Category Archives: Celebrity Weddings

August Recap & planning ahead for September

August seriously flew by!  I can’t believe this weekend is Labor Day Weekend and the summer is just about over.  It must be because of all the exciting things I got to do this month!

Wedding Recap:

August 13 — I served with The Chef’s Table Caterers & Event Planners for Carolyn & Jason’s wedding at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn.

Photo credit: Kelley Finnegan

Photo credit: Kelley Finnegan

August 20 — I executed the day of coordination for A Sweet Soiree Events at Rebecca & Mbonisi’s wedding at the George Washington Masonic Memorial.

Photo credit: Kelley Finnegan

Photo credit: Kelley Finnegan


Celebrity Recap:

People Magazine

People Magazine

People Magazine

Many celebrities were engaged & married this month.  However, probably the most publicized wedding since Prince William & Kate Middleton were married occurred just a couple weeks ago!  Yep, you guessed it…Kim Kardashian finally married Kris Humphries with a lavish and very expensive wedding!

People Magazine

People Magazine


Personal Recap:

I finally got a tattoo for my grandmother on my shoulder — representing the Pink song, Dear Diary, which states “I have a guardian angel tattooed on my shoulder.  She’s been watching over me.”

Photo credit: Kelley Finnegan

I saw Brantley Gilbert play at the 9:30 club in DC.  I love him!

I went skydiving at DC Skydiving Center with Alex.  I actually never did a post on my skydiving adventure…but here are a few photos!

I officially announced my move to Nashville and visited the amazing city and totally fell in love with it.  Should have an answer on our apartment tomorrow!

Photo credit: Taylor Herrgott

Photo credit: Taylor Herrgott


September Plans:

Continue job searching for Nashville!

Labor Day weekend beach trip to Ocean City

Toby Keith concert

Remember 9/11 … hard to believe it’s almost been 10 years!

Attend Taylor‘s mom’s going away party/moving party (since she is selling her house too!)

Bridal Showcase for The Chef’s Table Caterers & Event Planners

Nicole & Mike’s Wedding for A Sweet Soiree Events (another one on my own, yay!)


August was a busy, busy month & looks like September will be no different!  Can’t wait to share all these exciting experiences with you!

Happy Wednesday!


July Recap!

July was an exciting month!  It’s hard to believe today is already the FIRST OF AUGUST!  Lets recap on the Real Weddings of July:

On July 3, I assisted Henriette at Briar Patch on Katie & Tony’s DIY BBQ-style wedding!


On July 6, I assisted Henriette with another wedding at Briar Patch — Nicole & Alex’s traditional Jewish wedding.  I also covered the Jewish wedding ceremony & reception in some Wedding History posts!


On July 16, I worked with The Chef’s Table Caterers & Event Planners on another wedding at Briar Patch!  Although I wasn’t able to take any photos, Amie Otto was kind enough to share her photos of Marisa & Scott’s wedding!


And finally, this past Saturday, I executed some day-of coordinating on my own for a friend’s wedding!  Stay tuned tomorrow for more photos of Catherine & Daniel’s wedding!  For now, enjoy these silly sneak peeks!


Now let’s recap on this month’s celebrity engagements and weddings!


Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott & boyfriend Chris Tyrell.

Although not yet confirmed, rumor has it Edward Norton & long-time girlfriend Shauna Robertson were engaged early in the month.

Again, not yet officially confirmed — Brad & Angelina finally engaged??  It’s rumored that this time it’s really official…we’ll see!

Shannen Doherty of 90210 and photographer Kurt Iswarienko.

KISS superstar, Gene Simmons, and girlfriend of 25 years/mother of his 2 children, Shannon Tweed.  Simmons proposed while the two were vacationing in Belize.  I’d say it’s about time!

Actress Carey Mulligan & Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons.

2010 American Idol winner, Lee DeWyze & girlfriend Jonna Walsh.


Kate Moss & Jamie Hince.

Prince Albert & Charlene Wittstock.

Vanessa Minnillo & Nick Lachey.

6’10” Miami Heat player, Chris Bosh, married 5′ tall girlfriend, Adrienne Williams.

All celebrity news & photos courtesy of Celebrity Wedding Buzz.


August is going to be another busy & exciting month!  In preparation for my move to Nashville, I am keeping as busy as possible and making sure to get in as many weddings as I can & still have time to hang out with friends.  Expect some more Real Wedding posts this month as well as a lot more Personal posts, as I share my exciting adventures over the next few months!

Happy Monday


Happy August!

Oh June….

Can you believe its the last day of June already???  This month has FLOWN by!  It was a very busy but very exciting month packed with lots of great opportunities.  Lets recap on a few of the “Real Weddings” of June:

On June 4, I assisted Heidi Harrington from Events in the City on Karen and Ken’s beautifully classy & chic wedding at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in DC.

On June 18, I assisted Henriette Buell of Buelltiful Events with Stacey & Justin’s Virginia Tech/Arizona State-themed wedding at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast in Middleburg, VA.

On June 19, I observed and assisted Ashley Beard of Windows Catering with Vicki & Mike’s Peacock-themed Jewish wedding at the Carnegie Institution in DC.

Finally, on June 25, I observed and assisted Ashley Beard of Windows Catering again on Karyn & Joshua’s wedding at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA.


June was a busy month of engagements and weddings in the celebrity world as well.  Lets recap on our celeb weddings and engagement announcements:


Singer Lily Allen married Sam Cooper on June 11 and the couple also announced that Lily is pregnant!

James Bond star Daniel Craig married actress Rachel Weisz on June 22.

Mike Tyson & wife Lahika Spicer renewed their vows in Vegas with Muslim wedding ceremony.

America Ferrera (Ugly Betty & The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) married Ryan Piers on June 27.

Engagement Announcements:

There were TONS of celebrity engagement announcements this month!

Molly Sims & Scott Stuber.

Twilight star Nikki Reed & American Idol contestant Paul McDonald.

The Bachelorette‘s Ashley Hebert.

Glee creator Ryan Murphy.

Actress Judy Greer & Dean Johnson were engaged in Napa, California.

Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez & Ryan Debolt were engaged in Paris.

Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) announced his engagement to long-time partner David Burtka.  The couple has been engaged for a while, but it was not until the New York Senate voted in favor of marriage equality (other big news!) on June 24 that the couple officially announced their engagement.

Julie Benz (Dexter) & Rich Orosco.

All celebrity marriage and engagement news & photos from:

Celebrity Wedding Buzz blog.


Happy Thursday!  Hope everyone’s ready for an exciting July!

Memorial Day Weekend Wrap-up

How is it that long weekends never feel long enough??  Its Tuesday and I am back in the office and exhausted from a crazy busy, but definitely fun, weekend!  Friday I worked my office job from home and then headed to Rockville, MD that evening to work a wedding with The Chef’s Table Caterers at Glenview Mansion.  Other than the short storm that blew through, everything went phenomenally!  My favorite part was getting to see the other side — I had never worked a wedding with a caterer, I’m always assisting the coordinator.  It was interesting to see the role that they play in the day-of.  I have never even served tables at a restaurant before either…so as I walked out of the kitchen with a tray of Sangrias in hand, I can’t lie and say I wasn’t nervous!  Fortunately, everyone there was so helpful in showing me little tips and tricks throughout the evening and I’m looking forward to working with them again.  Saturday, I headed to Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn to assist Henriette with the most adorable shabby chic wedding.  Photos to be posted tomorrow 🙂  After the wedding, I drove 2 hours to meet some friends to go camping until Monday morning.  It was a lot of fun despite the lack of showers and bathrooms!  It was nice to soak up the sun and to be able to relax and enjoy my friends.  After 2 weddings, camping, and then helping my dad move for a few hours yesterday afternoon, I was passed out last night by 9:30 and still struggled to wake up this morning!

On another note, it seemed to be a popular wedding weekend and Glee star Jane Lynch was another Memorial Day weekend bride!  She was married on Monday in Massachusetts to Dr. Lara Embry.  Congrats to them both!

Photo credit: True Frame Photography

Check out the New York Times article to read more about the happy couple!

**Featured image photo credit: Carlo’s Bakery

Kim finally has a ring on it!

Kim Kardashian is finally engaged!  Kris Humphries proposed on May 18 after 6 months of dating.  The ring is a 20.5 karat Lorraine Schwartz custom-designed diamond.  Yep, its bigger than the Duchess of Cambridge’s (Kate Middleton)!  Can’t wait for wedding details!!!!  Be sure to check out the full story!

Engagement ring: