Welcome to Spotlighting. Here I will spotlight new and interesting wedding details that I find in a hope to be a reliable resource to my brides and families. Here you will find honest, unsolicited advice and recommendations. Hopefully, you will also gain valuable insight in to who I am and how I view my work!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pretty Spring Bouquets and Centerpieces (Fresh from the Farmer's Market)

I have to share some of this coming season's prettiest flowers. I am seeing more brides using these types of flowers. They are a lot less expensive but just as lovely as the more exotic. These Peruvian lilies, roses, alstroemeria and button poms are locally found at local farmer's markets that have a nursery or garden center. I recommend checking out
http://www.ncfarmfresh.com to find a nursery in your area. Simple vases can be found at many wholesale warehouses, online and at local stores such as Garden Ridge Pottery. If you are planning on some DIY projects for your wedding, keep in mind that flowers are a great way to save some money.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Cake Toppers With Personality

You gotta agree that some of the new cake toppers out there are just too cute!
I am finding more and more brides are being so creative with the choices for their cake toppers. Its easy to find elegant ones and cute ones and silly ones where once there was just the traditional bride and groom standing static and uninteresting. Many couples choose a topper that reflects their style or something unique about their relationship. There are cultural toppers and favorite team toppers...just adorable! So maybe look in to finding a cake topper that speaks to something special about you as a couple. I love them! Many are available at

I think the more creative the better. I love it when a couple coordinates the theme of their wedding along with the topper. It just makes for such in credible photographs. I love putting the rings into the shot to include them along side the toppers.

Hands down these are two of my favorite! I love the Panthers's helmet.