IT’S A JAIME THING…

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Iced Tea Or High Tea, Your Table Is Set…

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…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:

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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…

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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!

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

Rocked Up In Rhinestones? Check.

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Gorgeousness?  Check.

Way cool?  Check.  As your checking off your list of things to get done before your wedding, what if you just added one more?  If you’re a crafty nut who loves getting creative like I do, you might just enjoy this DIY decor idea that popped into my head last night.  Allow me entertain you with it for a second…but first, take a look at this photo that provoked the idea…

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(Photo Credit:  Curtis Smith Photography)

Now, what if you lined your wedding ceremony aisle or runner with rocks?  Not just any rocks, but ones either rolled or dusted in glitter?  If not glitter, maybe they could be fancied up with sparkly rhinestones applied on each.

glitter-and-rhinestones

(Photo credits:  Jupiter Images via Family Life, Ehow Article)

I feel like it would almost give off a magical look, similar to the twinkling walkways at Disney World!  Just imagine the sun hitting the rhinestones or glitter and seeing a bunch of twinkling going on as you walk down that aisle to say your vows…can it get any more dreamy than that?  Happy planning!

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thUTCp30UTC04bUTCSun, 26 Apr 2009 08:14:31 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:14 am

Floating Centerpieces…

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…Submurged In Love!

Every time I think about  helping my aunt plan my cousin’s wedding last year, I laugh.  Why?  Because I was trying to offer creative ideas to my aunt and ended up saying to her, “You know what would be really cool?  If you put water into the vases!”, (duh)!  She laughed at me and replied with, “No kidding?  What a concept!”.

Yes.  I know.  Apparently it’s quite common to put water into a vase.  Amazing, isn’t it?  However, what I was actually talking about was submerging flowers or other items into the water for the centerpieces, like a couple of these pictures shown below…

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(Photos via: Bride Sophisticate, Flowers On Mars and Premier Bride)

I also love the idea of putting whatever else your little heart desires into vases or bowls.  For more ideas, visit this week’s guest blog post over at the Wishpot Weddings blog!  Let your imagination flow.

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on lavish floral centerpieces to make your wedding glamorous.  You just have to get a little creative and spend a little time to find exactly what you want, to make your centerpieces fit within your wedding color, theme and most importantly, budget.  Happy planning!

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thUTCp30UTC04bUTCSat, 18 Apr 2009 07:48:36 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:48 am

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!)

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

Posing For Placecards…

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…Say Cheese!

All you need is love, right?  That and a little creativity.  I’m absolutely loving THIS creative placecard idea I found tonight over at Huckleberry Karen Designs:

While it looks as though each placecard has pictures of the guests on it, how fun would it be to take your fiance with you for a day of photobooth fun?  Just the two of yousmiling and being goofy together for several different poses.  Each placecard could have a different picture of the two of you together.  What a fun way to show your love off to guests!

Head on over to her BLOG for even more fun ideas and beautiful inspiration!

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thUTCp31UTC10bUTCThu, 09 Oct 2008 10:56:56 +0000 11, 2008 at 10:56 am

Beautiful Innovative Blooms…

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…Oh How I Love Thee!

Gorgeousness.  I just adore finding creative flower inspiration, and that’s what you’ll find at Blooms By Martha Andrews, an amazing florist I found via Dynamite Weddings.  Check out their company website or visit the Blooms Blog to see even more inspiring flower designs!

When you get the chance, never forget to stop and smell the flowers.  Cheers!

Written by Jaime

thUTCp30UTC09bUTCSun, 28 Sep 2008 08:03:36 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:03 am