December, 2010


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Dec 10

Happy New Year!

2010 certainly was awesome.  In fact, it was without a doubt my favorite year EVER!

Some of the highlights?

  • Finding out we were expecting our first child on Valentine’s Day weekend!
  • Spending a week in March in Ireland with my mom and my sister, surviving driving on the right side of the car on the other side of the road, and having a wonderful adventure!

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  • Traveling in May to San Francisco, to Chicago, and to Omaha, the latter two spots I had never visited before, getting to see two different baseball stadiums and games in the process!
  • Celebrating my 2nd wedding anniversary in June!
  • Having an absolutely, unbelievably perfect wedding season that started with a bang in April and ended at the very end of September.  I love all of the couples I got to work with – I truly believe wedding planners and couples find each other for a reason, and there is a perfect planner for each couple.  I worked with some beyond talented vendors and enjoyed a “dream team” scenario in every wedding I planned and coordinated.  I can’t pick a favorite photo from such a busy season, but this one exemplifies why I do what I do and what inspires me to keep doing it: the joy that is the essence of every wedding day I’ve ever been a part of.

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  • Planning and prepping for my 2011 couples!  I cannot wait for your beautiful days!  As always, thank you for inviting me along on the sweetest journey.

If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I’d want is you to be my sweet honey bee.
And if I was a tree growing tall and green
All I’d want is you to shade me and be my leaves

If you were a river in the mountains tall,
The rumble of your water would be my call.
If you were the winter, I know I’d be the snow
Just as long as you were with me, when the cold winds blow.

If you were a wink, I’d be a nod
If you were a seed, well I’d be a pod.
If you were the floor, I’d wanna be the rug
And if you were a kiss, I know I’d be a hug

All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.

Photo by Tomas Flint

Photo by Tomas Flint

Happy 2011!  May it bring us all lots of love, blessings, and laughter.


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Dec 10

Spotlight on Cakes 2010!

All of these cakes were ALMOST too pretty to eat! :)

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Photo by Images Unveiled


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Dec 10

Sassiest 2010 Shoes!

You know I love a sassy pair of shoes, and my brides did not disappoint!

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Photo by Images Unveiled

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Dec 10

Gayle and Lee – The Music Video!

Some kind of in love with the music video from Gayle and Lee’s wedding.

Click Here –> Gayle and Lee Music Video

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Dec 10

Happy Holidays from Better Together Events!

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Dec 10

2010 Bling!

A walk down memory lane of rings…

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Photo by Lora Ann Photography

Photo by Lora Ann Photography

Photo by Lora Ann Photography

Photo by Lora Ann Photography


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Dec 10

Spotlight on 2010 Dresses

Gorgeous gowns from 2010 weddings…

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Photo by Images Unveiled

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Photo by Images Unveiled

Photo by Images Unveiled

Photo by Lora Ann Photography

Photo by Lora Ann Photography


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Dec 10

Wedding Planner in Action Shot!

Occasionally photographers nab a pic of me in action.  Lora Ann grabbed this one of me at Victoria and Steve’s wedding in September.  I was brimming with energy and excitement for Victoria and Steve!

Photo by Lora Ann Photography

Photo by Lora Ann Photography


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Dec 10

Isn’t She Lovely? – A Post on Thankfulness

So, some of my loyal readers may be wondering where I’ve been the past 7 weeks.  I’ve been dying to introduce you to…

Bridget Elizabeth Linder

Born an early riser at 5:58 in the morning, she was 7 precious pounds, 5 1/2 beautiful ounces, and 19 1/2 wonderful inches long.  Our girl entered the world – I kid you not – to the sound of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”  I still smile when I think that out of the 75 songs and over 4 hours of music on her play-list, that was her birthday background song.   As if I needed a reason to love her at first sight.

Well I thank God you came along
But you are the one

I’ve been waiting for today
And here comes the sun

I sat beside you and became myself
Today… today

Photo by Soraya Hintz

Brand Spankin' New, 10/28/10, Photo by Soraya Hintz

The reason why I've been crying at Father-Daughter dances all season long.... Photo by Better Together Events Amateur Photography Division

The reason why I've been crying at Father-Daughter dances all season long.... Photo by Better Together Events Amateur Photography Division

2 weeks old, Photo by her Mama

2 weeks old, Photo by her Mama

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First Smile, 6.5 weeks, Photo by Katlyn Cunningham

First Smiles, 6.5 weeks, Photo by Katlyn Cunningham

As I reflect on the last 7 weeks, I am supremely…

Thankful for a healthy baby.

Thankful for everyone who has offered to help us with dishes, dinner, laundry and life in the last 2 months.

Thankful for the people who read my blog. :)

Thankful for my family – all of them.

Thankful for a husband who after working 80+ hours a week, still wants to wake up and watch the “Bridget Stretch” at 3AM.

Thankful for the occasional bits of sleep I get and for the cries and smiles that wake me up.

Thankful for my understanding clients, their friendship, and the invitation to be a part of their beautiful weddings.

I love you, Bridget Elizabeth.  Thanks for making me a Mama.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise


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Dec 10

Victoria and Steve, 9.25.10

Victoria and Steve were married on a beautiful fall day on September 25th.  Victoria booked me about a year and a half before her wedding, and it was such a pleasure getting to know one another and working together on her big day!

They had some wonderful vendors take part in making their wedding perfect!

All photos are courtesy of the talented Lora Ann Photography.

Floral design by Floral FX.  Invitation design by Better Together Events.

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Both the ceremony and reception took place at the Carriage House.  Various shades of peachy oranges and greens highlighted with a pop of purple brought out the vibrant autumn colors.  Many thanks to Les at Go Sound Systems for doing a fabulous job as DJ and to Judge Amarosa for officiating the beautiful ceremony.

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I’ve never gotten more choked up at the emotion during the daughter-father dances.  Lora did an amazing job capturing these special moments.

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Victoria and Steve, so many congratulations and best wishes!  You are a wonderful couple!  Thank you for inviting me on your wedding journey.

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