Flowers: Nature's Gallery Florist, www.naturesgalleryflorist.net
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Flowers: Nature's Gallery Florist, www.naturesgalleryflorist.net
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Congratulations to Meredith and James! They were such a nice couple to work with! Check out their beautiful pics, compliments of Alimario Photography.
This wedding was brought to you by:
Ceremony and Reception location: Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel
Officiant: Christian Light Ministries, Rev. Jonathan E. Yoder
Photographer: Alimario Photography, www.AlimarioPhoto.com - Gorgeous pics by T!Ceremony & Reception Music: DJ Mike Ellis - Mike had them dancing all night!
Flowers: Nature's Gallery Florist, Inc - Gabriella always does an amazing job!!
Hair & Make Up: Studio CL - Awesome work!
Cake: Bredenbecks (Yum!)
Thursday, August 18, 2011
details by Kelly Miller is looking for a hard-working intern that desires hands-on experience in event planning.
There are some rules that apply. You must be getting school credit for the internship. You must have communication skills, you must be interested in wedding consulting. You must be available to work on weekends (including Friday).
To apply for this internship, please submit a letter of interest stating why you would like to intern with details by Kelly Miller and a detailed resume to firstname.lastname@example.org .
(For some insider information, here is a blog entry I LOVE: http://masterpieceweddings.blogspot.com/2008/01/interns-that-time-of-year.html)
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
If a lot of children or teens are attending your party, serve a delicious mix of signature mocktails in festive glassware. Kids love any opportunity to appear just a little more adult, especially when it comes to parties.
And for the over 21 crowd, these mocktails can always be turned into cocktails by simply adding vodka, rum, gin, or your favorite flavored liquor.
4 cups chopped fresh mango
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Maraschino cherry juice
Garnish: Maraschino cherries
Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour mixture into a pitcher for guests to serve themselves at the party with Maraschino cherries on the side for garnish.
4 cups water
2 1/2 cups fresh lime juice (from 25 limes)
1/2 cup superfine sugar
Combine water, lime juice, and sugar in a large pitcher.
Décor and More
Turn your grad's photo into real US postage with and use them to mail your graduation party invitations and thank you cards.
Incorporate the graduate’s favorite hobby into the party décor. Cross country runner or track star? Paint sneakers in the school colors and slip a plant in the shoe to make a unique table decoration. For a football player, use helmets to hold peanuts or other finger foods. An art student will enjoy centerpieces made from metal paint cans and butcher paper and markers on the tables so guests can create their own masterpieces as they eat.
If you're looking for a special gift for your graduate, why not create a time capsule? In your invitation, encourage guests to bring something to include in the time capsule such as photos, newspaper clippings, memorable objects, magazines like People or Newsweek, a supermarket receipt listing prices, or a current top 40 music chart. Guests could also be invited to write their hopes and dreams for the graduate on note cards. Seal all the items in a sturdy container that will protect the treasures and keep them cool and dry.
When your graduate opens the capsule in 10 or 15 years from now, he or she will truly appreciate your thoughtful gift.
Featured Recipe - Peanut Butter Cup Graduation Caps
The recipe for these cute mini graduation cap desserts couldn’t be easier! Serve them on a tray or use them to decorate graduation cakes or cupcakes.
24 miniature peanut butter cups
6-oz. tube of decorating frosting in your graduate’s school color
24 After Eight thin mints
24 milk chocolate M&M's in your graduate’s school color
Place unwrapped peanut butter cups upside down on waxed paper. Place a small dab of frosting “glue” on each peanut butter cup and top with a mint square. Use the frosting to make a loop for the cap’s tassel and place an M&M on top of the loop.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Venue: Omni Hotel, http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/PhiladelphiaIndependencePark.aspx
Bouquets: Precious Petals, http://www.preciouspetals.net/
Videographer: Henry Franz, http://www.henryfranz.com/
Photographer: Lou Chapellini, Artistic Imagery, http://www.artisticimagery.com/
Reception Music: DJ Jerry Ancheta, Pure "J" Sound Performance
Officiant: Chaplain Roslyn Taylor
Ceremony Music: Harpist Mindy Cutcher, http://www.harpbyrequest.com/
Décor: Debi Seva, friend of the bride
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Despite their hard work, mothers only get one day a year to call their own. This May 8th, show mom that you care and appreciate all she’s done with these fun Mother’s Day ideas.
How to Guide: Arranging Flowers like a Pro
Moms LOVE flowers. Treating your mom to a professional looking flower arrangement needn’t break the bank – or your patience – with these simple tips.
2. Next, choose flowers and greens that are seasonal and local. Select a variety of different textures and pick colors that blend well together.
3. Trim at least an inch off all the stems. Ideally, the height of your tallest flower should be no more than one and half times the height of your container. For a clean cut, it's best to snip stems with garden clippers or a sharp knife. When you use scissors to trim flowers, the stems can crack causing the blooms to die soon after.
4. Layer, layer, layer. Start with your greenery. Crisscross your greens in your container until you’ve built a tight, even base that will hold the flowers up.
5. Add your flowers in odd groupings, like three or five of the same flower dispersed throughout the arrangement, for a more balanced feel. Place flowers at different levels and not all facing forward to give depth and to lend interest to the design.
6. Use small flowers or greens to fill in any gaps in your arrangement.
7. Once your arrangement is complete, fill your container about an inch from the top with lukewarm water and place it in a cool place until it is time to present it to your mom. She’ll be so impressed!
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
What do you get a mom who seemingly has everything? When choosing a gift, always keep in mind her personality, taste, and interests.
- Does your mom love to cook? She’ll love the Demy Kitchen Safe Touchscreen Recipe Reader. The Demy holds your personal recipe collection in one sleek, compact device and features a high-resolution color touchscreen and special tools to make any cook’s job easier.
- Does your mom hate to cook? Spoil her with the “Dinner of the Month Club.” With this gourmet gift, you can enroll your mom in a three, six, or twelve month membership for a complete Italian-themed gourmet meal that includes a specialty pasta, premium pasta sauce, and one additional gourmet item that will all be delivered right to her door. Can it get any better? Check out the other club options on www.amazingclubs.com.
- Mothers love to cherish memories! If you are crafty, create a family scrapbook for mom that includes old pictures as well as new pictures and any keepsake items you can find. Add a page honoring "Mom's Unique Qualities" that depicts her wonderfully one-of-a-kind personality traits and interests.
- If your mom has a green thumb, get her exotic flower seeds or upscale gardening accessories, like a gel kneeling pad, monogrammed gardening gloves, or ergonomic hand tools.
- Does your mom have a cause or charity that’s dear to her heart? Spend time together while doing good for others. Volunteer with your mom at her church or a local homeless shelter. Or sign up for a charity run/walk like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, held every year in Philadelphia on Mother’s Day.
Signature Drink: Blushing Lady
The Blushing Lady is a delightful cocktail for all the hardworking mothers to enjoy on Mother’s Day!
1 ounce PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
2 ounces premium vodka
1 ounce pink grapefruit juice
Rub a wedge of lemon around the rim of a martini glass and dip the glass into a plate of coarse sugar. Set it aside. Pour the remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the garnished martini glass. Garnish with coarse sugar.
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~ Tenneva Jordan
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. ~Author Unknown
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate with style using these fun recipes and décor ideas.
Sadly, the color green usually only makes it into a bouquet through a stem or a leaf. But green flowers are both beautiful and festive! Combine green tulips, chartreuse gladioli, bells of Ireland, mums, hydrangea, or hypericum together in a green vase to create the quintessential St. Patrick's Day centerpiece.
The more green, the merrier! String green Christmas tree lights around the party room, display shamrock plants (actually called Oxalis plants) in jars or bowls, serve your pretzels and chips out of green plastic leprechaun hats, or use fabric paint and a stencil to create an elegantly simple Celtic tablecloth.
Wrap napkins up with green Mardi Gras beads for a festive display. Or for a more rustic look, tie rough twine or raffia around the napkins and top with a shamrock.
THE WEARIN’ O’ THE GREEN
If you forget to wear green this St. Patty’s Day, don’t be surprised if you get pinched. The legend, which started in America over 300 years ago, says that leprechauns would pinch anyone they could see. Wearing green made a person invisible to leprechauns, so people began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder of the leprechaun’s sneaky little pinch.
Some people view the world through rose-colored glasses. Perhaps you prefer an amber beer tint? These totally kitsch sunglasses are guaranteed to set you apart in the St. Patrick's Day crowd.
If you want to go all out this year, use the Lucky Charms leprechaun as your guide. He sports a green blazer, a green scarf, and a green bowler hat with a shamrock sticking out of it. Don’t forget your "magically delicious" pink hearts, yellow moons, and purple horseshoes.
DIY Shamrock Shake
McDonald’s infamous Shamrock Shake has inspired a cultish following due to its minty goodness and limited availability. Now you can make your very own shamrock shake any day of the year.
Sham-Rocking Shake Ingredients
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 ¼ cups 2% lowfat milk
¼ teaspoon mint extract
8 drops green food coloring
Pinch of sea salt
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth. If necessary, stop blender and stir with a spoon to help blend in ice cream. Split between two glasses, serve with a straw, and enjoy!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Ceremony Site: St. Clement’s Church
Officiant: Father Gordon Reid (a pleasure to work with!)
Reception Site: The Franklin Institute
Caterer: Frog Commissary
Photographer: Asya Shirokova, www.asyaphotography.com (gorgeous photos!!)
Band: Jonny Rosch
Flowers: Petals Lane, http://petalslane.com
Transportation: Secrets Limousine Service, www.SecretsLimo.com
Hair & Make Up: Daneene Jensen, www.daneenemakeup.com