Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sep 27 2011

Meleka has great ideas but also really listens to the bride’s ideas as well. She loves what she does and it shows on your wedding day!

Kelly Kennedy

Sep 27 2011

Meleka was SO wonderful to work with. If I ever needed anything I could call and ask her at any time. She helped me with every aspect of the wedding. I had so many ideas that I wanted to do, and she made them happen (on my wedding budget)! I would highly recommend her to anyone. I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding planner, she is exactly what I was looking for!

Hallie Kelley

Sep 27 2011

We just want to say thanks again for all the planning you’ve done to make our wedding day special and beautiful.
We couldn’t have done it without your help!

Best,
Rose and Bryan Paumier

Sep 21 2011

I’ve never been one to post many food items or recipes on the blog but today is a new beginning. After attending a party a few months ago I was introduced to the best tasting cake that will ever touch your lips. If my word isn’t enough, the actually name of the cake is…better than sex cake. I swear, I am not lying, that is the real name! Now I am not going to make too many comments on the name of the cake because this is my business blog but I will say that while people were eating it there were a lot of comparable noises to doing the deed (lol) Being pregnant, of course, I was given the leftovers. I shared it with Kinsey, my mom, and sibilings. Not only were their noises again but everyone agreed it was the best cake they had ever had. I felt like it would be wrong to not share this delish with all of you…
Enjoy loves xo

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package devil’s food cake mix
  • 1/2 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 ounces caramel ice cream topping
  • 3 (1.4 ounce) bars chocolate covered toffee, chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions

  1. Bake cake according to package directions for a 9×13 inch pan; cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. Make slits across the top of the cake, making sure not to go through to the bottom.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, combine sweetened condensed milk and caramel topping, stirring until smooth and blended. Slowly pour the warm topping mixture over the top of the warm cake, letting it sink into the slits; then sprinkle the crushed chocolate toffee bars liberally across the entire cake while still warm. (Hint: I crush my candy bars into small chunks as opposed to crumbs – I like to have pieces I can chew on!)
  3. Let cake cool completely, then top with whipped topping. Decorate the top of the cake with some more chocolate toffee bar chunks and swirls of caramel topping. Refrigerate and serve right from the pan!

If you choose to indulge in this amazingness please let me know what you think and maybe bring me a piece?! : )
Sep 20 2011
Love it!
Sep 13 2011
This to die for photo was taken by RSVP Studios
Sep 11 2011

I am not a very good writer and when my emotions are involved I tend to even be worse, therefore, I was torn on whether to do this post for today. I wasn’t torn based on people judging my writing but on whether I would be capable of expressing my thoughts on today. With that said I will do my best…

Words cannot describe the devastation that September 11th 2001 brought to so many people and particularly families. Any time I see a photo or clip of that horrible day my heart aches. I was in Math class when the planes hit and 24 hours later I was in the heart of it. My experience of that horrible day is nothing compared to those who lost loved ones but it affected me in a way I will never forget. My dad and I jumped in the car hours after the attack and headed to New York, we wanted to help in any way that we could. My dad was able to get into ground zero before they cut off civilians from entering, he helped search for the missing. Meanwhile I helped in one of the set-up camps. We had cots, helped serve food, and gave minor medical help to the firefighters and others helping with the search. The destruction, smoke, and people will forever be etched into my memory. The one story I wanted to share was one that I think about often… a man was brought into the set-up area by a few other men and I was told he needed to rest and eat. I learned while I was helping him that he had been searching through the rubble for over two days straight. I was looking at a man who was about to collapse but yet was determined to go back out there. I quickly said to him, you need to go home, take a shower, take a nap, see your family, and then you can come back. His response to me was no! Using common sense I made the comment “you will be more of a help when you have some strength back” and his response to me is one that I will never forget. He said “what kind of husband would I be if I go home and tell my wife that I couldn’t find her dad” At that moment I just stood there, these weren’t all people just wanting to help, these were people searching for friends, co-workers, and family members. I obviously knew that before but hearing it said this way was different. I think about that man often and wonder about his families outcome. I can’t imagine the pain that not only this day brings but everyday to those who lost a loved one  on that horrible day. I pray for comfort and peace to those still suffering and along with the rest of the country I take today to remember.

Sep 08 2011
It seems the one thing that all brides tend to stress about is the dreaded bridesmaid dress. They are either worried about the price, finding a style that everyone will look good in, or something they think their bm will wear again. I’ve yet to see it but the styles are getting better every year. Here are a few of my favorites if your still looking…
I love the colors of these
Kate Middleton knock off
www.lordandtaylor.com
Sep 06 2011
Sep 05 2011

Last Labor Day weekend I had the pleasure of planning a wedding for the cutest couple in an adorable little town. After going home for the holidays, Kelly decided she wanted to have her wedding in her home town of Coshocton. I had never been to Coshocton but I quickly feel in love with their Roscoe Village. Kinsey and I ended up staying up there after the wedding and camping. If your looking for something to do for an afternoon or have an extra day, it’s worth a visit.

Kelly and Patrick were such a sweet couple to work with and I am so happy to be featuring them again on their one year anniversary. To many many more you two!!!

Here are a some of favorite pictures and highlights….

We had beautiful weather for the day 
(although the wind could have been nicer to us but I’m not complaining look at the sky)
Seriously, could I have asked for a cuter couple? I think not.
 Loved the custom hanger we got the bride as a gift.

 Kelly and Patrick are both dentists and choose to donate to the Free to Smile Foundation. 
The gorgeous flowers were done by Sherri at www.BellaBouquets.com
Photos by: www.benjaminscot.com

I have to apologize because I am actually one day late on this post.
Being 9 months pregnant, I like to blame everything on my pregnancy brain : )