Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wedding Stationery :: Rubber Stamps

If you've gotten far enough along in your planning, then you know what a pain addressing your wedding invitations can be! Why not simplify things a bit more with these personalized return address rubber stamps?! These rubber stamps from Paperwink are just $18.00 each and come in over 20 different styles. Paperwink also offers a variety of other stationery products including wedding invites, baby announcements, notecards, and address labels. Check out their online boutique to view all of the products that they offer.

Photos courtesy of Paperwink.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

PlaySayWhat for Weddings

The talented Beth Kukucka of Beth Kukucka Photography has created a unique game of questions called PlaySayWhat, a game that is designed to inspire playful and creative conversations in social settings. Beth recently made a mini version of this game designed especially for weddings. PlaySayWhat for Weddings features 40 personalized questions about you and your groom. The game can be played at bridal showers, engagement parties, or even wedding receptions. Each game is packaged in a 4x3 box {as shown above} and is displayed along with an engagement photo, as well as directions on how to play the game. Each game sells for $15.00 and can be ordered by contacting Beth directly at:

Beth is a local Pittsburgh photographer whom you may remember when we featured her work on our blog last month. Check out her website and blog for more details on the game and her photography!

Photo courtesy of Beth Kukucka Photography.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Engagement Photo Session :: Tracey & Chris

A few weeks ago I shared some of my business promo photos taken by the lovely Pamela of Pamela Marie Photography, and today wanted to share one of her engagement sessions with a mutual client of ours, Tracey & Chris. Both mine, and Tracey & Chris' sessions were shot on the North Side's Riverwalk - a perfect location for a photo shoot in my opinion! As you can see from the photos, Tracey & Chris decided to bring their doberman, Barley along for the shoot and from the looks of it, the 3 of them had a blast! Barley helped Chris propose to Tracey; therefore, it was only fitting that she came along for the shoot! Tracey & Chris have been so awesome to work with this past year and I can't wait to see them tie the knot in October!!

Stay tuned for photos from their wedding later this fall!

Photos courtesy of Pamela Marie Photography.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Bridal Flip-Flops

Awhile back I blogged about having 'Happy Feet on Your Wedding Day', and today wanted to share one of my favorite suppliers of bridal flip-flops, ESNY Occasions. ESNY offers a variety of affordable bridal footwear, including flip-flops and ballerina flats - both great choices for your wedding day. For ordering information, click here.

Photo courtesy of ESNY Occasions.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Website Launch

At last...we finally unveil our new website to all of you this morning! As we originally posted a few weeks ago, Simply Perfect Weddings is undergoing a lot of exciting changes this spring! New logo, new website, new headshots...and that is only the beginning! We hope to launch a new blog layout in the coming weeks, as well as introduce our wedding planning workshops later this summer!

Lastly, I want to send a BIG thank you out to everyone that has been so encouraging over these last few months! A special thank you to my husband who has been my biggest fan and is always willing to lend a hand when I need him the most! THANK YOU to my family + friends, as well as all of the amazing Pittsburgh vendors for supporting Simply Perfect Weddings! All of this wouldn't be possible without you!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Custom Fortune Cookies

Let's be honest, everyone loves a good fortune cookie, right?! So, why not use them as wedding favors for your guests? Special Fortune Cookies offers individually-wrapped fortune cookies with personalized messages inside for extremely reasonable prices! A box of 150 fortune cookies (with 2 custom messages) is $35 + shipping. For an added personal touch, try dipping them in chocolate and then placing them inside ribbon-tied favor bags.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Promotional Photos :: Pamela Marie Photography

When I first started thinking about shooting some promotional photos, I immediately knew that I wanted Pamela, owner of Pamela Marie Photography to shoot the session! Pamela is an amazingly talented wedding photographer here in the Pittsburgh area {check out her website + blog to see for yourself!} and I knew she would be the perfect fit for my photos! Several weeks ago we headed down to the North Side's Riverwalk to get some fun outdoor shots in the sun. Luckily the weather cooperated, we had a blast, and even managed to fight off a few geese here and there!

I'll be unveiling our new website later this week, which will also include a few shots from this photo session.

Thank you again Pamela...I look forward to working with you throughout the summer and into the fall!

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Kissing Tree

A friend of mine recently told me about a neat idea called 'The Kissing Tree'. I had never heard of this before, but thought it was a clever idea and had to share. I'm sure most of you know that the clinking of glasses at a wedding means that the bride + groom have to kiss. Well, The Kissing Tree is used as an alternative to this age-old tradition. The Kissing Tree looks something like what is pictured above, and on various branches of the tree, there are pre-made paper tags with questions that guests have to answer about the bride + groom. Throughout the reception, guests can head over to the tree, grab a question, and then take the question over to the DJ or MC. The MC will then read the question aloud for the guest to answer. Once they answer correctly, this signals the bride + groom to kiss. Cute, huh? I thought that this was a nice alternative to the clinking of water glasses and something that your guests will definitely walk away remembering!

Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Plantable Wedding Invitations

I recently stumbled upon Botanical Paperworks, an eco-friendly stationery company specializing in plantable paper products. I have to admit, when I first heard of a plantable wedding invitation, curiosity struck! In today's environment, many people (and companies) are trying especially hard to "Go Green" by choosing eco-friendly products. Botanical Paperworks offers a variety of plantable paper products, including wedding invitations, favors, greeting cards, and even calendars (and yes, you really can plant them)! To see how you can play a role in helping the environment one invitation at time, click here!

Photo courtesy of Botanical Paperworks.