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Paying it forward in the Community

Posted by on Apr 20, 2013 in community garden, gardening, In the News, Landscape Design, special events | 0 comments

Paying it forward in the Community

We have a community garden here in East Ocean View and yesterday was a clean up day….Thank you to everyone that came out to help…..Suzie and Mike Kellison, Chris Lutz, Dan with Operation Blessing (thanks for the photos), Steve Zollos, JoAnne Merinar of Bon Secours, Dave, lots of neighbors and others from the community. Thanks to those of Operation Blessing that came but their names slip my mind….(forgive me)…You are appreciated.  It truly is a blessing to give back.  Lots of smiles and laughs….It really is what life is all about!  Helping others at U&I Home Decorating and Staging,...

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U&I Home Decorating and Staging Mini Mag

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Interior Decorating, interior design, special events, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Here at U&I Home Decorating and Staging we are gearing up for a fabulous few months of decorating and celebrating.  We have put together a Holiday Mini Mag for you to enjoy filled with helpful tips and hints.  Enjoy...

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The Wedding

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Interior Decorating, special events, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Planning for months has finally flourished into the Magical Enchanting Day of the Wedding.  All the worry gone from a mothers heart of being asked by her daughter to decorate the most important day of her life….I was honored and humbled at the same time.  The planning and deciding had begun and I had to make sure it was perfection, down to the last sprinkle of silver on the table, it was finally complete. I want to thank Rebecca, Brenda, Sharon, Christina, Christopher, Jeffrey, Erin, Amber, Carlina, Mandy, Dream makers linen and Reidun Paulson from the Grandview for your help. I could not have pulled off the two hour decorating marathon without you. If you are in the Chattanooga area U&I Home Decorating and Staging http://www.UandIHomeDecoratingandStaging.com highly recommend the Grandview on Lookout Mountain, Georgia http://meetatgrandview.com/photos.htm for your special event….Reidun’s customer service is impeccable and the vista view backdrop is enchanting. We started at 2:00 and pushed forward as fast magical and enchanting moment creators and completed the decorating in record breaking time…Delegating my daughters wants and my vision to my wonderful volunteered group of Family helpers we were dressed and ready for photographs by 4:30.  Unbelievable feat! Our photographer was Marsha Smith of The Lightbox Photography another high recommendation goes out to her for capturing this lifetime of precious moments on film for us.  You can view the entire wedding, starting with Engagement, to Pre-Ceremony, The Ceremony, and The Reception on her website http://thelightbox-marshasmith.smugmug.com/MyPortfolio/RoyBrandiWedding/22567268_kRRQtm#!i=1806223854&k=jdvG2nq A special thank you to my Brother in law Jeffrey for capturing some amazing shots with his camera for us…I will forever be grateful for your kindness and photographic eye. We had a bit of a stir from Mother Nature with some dark clouds and a minor sprinkling but Reidun’s crew pulled out large tarps and covered the tabletops and saved the day.  Her calm was my salvation at that uncontrollable moment.  The decision was to made stay outside or inside…The Groom said outside.  We had faith….it was the right the decision. I have been told it is good luck to have rain on your wedding day…..It was just enough! The clouds lightened up, the drizzle stopped and off went the tarps exposing the unscathed décor and our beautiful white mophead hydrangeas.  Time was counting down and we were ready for the line up….My father officiated the wedding making the evening even more special for us.  The ceremony was beautiful, and the reception was a hit. The Bride and Groom couldn’t stop smiling.  We were a success…. Thanks be to God for their happy union....

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