Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Make a List
Perhaps the ultimate way to create a stress-free holiday is to live by a list. Plan ahead, and don't be afraid to delegate. "Know what you're capable and comfortable doing and give other people things to do," says Kathy Gunst, culinary expert and author of Relax, Company's Coming!and co-author of Stonewall Kitchen Harvest. Asking guests to help with a party-related task makes them feel more involved, so never be afraid to ask.
Wrap Gifts Early
Deck the Halls
Great tips from InStyle & HG TV!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
This satin-faced organza and horsehair A-line gown features an origami draped bodice and pick-up skirt. The dress also includes an exposed-tulle train and grosgrain sash.
Inspired by Kim Kardashian's wedding reception look, this Georgette mermaid gown features draped straps, Chantilly lace appliques at the bodice, and a dramatic skirt with basket-weave organza blossoms and petal embroideries.
Inspired by Kim Kardashian's wedding dress, this tulle ballgown features Chantilly lace appliques at the bodice, a basque waist, and cathedral train.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier & InStyle
Courtesy of InStyle
Monday, April 11, 2011
Planning and coordinating a wedding can be an extremely hectic and overwhelming process. Come and meet vendors from Skagit, Snohomish, Island, Whatcom, and King Counties in every category, to help with as much or as little as you desire. This casual garden setting will provide the perfect atmosphere to allow you to interact with vendors that can free you and your family to savor every moment of your special day! Whether you want your occasion to be large or small, simple or elaborate, traditional or contemporary, we are here to help! Enjoy meeting vendors from the following categories: Accessories/Favors~Beverage Service~Cakes~Catering~Decorating~Event Planning~Florist~Formal Wear~Health & Fitness~Invitations~Music/DJ~Officiant~ Photography~Rentals~Salon Services/Beauty~ Transportation~Travel~Venue~Videography and much much more!!!!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Lion Sands Private Game Reserve: Brad shared an incredible safari experience and overnight dates at this luxury reserve in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Chantal got to experience the Chalkley Treehouse, a bush bedroom built around a five-hundred-year-old Leadwood tree with the comforts of a five-star lodge. Guests at the reserve can also enjoy astronomy, bush walks, hippo tours and wildlife lectures. Each lodge has an outdoor heated swimming pool and viewing deck. (www.lionsands.com)
Blyde River Canyon Helicopter Tour: A helicopter is one of the most spectacular ways to view the northern Drakensburg. On this tour, guests are picked up from the Lion Sands helicopter pad and fly to the Blyde River Canyon to see views of Three Rondawels & the Blydepoort Dam. The helicopter then passes over the Berlin & Lisbon falls en route to a secluded picnic spot next to the Pinnacle. A picnic lunch is served with breathtaking views as far as the Kruger National Park. After lunch, the helicopter flies past God’s Window, Wonder View, Panorama Falls and over the town of Graskop. (www.lionsands.com)
Elephant Whispers: Brad and Emily rode on Tembo, a six ton African Elephant on one of their final dates. Elephant Whispers is an interaction and safari venue located on the banks of the Sabi Rver. Guests can interact with elephants as well as saddle-up for a ride down a shady path to check out the magnificent views. (www.elephantwhispers.co.za)
God’s Window: Brad and Ashley shared a romantic picnic at God’s Window, named for its panoramic views from 6,000 feet above Blyde River Canyon, the Lowveld, and the Kruger National Park to the Mozambique border. Walk the path through the evergreen tropical rain forest to the view points.
One & Only Cape Town: Brad and his final two women stayed at this urban luxury resort at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. While in Cape Town Brad and Emily enjoyed shark cage diving at Dyer Island and a helicopter tour including stunning views of the Cape of Good Hope. (http://capetown.oneandonlyresorts.com/)
Ernie Els Winery - Brad gives out his final rose at this winery in the town of Stellenbosch, in the heart of South Africa’s beautiful wine country. The spot was selected because of the stunning landscapes and panoramic views of the Atlantic and Cape Town. (http://www.ernieelswines.com)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
The groom's cake is typically smaller than the wedding cake and is decorated to reflect a particular hobby or interest of the groom. My husband is a huge Boston Red Sox fan so when we got married I went with a Red Sox themed grooms cake & he loved it...so did all the other Red Sox fans at our wedding!
Here's a little history of the "Groom's Cake"....The groom's cake was not to be served to the guests while at the wedding reception, but rather it was to be sliced up, placed into packages and given to them as favors when they departed. Single women at the wedding would take their pieces of cake home and sleep with it under their pillows in hopes of dreaming of their future husbands.
While groom's cakes are a tradition in the south, elsewhere it is really a matter of preference. There is no rule, but if you want to add a sentimental touch to your wedding day, then honor your groom with his own cake. It is a sweet gesture that will give your guests something extra to talk about.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Photos courtesy of Brenda's Wedding Blog