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Set Your Table: Black & White Bliss…

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…Adds Sophisticated Edge!

Before modern brides took over, the color black was left for funerals.  Today, however, brides are incorporating black into their beautiful white weddings and it’s hotter than ever!  Black and white weddings are not only classy, but sophisticated, sexy and even a little edgy too…  

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(Photo credits: frame, setting from Bloomingdale’s, setting created using the Set Your Table tool from Brides.com)

If you consider yourself a modern bride, consider bringing this stylish look home to your table as well.  The pairing of these colors allow you to transform your table from casual to dressy, just like white dishes do…only with a little sass

Spice it up a little with punches of color for any season or occasion, using flowerslinens or whatever else comes to mind.  Oh yes, black and white is here to stay, wouldn’t you say?  Now, how will you Set Your Table?

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCThu, 14 May 2009 07:13:13 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:13 am

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!

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

Old Hollywood Caught Red-Handed…

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…In Passion!

I’ve always been drawn to the color red.  Mixed with black and white.  Those were actually the colors of our wedding, almost 6 years ago!  That was before I was introduced to the world of wedding blogging

Now, the ideas for that color scheme continue to push through the crevices of my happy, wedding-obsessed mind and onto this blog, for you…

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(Photo credits:  Top ~ Cake photographed by Erin Hession, Birdcage veil by Castle Bride Couture.  Middle ~ Flowers by Elements In Bloom, Chase Court in Baltimore, Maryland via Intimate Weddings.  Bottom ~ Dress by Melissa SweetWildHibiscus.com, Sterling silver “Keep Me” bracelet from Bestow Boutique.)

I recently created this board for a bride who was searching for old-world, vintage Hollywood wedding ideas.  While I personally think each photo above deserves applause for it’s lusciousness, I especially love the bracelet.  It reads, “Keep Me”. 

To the bride planning her wedding, keep the fond memories of your past.  Keep some of the traditions passed on through your families.  Keep the wonder of childhood and remember it’s innocence.  Keep the hopes and dreams of your future, the love you have for each other strong…and keep your vows!  No matter the years that go by…always, always keep the passion.

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thUTCp31UTC03bUTCTue, 24 Mar 2009 11:52:22 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:52 am

Rock ‘N Roll Calendar Bride ~ Miss March!

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Wearing Black In The Spring?  Definitely, My Dear!

I’m loving the look of Miss March from the February/March issue of Modern Bride Magazine.  Shiny black hair, super flirty black eyelashes and sexy black nail polish.  Pure awesomeness…

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A rock ‘n roll wedding is a wedding where the couple actually acknowledge that to plan a good wedding, they have to incorporate themselves and plan what they love for their day.  They laugh in the face of the wedding industry and the wedding magazines that tell them what they need to do to make a ‘good wedding’.” ~ Kat, Rock ‘n Roll Bride

My husband and I were married in the Spring and our bridesmaids wore black.  Of course there are people that think it’s (gasp!) too “morbid” of a color, especially for a Spring wedding.  Too bad, so sad ~ we planned our wedding the way we wanted to.  Black is back, baby…and it’s here to stay.  It’s not only cool, it’s classic!

Maybe we didn’t exactly plan a “rock ‘n roll” wedding, but I’ll tell you one thing, our wedding surely rocked.  To this day we receive compliments on it!  So go on.  Do what you want to do.  Don’t let others tell you how to style your wedding, because in the end, it’s your wedding…not theirs.  Read more about the definition of a “rock ‘n roll bride” by clicking HERE.  Happy planning!

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thUTCp28UTC02bUTCSat, 28 Feb 2009 11:00:28 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:00 am

Lust Over This Lingerie…

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… Flirtatious, Hand-Made Designs By Hopeless!

Feeling a little frisky?  Get out that messy bedroom hair.  It’s time you check out this luscious hand-made lingerie line by Hopeless.  Grab it for yourself (you know you want it) or give as a gift for a bachelorette party or Valentine’s Day…it’s right around the corner, you know!  Take a peek…

 Daisy Silk Bra with Alice Silk Tie-Side Briefs:

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Willow Camisole:

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Dahlia Silk Bra & Pansy Silk Briefs with Frill Detail On Back:

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Hopeless create high quality women’s underwear and sleepwear inspired by feminine beauties of all eras. Each piece is designed to evoke the feeling of being in a faraway dream world. The designs are dreamy and luxurious, with a young spirit and positive attitude. All pieces feature adjustable elements to fit and flatter an array of figures, as Hopeless hopes to promote a positive and healthy view of women and their bodies.”  -Hopeless

According to the designers, these pieces shown above were all inspired by the singing garden in Alice in Wonderland!  So next time you find yourself saying, “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!”, smile and remember that sometimes it’s worth it to make him wait.  Tease!

Thanks to Madras 641 for introducing me to this incredibly sexy line!  To get shopping, head over to Hopeless by clicking HERE.  Also, visit their amazing blog, “Spokes ‘n’ Daggers” .  It’s totally ooh-la-la-liscious!

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thUTCp31UTC01bUTCWed, 28 Jan 2009 08:53:23 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:53 am

Pop Goes The Color…

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…With These Fancy Frames!

Color me happy, look at these eye-catching frames!  If you’re thinking of adding a little color (or a lot) to your wedding or bridal shower decor, why not do it with these cheerful 4×6 frames from the lovely Love, Me shop?

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*Decorate by using as table numbers or pop two lovebirds with one smile by turning them into your placecard holders/favors. 

*Deck out the bar area using these frames to show funny pictures of you and your lovie from the past, maybe some including friends and family pictures to create conversation between mingling guests. 

*Throw a few of them in the lobby, entrance or washroom with poems or other creative notes for guests.

*Give them as bridal party gifts.

Have any other ideas?  Share with us in the comments, I’d love to hear!  “Love, Me“, I do love you!  Everyone, if you love these as much as I do, you can find them by clicking HERE.  Go ahead…live colorfully ever after.  Happy planning!

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thUTCp31UTC01bUTCSun, 25 Jan 2009 06:56:05 +0000 11, 2008 at 6:56 am