Monday, October 28, 2013

Rams TE Jared Cook marries Lana Cook in Atlanta - Wedding Planned & Design by Tiffany Cook

This wedding was one of my power planning weddings, the bride Lana Colston was in the middle of a major life move from Tennessee to St Louis as her husband to be NFL TE Jared Cook had just signed with the St Louis Rams. I knew besides the shorter planning timeframe the bride would be house shopping, packing their current home, researching movers, then unpacking and furniture shopping. All this before she even thought about any wedding planning. Thank goodness she already had her gown and venue because I'm not sure if she would have kept her sanity if she had to add those items to her long list. Don't get me wrong Lana was a trooper, in fact she had more energy than the energizer bunny and got things done, this is just a ton to have on your plate while you are planning one of the most important days of your life!

I took over from the planning perspective to free Lana up to handle their move and made it easy for Lana to show up and make decisions. In the end after only getting to meet with Lana three times before the week of her wedding things went off without a hitch. 

Lana Cook's stunning Pink Wedding gown

Lana Cook's 2nd gown for her wedding to NFL TE Jared Cook

Such a precious moment between the Cook girls

The future Mrs. Jared Cook pre ceremony

Lana Colston soon to be Cook 

Jared Cook just prior to his wedding ceremony

Ceremony sparkle factor for Lana & Jared Cook designed by NFL Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook 

The perfect ceremony setting for this wonderful couple Lana & Jared Cook
Wedding planned & designed by Tiffany Cook of Dream Design Weddings / Tiffany Cook Events

Luxury ceremony setting consisting of romantic white draped canopy with crystal cuff tie backs, crystal chandeliers and a stunning illuminated ceremony platform
designed by NFL / Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook for Lana & Jared Cook

Lana & Jared Cook wedding ceremony
by Tiffany Cook

Lana & her husband Jared Cook wedding reception room reveal
The room reveal is a great opportunity for the bride & groom to take everything in but also by far my favorite moment for me as the planner aside from getting the bride down the aisle.
Jared Cook & his wife Lana Cook
Wedding planning & design by Tiffany Cook
The Cook's & The Cook's - Lana & Jared Cook & John & Tiffany Cook 

Another VERY happy Tiffany Cook bride. Thank you Lana for sharing these moments of your special day with me!

This was a great way to include the bride & groom's loved ones that had past away so they could still be a part of the wedding. 

Lana & Jared Cook wedding reception at the Georgia Aquarium designed by Tiffany Cook 
Wedding planning & design for Lana & Jared Cook by Tiffany Cook of Dream Design Weddings
This spectacular custom designed crystal wedding cake by Celebrity Cake Master Mark Lotti of Classic Cakes and Cheesecakes 
Custom crystal cake table by Tiffany Cook of Dream Design Weddings

This spectacular crystal wedding cake by Celebrity Cake Master Mark Lotti of Classic Cakes and Cheesecakes 

Jared & Lana Cook wedding reception at the Georgia Aquarium. Wedding planning & design by
Atlanta's Top Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook

Lana & Jared Cook wedding reception by Tiffany Cook at the Georgia Aquarium

Gorgeous Atlanta wedding reception for NFL TE Jared Cook & his wife Lana Cook at the Georgia Aquarium planned & designed by NFL / Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook

Mr. & Mrs. Jared Cook steal a moment in their Buluga Whale Lounge designed by Tiffany Cook of Dream Design Weddings

Lana & Jared Cook's gorgeous wedding reception planned & designed by NFL Wedding Planner Tiffany  

Wedding reception at Georgia Aquarium for Mr. & Mrs. Jared Cook
Wedding planned & designed by NFL Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook

Illuminated crystal sweet heart table and twinkle dance floor help create the enchanting ambiance for
newlyweds Mr. & Mrs. Jared Cook and their guests. Wedding decor
by Celebrity / NFL Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook

Custom crystal wedding cake and chandelier cake table designed for Lana & Jared Cook. Wedding planned & designed by Tiffany Cook of Dream Design Weddings

Mr. & Mrs. Jared Cook

Stunning wedding reception at the Georgia Aquarium created by Tiffany Cook for Lana & Jared Cook

Lana & her bridesmaids give her husband Jared a little surprise during the reception. I just love those RAMS T-Shirts!!

Custom Sweets table & to go bags for favors. The to go bags by Identity Promotions were a great way to personalize the favors.

Priceless moments!

The stunning Mrs. Lana Cook
Lana & Jared Cook 

Congratulations, Mrs. and Mr. Cook!! 
We wish you an eternity of wedding bliss, love, and laughter!!
Thank you for letting us Dream Design your big day 

Photos courtesy of Casey Mackie Photography

Wedding Planning & Design: Tiffany Cook assisted by Brooke Kelly 

Wedding Lighting, draping, linens, decor & rentals: John Cook

Candy table to go gift bags: Johnnie Nussbaum Identity Promotions 

Venue: Georgia Aquarium

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Luxury Shoe Designer Nicole Miller and the story behind "The Most Beautiful Shoes in the World" Adriano Diamante

There are a few times in your life that you meet someone truly inspiring, a vibrant force who's creativity and passion for life are remarkable. This was my experience when I met Nicole Miller the CEO and designer of the Luxury Shoe Line Adriano Diamante a few years ago.

I recently sat down with Nicole Miller over High Tea for an interview. I wanted to share the story of the shoes recently dubbed "The Most Beautiful Shoes in the World" by Life & Style Magazine, the woman behind the beauty and celebrate her new Bridal Collection.

Nicole Miller Luxury Shoe Designer & CEO of Adriano Diamante

What was your motivation behind Adriano Diamante
It’s actually quite simple, Diamante started due to the desire to have something I couldn’t find. Early in 2011 I had an event to attend. I knew I wanted a blue shoe with an insane bling factor. After days and days of searching for what I wanted with no luck, I decided to design my own. I was raised to be a problem solver, if you can’t find it, make it! I designed and created my first prototype of the “British Beauty” pump a few days later.  I officially launched Adriano Diamante in Oct 2011, at the time I only had about 8 designs.

Adriano Diamante recently dubbed "The Most Beautiful Shoes in the World" by
Life & Style Magazine 

What does the name Adriano Diamante mean?

Being my name was already taken by an Amazing Designer, it gave me a chance to create an alter ego per say. I wanted the name to reflect the imagery I was creating with shoes. In Italy the name Adriano means the beauty of the city of Hadria; an amazing city in Central Italy. Diamante is anything that sparkles with embellishment. So Adriano Diamante means the “Beauty of Sparkle”

What inspires your designs?
Anything that evokes emotion can inspire me to design a shoe. If I see a color on leaf that makes me happy, I will see a new design. If I see a movie that makes me sad, I will see a new design. Honestly everything around me inspires me to create something new. When I have a client that I am designing something specific to compliment a dress or event, I immediately ask for pictures; visuals help me get a feeling for what I am going to design. Designing is just creating art, which is why I call myself a shoe artist. Art is inspired by emotions, so are Adriano Diamante shoes. 

Another stunning Adriano Diamante creation by Luxury Shoe Designer Nicole Miller

How did Adriano Diamante become so popular so fast?

Before designing shoes I was and still am the editor of a very popular men’s magazine that showcases the most beautiful and popular models. So when I had new designs I would let the girls use the shoes for their photo shoots. Then girls would place orders at the shoots. Between the shoots and social networking word just spread. Girls loved the shoes and the fact I could tailor the shoes to their specific outfit. What I was creating was unique and beautiful. PLUS its Swarovski, so I didn’t really need much help to make them popular; just a platform to showcase them. 

Any Major Celebrities?
70% of Adriano Diamante orders are placed from out of the country. UAE, UK and Australia are actually my biggest market.  Honestly, I just design shoes when they are ordered; I don’t keep up with who it is. Of course if I got an order from like Julia Roberts, I would remember that, but I have designed shoes for a CEO of a pharmaceutical company to British pop stars. Anyone who wears Adriano Diamante in my eyes is considered a major celebrity. 

How did the bridal collection come about?
It wasn’t something I thought about when initially building Adriano Diamante. But when I started getting orders from women for their weddings, it actually made perfect sense. A Swarovski covered shoe that was 100% customizable, obviously the bridal market would come knocking; and so I answered! It’s funny because my bridal pieces are my absolute favorite to do! The fact that women wear my designs on their feet for the most important WALK of their life makes me so much more creative and personal with the design process. Eventually I just created a full bridal range that includes a fully covered blue Swarovski sole; which my brides love!

Can you say "Wedding Bling" Adriano Diamante launches a stunning Bridal Shoe Collection by Luxury Shoe Designer Nicole Miller

You were featured in Life & Style Magazine Celebrity Trends, How did that happen and what has the response been?

It was easy actually. I received an email from their marketing department saying they LOVED my work and the visuals from my product shots. They asked me if I’d be interested in a mention; and of course I said yes! What’s so funny about the response is I was a little nervous when I saw they were going to quote Adriano Diamante as “The Most Beautiful Shoes in the World”.  Usually when making such a statement you create such hype that people over expect perfection! However after they said it, I have received countless email after email saying my shoes are spectacular, and a lot of women refer to them as dreams. 
I’m happy people visually enjoy what I create. 

Tell me about your dress collection

Just my way of finding another solution to a problem I observed in the dress market. I often work with dress designers when designing shoes for a specific client. I noticed how a lot of dress designers will create these beautiful patterns to flatter a women’s shape, HOWEVER the only shape the pattern flatters is one similar to the mannequin. I immediately addressed the situation. Lol. Just like Adriano Diamante shoes the Adriano Diamante dresses come with “Exactofit”.  Getting a dress tailored we often just think of the fabric, but no designer addresses customizing the actual print. A lot of the prints are designed to lay at a certain curve or angle to enhance the figure. But if you are not Mannequin built the pattern won’t flatter your curves the same. So Adriano Diamante dress prints are actually hand drawn to your exact measurements before printed on the fabric, so regardless of weight or height, the print will hit you in all the right spots to give you the perfect hourglass shape!

What’s next and any advice to inspire future entrepreneurs?
My Goal is to keep designing and building Adriano Diamante one shoe at a time! Developing new designs and techniques to create more shoe options for clients.  Soon you will see some bridal shops carrying the Adriano Diamante bridal collection in store. And we are now in the process of scouting a location for Adriano Diamante’s first flagship store. The best advice I can give to anyone inspiring to be their own boss is NEVER get into starting a business solely for the money. Find something that you LOVE to do, then find a way to give it to others; it is the PASSION that will ultimately lead to the success in your business. 

Adriano Diamanter by Luxury Shoe Designer Nicole Miller 

These dazzling shoes are truly spectacular! Nicole has designed custom shoes for many of my bride's for their wedding day and formal events. Being the "bling" girl that I am I too have an addiction to her stunning shoes!!

For more styles and to order your own visit: 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Concept to Completion: Las Vegas Centerpiece

Concept centerpiece sketch and the final product from Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook 
Stunning crystal centerpiece design by Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook
Stunning crystal centerpiece for Las Vegas wedding at the Encore by Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook

Photos courtesy Unique Design Studios

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Monaco Couple Melissa & Dean's Wedding Reviews for Tiffany Cook

Real Wedding review of Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook of Tiffany Cook Events & Dream Design Weddings
Wedding review Tiffany Cook - Wedding review Dream Design Weddings

I had the pleasure of working with Tiffany Cook and her Dream Team. After a rocky start with another planner with the planning of our wedding, we contacted Tiffany with 
6 months to spare. 

She right away made me feel like we knew each other for years. Tiffany did not only make me feel a wonderful sense of relief, right away, that everything would be okay. Tiffany did that through out the whole process of planning. I never felt any pressure or worry to get anything done. Any meeting I would run late too she would already be there and telling me to relax!

 I really grew a very quick bond with Tiffany. She was amazing and from the start we were on the same page. She offered me weekly skype meetings as I was a international client, but that never happened as Tiffany answered all my calls, emails, messages and skype meetings whenever I wanted. She kept me at ease any time of the day I wanted. 

We had a full wedding week with international guests and 4 days of events that were flawlessly done. The day of our wedding both my new husband and I were in awe with how absolutely beautiful everything was. I know we spoke of it for months but to see all of Tiffany's creations come to life was magnificent. Her attention to detail and the ability to make your most crazy dreams come to life is a gift! I have found a friend in Tiffany and how special she made my new Husband and I feel and made my dreams come to life and come true!

Thank you
Tiffany Cook
Congratulations Dean & Melissa, we wish you many years of happiness love and laughter!! 
XO Tiffany Cook 

Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook's Destination wedding couple Melissa & Dean 

Concept to Completion: Crystal Perfection Melissa's Crystal Cake Design by Tiffany Cook

Concept to Completion:
Besides the ceremony, reception, and centerpiece designs I do for my clients cake is one of my favorites to design. For this client I had to not only do something with extra sparkle it also had to work with the balance of the reception decor.

Concept to Completion: Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook designs custom Crystal Wedding Cake &
Crystal Cake Table for Melissa & Dean's wedding Tiffany Cook Events
Wedding Cake by Dominique Couture Cakes 

Although I know that Dominique Beckers owner of Dominique's Couture Cakes in Ft. Lauderdale thought I was crazy when she received my cake design, she didn't say a word when she received my sketch or at my off kilter "suspended layers" request. She was willing to rise to the challenge and exceeded my expectations with her execution of my design sketch. The cake Dominique delivered for our client based on a 15 minute conversation, a sketch and a prayer LOL was absolutely stunning!! A lighting element was even incorporated into the cake which mirrored the chandelier effect of the cake table.

Concept to Completion: Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook designs custom Crystal Wedding Cake &
Crystal Cake Table for Melissa & Dean's wedding Tiffany Cook Events
Wedding Cake by Dominique Couture Cakes 

Concept to Completion: Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook designs custom Crystal Wedding Cake &
Crystal Cake Table for Melissa & Dean's wedding Tiffany Cook Events
Wedding Cake by Dominique Couture Cakes 

Cake Table by Tiffany Cook and available at Dream Design Decor
Photos courtesy Martha Ramirez Photography