A Wedding To Remember

Those who are most familiar with me, will tell you that I am never at a loss for words.
Well, when I was tasked with writing a Partini blog on Delenia and Alan’s tiny wedding, I suddenly found myself without the words. What started out as me officiating a civil ceremony in the couple’s backyard evolved into a tiny wedding of such profound magnitude in its meaning and charm that I am rendered speechless.

What could possibly have been so extraordinary about this wedding versus the dozens of others that I have coordinated and planned over the years? Could it have been that officiating with me was my dear [...]

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In my dreams, I’m a posh interior design connoisseur with unlimited resources. In reality, I’m guilt-ridden every time I splurge on a West Elm throw pillow. With that said, I recently got a new apartment and decided that this time, [...]

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Party Design and Fashion

Party Design Should Be Inspired by What You Love

I found this wedding design on Pinterest and immediately thought of style icon Audrey Hepburn and her role as Eliza Doolittle.

This year’s infamous Greenery pops against the stark, graphic black and white.

When using Pinterest as a design reference, I encourage my clients not to  limit their inspiration to pictures of other parties.

Find what  resonates with you in art, fashion, architecture, interior design, nature and films and use those images to develop truly personal style.


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Time to Get Engaged: Navigating Wedding Planning

When I first started doing weddings, I noticed that most of my inquiries from newly engaged couples started around the first of November and continued through the end of February. I quickly surmised that just like Back to School and the holidays, Autumn ushers in Engagement Season.

This is the time of the year when 40% of proposals are made and couples subsequently are engaged to be married.  According to, 17% of marriage proposals are made on the same 10 days of every year, the most popular day being Christmas Day. Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day of the year followed by Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.

Once the excitement of “saying yes” is over, the real fun begins: the planning.  Most couples will start actively planning [...]

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