Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Corner Makeover

I've been doing a lot of thinking about my life lately - and one of the things I've realised is that I just don't get around as much as I used to.

The more I connect with other wedding professionals, the more I wish I could be ubiquitous.

Photographers, calligraphers, veil designers, florists, musicians, designers, cake makers, bloggers ...

So much talent and creativity!

It struck me that it would be great fun to travel around the globe and meet all of these people in person. That, in turn, got me thinking about the people I've come across who live in the US. And from there my thoughts spiralled to the people I really do know personally. Local businesses, the brides I make jewelry for (near and far), and people I know who make a difference in the industry.

All of this percolated in my brain for a while - and two days ago I woke up knowing exactly what I wanted to do.

In the spirit of all of the above, lili's corner is getting a makeover.
Starting August 2nd 2010, I'll be using the following format.

Inspiration Mondays
Mondays will be devoted to wedding-related features, with the occasional inspiration board (most likely based on the work of people being showcased that week), and the occasional real wedding (if anyone wants to share).

Connecticut Tuesdays
I live in Connecticut and want to showcase local (and for that read all of Connecticut) businesses and professionals.

Wanderlust Wednesdays
This will be the day I showcase people from around the globe (including the rest of the US) who work in the wedding industry.

Thursdays With lili
A day devoted to a variety of topics (including jewelry). Think of it as ... Editor's Pick.

Bride Fridays / Giveaways
I intend to follow a few brides getting married between August and December of 2011). The plan is to keep up with them over the course of the year; hear their proposal stories, share their engagement shoot photos, and then eventually publish the photos of their wedding. I want to check in with them once every two months or so - and see where they are in their planning and what's going on with them.

On Fridays I will also host a giveaway from someone who has been showcased during that particular week. If there is no giveaway for any reason then I'll put out a piece of my jewelry.

I have some marvelous people lined up - and look forward to sharing their talents and wisdom with you!


  1. An Excellent Idea! Can't wait :)

  2. Thanks!. Just got word that I've filled my Canada quota for Bride Fridays. Super Super excited because it's going to be a 2-day wedding and sure to be spectacular and full of amazing details!

  3. I love these ideas for each day! Love the local idea and telling stories about where you live. And the real bride idea...ahem! LOL! Did you ever have that giveaway from BridalTweet? And I was wondering if you still wanted to do a guestpost for AllWomenStalk on your beautiful jewelry or even just some pointers for real brides. Have a great weekend!

  4. You do realise I am coming after YOU next, right? So that you can share your wisdom from the newly-married seat, lol. And yes ... the winner of the BT contest got back to me yesterday, so I'll be announcing that over the next few days. And yes indeed ... guestpost with giveaway for AllWomenStalk is firmly in my planner for mid_August, if that's okay with you. I will be in touch!



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