Have you ever visited Jim Thorpe, PA??? If you have not, I am going to take you on a short visit to acquaint you with this unique village. I use the term village because it reminds me of a small town in the Austrian countryside where my grandparents were born. The buildings are old, the roads are narrow and some are even carved into the hillside making it accessible only on foot.
So why am I telling you about Jim Thorpe? Well, I had the pleasure of meeting two Wedding Professionals who are on a quest to make Jim Thorpe a location where you can have a local 'Destination Wedding' without flying to Austria!!! Amber Breiner is a professional photographer who took the vintage wedding photo above in Jim Thorpe and it features one of my bouquet designs. I met Amber last year when she phoned me to tell me about her photo shoot and I designed the bouquet for her model. Amber recently developed the website www.jimthorpeweddings.com which features local vendors, restaurants, caterers and yours truly. She is marketing the site to potential couples to consider using this local flavor of talent for their special day. She and her husband Josh, also a professional photographer, are very talented artists and they travel to your destination whether it is in the good old USA or overseas -- when you visit the above website click on Josh and Amber's Ad and treat yourself to a gallery of their unique photos.
Now, let me tell you about Tara!!! Tara Kubas is a Wedding & Event Coordinator who moved to Jim Thorpe from Long Island, NY. Tara and I met this past week for the first time face to face -- we chatted on the phone but on Friday I had the chance to sit and discuss with Tara her vision to also utilize Jim Thorpe's charm to attract couples. Tara is the featured Wedding Planner on Amber's Site. This is a gal who did events in the Hamptons and she views the beauty of this area as something that is unique & marketable as a Wedding destination both for local residents and from surrounding areas like New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, & Connecticut!!! She also has her own website, www.jimthorpeweddings.net -- give her a 'click' and you will be amazed at just how affordable a Wedding Planner can be!!!
Tara is planning a Wedding Expo, Saturday, November 13, 2010 -- for more information go to www.jtweddingexpo.com -- it is going to be a wonderful time to travel to the Jim Thorpe area and I invite you to pass this information on to anyone you know who is planning a Wedding or for that matter any event. Also, if you are a Wedding professional, check this out and sign up to be a vendor at the Expo!!!
OK, that is it for now on Jim Thorpe Weddings!!! I am very excited for Tara & Amber!!! They are two great gals who are an asset to the world of Wedding Professionals and I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to meet them and share their dream!!!