Our new space!!!

I'm sooo excited to announce our new office location in the historic town of Merchantville, NJ just outside of the town of Cherry Hill. We are now approximately 2 miles from the Cherry Hill Mall (on Chapel Ave)and the new location offers us the ability to showcase some of our design work inside of a comfortable meeting space.

In true POSH fashion, of course we will be having our official Launch party at the end of this busy wedding season. We hope you all can join!


Dawn & Dave

I was honored to assist at the Wedding of Dawn and Dave this past weekend. By far one of my favorite weddings of the year(as was the Wedding of Eve & Joe 2 weeks before), this couple truly focused on the meaning of love and family.

The Wedding was held at a private home on the beach in Brigantine. Guests enjoyed a light reception filled with the sounds of violins at the home prior to their short stroll on to the beach for a breath-taking ceremony performed by Canter Ellie Shaffer. An amazing Kosher dinner followed the ceremony as guests mingled and enjoyed the wonderful ocean breeze on a cool "90 degree" night. The entire night was captured on film by noted photographer Paula Cella and there was truly never a dull moment.

It was the perfect night for a Wedding and Dawn and Dave were the perfect couple to share the night with.

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Friedman!


These TWO words

There are two words in the dictionary that when combined can change a person's entire state of mind and they are "THANK YOU!".

In the last two days I've received thank you's from two fellow colleagues (Leslie of Leslie Manning Events and Shayna of Weddings by Shayna) that have truly touched my heart. Both of these women inspire me on a daily basis and today they've inspired my blog.

While planning your Wedding, you will undoubtedly deal with so many individuals who will work on your behalf to see that the day of your dreams is flawlessly executed. When the dust settles, why not take the time to send a note simply stating thank you for all of their hard work? In these days of email, IM, text messages-not only is it rare to see complete words to express emotion, is almost unheard of to receive "snail mail". If you're anything like me however, there is something very genuine about reading words on paper or reciting out loud a verse that someone handpicked for you.

So thank you ladies. Thank you for always inspiring me, reminding me that those two words can make a world of difference and just for being you.


Stroll down memory lane


A fellow colleague recently introduced me to Your Memory Lane prints and instantly I was addicted. As a lover of all things art, original and signature, I definitely appreciate the dedication it takes to create such an original piece.

How cute would this be to give as a gift for the couple who just has everything! Besides...who needs ANOTHER picture frame?


Now that's a piece of work!

A few weeks ago, I met Michael McCant of McCants Originale LLC. McCants Original designs a
luxury collection of heirloom quality bridal crowns, headdresses and veils, each made by hand in the tradition of old-world couture craftsmanship... incorporating the finest materials into each design, including Swarovski crystals, cultured pearls and semi-precious stones.

Can we say FAB-U-LOUS!

While browsing the collection, I literally fell in love with one of the headpieces and did not want to walk away. Not only is each piece magnificantly crafted, every single item is custom designed from the very first pearl to the last crystal.

If you are looking for an original, one of a kind headpiece, give Michael a call and tell him I sent you!


Extra, Extra read all about it!

I recently found out that I was selected for a local magazine's "35 under 35" article. The article will highlight 35 business owners under 35 years of age in South Jersey who have made contributions to the local community.

Today I met with the writer of the article and a great photographer from the Courier Post at what I consider my favorite "jewel" location in the heart of Voorhees. I'm happy to say that I felt the shoot went very well...and apparently so did they! At the end of the interview, I was informed that my interview would now appear as a double story!

I just had to share and thank you all for your continued support. Of course I'll keep you posted of the release date.


Dream gown could be yours!

The above GORGEOUS creation is a size 4 (unaltered) Oscar De la Renta $6,900 gown which due to unforeseen circumstances, will not be needed. If anyone is interested in purchasing the gown, please contact me and I will put you in touch with it's owner.



If you have not contracted the services of a Wedding Coordinator, before signing any contract (and specifically that for hotel accommodations and your venue), scan for a little term called " Guarantee". This one word can make all the difference between enjoying the planning of your big day and being completely stressed and unprepared .

You know the term "ignorance is bliss"? Well it applies here as well. In the case of a Venue, the guaranteed amount referenced on your contract, is the amount that the signatory is guaranteeing the Venue for food and beverage costs. In order for the Venue to "rent" you their event space, they must be assured a minimum amount of revenue on their room. On your contract, it may be reflected as a headcount, i.e., 90 people, or no less than 10% of the headcount stated, but it all equates to the same amount. Before signing your contract, ask the Sales Manager to confirm the guaranteed revenue amount in terms of dollars. Take into account that this amount does not include taxes. This is the number that regardless of how many of your guest's rsvp they will be attending, you are responsible to your Venue for.

In the event, your headcount falls below the minimum you have stated, do not panic. Speak with the sales Manager regarding options for upgrading your current menu, bar, etc. Although you will not feed as many guests as you originally intended, you will be able to upgrade your options for those that are able to share in your special day.


Wedding Podcast Network

One of the first live interviews I did was with Robert Allen of the Wedding Podcast Network. Not only is Robert one of the nicest guys in the Industry, he has found a way to tap into the i-pod phenomenon and provide relevant content for brides to listen to. Their podcasts are educational, inspirational and entertaining and they feature everything from advise from local professionals to the biggest names in the Industry.

I had the pleasure of seeing Robert again yesterday at the Northeast Regional Conference for the Association of Bridal Consultants in New Brunswick. Boy, have they come along way! From being one of the first shows ever recorded to the 1st of now 800, there is alot to catch up on. I'm happy to say that beginning this week, I will be syndicating the show from right here on the blog (yay!). For the time being however, when you have a minute definitely check out the site!


Wedding Cake Trends

Cake, mmm..... Who doesn't love it? These days, cakes are coming in all different shapes and sizes, how can you choose? My best advice is to consider this sweet treat yet another element of your decor, and design your cake in your Signature style. To give you inspiration, here are some of 2007's cake trends according to Sonya Hong of Butterfly Cakes:

Couture Cakes
Taking cues from fashion, cakes are incorporating rich satins and textures like lace, pearl and jewelry. Satin sashes, popular in wedding gowns, are a fabulous way to echo the gown design in the wedding décor.

Ethnic Patterns
From the runways, we see exotic, ethnic prints like Indian-inspired henna patterns making their way to everything from clothing to stationery. Why stop there? Put it on your cake too! Cakes look updated, unique. The simple, dressed down cake of 5 years ago has now been replaced by cakes with more of a “wow” factor.

Groom’s Cakes
A southern tradition, groom’s cakes are catching on. Honor the groom with a personalized, whimsical cake, either at the wedding or at the rehearsal dinner. If presented as a surprise, it has even more impact. Recent examples: baseball cap cake, fly fishing theme cake, “beer” theme cake, favorite cars, karate/snowboarding/surfing cake, sports themes -- like soccer, golf or baseball, poker theme.

Dessert Buffets
Changing up the traditional cake cutting, brides are opting for dessert buffets. For example, many smaller cakes decorated with one color scheme. Also, individual cakes, cupcakes, candy, cookies, and even pie are finding their way to the dessert course of many special events, including weddings. Creative displays using the same colored platters in various shapes and heights beef up the presentation.

Bold Colors
The white wedding cake will always be popular, but brides who want to have a truly memorable cake are adding lots of color to their cakes in unusual combinations such as chocolate brown, green or blue, or burgundy and silver. Black and white is another bold color combination that is catching on with many brides. It’s an elegant and timeless look that is still understated yet strong.



Since they've become the new "thing" to do, I've been on the fence lately regarding Out of Town Guest Welcome bags. While I do appreciate the logic behind welcoming your guests and showing appreciation for your travels, I do not believe that the Bride & Groom should struggle or forfeit other important items in their budget to do so. If you are going to do Welcome bags, the Mother & Aunt of The Bride from my Wedding Saturday certainly has the right idea! They incorporated satin and wicker purses filled with local goodies such as Tastykakes, Olde Philadelphia Cream Soda, taffy and beautiful parasols for all of the female guests in attendance. Not only were the welcome bags gorgeous, they were practical and could still be used long after the festivities have come to an end.

Great job Tina & Aunt Jenny!

(PS, you should have seen the STAFF trying to grab a bag or two, and the MEN were the worst! lol)


Jill & Dan

Wednesday I had the pleasure of meeting with POSH's newest Bride-to-be Jill and her mom, Doris. The Initial meeting was held in the family's beautiful home in Haddon Heights and was a complete success! With a guest list of 350, full Catholic Mass, and ceremony and reception 45 minutes apart, you would think that we would only be able to "brush the surface" in terms of the event. Well, not only were we able to discuss the couple's vision for the day, we were able to discuss a tentative timeline, color scheme and specific event details, all in less than a two hour span. Why? Because this family totally "gets it" when it comes to planning and hiring a Coordinator for Month-of service.

Before you contact a Consultant regarding Day/Month Of Services, be sure that you can answer "yes" to all of the questions below:

1. Have you booked all of your Wedding day Vendors? If not, have you atleast booked your Ceremony location, Reception Venue, Photographer, Videographer, Transportation and Entertainment?
2. Do you have signed Contracts readily accessible for review?
3. Have you ordered your attire as well as that of the Bridesmaids?
4. Have you made necessary deposits for all of your vendors?
5. Do you have contact information for all of your Vendors as well as your Wedding Party.

If you have completed the majority of the steps listed above, now is a good time to Bring in a Coordinator to truly pull together the finishing touches. Keep in mind, many entry level packages only allow for a limited amount of planning time in addition to the Day-Of. If you find yourself needing additional assistance, it is probably a better idea to upgrade to a larger package as opposed to paying an hourly rate for planning.

Please help me in welcoming Jill & Dan to the family!


Happy Birthday Alex

Last year I had the pleasure of planning an intimate baby shower in Dumfries, VA for the Hopkins family. The mother of one six year old girl, mommie to be expressed that she had NO desire to see even a touch of "baby pink" during this shower. Allowing for creative expression, instead we incorporated a blend of fuscia and orange in a really fun "whine & cheez" theme. Instead of a traditional guestbook, upon arrival, guests were photgraphed for input into a beautiful adesso album. Decor items included wine bottles and fuschia vases, silk and satin fabrics. The menu included delicous Italian favorites and we served fruit and hor d'eouvres in Wine Canters and glasses. The highlight, a diaper cake display (see above) from My Little Baby Kakes that was literally pretty enough to eat! The event was absolutely beautiful and just as Mommie to be requested.

Yesterday I got an email from the Family thanking me again and reminding me that a year had passed and Alex is now, healthy, happy and 1 year old. Boy how time flies!!