Monday, April 30, 2012

Balloon Centerpieces

Source: Bunch of Balloons Blog

I think this is the funnest thing EVER! I mean really, your next big party, go nuts with balloons... normally I am not a balloon fan, but this I cannot get enough of! Maybe it's because there are like a gajillionbizzzzillion balloons!

What do you think?

Love or Hate?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Help me Plan a Party: Attire

Okay.... so this may not be the most important detail... but what in the world should I wear????


Or This:

Or This:

Frankly, I'm leaning towards option 1....

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Help me Plan a Party: Dessert

There has to be a sweet ending to any party, donuts to go a sweet course to end a savory meal. Something chocolate and scrumptious or gooey and warm.

What would you want to eat after a fun chic elegant shabby chic poolside cocktail party?



Or This:


Or this:

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Help Me Plan a Party: Food

On to the yummiest part of a party.... tell me what you'd like to see at a Poolside Shabby Chic dinner party. Remember nothing wedding'y.



Or This:


Or This:


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Help me Plan a Party: Decor

This week you are helping me plan the details of a party! How fun, right?

So, we are working on a Garden Chic event, poolside. Classy, not wedding'y.

What do you like better.


Lady Libery Catering

Or this:


or This:


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Monday, April 23, 2012

Help me Plan a Party: Cocktails

This week YOU are going to help me plan a party! And it's simple, we need your vote, it's a casual garden chic event.

Imagine gathering around a beautiful tropical pool with a cocktail, being welcomed with a glass of _________ {fill in the blank} and being served ______________ {fill in the blank} and the linens are gorgeous, they look like _____________ {you get the idea}.

So let's start with the cocktails.


Option 1: Source
 Or this....
Option 2: Source

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Awesometastic Party: Food

Source: Pinterest (if you know the original source, let me know, I cannot find the link)
I am definately using this for our next party, Ice Cube trays for food! I love it! And kids get such a kick out of the colors! I love this!

Seriously, big rocking awesometastic kudo's to whoever thought of this!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Awesometastic Party: Delicious

If I would have known that putting pineapple in the oven would have made a beautiful edible flower, I would have tried it years ago!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Awesometastic Party: Details

Source: Salt Family Blog
 I just love this balloon wreath, I am definately going to be making it and using it for all of our family's up and coming birthday's.

And this pancakes would be adorable for a kids party! Right?

Panckaes Found Here

Monday, April 16, 2012

Awesometasic Party: Toddler

Lately, we've been talking about fun toddler birthday parties around the Awesometastic Offices. So this week we are going to take a slight break from the gorgeous wedding world and look at some adorable ideas for our new mom's and friends of new mom's and just plain great Toddler Birthday Party ideas.

First up, an adorable wreath and decor idea's for your upcoming birthday bash!

 I love this snack necklace idea! I will definately be using for an up and coming party.... and maybe for me when I can't decide what I want to eat.
From Pinterest

Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter Pictures with Baby Chics

Photo Credit and Studio Credit: Photography 35 aka the most patient incredible kind hearted people
I hope you all had a great Easter or Passover weekend! I just wanted to share some cuteness with you!

Soooooooooooooo, Gabriel (our 2.25 year old, wouldn't sit with the Easter Bunny, and let's face it that guy can be a bit scary...) So, our tradition has been to take his picture with the baby Chics... and it's cute, right!

So this year, I wanted a picture with G and Z. Gabriel has been a great big brother. He loves to help with his little brother, bringing his binky, and his blankey, and sort of sharing his toys.

So I though, hey.... this will be a piece of cake! A picture with a 2 year old and 3 month old... no problem!

Until it happened, and my husband happened to snap it on his camera.

No Baby was harmed in the taking of this picture
Oops... so the moral of the story is, be sure to have your wife laying under the bench in case your 2 year old thinks it's funny to see if a baby really does bounce.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Real Wedding: Shannon and Chris

New Years Eve Day, I had the honor of marrying Chris and Shannon, it was really so much fun working with them! I love that we had so much fun planning their wedding, from Horse Shoes to The Swamp, this was a personal and romantic wedding!

You know, YOU HAVE always wanted to do this...
Ceremony: Baughman Center
Wedding Planner: MasterPiece Weddings
Photography: Russell Martin
Reception: UF Hilton
Entertainment: Wayne's World- Mike Collins
Cake- Ms Debbie

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Really Cool Wedding Idea

We are always on the look out for super cool ideas! New, super cool ideas are even funner!

So, when this blog came across my desk, I just had to let you know. It's rare these days that something new and exciting crosses our desks.... so I just had to share!

Check out I Love Pezzulli, but first let me tell what what it is.

Okay, so picture this, you were invited to Anna's wedding and you are going to know, NO ONE, that's awkward right?

But Anna solved that - she has created a blog that features each one of her wedding guests, creates a blog post about them, how she met them, some fun facts, and why that person is special to her and her fiancĂ©.

This way, no one is a stranger! I love it!

So friends, meet Anna and Vince, and meet Anna and Vince's friend's.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Send Us Your Wedding

The Awesometastic Bridal Blog is now accepting submissions for weddings! We want real, awesometastic weddings!

Instagram Picture taken at Katie and Jame's Wedding

If you think your wedding has what it takes, send us some pictures! I want them! Send us up to 10 pictures from your wedding.

We would love to feature your details, you love, and your story!

Send your wedding to melissa at masterpieceweddings dot net and we'll check it out!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Our Family

We are so blessed to have such amazing friends. Seriously, amazing friends. A few of our friends share their talents with our family. And check out these incredible images of Zachary! These were taken when he was 7 days old!

A Huge Way BIG Huge Thank you to Footstone Photography for these truly priceless images! I am so blessed!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Alyssa & Justin: Real Wedding

Meet Justin and Alyssa! We had the best time planning their wedding! So many surprises, and just plan awesometasticalness! For a truly awesometastic couple (and families!)!

So many incredible details, including a surprise 20 minute fireworks choreographed to music. Transportation for all of guests, and so much more! And really, check out her dress and that cake! Amazing, I think so!

Really, it's the little details, like the cake topper that capture my heart and hold it tight!

Wedding Planner: MasterPiece Weddings
Photographer: Footstone Photography
Venue: Bride's Parents Home
Cinematography: Platinum Digital Video
Food: Blue Water Bay
Cake: Dream Day Cakes
Ceremony Location: Baughman Center
Transportation: Candies Productions
Flowers and Decor: The Unforgettable Event
Entertainment: Gnys Entertainment

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pear Tree Greetings

Before I tell you the story of Zachary's Birth Announcement, I need to thank Kristin from Footstone Photography and Footstone Ink for taking my idea that I wrote on a napkin and putting it on paper! I seriously wrote this on a napkin, a paper napkin and she make it this! I love it!!!!!!!

Zachary's Birth Announcement was supposed to be our Christmas Card, and due to some serious illnesses, well, it got bumped to New Years Valentines Day!

Pear Tree Greetings had offered me a substantial credit to print cards, as long as I told you about my experience. Soooooo, I took them up on it!

I found Pear Tree Greetings to have a great selection of Birth Announcements, Winter Birth Announcements, Holiday Cards, and everything in-between. I was hard to pick what I wanted, there was so much selection, but with the designed "Mad Lib Style Birth Announcement" I needed a card that had a customizable front, and then I was fine with a fill in the blank inside.

I choose my design (which was actually a Christmas Card, that I customized to look like a Valentines Day Card... honestly, so versatile!)

And I played with the design and the text on the inside until it was perfect.

I placed my order, put in my discount code, and BAM! It was done, or so I thought.

This is where my issues started, since I had a customizable card, and most of the site is plug and play, you simply plug in your images and type your text into the presized areas, and you are good to go, your card is professional and gorgeous.

Except, my image, the one above wasn't fitting in the pre-fit space (even though we custom sized it so that it would fit). So I had to start a chat with Customer Service, and they told me to email them the image with my order number, and they would place it into the card manually at no extra cost. Perfect!

I did that. BAM! Done!


Two days later my cards were supposed to be delivered and when a box showed up at our house that afternoon I was so excited, I tore it open, and it was filled to the brim with envelopes. Just envelopes.

Where were my cards?

I started another chat with Customer Service, and they said that I needed to approve the proof before it was mailed.

She emailed me the proof. I okay'ed it.

There were a few more hiccups in the process, and I don't want to sound unappreciative, because I am not, I am so grateful to Pear Tree Greetings for the credit, and the gorgeous cards that will be with our family for the rest of our lives!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Awkward Family Photos

So, it's your wedding day, and you are imagining dreaming of all of your family being together in one place and your having these incredible images that capture your wedding perfectly!

But, let's talk real life for just a sec.

Humor me.

Sometimes you just don't get that dream image. Sometimes you picture life one way and BAM! Real life slaps you in the face like an overcooked pancake.

I am working on a little project about awkward family pictures, please send them to me! Email me at melissa at masterpieceweddings dot net

I wanna see them!

And just so you know I play fair.... (and the best is yet to come!)

Awkward Family Photo.... Exhibit A - I had Gabriel all dressed up for his brother's Baptism - he loved it. I cut off John's head and Zachary looks like he's a few fries short of, well you know.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Pinterest Beauty

If you are looking for great ideas for your hair make up and the magazines aren't cutting the mustard for you, check out Pinterest for hair and make up ideas.

I mean really, who doesn't love some great tips!

And don't forget to hire professionals to make this happen for you on your big day... but the idea's are free!
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