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Confessions of a Wedding Planner

A day of infinite possibilities

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I am freshly back from Paris with excitement, hope, and calm in my heart. It was great to get away and see the world from a fresh perspective. Even though I would not have changed a thing, it was even better to come home. Yesterday was a day of travel – more than 18 hours.  I turned on my phone on as the wheels touched the runway and the slew of emails came flooding in.  I quickly flicked through each email flagging those that needed immediate attention and those that could wait. Nestled deep within the exploding inbox was one from one of my closest friends.  It was very appropriate for the journey I had just taken and she asked that I send it on…

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The Scent of A Woman

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Over the holidays I have been in the luxurious position of being able to spend time exploring websites. There was a common thread of attraction – everything olfactory. I had no idea how much my life, my likes and dislikes have been governed by smell. My earliest memories of fragrance were around the age of 4. A woman walked past me in the street – I was holding my mother’s hand. At that age, everything you see is at a different level. I have no idea what she looked like but as she walked past, her perfume lingered in her wake. Even then I knew her fragrance was complex, expensive. I was intrigued. So you can imagine my delight when I came across Bois de Jasmin…

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True Love

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What is it about falling in love that’s so intoxicating? That no matter how the last relationship ended we slowly heal; learn to be okay with ourselves; to be without someone. And in time, become so fearless we are bold enough to try again.  The heart-stopping push to want to believe in someone new. To be desired, loved, accepted as we are. Last night I caught the tail end of the romantic comedy “Love and Other Disasters”: Emily said to her housemate, Peter: “Maybe true love is a decision. You know, a decision to take a chance with somebody. To give to somebody. Without worrying whether they’ll give anything back. Or if they’re gonna hurt you, or if they really are the one. Maybe love isn’t something…

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Champagne anyone?

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One of the best perks of my job as a wedding planner is being invited to try something new: In this case, to be “one of the first in Bermuda to experience the champagne offered by Armand de Brignac, also known as “Ace of Spades”.  Initially, I was very skeptical – I am hard core and loyal to Billecart Salmon Rose, so it was going to take something quite remarkable to sway me to the other side. In preparation for the tasting, I read as much as I could find – In all honesty, I had never heard of the stuff. I looked up the website, read the blurb (and the hype) and reluctantly my interest was piqued: ~ In a blind taste test of…

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