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We’re in a Bridal Magazine!

by ilene on January 11, 2013 · 2 comments

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    Pick up the latest issue of Bride and Groom magazine, turn to page 38 and you will find some familiar faces: The author of the article, Cindy Papish Gerber, found me by reading about  our wedding on my blog and asked to interview me for her article on unique wedding entrances.  The piece […]


My Wedding: The Flower Children

by ilene on September 22, 2011 · 5 comments

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(photo by Jules Bianchi) I was so delighted to have two of the most adorable little girls as my flower girls!!  One of the perks of being the Children’s Ministry director at my church was that I get to know some of the most adorable children!    I adore these two precious little girls. Their […]


(photo by Jules Bianchi) Since our venue was a sprawling estate with lots of multi-level terraces, little cottages, courtyards and even a path through the private zoo, I wanted to make sure everything was adequately labeled so that  our guests didn’t get lost!  I hand painted a lot of wooden signs for our wedding!   There […]


My Wedding: Cookie Bar

by ilene on September 15, 2011 · 11 comments

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(photo by Jules Bianchi) In addition to having cupcakes and a coffee/tea/hot cocoa station, I really, really wanted a cookie bar!   I don’t know why I was so insistent on having a cookie bar, I just really wanted one!  I thought it would be a fun, whimiscal touch.  Cookies have always played a special part […]


My Wedding: The Cupcake Stand

by ilene on September 14, 2011 · 14 comments

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I have to devote a whole post to our stunning cupcake stand, it is my favorite DIY project for our wedding and I didn’t even make it myself.  The wedding cake and cupcakes display was going to be one of the focal points at our reception so I wanted something nicer than the cheap styrofoam […]