Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
When you got it, flaunt it
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Alice's Tea Party
How adorable is this little soiree?? There were three birthday girls but it looks like sharing their special day paid off. A petting zoo with bunnies, real grownup tea, perfectly iced cookies, fancy birthday chairs, and frilly dresses. What's not to love?
Photo credits of course go to the phenomenal Jessica Claire. For more photos and the full story, you can see Jessica's full blog entry here.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Gocco is back!!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Hi Becker & friends!
If you have no idea who I'm talking about, please go here, then maybe even go here.
Hi also to the folks from Anaheim, Mexico, Mobile, Olathe, and Alliance (plus many more) who were kind enough to link on over.
Labels: Soiree News
Monday, June 25, 2007
My husband and I will sit on the couch and comment, "did she really just put them $20k over their budget?" "did he just stress the bride out on her wedding day?" I admit that most of the time they're phenomenal people, but every so often there's a 'plannerzilla' who just takes over.
That being said, I was really intrigued to come across this New York Times article about wedding planners. Of course there are plenty out there who only have their best interests in mind, but when searching for a coordinator or planner you'll want to make sure that they're friendly, responsive, and genuinely interested in what's best for you. After all, it's your wedding day! Who are we to tell you that you should upgrade your linens and skip the dessert bar?
Some questions to ask your potential coordinator/planner are:
* How many weddings have you planned?
* How many weddings do you take in a year?
* What's your least favorite part about planning people's weddings?
* What happens if you can't be at my wedding? What's the backup plan?
* How can you save me money on my wedding?
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I Missed the Washington Post's Weddings Week!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Hot or Not?
HOT: Vintage styling and details, lace and ruffles, embroidery, colorful sashes and accents, spanx and sandal
NOT: pleats, long trains and heavy bustles, beading, hosiery – especially in white or sparkly tones
You can read the full article on their website here.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Twenty twenty twenty four hours to go....
Yahoo Food published a great article that lists the things you should and should not do the day before your wedding. Some tips include:
- Snack on Brazil nuts
- Drink chamomile tea the night before
- Avoid carbonated sodas that morning
Here's the full article if you want to learn the method to their madness as well as see the rest of their tips.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
20% Off at Anna Bella Stationery
Here's some of the great stuff you can get at a discount:
And here's their main site, if you want to check out the rest of their wares. Enjoy!
Monday, June 18, 2007
New Wedding Stamps!
These new pretty wedding stamps will be available on June 27th! While I don't think they're as cute as the old pink and green ones, they'll do the job. Like the old ones, they'll come in two denominations....one for your heavy envelope and one for the lighter response card.
From the USPS:
The artwork on the Wedding Hearts stamps was created by illustrator Nancy Stahl, who based her designs on memories of a wide range of intertwined objects, including silver charms and old-fashioned garden gates. The one-ounce denomination features a light purple background, while the two-ounce denomination features a light pink background.
Hurrah for the Post Office!
Labels: Soiree News
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Happy Father's Day!
Happy Fathers Day, dad, and also to all the other dads out there!
Labels: Soiree News
Thursday, June 14, 2007
More great blogs......
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
10% off at Martha Stewart Crafts
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Congratulations, Ryfie & Jason!
The Newlyweds:The chuppah was hand-made by one of their friends and now stands in their garden:
The ceremony was simply gorgeous -- the pond added some romance and the chirping birds added a soundtrack:Guests found their escort cards clothes pinned to a nearby tree. Ryfie & Jason wrote personal notes to each guest on the outer envelope and inside held a small seed packet:Centerpieces were potted plants from a hardware store set inside galvanized buckets:The slight breeze helped the chiffon overlays dance:
The tented courtyard provided some shade for lunch and dancing:
Sparkler exit in the daytime? No problem! It was still just as fun:Some of my favorite touches included baskets of plump, juicy strawberries set about on cocktail and buffet tables, the gourmet sandwich buffet complete with pasta salad, All You Need is Love played as the recessional, mint chocolate chip ice cream in waffle cones, the view down the mountain of the manicured formal gardens, and of course the beautiful chuppah cover your mom quilted out of decorated fabric squares sent in by your guests. Everything was personalized which made the day special for you, your family, and your guests.
The venue was the gorgeous Stronghold Mansion on Sugarloaf Mountain near Frederick, MD. Catering was provided by Canapes and these amazing photographs were taken by Lisa & Christin of Boggs Photography. It was a pleasure to work with so many great vendors.
Speaking of Boggs Photography, check out more photos of this wedding here and here
Monday, June 11, 2007
Indian Wedding Planning Sites
With that, here are some other interesting Indian wedding planning sites:
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart!
In the past year we've shared joy in welcoming a nephew and a niece, celebrated new marriages of our friends, discovered new destinations, saw some really stupid movies, explored new careers, and found fun in just generally spending time together. We even watched the whole James Bond box set and you survived my many awful movie selections. I couldn't have asked for a better first year of marriage and I'm looking forward to many many many more years waking up next to you.
Labels: Soiree News
Friday, June 08, 2007
The silk just glows and the champagne color will go with any scheme. I especially like the pearlescent button in the center to hide the gathering. You can easily change out the ribbon to match your scheme. She also has green, red, purple, pink, and gold pillows if you want to jazz it up a little.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Upcoming Wedding Shows
That being said, the Style Network is throwing a 21-day wedding party! From June 2-22, you can catch wedding shows like Wedding Altered, Married Away, Weddings from Hell, and I Propose. Even the Knot's jumping on the bandwagon with My Celebrity Wedding with the Knot, but while they say it's new I'm sure I saw it a few weeks ago (Christina Aguilera-inspired...NYC loft space...pink bridesmaid dresses...icy twig decor...photobooth...anything ringing a bell?). Check their full schedule to see when your favorite shows are airing!
The icing on the cake is that they're giving away diamonds every day! You can either win a pair of diamond stud earrings or a diamond pendant necklace. For that you have to enter here every day.
Labels: Soiree News
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Rhymes with Orange
Using oranges as a centerpiece, complete with orange placemats and napkins:Serving orange-flavored beverages, such as IZZE sparkling juices and mimosas:Lining a vase with orange slices and using potted calamondin as favors or decor:
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Cute Napkin Folds
Gourmandia shows us how to make some really unique napkin folds, from the 'rabbit' to the 'peacock.' Here are some of their pretty ones:The best part is that they include videos of a person actually doing the fold! As helpful as diagrams are, sometimes they don't quite cut it when you're learning a new skill.