Friday, April 29, 2011

Did you hear? H&M is opening a store at Fashion Place Mall! I missed my chance to check out the Las Vegas location when we were down there in March, so I am thrilled they will now be coming to me! The Murray location  is slated to open a large 2 story, 23,000 sq ft store this fall. I can't wait!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Women at the Well

Our very talented ward will be presenting Kenneth Cope's "Women at the Well" this weekend and I would love to invite anyone who might read this to come see it. I feel it is an incredibly spiritual experience to see a live portrayal of Christ and the women he interacted with while on the earth. The music is beautiful and brings in the powerful message of the Gospel and the love of our Savior.

Dates: Friday April 29 & Saturday April 30
Time: 7:00pm
Location: LDS Chapel 250 West 500 North, Salt Lake City 

The show is just over an hour long and you will probably recognize some of the songs as they have been floating around for a number of years now. My hope is it will carry the spirit of Easter on for another week. I'd love to see you there!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

In honor of National Infertility Awarenes Week

Lending strength...

"Something still grows inside a woman who doesn't conceive a baby. In her grows character that is consumed with confidence, humility and desire. A symbolic embryo that is hers to nurture and others to behold."

Thanks maudsleyfamily.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Guava & Champagne Wedding

Although I didn't plan this wedding, it was a ball to work with my aunt (who we often partner with on weddings) for her daughter's wedding. It was held at a church, but was totally decked out! I wouldn't expect anything less from them. Almost every member of our extended family helped to pull this event off, so not only was it absolutely beautiful, but I feel like it was a neat experience for all of us to come together and make it happen. 

The overall look

The Food
Bread Station
Ice cream Parfait station

In addition to Ice cream, bread with dips, they also served 3 choices of salads, drinks, and had hors d'oeuvres served to guests from servers walking around with trays

A closer look at the tables and ceiling
Picture clothesline
The table decor

Highlight of the night: when the bride called her mom to say, "This was beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you so much Mom." That has got to be a big pay off!

Wedding hints:
1. Remember to be gracious. As a bride or parents of the bride, it takes a lot of work to make an event like this happen. A simple "Thank you" can go a long way.

2. Color!!! The shades of pink, orange, guava, and champagne made the place feel so festive, fun yet elegant. Spending a little extra on good colored linens (I especially like ones with texture) to cover a basic white, black, or ivory (use a basic to keep it grounded) ties everything together. DON'T BE AFRAID TO USE SHADES of your colors. It is one of my pet peeves when working with brides, when they aren't willing to budge on th idea of using variations. It adds depth and dimension rather than having everything be flat and stark contrasts. I promise that everything will look more professional if you are willing to use shades & textures.

3. If you are planning a dance, hire a DJ. I know it is tempting to just hook up an ipod and play music, which works great for background music, but if you really want to get people dancing a good DJ knows how to keep the party going, can take requests, provides a good sound system for announcements, etc. I am a firm believer that a DJ makes a dance happen.

This was truly one of the most stunning LDS Church receptions I have seen. I was thrilled to get to be a part of it. Congrats Biz and Brad!