GARDEN WEDDINGS Many years ago I attended a beautiful garden...



                                           GARDEN WEDDINGS

Many years ago I attended a beautiful garden wedding in a backyard full of special gardens, gazebos and pools. What an incredible opportunity to share your new life together with family and friends in your own backyard! Rain threatened but in the end the evening was glorious as the pictures here reveal. In fact a year later, another wedding was held in the same spot but felt totally different. It is remarkable how each bride can make her experience unique. It is one of the things I like most about working with brides!  

OUR WINNER! I am honored to present our winner for the Mothers...



OUR WINNER!

 

I am honored to present our winner for the Mothers Day Contest. Here is her story:

 

“It is so hard for me to articulate verbally sometimes, so I am grateful for the opportunity to use writing to show appreciation for my Mother.  This wonderfully unique gift comes at a perfect time and is very appropriate this Mother’s Day.  Six months ago my husband left our family.  Losing a spouse no matter how or why requires time to grieve.  Doing this with a 2 and 6 year old that require my time and love is difficult.  Especially when they are grieving too. There was no hesitation from my mother to jump in and help out in anyway she could. I had been a stay-at-home-mom for 5 years and she had just entered retirement. I know she was looking forward to a nice relaxing lifestyle after many years of hard work.  But instead she was faced with helping me raise my girls so that I could go back to work. Whether it be taking the kids for me, listening to me grieve, or doing my dishes for me.  She is there. Often I come home to a vacuumed house, clean bathroom, and laundry done.  Having these things done for me allows me the time to nurture and care for my girls.  These services are invaluable.  During this time I have realized how important family is to each other. How it really does take a village. This Mother’s Day she deserves nothing less than a gift that is unique and heartfelt. A gift that someone put their heart into to make, as she has put her heart into her family.  I am very grateful!  Thank you.”

 

Dining By Design 2014 What a privilege to be part of this fabulous event! Dining By Design in Kansas...

Dining By Design 2014

What a privilege to be part of this fabulous event! Dining By Design in Kansas City funds HIV and AIDS related education and prevention in our city. This event was founded in Kansas City and has been embraced in many major cities across the country. I am so proud of the talent and dedication I saw first hand from the set up to the clean up and everything in between. Richard...

Motherhood The toughest most rewarding job in the world! On May...



Motherhood

The toughest most rewarding job in the world! On May 11th we will celebrate Mom’s everywhere on Festa della Mamma (Mother’s Day). Creating a special day for Mom is the focus from eating out to flowers to special cards and poems and, in Italy, it often includes a heart shaped cake. Unofficially, Mother’s Day in Italy began with celebrations of the Roman goddess of marriage and motherhood, Juno, meaning vital force - quite appropriate for Italian mammas. We all know incredible moms whether they are our children, our mothers, grandmothers, friends who are mothers etc. We want to hear about your favorite mom and why she holds this place in your heart. The subject of the best submission will receive the gift above as a surprise for Mother’s Day and we will share her story along with a picture of her and her gift(if you send one) on Monday the 12th here and on our facebook page. More details on submission coming soon at www.facebook.com/mymodigliani

Wedding Season When I was a bride, June was the most popular month to get married without a doubt....

Wedding Season

 

When I was a bride, June was the most popular month to get married without a doubt. Now in this age of destination weddings, work schedules, and families spread across the globe, weddings have become popular all year round. In our family, we have had a backyard wedding in June, a church wedding in December, a destination wedding in March, and a wedding in a winery in October. Each...

Spring Baskets Finally Spring is here and we are ready! It is a time for renewal of spirit as we...

Spring Baskets

 

Finally Spring is here and we are ready! It is a time for renewal of spirit as we watch nature wake up with flowers blooming, spring storms brewing and a clean scent in the air. 

Whether or not you celebrate Easter, you will appreciate the evolved Italian tradition of the chocolate Easter Egg. Chocolate artisans will create a decorated egg around the subject of your choice....