I have asked my favorite wedding pros in the NYC area to tell me all about their experience working on weddings that have hired a wedding designer, like me! Today you will hear from planner extraordinaire, Lauren Sozmen, owner of Loli Events which is a full-service event planning firm based in New York and Paris.

Lauren takes extreme care and interest in her couples, making sure that they are paired with the perfect vendors who bring their personalities and visions to life.














Their answer to our question,

Have you worked on a wedding that has also hired a wedding designer or stylist?

If yes, how did having the wedding designer to collaborate with on that wedding impact your work?

“Yes, I have worked with a wedding designer on several occasions and it was wonderful every time.  As a planner, I spend pretty much all of my time dealing with logistics and coordination.  I truly think that injecting lots of personality and creativity into each and every wedding is what makes it super special and different from all the other weddings. Very often a client and I will start talking about design ideas and develop a story and my job is to make sure that these ideas and stories become a reality.  This is where the wedding designer comes in.  Whether it is an installation, or creative day of paper items, or end of night favors, that designer can create it all for me and fully customized to my clients needs.  Brides and grooms are usually much more creative than they think and it is just a matter of executing their ideas properly.  

I will add that it is a good idea to work with the same wedding designer on a particular wedding as it will keep everything cohesive and truly tell the story.  Every wedding designer has a different style and it is simply a matter of matching the right designer to the right couple. “

A BIG thank you to Lauren for sharing her awesome work and opinion on hiring a wedding designer.

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Our Maternity Photos

September 3, 2014
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-If you follow me on instagram, you’ll know that little baby Dean made his appearance three weeks ago. He has finally decided to give in and enjoy his swing, which means that I now have five minutes to post about our amazing maternity photos. Thank you Fisher-Price for creating the ugliest, yet most useful, piece of baby equipment.

Let’s be honest for a second. I’ve always thought that maternity photos were cheesy and lame. A quick scroll through Facebook reveals childhood friends posing in fields holding their bulging bellies while wearing long, striped, maxi dresses. I never thought they were for me. Until I got pregnant. Now that I’m not pregnant anymore, I kind of wish there were more photos of my belly when he was in there squirming around. Luckily, my extremely talented friend, Judy Pak, spent the afternoon with Adam and I to capture my girth on film.

These photos are around our neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. I’ve lived here, in the same building, for 8 years. To have Dean’s first neighborhood documented is such a treasure!



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  1. Lauren

    Hey! If there is an internship position open or if you would like an intern please let me know. I have completed two years at the Savannah College of Art and Design, interior design program and I am now taking a break to get some experience! Let me know if you’d like to know more about me. Thank you.
    Lauren Davenport


images, left to right: raw color, Wit & DelightThe Cake Blog.

Today’s palette is brought to you by a reader request. Yay! Elizabeth, the bride, wrote:

“I love navy for our fall wedding. 

Everything I’m finding on the internet uses silver, yellow, or a nautical theme to tie things together, but I’m more drawn to metallics (especially golds and bronze), wood and lots of natural greenery but in a non-rustic or shabby-chic way.  
I think this is why my florist thinks I’m crazy. :)
Sounds beautiful, right? Her quick description of what she’s envisioning led me to put together this palette of deep navy, forest green, and metallic gold. Accented with light blues, grays, and bronze, it’s the navy look without being nautical. For the decor, I’m thinking sheer navy linen tablecloths topped with overflowing vases of natural greens and tons of gold and bronze accents.

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