IT’S A JAIME THING…

Wedding inspiration, ideas and all things creative!

Posts Tagged ‘Brides.com

Welcome To Wedding Registry Heaven…

leave a comment »

…Details From The “Here Comes The Blog” Event!

Last week, I was thrilled to join Editor-In-Chief of Brides.com, Michelle Preli along with Ami of Elizabeth Anne Designs for the Here Comes The Blog registry event at the Chicago Bloomingdale’s Medinah Home Store!

here comes the blog

After having a little fun sharing the new Set Your Table tool with couples, we got a chance to discuss a few of our favorite registry trends and also shared some helpful tips and advice together!

Once we finished chit chatting, everyone headed up to the registry floor to browse around, register and enjoy delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Catered By Design.  Check out their awesome cocktail tree on display…imagine having one of those at your wedding!

cocktail tree from cateredbydesigndotcom

(Photos thanks to Denise of Bellis Studios who also attended the event with me!)

It was such a pleasure to meet and talk with the happy couples, vendors and the amazing staff at Bloomies.  Seriously, I never realized how unique the Bloomingdale’s registry is.  If you haven’t registered there yet, you’re in for a special treat!  It’s not just a registry, my dears…it’s an experience.  My goodness, it made me want to get married to my husband all over again –  just so we could register once more!

I promise to share more details and pictures with you soon!  From creative tablescape and centerpiece ideas to gorgeous product lines, the event was truly inspiring.  We learned so much while there…so stay tuned for more exciting registry posts to come!  It will be like our own little event, extended over a couple of weeks – sound good? 

Until then, be sure to head over to Bloomingdale’s to build your dream registry and enjoy the new Brides.com Set Your Table tool.  Cheers!

Fantastically Fun Idea To Honor Your Bridal Party…

with one comment

…And Other Tips For Personalizing Your Wedding!

He may be a well known planner to celebs, but now Colin Cowie has teamed up with Brides.com to share his secrets with all of us! 

Colin Cowie now on Bridesdotcom

There’s tons of great inspiration to grab from this creative mind, but I absolutely love his ideas on how to personalize your day.  One of them suggests, “offering a series of signature cocktails named after each of the bridesmaids and groomsmen”…

colin cowie cocktails board created by its a jaime thing dotcom

 …What a fun way to not only honor, but also thank your bridal party for all they’ve done!  Fun, right?  I can just picture the talk between your guests over brunch the next day – saying, “I had too many Angelinas last night…” – ha!  Priceless.

To see other fun ways to personalize your day, click HERE and find even more Colin Cowie tips, creative tricks and ways to save by visiting the new Colin Cowie features on Brides.com!  Happy planning!

Written by Jaime

thUTCp31UTC05bUTCSun, 17 May 2009 04:51:20 +0000 11, 2008 at 4:51 am

Set Your Table: Black & White Bliss…

with 2 comments

…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…  

sexy sleek newlwed table setting idea via its a jaime thing

(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?

Written by Jaime

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

Iced Tea Or High Tea, Your Table Is Set…

with 6 comments

…Using Popular Whites!

 Today, I came across this gorgeous table, set for a birthday celebration over high tea.  Lovely, isn’t it?  I find it totally inspiring how nicely food can be displayed by using simple white dishes.  Go from casual to fancy in a matter of minutes, by adding a just a few colorful accents!

Keeping it simple never looked so good…

pink yellow and white tablescape via wedding style guide blog

(Photo credit: Wedding Style Australia)

Above, the birthday girl used white dishes along with left over wallpaper as a table runnercolored napkins and a vase of flowers to add color… and wa-la!  Her table was ready to go in minutes!  Hey, it’s important to keep entertaining easy, so that hosts can enjoy their party too. 

As your styles change throughout the years, your white dishes will remain classic and easy to pair with anything!  If you’re considering white, take a look at this place setting idea I created using the new Set Your Table tool from Brides.com:

bloomingdales high tea place setting idea by its a jaime thing 1

Here, I kept the majority of dishes white, but dressed them up by selecting a brightly colored charger and cup.  With this setting, you’ll be ready to serve in style whether it’s over iced tea or high tea!  To see or register for the pieces shown above, click HERE.

Feeling like getting creative yourself?  Design your own place setting ideas with the Set Your Table tool.  Once you’re done, print them out or register for them at Bloomingdale’s.  Enjoy!

Written by Jaime

thUTCp31UTC05bUTCWed, 13 May 2009 02:24:02 +0000 11, 2008 at 2:24 am

Take Your Wedding Home With You…

leave a comment »

…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!

take your wedding home with you place setting and board via its a jaime thing dot com

(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!

take your wedding home with you place setting idea via its a jaime thing dot com

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!

Written by Jaime

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

Chicago Brides ~ Meet Us At Bloomingdale’s May 14th…

with one comment

…For The Brides.com/Bloomingdale’s Registry Event!

This Thursday, May 14th, join Editor-In-Chief of Brides.com Michelle Preli along with Ami from Elizabeth Anne Designs and myself as we share tips and ideas for creating your dream wedding and registry!

brides bloomingdales registry event chicago 2009

The event will take place at the Bloomingdale’s Chicago Medinah Home Store at 600 North Wabash Avenue from 5 – 7pm

bloomingdales chicago medinah home store picture 2 via skyscrapercitydotcom

(Building photo credit: SkyScraperCity.com)

A good time shall be had, as you’ll be able to enjoy yummy tastings, cocktails and even a fun little gift bag!  For more details, click HERE.  If you’re planning on going, let me know so I can look forward to meeting you…hope to see you there! 

Until then, keep checking back as I post registry ideas this week using the new Brides.com Set Your Table tool.  Cheers! 

Written by Jaime

thUTCp31UTC05bUTCTue, 12 May 2009 05:28:51 +0000 11, 2008 at 5:28 am

A Wedding-Crazed Week…

with 4 comments

…Time To Bring On The Coffee & A Lil’ Inspiration!

As my sister’s wedding nears, my list of to-do’s just keeps growing!  My days might be hectic this week, however there are way too many things going on in the wedding world for me not to share.  So before I start rushing around, won’t you please join me for some coffee talk

unique-wedding-placecard-idea-and-coffee-talk

(Above photo credits: Left ~ Wedding placecard idea via Better Homes & Gardens, Right ~ Kate Hudson, photographed by NY photographer Ruven Afandor)

The Latest Wedding News & Inspiration From Around The Blogosphere…

First, let’s talk about that polaroid placecard idea up above!  How easy would be to create those darling little treasures?  Take pictures of each other, things that inspire you, flowers or objects within your theme or color.  These could double as favors, too!  What other ideas come to mind for this project?

I was so honored and excited when Gretchen from MyWedding.com invited me to become one of the official judges for The Search For America’s Biggest Groomzilla!  I’ve already voted, but have you?  Find your favorite groomzilla by clicking HERE.  The winner will be selected May 7th, so hurry!

San Francisco brides, if you don’t have plans for May 7th and are looking for some creative registry inspiration, RSVP for the Brides.com/Bloomingdale’s Registry Event!

 Looking for a laugh this Mother’s Day?  Check out the new Mother-In-Law Matcher and prepare yourself for some interesting results!  Hey, when you marry your guy, you’re marrying his whole family too, you know…

 Oh, Grey’s Anatomy fans!  Our friends over at the PlanningPad.com (a fabulous store for all your wedding needs) have reminded us about the big Grey’s wedding taking place May 7th.  You can visit Meredith & Derek’s wedding website and gift registry online and donate to your favorite charity in lieu of gifts!  Read more about their upcoming “I Do’s” by clicking HERE.  Their wedding is going to be unreal (ha, ha)!

Bubbly Bride shares how today’s society is embracing pregnant brides by sharing some beautiful photography and encouraging words.

My blogging friend Anne from Perfect Bound has officially launched her newly redesigned site!  If you weren’t aware, head over there now by clicking HERE and be sure to follow her, she’s got a gorgeous thing going for you.

I also must tell you that the very creative Kim Vallee has updated her site, At Home With Kim Vallee, with a lovely fresh new look just in time for Spring!  Be sure to visit, she offers so many ideas for every part of your life, including entertaining and parties of course.

The Style School blog by InStyle Weddings offers great tips on how to get your skin in mint condition for the big day!

 Dynamite Weddings inspires brides to maintain their bright, white smiles with a handy red wine remover to keep in your purse.  Have you heard of these before?

Enjoy!