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Centerpiece of the Week

If you want to go tall, go really tall. Make sure the bulk of the floral part of the centerpiece is above your guests eye level when sitting down. Also try to make sure that the vase itself is not too thick as it also may obstruct guests views.

I love this tall skinny centerpiece. The James Story orchids are beautiful.

Photo by Vallentyne Photography.

CTW: 24

I am always looking for new types and colors of lanterns. I love these pastel ones. And pinks and greens are always great wedding colors.

And I am always drawn to black and white.
These great favor containers filled with jelly beans were put out empty as the containers used at a candy bar!
I love this adorable toile flower girl dress. The back is really too cute.

A Modern Butterfly Themed Wedding

Butterflies aren’t for everyone. The following ideas are what I would call a modern take on a butterfly theme.

I love the button mum pomanders with the butterfly accents. From Poppy’s Petalworks.

Love these letterpress invites from Sarah Drake Design.

This cake picture is from the knot.
These would make great tags for favors.

And I love these embroidered napkins.
And to top everything off a custom designed stamp to match your invite!

Centerpiece of the Week

I love the interesting textures of this low centerpiece. And of course I love the green hypericum berries.

Picture taken from theknot.

Florist: Wisteria Design Studio Ltd.

My Niche

Lets be honest: I am obsessed with weddings. A good obsession but an obsession none the less.

I also believe that all brides, no matter their budget, deserve the opportunity to hire a DOC.

When I began my DOC search I had a budget in mind. It was quite hard for me to find a DOC in that price range especially here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I did (thank you Christine!) but nowadays my “magic number” is almost impossible to find.

Reasons why my prices are lower than most:

  1. I don’t support myself with the money I earn coordinating weddings. If I had to (and that is the plan someday) prices inevitably would have to go up.
  2. As an attorney I can justify charging $250 per hour. As a wedding coordinator I simply cannot (at least not yet, see number 1)
  3. I really love executing beautiful weddings. It does not feel like a job to me and the fact that I get paid to do this is only an added bonus.

For those on a budget my packages can be customized. To lower your costs you may want to think about hiring a DOC for your reception only (esp. if you already have say a church coordinator) or hiring a DOC for less hours overall.

CTW: 23

I love these wood pencils. They would make great favors.



This ultra suede guestbook is super chic.






Ring pillows from Heart Paper Soul. Click on the button for more fabric and ribbon choices. The possibilities are endless.