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Let’s Talk Weddings in the Mile High City

 Once upon a time I was given the awesome opportunity to attend the Association of Bridal Consultants annual conference held this year in Denver, Colorado. And, IT WAS AWESOME! I was consistently blown away by the wealth of knowledge and professionalism to surround myself.
When I arrived, the snow started to fall. It couldn’t have been a more perfect welcoming!


I set up the Wedding Protector Plan’s booth shortly after getting settled. Our giveaways were bling pens and we also had a drawing for a Coach purse.  (I think it goes without saying that our booth was a hit!)
 On the first night of the conference, ABC kicked things off with a Tailgate Party. We were told to wear a jersey from our favorite team. There is no doubt about which team I flaunted! I even found a few new friends! On the left is Kamarah Angus of Kalydaskope!
 And then I bumped into celebrity wedding planner, Donnie Brown!
Take a peek at some of the table decor from breakfast and lunch!
The breakout information sessions were fabulous! I learned SO much and walked away incredibly inspired. My favorite session was from Rebecca Grinnals, the co-founder of Disney Fairytale Weddings. She was all about wedding trends!Everyone was so kind and passionate about their work in the industry. I definitely felt like I was exactly where I should have been.

Before heading back to Tampa, I just had to have my book signed by Donnie! And take a real picture too!
I gave him a bling pen – check out what he signed in my book…
Ha! What a character he was!
Now I’m back home full of ideas! I am beyond grateful for this opportunity and I’m already gearing up for next year’s conference in West Palm Beach, Florida!

Trading Mason Jars for Martini Glasses?

Even before I had my leading man picked out, I always knew I would one day have a Southern wedding. I had visions of Mason jars, ballgowns, cotton, peaches, plantations, and sweet tea. Well butter my biscuit, who would have ever thought this southern belle would fall head over heels for a Florida beau?! I didn’t let that little snafu hold back my dream wedding though. If anything, I drummed up the idea of palm trees on the famous Tara Plantation. 

When the beautiful bling graced my finger, dreams soon turned into real plans that quickly turned into reality. We toyed with the Southern Coastal wedding theme and gave it a shot. Sounds perfect in theory but in planning, it what next to impossible to pull off. So, being the amazing man he is, Sean let me go back to square one and my Gone with the Wind wedding.  Little did I know more changes were fast approaching! 

The sparkle of my new lifelong favorite piece of jewelry put a twist on the original plans. Soon centerpieces and bouquets started to consume my life. I literally saw my ideas transforming into a new direction. All of a sudden, rhinestones and feathers caught my eye and seemed to coincide perfectly with pearls.

Chic was moving in on my charming wedding. Had Scarlett O’hara turned into Carrie Bradshaw? Had I traded hoop skirts for peacock feather headpieces? Surely there was a way to merge the two! Et voilà! The Southern-Glam wedding theme was created!