Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
A Bad Bridesmaid Gown Bachelorette works on this premise: once upon a time you've spent way too much money on those awesome gowns that perhaps should see the light once again... ;) Or better yet, raid your local thrift store, find the best sequined, bedazzled, layered, poof-sleeved number you can get your paws on and strut your stuff with your gal pals for an insane night on the town. Think of the scrapbook pictures afterwards!
While you mull over the possibilities, a few more fabulous gown finds:
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The first option is a kissing menu: it works on the idea that your guests have to earn your PDA.
Place a menu on the guest tables, or at the bar. It lists off what guests need to do in order to get a kiss from the couple-and in return provides a great and active way for guests to have fun at your wedding!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Here are the tips that Earth Friendly Weddings suggests:
- Skip the lights. Hold your wedding outside in daylight.
- Hire an acoustic band. Keep the guest list small and intimate so they can hear the music without speakers.
- Although you have no control over how guests actually get to your wedding, have your ceremony and reception in the same place so guests can walk between the events.
- The biggest obstacle is food. It might be tricky (and it might illicit a few choice words from your serious meat eating cousin) but...it can be done! To serve food at a true-zero electricity wedding, thing BIG salad bar. Vegetables, saladas, pasta salads, breads, fruits, cheeses, and cold cuts are just some of the goodies you could offer.
- Another option? Use a gas grill, which emits a lot less CO2 than charcoal briquettes and lighter fluid. This will satisfy that meat eating cousin and you could even create some very interesting desserts with a grill-think bananas foster or grilled peaches. . .
Going electricity free doesn't have to mean nixing a classy affair. Hold an early afternoon wedding that fades into a candlelit twighlight by the end of the reception. Choose local gourmet food items to serve your guests-seasonal and organic fruit and bread with wheels of cheese paired with local wines. Opt for grilled vegetables and meats. Keep the guest list intimate so guests can hear everything without the use of a mic and request cocktail attire so everyone in attendance knows that despite the use of the outdoors and the lack of electricity, that your wedding is still a classy fete.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I'm not a fan of table clutter at weddings. I prefer for all of the items on a table to have a purpose-centerpiece for decor, candles for lighting, setmware for wine, etc-and to keep things as clean and minimal as necessary.
That's what I love about these wine bottles. They serve so many purposes it pratically makes me giddy: 1. You get the option of picking affordable wine without your guests knowing because the label has been replaced with 2. the table number that keeps things minimal by being directly on the bottle 3. and the bar line is shorter because you've started guests off with a drink right at their seat 4. in a beautiful and stylized way that still matches your fete! And the tuxedo style is awesome! I love that the labels resemble cuffs! So fun!
The lapel on this groom matches the coat but it still provides some very cool and chic impact. I love how the color blends in, but the texture still makes it noticeable.
A black and white tablescape just screams glamour! By keeping the colors to a minimum, it makes the textures of your decor pieces stand out and any dabs of color that are included really pop in a sophisticated way! Elegant script on a menu card is far from lost because the minimal use of color makes it a dramatic focal point at each guests' setting.
I love that each centerpiece is in a different shade of gray fabric around the vase, and how each one has just the slightest hints of maroon amongst the flowers!