We’re happy to bring you this weekly tip from celebrity wedding planner and Wedding Paper Divas stationery designer, Diann Valentine. To shop for her designs, check out our Diann Valentine collection.
I knew that the heart of wedding season was the perfect time to introduce I Do Over to my respected colleagues in the wedding industry but deciding on the best city was my quandary. Atlanta had been good to me over the years and always embraced my presence so it seemed like the best logical choice. And with my birthday being in early July, it also seemed to be the perfect excuse to throw a great party and offer an early preview of I Do Over. And a great party is exactly what transpired in Atlanta on July 14th. Unlike all DRV productions and personal parties I have hosted myself, I was able to actually be a guest and simply enjoy every single minute of it!
I’ve prepared so long for this moment!
The invitations were created using my signature collection from Wedding Paper Divas. I altered the design and the colors to create a custom version of the Artistic Waves suite to coincide with the design of the party. Mike Colon gave us great images from the show to offer guests a sneak peek of some of the design perspective they can expect when I Do Over premieres.
Artistic Waves Suite from the Diann Valentine Wedding Stationery Collection!
There was no chance of a great party without my I Do Over team and entourage with me to celebrate. My stylist Jason Sky could not attend but he made sure I represented for the night in this gorgeous Angela Dean gown! Tiffany Pompey was our Design Coordinator and carefully executed my vision for the design of each wedding. Cece Counts was our Entertainment Coordinator and worked tirelessly to book all sorts of talent including R&B crooner/Actor Chaz Shepherd. D. Micah Lindsey was our Family Coordinator and attended to all of the needs of the families of our brides. Stephanie Scribner was our Logistics Coordinator and worked hand in hand with our Wedding Producer Paula Bond to ensure that every detail was planned to perfection. Leo Eley was my one man glam squad who worked tirelessly on my hair and make-up and created the best wedding night looks I’ve ever had. And my baby-girl Riann Valentine was our Guest Coordinator and worked closely with our Supervising Producer to ensure our brides guests made it to each wedding especially since they were only given 5 days notice.
The ‘I Do Over’ Entourage
Cece Counts, Leo Eley, DV, Riann Valentine, D. Micah Lindsey, Tiffany Pompey, Stephanie Scribner
WEtv’s Suzanne Murch
I have produced several high-profile celebrity weddings in Atlanta so I thought it would be a good market for me to introduce I Do Over in an intimate setting. However, I had no idea that the event community would embrace us with such a phenomenal show of support. What started out as a simple conversation with my friend Stacie Francombe of Inspire Smart Success turned into a wonderful experience with all sorts of blossoming friendships.
Stacie Francombe and DV
To read the rest of Diann’s post, visit her Project Love Blog.
Keep spreading the love,