Sunday, January 31, 2010

10 Common Wedding Planning Mistakes

To avoid some common mistakes and keep your planning less stressful, here are some tips from the knot....Here are 10 wedding mistakes to avoid.Click Here
To help with your budget check this out from Real Simple!
Hope the info helps, Happy Planning!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wedding Mapper Re Launch

Wedding Mapper is a premiere destination for high-quality, online wedding planning tools and user-generated content submitted by a community of brides and vendors in over 10,000 areas around the world. With real wedding profiles, wedding photos, vendor reviews and ratings, local message boards and more, Wedding Mapper is a top (free) resource for brides planning a wedding anywhere in the world! For more on Wedding Mapper visit
I hope the site gives you some great ideas or helps you find a vendor you are in need of. If you are in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area and need help, give me a call or drop me an email. Happy Planning! {Picture from wedding chics, be sure to check their blog out!}

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Real Weddings, Don & Tiffanie

This wedding I did collaboratively with Tiffanie (the Bride) from Epiphany Events. It was held at Smithville Mansion in Mt. Holly, NJ this past September and turned out beautiful!
Caterer: Casona
Flowers: Garden Party Sisters, Rentals: Taylor Rental and Ocean Tents
Cake: Classic Cake Company
DJ: Supreme Productions
Dove Realease: Lovey Dovey
Photos: A Candid Image
If you contact any of these vendors tell them you got their info from All Things Beautiful and Epiphany Events! Hope you enjoy the pictures and happy planning!

Painted Cottage Shower

These are just some of the pictures from my sister-in-law's shower! I can't believe we actually surprised her! It was at an adorable place called the "Painted Cottage Cafe'" in Collingswood, NJ. Cake by DiBartolos' Bakery also in Collingswood. I have to mention the homemade Biscotti cookies from Aunt Louise - NO BODY can hold a candle to them! Thanks to all made the event a success, love you guys!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

In case you're just engaged and aren't up-to-date with all the wedding acronyms you will discover on wedding blogs and advice websites, here's you cheat-cheat courtesey of on your engagement and happy planning!
BM: Best man, or bridesmaid
BP: Bridal party
DW: Destination wedding
FBIL: Future brother-in-law
FFIL: Future father-in-law
FG: Flower girl
FH: Future husband
FMIL: Future mother-in-law
FOB: Father of the bride
FOG: Father of the groom
FSIL: Future sister-in-law
GM: Groomsmen
GP: Grandparent
MOB: Mother of the bride
MOG: Mother of the groom
MOH: Maid of honor
OOTG: Out-of-town guests
RB: Ring bearer

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Bridal Shower to Inspire

Be sure to check out Hostess with Mostess for inspiration on this “Gossip Girl Inspired” Bridal Shower created by event planner Carolyn Chen of The Special Day.

The details of this party are absolutely fabulous… from the fluffy pink peony arrangements and aubergine ruffle placemats (swoon!) to the lovely guests who were all decked out in black & white “Upper East Side Chic” to match the party’s color palette & style!

You may not be able to do this exact layout and design - but you can be inspired to do the "look for less", for example you can substitute the very expensive peonies for large pink fluffy carnations. Yes, I said carnations! En masse they look great and there is a variety that is large and fluffy that would make you wonder if it was a peony. See below...

Happy planning!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Decor & Favors

(This one is for extra eye-candy and show you more of the look these girls created!)

Drape inexpensive pashmina shawls over the backs of your reception chairs to jazz up standard seats, protect shoulders from the evening chill and send home with guests as sure-to-be-used-again party favors. These Pictures are from Garden Party Sisters, please be sure to check them out. They are very creative and great to work with!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Etiquette: Envelope Addressing

This Post is from Ashley Brooke Designs' Blog and the images are from Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Hope it helps and be sure to check them out!
This week I thought I would concentrate on Envelope Addressing. Lately I have had a lot of my wedding invitation clients and Ashley Brooke Designs Blog readers ask me questions concerning envelope addressing. I know that there are quite a few different ways to address an envelope - formal, informal, etc. So we will cover a few of these ways this week.

Married Couple with Young Children:


Outer envelope
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Yates
7765 Garden Gates
Atlanda, FA 77689

Inner Envelope
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Yates
Kyle and Kevin


Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Yates
Kyle Yates
Kevin Yates

Mr. and Mrs. Joardan Yates
and Family
7765 Garden Gates
Atlanda, FA 77689

An Invitee and Guest:


Outer envelope
Mr. David Richards
839 Cedar Lane
Orlando, FL 33789

Inner Envelope
Mr.Richards and Guest



Mr. David Richards and Guest
839 Cedar Lane
Orlando, FL 33789

Your Dog Down the Aisle

Think about your dog's personality before including him or her in your wedding ceremony. Dogs that spook easily or don't like strangers may not be the best choices for your wedding party. To avoid issues, do a practice run with your pooch to make sure that he or she is familiar with the ceremony site and any new collars or leads before the big day. Thanks to for the tip! Happy Planning!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year filled with great expectation and wonderful things! This adorable design is from Ashley Brook Designs who does custom work even the celebs loved this holiday season! Be sure to check her out at