Laurie & Grant, LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort – Naples, FL


Celebrating A 10 Year Anniversary in New Years Fashion!
Laurie and Grant met as high school sweethearts. They fit perfectly in that all american story of the cheerleader and the star of the football team falling in love except their love was built to last! Deciding to have their celebration in January, near their wedding date, was a brilliant idea because it provided an opportunity to add a little new years flare to the party. Selecting tones of gold, silver, ivory and white we played up on the glamour and glitz of new years. We even added a play on words for the paper goods calling the bash the New Decade Celebration. To add personal touches we named each table after an important moment in Laurie and Grant life three of which being the birth of their beautiful children and of course ending with their 10 year anniversary. Debra from DM Paper Designs created a one of a kind logo of a clock striking 10 in roman numerals. We also requested guests to bring an object that reminded them of the couple to be added to their time capsule. The time capsule was even custom engraved. Kevin from Botanicals on the Gulf created the most luxurious floral arrangements perfectly constructed for a new Years inspired celebration such as this. Laurie’s hair and makeup was by the fabulous David and Daniel of Faces by Frohmberg at Salon Tease. For entertainment we called on the class act Jimmy Jam Productions. Laurie’s family had actually created a band that has since retired but they got back on stage to rock the house one more time and they were so great that Jimmy Jam shared the stage with them all night! The cake was brought out onto the dane floor on fire! Well, sort of. We asked Daniella of Ella’s Cakes to add a little flare with sparklers that we lit on fire just before sending the masterpiece out in the spotlight. As the night dwindled down guests were asked to take a small bottle of champagne with custom labels and instructions asking them to pop their bottle open on the Phelan’s 11th anniversary to celebrate with them wherever they may be. Thank you to Luminaire Foto for illustrating all the excitement and love that was there that night.

Mimosa Sunday!

Hello Jet Setters and welcome to a peek at a party at my place. Having a boyfriend that loves to entertain and a wedding planner that loves to party makes for a great combo when a beautiful Sunday arises! We decided to practice our mimosa making skills in preparation for our office opening. I snapped a few iphone photo’s at the beginning of the party to share but all of the guests shots wee taken on our vintage polaroid camera. I hope this inspires some future mimosa mixers:) Enjoy!


Surprise Party at the Gardens

I had the pleasure of helping Karl & Nanette of Luminaire Foto put together a fabulous surprise birthday party for Mark, Nanette’s Father. With the help of Greg from Tastebuds we had a dinner that impressed everyone invited. The table was adorned with vibrant florals provided from the truly talented Sue Bain of Signature Floral. The sweet sounds of Brett from the Brett Foreman band completed the atmosphere for close friends and family. Thank you to Connie Duglin Linen and Katie of the gardens as well. It wouldn’t have happened without our fabulous vendors.

JSW @ Bridal Fashion Week 2012, New York

This year New York Bridal Week was in October which is right at the beginning of season so I didn’t know if I would be able to go until about 8 days before the flight and when I called my fabulous intern Gina last minute to see if she wanted to join me, she said she had plans…. then she called back immediately and said “I don’t want to be like the Lauren Conrad that didn’t go to Paris, I’m in!” which was pretty much the cutest thing ever. She now explains she was in shock at the time…. I believe her, I mean who says no to NYC?


Thats Gina. And I didn’t know it was Gina’s first time in New York City until we were in the Taxi on the way to my girlfriends house (who we were staying with) and she was ooohing and awwwwing. I was like, “Wait, have you been to New York before?” when she said no, our plans immediately changed. We played hooky from the first show and decided to tour the streets of NYC. Sorry Winnie Couture but Im sure you can understand.


Then we decide to check out the Couture Runway Show having no idea how I was going to get us in since you had to preregister. When we showed up the line was incredibly long and I was beginning to think we were out until a lady, later to be introduced to us as the producer of the show, asked who we were with and since every runway show loves press I said PRESS! She took us out of line and gave us a fab spot at the end of the runway. YES!


The show was amazing and the next morning we decided to concur Pier 94, the host venue for the endless booths of designers showing off there latest lines. Here’s a few of our faves..
Rafael Cennamo whom blew my mind!

Hong Kong Designer Rania Hatoum’s Collection who’s sending me this dress for a Gatsby inspired shoot..*swoon*

Delphine Manivet whom gives you this adorable little doll with every purchase. So sweet.

Our final stop was to visit my bestie and mentor Stacie Francombe at her ISSE Alumni Party.


There were so many surprise visit from the top people in the industry like Shawn Rabideau, Diane Valentine, Ashley Baber, and of course who can forget the Queen of Cakes, Sylvia Weinstock!


Thanks NYC! Until next time MUAH!