A New Year, A New Commitment

Change Ahead

And just like that, another year has flown by. This past year, I have definitely let my blog fall by the wayside. In fact, WordPress tells me I had only written 13 posts in the entire year!

My life has changed a lot last year and I anticipate more (good) changes in the future so I’m going to commit myself to blogging more and sharing what I’ve learned thus far in my journey.

I’ll start it off with a few exciting things that happened last year…

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It’s All in the Details…


One thing I learned this summer is that it’s the little details of a wedding that turn it from average to WOW! It can be as simple as adding florals, putting up pipe and drape at the ceremony or even stringing lights across the ceiling. It’s really all in the details folks.

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The Summer of Love


Having only joined Down the Aisle as an Associate Wedding Coordinator in February, I was a little apprehensive about my first wedding season and whether or not I was cut out for this job. Continue reading

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Watch Out For These Top 6 Design Trends in 2012

The event industry is one that is constantly changing and evolving. In my opinion, a great event planner is one that is able to track all of the emerging trends, styles and tools and accurately determine what is most beneficial and useful for their clients. A good way of staying current is subscribing to industry leaders’ blogs and newsletters.

Loungeworks Furniture Rentals‘s newsletter is a great one to subscribe to because they are firmly checked into the event industry. They recently published a “Top 6 Design Trends To Watch For This Year” article that I wanted to share as I’m definitely seeing many of these trends in both the corporate events and weddings.

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Secrets To Planning a Backyard Wedding

On May 19, 2012, I married Mark Zuckerberg. Well, at least according to the couple dozen congratulations I received on Twitter and Facebook. As most of the world knows, the Zuck married his long-time girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, in a reportedly casual but intimate backyard wedding. In fact, guests didn’t even know they were attending a wedding until they got there!

Backyard weddings have long been heralded as a sentimental, romantic and budget-friendly way of getting hitched and I suspect that we’ll see a higher number of them in the near future (thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Zuckerberg). But they do take a lot more work and meticulous planning so it may not be for everyone. Here are my 5 secrets to planning an unforgettable backyard wedding.

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