The wedding problem that’s easy to fix.

On wedding day, you want to be aware of every moment. Like the song says you don’t wanna miss a thing. There’s one distraction that’s super easy to avoid but ensnares many brides. Can you guess what it is?

Hunger.  Yes! Hunger.  Avoiding a heavy meal so you don’t bloat? Yes.  Not having anything to eat?  No. So, have a snack!  We’ve listed some ideas- mix and match! All of the below are easy to keep around while you are getting ready.

–       baby carrotsFlorist-21

–       almonds

–       string cheese

–       apple slices

Go down the aisle happy and fully in the moment, not with your brain looking for the nearest sandwich! Eat up!


Be well and love well.

Oscar De La Renta’s wedding advice.

This past weekend the world lost iconic fashion designer Oscar De La Renta. The accolades and remembrances continue to roll in from fashion journalists and celebrities, and all share a common view of what made him a genius. His talent was in making sure the woman was the focus, not the dress.THE HEART TRUTH FASHION SHOW 02/11/10

How does that apply to weddings? Well simply put, as you plan make sure you’re the stars of the show: you and that wonderful person you’re marrying.  Your ideas for details and décor are wonderful, but make sure that the look you and your florist create doesn’t overwhelm the most special, unique feature of the event – that’s your love and happiness!  Like De La Renta’s beautiful gowns, the design should beautifully flatter, but not overtake you.  After all, you’re what everyone’s come to see.  Not the ice sculpture.

Live well and love well.



Always have real flowers on a wedding cake. Except this one.

There are few occasion when a floral designer is OK with no real flowers on a cake. This is one of them (YUM!) I’m a sucker for the Wedgewood wedding cake thing – don’t try it with Limoges though – starts to look like an overdone Easter Egg. And this couple was sure to have loads of flowers everywhere else- I’d extrapolate from the decor- monochromatic- shades of white, lots of peonies. Let the cake, and the couple, be the stars of the show.

Courtesy of Brides Magazine.