Idea of the Week

Idea of the Week
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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Beautiful Calligraphy for any Wedding Need

Since she was a little girl, Jenn Hain has been practicing her hand writing. Now as an accomplished designer you can have the benefit of her handwriting too! Check out her blog Love Jenna and email her for more information and pricing. See some of the beautiful ways she's incorporated her love of hand writing into weddings below:

Originally posted on Daily Candy.

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Photo Mirror

I found this great new product on Outblush ( It is a regular wall mirror and that be hung vertically or horizontally and holds 4x4 or 4x6 pictures. Find our more here.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Wine Country Wedding Details from Ceremony Magazine

These images are from the San Diego 2009 Weddings & Events Ceremony Magazine ( They are stunning examples of rustic elegance and wine country weddings.

I absolutely love the bunches of grapes arranged around the base of the centerpiece! (Florals by Kathy Wright & Co.)

I thought this bridal portrait was fantastic. The elegance of the Palazzo gown in this wine cellar setting is amazing. (Photography by Garrett Photography.)

Juicy bouquet of orange toned dahlias - can work great for fall or spring! (Floral design by Botanica.)

Tiny bunches of green berries attached to natural wood folding chairs is an inexpensive and still elegant way to bring color to your ceremony aisle. This is something that you could even create on your own - find a local flower market and ask a bridesmaid to decorate the chairs! (Floral design by Botanica.)

L'Auberge Del Mar has a gorgeous view that worked perfectly with the chocolate brown, orange, peach and green hues. I love square tables - if your venue has them - they make simple set ups look more elegant and give you more space to play with.

Square containers can be wrapped in weathered paper or gold leafed for extra rustic elegance. Peach roses, green hydrangea, peach and orange dahlias and green and red hypericum berries continue this fall look. The chcolate brown votive candles are another way to tie your color scheme into the table and dress up basic glass holders.

Mint green fondant is accented with chocolate brown ribbon. Each layer is floating on a bed of green hydrangea, accented with peach roses at the top. (Cake by Fantasy Frosting.)

A variety of textures are incorporated into these green a white bouquets - green hydrangea, green cymbidium orchids, green hypericum berries, white hydrangea and more. (Floral design by Petals by Shell.)

This simple square cake design incorporates chocolate brown ribbon and green cymbidium orchids. The show stopper is the green linen on the table! Spend the money on linens for your cake table - it will be the focal point of many pictures. (Cake by The French Gourmet.)

Chocolate brown is accented with green and white on this table. Simple centerpieces of glass cynlinders filled with stems of cymbidium orchids keeps the color scheme going. (Linens and catering by Guiseppe Restaurants and Fine Catering - I highly recommend them!)

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wedding Dinner Tables on a Budget

I thought this article in Ceremony magazine was interesting. It shows designer tables and exactly what they cost (all of these tables were created by Kathy Wright & Co. & photographed by Paul Barnett). Too often you see a picture in a magazine and don't understand the associated price. This leads brides to think they can't afford a beautiful table, or even worse, that they can have a million dollar table for a not quite luxurious budget. Sorry for the poor quality (scanning) but I think the designs and price tags are really great. Remember - working with professionals is the best way to save money in this economy. Let them share their tips and tricks and use the vendors they have relationships with!

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Stunning Valentine Flowers

If you live in the NYC area, show your guy this website and drop a hint! Ovando's special Valentine's Day collection is now available. Check out these fantastic heart-inspired florals.