{ se-läh-vē } is the pronunciation of the French phrase C'est La Vie, meaning "that's life" or "that's how things go." The original phrase carries a bit of a negative connotation and is generally used as a term of surrender; surrender to life's lemons. But we at { se-läh-vē } believe that we don't just surrender, we take those lemons and make lemonade!

The purpose of this blog isn't just to showcase the events we've coordinated or give you helpful tips and pointers, but it's to journal and document the families we've encountered and the moments we've been a part of, where they took time out of their busy schedules to really look back on their lives and count their blessings...and simply put, to celebrate and have a good time! My hope is that this blog will inspire you to do the same in your own life!

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Wedding Epiphany

epiph·a·ny  \i-ˈpi-fə-nē\ : an illuminating discovery, realization or disclosure

We all start out having an original idea of what we want our Big Day to look like and how we imagine it to go and then we begin talking to friends, reading wedding magazines and getting sucked into the ever-so-growing World of Blog.  We then get bombarded with so much information and so many ideas that we lose sight of everything that was important to us when we first started planning.

I guess that would be my first advice to all those brides planning a wedding out there: if you're finding yourself a little overwhelmed by all of the details and you feel frustrated because things aren't coming together the way you imagined, take a moment to reflect on what is important to you. Think about the things you want to celebrate; the things you want others to celebrate with you. Ultimately, this day isn't just about how beautiful your floral arrangements are or how unique your party favors may be, but it's to celebrate the love that you've shared and the commitment you've made for the days to come.

The wedding industry is huge and the resources available is innumerous.  It can either be a source of inspiration or a stumbling block when trying to get all of your details to cohesively come together.  If you don't have a strong foundation of what is important to you and what direction you're going, you're going to end up being very overwhelmed, very frustrated and very confused. Worst of all, you'll end up having a wedding that is a hodge podge of everyone else's ideas and there won't be an ounce of personalization to a day that is devoted to you and your special someone. To me, that is a very sad story to tell.  But fortunately, I think most Brides (if not all) at some point in their planning process come to that moment of clarity when everything comes back into perspective...hence, the birth of the Wedding Epiphany (coined by my very own Bride, who emailed me as soon as her's came to her!)  According to this Bride, "It completely liberates you from the stress of planning and allows you to enjoy the process once again!"

Hope this helps!


  1. Hope this will help me.. some day... hahah but it is the same with life, remembering what (or Who Is) is the most important in life =)

  2. Awww, Christina I hope it helps you one day as well! And yes, it's always good to take a moment to re-prioritize for life in general...just makes things so much more peaceful.