Friday, October 14, 2011

A New Kind Of Sole

Wedding shoes don't just have to be white anymore. They can be whatever you choose. And any color looks great with a white dress. This is such a fun way to bring your color scheme into your own attire. Bridesmaids are also joining in the fun and wearing neutral dresses and brightly hued footwear.This is one trend that I absolutely love!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Nowadays,you can find or make place cards for any theme. So many options. Here are some of my favorites...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's okay to see red on your wedding

One of the most popular wedding color themes is Red, Black and White, and there's a good reason for it. It's classic, vintage n=and modern all at the same time. Red can be a great color to use, but picking the right shade is crucial, some reds reflect a specific time of year. Bright reds are great for summer and daytime weddings.Darker reds are perfect for winter and nighttime. Red has a best friend in candlelight, it can make any shade romantic and tone down some of the brightness. If you're looking to add a twist to a classic red is the perfect color for you.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Okay Let's Talk Budget

           No one wants to talk about the wedding budget but it's always in the back of your mind. How much is this going to cost me? Will this put me over budget? Do I have room in another area?  You can create the wedding of your dreams with any budget! You just have to know what to keep and what you can go without. Your wedding is about the two of you joining together for the rest of your lives, you don't have to have a dessert trio in addition to your wedding cake or and ice sculpture, in fact there are many things you can do without.
          For example, many people spend a fortune on a wedding videographer, but how often ar eyou actually going to watch it. Probably on your 1st anniversary, but not more than that. Skip it all together, pictures invoke the memories you want to feel and remember.You won't be reminded that you stumbled over your vows.
           Limos: They are so cliche and no longer really necessary. More and more ceremonies and receptions are being held at the same location. This is a cost you can simply do without.
           RSVP Cards: Typically you would buy a rsvp card, an envelope for it and postage. Save yourself someone and have your guests RSVP on your wedding website. Many wedding websites are free and allow you to communicate with your guests and keep track of who's coming easily without costing you anything.
          Wedding Programs: Your guests won't miss a wedding program and the only one who needs to know the order of ceremony is your officiant.
          Menus: Another non-essential item that your guests won't miss. They'll see what your serving if it's a buffet and if you've given them a choice of meal, they already know what they're getting.

Take a closer look at your budget. Choose 3 thing you want more than anything and let your groom choose 3.  Once you've established that it will be easier to eliminate things that aren't as important to you.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Centerpieces are a crucial in order to create the look you want. Too much or too little can ruin your vision. Choose what style reflects you best modern, earthly, vintage, classic, rustic, trendy, or princess. I'm sure you can think one word that describes your style best. That's where you start!  Then take your wedding colors and apply them to your theme (that word you picked). Here are just a few wonderful centerpieces...


Saturday, October 8, 2011


I think it's pretty hard to mess up the groomsmen's attire, but some people manage to do it. So here are the guidelines to go by when picking their attire.
  • Consider the group are they all going to look good in your color scheme? 
  • Simple is best
  • Keep it masculine (that means no pink or purple)
  • Keep it clean
  • Choose classic over trendy
  • Never go too casual
Here's my Do's:

Here's my Don'ts:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Just say NO to floral dresses!

Okay I set out on this mission to find a good floral bridesmaid dress. And after much research I am resolved to the decision that there is No such thing as a good floral dress. I know they say that styles come back around and that vintage is the new chic. But this is one vintage trend that should be left in the past. Either the pattern is too subdued and looks like my grandmother's couch or it's too bright and looks cheap. So for now let's just steer clear of them. Don't believe me...see for yourself!