Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Young Love

Jeff Stoner Video
Meet Patti and Danny, a long long time ago and now!

These two were friends all through out their growing up years and there wasn't a dry eye in the house during their wedding at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes.

How cute are those matching bathing suits!!!!

I saw this on my friend Jeff Stoner's facebook, he video'ed their wedding, and I just knew it was too cute not to share with you!

(I totally think about the pictures of take of G and Z, and using them as blackmail at their wedding.... I wonder if Patti and Danny's parents thought that too?)

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Awesometastic Bridal Blog Loves Uncommon Goods

I am not gonna lie, we get tons of requests to post about random products. and most of the time, it's just same ole' same ole. Wine glasses, everyday favors, gifts that are just blah. So when when we got this email, I thought, with a roll of the eyes... it's the same thing as the one before, but it wasn't.

Uncommon Goods really sticks true to it's name, they have every wonderfully wacky thing in the book, plus some more!
We poured over their website and found so many great wedding gifts. (Okay, some of those gifts are for us. Reward yourself, right?) But the customized wedding poster and custom tree trunk wine box are our favorites! So fun!

It's the gift that keeps on giving with a wine section for your first, third and fifth wedding anniversaries.

I want to know what you think... is this something you'd want to get as a gift?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Helping Aaron

My Gorgeous Sister and Aaron

My personal Superhero, Awesometastic Man!

I cannot thank ya'll enough, we (our awesometastic readers, friends and all around amazing peeps)came together and helped a little boy that is near and dear to my heart!

We collected over 112 hats and jillions of toys- check out Aaron in his Avengers hat!

(Warning Sappy'ness ahead)

Aaron's Mommy is my sister's bestie, and this kid has come into my heart, and has tugged on my heartstrings in such a way that I just feel drawn to help, has that ever happened to you before?

Aaron is a new 5 year old little boy, and right now he wants to grow up and be Buzz Lightyear. He is the coolest, strongest, happiest, most courageous person I know! He has undergone spinal surgery to remove a tumor on his spine, Chemo for weeks, 2 bone marrow tests, countless days of Laser Beam therapy (Proton Radiation), has a radiation burn on his back as big as my 8 month old son, and still manages to melt my heart with his smile!

Your gifts, financially, toys, hats and snacks have been amazing!

And I just wanted to say thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my very touched heart. If you want to keep up with Aaron and his progress of kicking cancer's bottom, you can read more about him here - Aaron's Site.

Help Aaron!

Photo of Aaron by Yap Originals

Check out this handsome-sauce covered kid! His name is Aaron, and he has cancer. But cancer doesn't define who he is... Cancer is just a diagnosis he has. Aaron is a Buzz Light Year Loving. Lego mainiac kid you just want to squish with kisses.

He is doing better than when we original introduced you to him.

It was right around....here.

Aaron and I wearing like 6 hats each, and playing with toys from YOU!

We collected a TON of hats for Aaron and he has a great time playing dress up with his Mom and Brother.

Now, Aaron is undergoing his Proton Therapy (a form of Radiation) at Shands Jacksonville and I am going to travel up there the week of the 4th of July.

And the reason I am telling you all this is because I want to collect a TON of fun games and gift cards and games and puzzles and games... ya know, the stuff that 5 year old boys love!

So, I need your help. Send me gift cards, board games, card games, snacks whatever you'd like. He loved the stuff you sent last time, so do it again, and if you didn't get a chance to send stuff before, send it again. (the only thing I ask is that it is a new toy... we are concerned with germs)

Thanks again! You guys rock my socks off!!!

You can send the stuff to:

Hats On!
c/o Melissa DiStefano
2608 West US Hwy 90, Suite 102
Lake City, FL 32055

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tie the Knot

While filling a vase with sand is great and symbolic you can't get much more real than literally tying a knot.

This couple is tying  a fisherman's knot, the strongest knot, which won't come undone even if the rope breaks and only gets tighter with pressure.

If you have done this at your wedding, I'd love to see pictures!!!!!!

How's that for awesometastic symbolism?!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Party Theme: Sprinkles!

So, I have an issue, I love sprinkles, lots of them... I really don't care of how they taste, but I could nuts using them as decor... so when I saw a sprinkle themed party, I sort of got a little too excited.

This party theme really has no age requirements. Sprinkles could be used for any get together, baby shower, birthday party, bridal shower, you name it, sprinkles make any occasion colorful and tasty!

Any one with me on the fun'ness of sprinkles?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cupcake Cake


First of all, this cupcake cake is way too pretty for a one-year old!

Ok, we're just pouting because we want one. But really two-digit ages have more cupcakes, so that's a valid reason for having our own cupcake cake right now, right?

So maybe I can do this for my Fourttiesadhgdkafjgit.... (intentional typo)

I am still deciding what to do for Zachary's first birthday, maybe something like this? Maybe?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

DIY Photobooth

Style Me Pretty

As much as we love a good photo booth, there's just something whimsical about a simple frame hung on a tree branch! Perfect for an outdoor wedding or party!

So sweet and Rustic Chic.

Don't forget you still need someone to take the pictures.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Icy Beverage Display


A boat-load of drinks will keep all your guests well hydrated throughout the entire party, plus how cool does this display look for an outdoor cookout?

One of my favorite Destination Wedding Planners found this boat for one of her clients Rehearsal Dinner and I am in loooovvvve with it! What a great way to display your drinks have a fantastical conversation piece.

I am pretty sure you won't have to refill it a gazillion times!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Bridesmaid Proposals


Your bridesmaids deserve their own proposal from you too, and what a better way to do it than a bottle of wine?! It's a cute keepsake that's personalized and it calls for immediate celebration!

And the best part, you get to drink it too, plus, plus plus.

How did you ask your bridesmaids?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wedding Party Balloons


I know I am jumping the shark, I totally do, but I love big fat overdone balloons!

Big, bright balloons add the perfect amount of pop (pun totally intended) to an otherwise basic wedding party photograph. It's a great prop you can have tons of fun with, and it also can mask any scene you may not want as a background in your photos.

Are you over the balloons, or do you love them as much as I do?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fun Ice Cubes

Flower Cubes


Get some citrusy goodness or just plain pretty cubes when the hot summer sun melts away the ice cubes in your party's punch bowl. Not to mention, how gorgeous is this presentation?!

So simple. What a great touch for a signature drink!

What do you think?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Proposal Photographed- Find Engaged Couple

I found this story via my sister, and she is the most unromantical person I know... so the story had to be special, if she was intrigued.

So I was intrigued.

An amateur photographer was practicing at the Washington Memorial when she spotted was she thought was going to be a proposal, and low and behold, it was!!!!!!!!!

So she photographed this very intimate moment, hoping the images would come out well. And now she wants to find the couple to give them their proposal pictures.

How sweet, right!

So, if you were proposed to, and this is you, someone is waiting to hear from you with your pictures!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mini Food - Sliders, Beers and Sammies

These bite-size savory treats are perfect for a groom's party or even a football get together. And those mini beer mugs, can you say awesometastic?!?!

I just can't get over how much I love mini food, mini grilled cheese, mini beer, mini soup, maybe becasue I feel like I can eat 98 of them and not feel guilty... okay, that's a slight exaggeration.

Am I alone in my love for mini food? Who's with me?

Friday, July 13, 2012

Bridesmaid Photography


As the saying goes, sometimes it takes an army. (It really doesn't, a good wedding planner can get you into your gown lidkey split)

But this makes for a great picture of all the bridesmaids together for a more unposed picture. This way you get all the girls getting the bride ready.

HINT: Have all of your Bridesmaids be in their dresses when you get dressed, this way they aren't in PJ pants and a button down T-Shirt for pictures of you getting dressed.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Awesometastic Kid

Photo by: Verve Studio
It is great to have friends, dear, amazing, talented friends! Krystal of Verve Studio took this uber adorable photography of Zachary flying.

Believe it or not, our own little Superman turned 8 months this past week. I cannot believe how fast time is flying. Flying - get it... flying!

Our little family has grown by leaps and bounds, and so our our little blog! I feel SO blessed!

He's pretty stinkin' cute, right?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Save the Date with Paint


Get a super cute save the date picture by making a fun day out of your engagement photoshoot with a giant white canvas or a wall and tons of paint!

I love this!!! There are so many Save the Date ideas and this is just clever and totally adorable!

Would you consider doing this for your Save The Date?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wedding Monogram

Love this idea of wearing a monogrammed necklace with your new initials at the reception!

Another thing we love about this monogram is that you can carry the monogram through your entire wedding, think about invitations, menu cards, cake, dance floor, return address labels, favors, yeah, we can go on and on....

Plus, what bride doesn't want a little more bling, right?!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hanging Flowers


A Simple BBQ, Rehearsal Dinner, Wild Flower themed wedding with a rustic chic feel, then we feel this decor is for you! How fun are these hanging bottles, it leaves you plenty of room on the table and has a rustic chic feel.

Sometimes you just want something different, and here you are. It would also be great with some local wild flowers.

What do you think?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Polaroid Guestbook

Looking through all of the Polaroids later would be so much fun and a ton of laughs! Much more creative than a plain old guestbook!

The idea is to use this board as a place card board, and your guests will exchange their placecard for a poloroid of themselves, so it's sort of a placecard-photo-booth-guest-book-fun-time thingie.

Which I love, what do you think?

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sparkler Cupcakes

These cupcakes just scream celebration! The simple cupcake liners and frosting also let the sparklers take center stage whether they're part of the menu at a wedding or a crazy cool birthday party!

You can turn the ordinary into extraordinary with a just a super fun touch, and plus 4th of July is right around the corner!

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