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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!

retro modern tablescape idea via hostesswiththemostessdotcom apron by themerrymartinidotcom

(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

Take Your Wedding Home With You…

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…And Celebrate Your Marriage Year After Year!

There is a reason why you picked those wedding colors of yours.  For some reason, they called out to you.   Whether it’s because it reflects your personality, your style or you just love the look, let the colors that inspired you for your wedding inspire you for your home as well!

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(Photo credits: She Journal from RedStamp.com, dress by Priscilla of Boston, Letterpress Invites by Bellis Studios dress by Priscilla of Boston, wreath, cake, flowers via Brides.com)

Turn your registry experience into fun by getting creative with it, like you did with your wedding planning!

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Go on, brighten up your home together.  Mix and match patterns, colors, glassware, etc., by using the new Set Your Table from Brides.com!  Careful…it’s addicting, but so very helpful

Once you have your place setting ideas all set, print them out and register at Bloomingdale’s.  To see or register for the pieces on the tabletop above, click HERE.  Enjoy!

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCTue, 12 May 2009 08:52:20 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:52 am

Girly Gorgeousness…

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…Inspired By Agent Provocateur!

Oooohhh…hoo, hoo pretty!  My breath was taken away after viewing pictures from the Fantasy Shower in New York hosted by Always A Blogsmaid!  Just take a look at this sexy little event and enjoy…

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I adore every little detail created, all the way down to how the slices of cake coordinate with the black and white boxes – does it get any more fabulous?  

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(Photo credits:  photography by Karen Mordechai via Always A Blogsmaid)

Get inspired to create your own fantasy shower by clicking HERE!  Or, just host a fun girls night in.  Being girly is always something to celebrate…so grab your girls and get planning!

Thanks for Moments By Morgan for originally turning me on to this event!

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thUTCp30UTC04bUTCThu, 30 Apr 2009 07:35:57 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:35 am

Pour Some Sugar…

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…On Me!

Ok, so maybe you don’t actually want sugar poured on you at your wedding (you can save that for your honeymoon!), but you can definitely cover a rockin’ dessert table with it!  If you’re planning a white wedding, stick within the theme using sugar treats and sweets like New York event planner Amy Atlas did in the pictures below…

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Maybe you could even put signs on your white sweet table with lyrics from your favorite songs about sugar or white weddings.  Think “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard, “White Wedding” by Billy Idol, “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies…what other songs can you think of?  Have a little fun, your guests will get a kick out of it!

To see more signature dessert tables created by Amy Atlas, click HERE.  Get your sweet on.

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thUTCp30UTC04bUTCTue, 28 Apr 2009 13:12:15 +0000 11, 2008 at 1:12 pm

For The Chocolate Loving Bride…

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…A Cocktail Reception Inspired By The Chocolate Martini!

This week, Polka Dot Bride featured an awesome inspiration board for a wedding inspired by the chocolate martini.  You know I’m all about chocolate martinis (it’s one of my favorite cocktails!), so I couldn’t help but share her creativity

Head on over to Polka Dot Bride right now to find even more ideas and inspiration for this yummy event…do so by clicking  HERE

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(Inspiration board created by Polka Dot Bride.  Photo credits:  Mariana Hardwick, Brides, Martha Stewart WeddingsBridesMy Recipes, The Fairmount Bride, Koko Blackktjean, Theobroma Chocolate Lounge, Jigsaw)

This would be a great theme for any wedding, especially one set in the Fall or Winter to warm and cozy things up a bit.  Besides, who doesn’t love a chocolate martini, right? 

Sometimes, I swear it would be a more peaceful world if everyone indulged in chocolate from time to time.  So go ahead – indulge in some chocolate.  Of course, drink responsibly!  Cheers!

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stUTCp30UTC04bUTCTue, 21 Apr 2009 07:30:35 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:30 am

Cotton Candy Cocktails & Drink Garnishes Galore!

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More From My Sister’s Bridal Shower…

Looking for ideas to quench any bridal thirst?  For the bridal shower we recently hosted for my sister, we decided to have a little fun with the cocktails and beverages by dressing them up a bit! 

Take a look…

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(Majority of photos thanks to Denise Johnson of Bellis Studios)

Previously, I showed you the fabulous customized Jones Soda bottles we served.  Well, as if they weren’t adorable enough, we also decorated straws with white paper confetti flowers for guests to drink with!  I cannot take all of the credit for that idea, however – as the crafty ladies over at Prim & Pixie originally inspired me to create with images of their butterfly straws.  It seemed like an easy enough DIY project, so you know I had to do it!

Beverages also included a pink grapefruit champagne punch and a bowl of mimosasFlutes were rimmed with pink sugar and filled with cotton candy, which dissolved as guests poured their punch ~ for a little added sweetness!  We also created pink and orange beaded wine charms for each flute glass, with a heart-shaped charm in the middle that said, “LOVE”.

Keep checking back, as I’ll be posting more pictures and details from the bridal shower!  If you’ve missed the previous posts, you can find them HERE and HERE.  Cheers!