Decor and Design

David Tutera Does It Again

I hope that you got to see the premier of David Tutera’s new show, My Fair Wedding, last night.  If you missed it. be sure to visit My Fair Wedding on for upcoming air dates.

This episode followed Wanda and Bert as David transformed their wedding plans into the South Beach vision they had hoped for (in New Jersey).  These pics are from the WEtv website.  You have to watch this episode to see the “before” to really appreciate the end result!  Yikes!

David was the keynote speaker at last year’s Association of Bridal Consultants conference, and he was super nice.  He even attended the closing night Gala At The Grove and spent over an hour talking with his fellow ABC members and posing for photos.  Here’s a shot of David and I (please note, I hadn’t really slept in 3 days since I was on the conference committee!):

Kudos to Clay at Anything With Plants!

Clay Tillman, Weddings and Special Events Coordinator at Anything with Plants and Flowers recently completed the class European Hand-tied Bouquets hosted by Teleflora at its state of the art Education Center in Oklahoma City, OK.  Floral designers from all over North America attended the seminar to sharpen their skills and grow their design abilities.

Clay participated in four days of intensive hands-on design sessions, mastering the latest hand-tied bouquets. Taught by world renowned floral designer, Els Hazenburg, AIFD of Aalsmeer, Holland, the class focused on discovering new materials, design techniques, color theory and marketing ideas for fresh flowers. Each student was taught how to update their design style using the latest techniques from Holland.Students were challenged to complete a series of projects during the class.

“This class explored how flowers can be used in many exciting forms for today’s trend-conscious customers,” said Marie Ackerman, AIFD, Teleflora’s Vice President of Education. “The students were challenged to interpret the ideas presented and to add their own creative twist.”

As you interview vendors for your wedding, be sure to ask how they stay up-to-date on current trends and new products.  Continuing education is vital in every industry, and we highly recommend working with vendors that value this experience.

I received an email over the weekend about a great new service called Bridal Canvas.  I had a chance to check it out this morning, and I have to say, I could spend all day playing with it!  It is an easy way to create inspiration boards for your wedding using pre-loaded images or upload your own.

The great thing is that the pre-loaded images have the source listed – so if you want to post an inspiration board on you Knot profile or blog, you don’t have to label each picture; the program does it for you!

Plus it’s entirely web-based, so it’s super easy to share your creation with your mom, maid of honor, florist and wedding consultant!  And it’s free!

Check it out at

Happy Halloween!

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As I am finalizing arrangements for my trip to Tallahassee for Heather and Nick’s wedding this weekend, I thought it would be fun to share some fall-inspired ideas.