Hire a chef or caterer that excels at the type of food you’re looking for rather than pushing them to do something out of their comfort zone. Sure a sushi chef can likely make a decent pasta, but do you really want “decent” pasta on your wedding day? Probably not. Instead find the chef that’s heart and soul lies in creating the perfect pasta. Or, if you don’t have a specific vision, allow the chef to guide you in the selections that he excels in ultimately ensuring the guests will have the best possible experience. For more tips on finding the perfect caterer, check out some tips from one of our all time fav caterers, Room Forty, here and here.

The images below were taken by Steve Steinhardt and feature two appetizers from one of our other all time favs, The Food Matters.



Screen Shot 2015-06-26 at 10.55.02 AMWe are beside ourselves with happiness that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality today. These words that brought the ruling to life couldn’t be truer:

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgement for the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.

We can’t wait to support so many amazing couples in celebrating their union. Until, let’s all just take a moment to celebrate love!



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Giving back is always such a weird thing to brag about. It feels disingenuous if you talk about it too much, but then if you don’t talk about it, people aren’t aware of many initiatives they may be interested in supporting. This being said, I waited a long time to share the images from my recent mission trip to Haiti because I was a bit worried about how it would be received. But here’s the scoop…it was life changing…Working in an industry where I am surrounded by beauty, abundance and love, it was an eye opening reminder that my world is the exception and not the rule. This being said, I wanted to share some images from my recent trip to this beautiful country where we helped to support the community of Simonette in painting buildings, planting trees and spoiling the children rotten…And on a more serious note, there are still thousands of people living in tents five years after the Earthquake and serious funds are needed to help rebuild ($6000 per one family home). If you have any interest in supporting the rebuilding of homes, the healthcare system or the education of this country’s amazing children, please click on over to Mission of Hope, as they are truly doing God’s work in supporting the restructuring of this country both physically and spiritually.IMG_1397 IMG_1568 IMG_1574 IMG_1456 IMG_2249 IMG_1562 IMG_2282 IMG_2285 IMG_1613 IMG_2232 IMG_2269 IMG_2265 IMG_1659 IMG_1721 IMG_2261 IMG_2260 IMG_2252 IMG_1839 IMG_2247 IMG_1896 IMG_1946 IMG_1936 IMG_2228 IMG_1967 IMG_2225 IMG_2045




Edison bulbs and gray paired with baby’s breath and sweet garden blooms make this one of our favorite weddings of all time. I love nothing more then being able to collaborate with our clients to create a well balanced event design that includes both masculine and feminine details. Take a peek at this gorgeous celebration captured by Steve Steinhardt.
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