The Ring: Was It What You Expected?

Diamond Engagement Ring

Not only do most girls plan their wedding day since they’re little girls, but they also envision (and do research) on what they want to show off to their friends, I mean, carry on their fingers for the rest of their lives as a symbol of love and commitment. Do you give subtle hints to … Keep Reading



Fall 2015 Color Trends

It’s that time of year again — the fall 2015 Color Trends from Pantone. Colors for fall, my favorite time of year. The air cools, the rich harvest smells, the fireplaces burning, and of course the unique colors are wonderful. Enjoy these options for your wedding! Dried Herb, an olive shade, makes for a perfect … Keep Reading


Top 5 Wedding Don’ts

As a wedding planner, my job is to impart wisdom on my brides and help guide them through the planning process.  Through many years of experience, I have seen brides make mistakes.  Here is a list of the top 5 wedding don’ts for brides.  I hope this list helps you avoid making these mistakes. 5. … Keep Reading



My Loss is My Gain

Many people have approached me lately asking me how I lost so much weight. They want to know my plan, my daily routine, and my motivation. I have agreed to discuss it here. I hope in some small way I can be an inspiration to a few of you who are looking to reboot your lifestyle … Keep Reading


All About That Dress

The day has finally arrived. You have your first appointment to try on a wedding gown for the first time ever. It is sure to be a momentous occasion. The most important decision is of course which gown to select. But second and almost as crucial is who you take along for the fitting. Mother? … Keep Reading


Ask Donnie

Do you want to ask a general question? Leave a comment? You can use this form. Not all questions will be answered. The best and most interesting questions will be added — and answered — in the blog section at some point.


I Do/ I Don’t

Because infographics are fun to read, here’s an infographic all about marriage and divorce statistics!  Hope you enjoy! Some interesting highlights: Almost half of marriages end in divorce…it’s really sad! Southern & Western states tend to get married more times than Northern & Midwestern states. Women are more likely to get married than men, and … Keep Reading


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