welcome to the moment

love is a gift...celebrate it

Friday, June 29, 2012

pie reception

You walk into a room filled with hospitality. White cloth tables with flowers in wicker baskets. the bride and groom get married in front of a wooden arch with twig gardland. A cake in the corner..basket weave design with wild floweers on the top.  Then a pie table..both savory and sweet. A great do it yourself concept.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

cupcake reception

sweet tooth moment which is a great if you want to it yourself.

bride....pink  dress with a cupcake purse,  tables....with cupcake stands...filled with flowrers...
cake..jumbo cupcake....
international..pick a county set up savory and sweet cupcakes.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

candy reception

when you are short on funds, consider a candy reception. pots filled with candy. cupcacke..that is slightly hallowed filled with candy....a candy boquet

Monday, June 25, 2012

places for your big day

I found my place in an insurance place with a buffet room.....in the phone book.

Threre are many places to find a great wedding site.....small cupcake shop or bakery, a beautiful boutique, or even a rented house.....

inhouse date

inhouse date......

a blue dress...pink shoes.....a movie.....and popcorn theme meal......take a bake potato...sprinkle a bit of chicken...and popcon on top....drizzle cheese.....add chocolate to popcorn

Friday, June 22, 2012

a fashion moment

Wedding dresses have been many things from a plain brown dress during the victorian age for working class family to a gorgeous white ballroom gown during the 1980s. I love the gown now because brides are breaking the rules and making it about them.

white dress with a shoe
a simple white dress with a poka dot shoe or a little something blue

the white pants suit
the white pantsut with a leopard shoe

the ballroom gown
the strapless ballroom gown with a sparkling shoe

Thursday, June 21, 2012

high heel shoes

i had 1940s white satin shoes fromn ebay...i love them...

high heel shoes...

you can go thrift
you can go online auction
something borrowed....ask friends for a pair
you can ask the groom to provide as your cinderella moment

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

the dress...

where to find it?

bridal networking...they have displays of the actual dresses....

trunk shows..if you look on a bridal website, you can find a great trunk show

mall fashion shows...look on your mall website, to see if they have a moment.

Monday, June 18, 2012

the well thought out reception

I know it is hard, to do...after all the day, is suppose to be about you. A wedding reception is a moment, a sweet celebration shared with family and friends.

cocktail hour or snacks...
as you are taking pictures, provide snacks.

the basics
chairs, tables, clean rest rooms.

cocktails, lunch, brunch. keep in mind th meal hour. If it is not a full meal, you should include that
information on your card.

the bar
cash bars...i don't  like them...if you have them, warn the people with a small card. Try to offer at a house wine, water, and punch.

keep in the mind, your guest list, when you are planning your party.  rated g for everyone as much as possible unless you are having an after party.

Friday, June 15, 2012

the emergency kit

I know you have to have a perfect day, but even in perfect, you may have a few spots. So grab a kid size suitcase or a tackle box for the following items.r

stain remover sticks
extra stockings
minsewing kit
hand sewing machine
tiny nails
clear nail polish

Monday, June 11, 2012


Favors...are great way to add a thank you to your guests.......


flower love

It is peak season but you need flowers.

yellow pages
hire someone great....but look at photographs of actual work. If you are paying for highest packages, ask if you see him or her as she or he works.

next meeting
bring color swatches...ideass....front of ceremony, ailse, centerpieces, guest tables, tables, and cake table

add creative touches
toys, ceremanics, art work, and photographs bring creative touches

Friday, June 8, 2012

say cheese

photography is the one thing you have after everything is throw away and packed up.


find three within your budget

look at acutal albums

make a choice

sign on the dotted line...ask the big questions about extra pictures and the cost of overtime.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

the menu

Feed the people..

You can find

online, favorite restraunt, classifieds. For smaller events, use a personal chef. Student chef with experience.

favorite recipes, a favorite date, family recipes, or food from a trip.

vegeterian menu if needed. other limiations especially for parents, and honor attendents.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

the nuts and bolts

A moment still need structure. It is important to get the big decesions out of the way.  Stories,  I have heard are endles...missing officant, i forgot to hire the minster, food ran out, and etc.

nuts and bolts

get a planner
find a dresses
hire a officiant
cermony and reception site
rules for cermony and reception site
maid of honor, best man
wedding party
iniviations and postage

Saturday, June 2, 2012

the dress

the first dress. everyone online said, it would be the one. i tried on five. i ended up ordering the first one.  when i walked down the ailse, i felt like a queen.

give your self six months

take at least 3 photographs with you when you make your appointment

bring your bridal bag...water, battery opered mini fan

move around..walk and dance, sit

read your contract carefully...manufacutering number, dates, extra costs