Archives for the month of: March, 2011

Eclectic brides looking for wedding day jewelry should definitely take a look at My Cellar Door. This Etsy seller has an extensive collection of delicates necklaces and earrings that are made for the bohemian sensibility. With delicate filigree work, the use of alternative stones, and many nature-inspired motifs, My Cellar Door’s craftsmanship is apparent and well-suited to make a subtle style statement. The inexpensive prices help too.

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Click here to shop My Cellar Door.

You know that I LOVE me some David Tutera. Not only is he ridiculously handsome, he is a brilliant wedding planner and his reality series My Fair Wedding on WETV is a fabulous show full of touching moments and fabulous events.

I DVR all of his episodes, but his new book helps me literally┬áread into the magic behind… well, the magic. Tutera’s book chooses 10 of the most memorable weddings from the first three seasons of the show and allows readers an intimate look behind the scenes, detailing the challenges that were conquered, and it includes testimonials from the brides themselves, some of which will bring tears to your eyes. Along with the profiles, Tutera offers practical advice on fashion, decor, transportation, the ceremony and many other aspects of wedding planning.

Oh, and needless to say, the book is filled with gorgeous photographs.

Definitely a must-read for brides looking for inspiration-both with wedding details and a positive outlook on wedding planning.

Click here to buy on Amazon.com

 

As I have said many, many times on this blog, I am a sucker for Asian culture. With that established, I just want to give you something to consider for your reception decor. Enter: ikebana.

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging that uses minimalism and irregularity to create truly unique arrangements. Unlike traditional flower arrangements where the actual bloom is the star of the show, ikebana highlights the beauty of the other parts, namely the stems and leaves, focusing on line, shape and form rather than size and color. This could be a great alternative for modern, minimalist brides, or even brides with severe allergies as flowers are used very sparingly.

How awesome is this?! For more examples of ikebana, click the photo.

Technically, MyRegistry.com isn’t a shop, but it’s certainly a great resource for the modern engaged couple. MyRegistry allows couples to register for free and use their site to host an online registry list where you may have anything from any store on your wish list. No need to go to multiple stores to register; instead have that unique, handcrafted china set from Etsy along with that mixer from Macy’s and those kitschy wine tumblers from Target.

Along with items, MyRegistry also allows couples to set up a “Honeymoon Fund” so guests have the option to contribute to your getaway or a favorite charity in lieu of buying a gift. Not a bad deal!

Click here to visit MyRegistry.com

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