Friday, November 12, 2010

Michelle & Jesse - September 18

Church: Our Lady of Peace, Milmont Park, PA
Venue: Appleford Estate, Villanova, PA

Photographer: Maura McConnell,
Caterer: Perfect Setting Catering,
Flowers: Nally’s Flowers
DJ: Tom Barrett DJs

Cake: Cake Art Studio,
Desserts: Isgro’s Bakery

Trolley: Choo Choo Trolley

Guest Shuttle: Avalon Limo

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jean & Brian's Wedding

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010
Venue: Hunting Hill Mansion

Caterer: Christina’s Catering,
Officiant: Rev. Terri Carter
Photographer: Leslie Barbaro,

Videographer: VF3 Productions, Michael Dell’Aquila,
Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Music: Avalare Strings,
Reception Music: Philly Star DJs,

Cake: The Cake Art Studio,
Flowers: Natalie’s Floral Boutique,

Lynne & Ron's Wedding

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2011
Venue: Chestnut Hill College

Photographer: Justin Myers,

Reception Music: DJ Michael Kane of Silver Sound DJs,

Flowers: Amazingly done by the bride herself

Cupcakes: Bredenbecks’s

Monday, September 6, 2010

Congratulations Janelle & Chris!

Thank you for your interest in Restaurant PasserelleCeremony location: Saint Mark Church, Bristol, PA

Thank you for your interest in Restaurant Passerelle
Reception location:
Washington Crossing Inn, Washington Crossing, PA

Thank you for your interest in Restaurant Passerelle

Photographer: Vicki Bellofiore,

Reception Music: Cutting Edge Entertainment; Adam Brand,

Flowers: In Full Bloom, Janene Puca,

Transportation: Galaxy Limousine

Hair/Make Up: Daneene Jensen,

Guest Favors: delicious chocolate covered cherries coming from Warner's candies in Bensalem

Monday, June 21, 2010

Let Freedom Bling!

Show off your American spirit by throwing a party that will go down in history! These 4th of July ideas are sure to make a big bang, with a small amount of effort.

D├ęcor & More
Save money and sanity (you won’t have to worry about those mustard stains ever again) by swapping out your tablecloth for white butcher paper. Use red twine or ribbon to tie the paper down and hold it in place; and scatter red and blue markers along the table so guests can doodle and decorate while they eat.
Butcher paper is reasonably impervious to water, great to write on, and cheap (it’s much less expensive than prepackaged paper tablecloths, which run around $12 each vs. about $10 for a large roll of butcher paper)

Plate-balancing guests will be able to easily navigate the backyard buffet if you station grab-and-go silverware in glass canning jars near the seating area. Trim jars with red, white, and blue ribbon, and fill with eco-friendly reusable flatware.

Add red, white, and blue Light Up Ice Cubes to your 4th of July drinks or table setting. The cubes are sealed so you are able to use them in liquid and they have a small hole in the casing so that they can be strung or worn on a lanyard.

Red, white, and blue bands of sand dress up votives in these patriotic sand candles, as featured on Martha Stewart.
To make, fill a small glass with enough sand so that a votive candle placed on top falls just below the rim. Set the glass inside a larger clear glass vase or jar. With a funnel, fill the gap between the two containers with layers of red, white and blue colored sand (found in art-supply stores), using enough to reach the rim of the small glass.

Plastic drinking straws can take hundreds of years to biodegrade. Instead, take Twizzlers candy, snip off the ends, insert it into your beverage and sip. It's that simple (and delicious to eat when your drink is finished). Serve them in tall glasses with spiked punch or experiment with different Twizzler flavor combinations, like licorice-flavored Twizzlers and Sambuca.

Featured Recipe
Red, White and Blue Margarita

Red Layer Ingredients
1 1/4 ounces tequila
3/4 ounce triple sec
1 1/2 ounces lime juice
2 ounces prepared sweet-and-sour mix
8 frozen strawberries
2 cups crushed ice

White Layer Ingredients
1 1/4 ounces tequila
3/4 ounce triple sec
1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce prepared sweet-and-sour mix
1/3 cup frozen pineapple chunk
2 cups crushed ice

Blue Layer Ingredients
1 1/4 ounces tequila
3/4 ounce blue curacao
1 1/2 ounces lime juice
2 ounces prepared sweet-and-sour mix
1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
2 cups crushed ice

Mix ingredients for red layer in blender until smooth and divide between 3 glasses.
Rinse the blender before mixing the ingredients for the white layer.
Blend until smooth and pour over the red layer, dividing equally between 3 glasses.
Rinse the blender then mix the ingredients for the blue layer and top off the glasses. Serve immediately to your very impressed guests.

Tips: Borrow a couple of blenders from neighbors or friends. The process goes a lot quicker!
If the layers aren’t holding, use a little more ice than usual to thicken. It should be thick enough so you need a spoon to assist you in getting the tasty elixir out of the blender.

Patriotic Playlist
American Girl - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Young Americans - David Bowie
American Pie - Don McLean
R.O.C.K in the U.S.A. - John Mellencamp
American Woman - The Guess Who
Living in America - James Brown
America - Neil Diamond
Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix
Fireworks - Louis Armstrong
Living in the U.S.A - The Steve Miller Band

Monday, May 31, 2010

Diane & Joe's Wedding - May 15, 2010

The weather was absolutely gorgeous for Diane and Joe's May 15th wedding at The Omni Hotel in Philadelphia.
The couple was married by Pastor Steve Kaiser in front of an altar of candles lit by each of their guests. Sienna Strings provided lovely ceremony and cocktail music and Country Meadow Florist created stunning bouquets and colorful centerpieces. Guests partied and danced to DJ Steve Slater of Silver Sound DJs while Debra Aiken of Bella Pictures captured the beautiful images you see below.
Congratulations Diane and Joe!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sarah and Andrew's Wedding

Congratulations to Sarah and Andrew!
The couple was married on a VERY windy Saturday, May 8 by Monsignor Paul Dougherty at Nativity of our Lord in Warminster.
Dinner and dancing followed at
Nostalgia in Chalfont, where DJ Robert Hallinan of 3 Way Street Sound really got the party moving. A Secret Garden Flower Shop created gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces and Loor Photography did a wonderful job of capturing all the special moments of the day. Thank you to Sarah and Andrew for allowing me to be part of their big day! It was a really fun event.

Hannah and Michael's Wedding

It's been a busy wedding season but I finally have some time to post some photos.
Congratulations to Hannah and Mike! They truly were a great couple to work with and I loved being part of their big day.
Hannah and Mike were married Saturday, April 10 at St. Patrick's Church in Rittenhouse Square. A reception followed at the beautiful College of Physicians. Catering By Design served up some incredible cuisine!
Photographer Rich Lavigne captured amazing shots of the day and Carl Allen did a fabulous job on the tulip bouquets and cala lily centerpieces. All in all, it was a gorgeous wedding and I wish Hannah and Mike the best!