Inspire Me Monday :: New York Fashion Week :: NC Wedding Planner

This week, it's all about Valentine's Day inspiration and fabulous details!  I have been so inspired by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which runs from February 6-13 in New York City (I'll be in NYC October for Bridal Week).  The Designer that everyone has been talking about is Michael Costello, an American Couture Fashion Designer.  Michael has been designing since the age of 15, and he was a finalist on the eighth season of Project Runway. His 2014 collection debuted on Saturday night, and in honor of Valentine's Day, here are a few of his {Red} couture gowns that are absolutely Haute!

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Michael Costello - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Michael Costello - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Michael Costello - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

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Planning a Multicultural Wedding :: Cultural Weddings NC

There are two basic human needs in society and that is life and love.  When it comes to the joining together of two hearts, two souls, and two cultures, the planning process can be a bit stressful. When it comes to incorporating culture into a wedding, couples can share the same cultural background, they can have different cultural backgrounds, and even different faiths/religions.  No matter what the circumstance, here are a few great tips to planning your fabulous multicultural union.

Tips on Planning your Multicultural Wedding

1. Communication is key - Tradition can be important to your parents if you are incorporating cultural aspects of your heritage into your wedding.  Be sure to discuss your plans with both sides of the family.   This will be a great time to plan out what rituals will stay, and what will be left out.

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2. Hire a Wedding Planner (A Professional) - Your wedding day is the most important day of your life, especially when specific customs will be displayed throughout your wedding day.  A Wedding Planner will not only be there to ensure the decor looks great, but they're present to assist in creating a planned timeline. This will ensure that the entire event runs smoothly and that all cultural aspects are carried out.  This task is for a project manager and requires great time management. Leave it to a professional.

3. Choose a venue to accommodate your needs - Multicultural weddings, from my experience, tend to have a large guest count. It's usually 300+.  Whatever your guest count may be, select the right venue to accommodate your wedding.  Hotels and conference centers are great venues for large wedding guests.  Be sure to discuss your needs with your venue coordinator and know the rules regarding rental times, catering needs (bringing in traditional foods), and decor.

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4. Personalize your Ceremony - Couples may share different ethnic and religious backgrounds.  Most Officiant's today specialize in Interfaith unions.  Be sure to find an Officiant that can become your marriage counselor as well, and assist you both in blending both cultures into the ceremony.

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5. Educate your Guests - Multicultural weddings can have multiple rituals incorporated into the ceremony and it can also be a little lengthy.  Prepare your guests by including the information in your programs.  Educating your guests will help them to feel like they are apart of the ceremony.

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6. Enjoy fabulous cuisine -  Make a great statement by bringing in cuisine from your culture.  Creating food stations is a great way to do this.  Also, be sure to have options for guests who may be vegetarian/vegan or pescatarian.

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7. Have fun and enjoy the moment - Remember that your day is to celebrate the joining together of your love, life, and culture.  Your personality and style should be placed in every aspect of your wedding day.  Add a special dance at the reception that you both share together or have traditional dancers from your culture entertain your guests before you are introduced as husband and wife.  It's a celebration, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the moment!

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Fabulous Friday :: North Carolina Weddings

I am so happy to announce that I am now a Platinum wedding vendor for Maharani Weddings, a wedding resource site for South Asian brides that is nothing short of glamorous. Capture

It was great to have my application accepted to become a part of such a wonderful network of professionals that offer exceptional services with every detail in mind.

I am the only Planner selected for North Carolina (super excited about that), and I will be providing services for North Carolina and surrounding areas.

Be sure to stop by and contact us to help you to plan your fabulous wedding!

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