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A Look Back At Wedding Inspiration From 2008…

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…While We Look Forward To Wedding Style In 2009!

Happy New Year!!!

This week, I thought we could take a trip down memory lane together and look back at some of my favorite entries from my blog.  While many of us are happy 2009 is here, 2008 was a great year indeed – when it came to wedding talk!  So please, sit back, grab a cup of coffee and join me as I dig up some fun for you.  I hope you enjoy!


1.) What To Do When The Planning Is Over:  Some brides who enjoyed planning their weddings from start to finish, begin to go through wedding planning withdrawal issues once the wedding is over.  So what’s a newlywed to do?  Enjoy this video posted by a bride who took actual dialog from a wedding message board and turned it into her own hilarious skit, reenacting real conversation between newlyweds!  Ready to laugh?  Click HERE.

2.) Letterpress Gift Tags: In February, fabulous letterpress gift tags became popular and were featured in the Bride & Bloom Magazine, including gorgeous ones from letterpress expert & designer Denise Johnson of Bellis Studios.  To see these beauties and read all about it, click HERE.

3.) Decorate Your Entrance With This Whimsical DIY Project:  Mimi from Enjoy Celebrations and Occasions completed a fantastic DIY project which was a true labor of love.  She wrote in different languages, “Joy”, “Love” and “Welcome” on circles then hung them with ribbon, inside a doorway leading guests to the wedding.  To see this simply lovely project and get inspired to create your own, click HERE.

4.) The Most Creative Guestbook Ideas:  Instead of the traditional guest book, this couple chose to create something that would also work as a piece of art in their home  and be cherished forever after.  They punched holes into pieces of colored plexiglass and hung them on a metal frame.  At the wedding, guests enjoyed decorating and signing the plexiglass with metallic ink pens.  The couple then illuminated the hanging art with light for a spectacular treat!  To see, click HERE.  I also came up with another creative guestbook idea – on a shower curtain!  To see this idea brides loved, click HERE.

5.) Darling Black & White Damask:  In March, I finally jumped on the inspiration board train and created my very first board, grabbing inspiration to share for a black and white damask style wedding.  Damask is still popular, so if you’re looking to get inspired for your own wedding, click HERE.  Also, find more black & white damask inspiration on my blog by clicking HERE.  I got a little excited over this trend! 

6.) Wedding Invitation Assembly Guest Blog From Denise Of Bellis Studios:  So your invitations came back from the printer, now what?  Is there a special order they should go in when assembling them?  Turns out, there is.  Some printers will include a mock-up for you.  But in case yours didn’t, here’s an instruction sheet.  You can download it in pdf format by clicking HERE.

7.) A Wine-Themed Wedding Shower:  In April, I featured how to get free and stylish wine labels and also how to create wine charms to use as favors.  Find out how to get your labels by clicking HERE.  Learn to make those charms and how to throw a vino inspired shower by clicking HERE.  Cheers!

8.) Suit Up Sexy For Your Honeymoon: In May, we highlighted some very sexy retro swimwear inspired by Marilyn Monroe.  To get with the trend, click HERE.

9.) Meeting and Angel Sanchez:  I still don’t know how I got so lucky, but last year I was honored and totally thrilled to be invited to the Wedding Bloggers Luncheon at the Conde Nast building in NYC!  There I met Editor-In-Chief of, Michelle Preli, celebrity wedding gown designer Angel Sanchez and a small group of very creative wedding bloggers!  To read more about my amazing experience, click HERE, HERE and HERE!  Man, was it great time!!!

10.) Vera Wang Luxe Bride Barbie Doll Introduced:  Barbie is simply stunning in a dress inspired by one of the gowns in the Vera Wang Luxe Collection.  You knew I was a Barbie girl, didn’t you?  To see her in her gorgeous gown and find out where to find her, click HERE.

11.) A Sunflower Sun Shower & Wedding:  Over the summer, I helped plan my cousin’s bridal shower and wedding.  Her shower was a hit, both with family and the blog!  To see pictures of this very sunny event and get inspired for your own, click HERE.  To see how beautiful the wedding turned out, click HERE

12.) Bridal Boudoir Portraits Became Popular:  Last year, this became one very sexy trend for brides…and a great gift idea for their grooms!  To learn about it and see some fabulous shots, click HERE.

13.) Marvelous Braided Updo In Less Than 10 Minutes:  Weddings are expensive, but your hair doesn’t have to be!  See how to create this simple but stylish ‘do for your own wedding hair by clicking HERE.

14.) Vintage Weddings Hit The Roof:  Oh yes…you know you loved it!  Ok, well most of you did and I can understand why!  Take a look at some of my favorite vintage posts on my blog by clicking HERE, HERE, oh and well, HERE too!

15.) Breakfast At Tiffany’s Theme:  Whether for a bachelorette party, bridal shower or wedding, these Breakfast At Tiffany’s style invitations can’t be beat!  To see them, click HERE.

16.) High Style For Expecting Brides:  Maybe you’re expecting a baby AND a fabulous wedding!  If so, you’ll love these maternity wedding dresses I featured back in September…to see, click HERE.

17.) Bridal Jewelry For Your Contact Lenses:  I think it’s safe to say that while this might have tried to become a new trend, it failed miserably.  It’s the strangest thing ever, you’ve got to see it to believe it.  To do so, click HERE.

18.) It’s A Jaime Thing Interviewed On The Wedding Planning Audiocast Show:  This past fall, I was so excited when Ralph Mucci interviewed me but I cannot tell a lie – I was a tinsy bit nervous before the show.  However, Ralph was very easy to talk to and he’s a such a nice fella, so it actually ended up being a joy.  To take a listen to my show segment and read more about what you can find over at The Wedding Planning Audiocast, click HERE!

19.) Wedding Dresses, Designers and Styles:  Find unique dresses “outside the box” by clicking HERE and get to know the designers behind some of the most popular lines by clicking HERE!

20.) Wedding Shoe Art Gallery:  Wait!  I saved the best for last…don’t walk out that door until you look at these drop-dead-gorgeous wedding shoe photography shots…you will drool.  Get ready to “oooh” and “aaah” by clicking HERE.  Enjoy!

itsajaimethingsquarelogoI’ve got some exciting surprises up my sleeve for 2009, so stay tuned!  As for now, thanks for reading and of course, have a very happy, safe and creative New Year.  Cheers!

Sincerely, Jaime




Tag, You’re It!

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(Get these gorgeous letterpress “Love Fizz” tags shown above at

I haven’t been “tagged” in a while, but today I was tagged by Ramblings Of A Future Mrs, so in honor of keeping with the spirit of the wonderful wedding blogging community, here we go!

4 Things I Did Today:

1. Planned some more for the bridal shower I’m hosting next month – I’m getting excited!
2. Blogged, and read other blogs, of course!
3. Talked on the phone for a while with one of my best friends while watching the McCain/Obama debate.
4. Drank too much coffee and cleaned!

4 Things On My To-Do list:

1. Get organized.
2. Blog some more, of course – and start working on a project that another fellow blogger asked me to help her with for next week.
3. Pay some bills.
4. Call people who haven’t rsvp’d to the shower yet, then meet with the florist and order the food for the shower.

4 Of My Guiltiest Pleasures:

1. My Monday night shows – Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill & The Hills.  Can you believe now my friends are trying to turn me on to watching Grey’s Anatomy?!?  I gave it a shot & watched the premier, wishing I hadn’t because I might now be hooked.  Don’t let me get hooked on tv – I have too much to get done!
2. Chocolate.  Oh, and coffee too.  Ok, fine, I smoke – but I’m quitting soon, please don’t put me in the bad girls’ corner – I’m nice, I swear!
3. Blogging about weddings, reading about weddings, going to weddings, breathing weddings.  I am addicted!
4. Planning weddings, showers, birthdays & other fun events – especially the decorating and socializing parts.

4 Random Facts About Me:

1. I love to fish.  But I’m not a “nature” girl – I can’t handle bugs, sorry!
2. I collect Barbie dolls – yep, I’m a “Barbie Girl”.
3. I have a thing for shoes – especially high platform peep-toe pumps, they’re HOT!  Seriously, no matter how you’re feeling, just put on a pair of sexy shoes and it’s automatic confidence!  I visit shoe stores like I visit art museums…it’s just fun to visit and stare, even if I don’t buy any that day.
4. I’m a geek.  Not a dork, a geek.  I love my computer!

Now I’m tagging these fabulous bloggers, be sure to check out their wonderful blogs! 

Isn’t She Lovely

Team Giles

Head Of The Table

A Windy City Wedding

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Featured Letterpress Designer & Guest Blogger, Denise at Bellis Studios!

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Introducing Our New Guest Blogger & Letterpress Expert Denise at Bellis Studios!

I’m happy to welcome my favorite letterpress designer, Denise, owner and operator of Bellis Studios!  With her amazing talent and incredible eye for design and color, she creates exquisitely unique letterpress stationery and invitations.  Recently featured in the Spring 2008 issue of Bride & Bloom Magazine, along with other press, she’s on her way to letterpress stardom! 

I am so excited to not only introduce Denise as a fabulous designer you should know, but also as our new guest blogger

Denise will be stopping by to share with us her creations, inspirations, thoughts and ideas.  

She’ll be giving us her expert advice and tips on letterpress, color, and design. 


Getting married?  If you have any questions about how to choose your wedding stationery, just contact us!  We may just feature your question and the answer on this blog! 

In love with letterpress?  Let us know your thoughts and ideas, and we’ll be happy to share them! 


Learn more about Denise and Bellis Studios HERE and at HERE!  Want to read more about letterpress?  See what Denise has to say about it HERE

Don’t forget to check out her site, shop and her blog: &


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