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love is a gift...celebrate it

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Inhouse Date

Grease is the word for New Year Eve...black leather short,red heels with white tank.popcorn with mini burger.champagne milk shake.....movie and a lot of off key singing...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Inhouse Date

Board game night. Jean dress with high heel shoes. A meal of popcorn and candies with nuts. Nutella sandwiches on raisin bread. Rum chocolate milkshake.

Luxury Wedding

Mario Baltali ....A moment for two. A flower exchange,meal, and champagne.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Diy

Great meal. Chicken salad with walnuts on crackers. Fried chicken pizza with hot sauce as a base with peppers and olives. Coconut cupcakes.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Winter Wedding

So the bride walks in a white sheer coat and white dress with silver shoes. A crystal bouquet in hand. One place for ceremony and reception. Tea sandwhiches,desserts, fruit, and flavored tea cocktails. Standing tussy mussels with white roses sit on each table. Music,ranges from classical to jazz plays in the background. A sign in, a winter piece art in a frame.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Centerpiece

Wineglass filled with cherries with red tulips..

Klassy...wedding

Beauty shop. The bride wear jeans,t shirt, and red shoes with red,blue,and white hair. Beer flavored mini cupcakes. Music from the radio. Beer and wine. Beer and ciroc as your signature drink and official toast.

Monday, December 1, 2014

DIY

This is an easy menu to put together using cranberries. A cracker with Brie and cranberries. Tuna fish on cracker with cranberries. Open face goat cheese and cranberries with walnuts. A white cheddar melt with cranberry spread. A cupcake with cream cheese and cranberry fillings..

The Dress

Dr. J's is a creative place to find a dress..

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Centerpiece

An oversize mug. An oversize candy cane. Mini roses at the base.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In house Date

Brown dress and red heels. Turkey pizza. Pumpkin cupcakes. The Wiz...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Klassy Wedding

Walmart. Khaki pants and blue shirt. Matching headphones for music. Food for subway and cookies for cake. Cola and ciroc. You are married announcement in the store. Subway ride to your honeymoon.

The Book

Wedding by Beverly Clark

Diy

This is a great cocktail. Wine. Cheese and fruit. Candy. Mini Cupcakes..

Inhouse date

So turkey appetizers. Turkey pizza. Pumpkin cupcakes.  Pumpkin candy. Little brown dress and red shoes. Christmas movie...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The workout

I have been doing early dinner or no meat dinner..it is slowly working..it is the end of the season,dance with crunches.

Book

martha stewart ...weddings

The Dress

An ad on ebay. You might can rent another's bride dress..

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Klassy Wedding

Taco Bell drive through. The bride has on a bra and white shirt. Both have matching gold teeth. A necklace exchange. Cinnamon dessert as a cake. Fuzzy dice as decor that is floral. Cupcake reception at nail shop. Toast is Ciroc and Crown Royal drink.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Klassy Wedding

The place is Chuckie Cheese. The bride wears ripped jeans and a tank top. Candy is cake. They jump rope to the I do. An invitation of a birthday invite will do. Toast outside is Coke 45 and Ciroc. They play and run with their friend, no older people. Then an after party with music from the car in the park...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Links I love

The knot, rock n roll bride, and Martha Stewart are three blogs. I love for creative ideas.

Book

Bridal Bargin by Allen and Denise Fiels is a great book with resources on how to save for your day..

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Workout

I had some great advice Saturday, for balance, I even started by a prayer walk around the track, but anyway, I hate to work out, I am not going to lie. I like to dance, no not in the most professional manner....

So a thirty minute walk around the track or treadmill...even walk in place. Then add twenty squats.
Fifty push-ups....

DIY wedding menu

So wedding food does not have to be a chore, especially if you are doing it yourself. So make sure to keep it simple. So here is to basil, like many herbs. It can make your food soar to its next level.

Devil Eggs
use a regular devil egg recipe..egg yolks boil, mayo...but add a little bit of basil leaves on top

The basil pizza
Simple basil pesto on tortilla with tomato and torn basil with bit of white cheddar

A lemon and basil cupcake
A vaniall cupcake with lemon buttercream with a basil and buttercream in the center...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Klassy Wedding

So Burger King. We send out club cards. Then we wear a tight white jumper and gold shoes with a pony tail. Do not forget your faux diamond hoops. Centerpiece is an Alize bottle on each table. A fry bar of hot sauce,pig feet, BBQ,cheese. Rental chairs with plastic King and queen crown. A mini Apple pie for cake. A bouncy for all the groom's children. A security,family, for all the mothers of the children. A kid meal for all. Toy is the favor. Radio for the music. The signature drink and official toast is ciroc and Alize...cheers

Work out

Run in my place for 20 min.,jumping jacks 50, and 50 sit ups...work it out

Thursday, October 23, 2014

After party music

Anaconda nikki manj

Fashion closet

Bridal fashion needed?These resources will help. Vogue is a fashion must have,my Sunday reading. Style Me Pretty offers great and creative tips. The bridal covers pretty much everything....a source jj house.com,for dresses..
Happy shopping!

The dress

Where to find it? Forever 21. Great little dress and shoe for a quick I do...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Inhouse Date

The lion king. Popcorn with roasted peanuts. A sweet tooth of peanut butter cupcake. The movie or play. A short short with animal colored tights with a neutral colored shoe. Have fun.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

luxury moment

La maison de la bridal...18003975477

monday planner tip

So it is fall. There are fall decor sales everywhere. A pumkin painted silver is great for a cinderella wedding during the winter. The silk leaves are a unique touch for a flowergirl basket for next fall.  A costume? A creative bridal look.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

klassy wedding

The Church's Chicken edition....
e invite in mail. Brown club dress with gold stripper shoe. The friend is the officiant and the dj. A  VIP at the wedding reception for $200. A hot sauce drink. A pork rind bar. Biscuit instead of cake with vanilla icing. Ciroc and strawberry drink for the toast.The money stripper dance from the bride.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Inhouse Date

Spooky.cat suit and high heel shoes. Batman movie. Meal of seafood bies. Mini lemon cupcakes with lemon heads on top. You have a date.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

work out

For a work out I always dance. So for at least three days of a week, try to dance for four songs..

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

wedding tip

A cake decorator who works out of the home can save you a great deal of money.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

the dress

Where to find the dress? Online at TArget where they have cute dresses for as low as sixty dollars.
Happy shopping!

spooky wedding

In your living room, there is a room of roses on the floor. A haunted house tape plays on low. Dyed black wine in glasses with appetizwes. A bride in a tea length black dress with fiun vows. A boquet of flowers and a black candle. A cake is a sweet ending of your day, black fondant with a red rose.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

wedding tip

Small spaces like a banquet room, restraunt, or even your living room makes for a great moment..

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Website

wed one is a great weddding website with ideas for all price points.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Planning 101

Doing your own flowers does not have to be a daunting task. Use silk flowers for practice. A great book from a craft store will give you the foundation. The design should be kept simple. Intermix candles and other non floral items in your design. A set of friends the night before will help you get your wedding done. The grocery store or online will save you additional dollars. So with a little bit creativity and advance planning,you can have a beautiful floral moment.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Shoes for less

David bridal,Payless,Victoria secrets all great places for a cute shoe

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nail tips

Nails should not be a last minute decision.You should make a decision at least three months ahead of time. A neutral look is always a great look.  Jewel colors like red is different for an evening or casual moment. Designs should go on the feet. This is your wedding,you want a timeless look which will endure on your wedding pictures.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A dress for less

So wedding season is winding down. In a month this a great opportunity to find a gown...

David Bridal
I love the selections there.You can get a Vera Wang for less.

Rent the Runway
For a one time fashion moment,this the site for you.

Ebay
Ebay is a scary place if you are a chance taker.  The discounts from the previous brides in the coming weeks are worth it.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Centerpiece

A bowl of tea roses with mini carnations that stretch your budget..

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Computer love

I love Information Technology. So a great theme if I was heading down the aisle. Invitation, a clear invite with black ink. A silver dress with mirror shoes. A bouquet of glass. A wedding cake of two tier with iPad topper that plays music.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Atlanta

I love Atlanta.  So be inspired by this city. Start with an invitation with a smile from coke mini bottle with label for ten guests. A black and red dress from the king center. Fish center pieces. A cake that has a zoo topper...




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Poka dot

I am watching Mickey Mouse as my child snores. A timeless inspiration for a wedding. A red dress with pink satin shoes. A little house in gold as a centerpiece. Alphabet cookies. A group wedding dance...A cake with a Mini Mouse in a poka dot dress in red

Monday, August 25, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Candy

Candy is no longer for Halloween. It is an affordable way to have your day. Candy bouquet for the bride. Candy roses in colorful vases. Candy ring as a cake topper. Mini lollipops as favors..

Monday, August 18, 2014

Music

Music should tell your story. Your first date song,the day you were engaged. From the outside to the inside, fill your day with great music.....Sources. The radio,the club,the bar,or a childhood song are all sources of inspiration...The standard. A band and/or dj. You can stay within the rules but have unique touches. A boombox, a live solo, or a soundtrack.....Music plan. Six months before the big day.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

the train

A bride in jeans and a tshirt. I do. Then you have the meal on the train with music..

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

trend purse

The PURSE IS NOW THE BOUQUET, SO A SIMPLE scarf,a plain silk flower,   or a pin makes it more a moment

Monday, July 28, 2014

Macys

This morning I found three great gown under the bridal season at Macy's. There great cocktail or party moment dresses for under $200 dollars. So for those who are still looking for summer or spring gowns, I would go online...

Planning 101

Offseason time is coming soon a few months. The Knot as well other wedding websites are all great ways to get 50 percent off your wedding d├ęcor.

Ways to Save

So as budget bride, I do understand what you must to do to have a moment. Food,Cake,Flowers are three main things I would cut in the beginning. A cocktail hour for 50 can be quite elegant in the evening. A cake can be a simple dressed up dessert in buttercream. Puddding with cookie crumbs, anyone? Flowers, well, it seem be going out of style. Candles, A purse, a decorative basket are all ways to save.... It may take a million dollars for an event but not so much for a moment.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A journey

SO....A great idea for wedding is to take the road and walk it to meet your wedding reception. The groom starts, then the friends and family....the bride adorn in short white dress and wild flowers. Music on the side of the streets. The wedding stops for wine. Then I do at the wedding reception???Bread instead cake with picnic items and mini wines in coolers as the music continues...cheers...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Planning 101

what do you need besides the dress....undergarments,veil,shoes,jewelry....

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bridesmaids gifts

I am sure you are not a diva with the girls. For supporting you and your day, a token of love is a great thought...shoes,purse,earrings,popcorn,candy, or cupcakes

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Snicker wedding

Fondant covered snickers...white dress with silk brown shoes..place...candy store to say I do with champagne toast

Monday, June 23, 2014

Bridal Class

So...it is the minibridal class..... First step....Emotional...close your eyes.... You have to visualize day and write it down. Then you should start your journey as bride in a beautiful journal.... Next Step....Support....Who is supporting you and your day? Find a person. Then ask them over lunch or a beautiful letter to help you put together your day. Next Step...Budget....So you sit down with current funding not future and come up with a plan. Then you have a meeting even if it is by phone to have a real budget with a wedding account... Next Step...Nuts and Bolts. There are million pices to your wedding but they are some basic things. Planner. Organized.Officiant.Reception Site.Food. Cake.Wedding Party.Music. Transporation.Photography.Decor. So once those things are done...we are ready to look for the dress... The Dress....is your next step...So clip out and print out pictures from theknot.com.Then you should have at least three options. An A line forgives all figures. I love it on all shapes. Take two people with you. More than three is a crowd. The Ceremony...Plan for the ceremony. The officiant should provide the rules as well your site managers. Personalize it with music,poetry,and readdings. The Reception...The reception is over fifthy percent of your budget. So every dollar counts. The money should go into the food. It is nothing worse than a great looking reception site with bad food. The Cake...The cake is the last thing people with really remember about your day. Choose a flavor that most will like. If you have a wedding site, a poll can be set up for your guests to vote...Taste when you meet the baker to ensure it is what you want... The Emergency List...A travel bag or tool box. Think about what will or could happen. Address most of it. Most great websites have an emergency list. The emergency list should also include a schedule for the day.... The Music...Listen to radio but mix it with the oldies but goodies. The classics should also be considerered. Sentimental thoughts with a moment ... what was out the year you dated... So it is a moment. Good luck, I hope every goes well with you...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

....fruit salad

A white dress.Purple shoes.Hard candy with fruit on the topper of a cake....glass container filled with candy hanging from ceiling a centerpiece.cheese course as a dessert.smoothie bar...

Cheers

Sprite and ciroc....

Centerpiece

Spray painted trains on moss............or silver train on moss...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Workout

Fun music.dance in the morning....

Dessert reception

A sweetheart tooth menu is a great treat. Mini herb cupcakes,fruit salad,cheese course,and chocolate wedding cake.

Centerpiece

Cotton candy in a glass with pink carnations

Cupcake love

So white dress with pink shoes.A small space. Pink carnations.cupcakes...sweet and one savory.Oversize cupcake with candy ring topper....

Monday, June 16, 2014

A car

Wedding in the convertible....shorts and shirt....burger and fries with milk shakes...vows said with movie quotes.music from the 1950s...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cheers

A tropical mix in yoru standard chamapgne is great for a summer wedding...

Burger Joint

There is a great burger joint that has the best fried pickles at Centennial Park. With beer that they serve and a bottle of champagne you will bring, there is a great moment there. For ten of your best buddies, get married in a pretty white dress and a fabric flower in your hair. Right now, there is a great white dress with metal belt plate at underground which would be perfect for this day. So I do, burgets and fries with a beer. A champagne toast. Instead of the cake, consider the milk shake. Listen to fountain music or bring your own. There is even a ferris wheel to end the day...

Favors

So normally, I don't beleive in favors. How many do really keep? They stay in the attic and collect dust...So if you have to get well choosen favor, consider what people normally use everday. Food, what type of food? A minicupcake. A bag of nuts. A minibag of cotton cotton. Music, if it is popular. A song played from the wedding. Candles,matchsticks,playing cards are not great favors. They will end up in the back of the closeet. You should get at least twenty percent less of your favors for guests. Everyone is not going to take one at the door. Go to an exbride house, you will find a bag of favors that was given to her from the wedding day. To favor or not to favor is not question for me. If it is a question for you, then think about your guest list and who they are, if they will use this for everyday life, then they may use your favor. If not, skip it..

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Rock n roll

Mall wedding.get married outside your favorite store...cake at the cafeteria for ten of your friends.plaid dress with leather tennis shoes.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Forever 21

It has great little dresses for the moment...

Centerpiece

Candy Apples in Potted plants with cherries at the base..

Picnic

So it is summer and spring time...downtown and the park, while you are there, get married... watermelon and tomato with onion salad with cherry and olive oil for the salad....crusty bread with cream cheese... with apple muffins instead of the wedding cake... A white dress with green shoes.... Two of you say I do...

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Stage

So the stage for the dramtic is a great way to set your moment. Invitation, I would sent out a black card with silver ink with rose petals inside envelope. The dress, a little black dress with red heel. A poem or reading from a play. A song from a musicial. Then cheers at the end instead of the unity candle. A cake, two tier, with a single rose as a topper...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wedding Bling, Bling

So it is wedding time. It is almost summer engament season. So here all the rules for the bling. To me, the fashion rules do not apply for a wedding day. Tradionally, historically, weddings are pagentry and costume, not just a great fashion moment. So for fashion, on your wedding day, a great bracelet and ring, then that's it. You would do a great headpiece with a braclet. A few things depending on the dress. For me, a wedding, you could do three or even four pieces for your day. The only rule, make sure you figure this out a few months before the day. It is great when you purchase your gown to make a decesion..Where to get it? A tradional store, a great maker, an art musueum, a art festival........ Something borrow may apply as well...

Cheers

Pink lemonade with gin and strawberry...

Piedmont Park

On the swing, covered with vines on the side. Say I do. Then a great picnic with roasted pepper on thick bread, a great cocktail, fruit, and wedding cookies instead of cake. Make sure you include a poem.

Centerpiece

Iron sprayed painted white with flower petals around it..

Monday, May 26, 2014

Red,White, and Blue

So...red, white, and blue. To set the tone with the invitation,you should consider a blue invite with silver ink. A white dress with blue shoe with a red flower in hair. Centerpiece, a clear glass on the table with flower petals. Thrift and flea shops are great places to shop for this item. The cake should be simple with blue ribbion with a clear topper. Glowsticks are a great way to end the day as you are going off as husband and wife...

Happy Memorial Day

Have a picnic for two....have fun..

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Great Places for a Bridemaid Dress

So thank God is not the 1980s when a dress was worn once and then thrown away...These are great places to get a dress.Forever 21.David Bridal.Rent the runway...

Monday, May 19, 2014

Five Guys

So Five guys which is located at Atlanta Georgia off Mara. For twelve people is a great place to say I do. A little red dress from Grease and shoe. You off to get married near the sculpture in front of Marta. Then off for awarding winning fries and burgers...

Cheers

Popcicle Bar....

Romance Book

Happily Ever After

Sweet Tooth

The wedding cake is not dead but is not always with us. It is almost becoming a dying art. So what are your options? Bread pudding, donuts, minicupcakes, a slice a pie, or even a dessert wine...

Monday, May 12, 2014

Centerpiece

marshmallow in bud vases with painted food dye to make an art piece..

Bonnie and Cyde

So a woman who is still attached meets a guy. They go off in history..Bonnie and Cyde. It is reference used from movie to music... It also makes for a great inhouse date... invite... naughty picture in bathing suit... outfit... short short jeans and cowboy boots with bra... old movie night.... snacks... mini tacos with turkey and cheese, trail mix mini cornbread on cream cheese, and dessert pizza chocolate and nuts..

What flowers..

I like to visit the City of Decatur. It is a great place to hang out. For mother's day which I celebrated on Saturday, I went with a purple bag of lunch. So the event planner in me saw the wedding in it. It is located by the old court house. It has enough decor and charm in which you can cut your entire flower budget. A creative fashion purse for the brides and maids will do it instead of the flower bouquet.... From the I do to the cake cutting, you have the entire wedding in this space. If you have an emgergency, no problem. Dress,food,and cupcakes or baked goods are all covered.... So if you would like have a moment, consider this space...

Cheers

Pinapple,white wine, cinnamon with tsp of sugar...

Destiny's Embrace...Beverly Jenkins

So this a great historical theme for your day. I love the main character. She has a lot of sass and smart as well as survival skills.... Be inspired by the 1800s.... invitation...a handwritten letter....the bridal look..a two piece white dress with white wedding boots...centerpieces..sketches of a wedding dress(look online or find someone to sketch for you)...Fish and chip menu with a chicken salad....wedding cake..collumn wedding cake with a old fashion groom and bride wedding topper...

Wedding Dress

I like Melissa Sweet designs. You can buy off the rack, from thrift,or try to rent it. These are three ways to have your fashion moment..

romance book

So to stay in the mood and look at a hot guy on the cover.Beverly Jenkins night song. She is one of my favorite romance writers..... Night Song by Beverly Jenkins....

Pink cigar

Great idea for business woman... Bridal look..white suit..pink shoes...pink and yellow roses ....fruit base menu with steak...cigar bar...shot drink in pink...groom cake as wedding cake

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cheers

Skinny girl....night

Inhouse Date

Beyonce and Jay Z are coming to Atlanta...They seem to have best time.... So create a bar for your inhouse date... invitation perfume bottle with the label table cover it up with your favorite bottles with two chairs on the side. You could also rent one or purchase inexpensive bar... music Music blasting as you drink and catch up with each other... outfit white shirt and sequin short shorts with red high heel shoes

Wedding Dress

Be inspired by the stars.Bride Magazine online has a great suggestion for wedding dresses inspired by various award shows...

Centerpiece

Simple moss covered chandelier hanging low from the ceiling...

Wedding Reception Schedule

So things happen. Sometimes things are happening especially during the wedding reception because we donot have things in order with a schedule. So with a great book you can come up with a schedule, so you can less moments... Formality.A formal wedding is normally at four hours. The reception start with a cocktail hour which allows the bride and groom to have a minute, take pictures, or say hello their guests.Afterward, a receiving a line,dinner,toasts, cake, and then party. Somewhere, towards the end a boquet toss and garter removal takes place. For a less formal day, you may decide to elimate the receiving line. Write It Down. A written schedule should be completed a month before you big day. Then you should mail it to all your professional vendors as well as copy to your honor attendants, best man and maid of honor... Emergency Plan.The emergency plan should be a couple of pages of what to do. If the cake is not delivered, where is the nearest bakery for at least snack desserts. The plan should have a bag or tackle box that has a sewing kit, small nails, fashion tape, stain remover, and etc... So, I wish I could say nothing will happen out of order.Things do. It is just better to plan for it....

Book for the Month

Second Chance Danielle Steel

Summer Time Party

So I went to the park yesterday. It was lit up. I thought the perfect place for the moment as I sat and partied on the bench to some old school hip hop.....on old school radio.Dial thing.... be inspired by the summer time party Invitation Old school casset with the invite information... Bride Look... Shorts and crisp light blue shirt with 1940s high heel shoes... Park... There is no need for the decor, just flower petals on the ground... Get married on a rose covered blanket... DJ needed or the radio on speakers for the music... Cake Pop cake... Special Touch Popcicle Alcohol Bar....

website for wedding planning

onewed.com...I love this site. It has a great support of girls for your q and a...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

A Wedding Planner

A wedding planner? For me it was more important than the flowers. I did my flowers myself, book please, in order to pay for my wedding planner. A young lady from the south who just started in a business who did a great job with her assisant husband which I thought was sweet added touch... So moving right along,a wedding planner can do the following things for you. He or she can plan on hourly basis. It is great to have one to scout your sites or find the best vendors your day. If you having a hard time finding "the dress", this person can assist you with that task. The day of special. The day of special, when the planner comes in at the end, looks at your wedding, may offer suggestion. Then together, you come up with schedule for the day and then you turn over to the professional the last couple of weeks. The person will help with the reherseral and make sure everything runs smoothly.....Or the whole wedding from planning to implementation.... The price. The price can run from $50 an hour to up a percentage of the wedding day. The average for day of service is $400-$1000. The key to the budget is find someone who needs the experience. You may then get a price break.... When to search for your wedding planner? As soon as you say I do to the proposal, start to search for your planner.. Q and A time. You want to find out how many wedding they have planned. How many wedding they plan each year(the average is 40). Overall wedding phiolosphy. If they belive a green philosophy when you are in the Gilded Age, may not work for you. No flower power ring, huh?...

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Centerpiece

Glass Flowers....

The Dress

Check the outlets for greats buy...Many designers have them...

The Buildings

I love the skyline of Atlanta Georgia. As a business student, it is a treat to wonder the day when you will be able to go from my $10 a way or $50 a month shared space to a beautiful view.... So have a moment.... invitation white with black ink....clear inner invitation.... bride white dress silver shoes..... centerpiece mirror container.... cake white mirror tile around each border, two tier....

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Inhouse Date

So... invitation....white card with writing and perfume movie..spyfy sort of movie.... snacks...popcorn with jelly beans, black colored candy yam chips, peanuts, and cheese sandwhiches.... outfit.....black body stocks with rip shorts high heel shoes

Monday, April 21, 2014

Planning 101

Where do you find the funding for your day.... Peer to Peer Lending..... Make your wedding a charity event and get sponsors... Twitter fundraiser connected to a simple website, tell your love story and maybe someone will support it....

The Dress

Prom season is winding down. Make sure you catch the sales. I would start at the department stores. Then the thrift stores as these kids have trades threads in for cash. I also would consider putting in a simple classified on ebay or craigslist....

Centerpiece

Pink rose boquet with red roses in the center in glass vase...

The Menu

So today, after an interesting Easter, I woke up and cooked up this moment.... inviation Red and black..... bride black dress with red veil... centerpiece cherry tomatoes in a simple container.... menu.... carrots (tomato paste base mayo) on a cracker, neckbone(bbq sauce), hotsauce and tomtao, ravoli with crushed peanuts, chocolate cake with cinnamon chocolate icing with crushed peanuts on top.... wedding cake a mini cherry flavored cupcake....

Shoes

I like bridebox.com for shoes that are under $200.

Friday, April 18, 2014

inhouse date

the inivitation white letter on animal print paper bride animal print dress and red shoe the movie jungle fever...spike lee food coconut fried chicken, chips in a lemon mayo sauce....popcorn with..cinamon... mini peanutbutter cupcakes

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Dress

Black dress with a colored veil.... A silver tussy mussy filled with silver plastic sprayed painted fruit...

Centerpiece

A simple wine bottle on the table with a pictures of family on the label

The Menu

A wine theme....... Herb chicken with grits(wine,salt and pepper)...aspargus and lemon.... a great wine as a dessert.... wedding cake...wine infused cake with vanilla icing...fruit as a topper

Planning 101

So it is spring, it is the beginning of wedding planning. So let's go back through it. You need 12 months to plan your event. Then following things: a great planner, a binder, a wedding journal, and supportive shoulder. You may want to join the knot.com. It is a great source of information as well many supportive girls going through the same process as you.

Wedding Hair

So we have wedding hair which most people leave to the last minute. I hate it because what was the point of wearing this great dress and now your hair looks like a mess on your great day.... So find the dress and make a decesion on the formality of your day.... So base on the dress and formality look at weddinghair.com..... Or a bridal magazine is a great source for wedding options... After you made hair decesion, find a stylist, beauty school is better than nothing.. Take your veil, hair pieces, and a picture of your gown with you. Then take the time 3 months for something simple, 5 months if you need a cut and color for everyone including you to get used to the new look.... Day of get your hair done unless you have a simple cut or look or a wig. You may can get away with it the day before your big day....

Centennial Park

So I took a sandwhich and wine to the park since it was a great day and I was free from my child...it had been a rough week... So cheers! be inspired by this wedding theme.... invitation White invite with green ink......... Bridal Look White dress with green leather shoes.... Centerpiece grass in a wine glass.... Cookies.. with the name of the guest... Fountains.... Champagne fountain... Wedding Cake Two tier cake with the American flag as the topper with a fountain and tiers...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

wedding nails...

I love get my nails done. It is only time when I can really chill out besides sleep and not hear my child with his many requests for the day.... For wedding nails, I do like to keep it classic and simple.... a neutral nail...a pastel...or even a classic red especially for a nightime affair.... Try out the color and the person a couple of months before the big day. Then early morning or a couple of hours before your event, get your nails done.... Enjoy the experience.... Best rule, color on the toes with a neutral nail for the most formal event...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Sandcake...

So I am sittting here at a recpetion, the cake sucks. The baker who is not baker cannot make a cookie let alone a cake. The wonderfully decorated creation to say the least is dry, is lumpy inside.... So for all those brides who want to bake, there is the sandcake....sandwich that taste like cake... step one three slices of bread, step two a fruit filling..apple or blueberries or blackberries....or even jam...., step three an light glaze on top or the fruit filling..., step four slice in half...or give a fourth to each guest... For a few dollars, it is a moment...

Monday, March 31, 2014

Bread Pudding...

Oatmeal pies a box of them, with bread and apples...1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar, half cup of apple juice, half of cream with 2 eggs...

Spray mini bread loaf pans...break up bread with apples. make mixture of eggs with cream. Then add sugar...Bread first with fruit...Then oatmeal cookies on top...

High heat 400 degrees and then low 325 for 30 minutes...

Planning 101

It is spring..where you are going to have this reception for a moment....The wedding chapel, the church hall, the cake or cookie shop, the small store, the party room....
Book your site at least 12 to 5 months in advance. Then put down a deposit. Make sure you have everything in writing. Most importanly, you should get the rules on decor and music....

Wedding Dress

outlets of your favorite designer...

Centerpiece

fill the easter baskets with grass and eggs

going green

So.....it is spring time. We think green. Although we never discuss much a recycled wedding, it is possible especially for a small wedding...

inviation....paper and pen....
dress..what is in the closet....
food...something is in fridge, if not you, someone else for appetizers.....
cake..got bread....got a bread pudding ....

Spring

Despite as old man winter has hung on to us, it is indeed spring. ....

Wedding season has blossomed with the season. It is beautiful inspiration for a moment....So be inspired by the love and romance of spring....

inviation
floral paper with black ink....

the dress
pasted colored gown with green shoe..

centerpiece
hanging basket dropped low from the ceiling....

the cake
cake dirt that looks like a graden with mini cupcake flowers....

Monday, March 24, 2014

planning 101

easter is coming soon. do you need a container?  Wait until off seaon to buy them....

Fashion

macy's office wear..in white dress with pink shoe....

Centerpiece


leopard covered container with red roses

chicken and egg weddng reception


For a brunch or lunch, this is an affordable moment.....

invation...bright yellow paper with black ink....
the dress...white dress with yellow shoe with a side pony tail....
centerpiece...yellow colored eggs.......
food....chicken soup(pears,carrots,pear juice), mini salmon(hollandaise and potato sauce), fried egg (hotsauce and old bay on the center) with waffle with a simple pear on top) with match sticks fried corn flake fried chicken with a scoop of grits(pecan icecream in them).....

mini bread pecans with pear glazed....

Carnival

Walking around the Fair as a little girl is a fond memory and so is the food. For an informal wedding, comfort food can be great for your day.....


The dress...white dress with a poka dot shoe. lemon yellow daises with white tea roses...
inviation...yellow inviation with poka dot ribbion...

The meal....corn dog sprayed and dipped in parm and herbs with a parm cheese dip, banna chips sprayed with herbs and parm....cotton candy on a stick........

wedding cake....two tier cake with poka dot ribbion as a topper...

Paper bag

So pot luck is often a dirty two words. It is not what you do but how you do it...

So here to a paper bag affair...

invitation-brown bag with invitation in it. ask the guests to bring a lunch to wedding reception. you will provide the drinks and cake...
dress-black dress with leopard shoes...
cake-two tier cake with brown fondant ribbions on each base with a pink flowers....

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

centerpiece

take fries and place in square container with peppers at the bottom...

fashion friday

newport news for a simple dress with a dressy wedding silk shoe. put the money on the feet...

The Deli-the bakery at Publix

So Publix has a great Deli. An afternoon or evening cocktail moment is always well received.....

bride...I would wear a little white dress with pink shoe and flower ring....

centerpiece...candies in old fashion mugs with a ribbion on the handle....

table set up....wild flowers sprinkled on table. use a varitey of glass plates and display items. cookies,minicupcakes, several pies, crackers, cheese, cream cheese sandwhiches, green salad with a clear
dressing in small shot glasses round in off. all purpose soda. one great wine. one affordable do it yourself
champagne toast.....


r and b with jazz makes for a moment....

pizza hut.....

Pizza and wedding....Normally, it is some cured ham or french inspired or maybe even simple Italien moment...

This is comfort food zone. Pizza Hut. Well known brand which should be taken out the box the day of your wedding. Already it is a moment...

the bride-a green shoe with a ribbion flower corsage...

centerpiece-glass containers filled with mini peppers...

cake-two tier cake with a simple red fondant ribbion with a mini pepper in the middle of bow made from
chocolate.....

So the pizzza, out of the box and onto grass on the table. Set it up simple colored foil boxes....Add flavored
cola by mixing it yourself. Go to the coke musuem or pull up the coke musuem in Atlanta, Georgia for inspiration....

krystal wedding

I have seen several white castle or krystal type weddings. It saves a lot of money, it is a trend from the 2001 in which more brides wanted more comfort food at the wedding at an affordable price. The key to this type wedding is to be creative....

wedding dress...white dress with brown silk shoe.....

centerpiece...brown boxes filled with wild flowers

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so the mini buffet on the table.....simple burgers with fries with vegetable dips...add candies in dishes....

Fun oldies but goodies music round off the day....

Monday, March 17, 2014

church's chicken...

So you don't have the money....church's chicken in which you can get too may pieces of protein for nothing especially with a couple of coupons....

Church's chicken with various dips...set up bbq, cheese, mash potato(cooked thin with ranch)...
Then various rolls...herb butters...cilantro, chives, taragon ..just mix the herbs dry or fresh in the butter...
Corn salad..take pepper, cream cheese, and old bay....

Then take strawberry drink and make a cake...sarah lee cakes iced with strawberry drink in the icing....

happy st. patrick's day

the date.....green dress and gold shoes..in house date....herb fries, steak with aspargus....keylime pie....

Monday, March 3, 2014

Inhouse Date

An umbrella on the bench with a talk....and a snack..

fashion

Oscar can be made in a more simple form...it is a moment..

Centerpiece

take simple oversize pots and fill with grass for spring..

planning 101

I saw lots of creative ideas this week. sprayed painted shoes, a white castle wedding chapel.... It is all good, great if you know to put it together.... Informal It means a simple dress, guest list under 50, and you should keep the meal simple. It can be creative. A formal dress in an informal setting is not great..... Food If your budget is not for steak and you have to serve Miss Chicken, then fine. So just keep it in creative containers, a correct guest list count with a little extra... Creative Cakes During the 2001, there are many creative ideas for cakes. Some brides are doing dessert and skipping the cake. So with twinkies. Rent or use flat cake dollies...decorate with few dots of icing.....

Monday, February 24, 2014

Inhouse Date

black dress....gold shoes....with fun appetizers to watch the oscars...gold foil candy.....trophy with rose petals

Centerpiece

pink carnation with red lollipop center

fashion

Forever 21.....for shoes

Planning 101

The menu....I sat at the computer and gave the person the seasoning for my chicken. okay, i am clearly am a control freak..... This meal will be the most imporant meal of your life. You will remember each bite forever.... So.... family recipes, childhood memories, cultral and tradions, your first date, your enagement meal, a favorite trip.....

Monday, February 17, 2014

fashion

shorts with sequin shirt and 1940s high heel shoes

Inhouse Date

cookies and creame,white dress with baby doll heels....cookies baking while watching a tv show...

creative cakes

toy theme three cake in kid wagon....color with your favorite child hood toys breakfast in tiffany's two white tier with sunglasses on as topper... the country affair bake apple with cake inside of it with glazed icing...

Centerpiece

take a loaf bread use real grass on top......

planning 101

Get organized. Find a planner. Find a binder. A great friend to hold your hand through the process. A journal for your thoughts...

Monday, February 10, 2014

Date Ideas

the park with creative sandwiches and cupcakes with a boombox......candy store sampling date, buy and eat there......old school burger joint......chinese boxes from kroger with prepackage egg rolls......

gifts for him

snack basket....popcorn....movie ticket...concert tickets.....hobby toy....cool t shirt....tennis shoes....

going to the chapel

Going to chapel...look at McDonough Georgia...Pristine Chapel....is a great chapel...

the dress

Look for lightinthebox.com....is a great place to find a dress....

centerpiece

chocolate rose in a bed of straweberries in a brown square box

planning 101

Emily Post, a great book of etiquette to plan your day. Do I feel that you go by all the rules, it depends on the crowd as a great host. You will take in your wedding guest list. For a formal moment, you should consider some of the general rules at least for your ceremony. The seminformal day can be a mix bag. Informal weddings, most guests know that some of these rules will be deleted. You have a blank canvass for your wedding. If your wedding ruels are too unique, inform guests through a website, a small card in their invitation....

Monday, February 3, 2014

work out

yoga week....10 to 30 minutes

Centerpiece

Rocks.....moss...

Planning 101

the veil.... The veil is the tradional part of your fashion day. the short veil It is great for a nontradional dress or a collumn shape dress. find the train The train can be followed by the veil of the same length the hat and short veil A great fashion moment for a little dress or vintage gown where do you find it? The wedding dress shop, online, or even esty Make sure you pack it up carefully. You can always save it for the next generation.

Great dresses

Attentiona all Macy's shoppers: The clearance racks are there for a short dress day for you, the bride or bridesmaids. Take advantage of the end of season sales.

The Moment

So I go to this great place for cake and pastries. It has a long counter, great music with a few tables. A wedding for two. Order. Officiant. In a short dress and cute cut, it is a moment...

Sunday, January 26, 2014

work out

dance to three radio songs

Centerpiece

white roses with pink petals at the bottom

The Dress

Lenox Square Mall...a simple dress with shoes, a penny sale is going on in one store

planning 101

go to vegas...be inspired....playing cards for favors

waiting to exhale

new year eve inviatiton black with silver ink dress black dress with silver ink cake black cake with silver roses music oldies but goldies the moment share a champagne toast instead of the unity candle

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Moment

I am not going to lie, I think, you are very lucky to find the one, and as far me I find out each day why I started the Moment.... The work has become more important than finding the one.... In other news, I am still blue jean girl on Friday night wedding... So for my blue jean moment, there is a diner near Lennox near a sports bar I like to go. This is one of my spots. Blue jeans,t shirt and high heel shoes. Rose exchange. Burgers with a mini cupcakes. I do. Kiss and go club..... What happened to that woman who was quoting Queen Victoria?....

The Dress

Aniyabridal...online for your wedding dress

Work Out

Betheny Frankel work out cd...

Centerpiece

A popcorn container filled with red beads on stems and greenery

Julius Ceaser

Et tu, Brutus..... Mix theatre with Julius Ceaser.... invitation White inviation with black ink Bride Two piece dress. White narrow skirt with crisp white shirt. Beaded head piece around head. Centerpiece Ivy in stone pieces on the table Cake Two piece cake with collumns and a bowl of greenery Sign In A book of Art Favors cookies with a map on it

Planning 101

For the basic of etqiuette, you should consider reading Emily Post. I love the old version of it online. Yes, you can get some of the basic information online. Then use the rules that is specific to you...... Happy Planning!....

Monday, January 13, 2014

alexender the great

the great alexender great be inspired// post card of travel for invitation........dress with blue gown with silver shoes.... centerpiece(a flower centerpiece with various flags), cake, blue cake with your country flag in it....sign in...a map

table side wedding

you know a great place with music and food...get married there...chapel stands up as you say i do.

planning 101

cut your guest list by twenty percent

Sunday, January 5, 2014

work out

Right now, Xmas is over, but the chocolate from it is still dancing in my head. It is winter, so I love it, so a walk with a twenty minute of actual sweat with some dancing will do until spring.

Finding the Site

Finding the place for a wedding and reception can take forever. I went from chapel to a buffet space. All have advantages or disadvantages. So off to a party room at an insurance company. A lot of times, I did feel like that bride in the book from The Diary of a Mad Bride....

A dessert reception

An evening sweet tooth reception is a great solution for the budget. Deli is a great way to save time. You can take the cupcake and dust them with gold, place diamond sugar on a cookie. Do it yourself is another option. Armed with Wilton or another cookbook, cookies, minicupcakes, pies can adorn your table. If you are having a small affair, the persoanl chef can be called for your wedding reception. Candy,cupcakes, cookies can be done in a professional manner and wow your guests.....

a historical day

I am a lover of history, I always love it, even as a little girl, I would sit in a chair and read my encloypedia set for fun. So for me, I had a day with historical touch...tussy mussy, anyone?................. How to have a historical day. You should do the research at the library. You should pick modernize version for a dress. Take the flavors from the era and make a great cocktail hour. Use the music for your prelude of the cermony. A fun cookie table can be taken out of the pages of history.... A movie is another way, to get great days, the Titanic,anyone?....

planning 101

pull your fabrics and swatches and other patterns. Place it in a binder for the baker, dress, or florist.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

happy new year!

Our house always entertainment ready in theory not always in appearance, we started our with lights and music. Then a great book and more music with a concert on Micheal Jackson. I had a great day. I partied to radio a little of bit. ..... Late for the new year...I fell alsleep at midnight and woke up at one o'clock.... So anyway, I hope you great one... The guy was working, oh well....