Thursday, June 26, 2008
What an EVENT! It was one of those evenings, and I was not at all sure that I was going but I am so glad that I did. The Wedding Salon at The Palace at Somerset Park impressed me from the beginning to the finale. From the spectacular entrance, the grand terraces and exquisite ballrooms. It boasts of being the only venue of it's kind in New Jersey. The space is able to accommodate groups of up to 1,000. But if your event is smaller the Palace is still able to accommodate your guests. What a finale!! A Bridal Fashion Show by The Exclusive Vera Wang. I could not wait to share some of these wonderful pictures with you. Enjoy!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Lindenwold Mayor Kicks Off Luncheon
I could not be in the position that I am in today without being thankful and giving back. I belongto many professional organizations. But one in particular the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority believe in community service and giving back to those whose shoulders we stand on.Recently the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Lindenwold Municipal Alliance hosted a luncheon for the seniors of the Lindenwold Community Center. This is the second annual luncheon in which the seniors look forward to each year. Last year's theme was "Welcome Summer" in which B DAZ'zled Events and Weddings provided the decor and the members of the sorority provided a luncheon. This year's theme "You Are A Star" provided a Hollywood Backdrop with all of the seniors entering on a Red Carpet. The Mayor of Lindenwold NJ along with many other dignitaries were present. A discussion of Safety Precautions for Seniors was provided by the Municipal Alliance. Thank you DST and the Lindenwold Senior Citizen's Group. Each senior member of the group took home many goodies provided by the Alliance and a single red rose.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Flowers can range from $300 to $5,000 or more. Most weddings use flowers for the ceremony, brides bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, corsages (mother's grandmother's aunts, special people in your life), boutonnieres, flower girl, reception flowers. So when planning your budget, the floral budget should be close in the top ten category. In today's economy with the high cost of gas- what's a bride to do. First try using some of your ceremony flowers at your reception. Downsize your bridal party. Instead of each bridesmaid carrying a full bouquet try using one stem, which can be very elegant. Find flowers that are in season which can cut your costs significantly. Find pictures of flowers that you would like to use. How would you like to utilize flowers at the ceremony and the reception. Pictures...pictures.... pictures please! Browse the internet, magazines or better yet go and visit a florist. And although I love flowers "think outside the box." Many times you can have a wonderful effect with using fewer flowers or providing your florist or event designer with ideas for unique bouquets or centerpieces with fewer flowers.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Well, the last few weeks have been a whirl-wind and I have been MIA for a few a days with blogging. It's the end of the school year for my kids which means parties, more parties, dance recitals , weddings, and such. It also means graduations, baby showers, wedding showers, proms, and even a celebration of life. A Celebration of Life you say- is that an Event? Why of course it is. This past week, I joined with several friends in saying Good-bye to our dear friend and accountant Guy Wallace. Guy was an intelligent wonderful individual who loved life and people. No matter what the day of the week, he could always make you laugh- with one of those deep belly laughs. He will be missed not only by his lovely wife of fifteen years, but also by the many lives that he touched along the way. We will remember his laugh, his love for good food, friends and for doing our taxes for so many years. Even during his Celebration of Life Service, we laughed through tears with fond memories of Guy.