Friday, August 31, 2012

Before the First Look

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For brides and grooms that don't want to see each other before the ceremony, bad luck and all, we love this idea for photography together, separately.

The look that is exchanged when the bride and groom see each other for the first time is priceless!

This photography idea is perfect for couples who want a pre-wedding photo without ruining the first look, and I love the shot taken between two levels!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dogs at your Wedding

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We are all for inviting the four-legged family members to have fun in all the festivities and to take adorable "awww" inducing photographs with. 

We definitely approve of this trend!

Have you invited your pooch to the party?

We would love to see your pics! Send them to me melissa {at} awesometasticblog {dot} com

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Prescription for Love


Give your guests the Rx for love with cute candy pill bottles that also help direct them to their seat. This is really too cute, too bad we're not pharmacists!

But, we could point you in the direction for a stress less wedding!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

RSVP with a Song

We've all heard the suggestion of having people send a song request back with their RSVP card, but these are most awesometastic ones we've seen!

Love the simple colors and the scrawly design with the bride and groom's initials!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sunflower Pom Poms

We love this idea of using flower poms poms rather than tissue paper or lanterns to decorate the overhead space. Don't get us wrong, we love lanterns, but you can't help but smile with big bursts of sunflowers everywhere you look!

You could really use any type of flower, daisies, roses, anything, right?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chevron Cake

This cake is so elegant and fun, we love the soft delicate florals and the Chevron pattern. You could totally use this for any kind of chic and awesometastic gathering.

And the chevron pattern is HUGE right now, we prefer it on cakes rather than sweaters.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Party Favor Ideas: Matchbook


Wedding favors should be useful, small, personalized and not cost you a fortune!

Personalized matchbooks are perfect when giving your guests something they can use! Plus it's a tradition to give matches at your wedding. These are just an awesometastic version of the tradition.

Tell me what you think, is this a has-been favor or is it new and improved?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Awesometastic Stuff: Yumé Blush

Apple raspberry, orange vanilla, lavender honey, coconut lime...sounds tasty right? Although you can actually eat this stuff (great for honeymoons) Yumé Blush body chiffon makes your skin silky soft too!

This would make for a cute bridesmaid gift or favor at a bridal shower, but best part is that all the Yumé Blush products are 100% botanical and vegan, can be used for your lips, face and body and can be found at your local Whole Foods. Or you can order it online at Yumé.

They sent us some samples to try, and honestly, I really love this stuff, it's soft, and succulent, smells amazing, you only need a tiny bit, and I can use it on my face, lips, elbows, well, all over.

We tried the Chocolate Coconut, Vanilla Orange, Apple Raspberry and Lavender Honey, all were so fantastic, that I had to share it with my friends.

I think this would make a great gift for your bridesmaids, or a fantastic thank you for someone hosting a shower for you.

Have you tried it?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Beauty Week: Loose Braided Bun

Loose Braided Bun
The messy bun is a great look, plus it's pretty difficult to mess up a messy bun. Or is it supposed to look messed up? Either way, you can't lose.

But some occasions call for a more polished look, that where this awesometastic style comes in. It looks a lot harder than it actually is but it gives the illusion of more time spent.

Prettified hair in minimal time?

We love it!

This style would be great for an outdoor wedding or for a bride during the rehearsal.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Beauty Week: Shellac Manicure

Acrylic nails can do a world of damage to your digits. I had them in the 90s and I swear my nails are still recovering.

 Rather than ruin them for your wedding, make your nails healthy by using a strengthening polish a month or two before the wedding and when you book your nail appointment ask for a shellac manicure.

Shellac looks natural, doesn't chip for weeks and it isn't bad for your nails!

Plus you can get classic French manicure colors or go for a crazy color combo with an accent nail.

This bride got shellac done that coordinated with her wedding color scheme!

What do you think, Shellac?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Beauty Week: Facials

Having glowing skin on your big day is one of the number one things a bride wants, including a million great pictures where you can look at your glowing skin for years to come!

Consider getting a facial more than a week before your wedding, because you don't want to be left with red and splotchy skin.  Some sources suggest you should leave two weeks between your facial and wedding, but if you're a regular spa-goer you'll have a better idea of how your skin reacts. (Oh, and we're jealous if you're a regular spa-goer, just sayin'.)

Another great thing about facials? You can alter the ingredients that work best for you whether you have dry skin or sensitive, and those cucumbers are great too!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beauty Week: Waxing

According to The Knot's Wedding Channel, reserve any kind of waxing to at least a week, preferably more before your wedding date. 
Never, and we mean never, wax anything, and we mean anything, the day of your wedding. You could get redness, bumps or irritations you don't want to see, or feel! 
Do a test run with an esthetician about three months before your wedding so you can see how long it takes for any redness to go any, then you can have an idea on when to book your appointment before the big day! 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Beauty Week: Tightlining

Sometimes we get so busy we don't take the time to make little touches that can make a world of difference, but we all need a touch of glamour even if it's not for a party or wedding.

This week I want to focus on things that can make a world of difference not only for your wedding day, or a special occasion, but for your everyday as well.
Check out this tightlining technique that makes your lashes looks mega-full and defined. It may take a little more time at first, but you'll be doing this everyday once you get the hang of it!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Antipasto Kabobs

I think my stomach just growled.

This kabob appetizer of Italian-awesometasticness needs to find it's way to my fridge right now! And maybe your cocktail hour! What a great way to serve antipasto that isn't a mess, and you don't need a fork!

This can be completely customizable to your needs, wants, likes and dislikes. All on a stick.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Silhouette Cake Toppers

It is no suprise that we LOVE silhouettes, and cake toppers silhousettes are so romantical and fun! With a slight bit of mysterious'ness mixed in.

Love how the silhouettes take center stage on the simplistic all-white cakes.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hollywood Movie Save-the-Dates


This is probably one of the best save the dates I've ever seen! And the "Rated 'M' for Marriage" is hilarious, what movie would you use on a Hollywood film-inspired save the date?

Seriously awesome! And if your name is Terrica and you own a company named Cocktails and Details, you should totally do this!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Alternative Footwear and Vintage Scenery

Love this look of matching Chucks for a twist on traditional wedding footwear! Between the shoes and the vintage truck you can tell this couple is stylish and playful.

And you know that Saundra at Planning Forever...Events would LOVE this!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wedding cake with Initials

The initials of the bride and groom completely tie together this cake and balance the flowers with a little bit of metallic edge.

Love the fleur de lis at the bottom of the cake!

Do you think the letters would look better as gold or silver instead of bronze? Of or maybe wood? I feel like this could used so may ways, and not on top is a great change up from the norm!

Like? Love? You tell me!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Dessert for Breakfast


I am sure you are wondering what eggs, bacon, toast, and coffee have to do with a wedding, right?

Think about a day after wedding brunch... or having these delivered to your guests rooms the day after your wedding...

Dessert for breakfast is just one of those guilty pleasures you have to indulge in every now and then, but cookies that actually look like breakfast?! Now that's something I could get used to.

We are always looking for fun and unique items for Wedding Brunch, and these are too cute!!!
I'm sure I could come up with a last minute brunch party to have these at.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wedding Theme: Medical

This theme might seem a little weird on paper, but just go with us here and look at how cute this couple made a medical wedding theme look!


When the bride and groom are both medical doctors, but they combined their Indian and Western cultures to make one uber colorful and unique wedding that looks unforgettable!

We think they hit the nail on head!

How stinkin' adorable are these -- Love the names for all the items at their candy bar!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Makeup by Kara Winslow

It's hard to find a makeup artist you mesh well with when coordinating for the big day. You don't want to look like a clown, you still want to look like you, and you'd also like to see makeup still on your face in photos taken during the reception.

We love Kara Winslow she will make sure you 1) don't look like a circus freak and 2) give you a natural look that will last all day. Seriously, the girl's got talent.

Check out Kara's website to see all her amazing work, I mean she's good enough for Ryan Lochte and he jumps around in the water all day! (Ok, swims reallllly fast in the water all day.)


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