August 2011 Blog Posts (158)

Orange County Event Lighting

Specialized lighting is getting more and more popular for events in Orange County, CA. Uplights, gobos and pin spots are a regular request for both weddings and private parties alike. Party hosts want their special event to look unique with added color and highlights.


Colored uplights on the venue walls create a dramatic effect, while pin spots can be used to highlight small areas such as cake tables or a sweetheart table. Custom gobos can be used to project personal names or…


Added by Cee Dub on August 31, 2011 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Will you be my...?

    Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a sappy story? A story that pulls at your heartstrings and makes you saw “aww.” There is always an over abundance of questions about how he proposed, what was it like, what did he say, and the list goes on. But this happy story overshadows another important question full of it’s own “aww” moments! What about those girls who have stuck by you through all the highs and lows?  The same girls who will be throwing your shower and lending a…


Added by Stacy Lawrence on August 31, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

I do Venues ~1 Fort Mason ~ Catering & Facilities

Photography By: Andrew Weeks



1 Fort Mason is one of the few wedding venues in San Francisco that can truly offer the guarantee that there's not a single bad seat in the house! Many venues offer views from one room or another, but every other place pales in… Continue

Added by Gloria Atherstone ~ I Do Venues on August 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments


New Product Spotlight

Candlelight Bridesmaid Clutch…


Added by Cyndy McCracken on August 31, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments

The Grand Bahamas Island Experience at Grand Lucayan, Bahamas

The Radisson Our Lucaya Resort on Grand Bahama Island is becoming the Grand Lucayan, Bahamas.

According to a Press Release from the resort’s operators,  the name change will take effect from September 01, 2011 and will give the resorts guest “a better sense of what the resort delivers, a truly grand Bahamian experience,” said Benjamin Davis, general manager of Grand Lucayan, Bahamas.

As the new Grand Bahama Island resort…


Added by Glenn S. Ferguson on August 31, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments

Vow Renewals: Re-dedicating Original Wedding Rings

It's been a blessedly busy summer of vow renewal ceremonies: milestone anniversaries and couples who are re-dedicating themselves to their relationship after difficult times.  What I find especially touching is that couples who renew their vows do so out of an enduring love based on the experience of their shared joys and hardships; a love that honors what has been while looking forward to what yet may be.

In addition to re-affirming their promises, I always suggest to my clients who… Continue

Added by Sherrie Gingery Robinson on August 30, 2011 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Espresso Dave’s Coffee Catering Luv in a Mug

“My husband and I hired Espresso Dave’s Specialty Coffee Catering to work our wedding. We had a morning wedding, and Warren and I LOVE coffee.  Being an amateur ceramist, I made mugs for each of our guests. Our barista, Andrew, did a wonderful job of creating tasty drinks that fit perfectly into our various sized mugs. The drinks were a huge…


Added by David Salzman on August 30, 2011 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Hot off the presses! Naturally Susan's is featured on Becoming the Mrs.!

Read about "Unique Gifts to Pamper Brides, Bridesmaids and Wedding Guests."

CEO Kym Stelmachers also provides her personal review of Naturally Susan's products and notes her favorites.  Let us know your thoughts!…


Added by Naturally Susan's ® on August 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Wedding Song Writer's Weight Journey

When I was first married 36 years ago I was 18 yrs old and I had no worries about my weight.  I’m 5’2” and weighed about 110-115.  Today I’m 54 and my weight is 124 lbs, not too bad. I want to get down to 120 lbs.   I don’t remember girls or guys trying to lose so much weight 30+ years ago for their weddings.  I believe it’s because brides and grooms are older now and weight is an issue with some.  None of my girlfriends worried about their weight like girls do today and I’m no different. …


Added by Lynn Leonti on August 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mix and Match Black and White Floral Wedding Stationery Set

Are you thinking of having a timeless elegant and classic black and white themed wedding? You won't regret this color choice when you look back on your pictures years later. Black and white, paired with beautiful floral designs will never go out of style. It is a sophisticated look that you can add splashes of other colors too as well. Add some hot pink, red, aqua,…


Added by Wasootch on August 29, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Planning a Winter Wedding on a Budget

A winter wedding can be a joyful, memorable occasion at a magic time of year. However, many winter brides have found that a wedding can be a very expensive affair. However, planning a winter wedding does not need to put you out of house and home. A wonderful winter wedding can be achieved ~ even on a budget.

The color white has long been synonymous with brides and marriage as well as with winter. This is why snow and snowflakes have become such popular winter themes for weddings.… Continue

Added by Lora Severson Photography on August 29, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Robbins Brothers Coffee Break Discusses VMAs, Beyonce Pregnancy News & Marriage

We need coffee ASAP….can you tell?! Up pretty late watching the VMAs and also on social networks listening in on people talk about Lady Gaga as a man, Chris Brown’s ‘flying’ performance, Kanye West trying his best to behave, another celebratory award for Britney Spears, and Beyonce’s pregnancy news! Congrats to Bey and Jay who are expecting their first child. Both were glowing at the show last night.

First she had a career, then she dated, then she became a wife, and now Beyonce…


Added by Tracey Lyles on August 29, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Candlesticks aren't just for candles anymore . . .

I am sure you can picture candlesticks on a mantel glowing with tall tapered candles illuminating the room with a warm romantic glow. It's also fairly easy to envision a beautiful table scape with candlesticks every so gracefully flowing down the center of the table at varying heights with candles of different shapes and sizes adding subtle beauty to the surrounding flatware.

But forget about the "typical" uses for candlesticks if just for a moment, and let your imagination…

Added by Kelli Noel Crannell on August 29, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

Guest Writer ~ Andy Butler

There really is no cure for wedding day jitters, every bride, groom and even family members experience some stress on the big day. Much of it has to do with the wedding ceremony; after all there are many things essential to a fairy-tale wedding, right from the wedding cake, ring, gown, vows to food and wedding entertainment. [… Continue

Added by The Favour Shoppe on August 29, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments

I do Venues ~ Kohl Mansion ~ Entertainment

Photography by: Andrew Weeks



Indoors, the rooms reverberate sound beautifully thanks to their high ceilings, hard floors, and their profusion of paned glass windows. All music played here sounds lively; however, larger bands and DJs have the potential to create an overwhelmingly high level of volume. DJs work best indoors, so be sure… Continue

Added by Gloria Atherstone ~ I Do Venues on August 29, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Wedding by NH

Every wedding is special some are large and elaborate, others intimate and simple. Whatever your special day involves, they have designed a number of different packages to meet your needs.

NH Real Arena, located on one of the world’s most highly regarded beaches opened in early 2008 as a new concept in all inclusive luxury resorts. With over 640 rooms of various designs…


Added by Caren Jeanty on August 28, 2011 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Exclusive shoe designs only available from Perdita's Wedding Shoes

Here at Perdita's we have introduced some exclusive wedding shoe designs to our current collections.  We find that so many online retailers are selling the same designs that we decided to give our customers something a little different that no one else is selling.  We hope you like our designs. …


Added by Karen Berrington on August 28, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments

What are your biggest concerns about getting your wedding flowers?

I need your help!
Could you guys tell me what your biggest concerns with your wedding flowers were/are?
I'm doing this survey and wanted to figure out what other brides thought about this.

Please be as honest as possible, that would be awesome. :)

Thanks for all your help!


Added by Annette Yonemitsu on August 27, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments

I do Venues ~ Dunsmuir Hellman Estate ~ Photography

Photography by: Rosemarie Lion

What We Love About This Facility


The The Dunsmuir Hellman Estate creates the perfect juxtaposition between refined old world elegance and raw natural beauty. The historic mansion offers an eclectic range of scenic backgrounds… Continue

Added by Gloria Atherstone ~ I Do Venues on August 27, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

I do Venues ~ Unveiled Bridal Event ~ Terra Gallery ~ San Francisco

Photography by: Karina Pires Photography

We understand that wedding food gets a bad reputation. But not all wedding meals are created equal!

Make your way to Terra Gallery on Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm for a day of wedding wonder with… Continue

Added by Gloria Atherstone ~ I Do Venues on August 27, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

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