Planning the Big Day: “The Proposal”

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"The Proposal" Crista here! AHHHHH HOLY COW I’M ENGAGED!!!!!! Ok, just had to get that out of my system. Done. I promise. Like most women (and if you say ‘not me’ we know you’re fibbing!) I had been waiting with baited breath to hear the magic words, “Will you marry me?” It’s a huge moment in a gal’s life and we all look forward to it, wondering when it will happen…what will he say….how will he … { read more }

Love Birds Bridal Shower

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Love Birds Bridal Shower This sweet bridal shower was sent in by RoseMarie Massaro of Home Confetti. She designed a Love Birds themed bridal shower. This is a darling theme that can also be tweaked for a baby shower or birthday party too! Birds are quite popular so it is easy to find birdcages, bird's nests, and other decor online and at local craft stores. This is Home Confetti’s first … { read more }

Elegant Connecticut Wedding

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Elegant Connecticut Wedding Thanks to photographer Justin Marantz for this submission to us via Two Bright Lights. Katie Saeger, a writer for our site, told me about this gorgeous wedding and we "ooh'd and aah'd" quite a bit over the lavish details! This autumn wedding provided us tons of luxurious inspiration for not only weddings but dinner parties, cocktail gatherings, and all sorts of … { read more }

Top 8 DIY Wedding Crafts

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Top 8 DIY Wedding Crafts The fabulous Martha Stewart crafters design dozens of templates and wedding crafts for the DIY bride. We'll admit we're pretty smitten with everything her team designs. We've pulled our TOP 8 DIY Wedding Crafts to share with you! From escort cards to menu templates, these ideas will help keep costs down without sacrificing style! 1 Table Numbers An easy to … { read more }

Top 5: Winter Wedding Centerpieces

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There is just something about a Winter wedding that lends itself to everything crisp and whimsical. From the cool temperatures to the potential for a dusting of snow on the ground, I get so excited thinking of how much fun you can have implementing the winter theme on your big day-especially when it comes to your centerpieces. I'll start with the idea of using ornaments; placed simply in … { read more }

Wedding Showcase: Peacock Details

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Vintage Peacock What really struck me about this Albany, Georgia wedding were the florals. Absolutely stunning bouquets with peacock accents make it both unique and modern. Snap dragons, orchids, peonies combines for rich jewel tones in in purple and eggplant hues. Simple votive holders filled with crystal gems and an orchid are striking set on a cocktail table. With the reception held … { read more }

Wedding Showcase: Romantic Teal

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Romantic Teal Wedding: World's Fair Pavilion Hints of romantic teal make this wedding classic and gorgeous. Held at the World's Fair Pavilion, the couple, Andon Bazzell and Mike Filsinger exchanged vows right before sunset on the terrace. The pavilion's regal and dramatic air fit the couple perfectly. Birdcages have always been a favorite of mine, and we have incorporated them in several … { read more }

Her Perfect Day: Dream Wedding Giveaway

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Her Perfect Day: Dream Wedding Giveaway Attention Nashville brides, do you have a unique engagement story? Her Nashville and Wedding 101 are are excited to provide a special bride-to-be with a free dream wedding! The vendors at Wedding 101 will receive nearly $20,000 in services and goods for their dream wedding. Visit hernashvlille.com to submit your story by December 31st, 2010 at 5 … { read more }

Cake + Mason Jars = Delicious! {Giveaway}

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Congratulations Tracy. You are the winner of the Cake Jars Giveaway (chosen via random.org). Check your email! Cake Jars When this arrives at your door, you know it's going to be a good day. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that IS cake in a mason jar and LET me tell you, it is not just "cake" but it's decadent, delicious, layer by layer amazingness. That's how good it is! This genius little … { read more }

Wedding Showcase: Blues & Browns

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Blue & Chocolate Brown Wedding Showcase Tamara Cohen of TC Event Design , the fabulous designer behind this wedding showcase shared with us some of the details that made this wedding a fabulous fete!  The bride is a computer designer and came up with her own trendy set of logos / wedding imprintables that carried through the invite, program, table cards, placecards, and so much more. They … { read more }