What a summer it has been! In addition to all the wonderful parties I have been planning, I have also been busy with several of the Rewrite Your Day contest winners who missed out on special moments in their life due to Chronic Migraine – a condition where people experience headaches on 15 or more days per month with headache lasting four hours or longer. It is such a rewarding experience to help these inspiring women who are living with the condition re-create special memories!
Dana Hartman of Indianapolis, IN was unable to participate in a special July fourth celebration with her family due to Chronic Migraine, so we brought everyone together at the historic St. Elmo Steak House in downtown Indianapolis for a festive red, white and blue Independence Day celebration! The guests dined on true American comfort foods, including steak and potatoes, while a local guitarist played classic rock tunes. We went all out with the patriotic décor – American flag napkins, menu cards and a bright red table cloth set the look. Dana’s favorite flowers are red Gerber daisies and white roses, so we created beautiful arrangements that the guests were able to take home with them and included sparklers as part of their goody bags!
Later in July, we gave Tina Bembry of Nashville, TN, another chance to celebrate her 39th birthday, since a migraine and headache prevented her from enjoying this important day this year. Tina considered this birthday a milestone for her, because her mother and grandmother both passed away from cancer before this age, and we were thrilled to re-create it for her. We brought Tina’s friends and family together for a birthday bash at the Bound’ry restaurant near downtown Nashville. We incorporated all of Tina’s favorites into the event – bright colors, sunflowers, gerber daisies and gladiolas – which set a colorful and playful mood. A local band played country music while guests dined on BBQ ribs, hushpuppies and birthday cake adorned with a cowgirl boot, sunflowers and guitars. We also set up a collage table for her guests – a special keepsake that will always remind Tina of this day. Tina also brought her vintage hat collection for guests to wear!
Karen Spencer of Pittsburgh, PA missed the chance to celebrate her 32nd wedding anniversary with her husband last year due to a debilitating migraine and headache that kept her in bed, so we planned a beautiful anniversary celebration to help make up for the one she missed. Karen and her husband renewed their vows during a beautiful ceremony at the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto – a restaurant with breathtaking panoramic views of the city. The happy couple was serenaded by their talented niece, and a luncheon reception followed with close friends and family, not to mention lots of delicious seafood – Karen’s favorite! Since Karen is fond of pastel colors, the anniversary took on a soft and romantic feel, complete with sophisticated floral arrangements, blush pink linens and elegant custom-made programs, menus and place cards.
Visit www.RewriteYourDay.com to read about the Rewrite Your Day winners’ stories and to learn more about Chronic Migraine.
Wonderful Graduation Party Rewrite to follow soon!…