Friday, February 19, 2010

Special Offer from Photography in Style

We like making you aware of discounts and deals out there. Our friend John from Photography In Style has something special for new clients:

Every Bride who books will get a "Free Custom Designed Web-Site", to share their wedding details with friends and family.

Check out some samples:
Richie & Kristin
Ikhwan & Alicia

For more details check out John's website PHOTOGRAPHY IN STYLE

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dress Pick of the Week: Essense of Australia

I am loving this gown from Essense of Australia. It features modern detachable straps, Godavari Taffeta with asymmetrical gathered bodice, Diamante beading under bust line and on hip, Zip up or lace up.

Silhouette:Trumpet / Mermaid
Neckline:Spaghetti Straps
Price Range:$$$ = $1001-$1500
Style:Glamorous, Modern, Romantic
Color:Ivory, White
Season:Spring 2010
Style # D1033

Click the link to see this and other gowns from Essense of Australia

Monday, February 15, 2010

Eco-Runners from Custom Wedding Creations

Our friends over at Customized Wedding Creations have a new line of eco-runners that we thought you might be excited about. Nowadays you can order so many other eco-friendly wedding accessories, so why not a runner?
The Eco-runners are completely customizable using all-natural products and organic paints. Made from melted down plastic bottles, this aisle runner is 100% recycled polyester and is painted with water-based paints free from chemicals and solvents. No harmful dyes or chemicals here. The best part, you’d never know this aisle runner is recycled fabric. It looks and feels just like our standard fabric aisle runners!

To see more some of these runners and get more information, visit Customized Wedding Creations Blog

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Traditions: The Hand Ceremony

This ceremony is a lot different than the unity candle, but it does hold the same significance. Most couples that choose to do this ceremony choose to do it after they’ve exchanged rings. When the couple exchange rings, still facing each other the officiant then instructs them to join hands or place their hands flat together (palm to palm). After the couple join hands, the officiant will then recite a hand poem. There are lots of poems out there, but here is a sample poem that is usually said during the hand ceremony:

“These are the hands that will hold your hands for a lifetime. The hands that will be at the end of every embrace. They are the hands of your very best friend. The hands that feel like none other. They are the hands that will build a future together. The hands that will tenderly hold your children, and will encircle your family and make it one. The hands that will wipe life's tears of both joy and sorrow. And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours offering the same unspoken support and tenderness with just one touch."

Monday, February 8, 2010

And the winner is......

With the help of a random integer generator, a winner was chosen. The random number generated was 4. The winner for the Godiva Valentine's Chocolate Giveaway is "str8tfromthesource". I already contacted Nakia to let her know the great news. Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone that entered. I hope you all enjoy your Valentine's Day.

Unique Cake Alternatives

Some couples aren't really into the traditional layered cakes and they go searching for alternatives that may reflect their personal style. When we think of alternatives to cake we tend to just think of cupcakes. However,cupcakes are not the only alternatives out there. Take a look at these unique options we found:

Coconut Souffle

Chocolate Espresso Charlottes

Chocolate Raspberry Supremes

Assorted Pies

Images: Martha Stewart

Which alternative do you prefer?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Love Chocolate?-Valentine's Day Giveaway

Valentine's Day is very special to many people and we wanted to help you enjoy the special day. Who doesn't love chocolate? We are giving away this Godiva 8piece set of dark, milk, and white chocolates. The set includes scrumptious pralinés, creamy caramels, intense ganaches, and distinctive fruits and nuts. All wrapped up in a satin ribbon.

How to win:
Its all very simple. Just leave us a comment and tell us your plans for Valentine's Day.
You have until midnight of Feb 7th to enter.
The winner will be announced on Feb. 8th.
Only one entry per person please.

Go ahead and leave a comment. The winner will have their chocolate for Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wedding Reception Dresses

So its the big day and you are wearing a Cinderella style, heavy but fabulous dress. However, when it comes time to party you wish you wearing a a short, light, funky dress. We have done a few weddings where the brides change into a second dress and we just love the idea. Take a look at these great finds:

Image 1 from JCREW
Image 2 from Justin Alexander
Images 3, 4, 5, 6 East Bridal

Monday, February 1, 2010

Inspiration: Decorate your wedding with buttons

Most people plan their weddings with a theme in mind. If there is something you just absolutely love or think you can be creative with, you usually want to incorporate it in your wedding somehow. I never would have thought of buttons though...yes buttons! We found these DIY decorations on MarthaStewart and thought we would share with you. Don't you just love?

Favor Soap Box

Seating Cards

Ring Pillow

Button Lollipop Favor

Favor Bags

Button Boutonnieres

Drop us a comment, let us know if you have any DIY projects planned for your wedding?