30.4.08

Start Your {Engine} ...


Forget the limo !!!—there are hotter ways to get to your reception.
{TRANSPORTATION} another detail on your 'to do' list to remember: Make sure that you have a safe and completely awesome way to travel from your wedding to your reception. your decision regarding your mode of transportation to and from your event {for both you and your wedding party} should be made early in the planning process {right up there with securing your venue} -- keep in mind all of the activities that may be happenning in your area {i.e., sporting events, high school events, births, v.i.p. arrivals, theater openings, girls get together, boys night out... you get the drift}. today's couples are thinking past the traditional limo and looking at 'outside-the-box options' —horse and carriage, vintage car, tandem bicycles, trolleys, even- walking to the reception venue {hint:: make certain that your shoes are comfy and the venue is close by}. With these final details worked out, get ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
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Are {You} ....

leave us a comment about your story of how 'deeply, madly in {love} you are with your fiance'. share your inspirational story with other readers....

Make Your {Guests} feel {Welcome}....

welcome your out- of- town {OOT} with to your city and your wedding event with a custom container filled with items that are local finds. include things such as, a map of the surrounding area, informational cards highlighting your wedding event, listings of the area restaurants, theatres, local party spots, discount coupons, and even local lottery tickets !! below are some samples of beautifully made and welcoming 'OOT' gift baskets that your guests are sure to love...





{clarisphoto via kate parker::special thanx}

29.4.08

{Uniquely} Down the Aisle....



let your inner D.I.Y.'er escape !! all the while creating a unique, one of a kind aisle runner. looking for, yet, another detail to make your own... this is it. some of these beauties start as ordinary 72" long table runners. attach two of them end-to-end, and you have a decorative "red carpet" treatment just for your special event. can't/don't want to d.i.y. ...take your favorite find to a tailor and let them professionally do the work....

{photo via allmodern::special thanx}


{photo via artenica::special thanx}




{photo via bev hisey::special thanx}



{photo via iloveuma::special thanx}

{Custom} Stickers = {Elegant} Labels

stickers are not just for the kids anymore. check out these custom designed stickers. with grown up themes and styles, they make wonderfully unexpected labels/seals for all of your fine stationery needs.




{photo via moo::special thanx}

custom designed stickers can help to add that personal touch to all of your stationery items



{photo via etsy::special thanx}


make your Bridal Shower invites special





{photo via etsy::special thanx}



Great for 'Save the Dates' !!!



{photo via etsy::special thanks}

28.4.08

This Takes the {Cake} ...



{photo via flickr::special thanks*}


don't adjust your eyes !! you are not seeing double... at least not 'real life' double. you see, the bride on the left is really a CAKE !!! Chidi Ugbuta of Allen, Texas had this life-size rendition of herself made sculpted into a cake for {her} wedding. Ugbuta seems to have enjoyed the 'person-sized' pastry. and the husband -- only known as "the Husband".
they say that they do everything BIG in Texas... but, come on, this re-e-eally {takes the cake} !!

How to Plan Your Wedding At Work {Without Getting Fired}....

{photo via the knot::special thanks}

today's bride's have schedules that are stretched past the breaking point. fiance', work, working out, school, family life, social life... there seems to be no time left for a little quiet time. that definitely leaves no time for planning a {wedding}. The Knot has just the solution. a list of what to when {while at work} along with three tasks to prevent you from being found out. want to max out the time that you do have & learn the things to watch out for? the suggestions in this article will help you make the most of your planning time -- as little as it is.

{Music} for your ears....




i found this wonderfulsite that not only let's you listen to samples of classical and popular wedding music, they make it possible for you to dowload individual tunes or purchase complete CD's. Their library is very large and, extensive in the variety of music available. All musical arrangements are in instrumental form - allowing you to explore the inner song writer in you...

27.4.08

That's {INSANE ?} !!! ...

marc eric, photographer and owner of the famous photographer's blogspot - {Trash The Dress} welcomes pics of couples that believe enough in their vows + marriage that they slightly 'destroy' the wedding dress!
the concept is based on the premise that the marriage will be forever... so why keep the dress...??


{Trash the Dress photos via MarcEric via Del Sol photography}
What do you think?... leave a comment

Need More "Trash The Dress' ? ...

Here's more... {via slideshow} ...


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26.4.08

Bridal Collection 2008 :: ....

The next four posts are a tribute to the following couture {Wedding} Gown Designers ::



{Angel Sanchez}


{Alber Elbaz}


{Reem Acra}


{Vera Wang}

Bridal Collection 2008 ::....

{Vera Wang} Bridal Collection


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Bridal Collection 2008 :: ....

{Reem Acra} Bridal Collection 2008



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Reem Acra's 2008 Bridal Collection can described as ...'Anything but White'. in this innovative collection, 'color is key...

Bridal Collection 2008 :: ...

{ALBER ELBAZ'S} Bridal Collection 2008


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Alber Elbaz for Lanvin = 'Unconventional'

Bridal Collection 2008 :: ...

{ANGEL SANCHEZ} Bridal Collection 2008

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designer Angel Sanchez recognized the growing trend of the 'beyond 30's' brides. his line of sleek & modern gowns are reminescent of the 40's & 60's minus the 'throwback' aura.

25.4.08

Complements of {Method}

>are you're looking for eco-friendly products to place in the restroom guest baskets?
Method products are both eco-friendly and displayed in beautifully designed containers. Available at most Target Stores, the price is reasonable enough to stock several for your deserving guests.




{Your} Ideas + {Dress}making Tools = Your {Designer} Dress ...

can't seem to find the {perfect} gown for your wedding event? you've watched 'Project Runway' and know that you can design the gown of your dreams. now you can put your inner designer to task. this site will get you on your way...


{photo via ivillage::special thanks*}

{Vintage} Pretty ...


{photo via linda rosenthal::special thanks}

Happy {Friday} ...

{photo via bodieandfou::special thanks}

24.4.08

{ROCK} On !!! ....

Photographer's have now found another element of your wedding event to showcase ! First you wowwed them with your dress. Then the centerpiece of your reception... the cake kept them talking.
Now, just to keep things interesting and intriquing, not to mention awe-inspiring... photographers are now 'Rocking Out' your wedding rings!!! The technique puts your jewels front and center for all to muse and gush over.
This style of photography has been dubbed {Rocktography}. Below are a few examples of this amazingly, excitingly fresh style of capturing your most prized element !! For more examples, visit them on their website. In the mean time, remember to take copies of this style to your fav photographer....















{photo via Brag Bride @ Trash the Dress:: special thanks*} *}