May 5th, 2011
Each event that I design focuses on creating an experience for the guests. I love telling a story about the person being celebrated through the beauty and fun of the event! This baby shower was no different! The mama-to-be loved margaritas and guess what? Her due date was May 5th – Cinco De Mayo. So a fiesta baby shower it is!
The “theme” was easy. Now the inspiration for the decor. I sourced some adorable burro pinata invitations that had the papel picados (mexican paper banners) and it became the backbone for the party. We hung rows of papel picados, used baby burro pinatas as table decor and stuffed a full-sized burro pinata with baby “necessities” and had mom smash it open. (Un-blindfolded of course — no need for any injuries).
We served a Mexican brunch with individual chicken enchiladas and a festive banana cake decorated with papel picados. One of the favorite gifts was the diaper cake. I still have not seen a cuter version! Guests departed with a baby succulent plant in a terra cotta pot. Gracias!
April 5th, 2011
Brides & Grooms – If you are 3-6 months out from your wedding date, it’s time to start planning your rehearsal dinner! I invite you to be my guest at a “Lunch & Learning” workshop hosted this Sunday April 10th at Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside.
Come learn how you can make your rehearsal dinner an event that sets the tone for your wedding day, instead of just an after-thought. I’ll go over all the components to this special evening and give advice on how to reduce your stress and relax before the big day!
The event is complimentary. Please click the invitation to view more details and RSVP.
I look forward to seeing you there!
March 22nd, 2011
Brides & Grooms – This is an event you will not want to miss! This weekend The City Club of San Francisco is hosting a brunch workshop for engaged couples. This is an opportunity to speak to wedding professionals one-on-one and learn some great tips for planning your wedding. Whether you are newly engaged or happily into the planning process you will find valuable information in all of the workshops. PLUS, a yummy brunch! What more could you ask for?
Following are details about the workshops. As a special guest of Well Rehearsed use coupon code: CCSF25 for a discounted rate of $25/per person.
Register here: http://cityclubweddingworkshop.eventbrite.com/
WORKSHOP TOPICS & SPEAKERS:
I will be speaking about what you need to know about planning your rehearsal dinner and how to integrate personal touches into the kick-off evening.
San Francisco Brides magazine will present tips and trend of 2011 and share exclusive information about how to get your wedding featured in their magazine.
The City Club of San Francisco and Classic Party Rentals will teach you how to design your tabletop to create the look that will dazzle your guests and delight your pocketbook. And if you are still looking for a wedding venue, this is one of the most beautiful, classic San Francisco spaces. It’s one of my favorite in the city!
January 27th, 2011
As a bride, shopping for your wedding gown can be nerve-wracking as you decide on the perfect one. But it’s always exciting! And whether it’s mermaid, v-neck or strapless, one thing is usually certain… your gown will be white (or a shade of white).
So what about mom? Not only does she have to find the perfect fit, but the perfect color as well! Whether it’s the mother-of-the-bride or mother-of-the-groom, all the ladies walking down the aisle want to look their very best for this event.
I’m excited to share this contest from Ming Wang for a MOM MAKEOVER before your wedding day.
The grand prize winner receives: a Ming Wang bridal season wardrobe and day of beauty, which includes FOUR full looks meant to clothe the mother for all important wedding events including: engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner and the wedding, and a gift card to a local salon for a morning-of the wedding day of beauty. How fantastic is that??!!
There are also two runner-up winners will each receive a Ming Wang dress. AND there will be a little bonus from Well Rehearsed to help plan the rehearsal dinner.
Mom – the dress search is over! Just enter the contest on the Ming Wang Facebook page with a 100-word description on why your mom (or the groom’s mom) deserves to win. You can apply up until Feb. 7th and the winners will be announced Feb. 10th. And make sure to mention you heard about the contest from the Well Rehearsed blog!
The winners will be selected both from public vote and votes from wedding blogger judges (guess what – we are one of them!)
January 24th, 2011
What happens at the rehearsal dinner? What should I expect?
-Molly, Bride-to-be (San Francisco 2011)
First and foremost, the rehearsal dinner is a meal. But what really makes it a unique dinner is that your nearest and dearest friends and family are coming together to wish you well as you begin your married lives together. It’s the kick-off to your wedding and sets the tone for your celebration! The most notable traditional of rehearsal dinners are the toasts (and roasts) from your friends and family. As the father-of-the-bride, best man and maid-of-honor are slated for wedding day toasts, the rehearsal dinner “opens the mic” to other friends and family. This more intimate gathering is the perfect place to toast the couple and share heartfelt stories and well wishes.