Archive: Sep 2015

  1. Ideas for a Halloween Wedding

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    skeleton bride and groomOctober is almost here, and the changing leaves and cool weather have us thinking of Halloween and how much fun these seasonal weddings can be – especially with the holiday falling on a Saturday this year! From touches of orange to a gown with ornate, black detailing there are so many ways to add a spooktacular touch to your nuptials.


    Whether you are a bride looking to stray from the white dress norm or are interested in adding a pop of bright color to your big day, Halloween is the perfect time to do so. In recent years, black wedding gowns have become a fashion-forward alternative to the traditional white gown, providing you with plenty of options to choose from. Every bride deserves to feel beautiful and confident on her wedding day, so choose the dress that speaks to you, regardless of its color.

    Looking for a more subtle homage to the holiday? Pumpkin colored ties and bright orange bouquets are two great ways to incorporate some spooky spirit. One of my favorite ideas: A pumpkin basket for your flower girl to carry. Orange flower petals or dried leaves in shades of spice and burgundy with look stunning on the aisle.


    From your save the dates to the wedding cake, there are so many little touches that can be added to your event. Touches of orange throughout the venue, glowing jack-o-lanterns and themed décor are some of our favorite ideas. Vintage candelabras and cobwebbed branches will add to the bewitching fun. Add a unique spin on the popular cookie table and create a candy buffet instead! Choose all your favorite chocolate treats and let your guests fill goodie bags to take home.


    Set the mood with a dance floor that looks like it came straight off the set of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video. Smoke machines and mood lighting paired with Halloween hits like “Monster Mash” and “Ghostbusters” will have your guests on the dance floor in no time.

    There are so many fun and unique ways to incorporate Halloween into your October wedding. Make the day your own with these ideas and enjoy the haunted fun!

  2. Centerpieces 4 Seniors

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    Don’t flowers just make you smile? After visiting many nursing homes it occurred to us that having fresh flowers could make the nursing homes brighter and happier. Dazzling flowers immediately bring smiles and excitement to a mundane day.

    This is how the idea started. Simply bring in flowers for the residents of nursing homes to brighten their dining rooms and start a wonderful conversation.

    Then the idea grew. Knowing that I perform at weddings and other events, I thought it would be good to save the centerpieces that were destined for the trash. By donating flowers to local nursing homes we keep the party going! Then we got other professionals like DJ Jeremy Ganss, Ansley Esterline from Bliss Events, and Melissa from the Blooming Dahlia involved in the program.

    With their help we were able to make 6 arrangements out of just one centerpiece!

    We are now in our 3rd month of making a difference in senior lives.. The re-purposed centerpieces are delivered to local nursing homes to bring happiness and cheer to the residents and care givers. We share small details of the fun event and residents begin to connect with pleasurable events from their past. Seeing seniors smile as they talk about the centerpieces and enjoy their dining tables is so refreshing!



    How Can You Help?

    Let us know if you have an event and are willing to join us in brightening the lives of seniors. Donated centerpieces will be picked up at your event and delivered by Centerpieces 4 Seniors friends.

    Thank you!

    Kelli Burns and Rose Davidson