Live well, and love well.
Can you talk awesome wedding movies without the brilliant 2011 comedy Bridesmaids coming up? I think not. Bridesmaids was a triple threat: a chick flick with enough gross out comedy to keep fiancés laughing too, AND it proved to Hollywood that YES women go to the movies and spend as much as 14 year old boys, so make us some stuff with good storylines and characters, OK? This one’s a surefire hit with the whole wedding party. It certainly it made the My LittleFlower Shop staff crack up. Enjoy!
We are so grateful to all our friends and fans who make up the My Little Flower Shop family. You are keeping us busy, busy busy! And happy, busy bees we are here at your favorite Palm Springs florist. Anyone shopping in the Uptown Design District sees our delivery vans buzzing in and out of our driveway on Indian Canyon headed to all the fashionable spots and fabulous residents of our beautiful valley. So all that buzzing back and forth- why not have another beehive in another fabulous, glamorous location? How about..hmm.. 11 miles East or so? Stay tuned Little Flower Fans!
A Wedding Warriors mixer on 3/6 at the quirky/cool Ace Hotel & Swim Club was the scene of these lovely pieces. Thanks to Imagine Imagery for the stellar pics!
We’ve been re-arranging, decorating and cleaning our humble home recently. The blog Apartment Therapy and their guided “January Cure,” (a task-a-day kick start to a year of clutter clearing and nesting activities,) got us going and now we’re off on all sorts of projects and improvements.
When we get on this sort of kick, the ideas start flowing. There was one brilliant idea we were super excited about that was going to revolutionize our space and make our lives easier – but we can’t remember what it was. During our burst of creativity and inspiration, we neglected to take out pad and pencil, (or Ipad and finger) and write it down.
Do not follow our example with your wedding planning light bulb moments! Write EVERYTHING down that inspires you. Later on you’ll combine the decor idea from your co-worker’s cousin’s buffet with the recipe you read in Gourmet magazine at the dentist’s office, the classical music you heard driving after admiring a scene in a Bollywood movie with gauzy fabric and a zillion candles. But it will only come together if you keep paper & a pen (or your favorite way to make notes- Ipad, voice memo, etc)
- in your desk at work
- in your purse
- in the car
- next to your fave spot to watch TV
Another great (and quite common) source of inspiration? Your dreams. So don’t forget one more pad by the bed. Sleep tight.
Live well and love well.
Thanks to The Desert Sun/ http://www.MyDesert.com for the great interview & video!
I gotta say, I’ve never imagined myself saying this, but I am really grateful that I am not the Princess of Wales. I can’t imagine my due date being worldwide breaking news. I think that young newlyweds are under enough pressure as it is without throwing the international media into the mix.
And that’s where I’m going with this, to hope I can talk people into tacking on one extra new year’s resolution for 2013, namely to leave the newlyweds in your lives alone about their baby plans. In American culture, as soon as the last grain of rice hits the ground it’s the next topic of conversation. When will they start a family? When will there be grandchildren? And when the newlyweds show up anywhere, they face an inevitable barrage of questions. And frankly, when (and whether) to have children is a serious, intimate decision that they may not want to share at Easter dinner. It can be terribly uncomfortable.
So think twice about your questions when your favorite couple returns from their honeymoon, and avoid the whole baby thing. Suggestions: ask them about their trip, ask them about the wedding. Ask them if they know Kate Middleton is not having twins in July!
Be well, and love well.