Sunday, December 12, 2010

Virtual Design Center


(Photo fom TheKnot)
Having a difficult time picturing how all of your linen colors and patterns will look on your big day?
If you go to BBJ Linen, you are able to design your very own event table! This website allows you to virtually pick the table, chairs, linens, ect. and actually order that design right then and there!

Even if you don't plan on using this company for your linen rentals (However they do have a location in AZ!), it's still a fun tool play around with!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Real Wedding: Carol & Nelson

Here it is! This is my very first REAL WEDDING blog post! The bride just happens to be an extremely sweet and gorgeous coworker of mine.
Carol and Nelson were married at Ashley Manor in Arizona on November 19th, 2010.
Carol is so much fun to be around and her wedding definitely reflects her personality.
Here are a few images taken by the talented Jennifer Weems!



The cake was created by Piece of Cake. and florals were done by Ashley Manor.


Congratulations Carol and Nelson!

If you'd like to see the rest of the photos from this wedding, click here = )

Monday, November 29, 2010

Crafty ideas

So let's say that the wedding is now over.

It was beautiful.

You now have beautiful photos, a pretty album or two....but perhaps you want to be a bit more creative when it comes to displaying memories from your wedding day in your home?

Etsy has some extremely adorable and refreshing ideas!

StubbsStudio will create a custom painting that features your wedding date!
If you're attending a wedding, this would also make the perfect gift!


You probably spent months searching for that perfect dress.
You have gorgeous photos that your friends will envy, but these original wedding gown portraits drawn by robinelizabethart are exceedingly classy.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

White Friday Sample Sale



Friday November 26th, 2010....One day only sale!
Check out Priscilla of Boston's White Friday Sample Sale
What a great opportunity to get a designer gown for an affordable price!!

(Also, for brides living in AZ, there is a gorgeous Priscilla of Boston salon next to Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale!)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Themed engagement Shoots

I thought I would post this link since taking engagement photos has become quite normal in the past couple of years and really fun!
Some couples are taking this new trend and putting an exciting twist on it by theming their shoots.
In this link...
http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/sex/engagement-shoots-inspired-by-movies-2279470#photoViewer=1
...you can take a look at couples who themed their engagement photos after movies such as The Notebook, Atonement, Up, and Alice in Wonderland.
Just a taste..
(Blushing Bride Studio)

(Stephanie Fay Photography)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's been awhile

But that is because I have been a busy little intern!
That's right! I am now the Junior Event Coordinator for Downtown Phoenix Venues.
www.downtownphoenixvenues.com
So happy for this new opportunity in my life!
Wish me luck!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Claire Pettibone





clairepettibone.com
...I am in love!

Stylish Shoes

If you are looking to add a pop of color to your wedding ensemble, perhaps try to find a pair of brightly colored heels.
This is a fun new trend that a ton of brides are taking part in.
It also makes for an adorable wedding photo!

-Sergio Photographer

-Jennifer Weems Photography

Ninashoes.com offers a wide selection of shoes, whether you are searching for heels, wedges or flats.
Here is just a preview...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fun photos

If you are like me and you love to spend hours looking at beautiful wedding photos, then allow me to introduce this website to you....
http://www.ispwp.com/
This is the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. This website allows award winning wedding photographers to submit their best work into contests!
Some of the winners are even from Arizona!

http://www.sergiophotographer.com/

Have fun looking for great wedding photo ideas!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vintage Wedding

Vintage weddings are exceedingly popular nowadays, and I love them!
(Joy Marie Photographer)

But it makes me wonder if brides 50 years from now will have vintage weddings that resemble this...

Scary thought.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Five years ago my older sister was married, and she wore a light pink dress from www.cosmobella.com.
I remember how shocked my mother was that her daughter wanted to wear a pink dress. My sister received so many compliments on her dress, and to this day she says that was her favorite part about her wedding.


Since then I have been captivated by wedding gowns in a color other then the typical white/ivory.
I'm mostly in love with the baby pink colored dresses.
Honestly, how beautiful are these gowns by RS Couture?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Two Birds Bridesmaid

Two Birds Bridesmaid have developed a creative new twist on bridesmaid dresses. The beautiful wrap dresses come in eighteen different colors, various sizes, and fifteen fun styles. www.twobirdsbridesmaid.com


Your bridesmaids will absolutely love how they can style their dress to perfectly fit the shape of their own body.


Two Birds Bridesmaid finally created the ultimate dress you can wear again and again.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cute wedding sites!

I just quickly wanted to share two wedding blogs that are both extremely adorable and full of beautiful photos/ideas!

The first is Junebugweddings.com
This website was created by three bridal photographers who decided to expand and share their knowledge in the wedding world!

Check out their fun ideas, gallery of real weddings, and their list of the world's top wedding photographers!

Another fun blog to browse through is www.labellebride.com
This site also has some extremely creative real wedding photos!

On a completely seperate note.....
I love Vera Wang's Spring 2011 collection


Monday, September 20, 2010

Brides Against Breast Cancer


Yesterday I had the opportunity to volunteer for the "Brides Against Breast Cancer" gown sale at the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and Suites.

This incredible event allows former brides to donate their wedding dresses, and for bridal salons to donate sample gowns to help raise money for breast cancer awareness. They had SO many beautiful dresses, and even a couture section with dresses by Vera Wang and other top designers!

I had an amazing time volunteering and being able to help the brides on their quest to find that perfect dress. It was so much fun to be able to play a small part in what will most likely be the happiest day of their lives.

This very special event takes place every year, and if you're at all interested, I definitely encourage you to volunteer...or perhaps stop by and purchase a gown for a good cause = )

www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bridal headbands

I'm in LOVE with the new trend of bridal headbands! What a perfect accessory to add to your wedding day!



The first glamorous headband was created by etsy seller Lottie-Da, and the last is by LuciaBella1.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Young House Love

About a year or so ago, I found this delightful blog.
www.younghouselove.com

The blog is about a newlywed couple tackling the renovation of their first home. They have gone room by room to completely make this house into a home.
The most interesting project this couple daringly took on, was the transformation of their backyard. The yard turned out stunning enough to a hold a beautiful backyard wedding in early July 2007. The entire thing was DIY and they spent a grand total of $3995.00!
Go ahead and spend some time scrolling through photos of their wedding, and don't forget to check out the amazing house renovation photos!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wedding Photography

Has anybody else noticed how ridiculously expensive wedding photogaphers are?
I agree that photography is definitely something not to skimp on, but I just can't believe anyone would pay between $4,000-$8,000 dollars! I have done a bit of research for experienced photographers in the Valley who charge less than $1,000.
Jennifer Weems Photography

Jennifer Weems offers a "Duchess" package for $995! This includes 5 hours of wedding day coverage, a CD of all your images, and more. Take a look at her galleries and see what you think!
www.jenniferweems.com

Jennifer Lind Schutsky Photography

Jennifer Lind Schutsky's wedding package is a flat rate of $1,000. It includes 8-10 hours of shooting and 2 photographers instead of just one!
www.jenniferlindschutsky.com

St.Anne Photography

St.Anne's photography is bursting with style. You have to call for a quote, but judging from the prices of her engagement session ($150 with a wedding!) it's going to be a steal.
stannephotography.com

Lisa Eley Photography

OK this photographer is a little more than $1,000, $1195 for the first package, BUT all packages include a free engagement session and a cd of all images. If that is something you're seriously considering, then check out her lovely photos.
www.lisaeleyphotography.com

I hope this helps everyone with their search for an affordable photographer! If anyone else has any suggestions please feel free to comment! = )

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Once Wed

I have spent my whole afternoon poring over beautiful wedding photos on a website called OnceWed.com. I LOVE this website, because it has the best collection of real weddings sent in by real brides. Check out this adorable Great Gatsby themed wedding!!


Photography by Josh Goleman

Flowergirls and Ringbearers


This is a short post....but I ADORE the little outfits this ringbearer and flowergirl are wearing! How fun!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lantern Centerpieces


Occasionally I like to stroll through Ross to see if I can find some hidden treasures. They always have extremely inexpensive frames, dishes, vases, ect.! I recently stumbled across a gorgeous Morroccan lantern (for only seven dollars!!), and it occurred to me that this little gem would make a perfect wedding table centerpiece.

Just think of the warm colorful glow these lanterns would cast over your reception!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

WHBM

I have been a fan of White House Black Market for a few years now. I have always thought of their clothes as being extremely classy and sophisticated, yet still youthful and vibrant. Recently, WHBM has managed to achieve this same look in their brand new bridal boutique.
www.whitehouseblackmarket.com

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blowout Sales

If you're a bride who has expensive tastes but a tiny budget, then consider checking out that upscale bridal salon during a blowout sample sale. These sales offer sample gowns that usually are priced thousands of dollars and reduce them dramatically! If you're located in AZ, Priscilla of Boston is having their sale on Friday July 30th. Check out priscillaofboston.com to browse through collections and to find more information about this great sale!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Etsy.com

Some of you may already have heard of Etsy, but for those of you who haven't let me enlighten you. Etsy is sort of like Ebay....except everything is either handmade or vintage. They have a special section just for weddings! If you're looking for original cake toppers, jewelry, veils, you name it, check out Etsy.com first!

Hair piece Seller: House of Telsa

Silverware Seller: Beach House Living

Veil Seller: Fascinating Creations