Wedding Intervention

So I was out to lunch with my dear friend DeNae (whom you all should be reading religiously since her blog is probably your best chance at getting into Heaven with your sense of humor still intact), and she started talking about her eldest son’s upcoming nuptials. He’s getting married next month.

Now, he’s up in Logan, UT and she’s in Vegas, and the wedding is scheduled to take place in Salt Lake. I’m sure you’re thinking what I’m thinking, how in the heck do you put on a wedding reception in a town that no one lives in?

“So, what’s your plan for the reception?” I asked, the closet wedding planner in me just itching to hear every detail.

“Well, I guess I’ll get here a day or two early and pick up some plastic tablecloths…”

WHAT??? Plastic tablecloths? A day or two early? Who’s going to do the tablescapes, the centerpieces, the guest book, framing the cake table…where’s the planning?

For those of you who don’t know this side of me, it’s kind of a disease. I love events. I love to plan them, decorate them, attend them. True, with four small children I don’t get to put these skills to the test much anymore, but they’re there, dormantly awaiting the sunlight. While some of you fall asleep to visions of waves crashing on a hot beach, I drift off to visions of flower arrangements and centerpieces.

It will come as no shock to you that at this point in the conversation I staged a wedding intervention. And, because DeNae’s greatest strength is humor, she happily passed the glue gun to me with carte blanche. That’s right, as long as this thing has purple and silver, I can do whatever I waaaannnnt.

It’s gonna be good.

So here’s what I need from you. Due to a previously scheduled trip to California, I am missing the wedding. So, I need a group of highly organized bloggers who love DeNae and are willing to handle the setup for me. It kills me to miss it, and while I love Mickey, I personally love wedding planning more. If you are a blogger with an interest in helping me out on the big day, please email me at

DeNae wants YOU to help out with her son’s wedding so she and her family can enjoy their day. You game?


  1. Email me the date and the details. If it’s after Matt takes the Bar exam, I’ll JUMP at the opportunity to leave him with the kids.

  2. I live in dang Idaho. I could do something if you can think of it. When is it?
    I’m a total lamo with events…….no creativity AT ALL!

    I would do anything to get into heaven with DeNae.
    I’m sure her patch of heaven will be a scream.

    I do know how to dip chocolates, if that would help.

  3. Man! I wish I lived in Utah. How exciting (slash stressful) to have a wedding set up by people you don’t really even know!

  4. P.S. thank you for introducing me to DeNae’s blog. She is hilarious!

  5. You know I am in.

  6. I love DeNae. I would almost travel from NC to put some southern spin on her son’s wedding reception, because I, too, am known for a certain flair for putting on memorable (in a good way) events. But it’s probably not in the cards for this one. Good luck!

  7. I love DeNae like a sister so…I’ll pick up the food! Hee-hee! Again, I just can’t thank you enough for doing this for her. You’re such a great friend. And look at our cute KP up there, you know she’s in!

    Everyone who meets DeNae (in real life or in blog-land) loves her. I really will do more than pick up food as long as it doesn’t require much of me on the actual day.

    Thanks to you and everyone who volunteers (in advance) for doing this!!! Love you!

  8. Whatever you can think of for me to do from the boondocks (extreme so Az) I’m in. I make some amazing mints. Even have molds & all. Made 600 of the darn things for my own wedding. Wait. Do people still do things like that? Seriously. If it’s something I can do from afar, count me in.

    My sister makes beautiful wedding cakes only she’s in St George. I LOVE DeNae’s blog. Just wish she could write more frequently. I laughed for two days after her girls camp post.

  9. I would so love to help but the DH is in a sort of mid-life crisis, and if I take on one more project, no matter the cause, he may divorce me. I am so sorry!

  10. My very first reaction is yes—please can I help?! I love weddings. Then I remember that I have zero artistic or creative ability and maybe I should take it back?

    But, when is it? I’d love to help if it’s something that requires setting up pretty things and not actually creating them:)

    Too bad I’m not getting married anytime soon. I’d love to give you another excuse to do a wedding.

  11. Why is it that the call for bloggers to come help set up a wedding for a stranger doesn’t seem all that odd coming from here?! I would help, but I got stopped at the highly organized part. I feel the same way about planning parties, wedding, etc. I don’t know if it’s the interior designer in me or the unspoken need to gather the woman folk to decorate for the wedding. I’m sure you’ll do great! And you should totally post pics! Yay!

  12. When is the big event?
    I would love to help if I can.

  13. It’s on like Donkey Kong.

  14. Maybe – it’s in June, right? I could be in Utah in June … email me.

  15. Oh. My. Gosh. I love you so much. And I love every single one of these commenters, even the ones who would come if they could but can’t. Whoever says blogging is a waste of time does NOT get it. I never would have met darling women like you, Anniebelle, if it weren’t for blogging.

    How can you not be at the wedding?? That’s the only part of all of this that just STINKS!!

  16. I’m in. Like a skinny girl in a gym.

  17. Also, do they have a photographer? Just read NieNie and she’s having a Justin Hackworth wedding photography give away.

    I really need to learn how to inbed addresses.

  18. I love DeNae. I love decorating for weddings and other things. Unfortunately, I’m probably a leetle bit too far away for this one. Darn it! You rock for taking this on, and I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

  19. Just Holler if you need extra help. DaNae, I silently worship at your blogging feets, Annie, I’m in Orem so not to far I’m a whiz at food for a crowd, also a closet wedding planner. Plastic table clothes???? Gasp!

  20. I’m not a blogger but i read them,, and i love denae. I live 1 hour and 15 minutes from salt lake and i am so game. Denae has my email.


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