Friday, December 28, 2007


It was such a dark day outside -- my photos of Alissa's bouquets are not so good.

These are a couple shots from today's wedding. The bride's bouquet consisted of Black and Freedom roses and lots of red gerbs. The bridesmaids had a mixed bouquet of red and white mini gerbs with white spider gerbs. Lots of red this holiday season...

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Ours was so last minute! We completed enough of our remodel to accommodate my family who arrived Thursday from Denver. Its been so busy the past few months with the baby, Whimsy, and the house... The holidays came much too fast this year and we had to pack as much Christmas into this week as possible to make up for the lack of celebrations leading up to the day. (Imagine having your 4 year-old turn to you and say, "Look, Mommy -- It's Christmas at their house! When will it be Christmas at ours?" Break my heart!) I finally got the tree and a limited amount of decorations out the day before Christmas Eve. Now I just have to take it all down... Think anyone would notice if I left it up for another 12 months or so?

Stay warm -- this weather is crazy!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays!

I'm zipping off to the next stop of a very busy Christmas day but wanted to make sure I took a moment to send some holiday wishes to all our blog readers! All of us here at Whimsy have appreciated your support this year and have enjoyed being a part of your special events. We are so grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your lives.

I personally would like to say thanks to both my fabulous team and the awesome vendors we work with on a regular basis -- without you, we would not be where we are today.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Photos by Busath Photography.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


A few professional shots from Julie's Millcreek wedding. Sliver Pelican Photography.

A note about scheduling -- I always chuckle when I get a phone call this time of year from a bride saying they'd like to meet but there's no rush because their wedding isn't scheduled until April so they have plenty of time, etc. Plenty of time?! That's just crazy talk! Ladies, in the world of weddings, three to four months does not equal plenty of time. Don't forget that you have every other bride out there competing for the vendors you're interested in and its the ones that are on the ball and tackle everything from the get-go that get the vendors they want. Case in point: it is now mid-December and even though its three months away, we're just about to close our month of March to events. We've been booking March dates for months and I've got four separate consultations scheduled this weekend vying for the two openings I have remaining. Once those slots are filled, I'm not accepting any more weddings for that month (unless some sufficient begging and convincing occurs). The early bird really does get the worm in this case. I know I've said it a million times, but if you have certain vendors you think you'd like to work with, get on the phone, get something scheduled, and start the process early! Don't feel silly if you've only been engaged a week -- I once accepted a bride who was not officially proposed to yet but had a feeling it was coming and wanted to make sure she was on the books when it happened. And you know what? That bride was able to book her first pick of vendors in every area of her wedding. Now that is what I call a savvy planner. A little preemptive maybe, but savvy nonetheless!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sweet Memory Garden

These gorgeous photos were done by Sweet Memory Garden in Lehi. (Lyanna's Red Butte brunch reception) I had never worked with them before and was so pleased when the photos came back. Just beautiful!

Where have I been? Drowning in caulk, paint, and tile grout. We're frantically trying to get our house finished before my family comes to stay for the holidays. We're in the final stretch! If we could just get all our subcontractors to show up when they say they're going to, we'd be finished in a few days. Unfortunately, I've learned that's not the way that industry works much of the time, so I continue to be stood up by workers which pushes back all the other jobs waiting for the previous task to be completed. SO frustrating! At least there's a light at the end of the tunnel... So much for maternity leave! I was afraid I would get bored taking this time off -- with this chaotic construction and weekends jam packed full of consultations, I haven't had time.

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday!