Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wedding Paper Divas introduces Thermography Collection!


Printed by renowned fine stationer William Arthur, the Thermography Collection features exclusive Wedding Paper Divas designs that leap off the printed page with chic and captivating style. By heating traditional wet ink with a powder compound, William Arthur creates beautiful wedding invitations with printing that rises off the paper to simulate the refined look of engraving. Visit Wedding Paper Divas for more styles...be sure to note the discounts available as well!
{The picture above does not really do Thermography any justice. It really is quite exquisite in person.}

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Personalizing Your Wine


Serve wines from the year you were born or when you met, and mention it to guests in a note on the table. You can even get custom wine lables and decorate the table - use them as favors!
Visit these sites for more: http://www.stoneycreekwinepress.com/ and http://www.myownlabels.com/ML119.asp?fnColumns=4&AreaID=4

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saving Money on your Wedding Flowers

When deciding what to do for your wedding bouquets or centerpieces, consider taking a large bloom to fill space but still deliver impact. Here are various types of Hydrangea. They are typically expensive, but you can do more with less of them...saving you money. You can use three of them in a bouquet versus a dozen roses.
Hydrangea offer a classic elegance, are easy to work with and are pretty hardy. Just keep in mind they drink a lot of water. If you are making arrangements the night before, make sure the room isn't too hot you are keeping them in and give them lots to drink. Keep extra bloom on hand in case any need to be replaced the next day.





Happy Planning!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Modern & Elegant Flowers for Your Hair

Be sure to visit atedesco.etsy.com for these beautiful flowers that make a statement in anyone's hair. Some brides opt for flowers in their (or bridal party's) hair instead of the traditional hand-held bouquet(s). I hope these inspire you to keep your wedding classy with an added artistic twist, or changing tradition just a tiny bit to allow your personality to shine through.


Beautiful antique white and royal blue silk flower bobby pin with an elegant Italian button center and a spray of tiny silver beads. Petals are hand sewn together.
This rose measures approximately 3-1/4" in diameter.



Shades of pink velvet rose, a spray of tiny silver beads, and a beautiful rhinestone center.
Petals are hand sewn together.
This rose measures approximately 5" in diameter.


Beautiful white silk rose bobby pin with an elegant Italian button center.
This rose measures approximately 4" in diameter.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Enter to Win! {from Wedding Paper Divas}


Wedding Paper Divas is running a contest! Later this month, they will be giving away a $500 gift certificate for the best engagement story they receive. This gift certificate can purchase an entire wedding stationery suite including invitations, response cards, thank you cards and more from Wedding Paper Divas.

They will be accepting entries until February 22nd and each week we will be posting our favorites on our blog, Diva Dialogue (blog.weddingpaperdivas.com). You can also check out their best stories so far at the following address http://blog.weddingpaperdivas.com/tag/contest/.

If you would like to see more, please check out the contest details at http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com/engagement-stories/.

Be sure to check out more wedding invitations by clicking HERE!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Socially Conscious Favors


A tip from Modern Bride...Socially conscious couples take note: Serving sweets at your wedding can give more than a sugar high. Bake Me a Wish! donates 5 percent of each purchase of their cakes to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. And 10 percent of the proceeds from Endangered Species Chocolate benefit the Ocean Conservancy. Happy Planning!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Elizabeth Anne Designs Library Re-launch


Thanks to A Lucky Orchid Wedding for this great update!

Elizabeth Anne Designs' website has been re-launched! For those of you who know, the EAD site has a fantastic wedding blog, an everyday life blog and a full library of resources for the best professionals in the wedding industry...great for brides doing their own planning too!

The new Community includes both Message Boards and a Bulletin Board. A new a favorite, the Bulletin Board - using the Post a Bulletin page, vendors and readers are able to post news, announcements, discounts, offers, and other information directly to the Bulletin Board.

Be sure to check out EAD and A Lucky Orchid Wedding (who will be regularly feature on the new EAD site). Thanks to Laura from ALOW for the update!

Happy Planning!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Cakes...mmmmm good!


Everyone loves sugary buttercream sweets and decadent chocolaty delights, so make your cake the centerpiece of your planning. From hazelnut mousse to raspberry jam, choose unique flavors that tempt the taste buds, view hundreds of photos in the gallery to find a stylish design, or create your own sweet perfection with our Create-A-Cake tool. Visit www.brides.com for more!