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 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


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


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.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Blogger Brides

The image speaks for itself...
...I am now a Blogger Bride.
I am so excited!!

Blogger Bride is brought to you by Get Married.
Please dont hestitate to stop by to take a look at my weekly posts.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lovely Egyptians

Back in school, I remember one of my history teachers talking about the great inventions made by the Egyptians. Among them was... the wedding band. The practice of wearing the band on the fourth finger (known today as the ring finger) was because they believed that a vein from the fourth finger lead directly to the heart. By wearing rings on the fourth finger of their left hands, a married couple symbolically declares their eternal love for each other. How lovely :-).

The “vein of love” has now become a matter of tradition, and for that matter, I decided to make a little reserch about the different traditions around the world.

In some countries (Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Japany, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Finland, UK and the United States), the wedding ring is worn on the left hand.
In other countries however (Colombia, Germany, Greece, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, Spain and Venezuela), it is worn on the right hand.

In Western tradition, an engagement ring is a ring worn by a woman indicating her engagement to be married.
In some European countries, the wedding ring is the same as the engagement ring and changes its status through engraving and the change of the hand on which to wear it.
The bride wear it on her left ring finger and have the groom put the wedding band over it. She may also wear it on her right ring finger or continue wearing the rings on different hands after the wedding.

In Egypt, Brazil and many European countries, both the man and the woman usually wear engagement rings, most often in the form of matching plain bands of white, yellow, or rose gold. In these countries the man's engagement ring often also serves as the wedding ring. Some men wear two rings. The woman's wedding ring can sometimes have a precious stone.

In British tradition, the best man has a traditional duty of keeping track of a marrying couple's wedding ring(s) and to produce them at the symbolic moment of the giving and receiving of the ring(s) during the traditional marriage ceremony.

In more elaborate weddings, a ring bearer may assist in the ceremonial parading of the ring(s) into the ceremony, often on a special cushion or pillow.

To ilustrate I selected few ring bearer pillow to share.

Research info: wikipedia
1st row: picture 1 and 2-the wedding depot; picture 3- bklyn pillow
2nd and 3rd row:weddings by dezign

Monday, November 10, 2008

Taste to the eyes

Today I received an email from David’s Bridal with their new selection of cakes where "fashion meets frosting".

The top 20 cakes listed are actually a combination of wedding cake design that complements their current wedding dresses’ style and colors.

What a nice way to start the week with so many beautiful options to look around.

Nowadays, wedding cakes are far from traditional. They can taste and look like anything the groom and bride wish for. The texture, the colors, the shape and size, the decoration, the topper… it is all about reflecting the couple’s personality.

Here are some of my favorite cakes I've seen around the internet that I would like to share :-) .

Images credit
Picture 1: white cake-kakes by karen; green and blue cakes-jim smeal; boxes cake-cake work
Picture 2: gold and green cakes-fleur de lisa; white and black cake-michelle bommarito; yellow cake-cake works

Friday, November 7, 2008

The language of the flowers

What is a wedding without flowers???
Dramatic, urbane, elegant, rustic, classic or sophisticated. No matter what style you have in mind for your wedding, let the flowers speak for you.

Flowers choice: Wildflowers, Sunflowers, Butterfly weeds, Chamomile, Gergebra.
Picture: ranunculus, greenery, roses and white lilies

Flowers choice: French tulips, Roses, Calla lilies, Peonies, Hydrangea, Wild sweet peas, Gardenias, White violets and Stephanotis.
Picture: sweet peas and roses.

Flower choice: Roses, Iris, Sweet peas, Pansies, Ranunculus, Peonies, Lilies.
Picture: cala lilies, delphinium, roses.

Flowers choice: White daisies, single bud calla lilies, Tulips, Orchids.
Picture: Parrot tulips and gloriosa lilies.

Flowers choice: Parrot tulips, Orchids, Canova tulips, French anemones, Grape hyacinth, Calla lilies, Mimosa.
Picture: geraniums, orchids, sweet peas, hydrangea, peonies and ranunculus.

All pictures: bride.com

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bridal Show - I

Bosco Bridal Show

January and February are usually the busiest months for bridal shows. But attention brides-to-be: They are already here.

Yesterday I went to the Bosco Bridal Show in Stamford, CT. Fantastic!!

Bridal shows to me, are a wonderland of wedding planning. It is where you can find trusted professionals of every single area in just a single place: bakeries, bands, catering, florist, photographers, travel agents and so on… You might even find dentists (as they had yesterday from Wilton Dental Associates) and get a free consultation like I did …how cool is that?

You'll find many different vendors offering the same services or products. If you like more than one and you just don't know who to choose ... collect as much information you can from every vendor, take it home to digest when you have some quiet time and enjoy the show.

The bridal fashion is usually the most expected part. Yesterday it wasn’t any different. The show was held by Alena’s of Fairfield and was simply spectacular. Gorgeous!!!

The highlight of the show however was with no doubt the band Alive N Kickin'. When they said they were going to rock the ballroom... they meant it!! Awesome! Everybody was moving, even if it just happened to be the tip of their toes…nobody stayed still with their sound.
Alive N Kickin will be performin at The City Night Club in New Rochelle NY on Nov 21st. Don't miss the chance to check them out !!

These shows are so much fun not to mention the goodies you get to bring home. No matter who you call, your mother, the groom or your bridesmaids, just be prepared for the next bridal show in your area.