Monday, December 21, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Among the top 10 bridal trends for 2010 appealing to recently engaged brides are:
1. Non-linear aisle
2. Comfort foods with a kick
3. Gifting techie gadgetry
4. Texture-inspired invitations
5. Old, new, borrowed and cobalt blue
6. Wear-again bridesmaid dresses
7. Three-dimensional save-the-dates
8. Old Hollywood glam, for men!
9. Blogger brides abound
10. Personalized plus
According to Get Married, the new bridal trends are all about personalization and expressing your unique bridal style.
Here are some trends from The Wedding Report that I love:
1. From the dress to shoes, vintage will be in big demand.
2. June 2010 will be busier than normal. Couples that put off their 2009 June wedding, because of the recession have booked for June 2010.
3. Candy buffets will be very hot.
4.Warm, bright, bold, and vibrate color tones are in for 2010.
5. In vintage style, black and white photography shots will be in higher demand.
6. While it hasn't gone mainstream, video streamed live weddings will continue to gain interest.
7. Tungsten is the hot metal for 2010, couple are looking for both engagement rings and wedding bands in tungsten.
Monday, December 7, 2009
1/2 oz Peppermint Schnapps
1/2 oz Creme de CaCao
1/2 oz vodka
Shake ingredients well and strain into a martini glass rimmed with crushed candy cane. Then garnish with a candy cane. Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Here are a few gown styles to give you some inspiration on the choices that you have to choose from. If romance is your style, then a princess gown like the one above may be for you.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
This is one of the tables set up with milk chocolate and a milk chocolate flavor creation with whiskey in it. We also enjoyed white chocolate and dark chocolate tables with delicious flavors such as pumpkin with our strawberries, marshmallows, and brownies.
A fondue is a great idea for an intimate dinner or dessert for two or a large group. Talk about delicious!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Adding a lounge at your wedding reception will be a big hit with your guests. Not only is it a comfortable place for people to congregate, but it is a great focal point if your reception room is a little on the boring side. Your rental company has many different styles to choose from so that you can get the look and feel that you desire.
Monday, October 19, 2009
It is that time of year again where we have to turn the heat on and bundle up to stay warm. If you are planning a winter wedding, you need to think about keeping your guests warm and toasty. Having a coffee station at your reception is one way to accomplish this task. Have your caterer provide regular and decaffeinated coffee in addition to a wide selection of flavored creamers, milk, sugar, and sugar substitutes. Everyone of your guests likes their coffee a little different, but you want them to each enjoy their cup just the way they like it down to the last drop!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Family style seating at your wedding reception is a big hit at receptions these days. Looking down a long table full of your closest family and friends is so much more inviting than everyone being spread out at smaller tables around the room. You have the option of putting just a couple of tables end to end or connecting several tables to go from one end of the room to the next.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
The groom's cake is all about the groom and his interests. If he loves football, then have a football cake. If he is in the Air Force, then have an Air Force cake. It is all about him. Of course, having an excuse to have another cake never hurt anyone!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
It was a special ceremony complete with the bride's father giving her away and officiating the ceremony. Not to mention the church was full of guests that absolutely loved the choir's selections.
We rushed them off from the church to their reception so that they could enjoy their first meal as husband and wife in a private room. Before it was time to make their BIG entrance.
I must admit having your wedding reception at an art museum is a wonderful and creative idea. Guests were able to walk around and enjoy the exhibits, sit down and eat dinner while watching a slide show of the newlyweds, enjoy the candy buffet we set up in the lounge area, and order drinks from the bar.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
I was talking to one of my brides who just returned from her honeymoon. She said it was hard coming back to reality after drinking out of coconuts! In honor of that, this month signature drink is a Pina Colada. Serve it at your next party or at your wedding reception.
1 1/2 ounces of light rum
3 ounces pineapple juice
3 ounces coconut cream
fresh fruit to garnish
Pour all ingredients in a blender, pour into a coconut, garnish with fruit, and enjoy!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Chair covers come in an endless variety of colors and styles. Take your time and choose ones that match your personality and wedding style.
Monday, August 10, 2009
If you are looking for a great hors d' oeuvres to serve at your wedding cocktail reception to tide your guest over until dinner, why not think about gazpacho? Gazpacho is a tasty cold soup with raw chopped tomatoes, onions, and, peppers, and herbs. It is a great dish served by itself, but feel free to add shrimp or lobster to it if you'd like.
Photo courtesy of find.myrecipes.com
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Tino proposed to me in the most creative, clever, thoughtful, loving and surprising way. I had planned to go to the Georgia Museum of Art (GMA) to see an exhibit of exotic and artistic rings. My best friends Milly and Alanna (accomplice A & B) had planned to accompany me.
We got to the museum and began wandering around the displays admiring the assortment of unique rings. As we walked I noticed a woman taking pictures as we browsed. I thought to myself, I don’t think it’s permissible to take pictures here. As if she had read my mind, the young woman explained that she worked for the museum and was photographing patrons. Seeing her GMA badge, I was satisfied with that explanation and continued enjoying the exhibit. Never one to be camera shy, I was excited at the possibility of appearing in some GMA publication.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Heather Vreeland, Publisher & Editor-In-Chief, took a special moment to thank everyone for attending the party and showing her so much support in the process.