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Swoon Over It ~ For That Extra Creative Touch…

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…Oh Yes, It’s Definitely Swoon-Worthy!

Last week on the OneWed Savvy Scoop Blog, I guest blogged about some exciting news!  My friend Amanda over at The Blissful Bride has opened up her new shop.  It offers the perfect solution for anyone who wants to add that special touch to their wedding or other event and really make a good impression on guests! 

Introducing the Swoon Over It :: Modern Calligraphy Studio:


If you haven’t been over there to visit yet, be sure to do so and read up on the creative services she offers, which include adorable custom maps, custom lettering, hand painted shirts, handmade signs and hand addressing.  Go on and make your life a little easier!


Bridal Giveaways…

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…Just In Time For Wedding Season!

One of my favorite bloggers and fellow wedding experts, Nicole from Dynamite Weddings, is hosting a giveaway on her blog.  One lucky reader will win a $100 gift certificate from both Beau-coup and Wedding Paper Divas!  What an exciting way for one lucky bride to kick off her wedding planning…


To read the details and learn how to enter to win, click HERE.

Also, it’s the last week to enter on my blog to win a copy of the book, “Intimate Weddings”, signed by the author, Christina Friedrichsen!  All eligible entries have until Wednesday, March 4, 11:59pm EST to enter.  To do so, click HERE


Good luck, everyone!

Written by Jaime

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Showcase: Hand-Painted Invitations…

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…By Kristy Rice of Momental Designs!

Recently, I received a few wedding invitation samples in the mail from Kristy Rice, “an artist-turned-stationery designer” and owner of Momental Designs.  I’m not sure if I’ve been hiding under a rock lately or what, but this was the first time I’ve actually seen hand-painted wedding invitations.  I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when they came to my door!


Kristy’s designs are individually hand-painted and custom-made…with love, for love.  I can’t imagine how time consuming it must be, as not only does she design beautiful invitations, but  placecards, programs, menus and other stationery as well.  Take a look…


If you’re in the market for hand-painted invites, let Kristy work with you to create lovely designs significant to your love story.  If you’re looking to get inspired, click HERE to visit her stationery gallery or visit her website at  Also, be sure to stop by her blog, Rice Ink, to learn how she gets inspired and see why her invitations are loved by couples nationwide! 

Thanks for sharing your talent and passion with us, Kristy!

Written by Jaime

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Santa Baby, I Wanna Party!

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Fashionable & Festive Invitations To Get The Party Started…It’s Not Too Late!

The holidays just got a whole lot sassier!  Browse through the stylish holiday collection from Bonnie Marcus before planning your fabulous winter affair

Santa Girl With Sparkles:

Reach For The Stars:

 Holiday Girl:

Party Girl:

Cool thing about these invitations aside from their stylish look?  When you purchase them, a portion of the proceeds from your sale are donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other organizations promoting breast cancer awareness.  The  Bonnie Marcus collections are also printed on recycled paper and include not only invitations for the holiday, but weddings and other events too! 

Bonnie Marcus doesn’t stop with paper…you can also find great gift ideas for that grab bag or even your bridesmaids, such as flip flops, tote bags, note pads and more.  Talk about a one-stop-shop this season…can it get any easier?  To find these items and more, visit Bonnie’s Style Press.  Have a happy, haute holiday!

Written by Jaime

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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

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Happy Birthday…

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…To You!

Just wanted to send some special Happy Birthday wishes over to the very fabulous, creative and inspirational letterpress expert, Denise of Bellis Studios!

For those of you who have never seen her beautiful letterpress stationery before, you’re in for a treat!  Even if you have seen her work, be sure to visit her site by clicking HERE, she just added some cool new stationery.  Or, visit her at her blog, HERE.  She is truly a special, unique and extremely talented letterpress designer.  I’m so blessed to also call her my aunt!

On that note (no pun intended!), cheers to you, cool aunt of mine!  I hope you have a fabulous birthday, you deserve it.  Thanks for all you’ve done to inspire me, including your idea for me to start this blog.  You rock.  Happy Birthday!!!

Written by Jaime

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Can You Imagine Getting This Invitation?! Hilarious!

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Sit Down, You’re About To Fall Off Your Chair Laughing.

An old customer of mine sent me this hilarious joke via email today.  I know it’s bad, but it’s too funny not to share, so I’m being naughty and sending it your way.  Enjoy…

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