The last three months have left our team feeling overwhelmed with sadness and at a loss for words. Not only have we grappled with our community losing lives during a world pandemic, but recently, we’ve come face to face with others losing their lives due to hate and discrimination based off the color of their skin. Our hearts hurt deeply for their families and loved ones.
We would be remiss if we didn’t take this time to announce that we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We pledge to fight back against discrimination, racism (both obvious and obscured), and inequality — any of the systems that leave black communities in a constant state of crisis and fear of state-sanctioned violence, mass incarceration, and poverty…
ALONE TIME. Let her be. Truly be alone. Block out as long as she wants to just be by herself, and not alone to grocery shop. But alone to take a hot bath, extra time for self care, a walk with a good audio book or just a nap.
FLORAL LOVE: Deck out her front door, porch or back deck. When you swing by to drop off her card or gift take some extra time to hang a pretty seasonal wreath or add potted floral to her doorstep.
TAKE A CLASS TOGETHER: Take an online cooking class. We’re quickly realizing we can do a lot more things online then we ever knew -or tried. This year why not take a virtual cooking class together. The whole family can get involved…
We first met Andrea via phone call as she drove from Seattle to Portland for a holiday to see family. That first phone call was filled with so many laughs and jokes, we knew it was going to be a great fit. Yet to have met Moni, we had heard that he had lots of friends and LOVED to party!
All of the meetings leading up to the wedding day were just with Andrea as Moni was very busy at work and unable to attend. Andrea explained that they wanted their own version of Twilight with a timeless and classic feel.
Every wedding is special, but it’s an incredible feeling to see one of our own Luxe ladies tie the knot! Alicia was part of the OG Luxe team and are so grateful to have had the honor of coordinating their German-inspired Winter wedding!
Alicia and Sam wanted their special day to reflect Alicia’s German heritage while adding a nod to Sam’s Italian roots. The couple had recently enjoyed a memorable trip to Germany with Alicia’s family.
Alright friends, let me set it straight and talk about the differences between venue managers and actual wedding planners.
As a seasoned event producer who has coordinated, planned, produced and designed hundreds of weddings and events I can easily say one of my biggest pet peeves (and every planner I know) in the event/wedding industry is when a venue sells their in-house coordinator/manager as an actual wedding planner.
Over the years I’ve learned that unless you’re in the wedding industry, the differences between the two aren’t commonly known…
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