Archives for the month of: August, 2009

Just another inspiration board that I’ve compiled on a whim. I just wanted to convey the feeling of general peace and tranquility that comes with an outdoor ceremony laden with frothy details. Enjoy!

Light As Air

Images from James Abel Events

For elegant, graphic wedding stationary, make sure you take DawnCorrespondence on Etsy into consideration. Their collection of invitations, thank you notes, and blank stationary will be sure to add an artsy flair to you wedding.

Click here to shop DawnCorrespondence on Etsy.

Though this blog really highlights wedding tips, I would be remiss if I didn’t at least acknowledge some of the pre-wedding festivities that occur. With that, Epicurious.com has a fabulous article detailing how to throw a 1960s mod-inspired bridal shower complete with retro treats and decor. This is absolutely adorable, budget-friendly, and almost too easy to pull off.

Click the photo to read the article.

Click the photo to read the article.

GetMarried.com has issued a lovely article detailing some helpful tips for the destination bride. If you plan on going abroad for your nuptials, then I suggest that you take a gander at this. Enjoy!

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Photo taken by Luca Trovato for Brides.com

Photo taken by Luca Trovato for Brides.com

I know, I know, I’ve already done an inspiration board dedicated to the color red. However, this one has a much more vintage feel-and it was done on StyleCircle. In either case, I’d like to share it with you. Enjoy!

Rendition of Ruby

*Note: College classes have begun, so my posting will be quite light until further notice, especially in terms of original content. In the meantime, I’ll be forwarding you to articles of interest found on wedding related sites.

When guests come from the wild blue yonder to join in the festivities of your big day, it’s always nice to give them a token of appreciation. Ergo, the welcome basket was born. In keeping with the times, RealSimple.com’s article on what to include inside of your guests’ goodies will be sure to help with the process should you choose to go down that road.

Click here to read the article.

Photo taken by Debra McClinton for RealSimple.com

Photo taken by Debra McClinton for RealSimple.com

This shop has always had my eye when it came to fashion as a whole.

As of late, however, Unique Vintage has debuted new retro-style dresses that would be absolutely adorable for a range vintage-inspired weddings, from the high glamour of the 1930s to the sweet simplicity of the 1950s. I mean, how could you not resist these?

Click here to visit and shop Unique Vintage.

The wonderful staffers behind the blog Style Me Pretty have officially outdone themselves by unleashing a new wedding site.

Style Circle is a community for brides, wedding enthusiasts (such as myself), and professionals containing forums, DIY blogs, and a nifty inspiration board tool complete with pictures provided to you so you may conceptualize to your heart’s content. In all, it’s a site where you may bounce ideas off of fellow brides and offer your insight as well. Absolutely love it. Just check out one of the inspiration boards I cooked up.

In The Navy

I will most definitely be using this site from now on.

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Yes, ladies and gents-I’ve finally done it! In addition to the blog, you may now follow me on Twitter.

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The transportation bit of the wedding plans is usually delegated to the groom and/or the best man for two main reasons: they’re men, and men (stereotypically, anyway) know and love everything about cars. But, there’s much more that comes with renting a car than saying “I want that one!” and signing on the dotted line. Here are a few things you should consider when searching for transportation options to be used on your wedding day.

Book Early, Check Often: Contrary to popular belief, your wedding day transportation plans are something that should be taken care of early-say, six months in advance. Getting married between the months of April and June? Book even earlier, since legions of teens will be renting limos for prom. Also, check your reservation often to avoid being double-booked (and, in the event you are booted out, early detection will buy you time to initiate a Plan B).

Show Yourself: Yes, it would be easiest to make the reservations by calling or via email. However, actually showing up to the rental headquarters will allow you to truly meet the owner and your chauffeur and you’ll be able to inspect the cars closely. Furthermore, they may clue you in on other transport options that wouldn’t have even been mentioned over the phone and bargaining for discounts is a much easier task when done face-to-face.

Let Her Come: By “her”, I mean your fiancée. Getting your future wife to tag along and play the role of the blushing bride could score some major perks, such as complementary champagne or an extra hour thrown into your wedding package. True, it’s a bargaining chip, but it’s not a dishonest one. After all, everyone wants to make the bride happy, right?

Don’t Go Over the Limit: Is the 22-seat stretch Hummer with black-lights and shag carpeting awesome? Yes. But, what if you’ll need it for only 10 minutes? Keep in mind that most limo rentals require at least a three-hour minimum rental time, and the costs that come along with it. If you have a large wedding party, then go for all of the bells and whistles. Otherwise, stick to a town car or an eight-seat stunner.

Buck Tradition: So, the limo isn’t your thing, huh? No problem! There are plenty of transportation options you could utilize for the big day. An old-school VW bus may speak to your inner flower child, or a two-seater sports car may satisfy your need for speed. Or, maybe a vintage Rolls Royce will add an extra hint of glamour to your affair. In any case, rent the vehicle that fits your needs and wants. But, don’t leave your wedding party thumbing a lift; rent them some transportation as a sign of gratitude so they too can arrive in style.

Keep this guide in mind while searching for your set of wheels to get to (and from) the wedding.

Photo taken by Liz Banfield for Brides.com

Photo taken by Liz Banfield for Brides.com

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