Great Spring Cakes

>> March 22, 2010

Spring Cake


Ring Pillows

I am a HUGE fan of Martha Stewart and her wedding site. They have some of the cutest and greatest ideas out there! I was on there today and saw some great ideas for ring barrier pillows.
Here are just a few I really liked...

ring pillows
To see the rest, vistit


Not your typical first dance song..

>> March 21, 2010

I always enjoy finding out what couples first dance song is going to be. Usually it is a song you could hear at any other wedding. But here are a few that celebrities picked that may not be the first one to come to mind when you think 'first dance song'.
Niki Taylor and Burney Lamar: "Better Together" by Jack Johnson
Erinn Bartlett and Oliver Hudson: "If Not for You" by George Harrison
Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley: "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: "Songbird" by Fleetwood Mac
Seung Chung and Diane Farr: "Everlong" by Foo Fighters


Floral Hair Pieces

>> March 20, 2010

Call me crazy, but I love the simple hair accents you see popping up all over! Some go great with veils and some look great on their own. These are 4 of my favorites I found on InStyle Weddings.
They are great reception looks as well if you are wearing a veil for the ceremony and want something in your hair for the reception.

Wedding hair
*Hairpin with moonstones and freshwater pearls, Jane Tran, $163; at Saks Fifth Avenue.
*Asiatic lilies ($6 per stem with two or three blooms)
*Miniature calla lilies ($10-$12 per stem)
*Comb of feathers, faux pearls and crystals, Leah C., $325; 212-947-3505.

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White House I Black Market Limited Edition

>> March 19, 2010

*Hourglass fit.
*Hidden on-seam pockets.
*Includes removable, adjustable straps.
*Bustier construction includes boning and an inner silicone/elastic band that prevents the back from shifting.
*Hidden side zip with hook-and-eye closure.
*Fully lined in charmeuse; silky side rests against the skin.
*Tulle underlay with lace trim.
*Hem measures 35.5" in front, 59" in back.
*Soft ivory satin perfectly matches our Satin Rose Heel and Satin Double Rose Clutch.
*100% Polyester.
*Dry clean.

It can be yours for under $500! Visit White House Black Market for more details.


A Rainbow of Bouquets

>> March 18, 2010






Registry Etiquette

When Registering for your wedding there a few things to keep in mind..

1. Don't go overboard - Try to stick to 2 or 3 stores max that can be accessed nationwide. Make sure to hit different price points as well so your guests can make their choices easier.

2. Do it early - Get out and pick your stores to register at about 4-6 months before the wedding. This will give your guests time to plan and budget if they need to.

3. Don't add your registry information to your invitation - Let immediate family and friends know and then only tell people when asked. It is a great thing to add to your wedding website or blog as well.

4. Don't limit your registry - Don't just think of what you need or your style now. Most people keep their wedding china or some of the more elegant pieces for years.

5. Write your Thank-you's right away - An easy way to keep up on them is to write it the day you receive the gift. If you can't do that or you are waiting till after the wedding, don't send them any more than 3 months after the wedding.

{idea for blog from Martha Stewart Weddings}


Peace of Mind for Your Special Day!

>> March 17, 2010

Although you don't want to think about it or plan for it, things can go wrong. If the venues you book go out of business or a hurricane causes your wedding to be postponed... make sure your ready with wedding insurance.

Yes, the bride and groom can purchase a very good back up plan without adding much extra cost to the day. For as little as $160 your insurance policy can help with No Dress, Lost Deposits, Lost Rings, Sever Weather, Call To Duty or Deployment, Sudden Illness, and more...

As a planner I strongly suggest you look into this for your wedding. Here is just an example of the importance of the policy:

Recently, a bride and groom rented a hotel facility to hold their wedding reception. During the festivities a couple of bored children decided to put their hands in the chocolate fountain and proceeded to finger paint the walls... adorned with expensive wall paper. The newlyweds were billed $7000+ for the damage. But by having the insurance their event liability paid on their behalf. {taken off American Underwriters Facebook}

In the Seattle area contact American Underwriters for more information and rates on the policy.

American Underwriters Insurance
6429 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 473-1415


Inspire: St. Patties Day




>> March 11, 2010


We Support: National MS Week

>> March 9, 2010

Giving back is a huge deal for me especially when it hits close to home. My mom has MS and I am a huge supporter of finding a cure.

For those who don't know what MS is:
Multiple sclerosis, often called MS, is a disease that affects the central nervous system —the brain and spinal cord. It can cause problems with muscle control and strength, vision, balance, feeling, and thinking. - From Mayo Clinic

The disease is crazy and I would like to challenge each of you to donate at least $5.


Bridesmaids Dress Resources

>> March 7, 2010

I have brides ask me all the time " what are some places I can look for bridesmaid dresses that my girls can wear again?"

There are a few main stream stores that carry bridesmaid lines that may be a little more expensive than David's Bridal, but they may be options that your girls will like.


Alice in Wonderland Themed Party

>> March 6, 2010

I am pretty stoked to see the new Alice and Wonderland Movie and it made me think...this could be an awesome theme for a party!

Alice in Wonderland
{Photos: Jessica Claire Cupcakes: Yorkshire Bakery}


Thank-You Note Tips

>> March 5, 2010

1. Divide and Conquer: You don't have to write them ALL on your own. Enlist help from your groom and separate the thank-yous by who's side the gift came from.

2. Say "NO" to Procrastination: I know you have alot going on after the wedding and honeymoon to get back to your regular daily schedule. But if you put off your thank-yous it will get harder and harder to get them done. Try to get them out with-in two weeks to a month after the wedding.

3. Receive Cash?: Be classy about it and thank them for the gift and let them know what it's going toward. Mentioning the amount can be tacky, so leave this detail out!

4. Never Mention Broken Gifts: If a gift arrives broken don't let the sender know. Notify the store it came from to exchange it.

5. Use an Actual Thank-You Card: None of the following should be used- Facebook, Twitter, phone call, e-mail, text, or e-card.

6. Group Gift: Send a thank-you to ALL of them. Personalize it and make sure they know you noticed it was from all of them.

7. Skip Adding Photos: They can hold up the process and make it so your cards go out late. They are cute though if you can get them fast enough.

I personally love stationary! Check out Wedding Paper Divas when your looking purchase. They have great products and the brides I have worked with that ordered from them said they had great service and it was easy to order from them!


Trend: Birdcages

There is a trend that is taking weddings by storm ... The Birdcage! I had a bride use one for the cards on her gift table. It was very cute and super functional! {Shown Below}

You can use them in other ways like centerpieces or lining your aisle way with candles in them. How have you seen them used at weddings?


National Peanut Butter Lovers Day

>> March 1, 2010

In honor of National Peanut Butter Lovers Day, I found this mouth watering recipe on Baked to Perfections blog and couldn't resist sharing it! These would work great for bridal showers, wedding favors or just for fun. Bonn Appetite!

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Recipe adapted from Nestle’s Very Best Baking
Makes 40 brownies as adapted

1 box of your favorite brownie mix
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease 40 mini-muffin cups.

Prepare boxed brownie mix as directed. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups (about 1 heaping teaspoon). Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into center comes out slightly wet. After brownies are out of the oven, wait for centers to fall. This will happen upon cooling. If not then tap the centers with the back of a teaspoon to make a hole for the peanut butter.

Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds then stir. While brownies are still warm spoon about half a teaspoon of peanut butter into the center of each brownie. Top with semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Cool completely in pan.


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