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Some People Come Into Our Lives…

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…Leave Footprints On Our Hearts, And We Are Never, Ever The Same!

Through the years, our lives change and we may get busy.  It becomes more difficult to get together and do the things we used to love so much.  Though as days, weeks, months or even years pass by…when we do get together, it’s as if no time has passed. 

True friends last a lifetime, just as a marriage is meant to, just as great memories do.  Which is, my deario cheerios…

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Congratulations Emily & Mike!  Thank you so much for the amazing memories – we love you!  xo – Jaim

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rdUTCp31UTC05bUTCSun, 03 May 2009 21:53:48 +0000 11, 2008 at 9:53 pm

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

Bridal Coffee Talk Time!

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Sorry, I’m Out Of Splenda ~ But Here’s Some Sugar For You…

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(Above:  Gorgeous bone china to serve your coffee in style – love it?  Register for it at Bloomingdales!)

Have you played with the new Set Your Table tool over at Brides.com?  It’s fun, addicting and super helpful for all of you darling brides looking to register soon!  Enjoy, dearios.

Get your custom handmade veil made by the oh-so-talented GaGaVida from her shop Blush Wedding!

Magnet Street Weddings is giving away 150 free save-the-dates to one very lucky couple!  Hurry up, the giveaway only goes through Sunday, April 19th.  Good luck!

Terrica, of Fabuluxe Events shares with us recyclable luggage for your honeymoon!  Way cool.

You must see this glamorous Phantom of the Opera theme created for an event by top floral designer Martha Andrews – it’s truly stunning!

Got some crazy groomsmen?  Chuckle with me while reading wedding pranks to play on the groom by The Man Registry.  It’s just too funny!  Hey, it’s all in good fun.  Good, hilarious, innocent fun – right?

Welcome a new bride as she shares her engagement in a beautiful way, on her blog…you must see it, it’s lovely!  While you’re there, be sure to congratulate her and check out the rest of her inspiring blog, Unruly Things.

The Blissful Bride shares a yummy little secret with us you’ll definitely want to try!  She also shares with us a more affordable and easy way to get the colored shoes  you need…in the form of DIY!  Now that is something I think any bridesmaid would appreciate!

Now that Easter is over, what are you going to do with those leftover marshmallow peeps?  Your guy might think it’s funny to make them fight with toothpicks, however I think this idea from Evite blog is much better!  I know, sugar on the brain…it helps to stimulate inspiration though, right? 

 Catching up with OneWed.com, learn how to stream your wedding live for guests unable to attend and find eco-friendly shoes for your something blue  green!  Also, be sure to enter their weekly Savvy Steals for chances to score some really cool stuff!

Coco + Kelley shares with us some of the latest bridal gown trends of the season…including some silver and grey ones!  I have to admit, I think I actually like the idea of a silver/grey wedding dress…what are your thoughts?  I suppose it’s all about your own personal style and taste…while some may love it, others may prefer the traditional white/ivory look.  To each their own, right?

Now, it’s time to jam!  Did I hear, “It’s Time For The Perculator”?!  Oh yes…always old school at heart.  Love!

Customized Jones Soda Bottles…

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…Added Personalization & Pops Of Color To My Sister’s Bridal Shower!

Like the song by Counting Crows goes,Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones…believe in me, help me believe in anything, I want to be someone…who believes…yeah…”, Mr. Jones did help me believe – in drinking really good soda

Yes, Mr. Jones helped me believe in everything pink, orange, yummy and fabulous!  With customized Jones Soda bottles in Fufu Berry, Orange & Cream and Cream Soda for the guests, it was indeed a sweet, refreshing treat!

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 (Pictures from shower thanks to Denise Johnson of Bellis Studios)

I love that Jones Soda allows you the option to customize your bottles.  It’s pretty simple – you just upload a photo, type in what you’d like the front of the label to say, then you type in what you’d like the back to say. 

For my sister’s bridal shower, we put, How sweet it is to be loved by you!” on the front, then the back of the label said, “It started with a kiss, so let us toast to this ~ sweet dreams and best wishes to the soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs!  Brock & Lindsay 2009”.

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 (Pictures from shower thanks to Denise Johnson of Bellis Studios)

Everyone was so excited to receive their own personalized bottle of Jones Soda, they had never seen anything like it!  I have to admit, they were pretty darn cool.  The pretty packaging definitely sold me at first, but the delicious taste is quite impressive too.  Everyone loved it!

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 (Pictures from shower thanks to Denise Johnson of Bellis Studios)

I’m not normally a big “pop” drinker, but after the shower was over and the soda was gone, I ran to my local Super Target to pick up some more.  I had to stock some of that yummy stuff in my own fridge!  Of course, I also kept one of the customized bottles from the shower as a little keepsake after I drank it, so it’s now proudly displayed in our kitchen!  I know, I’m a sentimental pack rat.

Now my sister wants to get customized Jones Soda for her wedding!   Since the soda comes in a variety of different colors and flavors, I definitely plan on using it for future events too.  Yay! 

If you love Jones Soda as much as I do or perhaps have never even tried it, you’re in for a treat, my friends!  Just visit www.jonessoda.com to find store locations or to customize your own bottles for your shower, wedding or other event.  They even offer a Jones Soda Weddings page filled with inspiration!  Cheers and enjoy…I know you will!

More pictures and details from the bridal shower to come…stay tuned!

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thUTCp30UTC04bUTCSun, 05 Apr 2009 06:54:45 +0000 11, 2008 at 6:54 am

Wedding Chit Chat…

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… And Coffee Talk!

The coffee is hot and so are the ideas floating around out there…so let’s enjoy a little coffee talk, shall we?

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(Coffee Ring by Etsy seller SoraDesigns.)

Have you heard about the new weekly Savvy Steal Giveaways hosted over at Savvy Scoop by OneWed.com?  This week, score yourself 50 free digital invitations by Hello!Lucky!…and be sure to check back weekly for even more fabulous giveaways!

Set the mood with good lighting to benefit your wedding pictures!  Learn how over at Zenadia Design.

Dynamite Weddings is hosting a Photo Card Creations giveaway!  Hurry up, a winner will be chosen on Friday, April 10th!

Anne of Perfect Bound now shares her weekly love and relationship blogger crushes and advice…how fun! 

Tony & Tina’s wedding may have rocked, but if you’re an Atlanta bride, you’ve gotta check out  The Not Wedding on Sunday, April 5th!

Trendsetting Wedding has taken us beyond the plain vase and shares with us some very, very sexy centerpieces!

Globetrotting Bride features new fashion forward ring pillows that you can also have custom made to make unique, like you!  Seriously fabulous.  I’m especially loving the super bold, bright colors!

Spanx goes bridal over at the Wedded Bits Blog by Brides.com!

Sparkliatti has officially launched their new store!  Have you gone to visit it yet?

Learn how to put a little spark into your love and your wedding photos by visiting the Bridal Inquirer.

Jubilee Events shares with us some cute-as-a-button calligraphy…get inspired!

Tracey from The Las Vegas Wedding Concierge features her Top 10 Wedding Blogs on Blogs.com and Looney Maiden Jewelry shares their Wedding Blogs Power 100 list.  A special thank you to the ladies who included “It’s A Jaime Thing”!  I am beyond touched and so honored to be named and listed among many of my favorite wedding bloggers.  Brides, if you’re craving even more wedding inspiration, get comfy and head on over.  Enjoy!

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stUTCp30UTC04bUTCWed, 01 Apr 2009 06:47:31 +0000 11, 2008 at 6:47 am

DIY Wedding: Paper Decor Ideas…

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…Bam!  Just Like That?

Stuck?  Me too.  I haven’t finalized my sister’s shower decor details yet.  I want to get crafty but I’m overwhelmed with ideas.  Funny how one day, you’ve got nothing and the next day, your inspiration just flies through the door and knocks you over like a big gust of wind!  Graceful, I am not.  It’s ok, I’m back from falling off my chair to share these ideas with you…

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(Photo credits:  Top ~ Love Joy Vodka labels via Hip Hostess, Letterpress flower pins by Linda And Harriett.  Middle ~ Pinwheels via Once Wed, Paper Mobiles via Green Wedding Shoes.  Bottom ~ Flower pins via Once Wed, Vellum glass covers from Save On Crafts, Conversation starters from Pottery Barn.)

This is just some of the inspiration that flew through my door and into my lap!  Many of the items shown above are ones you can actually purchase if you wish to (I mean, maybe you’re just too busy to get crafty, right?  I hear ya!).  However, I bet if you looked closely enough you could find a way to create these beautiful decor pieces yourself.  All you need is some creativity, patience, time and paper.  Ok fine, maybe just a few other supplies too.

To see how to either purchase or create these items, click on the links below the pictures.  If you need help along the way, just shout!  I’m only a few keys away…we can try to figure it out together.  You know, get our “creative juices” flowing.  Good luck!

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thUTCp31UTC03bUTCMon, 16 Mar 2009 11:12:54 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:12 am

Patiently Await The Day With Your Bridesmaids…

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…With Lovely & Affordable Rings!

Man, weddings can get expensive, can’t they?  By the time you’re finally done planning (or close to being done) all you want to do is chill.  Maybe spend some time with your fiance…or let your hair down with your girls!  After all, if they’ve been living up to their bridesmaid “duties” they probably need some chill time too.  And maybe a little token of appreciation for all their hard work. 

If you’re looking for bridesmaid gift ideas but you’ve broken the bank paying for your wedding, fear not – their gifts don’t have to be expensive, just special!  Get them a little something special to not only remember your day by, but your friendship as well. 

Perhaps a pretty little ring will do the job?  Choose from over 40 designs or have one custom made by Etsy seller SoraDesigns!  Below are a few of my personal favorites…to see more of my favorites, head on over to my guest blog over at the Wishpot.com Wedding blog by clicking HERE.

 Karma Cocktail Ring:

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While you’re at it, why not get one for yourself, too?  You could even wear it on your wedding day…as “something new”!

Await The Day Ring ~ I bet you are!

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From the designer ~

Nearly every item in this shop is a one-of-a-kind creation, handmade with love and reflections on nature, relationships, and hope.
I strive to make jewelries that are functional and stunning as well as affordable. I use many recycled or environmentally friendly materials. My favorite materials are vintage buttons and artifacts; vintage Lucite beads and pendants; colorful semiprecious stones; and fabrics.
I love doing custom work, please convo me and I can incorporate your ideas in creating customized pieces.”

Seriously beautiful jewelry ~ and I love how affordable it is!  To see more of her designs including necklaces, earrings and other accessories, visit her Etsy shop by clicking HERE, or show her some blog love by clicking HERE.  Cheers!

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thUTCp31UTC03bUTCMon, 09 Mar 2009 20:16:31 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:16 pm