Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kelley and Greg October 30th 2009

Kelley and Greg were married October 30th 2009 at St. Elizabeth's in Avon-by-the-sea. Their reception was held at The Breakers in Spring Lake. Kelley had hired us for day of coordination and for a candy buffet. Her colors were raspberry and Lime/Green apple. We created a candy buffet using those colors and also added in some favorite candy of the bride and groom. The Candy buffet looked so delicious with the candy Kelley had chosen. It must have been hard for her guests to resist!

Some of the candy included: Watermelon fruit slices, Green gummy bears, Jelly Belly's, Taffy, Hershey kisses, M&M's and a few more! Here are a couple of pictures that I took with my camera......

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jen and Jon September 12th 2009

We met Jen back in March at the Ritacco Center Bridal show, she remembered us and after feeling overwhelmed with last minute wedding stress she contacted us just a couple weeks before her big day! We were delighted to help in any way we could to help make Jen's dream wedding a reality.

Jen is one talented and creative individual, she was a total DIY'er and created everything from centerpieces to the invitations, Jon even hand made the card box which was a tiny model of the Cinderella castle in Disney World (the couples honeymoon spot) made to look like a sand castle! Since Jen and Jon had done everything themselves they were in need of our help to execute the day with setup and direction. The wedding took place on the beach of Ship Bottom, LBI where Jon's father a judge preformed the ceremony, the reception followed at the Brant Beach Yacht Club in LBI. The beautiful beach and water setting made for a perfect back drop!

Here is a few of the professional pictures from their big day. Thank you to Mary Lee from Mary Lee Photography for providing us these fabulous images!

Special Note from the happy couple!:

Hi girls!

Jon and I are in Florida and completely exhausted! But, we have never been happier! Thank you so so much for helping to make our day perfect! We couldn't have done it without you. It was truly magical.

You girls are the best! Thanks again!

-Jen and Jon Carr :o)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jillian and Tony October 3rd 2009

Jillian and Tony were married October 3rd 2009. The wedding went off without a hitch and here is a sneak peak of some of the details we created for them. I cant wait to show the professional shots when they come in!

At the escort card table we draped crystal strands in between the cards. The strands hung off the table with a larger crystal.

The wish jar was our take on the guest book where the guests wrote well wishes and advice on pretty card stock and placed them in the jar!

This is a picture of the table scape before sundown and candles were lit.

That's me decorating the sweet heart table!

We had a custom cigar roller come in and roll cigars for guests!

Since Jillian loves everything that sparkles.....we had to add bling to the cake! The cake was wrapped with rhinestone ribbon.

We set up an extensive candy buffet along with the miniature pink champagne bottles they gave as favors.

The candy buffet was such a huge hit that we could hardly put the candy out with out the guests sneaking some!

Can't wait for the professional photos!

Thank you to all the vendors!

Courissa from Eagle Ridge Golf Club

Carrie and her team from Carrie Kozak Photography

Boulevard cigar shop - (732) 288-2744

Linens from Fabulous Events

Carol from Something Nice Floral Designs

Makeup Artist Michelle Larner

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Grooms Cakes

It is an old southern tradition that has metamorphosed into a hot trend, even celebrities are sporting the grooms cake at their receptions.

The traditional grooms cake was used as an alternative to the brides cake (wedding cake) it was often either chocolate or a liqueur flavored fruit cake. They say that if a single lady sleeps with a piece of the grooms cake under her pillow she will dream about her future husband!
Now, Bride and Grooms are choosing a cake that reflects the grooms interests or hobbies like Singer Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas had a grooms cake in the shape of a tattoo that he currently has on his body
Here are some pictures of grooms cakes....

Cake by Moniques Cake Creations (732)451-1250

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Henry + Faith

Henry and Faith were married June 19th. It was a beautiful day on the beach, thanks to the weather holding off for the one day of sunshine!
Here are some of the pictures that I had taken, I will post the professional ones as soon as I get them!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Mad about Feathers!

I love feathers! I have been seeing a ton of feathers being infused into weddings. Whether its decor or fashion, feathers are making a statement!

Here are some pictures of awesome feather accessories!

Credits: Pictures 1-3 accessories by Erica Koesler, Pictures 4-6 accessories by En Vogue

Monday, April 20, 2009

Eyelash Extensions!

I recently went to my fabulous make-up artist to get eyelash extensions. I always wanted them but wasn't sure exactly what they were and if I would like them, well needless to say I'm in love! These are individual lashes glued to your individual lashes. Unlike normal false lashes, with these lashes they can last up to 3 months and you can even go swiming with them. I think these are an awesome idea if you are interested in having long lashes for your wedding day. They will last well past your honeymoon too! Here is a few pictures of the before and after..............


If you are interested in getting eyelash extensions yourself contact Michelle at Check out Michelle's website for more before and after pictures as well as her awesome make-up talents!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Choosing your veil

So you got the dress (yay!) and now you need to accessorize! Here is a list of the different lengths of veils so you can be more knowledgeable when choosing the one that's right for you........ but don't forget to take in account the style of your dress!
Blusher- this is the veil that covers the face when you walk down the aisle. It starts at 20" in length and is never worn by itself. The blusher can be worn during the entire ceremony and is pulled back for the first kiss as husband and wife or it can be pulled back over the bride's face before she is given away by father at the beginning of the ceremony
Flyaway or Shoulder- This is the shortest veil, most often 20" long. It is usually not done by itself (single layer)but rather in addition to another veil of a different length to add volume.
Elbow- Comes below the shoulder normally hits right at the elbow. Usually at about 28" long. It is generally used for gowns without a train and gowns that have a full skirt
Fingertip- Comes to the fingertips, Usually 36" long. This veil can be worn with any full length gown but is not recommended for gowns with a train
Ballet- This veil is normally about 56" long and comes somewhere between your knees and your calves. Some Bridal salons will call this veil "waltz" or "knee"
Chapel- Comes anywhere from your ankles to brushing the floor about 108" long. Most often combined with another veil of a different length.
Cathedral- This veil is most often used when in a church that has a long aisle as it makes a statement when you walk. This veil is worn normally for formal weddings as it will extend onto the floor at least six inches past the train of your dress. It starts at 120" long.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sex and The City

The Vivienne Westwood gown that Sara Jessica Parker wore for the wedding on Sex and the City movie was put up for purchase on and was sold out within hours. I guess the price tag of $9,875 didn't stop the Carrie Bradshaw wannabe was definitely an awesome dress!