Planning the Big Day: The First Gift!

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The First Gift! Just needed to veer off the ‘planning’ track a bit this week to share the story of excitement that was the receipt of the first gift off of our registry : ) It’s strange, because we obviously knew we’d be getting gifts, but it’s surprising just how thrilling that initial delivery can be… It was a cold and snowy day and I was not in such a great mood after trekking through the … { Continue Reading }

Southern Nashville Wedding: Historic Cedarwood

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Southern Nashville Wedding Are you wedding planning now for a fall 2011 wedding? We have lots of inspiration for you in this wedding showcase! This past fall, I attended the wedding of my friends Austin and Jenni at historic Cedarwood in Nashville, Tennessee. Jenni looked absolutely stunning in her Alvina Valenta dress from Panache in Beverly Hills, California. I knew immediately that it would … { Continue Reading }

Purple & Green Zebra Sleepover Party!

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Purple & Green Zebra Sleepover Party! Sleepovers aren't just for your younger days, why not throw an adult sleepover to celebrate a birthday!? Alexandra Doudian of Enchanted Events & Design did just that for her 33rd birthday celebration! The party planner in Alexandra worked hard to create a fun, youthful and elegant atmosphere for the party. Guests ranged from mid-20s to 40s and … { Continue Reading }

Owl 5th Birthday Party!

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Owl 5th Birthday Party Hoot Hoot, this party is CUTE! You might remember Jenny Cookies from one of our holiday posts - Gingerbread House Party! Jenny is an extremely talented baker who designs cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and more. Her daughter recently turned 5 and this talented Mom designed a fabulous OWL PARTY! Jenny left no detailed out as everything is just darling! The Invitation The … { Continue Reading }

Paperie Guide: Featuring Uptown Girl Designs!

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Uptown Girl Designs is one of our fabulous Paperie Guide companies, and we love owner Kristina Hansen! She is a wife, mom, and paper lover! Her favorite paper goodies to design? Anything for parties, of course! As Kristina says, "From the simplest of backyard bbq’s to the swankiest of soirees, we can create the perfect invitation to set the tone for any party or event." What I love about Uptown … { Continue Reading }

{Love Bites} A “Bittersweet” Valentine’s Party (and a Giveaway!)

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A "Bittersweet" Valentine's Party Jen of Blush Printables and I teamed up for a dreamy yet humorous take on this romantic holiday. Inspired by lyrics of popular love songs and common "love" phrases, Jen designed all the party printables and paper goods for this shoot. I almost squealed when I saw it all - her work is outstanding. From the shimmer paper to the tiny details on each design, her … { Continue Reading }

Military Man Party!

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Military Man Party We're taking a break from all the Valentine's "red, pink, and girly things" for this 100% boy party! We're talking Military with camouflage to the max! Growing up with a big brother, I had my fair share of GI Joe time so this party looks like a BLAST. How neat are those camouflage cookies?! They were made by Sara of Dandy Delights. Genevieve Le Bel of Celebrate TODAY, the … { Continue Reading }

{Tiny Prints} Valentine’s Invitations & Cards

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Tiny Prints Valentine's Day! Tiny Prints has you covered this year for Valentine’s Day, from Group & Photo Cards to Party Invites and even Photo Gifts. But, the big news for 2011 is the Tiny Prints Greeting Card Collection, which lets you create individual personalized cards with photos starting at $1.99. They have everything from romantic to sentimental to hilariously funny and suggestive … { Continue Reading }