Tuesday, August 30, 2011


New weddings before the end of the year!! My beautiful cousin Patti announced she is getting married to her boy friend Kai on Dec 17th... Congrats Patti, I cant wait to see you as a beautiful bride!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Who says you cant use ballons in a wedding!?!

I had a request for a simple wedding reception/open house..... That was different.... We talked about it and we went with balloons and an ice cream bar!

Everything went great! (PS Please excuse the bad photos. it was the first week with my new camera and i and still trying to figure things out!)

So we threw up a few kids tables towards the end. These are great if you know your going to get kids at your reception. It gives them something to do and keeps the "messes" in one corner. We did bowls of candy with crayons and coloring pages. The balloons we tied loosely so that the kids could take them home. We ended up having about 10 kids show up that night. And yes even i sat and colored!

Here is our Ice Cream/Candy bar. We dished out the ice cream in the kitchen and had the toppings all laid out for your choosing.

We rented these great decorative dividers from another Wedding planner in our stake. she came and helped with the set up as well. These dividers really helped dress up the church gym that the reception was held in.

A shot of the room. We had about 75 guests come through out the night. It was a nice and simple reception. I love the balloon idea. It really gave color to the room and filled the open air.

The mother of the groom is the sewing Queen. This is the quilt that she made for the newlyweds so of course we had to display it. The bride and groom formed there receiving line in front of this setup as well!

Nice. Simple. Easy! and still beautiful. Another happy couple and one very happy wedding planner! This wedding just goes to show you that you can do anything you want. It's YOUR wedding. Cake or no cake, dinner or breakfast, flowers or no flowers, formal or a  swim party.... The options are endless!

Happy Planning!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I'm back!

Well I have been very inconsistent with updating here but I swear I have a good reason....

I had a baby boy on February 15, 2011. His name is Milo Rockwell DeGraw and he is the new love of my life... along with my husband of course! We just love him to pieces and he is such a good baby. I promise I will update with my wedding adventures of this past year-year and a half...

Yeah he is 6 months now and his mama to a T... He loves chocolate!