Category Archives: Just a thought


Just A Thought: A Hug
September 19, 2012

There is something to be said about a hug.  As a planner, I am used to hugging all the time, vendors, clients, friends, families, maids of honor, brides, grooms, sometimes, even the father of the bride!  I had one mother of the bride give me a run for more money this year on a hug.  

After the first meeting with the bride and her mother, I went to give the bride a hug and then here mother.  Her mother stopped me and said, “Anthony, I will only hug you if the wedding goes flawlessly.”  Talk about pressure… all for a hug.

 The wedding day came and at the beginning of the day, I said to the mother of the bride, “I’m getting my hug tonight.”  She sharply said, “We’ll see.”  The wedding day went as smooth as any wedding I have ever done.  The weather was perfect, we were a head of schedule, no vendor hiccups, it was perfect!

This particular evening, I had stayed with the couple all the way to the end of the night.  I was helping the mother of the bride into the car, she went to get in, then got out and asked me, “Where’s my hug?”  I responded, “Right here!”  It took 12 months and 14 days to get that hug, but I did it!

Give a person what she or he wants and they will reward you, even if the reward is a hug… just a thought.

Anthony Navarro, Liven It Up Events




Just A Thought: The Four Mothers
September 12, 2012

It’s not best photograph that I have ever take, I will admit that.  But, when I saw this unfold, I could not resist taking this photo.  At this wedding, both the bride’s parents and the groom’s parents were divorced and remarried.  That can easily lead to disaster, feelings hurt, or some super drama at the wedding.  Well, in this case, it was nothing like that.

What you see above are “The Four Mothers” as I had the privilege of getting to know.  This was the bride’s mother & step-mother, and the groom’s mother & step-mother.  Something unique about them too is both of the biological mothers have the same first name and both of the step-mothers have the same first name.  Kinda cool! 

Well, this photo shows all “Four Mothers” getting up, and giving the welcome and first toast to the bride and groom.  This touched me so much, I had tears in my eyes when it happened.  This couple is lucky to have some amazing moms.  

Pick up the phone and give your mother a call today…. just a thought!




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