Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"Ring" in the New Year!

How do you plan to RING in the New Year?

Is it with a Colored Stone? Or with Diamonds Galore?  Or possibly the perfect Vintage Ring?  Well, while some of us are traveling to celebrate the New Year, some of you may be celebrating with your New Bling! "All the Single Ladies".....Not anymore. Congratulations!

Engagements are a holiday hightlight for retailers and so the anticipation of the "RING" is hyped in many ways.  Let's call it this process the four "P's": Planning, Picking, Purchasing and let's not forget...Proposing.  Many brides will say that their grooms do not participate in the planning of their wedding. Well ladies, let's rethink this statement!  Your groom has spent months planning his budget, picking the design of your ring, purchasing the ring and of course....creating the perfect proposal.  We would say this was a major part of the planning and took a lot of detailed work! 

For the Gentlemen, there are many resources out there to help make your shopping easier. Just to name a few:  Robins Bros is the largest Engagement Ring Store located in Dallas by the Galleria Mall and in Arlington.  And for those looking for a great deal, lets not forget, Bailey Banks and Biddle. The store is closing and offering up to 70% off select items.  And last but certainly not least, the ultimate classic engagement store, Tiffany

To all of the 'new' brides and grooms, we toast you and wish you a Happy New Year!
May 2010 bring you the wedding of your dreams (of course if you need a wedding planner, don't forget Lagniappe Weddings!)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Thank you to all of you fabulous vendors who make our jobs easier throughout the year.  Looking forward to a great 2010!

Trudy and Sarah

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tis the Season (part 2)

is our online store pick of the weekFree shipping plus most products are guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery. They have just about everything for everyone on your Christmas list or looking to find a wedding gift, Overstock is a great place to start browsing!

is our DFW in-store pick of the week and conveniently located in Dallas, Allen and Southlake. From personalized gifts to invitations to holiday cards, Swoozies is a great place to start shopping for Christmas or your wedding day!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Nana Restaurant at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas

Located on 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole, Nana Restaurant and Bar overlooks the Dallas skyline and creates a fabulous setting for any occasion.  Along with the dining room, Nana offers private rooms for receptions, private dinners or holiday parties. And don't miss out on The Nana Bar which offers a great lounge setting with the same wonderful view for before and after dinner cocktails. 

I had the wonderful pleasure of dining in the Presidents' Boardroom on Monday evening.  While my purpose for the visit was for business, I must say it was hard to focus on the matters at hand.  The room was set beautifully and the food was just AMAZING.  The baked potato soup shooters for hors d'oeuvres...Incredible!  Our four course dinner was paired with the perfect wines. From the Poached Shrimp Cocktail, to the Spinach Salad dressed with manchego cheese and candied pine nuts to the Filet Mignon (paired with baby artichokes.....my favorite) and finally, the Peanut Butter Ice Cream with a warm chocolate fondant, I was one happily stuffed gal!

But Nana is just one piece to the magnificent puzzle that the Hilton Anatole has to offer.  For any size wedding reception, anniversary party, charity event or corporate function, the Hilton Anatole has it all. We had the pleasure of working there in May for a 300 guest seated dinner wedding reception.  It was definitely a night to remember!!  Check out our blog post Alisa and Jason 5.31.09 for photos!

Thank you to Scott Pharr and Catherine New for helping arrange such a beautiful experience.  To make arrangements for your event, call 214.761.7237.

Happy Tuesday,

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tis the Season . . .

FOR SHOPPING, of course! With all the great deals in stores and online, consider buying all wedding party and family gifts.

Our online pick this week is: Amazon.com. Many items qualify for Free Shipping.

Our in-store pick of the week: Plum Crazy located at Shops at Starwood in Frisco, Texas.  They have many great options for personalized gifts and wonderful gift wrapping options. Sure you can shop online but this store is a fun place to shop in person.  http://www.plumcrazyonline.com/