Archive for June, 2010

Esty Find Friday: Fingerprint Rings

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Everyone we love leaves a hand or fingerprint on our heart – why not incorporate your husband or wife’s fingerprint into your wedding band?

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Fabuluster will create custom wedding bands for you with your out of platinum, palladium, all colors of gold or sterling silver.  The fingerprint can be inside the ring or outside depending on your preference – both are pretty cool in my opinion!

Their shop also has fingerprint pendants and charms and the CUTEST custom pet nose pendant!

DIY Photobooth Prop: Mustache on a stick

Monday, June 21st, 2010

If there is one prop that people seem to love for their wedding photobooths (also a huge trend right now), it is the mustache on a stick!  They are quite fun – very cute for all ages and for some reason they seem to bring out the silly in most people more than just about anything else!

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Super cute right?  Want them for your wedding? Unsure of how to go about making them quickly and easily – I know no bride has a ton of time after all!  Well Tara from Easy Makes Me Happy has a template just for you: Mustache Disguise.  Have fun!!

Etsy Find Friday: Wedding Hangers

Friday, June 18th, 2010

I am in love with these darling hangers from Lilafrances.  I have ordered quite a few of them and they are just beautiful and such a lovely keepsake too!  I have given them as gifts to my brides this year and they have been really well received (to my brides for the rest of the year – act surprised).  This one was from Christy and Bryce’s April 24th wedding – so cute:

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The hangers are $25 each and customized per your request up to 14 characters – lots more info about the options on her listing here: The Original Silver Wedding Dress Hanger.

Etsy Find Friday: Wedding Hangers

Friday, June 18th, 2010

I am in love with these darling hangers from Lilafrances.  I have ordered quite a few of them and they are just beautiful and such a lovely keepsake too!  I have given them as gifts to my brides this year and they have been really well received (to my brides for the rest of the year – act surprised).  This one was from Christy and Bryce’s April 24th wedding – so cute:

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The hangers are $25 each and customized per your request up to 14 characters – lots more info about the options on her listing here: The Original Silver Wedding Dress Hanger.

New Blog: Plumage

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

If you have met me (or seen my picture for that matter) you know that I am not a size 2.  I think the last time I was a size 2 was in grade school and believe it or not, I am comfortable enough in my own skin to be okay with that.  I am never going to be a size 2 and I am okay with that too.

On my wedding day almost 8 years ago, I was smaller than I am now but I was still on the top end of the “normal size” bridal gown scale.  Shopping for gowns was hard – all the bridal magazines showed skinny brides and the sample sizes in bridal stores were several sizes too small for me.  I found something I liked but didn’t love and I think I rushed into buying it because the sample could zip up so I was able to get an idea of what it would ACTUALLY look like.  Looking back, I think I looked beautiful on my wedding day but in all honestly, I would have likely kept looking for gowns had I been able to zip all of them up.

Now when I go shopping with my brides, I see some of them running into the same problems – unable to get a good idea of what a dress will truly look like or seeing them pushed towards gowns that do not flatter them or were made for someone with a much different body type.  No one has really addressed the fact that 60% of US women are over size 12 (which is close to where the “normal size” bridal gown scale stops) and yes, they get married too so where are their dresses?

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I was thrilled when Khris (the mastermind behind DIYBride.com) introduced Plumage – advice, shopping tips, plus size bridal and bridesmaid gown directories and real weddings for the plus size bride.

I will say that in my years as a wedding planner, one thing has become very clear to me: regardless of the size on a dress tag, EVERY bride is beautiful on her wedding day.

Etsy Find Fridays: New Series

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Etsy.com is one of my favorite websites – so many fun things all in one place!  I could spend hours browsing and if I had unlimited funds, I could easily do some damage!

I am starting a new series for the summer called Etsy Find Fridays – check in every Friday for a new find from Etsy.  Most will be wedding related but I can’t promise I won’t throw in family and kids things here and there too – there is just too much cute stuff!  Hope you find something fabulous for your wedding and if you have a find to share, just shoot me an email!

What the Huskers mean to Buckeye weddings

Friday, June 11th, 2010

A head’s up to all you Big Ten brides – the addition of Nebraska to the Big Ten (as of this evening) could throw a monkey wrench into your plans.  If you are getting married in the fall, in a city like Columbus (or Ann Arbor or East Lansing or Madison or Lincoln), you likely have taken whether the game that weekend is home or away into consideration and for good reason!  Hotels fill up, certain places are off limits for pictures and some locations are off limits too (no weddings at the OSU Union or Blackwell Hotel on OSU’s campus on football Saturdays for instance).  So, what does Nebraska joining the Big Ten mean to brides?

*2010 brides should be fine – no change to this year’s schedule as of yet but don’t freak out if the bye week gets filled in with the Huskers.
*2011 brides…throw the published schedule out the window because they are going to be some changes to it to accommodate Nebraska.  The good news is the changes will probably come down the line relatively quickly.  If you already have your wedding planning under way, just know that even if you planned your wedding on an away game weekend, you might wind up getting married on a home game weekend.  Just be prepared to be a little on the flexible side and it will be fine.

My final thought on the subject: GO SPARTANS!!!  And I will throw in a Go Buckeyes! for my adopted hometown of Columbus.

Blog Find: M&J Trim

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

I have talked about M&J Trim before in my Bookmark Worthy Series.  Love their amazing selection from the ribbon and buttons to the flower pins and crystals and…well, you get the idea.  I was perusing their goodies today and noticed that M&J Trims has TWO blogs:

M&J Trim Blog – tons of DIY projects for including jewelry and home items.  Lots of every day inspirations!

M&J Bridal Blog – projects, ideas and general prettiness abounds!

Hope you find something to inspire you!

Time Lapse Ceremony

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

The photographer, Jim Decamp, from my April 24th wedding (Christy and Bryce, awesome couple, great wedding, love them!  Blog post coming soon, I promise!) did the coolest time lapse series of their ceremony.  I LOVE this – the wedding was at the Cathedral downtown and here is what the church looked like on wedding day – enjoy!!

Monson Wedding Time-Lapse from James D. DeCamp on Vimeo.