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Revenge Wedding Inspiration

November 5

I have to admit that my latest guilty pleasure is watching ABC’s Revenge. I just can’t get enough of the show and last night’s episode was no exception. Victoria Grayson, played by the talented Madeleine Stowe, portrayed the DARKEST bride, she certainly did not disappoint Revenge fans. Take a peek at her BIG wedding day style below and tell me what you think about her dark grey/charcoal colored wedding dress, stunning draped pearls and her deep violet calla lily bouquet. I thought she looked STUNNING! Love the BOLD fashion statement! She is right on trend with Hollywood’s fascination of colored wedding dresses. I think we will see many brides following this trend.
ABC's Revenge Wedding Inspiration Board

Daniel Grayson remained true to his Hampton origins as he choose a traditional Tux for the BIG GALA!

Hope you all enjoy this post, stop on by and tell me if you are a fan of Revenge and enjoyed the episode as much as I did last night.

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Historic Banyan Street Wedding Ceremony Boca Grande, Florida

November 2

Happy Friday Friends!

This sweet wedding took place on Boca Grande, Florida’s Historic Banyan Street.  I have been holding on to these gorgeous images due to my recent feature on “the ultimate wedding blog” Style Me Pretty, which by the way, I am super thrilled about!  {Life is Really Good}

Kilee {the bride} came to me with her vision and lots of inspirational photos of exactly what she wanted Banyan Street to look like on her wedding day. She described it as enchanting and magical. We spent many months collaborating alongside the talented team at concept bait. to bring forth her concept and I think we got it really right. Kilee insisted on a crystal chandelier {she was not giving that up for anything} thank goodness because as as it turns out, it was
the Pièce de résistance.

Historic Banyan Street Boca Grande, Florida

Comment via Style Me Pretty from Frank Clemente & Lynn McGhee of Concept Bait: What a beautiful pictorial of such an amazing day! Thank you to Yvette Price and her team for bringing us in to help in the design and production of this truly magical experience. To the fabulous editors at Style Me Pretty, thank you for seeing in this wedding exactly what we saw immediately from our first meeting with Yvette and Kilee. We saw pure romance in the most organic and natural of settings – Historic Banyon Street! Kilee and Tim, thank you both for your intoxicatingly warm and genuine personalities… We all here at CONCEPTBAIT feel so much more appreciation for nature and the grander of it all because of your vision.

Banyan Street Boca Grande, Florida Destination Wedding Ceremony

Banyan Street Boca Grande, Florida Destination Wedding

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Historic Banyan Street Boca Grande, Florida
progress my friends ~ PROGRESS!

July 20

Glenn and I are headed out of town tomorrow to visit our family in New Orleans for a few days (HELLO Cafe du Monde  & Hot Powdered  Sugary Messy  Fresh out of the fryer Beignets)  but before heading out I wanted to share a small accomplishment  with all of you.   I recently acquired Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Design Standard from my husband as a birthday present.  He knew I’d been wanting it for some time now.  I imagined it to be just another software product that I could download and start pounding out tons of creative ideas, graphics and other fun things.   Oh my I was so wrong!  My experience to date has been pretty frustrating only because I want everything done yesterday.   I had to force myself to understand that this will not be the case with my friend, Adobe CS 5.5.  I will not learn overnight, it will take me some time, patience and LOTS of practice.  I did however manage to put together the above graphic/image? with a little help from in designyou tube and

A super BIG HUG and THANK YOU to Amber Housley whom I met this past June at engage!12 for turning me onto

Till next time friends, have a great weekend!




The Knot Florida Wedding Magazine Feature Spring/Summer 2012

February 17

Have you seen the newest issue of the The Knot Florida? Well, if you haven’t, please make certain you acquire a copy. This chic publication is overflowing with charming wedding inspiration, style and grace. The Gasparilla Inn & Club in Boca Grande, Florida was the ideal setting for my clients, Erin & Ben’s stunning wedding.  Nothing delights me more than sharing this sweet couple and all the lovely elements that made their union so extraordinary with all my colleagues, friends and clients. A very special thank you to Rhonda Haberkamp at for her guidance and to the talented Tony & Lesley Geers at  for their gorgeous images.

the knot Florida

Wintry Wonderland + Warmth = Brilliance

December 5

I am loving every element of these photos!

Blending rustic textures with simple natural elements, can enhance Old Warm Charm to a lush wintry landscape!

Plaid brings warmth, joviality and tradition to the escort cards; while the hot chocolate + mini donuts will appeal to all your guests not to mention keep them warm!

DIY Idea: Save your table numbers and recycle them to use as Christmas ornaments for each year you are married!

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Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary!

November 29

You make me happy in every way; I wake up each morning hoping to give you the same happiness.

I Glenn, take you Yvette as my friend and love, beside me and apart, in laughter and in tears, in conflict and tranquility, asking that you be no other than yourself, loving all that you are and continuing on our long life of happiness.

This December 2nd, marks our 5th wedding anniversary; I can’t believe it’s already been 5 years.  It doesn’t seem possible but yet here we are.  Our journey has been one of love, light, laughs, unforseen circumstances and some sorrows nonetheless we continue on our path together with the help of God’s gracious greatness.

With a HUGE SMILE I look forward to what is ahead and pray that we take each day to revive our kindness, respect and adoration for each other.  Glenn, I love you so much!  More than ever…I am certain that God always has a plan B.

Happy Anniversary my sweet love, friend and confidant!

5th Anniversary Tradition: The strength of your marriage bond is represented by the traditional gift of wood for your 5th anniversary. Wood is strong and long-lasting.

Autumn Wedding Warmth

September 6

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the  earth seeking the successive autumns.”Fall is my favorite time of the year!   September generates a longed-for variation to Southwest
Florida’s weather.  Floridians eagerly await cooler autumn air; that is, if we’re fortunate enough to feel it in September…

Visiting my local farmers market is one of my favorite ways to indulge in Fall’s delightfulness.  With its colorful display of pumpkins, abundant array of fall flowers, street foods and musicians, I always feel renewed and inspired by my visit to market.

The Details:

The delightful sweets pictured above were made with love by Lael Cakes
Poppies & Posies made the florals that adorned the confections.
The shoot was published on

Many of the images above I found on