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Posts Tagged ‘Purple

Bridal Coolness Is On It’s Way…

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…Just A Few More Days!

Until then, tickle your senses with this groovy space


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Planning a wedding, bridal shower, bachelorette party or other event?  Choose a space that already has an awesome atmosphere and save on decorations!  Who needs extra decor when your venue looks like this?!  Simply fabulous. 

Stay tuned for a few of my favorite places around Chicago that provide the look so you don’t have to.  Simple as pie, darlin’!  Oh dear, now I want pie…ok, maybe chocolate will do.


Written by Jaime

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Timeless Black & White Fused With Passion…

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…Can Create Such  A Luscious Setting For Any Wedding!

The lovely bride Bridgette of My Detroit Wedding has been trying to come up with ideas for her fabulous black, white, red & purple themed wedding.  When she emailed me asking if I might be able to provide her with inspiration, I couldn’t wait to put together a board for her.  Rich crimson and plum tones mixed with classic black and white brings a whole new meaning to the word exquisite!  Take a look…


(Photo credits – Top Row: Details Details BlogSquare Root Designs.  Second Row: David Monn,  Olivier Lalin Weddings,  Third Row: The Wedding Cafe, Veer,, Etsy seller Easter Yu Muscari Collection, Simply Sparkling Events, Fourth Row: Laura Novak Photography, Estillo Weddings, Cover Girl.)

Bridgette, I hope you find this inspiration board helpful, thanks for inspiring all of us with your choice of colors!  Everyone, be sure to stop by her blog, My Detroit Wedding, to see more of her fantastic wedding plans as they come together.  Happy planning!

Written by Jaime

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Decor To Adore!

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Add A Little Bit Of Loveliness…

I cannot get over how cool and affordable these beaded tealight holders are!  You could easily use these to hang around your reception venue, either above the bar, above tables, in the corners or at the entrance.  I think they’re absolutely beautiful and would really add a nice touch of color to any event or home!

In the above picture, glass hurricanes were placed inside the tealight holders.  Now that’s a creative idea!  If you love these as much as I do, head on over to, you seriously won’t believe how affordable they are!  I also love this chandelier from Urban Outfitters:

Don’t you just love pretty things?  Happy planning!

Written by Jaime

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Ridiculously Adorable Ring Bearer Cushions & Wedding Accessories…

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…By The NEW Muscari Design!

Joanna over at Lotus Haus introduced me to THESE lovely ring bearer cushions by Muscari and I had to share…I just think they are the most beautiful I’ve ever seen!  So, I headed over to Muscari Design to see more of these “lovelies” .  

To my delight, I learned they also sell an array of other gorgeous wedding accessories including breathtakingly beautiful feathered flowers, boutonnieres, jewelry, and more.  Take a look at a few of my absolute favorites:

  I love how the feathered flowers can easily be used for your hair or as an embellishment on your dress or even your purse.  I especially love how they are surprisingly affordable!  What a lovely gift idea these pieces would make for not only the bride, but for other members of the bridal party too!

To see these designs and more, click HERE or visit their Etsy shop.  Happy shopping!

Inspiring Party Decor Ideas…

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…Set Your Tables Pretty!

Check out some of these fabulous images to inspire your next event, by The Wedding Bistro At Bellenza.

1.  “A Modage Wedding Shower For The Contemporary Bride”:

2.  “Simple Yet Stunning Luau Tabletop Ideas”:

3.  “A Citrus Theme Table Setting”:

4.  “Gerbera Daisies At A Bridal Shower Tea Party”:

5.  “Make It Moroccan”:

Find these decor ideas and more by clicking HERE.  Also, be sure to check out the Bellenza Weddings Store to shop these products and let them help you create your fabulous event!

Written by Jaime

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A Snowy Winter Wedding Wonderland…

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…Make Your Winter Wedding Even Cooler!

This week I had the honor of guest blogging for the very fabulous Michigan based event planning company, Bliss Weddings.  

If you’re planning a winter wedding, click HERE to see the original post for some lovely winter inspiration!  Also, be sure to check out the rest of the Bliss Weddings Blog for even more great ideas.  Happy planning!

(Photo Credits – Top Row: I Am Stylish, Belle Fleur NY, Etsy Seller Delilah32ukSecond Row:  Weddings: Simple &, Belle Fleur NYThird Row: Home Goods Blog All Things Bright & BeautifulFourth Row: Chicago Ice SculpturesCreature Comforts, Lazaro.)

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Rachael Ray Decorates The Easy Way!

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…Simple, Easy & Affordable Ideas For Dressing Up Your Party!

There’s nothing better than throwing a fabulous party and knowing it didn’t cost you a fortune to do so.  That’s why I love these IDEAS featured on Every Day With Rachael Ray, from some of our favorite designers

1. Under Cover: “Place your goblets upside down on a table, tuck large blooms underneath and top with colorful votives.” – idea from designer Annie Selke, owner of Pine Cone Hill

2. Natural Wonder: “Pluck large leaves from your backyard and place them in bowls and pitchers. Add a few sprigs of sage and rosemary, and you’ll have a centerpiece that’s easy to love all season long.” – idea from loved designer Vera Wang

3. Tea Time: “Arrange flowers in a teapot, and give them extra height by standing the pot on a cup.” – idea from fashion designer Liz Lange.

4.  Tiny Baubles: “Drape stemmed glasses with necklaces, bracelets and earrings—whatever you have in your jewelry box—for a perfectly accessorized meal.” – idea from former Project Runway finalist and fashion designer Daniel Vosovic.

 Style your table from plain to party by watching this VIDEO with step-by-step instructions from Every Day With Rachael Ray

  View other helpful party planning videos from by clicking HERE!  Or, check out THIS entry I created from back in February for even more ideas.  Party on!

Written by Jaime

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