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The Perks of Being From the 80's

Raise your hand if you ever made mix tapes, old school style. If you grew up in the 1980's, you definitely did. I remember spending hours making jus thte right mix to communicate my heartfelt feelings. iTunes just isn't the same thing as when you had to stop the tape at the exact right moment before the next song on the vinyl record began. I'm glad I got to have that experience. I definitely felt closer to music. Good times. Gone times.

 


Beautiful Cook Books For Event Planning

Falling Cloudberries

There's a good reason why reporters protect their sources--it's where their most valuable content and ideas come from. This is true for wedding writers, bloggers, and even planners themselves. You can get a lot of wonderful ideas from wedding blogs (go here to check out the top 100 Wedding blogs to follow). But there are other sources you should use as well. Cookbooks, for example.

My current fave: Falling Cloudberries by Tessa Kiros. This book is just perfect as a wedding/entertaining reference, not only for the delicious food ideas, but also because the author plays homage to her family and its history. She has the most adorable family tree illustration. I could see this idea incorporated into a wedding feast quite easily. After all, the wedding is really a celebration of the past and the future of a family. Your family.

 

This post is a part of a series entitled Eco Chic Weddings//Revisited which expands upon different wedding planning ideas within each chapter of my book, Eco Chic Weddings (Publisher: Hatherleigh Press//Random House, 2007).