Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Different Favor Tag

These fresh and cheery calender circles are perfect for putting up on a cork board or fridge, card making, scrapbooking, attaching to a gift, using as a cupcake topper or a stir! You could take them and add them to your favor and circle your wedding day - on the reverse put your little thank you! Click here to see more.

Happy Planning!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

October 2010 is almost here!

Get ready for October! Click HERE to get your adorable Ashley Brook Designs FREE download for October's calender for your iPhone or Blackberry! Congrats to Ashley for being featured in the Newsday Bridal Planner Magazine! After downloading your free calendar be sure to check out her site, you'll love it!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Flower Eye Candy

I thought today I would just post some beautiful pictures of flowers and arrangements from various sources. Take note how flowers and lighting can transform a room and space.
I hope you like them and they inspire you to try something new!

Happy Planning!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fabric Baskets

Today's weddings are thinking outside the box and re-thinking how we standardly decorate and use different items. With that being said check out these adorable fabric baskets that come in a variety of sizes and styles.

You can use them for centerpiece containers, to put pens for your guests to sign guestbooks, welcome baskets, bathroom toiletries. It could be a great way to keep a theme cohesive, and the great part is you can send them home with guests to help keep them organized, or YOU can keep them to keep you organized...they are great for the office, collect loose items by your door or in any room of the house!
The fabric boxes are made of cotton materials, washed in the gentle cycle and can easily be spruced up with an iron when needed. Check out Sasha Sews today for more inspiration! Happy Planning ;-)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Post Reception Map

We usually see maps used for save the dates or wedding themselves. They often include information for the whole weekend, but this particular map was created to let guests know about the post-reception party where they could continue to celebrate with the happy couple into the wee hours of the night!
Listing the ceremony and reception as well, this Arlington, Virginia map features the local hot spot Harry's Tap Room indicated with it's "After Party" caption! The couple also included information regarding parking on the reverse side to ensure the easy transition for their guests. What a fun way to keep the party going and to continue to celebrate your love and special day!
Click HERE for more inspiration and ideas from Laura Hooper

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Want to get Married at Times Square on New Year's?

As you may have heard by now, Get Married is hosting the first-ever wedding this New Year’s Eve in NYC’s Times Square, an iconic location for a monumental event!  They are searching for one lucky couple…and there are only 10 days left!  While they’ve received 1000s of applications since the launch last week, they want to ensure they find the perfect couple that has a great story to share.  Is that perfect couple you & yours?
Click HERE for official rules and to submit your entry! 
Below is the formal press release offering more details!

Get Married media TO host first-ever wedding WITH A MILLION GUESTS IN NEW YORK’s Times Square ON New Year’s eve 2011Engaged couples across the country invited to submit today until October 1st for a chance to “Get Married in Times Square”
ATLANTA, September 13, 2010 –– Get Married Media, a national multi-media wedding planning and lifestyle resource, today announced that it will host the first wedding ever live in New York’s Times Square during New Year’s Eve 2011 by partnering with Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, producers of the world’s most famous New Year’s Eve celebration. By submitting entries online at now until October 1st, one lucky couple will have the chance of a lifetime opportunity; to win the wedding of their dreams, with the historic background of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, while sharing planning details and nuptials along the way with the Get Married online audience. The wedding will be witnessed by million people in Times Square and seen by millions of viewers around the world.

On New Year’s Eve 2011 before the annual Ball Drop, Get Married will host and broadcast live a truly unique and spectacular wedding event—Get Married in Times Square—for one deserving couple selected on As part of its mission to engage an interactive audience, Get Married will enable its online audience ( to vote on key wedding elements provided by participating sponsors, including bridal gowns, bridesmaids gowns, tuxedos, wedding bands, wedding invitations and wedding cake. Each wedding component will be part of a virtual gallery of images and videos on, providing information about the details its audience votes on, with the highest number of votes ultimately determining the wedding details for this extraordinary wedding in Times Square.

“We are ecstatic about hosting the very first wedding in the epicenter of New Year’s Eve excitement—New York’s Times Square—and we are looking for one special couple who wants to experience a true wedding adventure,” said Stacie Francombe, founder and editor-in-chief of Get Married Media. “Get Married promises the wedding of the decade and, with the iconic, vibrant and celebratory backdrop of Times Square, we welcome the opportunity to put one couple’s ‘I do’s’ in the limelight and in the hands of the passionate audience.”

As the big day approaches, Get Married will fly the winning couple to New York City to meet with vendors, narrow their selection of wedding details, create webisodes showcasing voting options, and conduct media interviews about their unique wedding experience. The day of the wedding, Get Married will videotape the couple’s wedding preparations and various wedding elements—walk down the aisle, wedding vows, ring exchange, recessional—and by partnering with Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-producers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, will broadcast it live for the world as well as on the large LED screens around Times Square. Immediately following the wedding, Get Married will host a reception for the couple’s friends and family at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square.

“As part of this year’s global tradition of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, we are thrilled to help bring together two exciting celebrations into one magical and romantic occasion, both for the happy couple and the viewing crowd,” said Tim Tompkins, President, Times Square Alliance. “With the flashing lights and the unmatched energy of the excited revelers, this will surely be one of the signature moments of the 2011 New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Get Married Media to celebrate the biggest event of the year,” said Jeffrey Straus, President of Countdown Entertainment. “The first wedding ever on New Year’s Eve in Times Square will be witnessed by the million revelers on site and broadcast across the globe via our TSTV pool feed and worldwide webcast.”

Now through October 1, 2010, Get Married is accepting applications from couples across the country who have a great story to tell and also deserve this once in a lifetime opportunity.For consideration, couples must read the eligibility criteria, application information as well as acknowledgements, consents and releases on and their application must be legible, complete, and signed.
Submission process:
- Log onto Review eligibility criteria, application, consent forms
- Complete the entry form
- Upload an image of you and your fiancé
- Upload a video of you and your fiancé (optional)
About Get Married Media
Get Married Media is a national, integrated multi-media wedding planning resource that reaches passionate brides online ( and in print (Get Married magazine) and through unique videos. Get Married connects brides with local and national wedding vendors and experts through entertainment and news.
Get Married magazine (distribution 300,000) is the distinctive shopping and trend guide for the savvy bride. Moving beyond the traditional ways of delivering a bridal publication, Get Married magazine offers the newest interactive technology, the latest trends in bridal shopping and style, and a colorful, fresh voice in the wedding genre. For more about Get Married magazine’s Microsoft Tag, visit for step-by-step instructions, including a free application download, a list of Tag-friendly phones, as well as an actual Tag to test on your mobile phone.

Get Married magazine and the online portal at offers brides an interactive experience, including an online wedding shop offering wedding invitations, wedding favors, accessories and products as seen in the magazine, as well as a wedding blog, video segments from the show, articles, image galleries and wedding planning tools.

About Times Square New Year's Eve
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are the organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve. The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness that have made it an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life. Countdown Entertainment, which represents the owners of One Times Square, and the New Year’s Eve Ball, is a marketing management and event production company specializing in the Times Square area.

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 169 venues in 52 countries, including 134 cafes and 14 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang and Singapore. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Punta Cana, scheduled to open in 2010; Panama, scheduled to open in 2012; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit For more information on Hard Rock International, visit

A Simple, Different and Fun Gift

This is such an awesome piece. So fun!!! Just a simple initial. Great for BM's gifts or for anyone!
Gold Filled 5/8 inch disc with Gold Filled wire wrapping....Arrives beautifully packaged and with a piece of sand paper to keep that cool brushed look. ♥
Click HERE to see more handmade jewelry by Nalu

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall {Decorative & Edible} Finds

These adorable edible chocolates and candies would serve perfectly as favors for your fall wedding or to add on top of your wedding cake, cupcakes and more! Click here to see the leaves, toadstools and roses too!

Each pumpkin has a chocolate center, wrapped in a vanilla candy exterior. These tasty little pumpkins are the perfect addition to cupcakes, any special event Fall dessert, or themselves. Wrapped individually and packaged with presentation in mind, they're perfect for a sweet gift as well.

Just in time for Fall, our Edible Chocolate Filled Acorns are ready to be foraged fresh for your Fall event...or pure enjoyment. Each inviting acorn endures a four-step hand crafting process that results in a soft artisan chocolate center, wrapped in a crispy vanilla shell and dusted with cocoa powder. Not only are they pleasing to the eye but are quite tasty as well. Happy Planning!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Knot's Friends & Family Discount

You may to check this out even if you're not planning a wedding. You may be able to use items for another type of event or gifts...

...The Knot Shop wants to share the love (and the savings) with all our BFFs. For the first time ever save an Extra 20% with no minimum! Use code KNOTBFF & don't forget to pass along to your besties.
Plus, save up to 65% on our favorite Bridesmaid Gifts, including Totes, Cosmetic Bags, Bracelets, Crystal Tees & Tanks, Flasks and More!

On a budget, but not willing to sacrifice the things you need? Check out the Clearance Selection for a huge assortment of gifts, favors, ceremony essentials & more - a perfect cost cutting solution! Every day price match is guarenteed and many gifts offer FREE personalization, AND they accept competitor's coupons. CLICK HERE to check it all out!
Happy Planning!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Quick Etiquette Tip!

If you're going to ask/require your bridesmaids to get their hair or makeup professionally done for your wedding, be prepared to foot the bill. Bridesmaids should only have to pay for their own attire -- any additional beautification costs are on you. For more wedding etiquette, click here! {How cute is this flower girl?!}

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Beauty of Ghost Chairs

Here's an easy way to make your traditional event a tad more modern. These Ghost Chairs are a way to add flare without over kill. You can go clear or use "clear color" for an added punch. Because they also create an open effect, used in your home they can help create the illusion of more space.
Have a great weekend and Happy Planning!
Thanks to trendsetting weddings for the images!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fall in Love with Flower Girls

 Flower girls look adorable in just about any dress you put them in! As temperatures drop and leaves start to fall you can keep her look season-appropriate by focusing on deep jewel tones and rich fabrics like velvet or silk doupioni. Also, keep her look age-approriate. She's not supposed to look like a mini 25-year old ;-)
Enjoy and Happy Planning!