brides

Staying sane while wedding planning

Amy Dalesandro set her wedding date for only two months after her engagement, so she called in a professional to plan the 150-person event. Damara Gerig, of re Inspired Bride, helped pick out the wedding colors, create a timeline, craft the wedding invitations and decorations for the ceremony and reception, book the venue and work with the photographer and caterer. On the big day, she was the first person at the church to set up and stayed to tear down.

Flowers galore

Flowers, colors and the overall experience are what couples discuss with their florist when planning the big day. This summer will see an explosion of color with a renewed focus on a muted scale, said head floral designer Bill Trautman of Coleen’s Flower Shop in Dorchester, Massachusetts.