Thursday, September 30, 2010

Escorts on the Beach

These escort cards are perfect for a beach wedding




Images 1 & 3 via brides.com
Image 2 via theknot.com

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Beach inspired wedding cakes


Sweet Traders in Huntington Beach, Ca

Eve's Cakes Orlando, Fl


Anna Cakes in Orlando, Fl

Images via Weddingbee

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hair Glam

Need something cute for your hair on your wedding day? Check out these cute hair accessories

Ivory hair comb with pearls from LittleWhiteDresser $42

Ribbon Rhinestone Headband from Lottiedadesigns $56

Ivory Magnolia Hair Flower from Designbypris $34

Vintage broach and wired Lave Comb from BeSomethingNew $65

Images via Etsy sellers

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dresses for the Sand

Wedding dresses perfect for the beach.

Destinations by Maggie Sottero style JD1214

Allure Bridals style 8520

Jenny Yoo style 1011B


Impression Bridal style 2992

Images via Brides.com

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

DIY Friday: Rustic Cake Stand


This rustic and unique cake stand DIY comes from Oncewed.com I love unique cake stands and this one would be great for any outdoor wedding. 




What You’ll Need
A Cross-Cut Wood Plaque (round or oval)
A Cross-Section of a Tree Limb   (Make sure the top and bottom are parallel)
Titebond Ultimate Wood Glue (or a similar extra strong wood glue)
A Large Wood Clamp
Instructions
Cross-cut wood plaques can be found in your local craft store or online at Hofcraft. The come in a variety of sizes ranging from 5 inches to 12 inches in diameter.   They are usually found in the section with the wood-burning kits and other wood crafts.  They are clean, sanded and ready to use.
1.  Take your tree limb section and wipe the cut surface clean.   Put a generous amount of extra strong wood glue on the surface. (see figure 1)
2.  Place the limb section in the center of the back side your wood plaque and press down firmly.  Wipe away any excess glue with a clean, damp cloth. (see figure 2)
3.  Place the two joined pieces in a wood clamp and let dry for at least one hour.   If you don’t have a wood clamp, you can stack a few heavy books on top of your pedestal until it’s dry.   (see figure 3)
4.  Use your pedestals to display cakes and desserts (see figure 4) or use as a base for a centerpiece.   If you want to place food directly on the wood surface, coat it first with a food-safe wood sealer.  If you would like to keep the wood it’s natural color, place a piece of parchment paper beneath your cake or dessert.
What it Cost
Wood Plaques $3.99 – $5.99 each
Tree Limb – Free from our wood pile!
Wood Glue – $3.35

Image, and text for supplies, instructions and cost via Oncewed  by Laurie Cinotto

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Donate Your Dress, Make a Dream Come True

Many bridesmaids do not know what to do with their dress after the wedding. I asked one of my bridesmaids the other day if she has worn her dress since my wedding, and the answer was no. There is always the option of selling it, but what about donating the dress?


Donate My Dress is an organization that collects prom and special occasion dresses for girls who can not afford a prom, sweet 16, or quinceaƱera dress. There are locations all around the United States. On their website they have a list of drop off locations. If your state doesnt have a drop off location they also have a list of places that you can mail your dress to.


So why not make a teenage girls dream come true with a beautiful dress?


I think I am going to go home and pull out those formal dresses from college out of my closet
and send them in!



Image via Cinderellaclosetnky.org

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pink Cakes

Sweet Trades in Huntington Beach, CA

Amy Beck Cake Design LLC in Chicago, IL

Take The Cake, Inc in Chicago, IL

Images via Weddingbee

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Flower Girls Love Pink

Forever Yours Little Lady style 28101

Forver Yours Little Lady Style 26108

Sweet Beginnings style L552

Watters Flower Girls style 46245

Images via Brides.com

Monday, September 20, 2010

Think Pink!

Ella Rose style BE93

Raylia Designs style W6229L


Raylia Designs style W2464L

Images 1 & 2 via Brides.com
Image 3 via Rayliadesigns.com

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

DIY Friday: Pom Pom Car Decor

This is way too cute. Check out these tissue paper pom pom car decorations
from Martha Stewart Weddings.


So get together with the girls and have fun making this colorful decor

Image via Martha Stewart Weddings

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Travelzoo Caribbean Cruise


How about a relaxing honeymoon in the Caribbean?
Travelzoo found this great great deal on a Caribbean cruise. 

$379 -- Caribbean 7-Night Cruise plus credit per person.
Check out the dates and more info 




Image 1 and 2 via TravelChannel.com
Image 3 via Travelzoo

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bouquet Fun

I love creative wedding bouquets and these defiantly are! Check out these paper bouquets from Etsy.com

small bouquet made by Desicra $65

made by Momichka $75

custom bouquet by OneHappyGirl

Images via the Etsy sellers

Monday, September 13, 2010

Shorty down the aisle

Check out these cute "short" wedding dresses

Galina at David's Bridal style WG3165

Raylia Designs style W8704L

Jenny Yoo style 1008B

Image 1 & 3 via Brides.com
Image 2 via Rayliadesigns.com

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Shoe Saturday: bejeweled heels

Touch Ups  Princess by Benjamin Walk

Image via Shoes.com

Friday, September 10, 2010

DIY Friday: Save the Date


Want a Save the Date on a small budget? Consider looking at Target or similar stores. I went to Target to the card section and found blank cards with flower petals and leaves imbedded in the paper. They are regularly 25 for $10 but I got these on sale for $5. I went home and found a save the date style I liked online and recreated it in publisher.
You can choose any font and color that you want to make it fit with your wedding. Print them off at home and have 100 custom save the dates for under $25.  
I also found similar design in invitations at office supply stores that can be used as a matching wedding invitation to go along with the save the date. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

adorn yourself




Ever wonder how the stars can afford all that expensive jewelry they wear to the award shows? Most of them don't buy it, they rent it! As a bride you can shine on your wedding day buy renting jewelry too. Adorn has been featured on TLC and Instyle Wedding magazine, they have earings, bracelets, and necklaces that you can rent for your wedding day. All the jewelry is real and of the finest quality.



                                 

                                 

                                

Images via Adorn

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wedding Tree Guestbook

Want a unique guest book at your wedding? Check out these wedding tree guest books

Fingerprint Tree 16x20 $45 by Jenniferjdesigns


Tree with poppies thumb print poster 16x20 $43 by YourKeepsakeCo


Fingerprint tree10x10 $19 by Jenniferjdesigns

Images via the etsy sellers

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

One shouldered bridesmaid

Jenny Yoo style JYCM-190

Jenny Yoo style 1008


Private Label Occasion style CD276


Bari Jay style 641

Images via Brides.com