Thursday, February 28, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
1. Present Cakes
First, who doesn't love presents?! Second of all, who doesn't love cake?! So, cake designers came up with the great idea of combining the two to make a one of a kind wedding cake! I loved the present cake idea so much that I decided to use the idea for my own wedding! :)
2. Monogrammed Cakes
This type of decorative artwork displayed on wedding cakes is becoming more popular as more brides are turning away from the traditional white wedding cake and turning towards unique and artistic designs. These days, bakeries and cake designers will make just about anything you ask them to! See something in a magazine you love? Tear the picture out and bring it to your local bakery and chances are they'll be happy to match the design for you!
Ok, I saved the best for last! :) Who would ever have thought that cupcakes would ever replace the traditional wedding cake?! I certainly didn't! Not only are these a cute idea, but they are also a great money saver! With the average traditional 3-tier wedding cake costing more than $500, cupcakes are becoming a popular trend in today's weddings.
Images from the Knot.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
For details regarding our packages visit our website.
Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
White flowers are also very hot this wedding season. White is always a classic and timeless choice when deciding on your wedding colors. White compliments gray and is less severe than black.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I was informed that the voting in last week's poll was not always working properly so I only had 3 votes to count! ;) I will re-post the 'How did you meet your fiance?' poll another week.
Check back next Wednesday for the results to this week's poll!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Last week a specialty wedding vendor contacted me from North Carolina regarding his beautiful Cinderella flower girl carriages his family owned business handcrafts. I just had to share these with you as I think they are adorable and perfect for a spring or summer outdoor wedding ceremony.
This handmade flower girl carriage retails for $595 + shipping. They can ship to any destination within the U.S.
If you are interested in purchasing one of these carriages for your wedding, you may contact the vendor directly:
Handcrafted Western Wagons - Link to site: Flower Girl Carriages - 1-866-233-4950
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I'll be in NYC this weekend celebrating Valentine's Day so there will be no posting until I get back on Monday. I will still be checking my email periodically though.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
1. First, it’s important to determine how many guests you will invite to your wedding. Like, many wedding professionals, I recommend having one groomsmen and one bridesmaid for every 50 guests invited.
2. Don’t ever feel obligated to ask friends/family members who included you in their wedding if you aren’t close with them anymore. For example, if you were a bridesmaid in your sorority sister’s wedding, yet you haven’t spoken in several years, it doesn’t mean that you have to ask her to be in yours. Choose close friends and family members who you still enjoy a close bond with today…after all, the more bridesmaids you choose, the more chances for disagreements on the dresses they will wear, shower dates, and the more bouquets you will have to purchase for them.
3. Think about location when selecting your bridal party members. If you live in PA and your best friend lives in CA it’s important to consider her schedule and flexibility. Think about what you expect from your bridal party…will her simple moral support suffice or do you expect her to be present at every bridal gown fitting, vendor appointment, and cake tasting session? If the answer is yes, you may still want to ask her in good taste (after all she is your BFF from high school); however, it is a good idea to have another friend in mind that lives closer if she declines.
4. If you are close to your siblings, then they are most likely obvious choices for your bridal party. However, if your sister isn’t necessarily your best friend, the thought of including her in your wedding might not be the ideal. Unless there is a serious conflict between you and your sibling, it is still usually worth including them in your wedding to avoid unnecessary family disagreements.
5. Lastly, keep in mind that there are other roles important on your wedding day other than being a maid-of-honor or bridesmaid. Consider including a close friend or family member to sing or do a reading during your ceremony. There are a number of different possibilities…ushers, greeters, guest book guardians, and candle lighters are all essential to making your day memorable!
Image from The Knot.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
1. Flip Flop Save-the-Dates -
2. Scroll Save-the-Dates or Invitations
Image from Paper-Girl.com
Image from Magnet Street Weddings
5. Photo Strip Save-the-Dates
These are just the cutest in my opinion! Pictured below is a magnetic photo strip; however, you can also create these without a magnet. These are also available at Magnet Street Weddings.
Image from Magnet Street Weddings.
The possibilities are really endless when choosing your save-the-dates. There are all types of different save-the-date styles...movie tickets, air plan tickets, scratch-off's, CD's, and even jewelry!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wedding season is fast approaching and as you’re checking off items on your wedding “to do” lists, don’t forget to pencil in your pre-wedding beauty routine! The secret to looking fabulous on your wedding day is to prepare in advance. If possible, start your bridal beauty routine 6 months prior to your wedding day. If you are like most brides, then you probably have a beauty goal for your wedding day; whether it is to lose 10 pounds, grow your hair longer, or to improve your complexion, you can start doing things right now to achieve those goals. So, I’ve gathered some of the best beauty tips I could find, including some of my own and have put them all together for you!
- For shiny, healthy hair on your wedding day, begin weekly deep conditioning treatments 5-6 months before.
- Research and invest in a skin cleansing regimen as soon as you have a date set. Or consult a dermatologist for skin problems. Seeing a dermatologist scares many people away, mainly from the fear of high costs; however, many health insurance policies allow for dermatologist visits and treat them as a general office visit.
- Start exercising in 20-minute increments, three times a week. Any cardio workout will do – swimming, running, biking, or even brisk walking. As your stamina increases, increase your workouts to 40 minutes. For toning, resistance training is key. Start by doing 12-15 reps with a relatively low weight. As your endurance increases, add more weight and increase the number of reps. No need to join the gym either – invest in a nice set of dumbbells, medicine ball for a great ab workout, or grab your bridesmaids for run around the neighborhood.
- If you are prone to breakouts, make sure to keep stress at a minimum. Easier said than done, especially with your wedding fast approaching; however, life’s stresses and pressures can often show up as skin blemishes. Be sure to treat yourself to relaxing activities such as bubble baths, yoga classes, or even a day at the spa! If breakouts are still a problem close to the wedding day, see your dermatologist for a cortisone shot.
- Looking for the best way to conceal a pesky blemish? Apply a small amount of concealer (experts recommend two shades lighter than your natural skin tone) with a brush to the middle of your blemish, and then blend out towards the edges. Cover with a fine powder, and repeat until your skin looks flawless.
- Begin a teeth whitening regimen 3 months before the big day. If you can’t see a dentist for bleaching treatments, check out your local drugstore for at home bleaching options. These are relatively inexpensive and still get the job done great! If you’re looking for a ‘middle of the road’ option, consider investing in a great electric toothbrush. Not only do these keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free, but used with a whitening tooth paste, are proven to remove pesky stains and whiten teeth!
- If you are getting married in the winter and chapped or cracked lips have become a problem, use a Vitamin E stick (sold at drug stores) to heal them. You can also exfoliate your lips at home just by using your toothbrush. Wet with warm water and brush lips gently. During the day, don’t forget to apply the all important Chap Stick often!
- Finally, use an exfoliator every day, moisturize your skin twice a day (especially right after you shower), take a multi-vitamin daily, and always drink at least 8-10 glasses of H20 a day!
Stay tuned for more bridal beauty blogs in the weeks ahead and remember to take a deep breath when times get stressful; after all, this is one of the most exciting times in your life, so SMILE and you’ll always look fabulous!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
‘Air on the G String’ by Bach
‘Lasia Ch’io Pianga’ by George Frideric Handel
‘5th Symphony in C Miner’ by Beethoven
‘Winter’ (from the Four Seasons) by Antonio Vivaldi
‘A Time for Us’ (from the Romeo & Juliet soundtrack)
The Pre-Processional (Seating of the Mother's)
‘Ave Maria’ by Bach
‘Prelude in C (I) by Bach (companion piece to ‘Ave Maria’)
‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’ by Bach
‘Con Te Partiro’ by Andrea Bocelli (Instrumental Only)
‘Canon in D’ by Pachelbel
‘Wedding March’ (from a ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’) by Felix Mendelssohn
‘Trumpet Voluntary’ by Bach
Here is an excellent website to gain ideas for ceremony and reception music selections, plus you can even hear samples of the songs on my list above: http://www.weddingvendors.com/music/cds/for-your-wedding-ceremony/