Featured Blog Posts – August 2011 Archive (48)

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

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

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

Dessy Group Twist Wrap Dress: Do you have yours?

twistwraptitle.jpg One of our most popular and definitely the most versatile dress we here at The Dessy Group carry is our infamous Twist Wrap Dress. It can be worn in numerous styles simply by a few twists and turns of the soft fabric.…


Added by Dessy Group on August 26, 2011 at 9:11am — No Comments

Annie & Andrew's Purple & Silver Wedding

We recently had the privilege of being a part of a very beautiful touching wedding in Ft.Worth Texas.Annie & Andrew,graduates of TCU were married June 4th,2011 in the Robert Carr Chapel with reception held at Stonegate Manor.One of the cutest stories about the couple is that Andrew sold his prized camera to pay for Annie's engagement ring.The decor was gorgeous with colors of white,purple and silver.To stay in the theme of the evening,Sweet…


Added by Kim Kindig on August 24, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Budget-Friendly (and Unique!) Reception Alternatives

Unmistakably You

Think about the last wedding you went to.  This Planner is willing to bet that it followed the traditional "wedding-wait two hours-cocktails-dinner-dancing" format.  If not, kudos to the couple for shaking…

Added by Amy McNall on August 24, 2011 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

Thinking about Selling? What To Know Before You Even Wear Your Wedding Dress

Sell Wedding Dress

1.  ASK Questions - When you purchase your gown, make sure you ask the salon/ seller for all of the pertinent information.  In order to sell your gown you will need to know the designer's style number/name (not the salon issued style number), the collection season and year, and the retail price.  In addition, if  you are purchasing a pre-owned wedding dress, ask if the… Continue

Added by Encore Bridal on August 23, 2011 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

cappuccino bella


Added by postcards and pretties on August 23, 2011 at 4:19pm — 1 Comment

Lauren & John | Historic Franklin, TN

Nine and a half years ago Lauren and John saw their first love story together at the movies. On July 9th, they added to their own. Lauren was completely glowing all day as she prepared to see John for the first time. A few weeks before the wedding they decided they wanted to do a first look so they could go straight to the reception afterwards. As she walked out to meet him in the alley of The Factory her eyes…


Added by Streetlight Republic on August 23, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

2011 Bridal Fashion Trends

This is the season of "refined classics" as reported by The Knot. With much attention to detail, today's wedding dresses are mirroring Red Carpet Gowns worn by the A-List and Celebrities.  Wedding dress designers are taking the styles, silhouettes, and details and incorporating them into wedding dresses that Brides will be sure to feel glamourous wearing.  The current top 10 styles include:

  1. Straps - provides support and shows that it can look just as great as…

Added by Elle Couture Designs on August 23, 2011 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

Wedding Reception Centerpiece: DIY Wine Bottle Arrangements


Wedding reception centerpieces made from wine bottles is not a new idea. However, Hostess…


Added by Dessy Group on August 23, 2011 at 9:22am — No Comments

vintage travel

Pack your bags and step back in time for a vintage travel wedding. With a beautiful colour palette of cream, brown and cool blue greys oozing with old world charm.
Credits: Seating card display shot by Erin Hearts Court, vintage newspaper, Emma Watson for Vogue…

Added by i do it yourself on August 22, 2011 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Sneak Peak: Elegant W City Center Wedding

Here is just a little sneak peak of the stunning wedding we did last month at W Chicago City Center!! Thank you to Megan W Photography for providing the images.…


Added by Heather Lynne Vickery on August 22, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Choosing a Space: 5 Most Common Overlooked Costs


Added by Alicia Underwood on August 22, 2011 at 3:12pm — No Comments

The Top 5 To-Do's Before Planning Your I Do's

1. Set realistic expectations

First and foremost the bride and groom should sit down and discuss their individual visions for the wedding. Secondly, all parties who are contributing to the cost of the event should have some say in the plans. But that doesn't mean they get to run the show. It's best to discuss each person's role before beginning the planning process. Compromise may be necessary to resolve differences but the bride and groom should never have to bow to every demand.… Continue

Added by Amy VanMeter Events on August 22, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

Real Wedding: Lovely Lace

Fans of feminine lace-filled weddings hold tight - this one's for you. With lace intricately placed all throughout and combined with soft pastel colors this wedding just sends out the warm fuzzies. The babies breathe bouquets and scrabble piece escort cards are added beauty bonuses. And the sexy suspenders on the guys? Love!…



Added by Dessy Group on August 22, 2011 at 7:37am — No Comments

I do Venues ~ Thomas Fogarty ~ Check out the View

Photography by: Meg Perotti



There are few wedding venues that share the luxury of Wine Country ambiance coupled with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay. The Thomas Fogarty Winery is definitely one of the best kept secrets in the wedding industry. The facility is perfectly structured… Continue

Added by Gloria Atherstone ~ I Do Venues on August 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Mess the Dress behind bars!

One of the coolest museums in Philly is Eastern State Penitentiary. You may remember that Al and I went there this year for Valentines Day- I wrote a post about it in Feb. It is such a beautiful and creepy place at the same time. I was so Excited when Marybeth and Tim decided to do a Mess-the-Dress-Session there. How cool was that!!! Al and I met with an employee and they gave us a tour of all the "closed areas". This way we could decide what areas we… Continue

Added by BG Productions on August 18, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Two beautiful ceremony to say "I Do!"

We were very excited for Suzie and Lazurus's Baltimore wedding on June 11, 2011. This was going to be one epic day! They were having two different ceremonies- a Catholic Mass and an Orthodox Greek ceremony! Suzie got ready at the Baltimore Mariott Water Front Hotel. She was Stunning!!!! She had chosen the perfect dress and two different pairs of shoes! While there was some problems with her flowers- Al and I stepped right in fixing them and putting that smile right back on her… Continue

Added by BG Productions on August 18, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Wedding Handkerchiefs!

I love handkerchiefs. I love the whimsy of them, the subtly femininity of them and the vintage nostalgia associated with them. At my wedding I used them as napkins. We had vowed to be as sustainable as possible and i had the thought that I could kill two birds with one stone by making the "necessities" like glassware and napkins double as favors. I'm guessing the guests caught on quick because at the end of the night, there weren't very many napkins to be found…

Added by Sarah Murphy on August 18, 2011 at 1:15pm — 3 Comments

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