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Local Author Offers the Inside Scoop on NCW Winery Weddings

Morgan Fraser is a North Central Washington native, born and raised in a Manson orcharding family. She has turned her passion for her hometown and her agricultural roots into two very popular books about the region’s food and wine, Savoring Chelan and Savoring Leavenworth. Both books not only make the perfect wedding gift, they also offer an insider’s point-of-view of two wedding hotspots. Read More

March 27, 2013 | Written By | Putting It Together

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What Do I Say When All They Want to Know About is Price?

This post has been reprinted from Book More Brides.com

“How much do you cost?” “Can you send me your pricing and package information?”

PRICE is often the first question couples ask…even before they know if we’re available for their date! Read More

March 4, 2013 | Written By | Putting It Together

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What Does The Bridal Party Do?

Reprinted from Brides.com

Q: What does the wedding party actually do?

A: The honor attendant is usually a close friend or family member who not only organizes and hosts a shower for the bride, but also helps her get ready on the wedding day. She wears a dress that she usually pays for, which matches or Read More

January 25, 2013 | Written By | Traditions

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5 Things to Make Your Bridal Trade Show Pay Off

I know January is the traditional time for bridal shows but, WOW, they really sneak up on you after the holidays, don’t they?

You’ll find loads of great business ideas in my book, Cashing in on Bridal Trade Shows, available now for $4.99 on Scribd.

But you need a plan FAST, here are five things to help you make your trade show investment pay off. Read More

January 7, 2013 | Written By | Putting It Together

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Big Love in a Tiny Town

By Kelly Allen

When it came time for Mariah Morris to plan the day that would launch her future with Justin Titus, she looked to the past for inspiration and there was only one place she would consider for the setting: home. Home for Mariah — and five generations of her family — is the tiny town of Havillah, Washington, just 18 miles south of the Canadian border.

September 29, 2012 | Written By | Wedding Stories

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How Is Your 2012 Marketing Going So Far?

As the wedding season winds down, it’s not a moment too soon to start looking at your marketing strategy for 2013. By now, you should know if the plans you made for this year need tweaking.

How did the 2012 bridal season go for you this year? Did you meet your sales goals? What worked? What didn’t?

Wedding trade shows will kick off the new year in just four months so now is the perfect time to evaluate the past year and plan for an even more successful 2013.

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July 18, 2012 | Written By | Putting It Together

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A Blended Family Affair

by Jennifer Burke

NCW residents Laura Jaecks and Steve Schwind had a special vision for their September wedding day. The celebration was to be not only an expression of their commitment and love for one another, but also the symbolic joining of their two families and two groups of friends.  The couple chose Wenatchee’s Ohme Gardens as the setting for their nuptials.  Read More

June 14, 2012 | Written By | Wedding Stories

Bride Wars

Bridal Shows (for the bride) 101

Originally published in Clevelandmagazine.com

After the congratulatory remarks have subsided, it’s time to turn your wedding dreams into reality. There’s much to be done, from booking the hall to buying the gown to scheduling the photographer. With all the tasks at hand, a bride should look to the experts for advice getting started. Read More

January 6, 2012 | Written By | Traditions