Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wedding at The Green Building


Thanks to Allison and Steve for inviting me along on their wedding planning journey. It was quite the ride! I am so grateful they trusted me to help them plan and coordinate their day. I'm thrilled they enlisted the expertise of a few of my favorite wedding professionals and loved the new ones they introduced me to, also. Hello Ample Hill! The slate table numbers were designed by Allison's creative mom. And one of the best decisions they made, was renting an Air B&B kitty corner from The Green Building. Having the wedding head quarters, where the bride, her bridal party and family had hair, make-up and got dressed literally steps from the ceremony and reception was this wedding planner's dream.

Photographer Angela Gaspar Photography          Venue: The Green Building                                          Wedding Planner: Tammy Golson Events    Catering: Fig and Pig            Ice Cream: Ample Hill    Florist: G! Designs                   Hair: Lauren Potthoff              Make-up: Krista Mooney             Rentals: Broadway Rental 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

You’re invited to a virtual party

We are so excited to devote tomorrow to our business and all those who love and support us! 

You’re invited to a virtual party of blog posts, pictures, advice, vendor love, giveaways, contests and more! 

We are so grateful to those who have trusted us in the past and excited to connect with our newly engaged friends and future clients on facebook and Instagram. 

Please join us tomorrow as we celebrate favorite moments from the past 9 years, make announcements and look to the future. 

Meanwhile, if you have questions or subjects you’d like me to address or discuss on the blog, via facebook on Instagram, let me know and just maybe I’ll go live and talk about your topic!

Happy Thursday!



Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Hope your holiday season is starting off well. Our December has been so joyful already. Our niece and nephew from Wisconsin payed us a  very special visit. We had three incredible days with my brother and his amazing children,  exploring Boston, celebrating Christmas, a quick trip to the North Pole and lots of time for cuddles, cocoa and fun at home. Then we had a few friends over for our annual tree trimming party. I love that it's a representation of where we are in our life and a true mix. This year was no different, we had newbys and veteran tree trimmers alike in attendance helping us kick off the festivities.

I saw stunning pictures from my African client's wedding today and heard from a great new couple getting married in New Hampshire. Love reflecting on past projects and knowing there is exciting things on the horizon. I am so looking forward to what 2017 has in store. Hope you are allowing yourself time to relax and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this glorious season.

I am loving this little Polaroid pix I took when testing the instax camera after I put in new film. It captures the tree trimming table and our home just perfectly. My husband has had the Thomas Kinkade table top tree longer than he's known me. I love that I've made incorporating it into my table decor a tradition. The flowers are from Whole Foods, in milk glass vases that belonged to my mom. The wallpaper was from our home's previous owners, but we dig it. The BELIEVE banner was a last minute impulse buy at Target.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Bridal Shower and Rehearsal Dinner Venues on the North Shore

Planning a Shower? Rehearsal Dinner? Party? Intimate Wedding? 

A dear friend's cousin reached out to me recently looking for venue recommendations for a bridal shower she is hosting on the North Shore. I was thrilled to come up with this short list of places for her and am happy to share it here as well. 
Turner's: in Salem: has a great private room upstairs, serves excellent seafood and is in a great location. 
L’Andana: I have not been yet, but I have heard great things about the food.
Davio’s : We love Davio’s. It’s menu is excellent, decor is clean, almost modern and traditional, a very pleasant experience.  There are several locations. I've been to three, all were consistently good!
Nahant Country Club: It’s quaint, a little old fashion, but charming and very traditional for a shower and in beautiful Nahant.                                                                                                                       Ocean View Nahant: I love Nahant.
Strega Prime: Old School- Dark/ Sexy- Steak House
Two more casual, alternative, fun places that have private room and built in entertainment are Kings for bowling or Dave and Busters.
What venues am I missing? Do you have other treasured gems in the North Shore you adore?  
If you're not in the Boston area and struggling to find a suitable venue for your next special event, think about where you like to eat and consider what you like to do on weekends and the hotels in your area. 

*BONUS VENUE:  I was eager to check out the new Beauport Hotel in Gloucester. It did not disappoint. It delivered in food, service, decor and views. It's perfect for an upscale nautical vibe! 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Top of the Hub

We celebrated a phenomenal man last week. My wonderful father in-law turned 75! We needed a celebration fitting of such an occasion, so in lieu of a big party, my mother in-law gathered seven of us for an intimate dinner at Top of the Hub. It was his first visit to this popular Boston restaurant that sits on the 52nd floor of the  Prudential Building, so he was thrilled and so surprised and happy that his grand daughters were there to make this monumental birthday even more special. While we all enjoyed the stunning views of the city skyline and delicious food, we certainly missed the North Carolina crew!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Oh Donna

"Oh, Donna, Oh, Donna
Oh, Donna, Oh, Donna
I had a girl
Donna was her name
Since she left me
I've never been the same
Cause I love my girl
Donna, where can you be? Where can you be?
Now that you're gone
I'm left all alone
All by myself
To wander and roam
Cause I love my girl
Donna, where can you be? Where can you be?
Well, darlin', now that you're gone
I don't know what I'll do
All the time and all my love for you"

September is my month, now it's our month and while the last few years have tested my love of this beautiful month, I'm determined to take it back. Those I've lost would want it that way. While I'm sure I'll be sad today, and sometimes it's good to let yourself be sad, I'm going to find special ways to honor and remember my mom- more than usual-on the two year "anniversary" of her passing.  My sister in-law has a diet coke ready to drink in my mom's honor and tootsie roll pops to give the kids. Their grandma always had tootsie roll pops. I've written much in my grief but have been reluctant to share since this is my event planning blog, but this month- anything goes, grief and all. I am committing to blogging all month to see where it will take me. Though life isn't easy, at all, I am proud of the life I've built and continue to build. It's interesting, colorful, fun and optimistic and hopefully by sharing more I'll inspire others to live large, do more, be intentional and enrich their journeys. 

What are some of your goals this month?  Do you have any creative ways to remember and honor loved ones you've lost?

Thursday, September 1, 2016

First Day of School

Happy September!
Happy 1st day of Kindergarten and Preschool to my dear nephew and niece. I was fortunate this past weekend to spend three luxurious days loving them up and being love by them. Their unconditional affection is intoxicating. I adore them so wholeheartedly, being their aunt is one of my greatest joys.

Together we explored a bit of Chicago, visited their local farmers' market, played in the mud, went down water slides, jumped off the diving boards, swam, told jokes, read books, laughed a lot and loved. It was truly an incredible weekend!

I hope the butterflies in their bellies this morning inspire great things as they begin their educational journey. I hope their beautiful character will attract and ignite wonderful life long friendships. I hope today will unleash a thirst for knowledge, nurture their passion for books and reading and continue to develop their curiosities. I am confident that their sense of joy, respect for others and fun personalities are going to serve them well in school and life.

Aunt Tammy