Sometimes in the ever more complex world of wedding planning you just yearn for something simple. Something like this classic and elegant monogrammed unity candle set. The aroma from this vanilla-scented candle is cozy and comforting. Choose between pure white or ivory and have your names imprinted with a chic, understated design - last name, first names and the day you pledged your eternal love. What more do you need? This stylish monogrammed unity candle is 9 inches long and 3 inches in diameter and the tapered candles measure 10 inches - sold together or individually. So simple, so elegant...so you!
May 26, 2011
Pinwheel wedding bouquets - it’s an idea that’s sure to take off. Especially to add a touch of whimsy to a serious and sacred celebration. Holding a brand new pinwheel out the window of my Dad’s old Chevy on the last day of school. Pure joy! Consider yourself something of an unconventional bride? Why not break with tradition, and traditional bridesmaid bouquets and boutonnieres and give your guests something to laugh about on your day full of joy and happiness with these colorful pinwheels from Etsy.
Weddings on the beach just got a little more pricey here in town. The city of Virginia Beach recently began charging $200 for the privilege of exchanging your vows on our sandy white beaches. No matter what lovely oceanside venue you choose (keeping in mind most beach destinations are more affordable and less crowded after Labor Day and before Memorial Day) consider sending your guests these beautiful beach themed save the date postcards.
Posted by Beautiful Bridal at 2:13 PM
May 25, 2011
Rustic wedding cakes are the perfect compliment to a no-nonsense, let's kick off our shoes and dance till the sun comes up type of outdoor wedding reception. "Naked" wedding cakes, those without the traditional top coat of fondant or buttercream look wild, western, daring and delicious!
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May 24, 2011
Christmas ornament centerpieces - the easiest and cheapest holiday centerpiece you'll ever make! After Labor Day, rain or shine, I can walk into any Dollar Tree and buy a colorful tube of Christmas ornaments for less than I pay for my morning decaf. A quick detour to the Salvation Army or Goodwill and a bag of vintage Christmas ornaments, some good and some not worth keeping, are mine for just a few cents more. Each one of these DIY Christmas centerpieces is more beautiful than the next!
May 22, 2011
Day of the Dead, why does it fascinate? It's all about love and loyalty. A Mexican ritual going back as far 3,000 years ago, honors and celebrates deceased loved ones. How great to be remembered so long after you're gone. The Spaniards must have thought it a little bit creeepy, and after conquering Mexico, and they tried to eliminate it with no success. These colorful Day of the Dead wedding stamps reflect the joyful belief of happily married life now and forever.
At Etsy you can find beautiful fall wedding accessories. Just look at this. A lovely fall wedding bouquet from Ardesign features gold and green silk ranunculus, burnt orange roses, olive and brown hydrangea. A matching fall bridesmaid bouquet also features beige satin ribbon with chocolate french knots and pearl pin accents.
May 18, 2011
May 17, 2011
So lovely! These handmade wedding garters from plainNfancy are made with ivory white and purple satin ribbon complimented with white ivory and purple rosettes. The keepsake garter features two rosettes overlapping and two small guinea feathers to give it that special touch. Complementing the keepsake garter is a beautiful white ivory rosette with two guinea feathers on the garter to be tossed. In the center of the rosettes are beautiful, clear rhinestones accents. A charming heirloom quality garter for only $34!
Posted by Beautiful Bridal at 3:21 PM
A gold wedding cake would make you feel so rich! These gold cakes came from the talented Anne Heap, pastry chef of New Jersey-based Pink Cake Box. She has been featured in Modern Bride, InStyle Weddings, and People Magazine. If you're lucky enough to live in the New York - New Jersey area, you can purchase one of her award winning wedding cakes, as shown here.
May 15, 2011
May 13, 2011
A stylish way to hold gift cards at your wedding reception, cream white metal bird cages with an unfinished eggshell look. I found this set, two antique style birdcages for only $20, with ornate butterfly, leaf and heart motifs that will add a touch of French country charm to your special day. The large cage measures 17.5" tall x 10 wide and the smaller birdcage is 13.5" tall x 8" wide. Both metal cages have tops that lift off for easy card removal.
May 11, 2011
No doubt advertising used to be a man’s world. Just look at these funny vintage ads from the 1940s and “fabulous” 50s. Women just couldn’t catch a break. Not only were they expected to be perky and cute, doing housework in their high heels and making love with common household appliances, they had to maintain those cherry red lips and an unforgiving 18-inch waist as well. I've saved the best for the last!