Chuppah set up for Jewish cermonies can be a tricky thing. Because there are so many different looks to a chuppah your rental company may not entirely understand what you're wanting to achieve unless specific pcitures and words are used to describe your vision. And even that isn't always enough! Some are draped in cloth with special uplighting, others are simple with pole covers around 4 poles and a tallit (cloth) providing the canopy. When it comes to a chuppah covered with draping, make sure your rental company knows that no poles are to show. Unfortunately for one of my clients, the rental company had a hard time envisioning completely covered poles, even after pcitures were given to them. Also, most if not all chuppahs are to have 3 or all 4 sides open depending on the style, since both sets of parents are typically under the chuppah and the bridal party stands during the ceremony. Here is a before picture showing incorrect set up and a picture taken (of one corner) after we (along with Carolina Curran of The Phoenix) worked on it to cover the pole. All 4 poles on this chuppah were incorrectly set up. After we put our special touch on it the finished product was much prettier which resulted in a very happy bride!
"I've done all my own planning and want a "day-of" coordinator but can't find one who will show up on the wedding day only ! Why?" There's probably a lot of confusion amongst engaged couples because of the term "day-of" coordinator. If you end up speaking to someone who says they will only show up on the wedding day and save you lots of money because of it, please stay clear of them! Many wedding planners may label their coordination as "day-of" wedding coordination, but there is far more involved than just showing up on the wedding day when it comes to a professional wedding planner who knows what she/he is doing. Photo Credit: Estes Images Here are some reasons why a wedding coordinator shouldn't show up only on the wedding day: Many planners begin their coordination services 4-8 weeks out because many venues request the wedding day timeline one month prior. A 1 1/2 to 2 hour timeline meeting typically kicks off
So many guests, friends and family alike, have gathered from near and far to celebrate your big day with you! You have all enjoyed a great meal, delicious cake and then you jetted off onto your honeymoon. After returning, you have unpacked your suitcases, and opened all of your lovely gifts, so now it is time to sit down and write the perfect “thank you” notes.
I was invited to a Chef's Table luncheon yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the luncheon was absolutely fabulous! If you are thinking of having your wedding reception at the Hyatt, you can expect to have a scrumptious meal for you and your guests! Thought I would share the menu that we had yesterday! "The Taste of Winter" Amuse Roulade of Chicken with Caramelized Mushrooms, Ricotta Salada and Spinach over a White Bean Stew First Course Pumpkin Seed Crusted Snapper, Parsnip Puree Carrot and Green onion Sauces Intermezzo Blood Orange Sorbet Main Course Rioja Braised Short Rib with Sweet Potatoes in three ways: Sweet Potato and Panchetta Ravioli, Bravant Sweet Potatoes and a Crispy Sweet Potato Nest Trio Dessert Chocolate Bread Pudding with Cherries, Macadamia Nuts and Port Syrup Salty Caramel Parfait Hazelnut Mocha Espresso