I was in New Buffalo, Michigan this past weekend coordinating a roof-top wedding at the Marina Grand Resort. I hope to share some photos of the happy couple soon.

While there, I enjoyed the container-garden installations greeting guests at the entrance of the hotel created by local designer, Marco Alexzondra of the Susan Fredman Design Group:

I popped in to meet Marco and found a connect-the-dots moment while looking through his portfolio of work - back in November of 2008, I bid on his tablescape at the DIFFA Dining by Design event!

Marco is a definite professional inspiration as is Susan Fredman's Harbor Country store, At Home with Nature.