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Friday Favorite - Groomsmen Gifts

As a wedding planner, I know a lot about weddings, but there was one area that I felt my "expertise" was really lacking, and that was groomsmen gifts.  Each time a groom would ask me for suggestions for gifts for his men, I would draw a blank and, frankly, felt a little embarrassed by it!


Then, earlier this summer, Groovy Groomsmen Gifts reached out to introduce their products to me.  As I perused their webiste, I knew that this was a great resource for my grooms that I could confidently send them to.  The product range varies, the site is easy to use, and there items are at various price points to fit any budget.


One of my favorite items on the site was the Cosmopolitan Wallet.  Crafted of buttery leather, the wallet has separate compartments for cards and cash, and can be monogrammed, which for me takes any gift up a notch!  They kindly sent me the wallet shown below, and I love it!


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Thank you Groovy Groomsmen Gifts for introducing me to your line of gifts!  






Welcome -sign

I'm so excited to welcome you to the new home of my blog! I hope you'll click around the entire website, and welcome any comments and suggestions you might have.


I'll be back soon with stories and photos from this summer's weddings.


In the meantime, enjoy!





On Branding and Websites...

Over the past few months I've been going through the process of having my website overhauled.  A few years back, when my old site first went up, I was totally in love with it.  The colors were current, and I thought it was the bees knees.  Over time, though, I fell out of love.  Despite the fact that I always received very positive comments about the design, I thought it looked dated, and no longer reflected me or my brand.  There was also no consistency between my website, blog, twitter, Facebook and Pinterest - you might click from one to the other of my social media forums and not even realize it was me (and that's just the visual side of it).  It was time for a gigantic re-do.

Branding is tricky business (at least for me it is).  When I first got started with this process, my thinking was that if I branded myself, I would be stuck in a rut wedding-wise, planning the same weddings over and over.  As I've gone through the process (which involves a lot of soul searching and being honest about what appeals to me, what sings to me, and what best reflects me), I've realized that rather than looking at it as pigeon-holing myself, it's best to look at it in terms of the service I offer my clients.  I've come to realize that staying true to who I am as a planner benefits my clients hugely.  While this sounds like a lot of me, me, me, I think it's important to start there - because if I'm being authentically me, telling potential brides and grooms about me and my services, in the end, it really serves them better than if I am not clear about who I am, how I work, how I can help.

Soon, very soon, the new website will launch.  I'm so excited to share it!  I decided to give a very small sneakity-peek with the new blog header, which is my new logo.  I'm in love.  When I look at it, I think it speaks volumes as to who I am, and I can't wait to put it in the larger context of all areas where I have a web presence.

I can't wait to share with you - stay tuned!!