Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Green and Gold Party

Found at Every Last Detail
In case you haven't heard (because you are living under a rock, or under a something) Pantone's Color of the year is Emerald. And it's just coincidence that this amazing inspirational shoot took place. (I think Every Last Detail may have ESP - but that's just me)

The photography (by Studio 222) is amazing, the details are just gorgeous! And I wanted to share it with you. You can see the whole shoot, here.

I love that they didn't just organize some details, but there is a real party here, with real people and you can see the details actually work. It's all around, coated in awesomesauce.

Monday, March 25, 2013

What dress is best for your Body Type

When I found this Infographic on how a dress should fit your body style, I knew I had to share it.

Found at Oh Lovely Day

Friday, March 22, 2013

Wedding vs Marriage

Found at Tiffany Rebecca Blog
I had the beautiful honor to marry one special couple a week or so ago, and when we sat down to talk about their wedding they had the most beautiful words to express their love for one another.

And I wanted to make sure that their wedding ceremony was just as special as they are.

Sometimes as a bride you forget that your wedding is not just about that day, it's not just about the reception and the food and the party.

It's about what happens the day after that, and the day after that....so while your wedding WILL BE AMAZBALLS, remember it's what is going to happen the next day that really counts.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

DIY Silk Flowers

Founds at Go Make Me
I have for years now, wanted to make my own silk or fabric flowers, and I saw this easy tutorial and thought, how fun and personal would it be to make a flower girl head band, or some flowers for accents on decor.... the opportunities are endless.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fun things for kids to do at your Wedding

Found at Declutter Your Homes
Kids tables are awesome, it keeps the kids having fun - and out of their parents way (of having fun) at your wedding. But coloring books and crayons only go so far.

Soooooooooo, what about giving them a fun game to play, charades is always nice, but way about cutting these out and putting them in a big jar, and having them answer sort of toned down game of truth or dare.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Awesome Wedding Program

Found at DIY Weddings Mag
I am always on the lookout for new and fun things for weddings. And this caught my eye, what a fun what to do your program.

A wedding program should do the following:

  • Introduce your wedding party
  • Talk about your ceremony
  • Include your parents names
  • Mention other ceremony participants (Readers, Singers, Officiant)
  • Maybe something about the religious nature of the ceremony
Other than these basic points, you can do whatever you want. Include pictures; the story of your proposal or how you two met; a thank-you to your families and your guests; a tribute to a relative who's passed away -- anything that's important to you. Remember that the program is a wedding keepsake, so really make it your own.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Professional Guest Photographer

Photo by: Brett with Birdsong Photography (with permission)
 I was wandering along my Facebook stream, and I happened upon this... it's a view I've seen more times than I can count and it makes me sad.

It makes me sad for a few reasons; 1. This means that the Professional Photographer is missing a potential once in a lifetime image, that the bride and the groom are paying them to capture. And 2. This means that the guest(s) are really not "in the moment" they are too busy glued to their digital device to enjoy the actual moment and create a memory, rather than a less than stellar photo.

Here's the deal, this image sparked a really nice conversation amongst Professional Photographers, and I wanted to share this with you, mostly because I love ya'll so much. And becasue knowing your special day is coming up, you may want to ask Aunt Martha to P-U-T-T-H-E-C-A-M-E-R-A-D-O-W-N.

Your photographer is paid really good money to take amazing pictures of you on your wedding day and can miss something vital that cannot be redone, or reinacted, or restagged.

Brett (the photographer) also has a clause in his contract that states: "...you, the bride/groom, understand that well-meaning guests with cameras are responsible for missed shots." It totally bites that a photographer has to have something like that in their contract.

Some of the photographers weighed in:

"I missed a 'kiss' shot once because someone with on-camera-flash double flashed my nicer, softer, bounced flash. *sigh*." (said Photographer Megan)

"I missed the brides and grooms exit, with sparklers and everything, because of the grooms dad!" (said Photographer Michelle)

"...linebacker bridesmaid a couple of years ago that body-slammed me so she could get the bouquet toss with her iPhone..which I missed because of said body-slamming..." (said Photographer Brett)

I remember a couple of years ago Off Beat Bride did a post on An Unplugged Wedding. This is something to definitely consider.

What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Uberbooth Photobooth

{Me and Zachary: Yeeeeeee Haw!}
 We had a great time at the kick off party for Celebrations Catering's new BBQ Division! It was a down right good time, with the some good eats! We all put our booths on, ate some delicious BBQ, learned some square dancin' moves from Gnys Entertainment, and ate some Funnel Cake, and S'mores!

One of our favorite things was the UberBooth photobooth, we all got in one the fun!
The Whole Gang is a bit silly! {Me, Gabriel, Janelle and Zachary: Age 16 months}
 So, if you are looking for not just any photobooth, but an uber cool and super fun one... check out Uberbooth!
Giddy Up Cowboy! {Gabriel: Age 3}

Monday, March 11, 2013

Babys Breath Boutonneire

Thanks Emmeline Bride for this handsome find
I love a pretty, simple, classy boutonneire, and I think this teensy amount of Babys Breath is just classy and simple and romantical.

BUT, I am not sure about the pocket square and the boutonneire, what do you think?

My regular advice is one or the other, don't have both, it's just too busy. But do you like it? Am I wrong? If I am, I'd hope you would tell me.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Navy and Peach Wedding

Found at The Perfect Palatte


I just adore this combination! I see so many possibilities, summer, spring, on a boat, not on a boat, in a church, in a field, in a garden... so beautiful and classy and not excessive or overdone.

Is it just me? Is this fun and flirty and classy?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Succulents in a Wedding Bouquet

Found on Style Me Pretty's Pinterest Page

It's been a year and I am still in love with Succulents being used in wedding bouquets, centerpieces, decor, boutonnieres.

Just love it!

You? Am I alone?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Coach Purse Lifetime 2 Year Warranty

Cliff Notes Version from Yesterday: I got this very-expensive-purse-with-a-life-time-warranty-that-is-really-two-years-and-some-really-crappy-customer-service. That about sums it up.

After I asked to speak to Snooty McSnooterton's manager, I very unapologetic woman comes over to the counter, I explain that, I got this purse, and now this happened:

I cleaned it with warm soapy water, and the Coach Leather cleaner, and it looks like a cheap knock off now.

She told me that she doubted that Coach could do anything, but let's send it in to their division of Coach Purse Fixer Uppers (not her words) and we'll see what they can do, if they can.

I got a letter back from Coach, with my purse, explaining there was nothing they could do, that the warranty doesn't cover the damage, and they offered me a percentage off my next purchase, with their apologies.

Here is my main concern: I have a purse with a lifetime warranty, this is a defect in their manufacturing/product - and they state that the "Lifetime" of the purse is two years.

I purchased a backpack in High School from JanSport, and the bottom ripped, JanSport sent me a brand new back pack 10 years later.

So, Coach, whose purse cost a who zero more than that (almost) should stand up to their product, back it up.

I called Coach, spoke to a very nice Customer Service Rep (finally) and she explained that the Lifetime Warranty on a purse is actually 2 years, that is the Lifetime of a Coach Bag, two years.

And, sorry, Ma'am, there is nothing more we can do for you.

I am still disappointed. Am I wrong?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Coach Purse Lifetime Warranty

I'll need ya'll to indulge me for just a hot minute.

I am not one to spend a lot of money on purse. Frankly, I rarely buy clothes that are full retail, I am a coupon'ing sale rack, kinda gal.

So, about 3 years ago, when my wedding planner friends got together and gave me this purse (the purse pictured above) I was beside myself. I didn't want to use it. It smelled to pretty, it was gorgeous, and it was in my favorite color. But, alas, I did use it. I used it a lot. Everyday. I love this purse. It has taken a piece of my heart. My first Coach purse.

So when the green leather on the top started to discolor, at first I assumed it was dirty, and I bought the Coach Leather Cleaner and tried to clean it... and then this happened.

It looked like it was stained or dirty, but really it was the stain coming off the leather.

So, I took the purse into our local Coach Factory Store, and the girls at the store were less than helpful. In fact, one of the ladies there laughed at me and asked me "What do you except me to do for you and, this bag?"

I replied "Doesn't Coach have a Lifetime Warranty?" and she said "Well, yes, (in her most snooty mcsnooterton voice) the lifetime of the bag is two years.

The rest of the conversation went like this:

Me: Wait, I thought it was a lifetime guarantee, on the bag, this is a manufacturing issue, the stain isn't staying on the bag...

Snooy McSnooterton: Well, what do you want me to do for you, get you new leather?

Me: Actually, I was excepting Coach to uphold their warranty, and either repair the bag, or replace it.

Snooty: {Long Sigh} Well, {sigh} I guess we can sent it in, but they aren't going to do anything about it. It's an old bag.

Me: It is about 3 years old, but my concern isn't the age of the bag, it's the quality of the materials.

Snooty: Well, whatever, give me $20 and we'll send it in, but just know, they aren't going to do anything for you. It's a 2 year/Lifetime Warranty.

Me: Can I talk to your Manager.

Story Continues, tomorrow.

What are your thoughts on this?

Friday, March 1, 2013

Wedding Cake without Frosting

Found these Beauties Here
Okay, so get it out of the way...


No Way!...




Say it Ain't So!

Wedding Cakes without frosting.

Yes. Lots of people don't like fondant. They don't like frosting.

They love cake.

I know a few cake bakers who would rather die than see a cake they made be seen naked. Yes, I said it, naked wedding cakes. It's a thing.

What do you think of the naked wedding cake?



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