Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Special Event Tags

Mayasmommas from Etsy sent us these special event tags to sample and we just love them!! They are so cute and unique!

The tags are handmade and aged in coffee! They are seriously a perfect detail for country, outdoor, rustic and vintage weddings and other events too! They come in different sizes and styles.

I had a little fun with them and thought up a couple different ways to use them. Please excuse my amateur photography!

A thank you tag for favors or whatever! It would be really cute to put your personalized logo or monogram on the back!

Table numbers!


Even as a gift tag!

These tags are so versatile, you can use them any way you can think of. Here are some ways that other brides have used them!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sarah's Stands

Sarah's Stands has the awesomest cake stands out there! They will meet any requirement you seek. Sarah is someone just like you who was looking for the right cake stand for her wedding but could not find it, so she decided to design her own, and the rest is history.

Her cake stands come in a variety of sizes from 12" to 22" round. And they come in any color you can imagine! They do custom colors now! The best part about these stands is they are extremely durable and can hold the weight of multi-tiered wedding cakes!

Another great thing about Sarah's Stands is that you can stack them up and use them for cupcakes as well! I kind of love the idea of buying a custom cake stand for your wedding cake, and then resusing it for special events throughout your life. It will always be a conversation starter.

You can match them to your wedding color scheme!

It's all in the details. Sarah's Stands have been featured in Brides Magazine, The Knot, Southern Weddings and much more! Don't miss out on these awesometastic stands, check them out on Etsy!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Summer Blogosphere Series Final Post

For our last Blogosphere post, Green Wedding Shoes shared this DIY wedding that had so many cute details. One in particular that I just had to share are these wear your heart on your sleeve pins! They are the adorablest!!!

This display was put out at the ceremony for guests to wear. And all the groomsmen wore big hearts as their boutonnieres!

Sweet Little Photographs
Sweet Little Photographs

There are so many great blogs out there, I barely scratched the surface! I hope that I opened your eyes to some fantastic blogs that you will keep up with, keep blog hoppin!

Friday, August 26, 2011

DIY: Scratch off Save-the-dates

I saw this adorable idea for DIY save-the-dates at Martha Stewart Weddings. They are scratch off!! I think this is such a unique idea and so much fun!

These are a great way to entice your guests, they immediately know that your wedding is gonna be one they don't want to miss out on!

Click here to find out how to make these cute creations!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer Blogosphere Series Part 10

For part 10 of our blog series, I wanted to share this post I came across on Wedding Bee. I just thought it was the cutest thing ever. Their blog is a fantastic resource for brides! It's great to see the thoughts and perspectives of brides just like you! And it's fun to read.

I know the first look makes everything easier on the photographer and other vendors (including us planners), but there is something so romantic about not seeing your significant other until you walk down the aisle on that day. I've always been very traditional in that sense.

All this being said, I am now in love with this idea of a non-first look. You get to hold your love's hand and talk to them without actually seeing each other. Just take a peek at these photos by Danny Boyle Photography and you will fall in love too.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Decor: Pom poms

Everyone wants their wedding to be unique. The best way to create a wedding that is different is through the decorations of course. These adorable tissue paper pom poms from Pom Love at Etsy are a fantastic way to make a wedding your own! You can mix them in with your flowers or even use them as a replacement for flowers or Japanese Lanterns!

They come in different patterns and just about every color you could imagine. Take a looksie.

The best part about these darling decorations is that they are made from 100% recycled paper! How eco-friendly!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mini Wedding Cakes!

I came across this fantastic post on the Austin Wedding Blog and it was too adorable not to share! Mini- wedding cakes have been around for a while, but I've never seen a mini-wedding cake pan like this! It's too cute for words so I will just share the picture with you.

Mini-wedding cakes are a great alternative or addition to a traditional wedding cake. If you wanted something a little fancier than cupcakes, these are really a great idea! Here are a few other cutesy mini-cakes that I just love!



Monday, August 22, 2011

Soft pink and green Inspiration Board

One of our awesometastic brides wants a soft pink wedding with mossy green accents. We created this soft, romantic inspiration board for her to get a feel for what her wedding would look like!

Stay tuned to see how the real wedding compares!

Dresses; Bouquet; Table Number; Chair; Bracelet: Drinks
What do you guys think?

Friday, August 19, 2011

DIY: Paper pomander- flower balls

Check out this great DIY project I found on Hostess with the Mostess! These paper pomander-flower balls would be great as table centerpieces for any event! They're really easy to make, go ahead and give them a whirl!

Aren't they adorable? What do you guys think?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Say Yes to the Dress

I normally don't like the wedding shows on TV. They tend to be about bridezillas and fighting and my brides are nothing like that!

Say Yes to the Dress from TLC is one of the few wedding shows that I actually enjoy watching. They always have happy endings and I love seeing the excitement when the bride finds that perfect dress!

Now, you can watch brides from all over the country try on dresses and you can even watch bridesmaids! TLC has expanded their original show based in New York at Kleinfeld to Bridals by Lori in Atlanta with wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses!




(MasterPiece Weddings was in no way compensated for this post, we just like this awesometastic show!)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Summer Blogosphere Series Part 9

Part 9 of our Blogosphere Series brings us to Snippet & Ink! They shared these awesomesauce letterpress notecards from Tallu-lah for asking your maids of honor/ring bearers/groomsmen/other significant peoples to be in your wedding! They are quite darling!

We had a bride who used something like this and I just thought they were so sweet!

The people you ask to be in your wedding would be thrilled to receive something like this! I know I would love it, I'd probably cry being the sap that I am.

How did you ask your bridal party to be apart of your big day?

You can check out Etsy to or Tallu-lah for more of these lovely notecards!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The True Cost of a Wedding

I found this awesomesauce infographic from Credit Sesame and knew I had to share! It has a ton of useful information for all you new brides who don't know much about the costs of a wedding.

If you are new to planning weddings and are looking for a starting point for what you can expect to pay for food, music, flowers, etc, this is a great place to get an idea! 

It also just has a lot of fun facts!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bouquet of Love and Support

We recently had a bride who incorporated the Bouquet of Love and Support into her ceremony as a substitution for the Unity Candle or Sand Ceremony.I had never seen this done before but I L-O-V-E it!! It is a super awesome option and I think more brides should use it!

Our particular client we had used a vase that had been passed down from generations. They used silk mums as their flowers but you could use literally any flower you like, fake or real!

So instead of pouring sand, water, wine or lighting a candle, the bride and groom each put a flower in the vase. Then have the important people in your life come up and put a flower in your vase and give hugs to the bride and groom. They can come up in couples, or as individuals, whatever you like, personalize it for you.

It was really sweet and emotional for the bride and groom. And it was a great way to involve the family and thank them for being there and supporting the forming of their new family. It really touched my heart, I couldn't help but get teary-eyed.

Thank you Russell Martin for capturing this beautiful ceremony!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Funday: How to Make a Grand Exit

It's Friday and time for some fun stuff! Are you looking for a way to end your wedding with a bang? Here are some awesometastic ideas for a super fun grand exit!

Sparklers! They even have heart shaped ones!

Silly String!


Glow Sticks, my personal favorite!

Image via The Bride's Cafe and Amanda Watson Photography 
  And if you really want to go all out, fireworks!

Whatever you decide to do, a grand exit is a great way to leave a lasting impression on your guests! What did you do for your exit?
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