Sunday, July 14, 2013

75 Simple “DO’S and DONT’S" for your wedding

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1. Plan your day for yourself, not for others
2. Take advantage of the Internet (sites, search engines etc.)
3. Get the groom to be involved, it’s his wedding too
4. Seat older guests away from loud music
5. Pamper yourself! Treat your mom and girls to a spa day before the wedding
6. Be realistic about weight loss goals when selecting your gown
7. Remember to involve step parents in some way
8. Think about your attendants likes and dislikes before purchasing the 
attendant gifts
9. Consider some of your photos in black and white, they are timeless
10. Remember to allow time for table visits during your reception
11. Pick a song for your first dance that has meaning or a good memory for the 
two of you
12. Remember evening receptions are assumed to be more formal than day time 
13. Have someone else do your makeup, you will be too nervous and critical
14. Consider having wedding and reception at one location, it is much easier for 
15. Don’t overbook your limo, they will usually seat 10
16. Send your invitations out 6-8 weeks before the wedding
17. Send your thank you notes out no later than 3 months after the wedding
18. Look for your ceremony and reception sites first-one year out is average
19. Don’t invite guests you really don’t want to see at your wedding
20. Try to stay within your allocated budget

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Styles In Bloom: Text By Kelly Lack

Article was found from Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine. Written by Kelly Lack and Photographs done by Johnny Miller. 

"Whether you lean toward Classic, Romantic, Modern, or Bohemian looks in fashion, your wedding day flowers can make a similar statement." Here, eight ways to follow suit.

Classic: Crisp white blossoms evoke timeless and are every bit as versatile as a little black dress. They look elegant in all types of venues- from churches to loft spaces- and possess limitless, year-round appeal.

The Ceremony Marker:
Exchange rings backed by French tulips, calla lilies, and inexpensive azalea branches (opposite). The boughs' buds, paired with umbrella ferns - a throwback to the 1800's- give the sprays a vintage air; glossy vases (Jamali Floral& Garden Supplies, $80 each, keep them current.

The Bouquet: Green leaves add depth to gardenias, camellias, and calla lilies, while a pleated satin handle wrap (Mokuba New York, $29/yd, 212-869-8900) provides texture. " When there's just one color, details like ribbon really stand out," says contributing editor Matthew Robbins of Matthew Robbins Design in New York City.

Queen Victoria would have fallen head over heels for these decadently feminine displays, but pops of neon pink prime them for an ornate ballroom or a historic home in the 21st century.

The Bouquet:
This profusion of peonies, ranunculus, roses, and mini gladioli is like a portable garden, Robbins added sweetpeas for a shot of green ("a great alternative to leaves," he says) and tied it together with rich brocade ribbons (Hyman Hendler & Sons, from $16.50/yd, 212-840-8393)

The Centerpieces:
For vintage flair, open your cupboards. Here, silver vases, sugar bowls, creamers, and even trophy cups serve as vessels for peonies, roses ranunculus, and spiraea. The Key? "Keep everything below eye level, so your guests don't have to talk through a hedge, " says Robbin's.

Minimalist design has never looked so lush, thanks to the abundant green leaves and white flowers in these refreshing arrangements. Bold and avant-garde, they make the most impact in a spare setting like a gallery, loft, or museum.

The Escort-Card Table:
Tiers of greenery make for a verdant backdrop. Crocodile leaves, Green Goddess calla lilies, and Solomon's seal spout from the tall vases, clematis spills from those in the center: and moss sits in front. To highlight the plants, set them in white pots, such as these ASA Selection cases (from $10,

The Bouquet:
Just a bunch of beautiful foliage? Take another peek. In between the fronds are fritillaria, hellebores, clematis, and more Green Goddess calla- all flowers! They're backed by a few large crocodile leaves, which form a long silhouette meant to be cradled in one arm. A jute ribbon recalling a knotted japanese obi completes the look.

You don't have to fancy yourself a flower child to appreciate these laid-back yet polished posies. It's a new spin on the Age of Aquarius that appears effortless in both rustic and contemporary settings.

The Bouquet:
Though each blossom is tiny-roughly the size of a quarter-this clutch of yellow pansies, lilac-colored brodiaea, pink ixia, and purple columbine packs a colorful punch. It stands just eight inches tall, but flowing tails of ombre silk ribbon (M&J Trimming, from $6/yd give it wedding-worthy length and a free-spirited vibe.

The Centerpiece:
Vivid pansies, ranunculus, and orchids look like a kaleidoscopic imagine gone 3-D."To bring the flowers forward, I put them in neutral vases that fade into the background, " says Robbins. He used Ikea "Ovanted"vases in gray ($8 each) and white($2 each, and Eva Zeisel vases in gray green (from $69,

Friday, July 12, 2013

12 Months Before Wedding Day

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12 Months before Wedding Day-
  • Figure out a budget and who's going to pay for what. 
  • Think about the Weddings style, size, date, and site. 
  • Reserve the ceremony and reception venues. 
  • Start looking at dresses in magazines and on websites. 
  • Mail save-the-date cards. 
10 Months before Wedding Day- 
  • Select  your official for the church ceremony. 
  • Choose your attendants. 
  • Hire a wedding planner, if needed. 
  • Scout for a caterer, florist, DJ or band, and photographer.
8 Months before Wedding Day- 
  • Book the caterer, florist, DJ or band, and photographer; adjust your budget after getting estimates.
  • Create a wedding website. 
  • Order your dress. (If you're buying off the rack, this can wait a few months.)

6 Months before Wedding Day-
  • Meet with the vendors to plan the details (flowers, rentals, menu, cake, drinks). 
  • Order the invitations, or start DIYing them. 
  • Register for gifts. 
  • Shop for the bridesmaids' outfits. 
  • Order the wedding rings. 
  • Reserve the limo(s).
  • Research and book the honeymoon. 
4 Months before Wedding Day- 
  • Give the final guest list and the invitation envelopes to your calligrapher.
  • Have the bridesmaids order their dresses. 
  • Talk to your fiance about what he and the guys will wear. 
  • Schedule the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner. 
2 Months before Wedding Day- 
  • Check your state's requirements for a marriage license. 
  • Mail the invitations.
  • Do a hair-and-makeup trial. 
  • Choose your accessories (shoes, jewelry).
  • Order or make the favors.
6 Weeks before Wedding Day-
  • Print the Programs.
  • Buy the gifts for members of the wedding party. 
  • Send the wedding announcement to newspapers. 
2 Weeks before Wedding Day- 
  • Submit a shot list to your photographer. 
  • Go for your final dress fitting. 
  • Get the marriage license. 
  • Submit the DJ/band playlist.
1 Week before Wedding Day- 
  • Pick up your dress. 
  • Confirm the vendor details. 
  • Break in your shoes by wearing them around the house.
  • Submit the final guest count to your caterer.
  • Pack for the honeymoon. 
  • Write out the seating and place cards. 
1 Day before Wedding Day- 
  • Put the wedding-day tips (money) in envelopes. 
  • Reconfirm all pickup times and locations.
  • Go for a manicure and Pedicure. ( Do waxings or facials no fewer than four days before.) (For the bride)
  • Hold the rehearsal and dinner. (Ghneh)
  • Eat small, light meals. 
  • Do your hair and makeup, get dressed 30 minutes before the photographer's arrival. 
  • Knock 'em dead. :)
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Wedding Style: Ten Things a Groom Should Know

#1: Start planning early. The earlier you figure out the style of tuxedo or wedding suit you’re looking for, the sooner you can put down a deposit. Booking farther in advance often gets you a nice discount, as well as the assurance that your favorite design won’t get snapped up by another groom at the last minute.

#2: Involve your bride. No matter what we believe about equality of the sexes, your wedding day is really about your bride. Your job is to treat her to the fairytale princess fantasy that she’s been dreaming of since she was eight, as long as your budget allows it. Pick your battles wisely, remembering that every concession you make at this stage of the relationship pays off threefold in the honeymoon suite.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Featured Vendor: ShutterSpeed Photobooth

Featured Vendor: ShutterSpeed Photobooth

Our newest Featured vendor has been chosen to be ShutterSPeed Photobooth. They serve in many different locations like Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. It won't be a wedding without those funny pictures!! Make sure to ring them up for your special day! (714-745-2997) Facebook Page

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Featured Vendor - Venue / Honeymoon

Tufenkian Heritage Hotel
Old Dilijan Complex
Old Dilijan, Armenia 
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This is one of the prettiest places to have your destination wedding take place at, location is at Dilijan Armenia. They also Include a honeymoon hotel or guest services. Views and scenery that can be seen for miles on end. Would you have a destination wedding ?

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Inspiration Board: Grey White & Yellow Inspiration Board

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Featured Vendors - Wedding Bouquets

What do you think? Would you have this made for your wedding?? Two Vendors that we found Via which we love are Lissa Alexandra (web), Photographer and L.O.V.E Bouquets (web) who made the Bouquet. Loving the sparkle and the lavishness it brings to a wedding. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

DIY Weddings Project Checklist

DIY Weddings Project Checklist - by DIY Bride 

12-9 Months till D-Day

  • All of your weddings details will be based on a few key choices, so they need to be in place before you can move forward: the date and time of the wedding, the church, and reception locations, and the number of guests. 
  • Create a list of projects you'd like to make for your wedding. Keep them in mind when thinking about your budget, schedule, and wedding theme. 
  • For each project, use a Project planning sheet so you can keep track of all the details - when you'll do the project, who is going to lend a hand, and the supplies you'll need, and where to get them. 
  • Start talking about a realistic budget with your sweetheart. Now's the time to begin saving your cash and comparison