Memorial day weekend mentally marks the start of summer!  The end of school, swimming, summer camp, vacations, fireworks and the lazy hazy days of summer loom ahead of us with expectancy.  Usually, a wedding being officiated by a Jewish clergy has signaled the start of wedding season.  (A weekend with a Monday off is always a blessing for a couple who wants a Sunday wedding with a reception that goes all night!)  What better way…


Who doesn’t love Ice Cream? My parents went to a Real Modern Jewish Wedding in Atlanta just last month.  On the return, my father posted this on his Facebook page, “If ice cream is around, Sandy will find. Her three loves, Michele, baseball and ice cream, not necessarily in this order.” along with this picture of my Mom. With love for ice cream like that in my genes (and my love for the dessert bar)…


You can grill!  Food Network Chefs have a whole Grilling Central of menus and recipes for you!  But, there are catering considerations for your outdoor event, especially for a Modern Jewish Wedding!  The Knot has great ideas on how to take the fond memories we all have of summer grilling and making them elegant enough for even the most traditional of Jewish brides! But, for me it’s all about Dessert! If ever the mantra, “Life…


“Bears Will Win 10 Superbowls in a Row!” At least that was the prediction made by a guest at Christie and Shane’s wedding when asked what the next 20 years held for the couple. You see, Shane is a coach for the Chicago Bears. We’re always amazed at the creative things couples do for their weddings and how they use the cameras we send them for their DIY wedding video. When superstar Chicago wedding planner…


A friend, Julie Lara, whose business it is to “help busy professionals take their careers and lives to the next level by making important changes in their appearance, behavior and communication skills,” made a post on Facebook about National Etiquette Week.  It reminded me of earlier this summer when I was lucky enough to enjoy Step-Mom night out twice in one week.  Both evenings, my enjoyment was slightly hampered by a rude guest!  One night…

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