Monday, July 23, 2012

Separate but not Equal

What do you do when there are two separate ideas for a wedding and both of them are great? Bride has an idea, groom has an idea and you’re in love with both concepts but you know both won’t work together. Do you abandon one and focus on the other? Do you try really hard to see if they can infuse together (which you know they won’t), or do you ask them to come up with a completely new idea all together that’s separate from the original ones they have? A consistent statement I always make is that you have to stay true to the story of the bride and groom, and the true story of the bride and groom is who they are as a couple which then has to portray into the vision and the concept and the style of the wedding. So, because a bride wants one thing and the groom wants another, this really is who they are. You have to embrace the situation, yet guide them at the same time. My job is to make sure that it comes off well without embarrassing them or me while making sure the guests are comfortable. So step back and look at it completely differently. Look at why you’ve picked the two choices. Maybe one of the ideas is great for the rehearsal party. Maybe the other idea is great for the wedding, or maybe one of the ideas is great for cocktails and then you change the look into the celebration for the other idea. Don’t bail out right away. Like me, investigate the situation. Ask questions to the bride and groom. Or if you are the bride and groom, ask why you picked what you picked, then find a way to make it happen and make sure it makes sense.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Shoes for my brides!

We recently shot the promos for my new shoe line coming out January 2013, so now when I tell people they'll be walking down the aisle in style, they literally will!
I'm working on an incredible, beautiful, affordable shoe line that appeals to every bride and style. From design to comfort to heel height, all of my brides will be able to walk the white carpet in style. 
Check my website often for updates!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Flip flops

This is obviously just my opinion, and you don't have to agree with my little rant that's about to take place...
First off, flip flops are cute! They're great to wear at the beach, they're great to wear to the pool, but for Christmas sake, do NOT wear them as a form of fashion! And personally, it grosses me out walking in New York and seeing someone in front of me wearing flip flops, then seeing how dirty their feet are--and then knowing how those people go into a restaurant or walk around in their home or even get into bed with those flip flop feet.
I don't know why this is a guy thing, but men wear flip flops when they travel. They wear them on the plane and in the bathrooms and... it's gross. Again, it's just my opinion, and certainly a pet peeve.
I have an obsession when I'm standing in line whether at Starbucks or at the airport where I find myself looking at shoes and feet. Honestly, people's feet are really not the most attractive part of someone's body, and flip flops do nothing to cover up that fact.
So again: beach, pool, for the summer...or keep 'em at home. Simple as that.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Family coming to LA this summer

When my family comes to town, I get like a little kid at the thought of spending time with my mom and dad and my little niece Mia (who's seven)! It's funny that I moved 2500 miles away from my home in New York, now living in LA, and I find that the quality of my time with them is far more memorable than my short visits with them when I lived 25 minutes away. So having them spend a full week here with myself and Ryan is always a gift. We have dinners planned, we're taking my niece to DisneyLand, we're going to Cirque du Soleil and we'll also just spend time here at the house relaxing.
My house is surrounded by so many roses and it's that way for a reason. I need to constantly remind myself to stop and smell the roses, and next month I'll be able to do just that here with my family.

Friday, July 6, 2012

What's happening on September 8th at 9pm?

Well, if you've got a date, I suggest reschedule it... If you've got a party to go to, cancel it... If you have anything planned, cancel it! Why? Because Saturday September 8th at 9pm ET/PT is the NEW date and time for the premiere of My Fair Wedding: Unveiled!! So get ready, get your popcorn, and get your tissues. It's seriously an episode not to miss--and warning, this season literally IS unveiled, so I hope you're ready!
I'm really excited about the changes in the show this season: the drama, the conflict but always ALWAYS there will be a beautiful wedding at the end! In this season of My Fair Wedding: Unveiled, you'll see the madness behind the magic!

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Just got back from a pretty remarkable and amazing journey to Australia. Damn, it's far! But it's seriously worth the journey.
Sydney is an incredible city. Beautiful, clean, lots of culture, great food. But it's not where I spent my time. I spend my time on Hayman Island and Hamilton Island. 
The trip went like this: it was Los Angeles to Sydney: 14 hours. A 3 hour layover in Sydney. Then a 2 hour flight from Hamilton Island to Hayman Island. And a 1 hour journey on a yacht to the private island of Hayman in the Great Barrier Reef. Practically the middle of nowhere...but trust me, it was worth it. Nothing was so beautiful as to what I witnessed there with my eyes.
Australian people are incredibly kind, too, everywhere I went. I also had an opportunity to hold a koala in my arms and pet a kangaroo; the cockatoos are beautiful and everywhere. 
So I highly recommend that you find a time in your life to make a visit. It's pretty magical. 

P.S. I still don't understand the time difference though--17 hours forward, behind, sideways...I never knew what time it was back home. But it didn't matter because I was in Australia.