Colette Lettieri’s road to becoming a health coach to some of New York City’s leading professional women wasn’t a straight one. Any detours encountered have in turn, become building blocks in Colette’s successful career. Drawing from her background in education and social work, and experiences as a wife and mother, she formulates dynamic health and fitness programs that cater to the specific needs, goals, and lifestyle of each client.
Planning for a wedding is as stressful as it is exciting. From securing a venue and vendors to finding a dress to staying on budget, the to-do list can be overwhelming. Colette has helped many brides-to-be face the stress of wedding planning head on. And her approach isn’t just about helping a bride fit into her dress. Read More
You spend months, maybe even years, planning your wedding day, and before you can take a sip of your champagne toast, it’s over! We know how quickly that day can go by, so the Bride and Blossom team got together to talk about what we wish we knew before our special days, and what we would do differently.
Elianna Phelps, Director of Events
Our wedding was a more rustic/simple wedding on an island off the coast of Maine (July 21, 2012). We met in Maine, and lived there for about 5-6 years, so it was really meaningful for us — it was all about the views of Casco Bay as the backdrop for our ceremony and reception. We got really lucky had perfect Maine weather, not too hot and not storming, just blue skies and a salty sea breeze. We did not have a wedding party – just our immediate families (moms, dads, sisters) at the altar with us. It was really intimate and felt right. We wrote our vows together since we wanted them to be relevant to us.
Every detail of your wedding matters so much. Whether you had your color palette settled by the time you were in fifth grade, or you’re feeling a little dazed and overwhelmed by all the decisions, never have so many details meant so much. When you’re looking for the right wedding florist for your ceremony decor, bouquets and table centerpieces, here are some tips to set your mind at ease:
1. Inspiration is Everywhere
We will understand when you reference celebrity weddings, Disney princesses, or your favorite beach as wedding flower inspiration. Color palettes can start with a page torn from a magazine, a treasured piece of jewelry, or a field of wildflowers. The right wedding florist knows how to translate your taste. We find wedding flower inspiration everywhere, too! Bride & Blossom on Pinterest Read More
With the advent of social media and emails, it has become easier and more common for people to use these methods for their wedding invitations. The same goes for the RSVP, even if someone received a paper invitation that included a mail-able RSVP card. But just like a cyber-based invite loses the charm, thoughtfulness, and delight of opening a real invitation, so does missing the opportunity to open the RSVPs if you are the bride.
Without traditional RSVPs, weddings just aren’t the same.
Take it from these frustrated brides on WeddingWire. After spending so much time designing their invitations and intentionally including RSVPs (some with postage included) as a practical and special way to plan for the number of guests at theirwedding (not to mention the seating arrangement) not getting those RSVPs back feels like full-frontal rudeness. The truth is, it kind of is. The even harder truth is, it may not be that easy to get your guests to utilize the RSVP cards unless you essentially ONLY acknowledge the paper-based RSVPs. Policing people for the sake of your special day really seems counterintuitive and wholly unpleasant.