It's the last post of the year and I'll be honest, I've started and stopped this one quite a few times. I struggled a bit finding the exact words to describe what an incredible year 2008 has been for me.

When I started my career I had no idea the business would be what it is today. On the surface I think it looks easy. It should. The truth however, is that to be good in this industry, you internalize the pressures of others-clients, vendors, families. Raising the bar is something that is consistent. Accepting the challenge of being better with every event is as well.

Professionally '08 proved to be phenomenal. We were featured in more publications than ever before, blessed with new found professional relationships, the blog has been a success and POSH developed from more than just a new name, it has become a brand and one that I'm proud to own.

Personally, I have been blessed beyond measure with a family that amazes me everyday. A son that continues to exceed my expectations and a support system that makes every day possible.

And yet on the last day of 2008, many, many, many blog posts after the first, I just can't find the words to recap my year so I'll borrow those listed on the home page of my website:

"I wake up every day in love with so many aspects of my life. POSH represents the evolution of my passion, the success of doing what I know I do best. I've been fortunate enough to have been mentored by some of the "best" in their fields; people who have encouraged me and taught me that it is ok to "not be the norm". I, in turn, encourage my Clients to think outside the box and have an event they wish they could relive every day. I am truly honored that so many individuals have entrusted me with the biggest days of their lives."

So thank you all for another great season. For every blog post and email offline letting me know i've inspired you in some way and from our family to yours, have a happy, healthy and safe New Year!


It's a wrap!

This past Saturday we coordinated our last wedding of the season for Sheilla & Michael. The couple were married at St Joan of Arc with a quaint reception at Little Mill Country Club immediately following.

I love winter weddings!

Being a winter baby myself, there is something so romantic about cuddling up and nestling under layers of fabric, near the one you love. Being warmed by a fireplace, to the likes of smooth romantic music and the scent of cinnamon. mmmmm....

Saturday mother nature played a bit of trick on us however with unseasonably warm weather and the sun that just wouldn't quit. Sheilla & Michael received the ultimate wedding gift from the Weather Gods, a beautiful, warm, December day.

I'm so excited to share pictures taken by the uber amazing Rob Medina of Medina Photography. Until then, here is one of my favorite engagement shots captured of the couple. To me it illustrates that Love truly is enough to warm any soul.



Tis the season

As we celebrate the holiday season, we wanted to take a moment to wish you and your family a safe, happy and healthy holiday. Remember to laugh a little harder, smile a little brigther and say "I love you" to those who matter the most.

We are preparing for the wedding of Sheila and Michael, our last of the season and looking forward to another wonderful wedding.

Enjoy and be safe!



Keep It Short and Sassy!

I love that Brides have become more "bold" in their decisions regarding Bridal attire over the years. Though trends may come and go, one that i'm hoping stays a little longer is the shortening of the typical Bridal gown skirt.

This little beauty is the creation of Jim Hjelm. I just adore the details and those pockets are to die for! (Are dresses with pockets not the best invention?)

If short is just not your style, another way to personalize your attire can include texture, color and of course the accessories you choose.

So, do tell. How did you/or are you incorporate your style into your attire?

The Fabuluxe life!

There are some people who "get it"; and then there are those that really GET IT.

Enter Terrica Skaggs of Fabuluxe Events, Inc.

Terrica is the mastermind behind Virtual Soiree a virtual meeting of the minds of Brides and some of the industries most talented wedding planners in the blogosphere. Virtual Soiree debuted last Thursday and was quite the success. Brides Aeleise, Danielle and MeQuel were given exclusive access to an open forum for questions and advice on their big day as we shared virtual cocktails and experienced cyber wedding chat at it's finest.

The experience itself was enlightening.

So imagine my surprise when after a long hard week, I open the mail and this is what I see:

This swag bag was Tericca's way of saying thank you for participating in the virtual soiree. The pictures don't really do the mini martini set, complete with a fabulous pink mini cocktail shaker, mini martini glass and cosmopolitan mix, justice. The bag also included Ferrero Rocher chocolates which did not last to make their way into the shot. Now that's how you say thank you!

We will have another virtual soiree this evening at 8pm EST.If you would like an exclusive invite, email your request to blog {at} fabuluxeinc {dot} com. Invites are open to a select number of brides with nuptials during 2009 and you must have a wedding website or blog to participate. Remember to include your wedding date and wedding website or blog address, and of course be sure to let them know that I sent you!

This is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the most talented professionals I personally know, and get expert advice regarding planning a successful and fabulous wedding. I look forward to "seeing" you there.

Cheers and thank you Terrica. The pleasure is certainly all mine.


You wanna be on top?

Ok, not quite...

This post has little to do with the ultra-fab Tyra Banks, I just couldn't resist that using that tag line. Is it not the greatest?!

I do however have a media opportunity for local area newly married couples looking for some time in the spotlight. I was recently contacted by Gia Kornet,the Associate Producer for Embassy Row Productions. Embassy Row are the producers of Who Wants to Be A Millionaire and Power of 10. They are currently casting the newest version of The Newlywed Game for Game Show Network & will be holding a casting call in Philadelphia.

If you and the new hubby would like the chance to have a little fun on the small screen, now's your chance. Details below...

Couples can apply by going to WWW.EMBASSYROW.COM, click on "CASTING" once we receive their application we will contact the couples about the casting call. Couples can also email us directly at and put "Philadelphia Casting Call" in the subject.

Good luck!


Labor of Love

A few weeks ago I posted about my pursuit of the perfect invitation for my own event.

First, let me just say that for all of you DIY Brides who welcome the challenge of creating your stationary, hats off to you! After cruising many, many, many invitation design styles, I just could not find "the one" and decided I would just do it myself.

So like most, I started on the hunt for individual items I liked.

Since the event is a desert reception, the theme I decided on is "dolce vita" (translation-Sweet Life)

It started with this paper:

I found this paper at one of my favorite secret stationary stores not too far from the office. You may not be able to tell from the picture, but the paper is iridescent, fuchsia and fabulous. The paper is also 8.5 * 11 inches. Problem #1

Problem #2- The paper also comes in adorable 6.25*6.25 squares. This doesn't seem like much of a problem for a square invitation, except...for this size paper you need the ever so hard to locate, 7*7in pocket and even larger mailing envelopes.

Moving on to roadblock #3. The anal retentive Coordinator in me showed her pretty little head during the design process when I could not locate an invitation design I thought was appropriate and contemporary...

Luckily enough as fate would have it, the amazing Nicole of Pink Design Events stepped in and helped to create a design especially for me! Along with the invitation, we designed the RSVP card, admission ticket and the "dolce vita" monogram. I also designed accommodation and direction cards as additional inserts for the pocket invitation.

The rest...well you tell me. Now that they have been mailed, I can share. What do you think?

Pocket with all inserts

The final product