Happy Holidays to All of You!!


Season’s Greetings to all of our loyal readers, and new friends!  We would like to take this moment to thank all of you for a wonderful year, with your visits, comments, and ideas.  2008 has been very successful for us, and we predict that 2009 will be even better!  Please continue to visit our blog and website, and feel free to contact us with any comments or questions.  Your input is vital to our continued success!

We want to wish all of you a Very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!!

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year!!



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An End of the Year Wedding Contest!!


Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.  In honor of the most romantic day of the year, I am sponsoring a contest!  I will award one lucky Ohio couple a FREE package of services:

“Month of Coordination”

  That will include several meetings before the wedding, contact and confirmation with your vendors, and coordination of the rehearsal, wedding and reception.  Other details will be discussed with the winning couple.

To enter:  Please write a short essay of why you should be chosen as the winning couple.  You could write about your romantic proposal, the story of your courtship, or even some hardship that the two of you have overcome, that has made your relationship stronger.  What makes the two of you unique as a couple? 

You may enter the essays through the feedback link to this post, or you may email them to me.  Email address information can be found on my Contact Page. 

Winners must be 18 years or older.  Contest will begin 12/18/08, and end on 2/13/09.  Winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day, 2/14/09.  Winners will be asked to sign a waiver form if they would like their names and images posted on this blog.  Wedding must take place on or before 12/31/2009.  This contest is open to residents of Ohio.

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me.



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The Big Picture from a Little Projector!

I found this little gem on BizBash New York.  What a great little gadget for a great price!!  Enjoy!!




THE SCOUT   12.15.08 10:00 AM  
A Pocket-Size Projector
                                                                         Optoma's Pico Projector can be plugged into hand-held devices.
Optoma’s Pico Projector can be plugged into hand-held devices.
Photo: Courtesy of Optoma Technology Inc.



Optoma Technology Inc., a California-based projector and digital display product manufacturer, is set to release today the Pico PK-101, a four-ounce compact projector that connects to iPods and Smartphones to project videos, pictures, and other graphic content onto any surface. Ideal for on-the-go meetings or impromptu presentations, the product can magnify images to as large as 60-inches diagonally, and project them as far as eight and a half feet away. Priced at $399.99, the Pico can be purchased at Amazon and Best Buy

  —Lourdes Branch

Response to Microsoft Launch Is Low on Wow
Subway Terminal Gets Top Design Makeover
Retailer Takes Wedding Registry to Church

Source:  (http://www.bizbash.com/newyork/content/editorial/e13444.php)

Chemistry of Love – An Inspiration Board

Chemistry of Love Inspiration Board


Scientists are an underrepresented group, in my opinion.  They provide the most up to date advances in technology, medicine, environmental sciences, and other fields.  Our quality of life would not be the same without them.  That being said, I was moved to create an inspiration board with subtle science influences, without being too over the top.   I wanted the mood to be modern and crisp, but not stuffy.   The look is softened with lots of fresh flowers and floaty fabrics.  I have titled it “The Chemistry of Love.” 

No matter what scientific field a couple may work in, there are many ways to incorporate their passion into their wedding celebration.  For example, a wedding could be held at a museum of science or natural history.  The building pictured in the board is the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum in Akron, Ohio.  This awesome venue is located in downtown Akron, right alongside the campus of the University of Akron, which is known world wide for its program of Polymer Science.  The wedding ring is engraved with binary numbers, ones and zeros.  This would be especially meaningful for those couples marrying in 2010 or 2011.  The cufflinks for the groom and the male members of the wedding party, if you look closely, are made from computer keyboard keys.  And, yes, the groom is wearing a lab coat!  However, you can keep the look more traditional by having the gentlemen wear white or ivory dinner jackets with black bow ties.  Centerpieces and individual buds of flowers can be placed in test tubes and beakers, which can also be grouped together for a unique look.  I have also seen pictures of “curtain walls” of flowers hung in test tubes on individual ropes of crystals or invisible threads. Standing alone, or with fabric and lighting behind them, the overall effect is stunning.

Stationery is another element of the wedding celebrations that can incorporate a couple’s passions.  Your guest book can be sheets on a clip board, complete with statistics.   You could place a microscope next to it with slides of your engagement pictures for your guests to enjoy.  What a conversation starter that would be!   The “save the dates” and invitations can reflect official scientific documents that include graphs, charts, anything you can think of.  You could send your invites in test tubes, and give out imprinted slide rules or calculators for favors.  Don’t forget to add little bundles of # 2 pencils with your names and wedding date.  The options are endless!

These are just some ideas off the top of my head.  I hope you will share some of your own creative ideas as well.  Enjoy!

Our New “Holiday Delights” Promotion!!


Did you get engaged this fall or over Thanksgiving?
Can’t wait to get started planning your wedding?
Check out our new 
“Holiday Delights” Promotion:
* Complimentary Consultation with Seasonal Refreshments
* “A Cozy Night In” Gift Basket for Two
* Complimentary Engagement Announcement on our Blog
* 25% Discount on any Package or Combination of Services
(if booked before Jan. 1, 2009)
Contact us today for more information!
(330) 313-6030