IT’S A JAIME THING…

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Dream A Little Wedding Dream!

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In Color…

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(Photo credits ~ Top: Curtis Smith Photography, Bottom: Via Simply Seductive– Natalia Vodianova, We Heart It.)

Planning a summer wedding?  What refreshing colors will you be dreaming of?

Written by Jaime

ndUTCp30UTC04bUTCWed, 22 Apr 2009 18:22:46 +0000 11, 2008 at 6:22 pm

Caribbean Wedding Inspiration…

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…This Bride’s Wedding Style Is Jammin’!

Recently, Courtney contacted me looking for some Caribbean themed wedding inspiration, so I’ve decided to share my findings.  Brides, if you’re planning a similar wedding, grab yourself a margarita, sit back and enjoy some island inspiration!  In this first board, I put together some of the photos she emailed me…

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(Images emailed to me by Courtney .  If one of these images is yours, please let me know and I will gladly credit you.)

On her blog, she writes:

“An afternoon/evening sipping tropical cocktails and nibbling tasty Caribbean delights! The mood is enthusiastic among the varieties of orange and red flowers both in the garden and under the tent…the sun sets and the flowers glow even more radiantly than before. There is a tranquil blue that contrasts with the abundance of the fiery orange decor…calming our senses…the perfect combination.” ~  Wow.  Sounds amazing, Courtney! 

Check out part of her awesome save-the-dates, which she created herself!  So cool.  Her colors are a very vibrant red-orange and navy blue…love it!  I love her entire theme…which is why I couldn’t help but create a few boards…

Below, I’ve featured some unique ideas for festive decor, drinks and more.  Consider serving Red Stripe (Jamaican beer), pineapple martinis and creative drinks to add a little bit of Caribbean flair!  Why not take it a step further and apply the Red Stripe labels over glass votives?  Just take the labels off the bottles by placing them in hot soapy water.  Once it’s soaked for a bit, gently peel back the label.  You can then Modge Podge it to your glass candle holder

Hang placecards from flowers elegantly hung with string!  Or, use small wooden ladders decorated with big, bright paper flowers for a Caribbean market feel.  Hang brightly colored party lights all around to set the mood, along with candlelight.  Adorn your cake with tropical flowers and use baby pineapples for the place settings

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(Photo credits:  First row ~ Lazy Bride BlogThe KnotFlickr.  Second row ~ Hostess Blog, photo sent via Courtney, The Knot, Lazy Bride Blog.  Third row ~ Flickr, The Knot, photo via Courtney, Etsy seller NightOwlCraftWorks, The Knot.  Last row ~ Save On Crafts, Weddings The Island Way, Lazy Bride Blog,  Etsy seller SpiceBerryCottage.)

Courtney was hoping to somehow turn her pink pineapples into centerpieces.  Ideas?  Carve the centers out of your pineapples and place a tealight inside.  You could also cut the tops off and scoop out the center to make room for a pillar candle.  Or, simply line them down the middle of the table with votives and rocks all around the bases.  Another bride offered her pineapple palm tree idea on Twitter…what a sweetie!

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(Photo credits: Mishka Designs, The Knot, Birch Design Studio in Chicago)

For her bridesmaids’ bouquets, she has chosen pincushion proteas, ginger, red-orange dahlias and red-orange ranunculas.  Bride on a budget?  Choose more affordable flowers for the tables.  Find out which ones are local and in season, to help you save big by clicking HERE.

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(Photo credits:  First row ~ Photo via Courtney, The Knot, photo via Courtney, Hostess Blog.  Second row ~ Save On Crafts, Urban Outfitters, The Knot, Urban Outfitters, Emilie Duncan.  Third row ~ The Knot.  Last row ~ Hostess Blog, Save On Crafts, The Knot, Save On Crafts.)

One last thing I can’t help but share…pineapple shaped cookies!  I’m all about the cookies!  Did I mention I love cookies?  Ok, sorry…I know, going a little cookie crazy here but how sweet would these be as favors for guests?  I especially love that palm basket weave box.  Too adorable…

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(Cookies from www.honolulucookie.com)

 Hope that helps, Courtney!  Happy planning my dear…I’m off to go dream about pineapple cookies and becoming a local on some fabulous island…husband in hand, of course.  Cheers!

A Traveling Shower…

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…For The Travel Loving Couple!

If your favorite couple is getting hitched and they’re lovers of not only each other but of travel as well, get creative and throw them a travel themed shower!  Instead of your typical shower invitation, send actual postcards to guests.  Write something clever or cute, such as, “Please join us in helping the couple travel their way into a happy marriage”.  Below are a few of my other ideas…

Think about using these lovely and inexpensive paper suitcases designed by Chicago’s own, Nicole Balch, of Pink Loves Brown for your decor needs!

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Decorate the gift table with one paper suitcase each side, open up and use to display postcards from around the world, love letters, or pictures from the couples’ past vacations.  Maybe even visit a vintage store to purchase an old unworking camera to place inside.  Or, perhaps you could get funky and use the larger suitcase as a cake stand.  Now that’s fun!

Ask the bridesmaids to get together to help you make little paper airplanes to hang from the ceiling.  Or, for a more subtle touch think about making even smaller paper airplanes to stick into flower centerpieces!  Looking for affordable favors?  What if you printed out or designed luggage tags with some cute travel themed cardstock?  For fun you could throw paper airplanes at each other.  Just kidding.

After the shower is over, give the paper suitcases to the bride or away to a couple of guests to use as cool storage or home decor.  Thrifty!  What other ideas do you have for a travel themed shower?  Comment away, I’d love to hear.  As for now, be sure to visit Nicole’s blog, Making It Lovely, and shop Pink Loves Brown for even more beautiful inspiration.  Happy planning!

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stUTCp31UTC01bUTCSat, 31 Jan 2009 10:49:09 +0000 11, 2008 at 10:49 am

Bridal Hairbands To Swoon Over…

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…The Skinny On The Skinny!

Adorn your wedding day hair with a beautiful delicate hairband.  From rhinestones, feathers, flowers and more, these skinny hairbands are lovely indeed!  Enjoy a few of my personal favorites…

From Barneys NY:

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Pretty little things, aren’t they?  See more by clicking HERE, you gorgeous brides, you!

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thUTCp31UTC12bUTCWed, 17 Dec 2008 23:08:14 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:08 pm

It’s In The Details…The Gorgeous Details!

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Easy, Creative and Awesome Wedding Ideas!

Details Details Wedding and Event Planning creates truly beautiful soirees with their talented team in California.  Visit their site for loads of inspiration for your upcoming wedding or event!  Below are just a few pictures of details from different events they planned which I couldn’t resist sharing.  I hope you find them inspiring.  Enjoy!

Save The Dates & Invitation Idea:

Guests “received the fur handle Save the Date fan”  and “the black lace gold rhinestone buckle silk panel invite.  All to entice guests to reply ‘yes’ on the rsvp!” 

If you don’t know the couple but wished you could have attended their wedding after seeing these, no worries – their photographer created an AWESOME slideshow set to music that you can enjoy by clicking HERE.  You’re going to LOVE it!

(Photo & slideshow by: Bob Ortiz Photography)

Placecard Display Idea:

I had this idea about how the whimsical flowers would be blossoming on branches.   They created die- cut pieces, same shapes as flowers on invite, and had hand calligraphy for each flower identifying guest name and table assignment.”

(Above photo by: Ira Lippke Studios)

Guestbook Idea:

Shelly and Kevin had a very unique and thematic guest book, which comprised of smooth rocks. Guests wrote wedding wishes on rocks for the couple to keep and be displayed forever.”

(Above photo by: Ira Lippke Studios)

Still looking for more inspiration?  Be sure to check out their GALLERY filled with boards created from real weddings this company has produced, such as this gorgeous wedding:

Visit Details Details Wedding and Event Planning online to see more by clicking HERE.  Happy planning!

Written by Jaime

thUTCp30UTC11bUTCThu, 06 Nov 2008 16:54:59 +0000 11, 2008 at 4:54 pm

I Dream Of Cake, Every Night…

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…But Never In My Wildest Cake Dreams Have I Imagined Ones Like These!

Check out these gorgeous cakes!  They almost look too pretty to eat…but I’d love to try.  Here are a few of my personal favorites by:

Simply lovely…

I love the designs of each of these, however you know I absolutely adore the shoes!  Feast your eyes on more creative cake designs at “I Dream Of Cake“.  Or, if you’re in the San Francisco area, make an appointment to visit their awesome cake gallery, a museum of their amazing creations on display.  How would you ask them to design your perfect cake?

(Thanks to BV Weddings for introducing us to “I Dream Of Cake”  Be sure to visit her fabulous blog!)

Written by Jaime

thUTCp30UTC11bUTCThu, 06 Nov 2008 00:02:50 +0000 11, 2008 at 12:02 am

I Feel Like Dancing, Love…

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…It’s A Happy Day Around Here, So How About Some Happy Pictures?

Yes, I’m in a happy mood today.  If I could describe my happy feeling, it would look a lot like this:

Enough about me though.  Check out the gorgeous wedding behind the above picture by heading over to Polka Dot Bride.  When Ms. Polka introduced us to the very talented Melissa Jill, I was so glad she did – I just adore the inspiring images from her blog, including these

From David & Ashley’s wedding:  Customize the bottom of your wedding shoes like Ashley did – so stylishly cute.

From Brandon & Amy’s wedding:  Amy engraved, “Put Me Back On” into Brandon’s wedding band.  Too funny! 

Thanks to Ms. Polka and Melissa Jill for the fabulous inspiration.  Enjoy more beautiful pictures taken by this very talented Arizona photographer by visiting her blog and website.  Cheers!

Written by Jaime

thUTCp30UTC11bUTCWed, 05 Nov 2008 08:33:10 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:33 am