Thursday, December 25, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Inspiration

Winter is officialy here and, to celebrate, a winter inspiration board. Brrrrrr
cake jinsey; altar decor gruber photography; scort card table adrienne page; bridemaid david'sbridal; menu gruber photography; bride bouquet miki duisterhof; invitation oblation papers; desserts jeff macnamara; centerpiece valls photography.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bouquets...after the pictures...

It might take you months to find the flowers of your choice. Flowers for the ceremony, flowers for the reception, flowers for your bouquet, and last but not least flowers for your bridesmaids' bouquets.

You make your decision, everything looks beautiful and stunning, but right after the ceremony and pictures, the bridal party's bouquets get plunked down and forgotten.

Why not reuse those bouquets as part of the d├ęcor? You can group them in vases on a side table and let everybody enjoy the show. You can even add personalized tags with the bridesmaid's name to add more charm.
Below are some ideas:

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

For a Blogger Bride

Last week I posted about colored shoes for brides.

For my surprise, many of my blog readers are actually going for this new trend.
One of my fellow Blogger Bride at GetMarried.com, asked me about yellow shoes. She is looking for a bright yellow pair to wear on her beautiful beach wedding in Hawaii.

So, Tanya {Tee}, this posting is for you… all of the bright yellow shoes I found so far.

Images borrowed from: Zappos

Images borrowed from: Nordstrom


Images borrowed from: Piperlime

Monday, December 15, 2008

CupCakes

Tired of conventional cake designs for your wedding? How about a wedding cupcake tree?
Cupcakes are so popular today. They are different, easy to decorate and their prices are lower than the traditional wedding cakes.
I’ve selected some cup cake desings to share from Le cupcake. Their details are adorable and unique.
Play with the colors or add pretty little accents and you will get gorgeous wedding cupcakes.









All images borrowed from Le Cupcake:
blog
Flickr

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Who said they have to be white???

Wedding Shoes: Who said they have to be white??

The concept of wearing colored shoes seems to be everything right now. It is a small detail (maybe not that small...), that can add a lot to the whole look!! Bright, fun and funky, this trend is growing in popularity.

I’ve put together some photos of real brides with real colored shoes. The more I look at them, the more I agree that white shoes are not for me anymore. Just not sure what color to choose.

What is your color???





Images credit - Photographers:
Red: White Box Wedding / Pink: Ashley Bartoletti / Blue: Jessica Strickland / Light Blue: Leah Powell / Green with flower: Nicole Dixon / Green: Cory Parris / Orange: Sweet Monday.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Fun Buttons!

Few days ago I saw a very cute button at Victoria with Roses’ blog. But only today I had the chance to stop by Makemmingle’s website to take a closer look at their buttons. I am totally in love with them now and just had to share.
These buttons are a good idea not only for the wedding party and family, but also for all the other guests if you want to add some fun to your celebration.
Victoria with Roses always has great ideas, especially when it comes to gifts, and this was just another one of her great findings.




All pictures from here

Friday, December 5, 2008

Feathers anyone?!?!

If you are looking for something unusual and remarkable to wear on your wedding day instead of the traditional veil, what about some feathers? Yes, Feathers!
It might not be for everyone, but if you are ready to create an astonishing appearance, you might want to take a closer look at some of these headpieces by Breeziway. They are stunning!!
You can add it to your veil, use it for the reception only, or even while attending a wedding as a guest.



Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Girl's Ts

Aren’t those t-shirts for bridesmaids, maid of honor, brides…so lovely? They come in many different shapes, sizes, colors, with some glitter, funny messages and so on…
You can wear them on your wedding shower, rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party or even on your wedding day while getting ready with your girls.
Here are a couple of that I thought were so cool for your bachelorette party night with the "not so traditional" messages.


Monday, December 1, 2008

Traditions...Traditions...Traditions...

Real Wedding
Raynara X Bruno
Brazil - Bahia 07.12.08

For the last few weeks I’ve being willing to post about this friend of mine’s wedding and finally got the opportunity to do so.

Raynara is a friend I met back in Brazil. Unfortunately I've never got the opportunity to meet her hubby personally … some day, who knows?!
Being a Brazilian (have I mentioned that before over here?), I thought it would be interesting to share some similarities and differences between both cultures.
By the way, if you by any chance have heard or read online, as I had, about a Brazilian tradition where the groom has to wrestle a donkey to the ground before the ceremony, and only if he manages it, he gets the girl !!! PLEASE… that's more like folklore, nothing to do with a real wedding. I can guarantee that during my whole existence, I have never attended a wedding in Brazil where that was necessary or even known of.

Brazilian weddings are very similar to American ones when it comes to dresses, ceremony, foods, reception, guests to invite or “not to” invite.
Bridesmaids and groomsmen on the other hand, are chosen differently. Usually three couples (or more) represent each side, and they are actually called what I would translate “Wedding’s Godmothers and Godfathers”.
It is also not very often that you are going to find seating cards with your table already pre-established. Most of the time, there will be tables reserved for the parents and closest family members only. All the other guests are free to choose their own seat. And don’t be surprised if a friend decides to invite a friend, or a friend of a friend... Depending on the type of the reception you are planning, "unexpected” guests many times are kind of “expected”…

A crucifix is used by many brides around the bouquet for the religious ceremony. This one specifically I thought was gooooooorgeous.
It is also a tradition to have all your single friends who are attending the wedding, write down their names on a piece of paper and then have it attached under the bride’s dress so they can have luck “finding the love of their lives” just as the bride did.
The garter on this picture, she wore only for fun and for the matter of having the “something blue”. Brazilian brides don’t really wear garters, none the less have it tossed.

Lilies, calla lilies, orchids and lisianthus were Raynara’s flower choices. Absolutely beautiful !!

Using the color scheme blue and purple, she set up a goodie candy table, which was a success among the guests. Really cute!
The favors were the famous Brazilian “ bem casados”. The traditional small cake with two layers representing the groom and bride, filled with dulce de leche, which represents the union between both sides. Simply Delicious!!! You will find those in pretty much every wedding. And pretty much every guest expects to take two or three home. They can be wrapped in many different ways or placed inside little boxes to match your wedding theme… If I could only find those around here tasting exactly the same… it would be aaaawwwwesome!!!


Love, love, love... much love for both of you!!


All images: Dea Lago

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Heel Stoppers

Have you ever been to an outside ceremony or reception and had your beautiful high heeled shoes deep in mud or grass? Well, I had. And I can guarantee it wasn’t a very pleasant experience…

Recently I found out about “heel stoppers”. I haven’t personally used them, but read some good reviews and they seem to work pretty well.

So, if you are thinking about having a grass ceremony or attending one, you might want to consider trying one of these and enjoy your day without the sinking feeling!

Source: belledivine

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Week.
Thanksgiving Inspiration.
Inspiration Board: Thanksgiving.
~ a bit of insipiration for all Thanksgiving Brides. ~

Flower decor: bella fiore, bridesmaid's dresses: betsey holley photography, invitation: magnet street, cake: christian oth photography, chocolate favor: beau coup, candied apples: miki duisterhof photography, candle ornament: alison rosa, Guess shoes: heels.com, chair decor: honour hiers fine arts photography, program: julia bailey photography.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Lily...what??

I have to confess that I am far, far, far away from being a flower specialist. The truth is, if I can name a dozen different types of flowers...that is a lot.

I look at them. They look so beautiful. No clue what they are called. But hey, you have to agree with me that some of them have some very crazy, funny names. Others even have first and last name (rain lily, gloriosa lily, canna lilies, calla lilies, crinum lily...)

Due to my lack of knowledge in the garden field, flowers have really gotten my attention within the last few months. After all, what is a wedding without flowers?? They are the beauty, the inspiration & the life of most wedding's ceremony and reception.

As an Autumn Bride, I started a bloom search, looking for everything related to FF (fall flowers), and let me tell you, they are gorgeous!

I am still undecided about my flowers but I am sure that a good florist will help me put something very nice together. If you have any picture or suggestion please let me know.


Some other options for fall flowers are: Sunflower, scabious, gladioli, gloriosa, aster, marigold, chrysanthemum, cotoneaster, cyclamen, hydrangea, amaryllis, primula, viburnum, daphne, iris and narcissus.


Oh, and did I mention that they have funny names?


Image credit (photographers):Lilies:Gene Burch / Zinnias:Victor Schrager / Orchids:Lauren Rutten / Calla Lilies:Danielle Biel-Skye Blu Photography / Dalia:John Solano / Vanda orchids, roses, protea and calla lilies:Lauren Rutten.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

STD !

Save the date cards are much fun.
Even if you are thinking about a formal wedding you can always add some fun or unique ideas to your STD announcement.
Inspired by Brooklyn Bride who recently posted a series of amazing STD cards, I decided to share some of my favorite findings:

Save the date book with announcement, accommodation and travel information shipped inside a gold metal compact. by Grapevine


Boarding pass save the date that replicates a real plane ticket. by Grapevine


Unique floral designs sit inside a plastic luggage tag. Perfect for planning a destination wedding. by invitation consultants

Monday, November 17, 2008

Top that cake!

I've been thinking a lot about cake toppers lately. I don't have an idea yet of what would be "my perfect cake topper", but I know for sure I would love to have something that could reflect the two of us somehow.

Few days ago, looking at a friend's page over orkut (something like facebook, myspace...), I came across this page specialized in cake toppers (Lu Biscuit) and had to share...

I was so impressed by the details. Everything looks so adorable!!! They can be personalized to best match the clothing, hair, skin, build, themes and accessories as you wish. Most of the dresses are a small replica of the real ones. How cute are those?!?!?!

I am so in love with these toppers.

All pictures borrowed from Lu Biscuit's orkut page.