Monday, October 10, 2011


Hello Everyone! We've been bad and it's been WAY too long since we've blogged. However, we're so excited to be working with the the fabulous Miss Merkle Designs to introduce a new website and blog. Be on the lookout for our new look (and many more new posts) coming soon!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Amy & Jeff: Raspberry Plain

There are couples we meet in this business who we immediately identify with and end up wanting to stay connected to long after the wedding is over. Amy and Jeff were definitely one of those couples for me. Coincidentally, Amy found that we shared a mutual "friend-of-a-friend" after sharing our website with one of her bridesmaids while considering us for her day-of-coordination. She brought Julie, the "friend-of-a-friend" and bridesmaid, with her to the meeting and we ended up having a great time chatting and laughing as if we had known each other for a while. Getting to know Amy over the months leading up to the wedding day and finally meeting her fiance, Jeff a few weeks beforehand was an absolute pleasure. She was such a joy to work with - about as sweet, funny and laid back as bride could be. I could tell how much fun Amy and Jeff were as a couple and their wedding date solidified that image in my head. From start to finish, the day was filled with emotion and joy. Guests packed the dance floor all night and thoroughly enjoyed themselves while posing in the photo booth (which Amy and Jeff stocked full of props). It was evident how in love they are and how much their family and friends shared that sentiment. Thank you Amy and Jeff for choosing me to share in your day - I felt like I was at a good friend's wedding! ...And we look forward to being part of Julie's wedding next year!

Thanks to Joe at The Happy Couple Photography for sharing these beautiful images!

Amy and her mother Maria - How sweet are they?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year, Buffer You?

It's the New Year and you know what that means...time to make some resolutions and hopefully this year, see them past the second week of January! Like many of you, I overindulged this holiday season and came home with a few extra, unwelcome lbs.

My goals this year are to eat better and commit more time to working out to achieve my weight loss goals and to live a healthier overall lifestyle. What are yours?

For many brides, it's to look amazing in their wedding gown when their big day finally rolls around. If that is your goal this year, I'd like to introduce you to the fabulous Melissa Farley (pictured left in Runner's World Magazine) of Fit-Trition and her "Buff Brides" Series.

A former DC bride, Personal Trainer & Holistic Nutritionist, Melissa will work with you to get you in your best shape before your wedding day. It entails a 6-month program designed for 2 personal training sessions a week, for a total of 48 sessions. It also includes a nutrition consultation, custom meal plan, kitchen makeover, and cooking tips and recipes.

Here is a testimonial from a recent bride:
Prior to working out with Melissa, my workout experience had not been very
effective. I found myself doing the same old thing without any drive
or result. Melissa brings a tremendous amount of enthusiasm, energy and
experience to every workout. I am consistently and constantly challenged by
new exercises and routines. My body literally shrunk in weeks of working
out with Melissa and following her nutritional advice. I loved working with
someone who KNOWS how to achieve results! I wholeheartedly recommend Melissa for all she has done for me and for her energy, professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm! -Former Bride Tara Morrissey

For more information on Melissa, Fit-Trition and the services she offers, please visit her website or her blog.

Whatever your New Year's goals may be, I wish you lots of luck in achieving them! Remember, one day of slacking doesn't mean that you've failed. Start again the next day with renewed energy!

Melissa on her wedding day- 7/31/10:

(Photo credit: 4eyesphotography)