Saturday, September 24, 2011

Groom's Cakes

Imagine showing up to a wedding reception where the groom's cake is a 427 Chevy Engine!  Or how about a larger than life hamburger?  The groom's favorite team is always a favorite!  We are constantly amazed at the artistry and skill of the creators of these masterpieces.  Their designs keep us in a state of awe and amazement.

Edible Designs by Jessie
Alma's Cakes
Signature Cakes by Vickie

Friday, September 23, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Black and White Affair - Emily & John

I absolutely love Black & White Themes.  It is in my opinion that no other color combination can add class, elegance and sleekness, to an event as Black & White does.  I wanted to share with you a couple, who I felt was right on target with their table design.

Clean & modern decor using crisp white linens. White floral arrangements of Peonies, Phalaenopsis orchids, and garden roses add to the beauty of the tablescapes. Notice how the vases are wrapped with white suede fabric and accented with black ribbon and black suede flowers.  Lastly, candles throughout create warmth and intimacy. 

 What's your thoughts on Black & White? 

Vendor Credits:
Venue - Providence Restaurant
Planner - Carolyn Chen of The Special Day
Photographer - Aaron Delesie
Florist - The Millie Fiori

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fashion Find

Today's Fashion Find are Custom Vintage Bow Ties by Xoelle.

Whether they are mismatched, color-coordinated, or identical, bow ties are a fun accessory for the Groom, Groomsmen and even the adorable ring bearer.  Xoelle makes them just the way you like them.

Xoelle is a one-person operation.  Laura, the mastermind and creator of these fashionable bow ties, makes each tie from her home in Florida.  Forward her your fabric, and she will work her magic.  Laura is also creative enough to choose the perfect material once the Bride shares her vision.

The ties are about $36 a piece, and they make for a perfect keepsakes for the wedding party. 
Bonus:  The Groomsmen will love that they are able to wear the tie again and again!


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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Perfect Gift For Your Bridal Party

Say that you're the Bride who knows every detail of your wedding — from the décor to the dress to the menu, you have it all figured out. However, the one thing you just can not decide on is what to get your bridesmaids.

Not to worry, we've all been there, and I find that this is a common dilemma with many Brides.  Rest assured that you are not alone.  Brides often search high and low for that perfect gift that would make their bridesmaids happy.  One option in solving your problem is gifting your bridesmaids with an iPod Nano with Multi-Touch!  The gift of music will be an instant hit with your favorite girls!

The iPod Nano is reasonably priced and will suit any bride's budget.  It features a touch screen and comes in an array of colors — you can even choose a color that coordinates with your color scheme.  To add a special touch you can custom engrave the back with a special message, like your wedding date, a simple “Thank You” or even the bride and groom’s name.

Added Bonus:  The iPod Nano is Unisex, PERFECT for the Groomsmen as well!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Crazy Proposals

I've seen some pretty outrageous marriage proposals.  Modern day grooms are thinking outside the box.  I wanted to share a proposal, that although creative, I would have not wanted to be the Soon-To-Be Bride.

So, what did you think?  Do you have a story of an interesting, unexprected or extraordinary marriage proposal?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Inspiration by Pippa!

We were all amazed at the simple elegance of Pippa Middleton's famous Maid of Honor dress.  Certainly inspired by the beauty of the famous gown, Jim Hjelm Occasions presents a version which exudes a subtle glamour and sophistication.

Photo:  Celebuzz

Beautifully draped in flowy chiffon with soft Chantilly lace, these styles are both easy and comfortable to wear.  The contrasting sheer lace cap sleeves and back offer appropriate coverage without feeling constricted.  The Bridesmaids version is available in 30 chiffon colors, which can be created with 5 Chantilly lace colors.


The Man Registry

While most Brides are swooning over the moment of registering for their wedding gifts, most Grooms cringe at the idea.  In the defense of our Grooms, ladies, we must say that although they endure the dreaded registry adventure, there's really not much for them to be excited about.  If you think about it, what is actually on the registry that the men would truly enjoy?  Maybe the George Foreman Grill?  Well, I will say that someone has finally thought about the Grooms!  Brides and Grooms across the world are applauding The Man Registry!

What is The Man Registry? is an online resource for grooms and is the internet leader in grooms wedding tips and wedding advice for grooms.  The website features a specialized wedding gift registry featuring hundreds of wedding gifts tailored toward the groom!  ELECTRONICS, barbeque grills and accessories, bar supplies, tools and outdoors gear and items from favorite sports teams--in addition to the wedding registry, the website also offers a wealth of information, how-to articles and resources designed to help successfully guide the 2.4 million grooms who get married each year through every steop of the engagement, wedding and honeymoon planning processes.

Take a look at some of the items you can find!

RC Remote Control Cooler for all the tailgating parties!

Framed Locker Room Print of their favorite NFL Team.  Perfect for their man-cave!

Personalized iPad Case

This groom will be most envied if he owns this full-size poker table!

The Groom can also find gift ideas for their Groomsmen on!

What do you think about the idea of a Man Registry?  Leave your thoughts or comments.