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Thursday, March 26, 2009

WEDDING WEBSITES AT ONEWED

Wedding Paper Divas and Luscious Verde are now creating wedding websites for you! At Onewed.com you can create one of these really pretty websites for your special day and then translate it into your invitations and save the dates. What a great idea! So, get going to One Wed and get creative!! Then, checkout OneWed's new blog Savvy Scoop.












Monday, March 23, 2009

SOMETHING BLUE- OH, NEW!

Rock Paper Scissors is full of new things! Summer brides will be so excited to get their something blue as a bonus with these crisp and lovely invitations. Whether your wedding is an elegant evening dinner in a ballroom or a more casual beach wedding, there is something for any bride with a blue color palette.






The idea of an invitation in a box is so elegant to me. And, Rachel is the master of boxed invitations. Imagine your guests opening this beautiful package and knowing that they cankeep the box as a memory of your special day. Genius!


This invitation is very simple, yet makes a statement. the dark box- a little mystery for the event, a pale blue ribbon- the sweetness of the moments to come and the white gardenia- a symbol of the vision of white ( or ivory) as the bride comes into the room.
For you more flowery brides with an outdoor garden wedding, how about these naturally beautiful floral invitations? No matter the garden variety, there is something for the rose lovers and the more traditional. I love the floral brooch on the pink and gold invitation.











This idea for a beach- themed wedding is just perfect! From the little "beach bags" on the chairs to the escort cards in sand and the shells on the table numbers- need I say more?
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his is another idea that is pure perfection! The colors remind me of the warm sand and the cool breeze of the beach. The soft pinks and deep browns are so luscious!












Now for the best news! For brides on a budget, you don't have to give up these
great ideas at all! Rachel and Rock Paper have designed a whole new site called Rock Paper Scissors Al a Carte! This way, you can
have the same brilliant ideas and not break the bank! So, look for this new line coming soon. And, start dreaming of your fantasy invitation! In the meantime, happy planning!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

HIDDEN TREASURE

Recently, I went to a little bridal event in a lovely little shopping village out in Wayne, Pa. So many beautiful things tucked away right on Lancaster Avenue- and no one knows they are there- except the locals, of course! Well, I decided to shout out for Spread Eagle Village and all of the fine and beautiful things you can still find.















This adorable bridesmaid dress, by Dessy, is also perfect for rehearsal dinner or any party! The bridal gown, in it's perfectly elegant simplicity is one of Monique Lhullier's amazing creations. All of the flowers are from Valley Forge Flowers and this bouquet was my favorite! Perfect ivory roses nestled in 4 luscious orchids and tied with pale green satin ribbon- it was a wow! Below are a few more of the beautiful gowns available from my good friend Patti at The Wedding Shoppe. Her shop is full of the best selection of upscale gowns and plenty of bling! Her veil selection is beyond any I have seen in other stores. And she has the BEST seamstresses anywhere!





























Thursday, March 12, 2009

DO YOURSELF A FAVOR

My friends at Brickfish have gotten together with Amsale for a fabulous and fun contest! What a way to trash that ugly bridesmaid dress you had to wear or tell the story of a disaster of your own! I think this is such a great idea and the prizes are amazing! So, check out the "girl scout cookie" disaster dress and then get busy telling your own story! Maybe the winner will show up here as a new post. Can't wait to read all of your entries. But, don't delay- you only have until April 13!!
The “Do Your Friends a Favor” campaign asks women to share their dress disaster stories; whether it was a horrible bridesmaid's dress or just a major fashion faux pas, Amsale wants to know all about it! It’s easy to enter.
Here are some of the details:

Entrants upload photos of their dress disasters. Entrants then select an Amsale dress they would’ve rather worn. Entrants can even use the "Anonymator" tool to make their worst dress moments anonymous. Entrants then share their entries with each other via social media to get votes and reviews. Entrants can also make their entries go viral by sharing across the Internet with friends and peers via their social networks.

Rewards:

Grand Prize: One winner, selected by Amsale from the top 250 highest scoring entries, will win a trip for 2 to New York City for two nights including roundtrip airfare and hotel. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to meet with Amsale and enjoy a $2,500 shopping spree at the Amsale Flagship Salon.

Runner-Up: One winner, selected by Amsale from the top 250 highest scoring entries, will receive a $1,500 shopping spree to the Amsale Flagship Salon in NYC.

Most Viral: One winner, selected by Amsale from the top 250 Most Viral entries, will receive a $1,500 shopping spree to the Amsale Flagship Salon in NYC.

Sign-Up Sweepstakes: Six winners, who sign-up for the sweepstakes by filling out the form in the Campaign Highlights area of the Amsale “Do Your Friends A Favor” Campaign or who opt-in from the Submit Entry tab, will be randomly selected to win an Amsale dress, valued up to $400, plus a DVD copy of the movie "27 Dresses." Find out how lead actor Katherine Heigl ends up in an Amsale gown after 27 ugly bridesmaid dresses!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

DAVID DOES DISNEY

All this week David Tutera will be airing Disney weddings! What a perfectly magical place to be married and what better planner than the magical David Tutera to wave his wand for all of these lucky Cinderellas! This is the first wedding aired this week, but they will be airing every day. So, tune in to WeTV and check out We Go Bridal!

PHOTO OPS


What a fabulous find! Here is a way for you to find an award winning photographer, with a sample of their work all in one place! The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers is a wonderful resource to find a reputable photographer, look at their work and read reviews from clients and other photographers. This is just a small glimpse of some of the winter 2008 winners of the photography contest. Now, these are not the only great photographers out there! But, for those of you having trouble finding the right fit, this is a wonderful place to go. It's fun just to look at all of these amazing images too! Thanks to Joe Milton for turning me on tho this great resource! And, congratulations to the winners- I wish I could show all of you here.














Getting Ready: Photo Courtesy Scott and Tem Juarez of Dallas Texas














First Dance and Emotional Impact: Photo Courtesy Carl Bower of Washington, DC














Reception- Not Dancing: Photo Courtesy Green Door Photography of Missoula, Montana













Decisive Moment: Photo courtesy Arguedas Photography of Boston, Mass.



















Candid Portrait: Photo courtesy KB Image Photo of Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

PINGG MARTHA STEWART

Did you know that now you can send beautiful invitations through cyber space designed by Martha Stewart? There is a new on line service that allows you to do just that- and they are lovely! It's called PINGG and you can send invitations or ecards with a "Martha" touch. You can also get expert advice from Martha on entertaining. So, now get to PINGG and get started planning your next bridal shower, baby shower or your first backyard party of the summer season. I just love the collection- and you will too!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

PINK TEA FOR THE CURE

Miss Jane is a dynamo and an amazing human being! Last weekend she had her second annual Pink Tea for the Susan G Koman Foundation for breast cancer. All of the little lovelies she teaches ballet and tap to took a break from practising for the recital and came dressed in their finest. We shared tea and treats. Both studios were decorated and there was a wonderful raffle with great donations from local business. There was even a fashion show for all the little girls. Here are some photos- and, yes, that is Miss Jane in the pretty pink hat. Of course, my little lovely was there with her Nanny.














































































WHIMSY ON A BUDGET








Are you looking for a clever, yet budget savvy way to do your out of town gift bags, your favors, even your gifts to your wedding party? Well, look no further! Cardstix has the answers and you are going to love what you find! What a fabulous idea! You pick from the whimsical designs, add your own words and your wedding colors- and Voila!, the perfect little sticky label. These are so cute and really different, plus they are inexpensive. So, what are you waiting for? Go to Cardstix and find out where you can buy them or just order them on line and you can cross one more thing off of your list!