Wednesday, January 27, 2010


This picture was actually taken on my birthday a couple of weeks ago but I felt it was also appropriate to post as a reflection on these past few weeks.  January has been a lot to handle.  I still believe that this year is supposed to be a good one but it seems there are a lot of hurdles to cross in order to get there.  I just hope they are all at the beginning of the year.  And now I know I have a "Shangel" to help get me through it.

The Dress That Should Have Been...

Recently J. Crew added this new gown to their beautiful wedding collection and I am so wishing this one had been available six months ago. As I mentioned earlier in this blog I ended up not so happy with my dress, but you live and you learn. Since this dress was introduced I have seen it everywhere! Today when I saw it on Cup of Jo I realized that I just need to write about it and release it.

(Posted on Cup of Jo; layout by Lace and Tea)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I wanted to write a little bit about food today. It's a chilly day out and right now I would love some fries and cider donuts! So I thought I would share with you all some pics of the food from our wedding, courtesy of our friend Larry. We were so lucky to have a friend at the wedding who is also a rocking photographer! So here are some pictures of the amazing food that we had, provided by Jordan Caterers in Connecticut. They totally got what we were going for...cozy comfort food, including fries, mac and cheese, sliders, salmon skewers, etc. They also commissioned the cake which was apple spice to go with the season with twigs placed in it for a beautiful natural look. And of course the donuts....ahhhh, cider donuts! So incredibly tasty and from March Farms which was right around the corner from the wedding (they also provided amazing pies). They were such a hit, even when the party shifted back to the hotel and everyone shoved some donuts into their pockets for the ride. Should you ever be in CT you should definitely go there!! I also included a pic of the bubbly and candy table for good measure to show all of the sweets that we had.

We got so many complements on the food because it was simple and easy but oh so good!!!

Many thanks to Jordan Caterers, March Farms, and of course Larry for taking such awesome photos!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Wedding Crashers!

So to ring in the new year right and get Green Plan-It going strong I decided to attend "Wedding Crashers" today put on by Brooklyn Based, held at the Bell House in Brooklyn.  It was such a great venue for such a wonderful event (and the readily available bubbly was pretty swell too)!  I wanted to start getting out there and meeting all of the great vendors that Brooklyn has to offer and there were so many, from photographers to bands to caterers and everyone in between.  Since most of the attendants were brides-to-be, many of the vendors were a little surprised to hear that I was already a married lady but I quickly followed my intro with "but I also just started an event planning business."  With that, I was in!  Other vendors want to be recommended through planners as well so it was a great place to meet people.  I just wish I had planned a little better and had business cards in you all know what I'm doing this afternoon!

This was the first Wedding Crashers event and I'm looking forward to the next one!  Hopefully by then we'll be in full swing and be able to have a booth there too!

Happy 2010!

Yes, I'm quite delayed in the New Year's greetings but I still wanted to wish you all a happy 2010!  I know this is going to be a great year and big things are going to happen, including the big plans for Green Plan-It!!  

This picture is how I rang in the new years, snowshoeing in Vermont.  It was so beautiful up there!  A bunch of great friends + food + drinks + fun outdoor activity + an amazing big house = so much fun!