Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Color me Purple

I am loving this, and I think you should too :)

Sorry for the lack of Blogging lately. I have been stuck out of town, and we are in the process of moving into our first home WOOT! I promise once the move is over the Blogging will pickup. Until then enjoy my purple inspiration of the day!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Venue in town

I am going to need to check this place out! It looks modern, sassy, and fun! My 3 favorite things!

DUREGO is located in Franklin, TN (over by Lexus and Salon Gaven) and has a great website and slide show to take a peak at! Go ahead, PEEK!

They will gladly host your Weddings, Corporate Events, or Special Occasion! Check them out today!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Copa Cabana

My friends at Southern Events just created this K.A. open house set up, that I think would be da bomb at any outdoor summer soiree!

Have a happy, safe, weekend!

Click on the photo for a bigger, detailed view!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Religous Customs

are you Baptist? Have you even been to a Jewish wedding? NO!? Have one coming down the pipe and not sure what to do? If you should go? etc. Here are some helpful hints for those of you that might be intimidated by other cultures or religions. 'Mazel Tov', 'Maashallah', 'Congratulations'

Catholic: Most weddings include communion, which is offered only to those who have received their First Holy Communion in the Catholic Church. If you aren’t Catholic, stand so that any Catholics in your row may pass, then sit back down and wait quietly.

Jewish: The wedding service is often in Hebrew, but if you don’t understand the language, try to enjoy the spirit, music, and company around you. Men, no matter what their faith, are generally expected to wear skull caps or yarmulkes inside the synagogue. You’ll most likely find them being given out just outside of the doors.

Muslim: Most Muslims do not have a public ceremony, only a public reception.

Mormon: Most Mormon wedding ceremonies are restricted to only practicing Mormons. Don’t be offended if you aren’t invited to the ceremony.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

iPad giveaway!

That got your attention didn't it?! David's Bridal is giving away a free iPad, all you have to do is register, and take a quick survey to throw your name in the hat for a drawing!


Click HERE for the survey!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

It's Snot Cute!

No one wants to see a snotty, mascara smudged bride on her wedding day. So get something for that girl, geeze! I was lucky enough to have a sweet bonnet, that turned into a handkerchief, and can be turned back into a bonnet, etc. But if your mom isn't as cool as mine, there are other ways.

Big Spoon Little Spoon is making her own, check it out!
DIY Wedding Handkerchiefs With Faux Embroidery
Back in the day when I thought our wedding would be all "vintage-y" and whimsical, I fell in love with the idea of making heirloom handkerchiefs for my bridesmaids & Moms & grandmother.

Yeah. Ahem.

Our wedding didn't exactly go that direction and more importantly, embroidery is really expensive. Even when I was willing to pay for it, I couldn't find someone local to do it (who would actually give me a quote, but that's another story). So I did the only thing a girl can do ... I cheated.

That's right, my "heirloom" handkerchiefs have faux embroidery. They ended up costing fractions less. My mom actually hemmed and hand-sewed the lace on to each one. I cut out the batiste and ironed on the faux embroidery letters.

I cut (1) 10" square of ivory batiste per handkerchief and you'll also need lace, thread and these cute little faux embroidery patches from Hobby Lobby. Mom turned the hem twice and machine sewed it down. She then hand-sewed the lace on each one. I picked the best corner, centered up the letter and ironed on as instructed on the package. Easy cheesy.

I do have two fully hemmed handkerchiefs left over and a few yards of off-white batiste to sell. Email Big Spoon Little Spoon if you are interested!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

You got that where?

Did you know that Publix makes wedding cakes? Yes, Publix that cute little grocery store with the best produce, nicest people, and cleanest stores (I am biased!) They also make kick butt cakes for your showers, wedding, grooms cakes, Anniversaries, QuinceaƱera, YOU NAME IT! They even have a whole website devoted to the yummmy cause. Check it out and see what kind of $$$ you can save with Publix!

Check it out HERE

Thursday, July 1, 2010

There is always another way!

How cool is this? I would love to re-do my wedding just to have this set up! How neat would it be to have ALL your guest surrounding you in one circle? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, THIS.....