Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Very exciting!

I am very excited after talking to my friend Lynn, the owner of Scrapadoodle in Peoria. They are going to be launching an Invitation divsion. For weddings, showers, birthdays...etc. I was so thrilled to hear this great news!! The most recent wedding I helped plan, I designed the invitations and they came out to be exactly what the Bride was looking for. (see attached pic) Handmade invitations with several layers of cardstock and two different ribbons. And I also designed her Bridal Shower invitations (see pic) with a top layer black piece of lasered cardstock that I had designed and made at a local Scrapbook Manufacturing Co. And had LeBakery do her cake in the same scroll pattern - it turned out beautiful. What ever your style, custom invitations are the way to go! I recently read in a Bride's magazine that Formal Invitations are OUT and Handmade Inviataions are SO IN! So brides, use your imaginations, dream up any idea, and then make it happen! Whether you are into Monograms, flowers, ribbons.....etc. Your guests will love it and so will dont you want to be set apart from the rest?? I will keep you updated as soon as Scrapadoodle give me the go ahead! How fun!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

My First Blog!

Well, here it is..I am blogging for the very first time...kind of takes me back to my diary days in grade school. I am so excited to launch my new business, Happily Ever After Weddings. The moment I planned my wedding, the obsession started and that was 4 years ago. And after assisting my friends with their weddings, I decided that my passion lies here. So I became "official" through the Association of Bridal Consultants. Its been a whirlwind of excitement meeting with area vendors and getting my business off the ground. I have met some amazing vendors that I can not wait to work with! Pam Cooley Photography - check out her beautiful site - her work is amazing!
Today I met with the most amazing florist - Michele from Michele's Floral about talented. She does everything from georgeous linens to lighting to top-notch floral design - check out her site too!
Right now I am in the process of planning a Wedding Professionals Networking Session for the Peoria area. Stay tuned to the Blog for more details.......