Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sometimes I think I should pinch myself

This past Saturday nights My Fair Wedding was one of those events that will be with me for the rest of my life. It truly moved me beyond words. The guests had a blast – dancing, laughing, smiling - which was so fun to watch, but what got me the most was the moment the bride saw her groom and the moment the groom saw his bride. In that moment, I was honored to be in the presence of pure LOVE. I was humbled by their connection and to this moment am filled with the warmth I saw between these two.
Later in the evening as the (surprise) fireworks going off over the heads of all on the dance floor I was again taken back. My bride looked up, turned to me, smiled, mouthed “thank you” and began to sob. She came up to hug me and whispered into my ear, “Thank you for doing what you do; for making so many dreams come true and for making mine come true too.” I took a step back and watched her nestle into the arms of her groom and they both looked up and cried tears of happiness with the reflection of fireworks glowing on their faces. I tried to watch the fireworks but I simply couldn’t....I was mesmerized with the feeling of emotion all around this beautiful couple.
There is a course in life for everyone. Sometimes we aren’t sure if we’re on the right course, sometimes it changes and sometimes we wish to change our course but are at a loss on how to make that happen. What I do know is that this course, the course I’m on now, is the course I’m meant to be on… to bring joy, happiness, love and to make these dreams come true. I feel so blessed to be given this time in my life to do what I’m doing. No matter how tired I am or how much stress I sometimes endure, I am beyond excited each day to bring smiles to the faces of deserving people. For letting me help fulfill their dreams they are in turn fulfilling mine.
I will remember that night forever … it was so remarkable and I just needed to share this with all of you.
I love making dreams come true and am so lucky to do what I do!!!


Friday, June 17, 2011

“You can turn off the sun, but I’m still gonna shine” ~Jason Mraz

There are so many moments that change your life forever and the funny part is most of the time you never even see them coming.

Last week I was at the gym (I have to admit, I’m addicted) and I noticed a man in a wheelchair working out next to me. My immediate reaction was to feel sorry for this man. Don’t get me wrong, he was lifting more weight than most people there, but I felt sorry that he not only didn’t have the use of his legs, he didn’t have legs past his thighs.

I thought about this man a lot over the next few days; going up and down my stairs, driving my car, even just putting my feet on the ground while getting out of the bed had my mind wandering towards this man at the gym. So fast forward to yesterday. I saw him again! Since he’d been so often in my mind and heart, I just HAD to talk to him. (Everything happens for a reason, right?) I won’t mention his name but this is his story:

He was in the military for years, fighting hard for our country and freedom, when he lost his legs in battle. Not only did this NOT make him feel sorry for himself…it made him fight harder and this time he was fighting to achieve a dream that had always taken a backseat to his duty. This awesome guy is now an Olympic skier with the most positive outlook on life, love and the world. He truly sees this as (again) something that “happened for a reason”. Wow!!

SO INSPIRING, right? I am still smiling over this conversation. And as I look back to last week I can’t help but laugh at myself for feeling BAD for him! As cliché as these sound, “don’t judge a book by its cover” and “things aren’t always as they seem”, they are so true!!

Remember to never take anything in life for granted and more importantly, inspiration is everywhere and in everyone…pay attention, take the time to ask questions and you’ll find beauty in the most unassuming places.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011


So I know I mentioned in my last blog that I was blessed with the opportunity to chat and hang out with Marlo Thomas on her Monday webcast, Monday’s with Marlo, but I just don’t think my gushing did her justice!! She is simply THAT GIRL. I mean, you never REALLY know someone from just watching them on TV. Marlo is even BETTER THAN I THOUGHT!! Compassionate, sweet, gorgeous, confident, warm … FAB!

I walked into her breathtaking home and not only was it beautiful and grand yet welcoming and cozy, but it was truly an experience. Each of my 5 senses were immediately engaged… the scent of fresh lilac and candles provided such a peaceful energy. Trust me, with the hustle and bustle of the show, crew, etc it’s almost IMPOSSIBLE to provide a calming and relaxing environment, but Marlo nailed it! My eyes were drawn in every direction – the softness of the fabrics, the art, Marlo and how she carries herself – I could tell immediately that she loves life, loves where she lives and takes pride in her home.

Aside from being a true business woman and an icon to women everywhere, her dedication to her charity work with the St. Jude’s Foundation fills my heart with inspiration. Everything that she has accomplished and continues to everyday – she STILL FINDS TIME TO HELP OTHERS! Magic. I felt like I could just hang out all day with her and am desperately awaiting my next chance!!
Sorry guys, but GIRL POWER!


Friday, June 3, 2011

The Robbers of the Present are the Past and the Future

Well hello again!!!

So I'm back in LA and here on set. One of my crew members just chimed in with, “The robbers of the present are the past and the future”. OMG, I have to agree!! And it really got me thinking about all of the wonderful brides I've met along the way. It's funny, my bride's are always thanking ME, but what they don't realize is that they are on a daily basis teaching me and to be honest, THEY ARE THE ONES HELPING ME! Their challenges, their dreams, their hearts ... they've each impacted my life and I'll be forever grateful of each and every one of them!!

A client once stopped me and said, "David, one of the things you have to remember to do is to stop and smell the roses”. It doesn’t mean we need to LITERALLY smell roses but we DO need to pause and enjoy what we are doing, while we do it. My point is everything in life is what you make of it. In a business like mine there are always challenging moments but I’ve been teaching myself to think, “The moment isn’t a struggle, the moment is a success” and ENJOY it all instead of driving myself crazy. I have to say, it has made life so much more easy, breezey and magical!

So no matter where you are or what you're doing, never ever forget to stop and SMELL THOSE ROSES, girls!!!