Friday, February 4, 2011

Wedding Hair...Ideas I'm Loving!

I'm working on a wedding set for March 19th. Just typing that gives me anxiety :) The bride is trying to decide between a veil or pin. So, I created some suggestions.







Thoughts or suggestions?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

From BHG: "The 7 biggest fattest wedding complaints"

Are you all Better Homes & Gardens subscribers???? Well if you are, you might have noticed this info in one of their recent editions. I definitely thought it was worth re-posting.

"The 7 biggest fattest wedding complaints" - From Heather W @ BHG.com

1. Cash Bar: While your wedding needn’t be a bacchanalian free-for-all, let’s face it: Nobody likes a cash bar. It’s essentially saying, “Pay to celebrate our love”! If your budget is tight, consider pouring lower-priced wines and beer, with top-shelf options available for purchase. Another way to save when it comes to alcohol is with a signature cocktail in lieu of a full bar -- fun, festive, and friendlier on the bottom line.

2. Big Journey, Small Bites: Destination weddings are lovely but can be pricey for guests. If people are traveling long distances or overseas for your wedding, they’ve earned themselves a sit-down meal. As destination weddings tend to be more intimate, consider a seated dinner or buffet instead of a smattering of snacks -- your jet-lagged guests will thank you.

3. All Fried Food: While haute comfort food is whimsical, trendy, and hard-to-resist (Gourmet fried chicken! Sustainably-farmed sliders! Duck fat fries!), try to avoid a menu that’s excessively fatty. Include a few healthful appetizers into the rotation to give your diet-conscious guests a break -- and potentially more energy on the dance floor.

4. No Veggie Option: According to an April 2008 poll, 3.2 percent of Americans claim to be vegetarians, and 10 percent claim to follow a "vegetarian-inclined" diet. So, for the sake of 3-10 percent of your guests, try to incorporate a meat-free entree option or a few hearty veggie-friendly sides and appetizers.

5. Never-Ending Waits for Food Service: Wedding reception purgatory - We've all been there. Standing in a hotel courtyard or milling in front of a church, overdressed, underfed, sneaking a glance at your watch while making pained small talk. While logistics of event planning vary, the bride and groom should take care to ensure that guests are not left waiting for an hour or more with nothing to do, eat, or drink. Low blood sugar is not conducive to celebrating.

6. Running Out of The Big Ticket Entree: One lively wedding I attended featured a whole roast pig, but by the time my table was given its turn at the buffet, all that was left was the snout. Planning a wedding isn't an exact science -- there are always last minute RSVPs (or people who don't RSVP at all) or those who show up with unexpected guests, children, or food allergies. So, consider the snout and plan for a few extra guests (or extra hungry ones).

7. The Wedding Cake Face Smash: A curious tradition indeed. The bride and groom cut the cake under the joyous gaze of friends, family, and possibly religious figures, and then, to cement the union, the groom smashes a handful of pricey cake on the (impeccably made-up) bride. Who started this? Who actually enjoys this uneasy ritual? My humble opinion: Save the frosting frolicking for the honeymoon.

Thanks Heather W @ Better Homes and Gardens! This is good stuff!

Monday, August 10, 2009

24-Hour Wedding Countdown from Beauty Eats

During my Daily Yahoo visit, I stumbled upon this really great post from Beauty Eats. I definitely thought it was worth sharing, so here it is:


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It's wedding season, and here come the brides -- 44,230 of them a weekend! Whether it's you, your best friend, or an adored daughter who's counting down to The Big Day, here are five easy steps to ensure looking and feeling your best during those final 24 hours -- from the first toast until the final flurry of rose petals.

1. Bloat-proof your belly. Don't spoil the perfect fit of your dress! Avoid anything salty -- from pickles and fast food to Chinese takeout -- for at least 24 hours before saying "I do." Limit carbonated beverages too, which can be salty and gassy. You don't want to be bloated and burping!

2. Get lots of sleep. Forget all-night gabfests with your bridesmaids the night before. Instead, have a nice warm bath and, if possible, a gentle massage. Kinda hungry? Have some chamomile tea (mildly sedating) with a drizzle of honey (makes you less alert) and a banana (two sleep inducers and a muscle relaxant).

3. Create a caffeine-free zone. If you need wake-up coffee in the morning, fine. But then stop. Stock up on iced herbal teas, fruit juices, and bottled water. If you've got jitters, caffeine will make them worse, plus it's a diuretic so it'll make you pee a lot (no easy feat in a wedding dress) and could lead to dehydration -- a serious energy sapper.

4. Space out the alcohol. Weddings often mean a nonstop flow of celebratory champagne, wine, and cocktails. But you need to be dazzling, not dim (and definitely not dehydrated, sleepless, or hung over -- all risks of an open bar). So...

  • The night before: Give yourself a two-drink limit. Or stick with wine spritzers (ask for more club soda than wine).
  • The wedding breakfast: Skip the mimosas and sparkle up your OJ with seltzer.
  • The reception toasts: Sip your champagne, don't empty the glass. Pace yourself through to the cake cutting and bouquet tossing.

5. Eat something! There may be tons of food, but it's easy for busy brides not to get a bite. To keep your energy up, hunger down, and tummy flat, go for the fish, chicken, and salads -- but have a plan B: Ask your maid of honor to stash an energy bar or some Brazil nuts in her purse. Just six nuts give you four grams of protein and some healthy fat, a combo that will keep you going far longer than you'd think. Not for your whole life, of course, but that's what the rest of the day is about!

Curious about just how many years you and your Real Love could spend together? Start by finding out your RealAge -- with luck, you're younger than you think!"


What Great Advice!! Click on over to Beauty Eats for similar goodness!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fall 2009 Wedding Trends

Planning a fall wedding.......Well if you are, you better get a move on it! It's already the end of July!!! I cannot believe that. Where has the summer gone?


What's going to be hot for a fall wedding????? Basically anything original and bold! Check out the collages I've put together below of some of my favorite color combination's!




I love FUCHSIA! So naturally, my favorite is a fuchsia and bright tangerine mix!



This color combo has been a super hot trend in everything from baby showers to birthday parties to weddings, of course! And, I continue to sing it's praises!


That's All!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Themed Thursday -- Vintage Weddings

We love "Themed" everything! Especially Weddings, not that every wedding doesn't have some sort of a theme...color, setting, etc. But, we love an all out no holds barred theme down to the tiniest detail. It is an obsessive compulsive's dream come true!

One of my personal favorites is a Vintage themed wedding. I love old world glamor and is there really anything that screams Sexy and Classy better than Lace and Pearls?! I don't think so!

Below are a few examples of some of my favorite Vintage themes:












That's All!



Monday, June 1, 2009

New Marketing Material!

We ordered our new marketing material last week! Below is a preview, and I hope to be passing business cards and brochures out to everyone in the very near future!

Rack Cards:

Front

Back

Business Cards:

Front of one

Back of both



Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's a Girl Thing!

We are two extremely GIRLIE chicks! Therefore, we love to throw girly baby showers, birthday parties, ect! Below are a few pics of our work and of work that we thought was fantastic!



Really, what's not to love about PINK!



We also do custom room decor such as wall murals, canvas art, letter art, etc.