Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Color Inspiration

Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of choosing a color palette for your wedding or event? Visit COLOURlovers for tons of inspiration and trends on colors, palettes and patterns. You can search existing palettes by hue, or design, save and publish your own creation.

Happy color hunting!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Rock Star Invitations

Using your photo, Etsy seller phunklab will create a rock star poster with all of your wedding details. The artist will customize your piece with your colors and your choice of font. You receive the digital file, which you can then use however you want.

For a funky or retro wedding, these would be great for invitations, save the dates, or as a wedding momento! They'd be fun for birthdays and other events as well.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lasting Decor

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We are currently working with a couple to plan a casual backyard wedding at their lovely home.

Rather than spending a fortune on cut floral arrangements to decorate the space, they have decided to invest in quite a few garden pots, planted with a variety of perennials that will complement their wedding colors and home decor. After the wedding, the couple will keep the pots and will be able to enjoy them for years to come and will have an annual reminder of their wedding day.

As you make your wedding plans, be sure to consider what you will do with your decorations and props following the event. If you make conscientious choices with thoughts about the items’ re-use, your investment will last for more than just your wedding day. The environment will thank you too.

Goodies for the Groom

Looking for something unique for your groom? Philadelphia designer Amanda Elizabeth offers flower-shaped boutonnieres in silver, copper or gold in a variety of designs. After the wedding, they would look fabulous in a shadow box with other wedding momentos. At $425 each, they are much more expensive than a traditional bout, but much more interesting!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Red Carpet Meets Wedding Aisle

You already have the fabulous dress. Now top it off with an amazing piece of jewelry!

The folks at Adorn Brides have wonderful concept: rental bridal jewelry.

Visit their website and choose from a variety of amazing necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Your jewelry rental pieces will be delivered directly to you two days before the wedding. On the first business day after the wedding, return the piece via UPS. The typical rental price is 10-30 percent of the retail cost of the item.

What a great way to make a statement without breaking the bank!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Airport security complicates proposal

From the Associated Press: "Aaron Tkachuk, 24, had intended to propose to girlfriend Jennifer Rubadeau during a Caribbean cruise this week, but instead had to pop the question at a security screening station at the Prince George, British Columbia, airport.

An airport screener checking Tkachuk's carry-on luggage spotted a small box in the toe of a sock — insisted on having a closer look and pulled out a white gold, diamond and ruby ring.

Tkachuk decided to propose on the spot, and his dazed 24-year-old girlfriend said yes, as fellow travelers and security staff looked on and applauded."

Did you proposal go as planned?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Etsy Find: Ring Bowls

Etsy seller palomasnest makes these adorable ring bowls. What a sweet alternative to a traditional ring pillow!

Caroline will customize your bowl with your choice of text. You could use your names and wedding date, a snippet of a ceremony reading, or the same inscription you have engraved on your wedding rings. Following the wedding you can use the dish to hold jewelry or you can hang it on the wall or on your Christmas tree. Only $21.50!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Wedding Cinema

With the recent UK openings of two wedding movies--Margot at the Wedding and The Accidental Husband, film critic Joe Queenan told the BBC that wedding films never go out of fashion - and never will.

"Weddings make perfect subjects for cinema because most films involve finding a solution to a thorny problem, and weddings are nothing if not a thorny problem," Queenan says. "A friend of mine suggested that women who have been through all the rigmarole of planning a wedding enjoy watching wedding films, because finally someone else has to go through the hell they went through."

What is your favorite wedding movie? Why do you think wedding movies are so popular?