Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Harvest Inspiration

Source Found Here
We have so much planned for today, I just thought I'd take a minute and share with you some pretty, simple, classy Harvest-Thanksgiving-Pumpkin themed, pretty'ness.

Happy All Hallows Eve!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pink Rose Bud Cake

Cake Found Here
I woudl like to interupt your busy day to share this cake with you. File this under: Love, love, love, love, love, love.

I think I'd love this even more as like a middle tier of a wedding cake?

Is it too much for you? Do you adore it?

PS Happy Halloween Eve!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin Poop

Full Page of Printables available here
Okay, so this post has nothing to do with weddings... but I do think this is awesometastic.

I wanted to do something for Gabriel's little friends at school and I saw this, and totally had to do it. I filled little sandwich bags with Puffcorn (the faux popcorn that has no kernels) and put this label on the outside of the baggie and sealed the other side with a gift tag.

Totally adorabs.

Happy Halloween!!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wedding Seating for Loved Ones

Found via Style me Pretty
I am hearing from brides all the time that they want to recognize a departed loved one, but not make their program read like a funeral card, or not do enough to show that their mom, dad, grandparent, sister, aunt or uncle, (insert passed on loved one here), how much they truely meant to you.

I think this way is just lovely. A gorgeous timeless photograph showing that your mom/dad/grandparent would have or is sitting here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Plexiglass Menu Card

Found via Bernadette Coveney Smith via Luxe Finds

I found these super modern and go with everything menu cards and table numbers and I knew I had to share them with you!
Printing on Plexiglass can be pretty cost effective, if you are looking for something different, unique and gives you the ability to express yourself, I think you've found your medium.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tree Wedding Cake Stand

Borrowed from Ruffled Blog
 I love the look of a rustic cake stand, and honestly, can you get more rustic than a big ole' slab of wood? Prolly not.

What I love is that both of these cakes are very different, one is tone on tone (meaning white on white) with branches intertwined around the middle layer.

And the other has big huge romantic blooms and succulents cascading down the cake.

via Style me Pretty on Pinterest

While they sit atop a slab of wood.

Romantical and Eco Friendly? I'd say so.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Gorgeous Wedding Gown with Back Butt

Found via Style me Pretty
I love this dress, and when I saw this post on Style Me Pretty's Facebook, there were gazillion of ladies posting about how gorgeous this dress is, and I agree, it's pretty spectacular.


Someone should have fixed this, the zipper has created a back butt I am sure her photographer can help minimize the look and appearance, or get rid of it all together...

The way to minimize or eliminate back butt on the day of your wedding, is to have your Maid of Honor, Best Woman, Best Friend, Mom, Janitor, Wedding Planner, whoever, slide their hand down your back and smooth it, slide their hand from side to side... and ta da no back butt!

Love the Gown, sad about the back tush.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Chair Sash

Found Here
Everyone is always looking for a new way to use a chair sash instead of big fat bow... when we saw this, I just knew we had to share!

Don't you love this!?!?!?!?

And the lace table linen is nothing to snub my nose at either...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Draping the Ceiling

Found on Pinterest via This Blog
Draping the entire ballroom for your wedding can create such a dramatic effect, it's so gorgeous, romantic, and frankly, it's a bit costly.

But it's so pretty!

So, what if you just draped over the head table or family table, and then utilized the drapping effect against the wall?

I love this! This goes in my top 5 Awesometasticness!

Ohhhh, maybe I should create an award? The Awesometastical, Awesometasicy, or just Awesometastic... hmmmm....

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Do we Inspire you?

Found via Hostess with the Mostess via Pinterest
What do pink foggy drinks have to do with this post.

Not much. But they sure look cool!

Anyway, I feel so honored when a planner, friend, stationer, designer, says they their client found something on our blog and were so inspired by that they they want to do {fill in the blank}.

So, when I saw this from Events North. I was just so honored.

We at The Awesometastic Blog, love Events North, and the fact that they find us inspiring, is well, inspiring!

Here's toasting to you, and hoping you find some inspiration from our little bloggity blog!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Photo Gift Canvas

I was recently contacted by a website, Canvas by Demand, and they offered me a free canvas, if I reviewed it on my blog.

Frankly, I am offered free stuff all the time, in exchange to review, and rarely do I accept. I just have a thing, what if I don't like it, what if there is a problem and I have to write a negative review, what if this, what if that...

But this time I took them up on it.

I mean a photo gift, how awesome, right?

So, I ordered the picture that I snapped on my phone, and thought I'd hang it in the bathroonm, it'll remind me forever and always that my boys once loved each other, and that at one time in their lives they were adorable, and sweet, and gave me kisses.

Frankly, the customer services was great, the product was pretty fantastic.... I am pretty impressed with Canvas on Demand, and I already bought 2 more canvases... like with real money.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pearls on the end of a Bouquet

So Pretty, Thanks Wedding Bee
Your wedding bouquet doesn't have to be a bunch of green stems sticking out, how pretty is this! I feel like the pearls just finish off the end of the bouquet.

We kind of think this is awesomtastic!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

What a Wedding Costs

Recently, I posted a really pretty infographic stating what an average weddings costs, and it was soooooooooo off, but I told you when I posted it, basically to not believe everything you see.

But it's about time, someone finally did it right, thank you Every Last Detail!!! She researched and collected data for a whole year, and this is much gooder! This is what a wedding really costs!

What do you think about the cost of your wedding?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hand Painted DIY Towels

Original Post with actual instructions found here
I found this on Pinterest, and thought hmph, when I have time, this might be an awesome idea. So, I dumped pinned it into my DIY file.

But really, I just found some great tea towels on sale at Target for $1, so this might be really fun to do one day...

Hey, maybe you can have some tea towel as your wedding that match your wedding colors! (or my next dinner party...)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

DIY Garter

I was blog hopping today and I came across this awesome DIY project, this is the DIY project for any DIY'er...

Some brides get crazy and try to DIY their cake, and some DIY their bouquet, but I mean really... these are time consuming things.

What about a DIY garter!

Totally Stolen from here

I know how busy you are... and this is the awesometastic DIY... of all DIY projects!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Couch to 5K

Borrowed Image from this site
Okay, so, I have to admit something... I am not a runner.

In fact, I hate running. Nothing against those that love it, honestly, ya'll rock in my book, I am jealous of your amazing legs, your fit trim body and your endurance.

In fact, I've always thought I had Exercise Induced Asthma, is that a thing? Or did I make it up in head?

(reminder to self, must Google that)

Anyway. I've decided that I am going to run a 5K, I've always wanted to, but well, I can't run. I look reeeeedikulous when I run. Like I have a severe mental disability. So, in order to not embarrass myself, I've always stuck to what I am good at.

Watching TV.

But it's time. It's time to learn to run, do a 5K and then a Triathlon.

So, I started a training program called Couch to 5K, I started it about a month ago, and so far, so good. I've been able to do each week, and I feel good about myself. Still not a runner.

I still look like I belong in a mental hospital, but I guess function over form.

I figured I'd use my blog as an accountablity site for my running.

Week 4, done, and I'm not dead. That's a plus.

Anyone else a better couch potato, than a runner?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Hire a Professional Photographer

I could get on my soap box right now, and tell you how important it is to hire a professional photographer, if you've read my blog for a while, you know that I didn't hire a professional for my wedding, and wound up with green photographs. Green. Like Green, Green.

Don't believe me... check it out!

Okay, so here you see why Aunt Martha may not be the best choice for your wedding photography. Cuz, she did such a great job at my wedding.

So, here are side by side images that were taken around the same time... the one on the left... professional photographer. The one of the right, a friend with a super nice camera.

In the interest of full disclosure - I stole this photograph from Planning...Forever Events

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rae Leytham: Amazing Photography

I believe that a photographer's sole job is to capture your wedding on film and tell a story, your wedding story.

So when looking for your wedding photographer, ask to look at their albums (digital or book or whatever) and if you can't really see a story, then well, you've been warned.

When I saw this wedding on Rae Leytham's site, I just knew I was smitten with this couple, and I hadn't even met them. Yet I felt like I was totally at their wedding.... maybe I was the Maid of Dishonor in my head... did I just say that outloud?

This was just a snippet from this amazing couple's wedding, check out Rae's blog for more gorgeousness!

What was your determining factor when looking for your photographer?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Flowers and Flip Flops

I love a florist who can create this and totally change a room.

Photo By: Powers Photography, Florals By: The Plant Shoppe
But when that same florist can totally find their fun and creative  side and make these awesometastic flip flops!!! I love these, could totally see them for a beach reception cocktail tables, or rehearsal dinner on the beach, right?
The Plant Shoppe is so talented, and so creative, I love Betsy and her staff! Seriously, can do anything you can dream of!
Flip Flops by: The Plant Shoppe

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Southern Weddings is now Digital

Did you hear? Did you know?

Southern Weddings Magazine Cover V3

You can now view Southern Weddings Magazine in it's digital glory, anytime. Go ahead and swoon over all of the amazing images, biscuit bar, and mason jars, and honey, horses, fields, brides and blooms!

So, now, you can gawk at all of ideas, inspiration, and gorgeousness on your computer, over and over and over again!

Check it out, here.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Handkerchief Inviations

I love the vintage style and look of Handkerchief Invitations, so when I saw this on Oh So Beautiful Paper's Blog, I knew I had to show you.

And if you check out her blog, she has a step by step of all of the parts of this gorgeousness!

Are you completely in love?

What do you think?
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