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If The Shoe Fits…

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…Get Fit With The Shoes!

You know I’m all about high heels and pretty little shoes.  However, if you’re looking to show off those legs of yours with a fabulous pair of heels on your wedding day (or any day!), consider getting these shoes which I guest blogged about this week on the Wishpot.com Wedding Blog

The Fit Flop from Victoria’s Secret:

Get a workout while you walk around. Engineered to engage muscles, lessen joint impact and absorb shock, these flip-flops burn calories and tone legs with every step.” – V.S.

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Reebok Easy Tone Shoes:

With built in balance pods, the Reebok EasyTone will help you firm and sculpt your legs and rear while you go about your busy day.  These balance pods create a naturally unstable platform as you walk, causing your muscles to activate and adapt.” – Reebok

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With all of the running around and shopping brides do with wedding planning, shoes like these are the perfect way to get fit in time for your wedding day, even if you feel you don’t have the time to excersize.  Hot legs, nice butt?  These are great for any fabulous multi-tasking woman!

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCFri, 29 May 2009 13:18:51 +0000 11, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Sew Happy Together…

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…Pure Happiness In Vintage French White!

Dreaming of a soft white wedding?

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It doesn’t get any softer than this…products by French Etsy seller Lapomme!  Imagine using handmade cloth flowers instead of real ones, a swan to sign instead of a guestbook or cloth apples as decor describing what love is!

To read more about these lovelies, visit my recent guest blog post over at the Wishpot Wedding Blog by clicking HERE

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCTue, 26 May 2009 22:29:08 +0000 11, 2008 at 10:29 pm

A Retro Bridal Shower…

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…So Fitting For The Soon-To-Be Wife!

Sure, times have changed.  Much of what used to be tradition had gone out the window.  Poof, gone!  Just like that.  However, nothing says we can’t bring a little bit of it back, right?  I mean, they do it all the time when it comes to fashion, so why not bring it home too?

This week over at the OneWed Savvy Scoop Blog, I guest blogged about a theme to bring out the pinup housewife in all of you…so of course I had to share!  If you’re planning a bridal shower, get ready to get girly…

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(Photo credits ~ Top L: LB Event Couture, Bottom L:  CookingLight.com, Bottom M:  Head Of The Table, Right:  Anne Taintor)

Consider serving cherry pie instead of cake and grab some Coca Cola inspiration from my friend Kim over at Head Of The Table.  Or, customize your own bottles with Jones Soda!  To personalize, use similar sayings like shown on the gift bags above or even upload vintage themed photos to your bottle labels.

Thank your guests or pamper the bride with pretty little pinup style bath products from one of my favorite stores, Margarita Bloom!

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(Photo credits ~ Left:  Beauty goodies from Margarita Bloom, Right: Vanity Girl of Vanity Fair)

When it comes time to decorate your shower space, mix your retro theme up with this unique turquoise and red Modern Kitchen Theme by Hostess With The Mostess!

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(Photo credits: Flowers, tablescape via Hostess With The Mostess, Cherry apron via The Merry Martini)

I especially adore how serving utensils were used for the centerpieces – what a great idea!  After the shower, let the bride take them home so she can work on becoming her own domestic diva self.  Don’t forget the apron!

Craving more retro?  Click HERE or visit a few of my favorite vintage loving peeps at GlamourvilleThe Glam Guide, Vintage Glam Weddings, Rock ‘n Roll Bride, GaGaVida and Pin Me Up Photography.  Happy planning, beauty girls!

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCTue, 26 May 2009 19:09:19 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:09 pm

A Colorful Gerbera Daisy Wedding…

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…The Sneak Peek To My Sister’s Big Day!

It’s been a long time planning and now she’s married.  My little sister is married!  Wow, she’s all grown up!  It was a beautiful, amazing day and I couldn’t be happier for her and my new brother-in-law.  Many of you have been asking to see pictures from their wedding, so here’s a little sneak peek of their very happy, colorful day…

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(Photo credits: Pics via friends/family, Response cards/invites/placecards by Bellis Studios)

More pictures soon to come, I promise!  For now, head on over to my guest blog over at OneWed.com’s Savvy Scoop, where I shared a few of the details from the big day.  Congratulations to the happy couple! 

Love you, sister!!! xo -Jaim

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCWed, 13 May 2009 21:40:52 +0000 11, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Swoon Over It ~ For That Extra Creative Touch…

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…Oh Yes, It’s Definitely Swoon-Worthy!

Last week on the OneWed Savvy Scoop Blog, I guest blogged about some exciting news!  My friend Amanda over at The Blissful Bride has opened up her new shop.  It offers the perfect solution for anyone who wants to add that special touch to their wedding or other event and really make a good impression on guests! 

Introducing the Swoon Over It :: Modern Calligraphy Studio:

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If you haven’t been over there to visit yet, be sure to do so and read up on the creative services she offers, which include adorable custom maps, custom lettering, hand painted shirts, handmade signs and hand addressing.  Go on and make your life a little easier!

It’s Time To Party…

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…How Hosting A Partylite Party Can Get You Free Centerpieces & Decor For Your Wedding!

I’m notPartylite consultant.  Nor am I trying to sell you anything.  I’m simply a huge fan of Partylite because of the fact that thanks to them, the majority of my wedding decor was free!  Want to know a secret?  Some of my bridesmaids’ gifts were free too.  Sshhh…nobody has to know, right? 

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So how did I do it?  By doing something I love to do anyway…I threw a party!  What if you did the same thing?  It’s the perfect excuse to get your girlfriends together to have a little fun, maybe drink some wine and do what we all love…shop!  All from the comfort of your own home.

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Plan to have the party during the evening, so the candles that your consultant brings can really show off their glow.  Perhaps you could start the it around 7pm, after everyone has already had dinner.  That way, you can keep it affordable with yummy wine, cheese, coffee or desserts.

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Put on some music, drink some wine and relax!  Play some games to include candles as prizes, talk about your favorite candle scents as you smell new ones, giggle over stories about how your fiance might think you have enough candles to have a seance…you know, just have fun!

There is never any pressure on your guests to buy, but your consultant will be there with catalogs in case they do want to buy something nice for their homes.  I mean really – who doesn’t love candles, right?

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Based on the total sales from your party, you can easily earn yourself free or half-priced products of your choice, for your wedding!  So how does one host a really great show to get their free candles?  It’s not difficult, my dearies…to see how, visit my guest blog post over at the Wishpot Wedding Blog by clicking HERE.

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So…when are you having your party?  To learn how to host a show, visit the Partylite website.  Chicago brides, contact my favorite Partylite consultant in the area, Janet Garreau, by clicking HERE.

After you get your free product and the wedding is over, take the pieces home to decorate your newlywed pad or give them away to guests.  Cheers!

For The Sunflower Bride…

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…Gorgeous & Modern Sunflower Letterpress Invites!

If you’re planning a sunflower wedding, send a little extra sunshine to impress your guests!  Do so with these stunning swirly Sunflower Letterpress Invitations which I recently featured over at OneWed.com Savvy Scoop Blog

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What is letterpress?  “The art of letterpress involves inking raised type and then impressing it directly onto the printing surface. The result is an impression that you can see and feel.” – Denise Johnson 

This gorgeous design can also be printed in the colors curry and brown!   Choose from several different pieces to complete your perfect invitation.  Want to get a feel before you order your invitations?  Get yourself a sample by clicking HERE.

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Brides, if you love the look but you’re on a tighter budget, no worries.  Consider the option of printing digital instead!  Digital printing is also a faster option if you’re in a bit more of a hurry. 

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Once your wedding is over, check out the Bellis Studios coordinating Sunflower Letterpress Thank You Cards to send to your guests! 

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To find information on this line, see other designs or to view pricing, visit the Bellis Studios site and check out her blog.

Also, if you’re looking for even more happy, sunny and lovely sunflower wedding inspiration,  visit the entries I posted about my cousin’s sunflower wedding by clicking HERE and her sunflower bridal shower by clicking HERE.  Let the sun shine in!