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May 26

What’s Goin’ On? An Update from Diann Valentine

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 cannot believe this is my first post of the new year but it proves that I still write my own blogs.  Also, I feel like we are all bombarded with so much on-line content that I know it is best for me to only share when I am truly inspired to do so.  In January we started shooting the first season of I Do Over for WeTV. Now anyone who knows DV, knows that I am a workaholic and enjoy being busy and even sometimes a bit overwhelmed. However, shooting this show both as the host and one of the Executive Producers was challenging, exciting and mind boggling but more rewarding than any other venture in my career span.

So today I share with you the new images that WeTV will use as we gear up to promote the premiere of I Do Over. I also have posted the new network commercial that is currently running on WeTV to promote all of their new shows for the year and it includes yours truly. Please have a look and tell me what you think…


Promo Photo for WeTV’s I Do Over!

New Promotional Photo for WeTV’s I Do Over

New Promotional Photo for WeTV’s I Do Over!

New Promotional Photo for WeTV’s I Do Over!

We do not have an official premiere date yet for I Do Over but there are rumblings of sometime this summer.  I hope you will tune in because when weddings go wrong, baby – I Do Over!

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May 19

Party In a Box from Diann Valentine

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.

While engulfed in the hectic pace of shooting I Do Over, I was blessed with my first ‘party planning’ feature in People magazine. I was tasked to provide tips and a stash of entertaining goodies that every woman should keep at home so she is prepared to host an impromptu gathering at any moment. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and it didn’t hurt that I was in the same issue that my favorite Kardashian graced.

So you know I need to hear from you. Please share with me some of your secret supplies that you keep on hand for an unexpected at home bash!

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February 3

Send a Little Love from Diann Valentine

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.

Life has a way of overwhelming us, filling our calendars and disconnecting us more and more from the people who matter the most. I know I am not alone with my feelings of guilt from moving so fast and failing miserably with staying in touch. My latest venture will help us all do better. I am thrilled to announce my first Limited Edition Greeting Card through a partnership with Tiny Prints. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this delightful fashion-forward greeting is the perfect way to send a little love to all of the girlfriends that build us up and keep us living the fabulous life. And to sweeten the pie even more, we are offering 50% off to every member of the Diann Valentine family.

The greatest quality of my new partnership with Tiny Prints is our commitment to helping you send these fabulous cards with effortless elegance. You can personalize each card with names, photos and special verses to make them your own. Or if you prefer to take my lead, you can opt to use the sample verse I have provided. From fulfilling your special requests to touching up photos, our team of professional designers will pay personal attention to each and every order. We tirelessly search for typos and mistakes to ensure a flawless finished product. We won’t rest until you look your best, and we won’t even charge you for the VIP service.

And to ensure that you receive 50% off your order, please use promo code HEARTGC.  This offer is good until 11:59pm on 02/05/11.

So what is stopping you now? Go ahead and send a little love!

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January 27

A Fashion-Forward Valentine’s Day Card from Diann Valentine

With a name like hers, celebrity wedding planner and Wedding Paper Divas designer Diann Valentine just knew that we’d ask her to take part in the new collection of Valentine’s Day cards available at our parent company, Tiny Prints. After all, who could be a better Valentine’s Day card designer than a woman who has dedicated her life to celebrating love?

Today we’re excited to showcase her fun and flirty design, which features Diann’s own signature blend of heartfelt love and superior style:

Isn’t it cute? And the best part is you can personalize and send just one of these cards at a time to someone special. Check out our brand new Valentine’s Day collection to see the rest of the designs, and as Diann herself would say, keep spreading the love!

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January 13

Thinking Back on 2010 with Diann Valentine

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.

At the start of the year, Diann Valentine wrote:

“I started this year with immense hope while engulfed in more fear than I have experienced in years.  Each morning started with a pit in my stomach from the realization that this must be a pivotal year in my career—a year of transition and growth and risk-taking like never before.  As I now prepare for my yearly ritual of establishing my goals for the forthcoming year, I would do myself a disservice without resting and relishing in the achievements thus far.  So I share with you my most memorable moments of 2010 with hopes that you may see a glimpse of yourself along my journey because I believe that we are all more alike than not—different paths but all taking the same ride!”

Some of Diann’s top moments from 2010 included marrying the man of her dreams, partnering with WeTV as a Wedding Expert and launching her line of wedding invitations and accessories with Wedding Paper Divas.

What are your top moments from 2010? What goals are you setting for 2011? Read Diann’s full article here, then leave us a comment and let us know!

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December 22

Diann Valentine’s Best Interpretation of a Woman’s Love Affair with Pink

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.

For as long as I have been designing weddings, pink has by far been the most requested color of choice for ladies in waiting. I often wonder if it is our mothers’ faults for showering us in pink frills from the moment we are born or if it is something in our DNA that draws us to this soft yummy cotton candy color? As much as advocate for all of the colors in the rainbow, there is no denying that in my battles over pink, it has always prevailed. So in honor of the ultimate Barbie Doll and “Basketball Wives” co-star Jennifer Williams, I am sharing for the first time a full glimpse into her celebration at The One and Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas and how she challenged us all to rise to the occasion and give her exactly what the wanted…only Valentine Style!

The Great Wall

Scott Corridan’s Amazing Bouquet

Jennifer Williams in a Custom Blush Pink Ines Di Santos Masterpiece!

An Intimate Sweetheart Table

The Custom Bisazza Tile Tabletop

The Wedding Cake and Centerpiece of their Celebration

My Favorite Moment—The First Dance!

Jennifer in another Gorgeous Custom Ines Di Santos Masterpiece

The Best Party of Her Life!

The Look of Love

Fireworks Close out the Evening!

As mentioned last week, I get a tremendous amount of credit for the magic that “we” create but it takes a small army to turn a regular Saturday night into a magical memory, so please allow me to thank some of the DRV team that helped turn this one into reality: Scott Corridan, Julie Dunn, Erin Earls, Robert Hansen, Brent Jongeward , Dinah Knowles, Mike Shauger, Seth Santoro, Mickie Valentine, Riann Valentine and a host of many more hard working busy bees!

So do share, what is the project color that you would like to remix?

‘Tis the season to celebrate in style,

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December 9

Diann Valentine’s Best of 2010…

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.

As this year winds down, I’ve been contemplating how I could possibly recap all of its highs and lows, successes and failures, triumphs and accomplishments. I used to be someone who constantly obsessed over achieving the next goal as soon as one was completed, forgetting to savor the moment, rest in the victory and enjoy the journey. So for the remainder of this year, I will go through my list of “Best Of” in various categories and random occurrences throughout my career.

This year has been filled with so much travel, as I have logged almost 100,000 miles in the air. In the midst of the craziness I paused for an intimate wedding for some long-time clients that have believed in the DRV brand for years. My reward is never in the size of the budget, the celebrity guest list or the media accolades, but rather it is the satisfaction of knowing that I have nailed an idea…helped a woman’s heart sing and managed to make a mark on the hearts of two people for the rest of their lives. Herein lies my Best Wedding of 2010.

I get a tremendous amount of credit for the magic that ‘we’ create, but it takes a small army to turn a regular Saturday night into a magical memory, so please allow me to thank some of the DRV team that helped turn this one into reality. Genia Abram, Greg Davis, Alan Dunn, Julie Dunn, Erin Earls, Amy Groth, Robert Hansen, Brent Jongeward , Kobie Kenon, Nathan Megaw, Ryan Megaw, Mike Shauger, Seth Santoro, Mickie Valentine, Riann Valentine and a host of many more hard-working busy bees!

So, do share, what is the project that meant the most to you this year?

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November 11

Wedding Central’s “If the Shoe Fits” with Diann Valentine

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.

In celebration of its launch on Time Warner Cable, WEDDING CENTRAL hosted a special event in NYC yesterday morning called, “IF THE SHOE FITS.” Twenty brides-to-be headed out from Times Square, hopped on the subway and rode downtown to Madison Square Park where a 20-foot stiletto heel filled with shoe boxes awaited them.

The first bride to find a pair of high-end designer shoes that fit won a $5,000 cash prize plus a huge prize package that includes a wedding design consultation with me, a case of Moreno BHLV California Sparkling Wine from a Limited Edition Collection that I have in development, a copy of Weddings Valentine Style, custom invitations from Ceci New York and a gorgeous wedding cake from Ron Ben-Israel.

I had the privilege of hosting the event and truly enjoyed celebrating this amazing accomplishment for Wedding Central and interacting with all of my sisters in L-O-V-E! Khloe Kardashian was on-site as a special celebrity guest judge, and she helped declare the winner along with fellow Wedding Central expert Ceci Johnson.

Me, Khloe Kardashian and Ceci Johnson preparing for a day of fun!

DV with My “Game Face” On!

DV with “My Sister From Another Mother” Ceci Johnson

The Calm Before The Storm!

The Day Beginning at Times Square for our Brides!

Then a subway ride to Madison Park!


Introducing our Panel of Judges!

The Race Begins!

The Search Gets Very Competitive!

Stacey Steele Takes Home the Grand Prize and a Gorgeous Pair of Christian Louboutins!

…and two bottles of Moreno California Sparkling Wine along with a copy of Weddings Valentine Style!

Me with our Grand Prize winner Stacey Steele, Wedding Central GM Kim Martin and Ceci Johnson!

Congratulations Stacey…your tenacity and determination to find the shoe with the perfect fit made us all proud! I look forward to helping you celebrate in style!

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November 4

Diann Valentine’s Condo Remix

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.

One of my favorite interior projects was the redesign of a small condo that was screaming for a transformation. My client and I shared a love of vivacious color, and she allowed my imagination to scurry about as I reinterpreted the next phase of her residential life.

She communicated that her living room and dining room were where she spent most of her time, so the first task at hand was to eliminate the yellow walls. The main purpose for this space was for getting cozy on the sofa to watch a good movie, entertaining in the evenings or taking an afternoon nap. This space was simply too bright for its intended use. The deep aubergine created a sexy atmosphere for a single professional woman at the prime of her life and career.

The fireplace was my favorite element! The modern mantle with a metallic chrome finish, the octagon tiles in gunmetal, the Swarovski crystal fireplace screen and the Doberman were gorgeous additions for this room!

The master bedroom was next! It was not representative of the perky personality who sat across from me describing how she woke every morning to the sunlight creeping in full of joy and expectancy for the day ahead. Using glorious textiles and wallpaper from Osborne & Little and Liberty Furnishings, I gave her master bedroom a face lift that matched her zest for life!

The dressing room and vanity required a complete overhaul!

The kitchen was also in need of a witty update using the existing space. EuroStone counter tops in Bruno with mirrored flecks anchored the kitchen, while the iridescent lavender groovy stixx tile back splash reflected beautifully off of the black and stainless steel appliances.

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October 21

Finishing Touches: Diann Valentine’s Tip of the Week

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.

A gorgeous room is often anchored with a series of beautiful tables that usher in a celebratory atmosphere. There is no better reward for a true designer than observing as invited guests ascend into a space and gasp with astonishment from the splendor that engulfs them. I designed my first “X” table while shooting TNT’s Wedding Day at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. The enormous family-style setting comprised of lush florals from Shirvan Designs, custom linens and chair covers from Wildflower Linens and custom-designed place mats from artist PeQue enveloped the ballroom. However, it was the smallest details such as the custom napkin ring I designed for Martin Lawrence’s summer wedding that became the icing on the cake.

Many may have considered the fine embroidered silk linens and gold leaf candles to be sufficient, but I recognized something was absent. The dowel detail on a wrought iron gate inspired me to fabricate a similar shaped napkin ring adorned with jewels and accented with place cards from my Perfect Peonies design suite of invitations to complete the design blueprint.

And for this romantic celebration, artist PeQue custom painted a canvas aisle runner with the same salutation that the groom left on every love note he penned to his love during their courting years…eternally yours!


So when the occasion summons you to orchestrate your next soiree, remember that fabulous design is all in the details!

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