Archive for August, 2011

Priscilla of Boston is closing!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Yes, I used an exclamation point in the title because this is a big deal – to be honest, I am stunned.  Priscilla of Boston has announced that they are closing their boutiques and all their dress lines will be retired.  This includes all bridal gowns and bridesmaid gowns from Priscilla of Boston, Jewel by Priscilla of Boston, Platinum for Priscilla of Boston, The Dress by Priscilla of Boston as well as Melissa Sweet, Reverie by Melissa Sweet and the Vineyard Collection.

So what does this mean for brides?  It depends on whether you have placed an order or not.

*If you have already ordered a gown from any of POB’s lines.  You are fine.  POB is going to fill their orders and make sure that their customers are taken care of.  If you have any questions, just call the bridal salon you ordered from and don’t freak out!  POB has said you will still get your gown!

*If you had your eye on a gown from any of POB’s lines but hadn’t ordered.  Sorry but you will not be able to place a custom order for any gowns – this includes brides and bridesmaids.  Keep in mind that there will likely be a flood in the consignment market of sample gowns from different bridal salons looking to get rid of their sample gowns.  Lucky for Columbus locals, we happen to have an AMAZING consignment shop right in downtown Worthington called LuxeRedux.  They happen to be our neighbors!  Give LeAnn a call and see if she can’t help you.  Also, keep an eye on their online boutique – good chance some gorgeous gowns from POB will be popping up soon!

For more answers, Priscilla of Boston has a list of FAQs on their website.

Personally, I am saddened by this news – I have had brides over the years wear POB or Melissa Sweet and they were lovely dresses with beautiful detail and styling.  I have a bride wearing a gorgeous Reverie skirt next year and I know how excited she was when she found it.  The bridal industry is losing a jewel with the closing of Priscilla of Boston.

Meet the Interns!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

If you attended or worked with us at one of our weddings this year or were at Cakes for a Cause, you might have seen my wonderful interns in action.  Now that we have a little break in our season, I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to them so if you do see them, you can say hi!  I am thrilled to have them working with me and so proud to introduce them to you:

Huge thanks to Alison at Grogan Studios for these pictures!  Thank you also to Stacie from Pearls and a Black Dress for making us look good!

Name: Becky King
Major: Strategic Communication
Can’t live without: Friends…and ice cream!
Dream vacation: A trip to Paris!
Why did you want to intern in events: I love seeing ideas come to life! Weddings are such a great example of this. All of the work that goes into planning – the details, meetings, and phone calls are all worth it when you see how happy the bride and groom are!
Favorite part of a wedding day: The moment between the bride and her father before they begin walking down the aisle.
Biggest surprise about weddings: How casual the groomsmen and groom are. They are always joking around!








Name:  Laura Oeters
Major:  Human Nutrition with a minor in Business
Can’t live without:  My cell phone…and my family! {Emilie’s note: Diet Coke too – she’s an addict!}
Dream Vacation:  Any place that’s gorgeous, exotic-looking, and a beach where I can relax!  I’m addicted to the ocean and the soothing sound of waves.
Why you wanted to intern in events:  I love the detail-oriented aspects of event planning as well as making other people happy by creating and putting on an event just as they dreamed it might be.  Seeing the start-to-finish of event planning is also pretty gratifying and I did a few things at Ohio State that made me realize all of this about events.  I thought an internship would be the next best thing to keep learning about events and planning and to see a lot of different kinds of things.  So far I have not been disappointed!  🙂
Favorite part of a wedding day:  When the groom see’s his bride for the first time.  He always looks so elated, humble, and lucky and it usually makes me a little bit emotional…!
Biggest surprise about weddings:  Seeing the wide variety of things people show up wearing!  Some weddings have had a mix of guets in t-shirts and blue jeans (eek!) and in stunning dresses and suits.  I just always feel surprised to see all the different things people wear to the same wedding!

Hanging Panels from Container Store

Friday, August 5th, 2011

If you follow me on Pintrest (which you should really be on because it is fantastic and addictive) then you might have seen these pictures of back drops for cake and sweets tables pop up in my pins:

The one on the left is just 12×12 sheets of scrapbook paper with rings connecting them – the one on the right is a kajillion individual paper circles glued together.  Both would be very cute for a wedding but I couldn’t help but think that the one on the left, while easy, was a little too plain and the one on the right, while gorgeous, was too complex.  Such a Goldilocks issue!

That brings me to today – I was wandering around The Container Store and saw these little pretties (forgive the camera work these were taken on my phone):

 Cute hanging panels that connect with little rings.  Each package has 4 panels and costs only $9.99.  Buy a couple of packages and you have a fantastic (and super reasonable!) backdrop for a cake or sweets table.  You can find them in store if you are lucky enough to have a Container Store nearby (they are in the dorm decor section) or online: Decor Screen Panels.

I think these would be just right! Goldilocks would be thrilled.