Thank you to all the creative professional vendors who are usingour wedding planning product in their business in Champaign-Urbana!
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Not every wedding has to use plastic or china for the tabletops. The quality of plasticware can amaze your wedding guests, revealing the elegance of china! If you are deciding between a plastic or china take a look at these two tabletops to see if you can tell the difference.
Full Plasticware Tabletop SettingRead More
The steamy color of 2020 is all shades of red. Find out how to use just the right amount of shade for your wedding day design look.
For a wedding day the color red allures us in with feeling of passion, love, seduction, and adventure. It is no surprise that as a wedding designer, so many of our wedding couples are using this color!Read More
The celebratory summer event for my mom's birthday was a burst of inspiration from the Midwest.
I started the tradition of hosting a luncheon each year for my mom's birthday, as one of her annual memories with dear friends & family. This year I let our "Instagram Followers" pick the event design look. The choices were: Rustic Strokes, Elegant Starlight, Sunset Burst and Modern Oasis.Read More
Brand discovery will lead your business forward.
Pick up a stack of post-its, take out a whiteboard pen, create a powerpoint slide or open your personal journal. Take this personal look with me, into the building blocks of Inspire Your® weddings and events.Read More
There is no I in team but there is an I in IY.
So why am I so hesitant to say I, when describing the behind the scenes of a company I created? Take this personal look with me, into the start of Inspire Your® weddings and events.Read More
The natural landscapes of the enriched farmlands that surround many of the wedding venues in the Midwest, could all use a brush stroke of color.
At any time of the year, as you are driving along the country roads, you are met with a neutral monochromatic color palette. The colors at the caps of the year are dusty beige, with the time in between, an earnest green. Many weddings designs embrace this color palette, selecting colors of tan, ivory, beige, moss, sage, evergreen. But I say, “let’s add a Crush of Color!”Read More
The celebratory event for Massimiliano’s baptism and second birthday was a labor of love for all.
The family came to me a week before the celebration, as one of the milestones in their young son’s life was coming near. I quickly set up a consultation with the family, not realizing this was going to much more than a beautiful family event. Over the days, we met often to come together to create not only a beautiful day, but one with underlying symbolisms back to the intention of baptism. The symbols of the cross were found in the beautifully crafted cake, the crisp white garment in their son’s attire, oil & water slowly poured over him in an intimate Catholic mass and the natural light radiating through the barn windows.Read More
Not every wedding has to be formal and or informal. The juxtaposition of the two can be where you have the most fun! If you are deciding between a formal or informal experience to entertain your wedding guests, the perfect fit could be in between. Here are my entertaining tips!
Informal experiences are created by…single layering, use of similar textures, finding one WOW factor and a consistent mood for the evening. Formal experiences are created by…multiple layering, use of different textures, creating multiple WOW factors and fluctuating moods within the evening.Read More
Many thanks to the incredible wedding vendors in Champaign-Urbana, who have not only embraced purchasing the product, but also helped me craft the messaging for it! We have started to grow, and we want to grow even more throughout the Midwest!
So how do you grow as a small business with big dreams? By connecting with the talented vendors that shares a couple’s wedding day, too. Years ago, I had a desire to create a wedding planning product for the couple, creative professional vendor and planner all in mind. Now today, a wedding product exclusive to my couples, is available to everyone!Read More