Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ties that don't suck....

...that's the tag line for an store called ToyBreaker, and that is one true statement. In our world we don't focus too much on the boys, which they very graciously understand. However, when I saw these ties I just had to share them with all of our brides.
Cyberoptix Tie Lab is a Detroit based company makes custom ties to suit just about any color palette or theme. And they are super reasonable. If you are looking for ties for your groomsmen check out this site.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Cute Gift for your Guy!

So they say the first step is admitting you have a here it is I am addicted to Etsy. haha! Seriously though I LOVE this website. First of all I love the quality of everything I have ever ordered from there and secondly I love being able to support USA artisans. rocks. If you haven't been on it you should check it out but beware because you will get hooked!

Anyway while I was crusing on Etsy today I found these really cute collar stays. Now I am sure you are thinking Who cares about collar stays? But most of our hubby's or hubby's-to-be have to go to work in business attire which means if you are anything like me everytime you do the laundry you find these things in the dryer! Well these super adorable collar stays can have a special message put on them. How cute would it be to secretly put these in your guys shirt and let him find them, or because our better halves are not always that observant, you could slip a note somewhere he would find it and tell him there is a secret under his collar. I love it! I am totally going to order these for my husband.

Stainless Steel Collar Stays

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Join us this Sunday April 18th!

Hello Ladies (and any gents that also read my blog), We are participating in the 2010 Spring Bridal Show at the Howell Opera House this Sunday, April 18th. If you would like to join us for some freebies and fun as well as wedding planning ideas and vendors, like yours truly :-) Print out this flyer and get 2 free tickets. I hope to see many of your familiar faces at the show. Come and visit us, really what do you have to's free!

Flower Power!

The hottest trend in bridal fashions right now are FLOWERS from head to toe! And we aren't talking about your Granny's silk flowers. Today's flowers are made from the finest fabrics and we love them most when they are made out of feathers! Adding flowers to a simple dress is an easy way to add some personality. You can make a dress totally romantic and a little bit whimsical by adding flowers. These types of gowns are perfect for an outdoor ceremony or a summer wedding. If you don't want to commit to having flowers on your dress it is always amazing as a hair accessory or how fantastic are these shoes?!

You will even find bridesmaids dresses with the beautiful blooms on them! From the left: Bridesmaid Dress, Flower Headband, Bridesmaid Dress, Bridesmaid Dress, Flower Necklace, Bridesmaid Dress
So now that you have seen how Fabulous flowers can be and you want to add some to your dress don't hesitate to let me know. Customizing your wedding dress to be unique to you is one of my absolute favorite things to do!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Feeling Blue....

With Wedding Season in full swing I am sure many of you are thinking about those last minute items. Like bridesmaids gifts, your accessories and the traditional Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue...So as a little inspiration of what you could do to add some blue into your wedding day, I picked a few photos to start your thinking.

But first I know you might be wondering "what is the significance of the Something Blue?"

Blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome brides wore
blue to symbolize Love, modesty and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the
Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th
Century, Blue was the most popular color for wedding gowns! As evidenced in the
proverbs like "Marry in Blue, Lover be true"

Necklace, Purse, Shoes, Earrings, Compact, Cocktail Ring, Panties, Hair Flower
Forget the french pedicure and go for blue on your toes!

So be sure to add something blue to your wedding day, it may just be a silly superstition but in today's day and age we can all use any extra help we can get!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Photos from the Vegan Chic wedding!

A few weeks ago I blogged about a Vegan wedding I was helping my good friend Shannon from Emplume with and I wanted to share a few of the photos I took. I took these with my phone so I am sorry that the quality isn't the greatest.

These were the centerpieces on all the tables. All the paper used was recycled paper and the base you see under the vase was a slice of wood from a tree.

The cans on the tables had tea lights in them to light up the hole punched table numbers and different designs each one of them had. The brides grandfather made each one of these by hand. I think she told me it took him almost 3 months to do all of them!
This was the groom's boutonniere, made out of the same recycled paper as the brides bouquet
The Card boxThe place cards
And last but not least the bride! Wearing a custom made hemp gown.
It really was so fascinating to me to spend the day with not only such nice and caring people. But people who are so environmentally and socially conscious. I learned what a huge responsibility Kim and her Husband Tom take on by being Vegan. I really had no idea all that it involved. Thank you both for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day. It truly was a unique and memorable experience and thank you for all that you do to make the world a happier and more beautiful place.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Perfect Palette!

So since of of my best friends got engaged I have been a little wedding obsessed (yes even more than normal!) and I have been looking for inspiration to share with her for her destination wedding. When she told me she was thinking of the color Coral for the bridesmaids I immediately hit Google images for wedding inspiration in that color and stumbled upon this great website that I thought would be really helpful to our brides. It's call The Perfect Palette and they have some really fun and unique color combinations as well as lots of inspiration photos. So if you're having a hard time coming up with a color combination or just need some help visualizing the colors you're thinking together go to this blog, trust me you won't be disappointed!

Here are some of the inspiration colors that came up when I was looking for my friend Cherie.