welcome to the moment

love is a gift...celebrate it

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


The diy is great for the bride on the budget.

the wedding dress
take a simple white dress and add your jewlery and stones to it with fabric glue

the front of ceremony
big pots, and gardland...add greenery

the food
think appetizers, cupcakes, and sweets

the music
bring your own, rent the equipemnet. You can bring an ipod.

the cake

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

the engagment rules

so you are enagaged....these are the rule

put your vision on paper and place somewhere visible

for parental annoucements, do it in person or at least by phone. if you can, give out holiday cookie basket.

for newspaper annocements, a month before your big day. no specfics, we are getting may 5 at 10 a.m.

engaements parites are typically given by the brides' parents, but they can be given by the groom, group parent, or by good friends. small and intimate but can be formal or informal. gifts should never be requested but received, small tokens of love.

engagement ring is usually given to you before the process, but if not, it would be beautiful to receive it on a holiday, birthday, or even as gift the day of.

the best advice is to enjoy the moment. make sure you date with one you love.

Monday, December 19, 2011


hot pink with yellow ribbion

pink fly....collar.....white skirt.....white satin high heel shoes. pink flowers.

yellow smiley face lollipops in a terracotta vase.with little colorful pink
confetti on top of brownie dirt

little pink cupcakes

Sunday, December 18, 2011

gifts for your sweetie

So it that time of the year.....

christmas gifts for your sweetie

sports magazine subscription
sports tickets
a great book
a spa day
a funny t shirt
remote control car, his fantasy ride
amusement park tickets

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


i love the 80s

yellow invitation with black ink

white dress with long train. halo of flowers on your head.

clear vase on a round of flower fabric filled with greenry

round cake with basket weave. flower topper.

pacman cookies

the moment

the queen moment

white cloth covered invitation

finger foods with clear jams, jellies, clear gum drops on minicupcakes

crystal covered underwear with matching shoes

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

computer love

small party...

greeting card with music....invitation in the card...catch an after holiday sale

the bride
white dress with cordless lights wraped in the center of the bouquet with roses all round it....

the centerpiece
a frame with names in the computer language...rose petals all around

sign in
a laptop with a twitter....the guest can twitter into their messages and you can print it out later....

square cake with roses all around

Monday, December 12, 2011

the moment

red paint on black underwear

the date
gingerbread house...use colors from your own home while watching a movie

the food
open face sandwhiches, ham soup, and mini ginger cookies with lots of icing

the outfit
black sheer gown with red high heels.....xmas theme anklet

Friday, December 9, 2011

the after party

the after party

at the reception table

the music
rb, hip hop, with a little rock rated R and X

the decor
cocktail tables, little rented white and black sofas

the food
little finger food and mini desserts

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

the engagement party

it is holiday season

the invitation
a simple handwritten letter

the centerpiece
clear container of gold balls

the food
cookie table, candy table, a simple buffet.

the moment
use a box in the room in which your guest can place their wedding idea for you in it.

the moment

it's the most wonderful time of the year.

decorate the tree and get some sugar in between.

a picture of your in something cute

the outfit
red underwear, red bra, gold shoes

the date
decorate the tree

play a little kenny g xmas music in the background

Monday, December 5, 2011

the harvest moment

it's end of fall. wedding is a beautiful moments to celebrate with food.

brown with gold ink

a line dress with brown ribbion.....little gold spray pained acorn pomender.

gold spray painted pinecones with orange candles around it in clear containers

two tier cake with gold ribbion with little acrons on the top of the cake

bring your favorites to the table.

Friday, December 2, 2011

ice princess

i love looking at figure iceskating. It is a beautiful sport, and it amazes me what they can do that i can only do in my dreams.

be inspired by this moment

clear inviation with silver ink

white tea length gown with a silver veil, ballet slippers

glass flower in bud vase with candles around it.

two tier cake, silver dots of icing all around
glass topper

Thursday, December 1, 2011

something blue

something blue....the most tradional color as part of a wedding.

blue with silver ink.

A line gown with blue ribbion. white flowers with blue fresia...white beads.
blue ribbion around the bouquet.

blue tea pot with white roses.

blue glass balls hanging from the ceiling.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Get the big things done first.....then sigh

officiant,photographer, caterer, places, dress, cake, and music......

To get it done
look through wedding magazines
go to bridal networking events

now you a little less competition as everyone is dealing the with holiday season.

Monday, November 28, 2011

the ballet

i love to dance even though i am not really great at it. i keep up with the beat, so ....laughing.

i do love the art of it, i am amazed at people who can do it well.

white invitation with blue ink.

Tea length pink dress with white veil, ballet slippers. a presentation
bouquet with white lillies, blue fresia, and tea roses.

a figure on a silver jewlery box.

two tier cake with pink ribbion around each border. then ballet slipper as a topper.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

let it snow

Snow in Georgia is rarity....When it comes, we look out the window all amazed. Then Drew says he wants cupcakes. So instead of buying bread, i start making cupcakes as soon as the weather report is in.

blue inviation with black ink

White a line with white veil. white bead poemener ball.

white floral balls in clear container with silver beads at the botoom.

snow flake shaped cake

the moment
nature poem as part of your moment

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

candlelight dinner

so it is your the two of you.....don't worry....make it beautiful.

the decor
spray paint acorns goldand hang them from the ceiling with gold beades on the ribbion. centerpiece. pine cones that has spray painted bronze..glue beads to them.

the food
corn hens with a truffle and wine reduction, a great salad, and aspargus. with bread...herb butter. mini pumkin tart.

the romance
go online for an erotic site for a story....keep it spicy

Thursday, November 17, 2011

flower power

when it time to flowers, i love carnations...to me they are the underdogs of flowers. in bunches, they are so sweet.

step one
once your colors and place, consider a flower plan.

step two
your flower plan should consist of: front of ceremony, bridal bouquet, groom,wedding party,parents, centerpieces, sign in, and cake table. These are the main areas.

step three
incoporate you into the flower plan. What is the first flower you were given during the relationship. Use in your bouquet.
Use your colors from first meal together or first date place.

step four
silk or fresh. I like to mix it up if you can find realistic looking blooms.
In silk world, you can start early and get it done yourself. If you are going diy, plan ahead and have a practice session.
If you are using a florist, then vist that person at four months before the big day. You should bring swatches and a general idea of your want. Ask what is the overall floral philosphy of that person.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

say yes to the dress

it's wedding dress time, end of wedding season which means deals. Black Friday is coming up.....so it's great time to say yes to your dress.

clearance sales
it is time to look through the racks.

put in classified
there is a bride out there, looking to make some xmas cash.

this is a great option for a bride on a budget.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

sweet thang

I am going to speak in faith....dress, cake....it cannot go wrong. Laughing.

ideas for your sweet thang moment

a tree
family names on it with little tags

two tier cake
white with green ribbions around it...tiny gold present as topper.

cupcake idea
heart shape in pink with gold border

Sunday, November 13, 2011

the gilded age

When I attended college I love history. I would sit in class, and I had great professor who almost made like day time tv.

I love this era. It was filled with beautiful things from an umbrella to home decor.

be inspired by the giled age

white inviation with gold border. black ink.

layered dress in a shape ballroom gown.....lace umbrella. flower choker.

oversized gold cups filled with pink roses.

two tier square cake on a gold pedestal....glass jewel box on top.

Monday, November 7, 2011

the ice princess

white with blue ink...clear bow at the top of the invitation.

white dress....blue...tiara.....blue satin shoes....bouquet of white tea roses with blue beads on the edge.

silk flowers in tiny cubes..at the bottom...then filled with fresh roses in a clear container..

two tier cake with a ice skate with blue royal icing flowers on the border

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

sheet cake

sheet cakes......affordable and still can be very creative.

idea one
heart shape with your names on it.

idea two
engament picuture on it....with your favorite things in fondant.

idea three
sheet cake like a book with your vows on it....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

let them eat cupcakes

cupcake wedding theme

white with pink ink...black ribbion. vanilla scent in the back.

the dress
pink dress with black shoes....black ribbion...bouquet of pink roses.

the centerpiece
pink roses

rose shaped cupcakes

the holiday affair

red with gold writing

red dress with gold veil. gold shoes.... poemender made from red and gold glass oranments...

topiary made from red and gold oranments

two tier cake, gold ribbion, red oranaments

Monday, October 31, 2011

the moment

the freaky halloween

on a red paper letter

sheer orange bra with bead strings hanging from the bra.....gold high heel shoes

finger foods for each other......chocolate pudding, coconut chicken fingers...cheese straws...

Thursday, October 27, 2011


sunflowers...van gogh

yellow invite with black ink

A line dress with one sunflower.

three mini pumkins filled with sunflowers

sheet cake in shape of a sunflower

sunflower seeds.....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


i had a friend to plan in faith and now she is going to walk down the ailse next year. A true love story.

planning is important and does not take much effort.

simple binder will do. even with a computer. still use a binder.

get the big stuff out of the way

it is important to know what you are spending and review every week.

the moment
plan with a good girlfriend as you watch a girly movie. Me Legally Blonde. Love,love that movie.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

old school wedding

old school......

white with black ink

A line with cascading roses in white with blue fresia.....

silver candelebras with roses around it in clear containers

replica of your family's cake

take a song from the longest marriage among family and friends for good luck

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Moment

the soul date.....

white with blue ink

white panties, blue bra with silver shoes.....fake angel wings

chicken breast filled with cream broccoli and cheese, rolls, and pumpkin pie

yoga.....reading inspiration things to each other.....

Friday, October 21, 2011

High School Musical

i am not going to lie to you, i do like that movie...1980s.....love that era..

take popcorn box....catalog....then glue invite to it....mail.

red dress with black shoes.....

candies in clear containers.....with microphone in clear container.....sprinkle table with rose petals

two tier cake......silver microphone

Thursday, October 20, 2011



white with silver ink.......

pink dress with silver and clear crown. silver sparkly shoes.

glass pieces on silver hat boxes

box cake with a shoe.....shoe cookie if you need to save money

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

trick or treat

orange with black ink

orange dress with green emerald crown, bronze shoes.

candy corn in pumpkin shaped glass containers. after sale.

two tier round. with a orange hershey kiss.

crazy dance during the reception...win a prize.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

the breakfast club.

i love all things 80s.....i love the breakfast club movie. it is great movie in which has a character for everyone. it would be great for a halloween wedding theme.

blue invitation with black ink

white dress with denim ribbion around a pink roses. white beads in the center of the roses.

plaid covered containers with pink roses.

two tier white cake with miltary tank toy as a topper. pleather covered round board.

Monday, October 17, 2011

the moment

old movie night........alfred hitchcock

white invitation with red ink

mini meatloaf, mash potatoes, cheese fries, and lime cupcakes

black lace panties, and white bra, silver hight shoes, leopard garter

the date
cuddle and watch......

Friday, October 14, 2011

the moment

it's fall fun...wink

white invite with black pen with a lip stick kiss mark

black leather shorts(rent), red bra, and four inch sparkly silver shoes

the food
pumkin salsa, tortilla chips, chicken nuggets with cranberry sauce, chocolate pecan pie

the date
scary stories...print real stories from the web.....cuddle under the covers
after the dinner

Thursday, October 13, 2011


love, peace, and soul........

white invitaion with pink ink

short dress with white platform shoes. peace sign earring. peace sign in satin with a rose attached to it with a yellow ribbion.

flat foam filled with yellow dasies

two tier round cake with a peace sign in cake as a topper

front of ceremony two oversized signs with peace signs on eithr side. stick them in oversized terra cotta pots filled with flowers.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


cute shoes....i love shoes from the 1940s.

simple letter in red ink

little white suit with blue hat and red shoes

red, white, and blue carnations in a clear vase

two tier white cake with a toy airplane

love letters from brides to soldiers during this time period

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


favorite movie espeically at new year eve, singing off key....

black invitation with a white smaller cardstock. black pleather bow at top.

pink tea length dress with black leather straps. t strap white shows. pony tail with flower in hair.

pink pleather covered boxes filled with pink roses.

two tier cake with a minimotorcycle as a topper (toy may save you a bit of money)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

the moment

fall fun.....smile

white with orange ink

sheer bra and panties with gold high heels

the date
pumkin carving time. get lots of paints.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


chocolate moments

chocolate cake
square bottom with a round top. white ice tiers. chocolate foundation on the btoom tiers. gold collumns. red roses as a topper.

the candy moment
sheet cake coverd in green grass. chocolate lolliop roses sticking out of the cake. cut the sticks to fit.

the chocolate chocolate cake
two tier round cake iced in chocolate. white chocolate basket as a topper filled with hershey kisses

Monday, October 3, 2011

the moment

the roaring 20s

wine label

little black flapper dress with gold high heel shoes

cocktail cupcakes

the moment
old silent movie with romantic music in background

Thursday, September 29, 2011


milk shake and burgers with fun music....welcome to the 1950s

white invitation with brown ink

tea length white skirt. pink shirt. t strap heels in white. bud vase covered in pink fabric filled with tea rose and rose buds.

clear vase filled with a pink carnation

cookie cake in a heart shape with a mini burger and shake in the center

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

victorian era

I love the fashion of this era....pretty dresses

vintage postcards of brides of this era

ballroom gown dress with a simple unbrella

three gold tussy (go online for thrift finds), filled with pink roses and orange blossoms

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


So you don't have the money but you want a day....what do you do? recycle.

white line paper with colored ink. print a touching poem at the top and then write your guest a letter with the information on it.

your favorite date dress. then high heel shoes. place flower in your hair.

small cocktail day in your house. make snacks on the evening.

light some candles for evening day. place rose petals all over the spaces.
make flower balls and hang it from the ceiling. place flower petals in the bathrooms.

make cupcakes. then a small sheet cake with a bride and groom topper.

the moment
share funny stories as your vows

Monday, September 26, 2011


1960s........cute classic dresses....

black fabric covered inviation. white cardstock with black ink. glue together.

little white dress with black pointed toe heels. white pearl choker

white covered box with a dress pin on the box. Filled with pearl stem and a few red roses.

two tier square cake with a collumns with red rose topper with pearl stems

Thursday, September 22, 2011

changing colors

i love fall, it is my favorite season, with the changing colors.

orange invite with black ink. orange

acorn topiary with the bottom in minature pumpkins around it.

two tier cake with acrons around the border with a tradional bride and groom

the moment
fall poem used as vows

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

a beautiful fall day

give yourself a beautiful day

front of the ceremony
white spray painted trees with red roses at the bottom

a white paper with black ink as a letter. fall leave inside the invite.

white A line gown with red ribbion. fall silk leaves with one red rose in the center boquet.

newsletters in frames with flower petals. use the year you were engaged.

a square cake of white with red border with photograph of the bride and groom. then use little things from the year you met.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


fall and pumpkins go together like peanut butter and jelly.

orange with blank ink. spice scent on the back.

white with orange shoes. glass pumpkin filled with white roses with orange blossoms.


mini pumpkin on glass pedestal with red rose petals on the tabe.

two tier cake with mini pumpkin colliumns painted in gold supporing the cake. gold cake topper filled with red minature rose buds

Monday, September 19, 2011


an apple a day keeps the docotor away...on a diet, if anyone has an apple flavored burger, email me.

in other news, be inspired by the apple of your eye

white with red ink. cinnamon scent on the back.

white A line with red shoes. wooden basket filled with greenery and a apple in the center.

wooden bowl with apples with greenery in the center.

tiered apple pie with a red rose on the top.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

the invitation 3 d scary party

invitations sent out....need help, send for the troops.

the decor
bowls of colored popcorn. gardland made from string popcorn.

the day
3 d glasses,scary movie.....after you do the invitations

popcorn strimp, chicken nuggets, fries with an asian dip, and mini cupcakes

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

the planning party

everyone has ideas how a wedding takes place, because let's face facts people don't get married like the good old days, for some families,you are it.

the decor
table with outline of your relationship, keep it rated G. things from your relationship.

the meal
the date when you fell in love.....combine ideas.

the cake
cupcakes in favorite cocktail flavors

high heel shoes

Most women in my life knew how to walk in those heels. This is a great theme.

white with red ink

white container with red roses. Place on a gold painted shoe box

two tier white cake with a mini red high heel

the moment
walk down barefoot and allow the man who made your fairy tale come true to
adorn you with your heels.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

the moment

go fish!

a blue ballons with information on stickers

blue shorts, pink sheer top, blue t strap three inch heels

steak, strimp, fish shaped bread, green salad

the date
go fish.....play for pocket change

Saturday, September 10, 2011

after party music

Baby Got Back Sir Mix a Lot
OPP Naughty by Nature
Alice in Wonderland by Machine Gun Kelly

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

something different.....

something blue, something different.......

flat bags filled with cotton candy. place the message on the bag. smallest amont to be mailed.

white tea length dress with boquet pink rose bouqet, tiny picture charms hanging around the bouquet

baby dolls in pretty dresses sitting near a glass container filled with pink roses.

two cake with a bottom white tier.pink top tier. musical carousel on the top.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

sand day

Fun in the sun. Enjoy it while you can.

brown invitation with black ink

A line gown with brown ribbion around the waist. shell cone. wih baby breath.

clear container filled with colorful sand. Rose petals.

conut minicupcakes in little plastic coconut containers.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

stone age

the flintstones was one of my favorite cartoons because it was my father's. we used sit together and giggle on the sofa.

white with light brown

beige dress with leopard shoes. leopard purse filled with greenery.

clear containers filled with rocks. gold painted toy dinosaurs around the

sheet cake with a picture of you and groom in a costume.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tropical Dream

Last day before we put on some pants.....

anyway, have a drink and enjoy.

pink inviation with black ink

white a line gown with a coconut basket filled with yellow tea roses

coconut filled with pink roses

white cake in clear glases with whip topping. coconuts on top. for the
bride and groom. place a sea shell ribbion around your glasses.

two tier white cake rectange with the top tier shaped like a tree. fresh
flowers as a topper

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sex and the City

Four strong females in the city. I love it.

white inviation with pink ink

Empire State Building

black dress with pink shoes. little black hat with pink veil

pink roses in a bud vases with clear crystals all around

white cake with a wine glass

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Black Butterfly

As I go into my forties(one day), I am loving what I am becoming, discovering myself.

Marriage....one day in the right relationship. If you are lucky, you find right one and it transforms you like a butterfly.

white inviation with black ink

the dress
white A line gown. white tea roses with black ribbion, painted in purple.

black glossy frames with photographs of butterflies.

white two tier cake with a glass butterfly topper.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gone with the Wind

I love the story of Gone with the Wind. Many people focus on the history of it, but I always focus on the main charcater Scarlet. She was sassy and tough. Her milk shake always brought the boys to the yard(kelis).

red invitation with black ink

green dress with red ribbion bouquet with red crystals in the center.

clear vases with ivy

two white cake with collumn with red roses. A small house as a cake topper.

Monday, August 29, 2011

the moment

have a moment with the one you love.

picture of you in a bathing suit

the date
bath time. snuggle and talk about your day.

the food
fruit, various dips, and wine.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

the journey

love is a journey..........

a map of your favorite vacation spot

white knee length dress with a bouquet of white tea roses, blue fresia, ribbion with the place you love printed on the ribbion

clear baskets with fruit from your vacation spot

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

the love letter

My most beautiful thing you can receive is a love letter......as if I have stated on several occassions. It takes time and thought.

I guess that's the Victorian in me.

white paper on black ink

white tiered gown with a black bow. A black hat with a white rose.

old perfume bottles with small rose bud on a silver mirror

two tier cake in shape of your state......a gold pen as a topper

the moment
do an a letter exchange after your ceremony. Take a quiet moment to read it to each other.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

the southern beach

the southern beach

white with red ink. with a red and white checkered ribbion.

white denim dress with red, white, and blue carnations

blue carnations in a red container

blue berry pies with fresh flowers

tennesse arrested developement

In the heart of Teaxs

it's hot and time to break out with bbq

light blue invite with black ink

bridal outfit
white short shift dress with blue denim bouquet

brown wooden container with wild flowers

two tier cake with a gold horse as topper

dessert table
star shape cupcakes

after party jam
parties and bullsh#% Notorious BIG
what about your friends TLC

Monday, August 22, 2011


hotlanta night.........

a peach with a note card beside it

the dress
jean shorts, red lace shirt, and red high heel pumps


pecan glazed chicken, peach corn bread, and bacon and ranch salad,
heart shape apple flavored cupcakes

Friday, August 19, 2011

free love friday:The Sweat Edition

How Deep Is Your Love
I Want Her
Make It Last Forever duet with Jacci McGhee

all by Mr. Keith Sweat

Thursday, August 18, 2011

modern gilded age

i love this era, it is very old school....put a twist on it and bring it up to date.

white mini fan with black ink

white knee length dress with a feather bottom. carry a single red rose in the hair

feathers in clear container with rose petals in the bottom

two tier cake, feathers at the top. red sugar roses at the top tier bottom.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Old Fashion Affair

i am so old school when it comes to a wedding. i like tradion with a twist.
so i like roses but you put in a funky colored container.....

red invitation with black calligraphy

white ballroom gown with a bouquet of red roses with plastic cherries in the center

the centerpiece
three red roses in three containers on a silver gold painted pedestal

the cake
3 tier white wedding cake. with red roses as decor

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I went to the coke museum last Friday for my me date. it was great fun, and i learned a lot.

be inspired

white inviation with blue ink. cherry scented.

sign in
coke sign

Red mini dress with metallic blue high heels. red tea roses.

cherries in vases with blue bleads

a heart shape cake with pepermint cherry flavored coke icing

Monday, August 15, 2011

the moment

love is in the air...........(lol)

the invitation
white invitation with blue ink

chilli pasta salad, chesse straws, and lemon cupcakes

the outfit
white panties, blue bra with silver three inch heels

the date
rent an instructional dvd and learn to dance together

Thursday, August 11, 2011

the home

Home is where the heart is..... For two people to build something beautiful together whether you live in a tiny apartment or a mansion, fill it with love.

brown with black ink

tea length dress with a candle

wooden houses painted gold on floral petals

a huge cake with photograph of dream house

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Going to the Chapel

Going to the chapel in white dress in blue shoes.........high heel shoes

graceland wedding chapel
772 3820091

love is a gift.celebrate it.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

the chef

cooking is a great comfort to me. i love it. it brings me back to memories of love.

be inspired by this wedding

white with red ink.pepermint scent on the back.

sign in
your favorite cook book

white dress with red shoes. peppermint poemender.

white clear basket with red and yellow peppers

mini cake loafs with little royal icing red roses

Monday, August 8, 2011

the moment:the sports edition

give your guys a gift with a day out. you can always get your nails done the next day.

have a moment.

love note on pink football

the outfit
pink jersey, white short shorts, tennis shoes

the date
throw the ball around with one you love. for those girls, try. he is putting on a tux for you.

the food
various cheeses, bbq meat ball subs, chips, and rum chocolate chip cookies

Saturday, August 6, 2011

the after party

Cleveland Machine Gun Kelly ft. Dubo

party on with your bad selves.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Andy Warhol

when i was in college, i was introduced to andy warhol in an art history class.

i saw one of his prints last week and fell in love all love.

the invitation
pink inviation with blue ink. splashes of scribbles thin puff paint on the edges.

the bride
white short dress. pink high heel boots. gold hoops.

the sign in
marilyn monroe print. place in plexi glass. sign the outside of it.

pink cake with scribbles on the side. clear toy piano as a topper with clear sugar diamons on the border.

mini coca cola

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Friday, I put on my headphones and had an mommy escape moment at the High Musueum, enjoying the Radcliff Bailey as well as the other artists.

be inspired by this wedding moment.

water card with light blue ink.

white dress, white canvas shoes that you painted. Painted ribbion with white roses.

sign in
watercolor design that you and the groom made

white box which is covered with you and the groom art work. white flowers
inside the box.

sheet cake that has image of you and your groom's art work

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Moment

couple activies is great way to spend time with each other.

red lipstick on the mirror

black skirt and red tank top, four inch gold shoes

roast beef, sweet potatoe mash, and green salad

get supplies and make a matching necklace or bracelet

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

midnight garden

For a small wedding, this great moment with close family and friends to greet the new day with your love.

love is gift. celebrate it.

the bride
white dress with pink shoes. gold lights in shapes of bouquet with greenery on the ribbbion.

green dresses with gold pail and greenery.

the centerpiece
green pail with pink roses hanging from the trees.

white cake with green ivy leaves. light up cake topper.

hanging laterns from trees. two trees for the front of ceremony with battery operated lights.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stay Green

Ivy represent the ability to stay faithful......

It is beautiful plant to put in your wedding day.

white with green ink. silk ivy on the center.

white tea length dress with ivy and baby boquet in a hear shape.

ivy topiary on a rose petals

two tier cake with green top tier, white bottom tier. gold colored leaves
a picture of the bride and groom near the cake in a heart shape frame.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Zoo

lions, tigers....take your summer trip and make it a moment.

white invitation with animal print ribbion

the bride
off white dress with a bouquet of black and yellow beads with an animal print ribbion

the centerpiece
animal print covered containers with bead stems

the cake
two tier. white bottom with an animal print top tier with a greenery as your topper

The wedding tip

have a cupcake day with your girlfriends before you meet the baker

The Moment

pizza day

white tube dress, red three inch pumps.

the food
do it yourself pizza kit, wine, and red velvet cupcakes

the date
make pizza, do your monthly couple journal

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Free Love Friday

Love is a journey. You get on the ride and see where it takes you.

Shades Dirty Money featureing lil wayne, justin timberlake, bilal and james fauntleroy

love, love. lol

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wine, anyone?

These days brides are looking at ways to save. A wine cocktail party is a great way to relax and save a bit on your day.

be inspired be why this wedding

white inviation with black calligraphy-do it yourself kit

purple halter dress with gold shoes. hair pull back. fabric flower in hair.
fabric covered book of inspiration in hand.

fabric covered books stacked. then one champagne flute sitting at the top, the other one at the bottom. place a rose in each flue.

two tier cake with a fountain. grapes as a topper.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Finding Nemo-The 2000 edition

Last night I watched Finding Nemo with Andrew. It was very special movie because I have family would say to me if Drew ever left, I would be the dad in the movie with cute shoes.

blue invitation with black ink

orange skirt, pink shirt with orange shoes. a star fish decorated with silk baby breath.

pictures from the movie in clear frames. star fish around each frame.

two tier blue cake with a fish topper. picture of nemo beside the cake
in frame.

the tip

place it all on one invite...save that money for shoes

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Friday I went to the acqurium.

it was great, with a little jazz, a cup of wine. i looked at the fishes that was displayed and wished i had date.

in other news...

be inspired by this wedding theme

postcard for travel

blue ballroom gown with pink shoes. clear crystal comb. silver painted shells made into topiary with a blue bow.

two wine glasses filled with blue rocks with two glass fishes in between the glasses. minature candles all around the centerpiece.

jumbo cupcake with a clear candy fish as topper.

Monday, July 18, 2011

the moment

making bread

white recipe card with note with a lipstick kiss mark

the meal
lemon pasta, green salad, and chocolate cheesecake

the outfit
white shirt with a little mini jean skirt.four inch red shoes. heart tat on the arm.

the date
get the box mix. then bake bread together with a little jazz in the background.

wedding tips

do a hair trail at least three months in advance

Saturday, July 16, 2011

the after party

Magic Robin Thicke
Wobble Wobble Boyz
Rock It Herbie Hancock
Birthday Sex Jeremiah

Friday, July 15, 2011

Free Love Friday

Who was your first crush?
One of mine was in first grade, I bravely selected my best Valentine's card. Then I gave it to him personally. I almost ran to the other side of the room. He looked me with the largest smile, and then several weeks later as we sat in music class said very loudly,
this is my woman.
i was shy. so my hands was glued to my face for most of the class as the class laughed.
love is a journey.celebrate it.

Never Gonna Give You Up-Barry Manilow
I Thee Wed Jay McGhee
The Light by Common
You Belong to Me Taylor Swift
Cause I Love YOu-Lenny Williams
You Are Not Alone-Micheal Jackson

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Going to the Chapel

black male, tall,dark, and sexy, anyone fit that description.
After I seal the deal with the kiss, I want to consider this chapel in cute little pink dress.

Chapel in the Glen
chapelwedding.com in Gatinburg, Tennesse

Love is gift. Celebrate it in Tennesse.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

the hellnistic theme-it's greek to me

The hellnistic socitey was the spread of greek culture. it is the time of philosphy, culture, and art.

it is great theme for a wedding especially in the summer months.

be inspired by wedding theme.

white knee length dress with gold painted leaf gardland.

sign in
a map of your hometown

white shorts, white tops. with gold pumps. green garland.

gold painted balls in a crystal bowls

two tier cake with white collumns with a gardland of lemon leaves on the top tier with greenry and baby breath in the center.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

what's for lunch?

lunch is a great way to have a moment. you need less food, and you get to your honeymoon a little sooner.

be inspired

the invitation
white recipe cards with information on the back

the bride
white dress with yellow shoes. yellow silk roses covering an old school lunch box with a ribbion.

the centerpiece
lemons in clear vases on a heart shaped doily

the wedding dessert
lemon pie in a heart shape pan on a clear pedestal

Monday, July 11, 2011

the moment

breakfast in bed, early moring or late at night. have a moment.

the invitation
an boiled egg the previous day that is colored with the date and time on it

the outfit
white daisy duke short shorts, yellow bikini top, and cute anklet

the meal
french toast, strawberry jam, various fruit, and bacon

the date
complete a crossword that you have made, clues what you like to do(wink)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

the after party

Gin and Juice Snoop Dogg
all summer long-kid rock
crazy in love-beyonce
i'm ready telvin campbell

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Free Love Friday

Love is a gift. Cherish it.

The Prayer-Donnie McClurkin and Yolonda Adams
Love Me Tender-Elvis Presely
When a Man Loves A Woman Percy Sledge
Candy Cameo
Forever R. Kelly

A for a Dress

An A line dress loves all figures. To be honest when I was searching for the gown, the best dress I wore was an A line dress. Ofcourse, I went in diva mode and went for the big ballroom gown on very tiny body.

The A list
skirt plus blouse equals affordable
rent it in a gown to keep the cost down
bridemaids dresses is always classic in white or pastel color

for those who don't want to go my mini dress route, this is for you. happy shopping!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Going to the Chapel

What do you get from a wedding chapel experience? You can afford to say i do and get some sugar at a great honeymoon.

So this is my pick of the week.

The Perfect Wedding Chapel which is located in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Love is a gift. Celebrate it.

The 1600s

When I was in college I took an art history course, and I fell in love with the art in this era. I had a great professor who I sat in church with her on many occassions. Anyway, what I love about this era, it is has a love meet religon, two of my favorite subjects.

be inspired by this wedding theme

white invitation with black ink

bride dresss
black fitted shirt with a white an A line skirt. deep black roses with a white center of carnations with gold ribbion.

gold colored angels with roses all around them. Place it on a gold frame mirror.

john paschelbel cannon in d have it as your first dance

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


I have hope that I will be walking down a very short wedding chapel ailse in a mini and high heel shoes.
It is a journey for me, to believe. As a woman, you go through all kind of stages when you leave a relationship. You feel so many emotions.
To find that person, it is a beautiful thing. Have hope. Love is a gift. Celebrate it. Have hope.

blue invitation with white ink.

your favorite love song

white tea length dress with white carnation poemender with a blue ribbion.

photographs of the sky in white wooden frames.

white bottom tier cake with a top tier that looks like a cloud. white carnations on top of the cake

Monday, July 4, 2011

the moment

cupcakes and love. it is a perfect combination, it goes together like burger and fries.

the outfit
inhouse-white short shorts, pink crop top.silver four inch shoes
outhouse-consider a class

rose petals on the table

the date
buy or make plain cupcakes and decorate. lots of kisses in between the decorating.

red, white, and blue

a post card with the Amercian flag

sign in
a picture from your favorite historical moment

the dress
red dress with a bouquet of red and blue carnations

red and blue candies.red at the bottom.blue at the top in a bud vase

the cake
white cupcakes with blue berries in shape of a heart on the top

Saturday, July 2, 2011

After Party

Jumpin' Jumpin' Destiny's Child
Maria Mari Santana fea The Product G and B
Are you That Somebody Alliyah
I'm Single Lil Wayne
Trading Places Usher
Sure Thing Miguel
Neighbors Know My Name Trey Songz

Friday, July 1, 2011

Free Love Friday

Hey There Deliah-Plain White T's
Lady Kenny Rogers
Baby Baby Baby TLC
We Belong Together Mariah Carey
Happily Ever After Case

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Going to the Chapel

Yes, I am a wedding blogger. I do beleive in the fantasy of a wedding. I believe in the fairy tale...for other people. Sue me, I am a hypocrite(smile).

In my little fantasy world, if i could do it all over again, i would head to a chapel because people would not have to deal with my attitude because you know i was bridzella.

i had a sistercousin to say, girl, don't call me for a month.

besides, i would a love a marriage. i am just going to be honest. if i had to choose a wedding or a marriage. i would take the marriage.
Starting praying for the future husband, because you know he is going to need it.

pristine chapel
it is jonesboro, georgia. a beautiful setting with several type of chapels.

love is a gift. celebrate it.

the litle white dress

In faith, one day I will walk down the ailse.
In my adult fantasy, I will be wearing a little white dress, very simple and sweet. With cute shoes.

white love letter with black ink. rose petals inside the letter.

white dress with a crystal rose in hair. Pearl choker around the neck.

sign in
little blue journal

white boxes with blue bows. White beads in the center. Rose petals on the table.

cupcakes in silver containers. little bells on each cupcake.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

1920s-the pearl edition

Pearls are classic, always in style, for your special moments. It is usually attached to historical moments in your life whether it is becoming 16 to going off to college.

white invite with pink ink

sign in
white satin book

bride dress
strapless pink dress. glued on white beads on the skin, chest and arms. oversized boquet of white beads, baby breath, and pink carnations.

3 bud vases. A pink candle in the center. two white roses on the end. string of white beads attached each vase to each other.

white cake. rectange bottom. circle topper. collumn with white beads trade around the collumn. wedding bell topper.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Lace is one most tradional fabrics when we think of a wedding. It is a beautiful thing for a wedding.

white inviation with blue ink. Tie a white lace ribbion.

bridal look
knee length white lace dress. A white fabric covered book with a rose in the book.

fabric covered books with a bud vase with a white rose.

white cake, lace as a border. Name of the bride and groom in ink with a silver wedding bell on the name.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Moment

The Romantic Reading Night

I love poetry and romance novels, even erotic readings(blush). So to mix my hobby with a great guy makes for a great date.

Anyone who took my Zane book, could you please return it? I did not get to read it. Thank you.

indoor outfit
white shirt tied to the navel, pink bra, little black mini dress with a slit. Four inch black pumps.

outdoor outfit
little black mini dress with a four inch platform shoes. Red flower in hair.

the food
mini pizza bites, strawberries, passion fruit,key lime cupcakes.

the date
pillows on the floor,candlelight, and take turns reading for your inside date.
If you go outside, flash lights, blanket, and try to consider you are in public(wink)

Friday, June 24, 2011

After Party

After party. I love it. It is the music that your aunties may not want to hear, so warn them.
tip-provide finger foods if it is room in your budget so your guests can work it out.

Irene Taylor Boi featuring Supreme
Encore Jay Z
Pass the Dutch Missy Elliot
Ghetto Honey Master P
Bump n Grind R. Kelly
Whip Appeal Babyface

Free Love Friday

Roni Bobby Brown
Just Kickin It Xscape
You Belong to Me Taylor Swift
With You Tonny Terry
When I Get Home Faith Evans
12 Play R. Kelly
For You Kenny Latimore
Your Love Nicki Minaj

Love is gift. If you have it, cherish it.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


So I planned my friend's wedding in faith. I clipped out magazines and wrote out ideas for moment. Well, now, she is going to walk down the ailse.
Ameythst.This is my birthstone. I am a Febuary baby, a true Aquarius.
I am on a journey, trying to enjoy the next chapter, walking toward faith. Baby steps. I am terrified. I have to get out of the fear and know that the Creator has me.
Pray for me. Please pray for the other person.

white with gold ink. Purple bow.

front of ceremony
gold collumns on heart shaped blocks of woods covered in carnations.

love letter vows. Personalized and written to one another.

purple ballroom gown with a gold crown. Purple stone braclelet. Small heart shaped bouquet of white carnations with a center of purple stones. A gold crown
with purple stones.

sign in
A clear plate rimmed in gold.

chocolate two tier cake with clear topper. Purple petals on the table.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Rubies symbolize wealth and inspiration. Many times it was taken on the battle field.
Marriage can be like that, sometimes you do have to fight for it. You have to know it is worth it.
I guess for me, Real Love, next chapter.
For you, I hope your marriage lasts forever. That you sit on the porch with a glass of tea, still holding hands in your old age.

white letter with black cursive writing. Rose petals enclosed in the envelope.

sign in
Stain glass with markers

Black ballroom dress with red colored stone cross necklace. Gold sceptre
with ivy and bud roses. Gold crown with red colored stones.

Two wine glasses filled with cherries with a rose wrapped around the stem of each glass.

Two tier cake. Ruby candy ring topper. Angel beside the cake. Cut the card with a gold sword.

red flavored lollipops

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Emeralds are a beatiful gemstone. The color is really pretty, and it is a symbol of spring time and love.
Spring represents renewel. It is when everything comes to back to life. As you go through stages of your relationship, you have those moments in which you have to find a way to renew what you have.

be inspired by love

green invitation with black ink.

sign in
An art book.

a backless halter dress in green with gold high heel shoes. Ivy bouquet with baby breath and gold beads. A gold cord instead of a ribbon.

angel statues on a bed of greenery.

two tier green cake. Swags of gold colored icing. Then a top tier a necklace
with a green stone.

Monday, June 20, 2011

the moment

Dating? Yeah, I am talking about you right now. I am working on it.(lol) Pray for me or better yet them.

Seriously, I know you say I am planning a wedding, dealing with family but don't forget why you are planning a wedding. Then you wonder why he is so happy with the stripper that you told them not to get.

So what do naturally do or have to do? Find way for a moment.

first date idea

You have to eat. Some try some new recipes together.

class time. inhouse.white shirt,cute plaid skirt with thigh highs, high heel shoes(rent or buy costume). out of the house-take a class. cute red wrap dress with black three inch mary jane shoes.

The Diamond

Diamonds are the most popular stones for a ring. It is a hard substance that goes though a lot of pressure to become something precious.
It is like marriage. Hopefully, you can stand the pressure to have something that is so precious.
Have faith but you do have to work it out.

white with silver ink

bride dress
white dress A line dress with silver shoes. A wedding bell covered in crystals and rose buds.

A clear cake topper on a dummy tier of white roses.

sign in
An illuminated shadow box. Use one of wedding colors.

silver diamond shape top tier on a round white tier. Clear cake topper. Silver heart shape arch over the cake topper.

silver hershey candies in clear bags. Decorate with clear crystals

Saturday, June 18, 2011

After Party Jams

Slow jams. The after party jams. From your first after party dance to the honeymoon, work it out.

At Your Best Aaliyah
Baby Come to Me Regina Belle
Forever My Lady-Jodeci
U Send Me Swingin' Mint Condition
All the Things-Joe
Anytime Janet Jackson

Friday, June 17, 2011

Free Love Friday

You are The Sunshine of my Life Stevie Wonder
We Got Hood Love Mary J. Blidge
Baby Hold on to Me Gerald Levert featuring Eddie Levert
All of My Life-KiCi JoJo
Weak SWV
Fire and Desire Rick James and Tenna Marie

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Queen Annia

Queen Annia was a fighter. She ruled with confidence and conqured all that was before her.
I love that spirit, a stong black woman.

brown invitation with black ink, gold ribbion

light colored gold ballroom gown with a bouquet of roses, gold dipped center with a red roses on the outer of edges. A choker with red square stone. Rent the gown.

black metal container with gold painted spear in the center with red roses. ivy trailing the spear.

two tier cake. gold ribbion around each border. With a gold sugar horse.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Marie Antoinette

I just recently read one of this queen's letters. I was so touch by it that I had tears in her eyes. They said she was this selfish person, maybe she could not relate to the common person, but in this letter the love for her children and her family as well as forgiving enemies showed so much strength.

love letter on a beige paper with black ink

red ballroom gown with a blue and red roses with crystals.

blue A line dresses with blue feather bouquet with a center of minature red roses.

clear xmas ornanaments filled with water in a clear container. Decorate outside with crystals. Place a clear vase. Decorate with silver dipped roses. Kit from a craft store.

three heart shaped cakes with a floating fountain. Decorate with silver sugar flowers.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Princess

I love the idea of candlight princess wedding. It is beautiful thing.

white with red ink using Robert Browning poem to Elizabeth Browining How I Love Theen in the center.

brial look
white dress with a long train. Pearl choker. Bouquet of white beads and red roses. Gold crown on head.

gold candelbra with red roses on a gold pedestals.

reception room
snowglobes with candle light around them. Place snow globes on a flat gold jewlery box.

two tier chocolate cake with red roses.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Queen Victoria

When Queen Victoria walked down the aisle, she set the standard. Although some of the customs were already in practice, mostly in French culture, when she was married, many copied aspects of her wedding.

Her writing is interesting about marriage. I think it change over time. Walking down the ailse is act of faith, not knowing how it going really work out, but in time, you may fall deeply in love.

white with pink writing

white off shoulder dress with orange blossom covered purse

tussy mussy on a floral covered dummy tier. Fill tussy with orange blossoms. use pink flowers on a dummy tier.

3 tier cake. bottom tier is white with bridal charms. second tier is
pink with words from the best man's speech. top top is white with pink roses and orange blossom flowers in sugar.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The After Party

I love the idea of the After Party. Many brides asked me what to do when you can't play the music we love but the music your grandmother might say, what the world you are listening to?

So no, honey, your grandmother does not want to hear it while you are wearing your white dress.

If you don't want to have a long wedding, then consider a cocktail or dessert wedding reception.

the after jams.work it out.
Computer Love-Zapp and Roger
It Was a Good Day-Ice Cube
Stand Up-Ludacris
God Send Me Angel Amanda Perez
Tempature-Sean Paul
Get It Shawty-Lloyd
I Get The Job Done-Big Daddy Kane
Satisfy You-Diddy r kelly
You Are-Charlie Wilson

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Free Love Friday

Your first dance.

Your first dance. it is one of your first tasks together as husband and wife as you express in song how you really feel for each other.

take my heart kool and the gang
roni bobby brown
when i fall in love celine dion
caribbean queen billy ocean
endless love mariah carey and luther vandross
so emotional whitney houston
it's gonna take a miracle denise williams
i love you, need you patti labelle

1980s rock

MTV...late night, in the bed,on a school night. You could watch all the time, my city had fought it tooth and nail, but music won in the end.
Some relationships are like that. I think some are worth the fight. Love will win in the end.

white invitation with black leather ribbion, red ink

white shirt, short micro mini skirt, with black pumps, flower tatoo on shoulder.

black vinyl covered boxes,red rose on the box

two tier cake, dennim ribbion each tier, and leather choker collar as a topper

the ceremony

The ceremony is ultimate love story.
Anyway, the chapters of your cermony should include you and your groom, what you love, music, readings, values.

the steps are:
find the officiant
cermony site
premartial counseling
ceremony program

Pull inspiration from first the date, the first time you kiss, the first time you knew this was it...the songs you listen to as you smile about him or you. Values, reading, scriptures.

Tell that love story. It is a gift. Celebrate it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

the budget

I sat by the computer and thought, am I having a wedding or am buying a car. I was amazed when I looked at my budget. I knew, have faith but girl, that is not going to work.

Anyway,it is important to have a budget, but you can have a moment on limited resources.

First of all, you are lucky. You found the love of your life and had the courage to let him in. Most people wait their whole lives to have your gift. Some people leave this earth and never find it.

So focus on a moment. A moment where take your resources, use inspiration to create a beautiful day shared by family and friends.

invitation-postcard,silk leaves,computer printed diy invites
bridal dress-rent it, borrow one, take something off the racks, get a regular party dress
centerpieces-diy with help of a grocery store florist
cake-at home baker, do it yourself cupcakes, dummy tiers, and there's site where you can rent a cake

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

1980s pop

i love 1980s music.
Pink boombox on the floor, teen romance novel in hand, listening to Tiffany, and thinking about...that guy is sooooo cute, always in crush.

white with pink ink. Vanilla scent on the invite.

white crop top, pink skirt, white lace legging, black pumps. White bead necklace. pink lace gloves.

pink crop top, torn jeans, white boots.

white roses and pink lace covered boxes

oversize pink cupcake with white bead necklace as a topper

song-Crazy for You MaDonna

1980s Hip Hop

Ft. Hill. Boomboxes on shoulders and fashion being introducted by Run DMC. Bootleg fashion on every corner, where the label was peeling. Guc...i, you might be misssing something there.

It was hip hop, we all dance and skated to it in the neighborhood. I love it, to me it was inspiration, it was funky, and it was fun.

i love hip hop, that's whatsup

silver with gold writing.

white jeans, white off shoulder shirt but splattered with a puff paint design in different color lines, gold high heel shoes. Big gold square hoops.

square boxes painted like silver boom boxes. Place on a bed of red roses.

sign in
old hip hop album cover

two tier cake, leather ribbion on each tier. A gold rope necklace as a topper.

the plan

I don't know how I thought these wedding was put together but when I first look at my first checklist, I was thinking I did not have this many steps to get to college.

Anyway, with anything in life, you need a plan. So to make sure moment goes well, you should come up with a game plan.

game plan should include:
a checklist
a good planner(try online)

Have a plan b for everything, stuff happens.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Latin Pop Music

It's summer time. It is hotlanta honey. So if you come here, be prepared. The city is on fire.

Anyway, I love latin pop music. They bring great beats with great style to their music. From the beats to get your feet moving to sultry strumming of the guitar, this music will help your wedding become a celebration.

take your favorite Pablo artist work on the invitation and then take the lyrics of your favorite latin pop music artist and center into your wedding invite.

front of ceremony
black iron gates with gardland at the top.

simple white salsa dress with gold high heels shoes. Simple gold hoops.

bridal processsional
Get a drummer to start the processional and a guitarist to end it as the bride goes down the ailse.

take your love letters and place in the spanish in frames. Place the frames on colorful square tiles.

first dance song
rumba your way through it.

two tier cake with the bottom in blue with your topper in colofrul spanish tiles.

The Vision

When I was a little girl, I used to dress up like brides. We would put on a Barbie makeup, the dressup necklace, and a little plastic high heel shoes.
Everyone knew miss drama mamma was going to wear a big dress.

As I grew older, I added history to it. So I wore a big dress with a Victorian theme.

What's your vision? Close your eyes and think about what you want for big day and then write it down.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

After Party

What's the after party? The after party is the music that you love to dance and jam to. It is also the music you might not want everyone and their kid plus the grandmother to hear. Have your first dance, cut your cake, toast, and eat, dance an hour or so, throw that garter up, and then party. Let your grandmother know, so she sneak out of the door.

Welcome to my Hood DJ Khale , Lil Wayne, Rick ross and Plies
Pretty Girl Rock Keri Hilson
Looking for Love Dirty Money featuring Usher
Run the World Beyonce
No Diggity Blackstreet
I Got You(I Feel Good) James Brown
Sex Me R. Kelly
I Belong to You Brian McKnight
Tutti Frutti Little Richard
Every Time I Close My Eyes Babyface


The last part of this marriage series.
It is obvious that you need to have it in order to walk down the ailse, but how many people don't. They look at that wedding gown in the closet and think....I don't. I heard too many women who say I did it because......you have to fill in the blank. It was comfortable, it was safe, it was provisions, it was the kids, it was I wanted a wedding. I always said that was a great business, to have a mock wedding chapel just get it out of some of these girls system. It was never about what was suppose to be about in the first place.
Love is patient,is kind, not envious, slow to anger, is not easily provoked, thinks of no evil, knows the truth, bears all, believes and hopes all, endures all.
It is not perfection. Only the Creator is perfect. Love is a journey that you can take with the other person, for better or for worse, and if you are bless, until you leave this Earth.
Love is the oxygen of the marriage and without it just slowly dies.
How do you love? Love that person's spirit which is the essence of a person. No matter what the scales say, when the wrinkles come, when a person has a dollar or a million dollars....life changes. It will not always be a fairy tale, but it can a beautiful love story.
Love that person's spirit. It will take you so much further.
Have faith, but you need love.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I once told a friend that some of the best marriages I know, they date. They go out or plan something inside, but they spend time together. I know it is hard especially when the kids are small or when your lives are busy. It is fuel of the marriage. It is those moments when it gets hard when you think...okay it is not so bad, so I will stay.
So times are bad in the pocket for many. A date does not have to cost a million dollars. It can be a walk in the park at midnight(it totally romantic especially here in the south), an inside picnic, or learning something together. You just have to be creative.
Let's put a step further,put in writing. Anything that is important is usually in writing, so your dating plan should be in writing. Possible places, be fair to both parties, and when(once a week, once a month).
For you parents, think about babysitting. If money is a problem, barter for other things. Wait until kids take they butt to bed for that in house date.
You say you are tired but you spent a lot on a wedding, so spend the time on the marriage. It is worth it in the end.

Free Love Friday

There is nothing more romantic than being in a car, listening to some old music, and getting some sugar in between the lyrics.

hey, i'm old school.

free love friday.love is a gift.celebrate it.

Sugar Sugar The Archies
When A Man Loves a A Woman Percy Sledge
Try A Little Tenderness Otis Redding
Stand by Your Man Tammy Wynette
For The Love of You Isley Brothers

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Old Hollywood

I love old movies. It always remind me of my father. We would sit and watch movie after movie.

I love the fashion, the old Hollywood touch.

If you want a touch a glamour without the spending pocket change. This is the wedding for you. Be inspired.

black and white photograph on postcard of you and the groom

pink dress, white bead choker, crystal braclet. Red lip. Gold shoes. cascading bouquet of red roses.

white dress halter dress with gold shoes.

sign in
picture of your favorite movie star.

red rose in bud vase. Place on a small dummy tier covered in crystals.

the moment
you and the groom's handprints in gold paint. Have the guests to sign in.

two tier wedding cake with oversized candy ring as a topper.

The List

When I talk about dating(yeah, I'm a hypocrite, smile), I talk about the list exchange. The list exchange is five things that you want out of the relationship.
No discussion, you just exchange and do it.
It should be updated once a year because life and your needs change.

Don't exchange lists during holidays or your birthday. Let's not throw a high heel shoe over the turkey.

What's your sign?

The 1960s was a time of change. It is like marriage, the good, the bad, the ugly, can you please change, so we can move on. Spoken like a true Acquarius.

Be inspired by change. 1960s style.

blue invitation with black ink

white shift dress with blue heels. white carntaions with blue fresia. charms that spell dream.

pictures of space of exploration in silver frames.

sign in
you and the groom hand prints on silver paper.

two tier cake with blue ribbion. diamond braclet, pearl necklace, with pineapple in the center on the top of the cake.

The Household

On the journey to getting married, people love, lust, and say let's do it. You need some reality with the fantasy.
So put down the wedding swatches and listen up. These are the questions you need to ask before you say I do. Who pays the bills? How are the bank accounts organized? How many kids? If we already have kids, what are the rules of discline? Who is going to clean up? When are we going to clean up? How many times do you need to have sex? What are your short term and long term goals? What is your spritual philosphy? Where are going to spend the holiday?
These are just some of the questions you ask. It is important. I answered a lot of questions since I was a teenager to adults when they used to call me.
Marriage is a beautiful thing but if you don't have a game plan it will not work. It is like everything in life. Faith without works is dead. You have to work it out before you go down ailse.

Have faith but you need reality.
Love, Peace, and Soul

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Faith is substance of things hope for and evidence of not seen.
It is essential to have for a marriage. The evidence is how you treat each other.
Life is so busy with our to do list? Over time, you just take advantage of one another as if they always be there, so you don't have to put in the time or the effort. Are you taking care of that person's sprit? Are you feeding your spouse in this case your future spouse's soul with encouragement? Are you putting in the time?
If not, maybe you need more faith. From book, tape, or maybe counseling, put in deposit of faith in order to get stronger.

High School Musical

It is summertime, so it's Disney time around here. I am admit that I really like this movie, it reminds me of Greese, and it has this 80s vibe to it as far as the music.

white with red ink

red tea length dress with gold shoes

white pleated skirt with red shirt. Have them to dance down the ailse.

sign in
gold painted basketball

gold painted flower boxes with red tea roses.

two tier white cake with red microphone topper

cake table
pastry table

the movie
the afterparty first dance to your favorite hip hop song

Monday, May 30, 2011

Red, White, and Blue

It's Memorial Day. I am not going to lie. Holiday weddings most people do not want to do. I say if you keep in close family and friends with people who are in town, then do your thing.

white invitation with blue ink

white crop shirt with a red skirt. Silver sandles. Star shaped bouquet.

toys planes on a floral dummy tier. Try the dollar store for the planes.

Pull the President Regan love letters to his wife.

sign in
love letter from a person from the miltary, look online, type it in the center and everyone sign the border of it.

wedding cake
white top with a blue bottom. Flag as a topper

The Letter

This month I ran across the most amazing book which was filled with letters from famous African Americans. There was a section on love letters. It was the most beautiful letters I read in a while. I am history person so I love reading those kind of things. Anyway, if you want to ever want to read real love, MLK Jr to Correta Scott King. She was one lucky woman.
In other news, I say that it is a lost art form. A true love letter, not something that is just dripping in sex but something truly expresses how you feel for that person.
So you say, who in the hell has to time to do that? I'm busy. I say with your gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidys. Take the time to write letter with the gifts you exchange.
Words have so much power. The way to empower your relationship is letter. Make it happen. Work it out.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The After Party

It's holiday time. So whether you jamming it for your big day or Monday, work it out honey.

Can't You See-Total
Hip Hop Horray-Naughty by Nature
2 Legit2Quit Mc Hammer
So Anxious Ginwine
Fortunate Maxwell
Nuthin but G Thang Dr. Dre
Big Poppa Notorious BIG
Regualate Warren G and Nate Dogg
Ask of YOu Raphael Saadiq
Ghetto Jam Domino
Gin and Juice Snoop Dog
Funkdafied Da Brat
Real Love-Mary J. Blidge
The Next Episode Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg



For the next couple days, I will talking about marriage.

When I look at marriages that I know have lasted and those I have studied through history, they had this key ingredient. Commitment. They were willing to share their life with each other for better or for worse because for worse does happens.
Maybe they did not know each other forever, but they willing to make it work. Some people know each other all their lives and still does not work because they really did not pay attention to each other. So they still did not have a clue who they person really was.
Our great great grandparents decided, this is the person. I love them. We are going to make it happen. They did each day. Maybe it was not always romantic, always great, but they were willing to stay in each other's lives. They willing to make sure the other person was okay in this world. They had each other's back.
People have complicated theories on how marriage works, but back in the day, the people i have known have been married for years, did not have it. They kept it basic. They were commited because they had love.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Free Friday

Make It Last Forever Keith Sweat
When You Need Me Aaron Hall
Angel Dirty Money
Let's Chill Guy
Cupid 112
Hey Lover LL Cool J
A Whole New World Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jungle Love

I love the Lion King. My son and I have watched on many occasions. It is a great theme for a wedding especially as we almost approach the summer months.  It is a great story of love and family, two familiar themes in many wedding no matter what the concept.

Be inspired by this wedding.

white invitation, african print fabric border(try discount stores) and start to glue with the help of family and friends. Bring a movie and snacks.

creme colored knee length dress, gold crown(try to discount stores),  painted feet with open sandals. Gold jewels and beads on the legs.  Floral covered mask with a ribbon held like a pomander.

African print skirt with simple white shirt. painted feet. Flip flops for the reception.  Wooden fans.

simple gold painted wooden contained filled with grass

chocolate cupcakes with characters from the movie on each cupcake

family recipes for each guests

after party first dance
Jungle Love by The Time

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


If you look at the movie Clueless, I wore all of that stuff.  Thigh highs falling down and all.(smile)

I love the 1990s. From music to the fashion, it was great era especially at the end of it which was the best of times at the best of times.

be inspired by the 1990s

white invitation with silver bow. silver rose confetti in the invitation.

white baby doll dress with pink Mary Jane shoes. White crystal bouquet with a silver bow.

white shirt. Pink knee length skirt with a slit on the side. Silver shoes. Rose in hair.

silver dipped rose in a clear vase.

two tier cake. top tier pink. Bottom tier white. Barbie and Ken doll as a topper. 

the moment
the first dance-Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


During the summer, Drew and I go on museums. He runs from place to place and looking for girls(always the ladies man, help me with those teenage years).  And I just run and ask for patience.
Anyway, museums are great source of inspiration for a wedding. From the science museum to a jazz night at the art museum, you pull many ideas from a visit.
Be inspired from a visit at the museum.

post card of your favorite picture

bride dress
little purple dress with silver shoes.  Purple flowers with silver beads. Purple ribbon. Take dyeable shoes
and paint on them.

Black wire basket filled with silver painted fruit.  with small vases of floating purple flowers.

sign in
a big sign in board made from silver metal.  Have anyone to draw a small picture with their name below.

sheet cake with your favorite piece of art work. Wine bottle filled with flowers

the moment
a jazz solo when the bride walks down the aisle.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Church Lady

When I was growing up, I went to St. Matthew Baptist Church. In the front seat of pews was a character  who wore large hats and would dance in a circle. She was loudest voice in the congregation.

She had a beautiful sprit, but she would tell you the truth to your face.
.....baby, your skirt is too short.
....please, don't have a baby yet.

Surrond yourself with people who love you and support your marriage. You need a few church ladies in your life.

Be inspired by the church lady.

lyrics from your inspirational song. spray the back with your favorite perfume.

white dress with floral strappy shoes. Beautiful hat with a flower pinned to the hat.  Carry a white satin covered fan.

container covered with a hankercheif.  Fill the container with lillies and baby breath.

white sheet cake with a picture of your favorite place of inspiration.

the moment
take the advice of the person who has the best marriage and incoporate their words of advice in your vows.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The After Party

These are the beats for your after party.

Have a great Saturday!

I Like Guy
Shake your Thang Salt n Peppa
Planet Rock Afrika Bambaataa
The Show Doug E Fresh
Hello Good Morning Dirty Money fea Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj
Motivation  Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne
Bottom Up Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj
Radio L.L. Cool J

Friday, May 20, 2011

Free Love Friday

Debbie Gibson. I love it. No, it was not popular in my neck of the hood, but I said whatever.  With a Seventeen Magazine in hand, I used to blast it.

Free love friday. Share love. It is a gift.

Sweet Home Alabama Lynrd Skynrd
Cherish-Kool and the Gang
Always Atlantic Star
Ain't Nobody Chaka Khan and Rufus
We Got a Good Thing Going Micheal Jackson
I Get Weak Belinda Carlise
Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houtston
Lost In Your Eyes Debbie Gibson

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Little White Dress

Last week here in hotlanta many brides could have used a little white dress.

They have a wide array of dresses at a great price point.

You have a friend, maybe she has a great dress. Put some cute shoes with it.  Some brides in 1940s would buy the one good dress with a friend or sibling and split the cost.

It has a great selections of gowns.  Take a basic white dress and add beading to the collar or the bottom of the dress.
Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


From disco fever to flower child, the 1970s was a season of change.  It was like spring where everything became brighter and more colorful.  Just like the journey of marriage, it is a season of change. As you take the steps from being single to being married, I hope your life is filled with all the love that your heart can hold.
Be inspired by this wedding.

pink invitation with black ink.  Tye dye ribbion at the top of the invitation.

pink shirt with white bell bottoms pants. Gold strappy high heel shoes.  Wild flowers and greenery gardland around the head.

music artists in frames such as Janis Joplin, Donna Summer, Bee Gees, and etc.  Sprinkle the table with pink petals and greenery.

two tier cake. A white bottom with top tier completly covered in pink flowers.

the moment
flower exchange instead of the unity candle.  Take the lyrics from your favorite song and recite it. Then exchange flowers.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


When I was a little girl, I love this movie and also the televison series. I would dance all around the room. Not well. Hey, a girl can dream.
This movie is very inspirational as it goes on the journey of these young people.  It is about the pursuit of a dream. 
A marriage is a journey in which you pursue a dream that will last longer than a movie.

Love Philosphy Percy Shelly. Type this poem in the center of white paper with the invite information in the corner.

blue shirt, white pleated skirt, and silver shoes. 

Cut foam in shape of a violin and cover it in greenery and baby breath.  Take a canvas backpack and cover it with flowers.
first dance
The Dream Irene Cara

the first after party dance
1,2 step Ciara

sign in
a picture from a cab

Two tier white cake with  black ribbon around each border. A toy or clear piano as a cake topper.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Childhood Dreams

Today I went to the toy store with Drew. He looked around and saw his favorite best friend. Thomas. He looked around with eyes bright with emotion. He was so enthusiastic about being there. A dream come true. A shiny new train for completing Pre K.
It is amazing how kids lives are filled with so many dreams. How they always believe up to very end that is going to happen. I guess that's why I always love to be around kids.  A wedding is a dream come true.
Be inspired by this wedding.
white cardstock with blue ink
bride dress
blue dress with silver shoes. white flowers with blue beads. Painted fabric around the bouquet.

couple project. Take finger paints and color of things you want to accomplish as a couple. Then frame them in wooden blue frames.

white cupcakes with blue beads of icing. In silve foil containers.

sign in
A set of teddy bears. One that has a silver bow. Then other one that a blue one.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

After Party Jam

The after party in wedding world allows to play anything you want without anyone blushing.  You can place on the inviation in the corner so everyone is not shocked, astounded, and amazed by the change of music.

top ten after party jams

Look at me Now-Chris Brown
No Hands Wacka Flocka Flame
Did It On'em Nicki Manaj
Close The Door Teddy Pendergrass

Friday, May 13, 2011

It's Your Thang

This wedding season I have some great fashions. With the economy the way it is you see reinvent the wedding fashion moment. I love it.  There seems to be more creativity there. It reminds me of the 1940s when brides had to what they had to do to get down that ailse.

white wedding shorts with one shoulder shirt
I love the idea of wearing wedding shorts to a beach wedding or one in the club. It was August wedding here in hotlanta. I know a bride would have love to cool off with some shorts.

a sundress
The other day I went to thrift store and brought a dress for $4.  They are plenty gowns in pastel colors at the thrift store, online catlog, or even the bridal shops.  You may find a bargin right around the corner.

the dress suit
During the 1940s, you saw a lot of beautiful dress suits with beautiful hats. I love shoes from this era.  For a wonderful tea reception or day time wedding, this is a great option. You can rent one or buy one online.  If you are smart cookie, look through those clearance racks. They are a lot great finds these days.

I have do not have anything with tradion.  If you want think outside the box, go ahead down that white paved road.  It your thang, do what you want to do.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Love Letter

When I was much younger, I used to received the most beautiful letters that reminded me of an Eric Dickey novel. They were scented with cologne and had a beautiful floral stamp. Each week or so I would receive these letters and read them while listening to Aaron Hall which was our favorite artist.
In this computer era, I think the art of love letter is sad lost art as we rushed through life. I think it is an act of love to sit down and put your thoughts on paper.  It takes time and effort. When you look through history and read letters, you smell, taste, and touch the effort that it takes to express love.
Be inspired. Love is a gift, make the effort.

the letter on black ink. vanilla perfume on the back. If you are planning a small wedding, think about a personal touch of a handwritten letter.

white dress with pink carnation in the hair.

expressions of love spelled out in rose buds in standing shadow boxes

sheet cake with expressions from your first love letter. Keep rated G, your grandma maybe reading it. There is no point of her learning something new.

Love Letter R.Kelly

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Love Poetry

When I was in seventh grade I was typical teenager who was always in crush.  I would sit on the floor with the radio and my notebook.  I was not great at writing poetry, but it helped me to express my emotion.
I love reading it. Everthing from Emily Dickinson to Sonia Sanchez with a little bit Lanston Hughes. Every now then, Edgar Allen Poe.
It's spring time when love takes natures and makes it more vivid. You glow under the Creator's work.
So use your favorite poem. Be inspired by this wedding theme.

take a poem and center it on floral paper. Use your favorite floral scent on the back of the invite.

the dress
a pretty dress with pink shoes. A gardenia in the hair.  Words from your favorite poem tatoo around your wrist and ankle.

the reception
picnic. blankets on the floor. petals on the ground.  Craft or real planted trees throughout the room.

the wedding cake
a basket weave two layer cake with your favorite poem in frame beside the cake.

Monday, May 9, 2011


Nature is one the most inspirational things to use for a wedding. Here in Georgia you have a great scene everyday from the sunrise to sunset. The glow of the trees. The sounds of the birds greeting you. I am not the camp girl kind of person but I do love the work of the Creator.He is the best artist in the world.

Be inspired by this wedding theme.

photograph  of you and the groom at the sunrise on postcards

green dress with beige or brown high heel pumps.  Jeweled green hairpiece.
Small wreath of greenery.

front of ceremony
Four planted trees interconnected with a gardland of greenry and baby breath

three pieces of stacked grass like you are building a wedding cake.  Wildflowers as a topper.

One regualar cupcake with a mini cupcake on top. Green at the bottom. Then
a rose cupcake shape at the top.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Free Love Friday

Let's go in the crayon box and pull out a great song for your big day.

Purple Rain-Prince
Black and Yellow-Wiz Khalifa
True Blue-MaDonna
Blue Moon-Ella Fitzergerald
Pretty in Pink-Psychedlic Furs

The Color Purple

When I was a young girl I read The Color Purple.  It is a story of a girl who deals with the worse circumstances to become a woman who knows her value.
It is a beautiful love story, but it is a story of self love. As a bride, you will need it on this journey.
Be inspired by the color purple and get a cute hat for that big day.

a letter to wedding your wedding guests on paper

front of ceremony
two chairs tied with a gardland of ivy, baby breath, and purple wild flowers. Connect the chairs with gardland.

white dress with purple hat.  A tiny cross made from flowers around the neck.

long family table with drinking glasses filled with purple wild flowers

two tier cake with lemons around the border. A cross as a topper.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Modern Victorian

So you want the romance from this era but you don't want wear the big hot dress. Me too. Even though I did, and honey, I wished I had a minidress by the time it was over. I am in the south, and it is hot even in October.  I was ready to strip.

So this for the bride who want the romance without the layers.  The Modern Victorian wedding.

photograph with a personalized note to your wedding guests(small wedding).

Knee length white lace gown. White Bead in the hair.

pink roses in a simple container

double stacked collumn cupcakes. White with pink roses on a tier.

the moment
wedding vows from your love letters. Ready G, noone wants to know all those details.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Love to be Green

When I was a little girl, we had a neighbor who had an garden. She had rows of carrots, collard greens. I would stand by her as she digged in the dirt.

Me? Where is the grocery store?  Even though I need to get with Mother Nature and save it.

A greeen thumb wedding is great for those who want to get back to the basics.

white invite with green ink

bridal dress
green  skirt, white blouse with a bouquet of ivy and baby breath

front of ceremony
garden arch with light weight hanging basket filled with greenry and herbs

wooden basket filled with vegetables

cupcakes with white with green dots

the moment
favorite pie recipe for a pie table

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink is one of my favorite movies. It is a about a dreamer that uses her resources to dream of a better future of herself and get the guy.
Pink is not my number one color but it defintely top five. It is a beautiful color for a spring moment.

white invite with a pink and white ribbion

white dress with pink shoes.  pink tea roses corsage.

pink ballons in a bud vase. Fill the bud vase with pink and white rose petals.

Cookie table
cookies in shape lipstick, little dresses, horses.

Try a Little Tenderness Otis Redding

the moment
kiss under a floral covered ballon like a mistle toe.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Floral Love Letter

During Victorian times, flowers were their love letters. It said everything from you are my buddy to honey, let's walk down the ailse.  From a single bud to a beautiful bouquet, flowers are a beautiful way to sprinkle little messages for your moment.
For the front of ceremony, sprinkle your day with ivy.  The plant of faithfulness.  You can use collumns or oversize glass vases. Interwine this symbol of fidelity with a baby breath to your day a kiss of good luck.
The bouquet is a tradional way to send a letter to your groom. A stephanotis is way to say how happy you are to be married to your groom.  A red rose gives him a I love you.
An another way is to think about your relationship. Take photographs of your moments as a couple and then place a bud vase of the flower that matches the moment. Okay, it is a little bit of work.  I think love is worth it.