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Mimosa Bridal Shower Soiree!

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It Started With A Kiss, So Let Us Toast To This…

The date is nearing for my little sister’s upcoming bridal shower.  My other sister and I are planning the event and we have changed our minds from a vintage cherry theme to this, since we decided it’s a little more “her”…


(Photo credits – top left via: The Deco Detective, top right via: Southern Weddings Magazine, bottom left via: my sister who shared it with me (if it’s yours, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.) and bottom right via The Wedding Caberet.)

Luscious pinks and vibrant oranges will set the tone for the day, since she loves bright, bold colors.  Decor will consist of gerbera daisies, candles and a few other surprises.  Instead of a champagne toast, we’ll be toasting with yummy mimosas

The creative juices are flowing, I just can’t wait!  Be sure to stay tuned for pictures…cheers!


Written by Jaime

stUTCp28UTC02bUTCSat, 21 Feb 2009 21:25:44 +0000 11, 2008 at 9:25 pm

A Dress Made Out Of Real Flowers…

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…Now That’s Inspiring!

I’m in awe.  Today while visiting the Totally Tabletops blog, I came across this gorgeous floral dress centerpiece, made out of real flowers!   Check it out

How fun must it be to be able to create such amazing floral arrangements?!  Seriously, I get excited when I am able to arrange a vase of roses, let alone something like this!  I think this would be super cute next to the gift or cake table at any bridal shower or wedding, don’t you?

To see more fantabulous (yes, that’s a word out of the Jaime Dictionary) tabletop inspiration, head on over to to Totally Tabletops by clicking HERE.  Cheers!

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thUTCp31UTC01bUTCWed, 14 Jan 2009 12:11:01 +0000 11, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Floral Design ~ How Did They Do That?

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Easy DIY Tricks From A Pro!

Julie Mulligan, from 1-800-FLOWERS, has been an expert floral designer for more than 25 years.  Her work has been featured on many TV shows and in several magazines!  Now she’s created a blog filled with floral design inspiration for your home or event.  There she shares with us not only inspiration, but often instructions on how to create her fabulous pieces, step-by-step!

Take a look at these lovely designs posted recently on her blog:


Love them?  Me too!  Especially the button pom idea, which can be used either as a centerpiece at your wedding or as a ring bearer pillow.  To see exactly how to make these lovely creations, click HERE and HERE.  Or, just visit her blog by clicking HERE.  Who knows, maybe you’ll discover you have a hidden talent for floral design too…enjoy!

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thUTCp31UTC01bUTCTue, 13 Jan 2009 06:12:24 +0000 11, 2008 at 6:12 am

Recession Proof DIY For Your Wedding Day…

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Save Your Money, Honey.  Get Creative!

Dry your tears and fears my dears.  Planning a wedding in the middle of a recession can be scary but it doesn’t have to be!  Get your “champagne” wedding on a “beer budget” with these creative ideas from the MJ Trim Blog!

Decorate old silverware with rhinestones, or fancy up your flutes with them as well!  You don’t really need an $800 pair of Mui Mui shoes for your big day.  Instead, pickup an affordable pair and add your own embellishments!  Looking to save on flowers or jewelry?  Learn how to make your own fabulous flowers out of fabric.  Don’t want your reception decor to be a bore?  Jazz it up with buttons or whatever other crafty thing you can think of.  The options are limitless, even if your budget isn’t.

The girly girls on Gossip Girl are always in style.  Instead of trying to hunt for that expensive hair accessory you saw Blair Waldorf wear in that one episode, why not just make your own?  I’m loving these simple, easy, crafty ideas to achieving the look for less:

See, it’s all good!  For more stylish DIY ideas for your day be sure to head over to the MJ Trim Blog and also check out Kristin’s wedding ideas.  You can also find instructions there on how to make all of these projects shown above, including how to make a kick butt wedding veil.  If you need to find any of the products used, get shopping at their store, M&J Trimming.  Happy planning!!

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thUTCp30UTC11bUTCWed, 26 Nov 2008 13:05:56 +0000 11, 2008 at 1:05 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!

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

Designer Interview Part Two: Amy’s Wedding PLUS An Exclusive Discount!

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Yesterday, I featured the first part of my interview with Amy Snider, fashion designer behind Every Little Counts.  Today, as promised, I’m featuring the second part of our interview, where she shares with us all of her amazing wedding details.  Yes, this includes pictures of the wedding dress she designed for herself!

First, let me just say that tees from Every Little Counts would make fabulous bridal party gifts!  Interested in showing your bridesmaids some love?  I’ve got more exciting news for you – Amy is willing to give my readers an EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT for ORDERS OF 6 OR MORE!  All you need to do is send her an email at: amy{at}everylittlecounts{dot}net, and she’ll give you details on how to use your discount.  Cheers!

Now, more about Amy, our interview and her special wedding day wearing the gown she designed.  What a talented lady!  Let’s all support her new adventure – her unique line and amazing talent.  I wish I could create a line as cool as hers!  However, I might have to learn to sew first.  Ha!

Do you mind telling us a little bit about your wedding and how you met your husband?
Adam and I met at bar in  New York City, where we were both living at the time.  We started talking and ended up walking around the city on that cold night, hand in hand, discovering how much we had in common.  Five years later we got married.

(Shown Above:  Amy and Adam on their wedding day!)

As for our wedding…it was amazing.  I remember wishing it would never end.  It was just perfect.  While we were dating, one of our favorite places to go was the Empire Fulton Ferry State Park in Dumbo.  We always said we would want to get married there.  Although we were living in L.A., there was never any question about getting married in Brooklyn.  Luckily everything worked out!  The ceremony was held in the park and the reception was held at a nearby art gallery, Smack Mellon.

(Shown Above: A picture of Amy & her brother at her wedding.  “Because my father had passed away right before I turned 21, Todd walked me down the aisle. It was definitely very emotional. This is one of my favorite pictures of the two of us.” – Amy Snider)

(Shown Above:  The whole ceremony, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and Amy and Adam walking away as a married couple.)

What was your dress like, who designed it?  Tell us about your shoes!
My dress was very Grecian inspired, which is appropriate because we went to Greece for our honeymoon.  It was long and flowy with a braided halter, deep back, and small flowing train.  I designed the dress and my friend Carolina made it for me.  It was pretty stressful, but in the end I felt amazing in it.  For shoes, I wore these beautiful sandals from Nine West, which had a braided detail that perfectly matched my dress.  I still wear them all the time!

(Shown Above:  “Me and Sharon, my maid of honor (and only bridal party member… I wanted it small!).  Her dress was Moschino Cheap and Chic, bought at Loehmann’s.”)

(Shown Above:  The back of Amy’s beautiful wedding dress!)

What type of flowers did you carry?
I have no idea, but they were beautiful!  Very earthy and natural- ivory with shades of green and dusty pink.

(Shown Above:  Pictures of Amy’s gorgeous wedding bouquet!  She had a vintage handkerchief embroidered with her and Adam’s wedding date.)

Did you enjoy being a bride and planning your wedding?
I did…it was fun.  I definitely wasn’t wedding crazy though- not a “bridezilla” by any means!  We were very pragmatic about the whole thing.

(Shown Above:  Inside the gallery, Smack Mellon – where Amy and Adam had their wedding reception.)

Did you hire a wedding planner?
No..we did everything ourselves!

(Shown Above:  The centerpiece with bubbles and disposable cameras for each guest)

(Shown Above:  The wedding favors!)

Who were your favorite wedding vendors and why?
We used amazing vendors!

(Shown Above: Amy’s wedding cake by Almondine Bakery – “People are still talking about the cake, it was so good!  And…I got to work with Herve personally to come up with the flavors. It was heaven!”)

Scott Whittle Photography – He was our biggest expense, but well worth it!

Real Food Catering –  So many options and reasonably priced.

Seaport Flowers – We didn’t go overboard on flowers, but Amy did a wonderful job.

Do you have any advice for brides who are planning their weddings?
Don’t feel like you need to spend a lot of money and don’t over think things!  Think of it like a big party.  Try to make it your own – it should be a reflection of the two of you.  For us, we knew we wanted a small intimate wedding, surrounded by the family and friends we love the most.

 (Shown Above:  “This is one of my favorite photos of my mom- she’s looking at me in my dress, all ready to go!” )

We did as much as we could ourselves.  Adam made both the save the date postcards and the invitations, which he screen-printed by hand.  For wedding favors, we packaged jelly beans and Hershey kisses with a custom designed note from the both of us.  Music was another area where we saved a lot of money.  Since music was very important to us, we created our own play list on our ipod, the perfect combination of 60’s soul and 80’s new wave.

(Shown Above:  The lovely couple, Amy and Adam!)

Advice for marriage?
Communicate.  Have fun.  Respect one another.  Dedicate time to one another.

Name your top five favorite blogs to read, no matter the subject.
The Sartorialist
Oh Joy

Thanks Amy!  Looks like you and Adam had an amazing wedding day, congratulations! 

Don’t forget to head on over to Every Little Counts to check out her awesome new line, and be sure to email her about the super sweet discount she’s offering for orders of 6 or more – such a fun gift for bridesmaids!

Don’t Leaf Me Behind…

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…Send Me With Love!

I remember Fall when I was little – my mom and I would collect any pretty leaves we’d find, then we’d press them between the pages of this really big Bible we had.  After a few days, we’d take them out.  My mom would put the leaves between two pieces of parchment paper (I think that’s what it was?) and iron the paper together so we could happily preserve the leaves we found and loved.

Sometimes the leaves would decorate the fridge, other times they would get lost.  But what if we had found a way to really show off those gorgeous fall leaves?  Such as sending in the mail in something like this:

Pocket Gift Cards From Katie Brown – set of 12:

“Create custom cards by slipping pressed flowers into the cellophane window. Matching envelopes included. Set includes brown, green and ivory paper. 4.5″ x 6.25”.

If you have similar childhood memories of leaf collecting, why not order this notecard set as a simple gift for mom on your wedding day (or any day)?   It’s a great way to remind her that you’ll always be her little girl as you bring back a little bit of sweet nostalgia.

Also, don’t forget to read about the Fun & Fabulous Giveaway that Kim Vallee is hosting, where you have a chance of winning the wonderful new book, “Katie Brown Celebrates“!  Simple and Spectacular Parties All Year Round, Katie will inspire you to host a party every month of the year. 

You have until October 22, 2008 23:59 (11:59 PM) EST to enter.  Good luck!

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