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