Sunday, January 25, 2009

What a great first!

We had our first bridal show today, and it was a success! We met a lot of new vendors and potential clients. Everyone seemed to enjoy our candy bar, glad we could help people indulge in a little chocolate and sugar while mingling with vendors!

We booked this bridal show last minute so we had to rush to get a table display together, we have lots of ideas for the next one though!

Here is a pic of our table....

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Who said you had to have a traditional dress?

Amsale has created a new line of bridal gowns that are a bit short of traditional. The new line is called "The Little White Dress". I just love this collection! We all know every girl must have the perfect little black dress in her closet, why not replace it with the perfect little white dress for your wedding day affairs. The collection was designed for all wedding aspects from engagement parties to rehearsal dinner or for feeling less conformed for the day of celebration!

Not willing to let go of your big traditional dress, why not get two dresses (if your budget allows for it) and change into one of these little numbers half way into your reception so you can be more comfortable cutting a rug on the dance floor!

Here are a few pics of the collection......

Friday, January 9, 2009

Jessica & Ed

This first inspirational board for Jessica and Ed. They are getting Married 9/26/2009. Jessica chose the colors wine/burgundy and gold for her wedding. Her bridesmaids will be wearing the color wine, she wants to add touches of gold throughout the wedding. We are also incorporating her and Ed's love of wine (the drink) into the wedding.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Blog it foward!

Let’s Eat Cake, an amazing fundraiser hosted by the equally amazing Melissa Margarita-DiStefano, is coming up quick: Tuesday, February 17th at the Plaza Paramount Hotel! Let’s Eat Cake is a cake decorating competition with all proceeds going to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Learn more about the fundraiser right here.
In an effort to make sure we get the word out to everyone (and raise money), we are starting this chain-blog (Ok, not sure if that is correct terminology. But it’s like a chain letter so let’s just go with it, shall we?)
Here’s what we need you to do…Repost this post (or create your own new version) on your blog and ask others to post it on their blogs. Melissa will donate one dollar to the fundraiser for EVERY BLOG that posts on Let’s Eat Cake this week! With the power of the blogosphere, that can QUICKLY add up! Let’s make Melissa Pay! Once you have reposted it, leave a comment letting us know that you posted it along with the url to the blog. It’s for a great cause and it will be fun to see how far it will go! So lets do it… Lets blog it forward and raise money for a great cause!!!
**Kudos to Unique Designs for creating this fun chain-blog effort!**
P.S. Ok, Melissa… time to kick in another $1!
P.S.S. If any business wants to help out with a matching challenge, Melissa would love to hear from you!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Going Green

A friend of mine is very into the Eco-friendly living, In fact he is a vegan and only purchases clothes that are part of fair trade clothing. When he told me he was getting married it was no surprise to me that he and his fiance were going to have a green wedding. I know that not everyone will go as far as making sure everything is Eco-friendly but in case you were hoping to add a little green into your wedding here is a list of some ways you can do so...

~ Use recycled paper for your invitations.
Earthly Affair and InviteSite offer stylish invitations made out of recycled paper. You can also use cotton card stock. Cotton is a renewable resource. Formal-Invitations offers a variety of card stock either in recycled paper or tree free paper. Another option is to skip the paper and send your guests an evite. If you would rather send out a formal invite than think about emailing the directions or accommodations to your guests to cut back on the amount of paper used.

~Use soy or beeswax candles instead of regular wax votives. Beeswax is a renewable resource and soy wax burns clean. Cajun Candles offers supplies to make your own soy votives.

~When thinking about flowers and centerpieces, think about your local growers and choose flowers that are grown in your area. Also plants such as bamboo are in abundant supply, they grow super fast up to two feet a day. Plus they are supposed to be considered lucky!

~ When hiring a caterer, discuss options for organic food. Lots of times you can pick up all the ingredients you need from your local farmers market. This way you are getting organic goods as well as supporting your community!

~ Give a Favor that really screams Eco-friendly! Tons of couples these days are sending their guests home with miniature trees for them to plant. Talk about giving back, considering an average wedding has about 100 guests, if you send each guest home with one of those favors to plant, that's 100 new trees!
Green World Project offers evergreen tree seedlings and plants in a pot wedding favors.

If trees are your thing, think about donating to a cause of your choice. Perhaps there is a Charity that you relate too or has meaning to you and your fiance. You can give each of your guests a card that says you donated to "xyz" charity in their name. Of coarse it would be written on recycled paper!

Hope you can incorporate a little green in your wedding!

Thursday, January 1, 2009