Jennifer and Scott tied the knot!

On a very windy day in late July, Jennifer married Scott in an outdoor ceremony by the water at the picturesque Greate Bay Country Club. Under a Chuppah constructed of natural materials and wrapped in chiffon, Jennifer and Scott exchanged vows complete with handfasting, wine, a naming day ceremony and the breaking of the glass to honor Scott's Polish and Jen's Jewish Tradition. Guests were welcomed into the reception to the sounds of Schaffer Sound Productions, and decor which consisted of elements from the couple's world travels and love of scuba.

I was honored to have the opportunity to work with the remarkable Paula Cella again. Pictures of the wedding are posted on her blog. I was also in great company with Joe Mariorano of Schaffer Sound Productions , Floral Decor by Fischer Flowers, Videography by Marc Smiler Video Artist, the most AMAZING cake by BakeWorks and of course the lovely ladies at Greate Bay Country Club.

This morning I received a notification of a review posted on wedding wire from the couple which read:

Isis is amazing. She and her coordinators took the wedding vision and dream I had put together and brought it all together into one coordinated, well executed, beautiful wedding. I had no worried with her, as she was the only person I had spoken to (of many day-of coordinators) who was as detail-oriented and organized as I am. All over every aspect of the wedding, she kept things running smoothly and kept it from me when it wasn't. She did exactly what I would have hoped she would have done -- make my day perfect so that I could just sit back and enjoy it.

She also took approximately 1,000 calls from me, as I was a long-distance bride who was trying to coordinate a complicated affair from 2,000 miles away. She was the best.

Jen & Scott, it was my pleasure in assisting to create the day of your dreams.


Wedding of Mr & Mrs. Smith-Take 4!


I can't emphasize it enough. When you are planning your ceremony and your Wedding day itinerary, make sure to allot time for your ceremony rehearsal. Yes, it may seem as though there are only 8 people total and it's pretty easy to walk down the petal laid aisle to the front of the Church, however, you'd be surprise.

An hour of preparation can prevent a disaster in the making.

Rehearsals are not only a way for the Bridal party members to meet and great each other, it's a perfect opportunity for them to become familiar with the ceremony venue. It's also a great time to work out the logistics of the space such as allowing an extra seat in case the adorable flower girl can't make it through Mass, making sure the musician understands his cue to begin playing, discussing who and when to lay out the aisle runner, etc.

It's also a perfect time to go over the ceremony program, in it's ENTIRETY, with the Officiant. As you discuss the program, please be sure to include phonetic pronunciation for the Officiant of any names which he/she may have to announce, highlight the poetry/scripture readings and emphasize at what point everything is occurring. Though your officiant may have known you your entire life, as your Bridal party members will profess, nerves and emotions are a powerful thing and as a Bride, I'm sure you'd cringe just a little to hear your name incorrectly referred to numerous times during your own ceremony.( Ask me how I know!)

My beloved and now married Client and new friend, this one is for you. Hope you got a good laugh and enjoy your honeymoon!


Blue Line Style


I know I've talked about their wedding in numerous posts, but I received the pictures from Carmen & Sebastian's wedding and I can honestly say, so well worth the wait.

Carmen and Sebastian had an intimate ceremony and reception at the home of Carmen's parents in Woodbury, New Jersey. The evening was captured by the amazing Chelsea Sandars of Blue Line Style. Chelsea has quite a unique style and an awesome eye for detail.

As I looked through each individual picture, picking a favorite was quite the challenge. Below are a few of my favorite moments of the night. Additional photos will soon appear in the photo gallery on our website.

Cash to Spare!

It's quite funny. The World Wide Web that is.

Even after years in the industry, I'm very humbled when I see my name in print and especially grateful when utilized as a resource by a reporter as distinguished as Joseph Perone of The Star Ledger. 

While I was excited to see the article, Walking Down The Aisle With Cash to Spare, imagine my surprise when a google alert brought my attention to the article being featured in the Kalamazoo Gazette. Yes, in Michigan! 

Talk about feeling like a rockstar.

The article is full of helpful advice regarding cost saving alternatives for planning your Wedding and is certainly a good read.  I'm also honored to be in good company along side names such as Carol Davidson-Toby of The Ivory Wedding and Millie Martini Bratten, Editor of Brides Magazine.

Be sure to check it out and happy planning!


All work and no play

makes a pretty normal Wedding Planner...atleast during this time of the year.

I was able to sneak away today for some much needed recreation with my gorgeous soon to be Bride, Sheilla. We are fortunate enough to be blessed with access to the Virtua Skate Center Skate Zone, home of the Philadelphia Flyers practice ice,and we certainly enjoyed every minute of it!

As a former ice skater, I can honestly say it felt great to be on the ice again. I can also honestly say, after 3 years of not being on the ice, it was GREAT not to fall. While we circled the rink, we discussed menus, guestlists and decor.

Below is my version of the infamous "feet shot" I absolutely adore when looking at Wedding photos. I know, I know, I'm no Scarlett Lillian or Jasmine Starr ,but I just couldn't resist.

Thanks for a wonderful day Sheilla, can't wait for the Wedding!


Please don't stop the music

I've notice more and more of my couples moving away from the traditional wedding ceremony music and incorporating some of their favorite songs into their nuptials. I've also noticed that many Brides fear that doing so will make their ceremony less "classy" due to the use of a cd player as opposed to a live musician.

Enter Music Notes.

I love, love, love this website. If you simply logon to the website, enter the artist and song title and for a minimal fee, you will be provided with the sheet music for the selection. It's the perfect compromise between traditional and contemporary.

How can you not love that?