Featured Blog Posts – July 2011 Archive (34)

Amanda & Jordan Pepper Plantation Charleston SC Wedding

Amanda + Jordan {Wedding} Pepper Plantation

July 29, 2011…

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Added by Chi Pritchard on July 30, 2011 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

I Do Venues ~ Something Blue at Wildwood Acres

Photography By: Julie Mikos


If you rarely find yourself traveling through the Caldecot Tunnel - that infamous mysterious tunnel that separates Contra Costa and the Tri-Valley area from the rest of the East Bay and San Francisco - then you may never have heard of Lafayette, let alone Wildwood… Continue

Added by Gloria Atherstone ~ I Do Venues on July 30, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Backyard DIY Favor

Happy Friday all! I have a great post today to send you off on your weekend. What's not to love about this wedding? Lace gloves, a DIY Beer Garden, mismatched vases and a touch of kitsch. Besides all of the obvious gorgeous touches I am in love with this bride's tier lace dress - isn't it gorgeous? …


Added by Dessy Group on July 29, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

I Do Venues ~ Golden Gate Club Show Your Red White & Blue

Photography by: Jillian Kay Photography


About the Venue



Added by Gloria Atherstone ~ I Do Venues on July 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Free! Will You Be My Bridesmaid Cards

So you've chosen your favorite girlfriends to stand with you on your big day as your bridesmaids. A big decision. And now with a little help from Dessy you have an ultra stylish way to ask them. Stylish and may I mention, downloadable and FREE!

dessybridesmaidcard1.jpg You have 10 different …


Added by Dessy Group on July 26, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments

I Do Venues ~ Julia Morgan Ballroom

Photography by: Chung Li Photography

About the Venue


There is not a designer, florist, photographer, or musician in San Francisco who does not love working at the Julia Morgan Ballroom. There are so… Continue

Added by Gloria Atherstone ~ I Do Venues on July 26, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

{diy Projects} Gerber Daisy Favor Boxes

Supplies Needed: 

  • Silk Gerber Daisy
  • Organza Ribbon
  • 2" by 2" by 2" White Gloss Box
  • Add your favorite candy

Accent your event with theses Gerber Daisy favor boxes. Bright and beautiful. Put together your 2" square white gloss boxes. Add a silk Gerber daisy in pink or tangerine (or any daisy color you choose), embellish with a matching organza…


Added by DIY Weddings Magazine on July 25, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

I Do Venues ~ Garden Court Hotel Your Oscar Moment

Photography by: Geoff White

About the Venue


I love the Garden Court Hotel in downtown Palo Alto. It is the only luxury hotel in downtown Palo Alto and has the same charming character of this incredible academic town that lies at the… Continue

Added by Gloria Atherstone ~ I Do Venues on July 23, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

{diy Projects} Sugar Cookie Bath Salts

Are you looking for a favor with a personal touch?  These DIY bath salts are the perfect favor for your next bridal shower. Best part? This project isn't terribly time consuming  to make. 

What you'll need:

  • 6 cups Epsom salts
  • 1 Tbsp. oil, such as canola, sunflower or almond
  • 1/2 cup unscented liquid soap
  • 2 -5 drops vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Personalized favor jars…

Added by DIY Weddings Magazine on July 23, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Purple and White Floral Wedding Invitation and Stationery Set

Shades of purple and white work as a beautiful and elegant wedding theme. Dark purples like eggplant, lapis, and royal or majestic purple look lovely with lighter purples such as lavender, orchid, and hyacinth. Purple has, throughout time, come to represent many things, including nobility, royalty, luxury, authority, creativity, inspiration, and spirituality. It is thought of as… Continue

Added by Wasootch on July 22, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Weddings Cakes

Wedding cakes

How to select your wedding cake?

Most brides place emphasis on choosing a gown rather than their wedding cake. A wedding cake is an important aspect of the wedding. Choosing a cake can be easy for some brides who have been planning their wedding day from the age of six. However, for some brides choosing a cake can be a nightmare. If you are one of these brides here are a few pointers.


Check the internet, books and magazines for pictures of…


Added by Events By Tamar on July 21, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Country Wedding Stamps – rustic, fresh, funky and fun!

Custom designed for Sandy and Rupert's country wedding, we love the cozy and personalized look of their wedding stamps. Their invitations were a deep wine red, chocolate brown and yellow gold and she was carrying a bouquet of wildflowers (including beautiful sunflowers). Their postage value needed to be 64 cents as her invite was over an ounce. Here's the result!…


Added by annie @ perfectpostage on July 21, 2011 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Get Kate's Look: Jewelry

All eyes were on the newlyweds as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their first trip to the United States on July 8 – 10.  As always, Kate’s style was impeccable, with perfectly paired jewels for each outfit. Staying true to her classic and timeless style, the fashion icon selected understated jewelry pieces that enhanced each of her outfits.

Kate’s first outfit…


Added by George Press on July 21, 2011 at 1:19pm — No Comments

I Do Venues ~ Empire State Mine An Affair To Remember

Photography by: Myrtle and Marjoram


About the venue


Talk about a great background that is a blank slate where you can make all of your dreams come true. Every bride dreams about having a "Great Gatsby" style garden party where she can comfortably dance under the stars. This is a property where… Continue

Added by Gloria Atherstone ~ I Do Venues on July 21, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Feature: Love Story #1

I am VERY excited to feature my first Engagement and Wedding feature on my blog. This is a part of my blog that I would really love to have expand and grow, featuring couples on a weekly basis. I love reading about different LOVE STORIES and seeing photos that captured special moments at an Engagement and Wedding.

  Those are sweet and special moments that you will forever treasure.


 This week I am featuring Yohell and Gladys Collado. They were engaged on June 5,…


Added by A {Kiss} of Color on July 20, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments

New floral design book :: Bella Bouquets

Perfect peonies, gorgeous garden roses and sweetest sweet peas are a few of the flowers shown on these pages, affectionately designed into a variety of bridal & bridesmaids bouquets.

Bella Bouquets showcases vibrant full-color photographs of over 100 stylish bouquets. Offering a wide variety of designs including elegant, modern, rustic, traditional, dramatic & romantic.

I designed this book with floral designers & wedding planners in mind and anyone else… Continue

Added by Alicia on July 19, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments

I Do Venues ~ Natural Beach Elements

Photography from: theknot.com

Style Guide - A Beach Wedding


Planning a seaside or beached theme wedding can go so many different directions. This inspiration board was put together from several different events found on theknot.com. The pictures evoke a feeling of natural beach elements - fun yet… Continue

Added by Gloria Atherstone ~ I Do Venues on July 19, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

{diy Projects} Typewriter Keys Wedding Theme

Here is bride who put a lot of thought into her bouquet. Keeping with the vintage feel of her wedding, this cool idea was shared by Mrs. Lovebug  from WeddingBee. Her finance's cufflinks were also made with typewriter keys in his initials. Clever!

Photography:  Chris Richards…


Added by DIY Weddings Magazine on July 19, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Nicole & Justin Wedding St. Johannes Lutheran Church, Francis Marion Hotel Charleston South Carolina

Nicole + Justin {Wedding} St. Johannes Lutheran Church, Francis Marion Hotel

July 17, 2011…

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Added by Chi Pritchard on July 18, 2011 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Cute DIY Heart Garland


Remember those early grade school winter days where cutting out snowflakes from construction paper was oh-so-exciting? You'd bring them home to proudly display in your windows for all to see. Well, I found this great heart garland DIY that will bring you right back to the good old days. Just like cutting out snowflakes, but as hearts, makes…


Added by Dessy Group on July 18, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

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