Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's a Wrap! Cool Cupcake Wrappers for an Eye Popping Display!

We were asked to review a really cool product.  Perfect for the bridal shower, tea or weven wedding.  A new and excellent quality addition for cupcakes.  Roundabouts® Cupcake Sleeves . They're wraps for cupcakes that transform standard cupcakes into virtually anything.  From celebrating an anniversary to toasting a new engagement, they have a great sleeve to dress up your little cakes. They’re perfect for any occasion that deserves to be topped with love.

Bake your cupcake (or you can buy them) and using toppings  found at a grocery or local party supply store, these  self-adhesive cupcake wrappers instantly transform cupcakes into a champagne bucket or even a rhinestone work of art.  They also have sleeves for birthday parties, cinco de mayo and other holidays. The wraps are resistant to grease and oily substances, are earth friendly, and wipe clean if things get a bit messy in the kitchen!

With over 70+ Designs/Themes to choose from. You can also get them  personalized.  It's a great product and they really are darn cute. 

If you prefer the standard cupcake liners, wrappers or baking cups ... there are a ton of new styles to choose from.  We have a gallery below of the many styles.  From butterflies, to hearts, ivy and roses ... the sky is the limit!  Remember, presentation is everything.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Step by Step Hair Help for the Rockabilly Bride

Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step by Step Techniques by Lauren Rennells is now available in it's 2nd edition. And this time it is bigger and better! 200 pages with 15 brand new hairstyles.

Order it now at the special price of $33.95. That is $3 off the cover price! Pay by credit card securely through PayPal by clicking the button below.

Vintage Hairstyling is now in its second edition and gives details on a range of styles from the Twenties to the Sixties.

There are certain classic styles that withstand the test of time. The look of a beautiful hairstyle from 60 or 70 years ago is just as eye catching today as it was then, maybe even more so today. They remind us of a time of elegance and femininity. This book shows how to create so many of those hairstyles. This 2nd Edition takes hairstyles from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s and breaks them down into simple, easy-to-follow instructions. It uses over 750 brand new photographs and illustrations and detailed directions in a 200-page full-color book.

(Sample Page)

The book begins with the basic elements and works its way back to advanced techniques. Chapter one describes the tools and products used throughout. Chapter two offers detailed instructions on creating different curls, including the pin curl, the basis for many vintage hairstyles. Chapter three breaks down the proper way to comb the curls for the effect including creating finger waves, Marcel waves, victory rolls, pompadours, and waves from pin curls. The fourth chapter of the book provides step-by-step start-to-finish detailed instructions for 33 different hairstyles created with different hair lengths and textures. The final 2 chapters provide ideas for hair accessories, makeup and nails to finish the look.

Available at Get Go Retro!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Bridal Tea Takes a New Twist ... Bridal Bath Tea ...

Pretty steamy .... but cool. What about a true Bridal Tea? Turn your bath tub into a therapeutic spa if you are the bride and want a treat. Your bath can be relaxing, romantic, tighten skin, or help pep you up. Or get them as gifts for the various people involved in your wedding.  These teas by Fortune Cookie Soap are sealed in a 4″×5″ tea bag so you won’t have to pick up all the herbs after you use it.

These make a great favor for the shower, for the bridesmaids, (the bride) and even to put in little baskets for out of town guests as a welcome gift.

They have everything from the "Pamper Me" tea (Soak Your Day Away with a Large “Calming” Chamomile and Green Tea); to the Romance Me tea set (to name a few).

Pair it with some soap (fortune cookie style) of course... my favorite being the Chocolate Dippled Strawberry blend .. and you have a fab and unique item to share.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Something New ... Rice Krispie Chocolate Dipped Favor

In your bridal colors.... Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Favor    $4.90 each

Brighten up your wedding reception, bridal shower or birthday celebration with our stunning Rice Krispie "Flower Pop" Wedding Favors. Available in 4 different colors of delicious chocolate coating, each sweet rice krispie treat is fresh baked then dipped in yummy chocolate coating and hand decorated to your specifications. These looks absolutely stunning when arranged (think an edible bouquet or centerpiece) on a table or even when they're distributed individually to your drooling guests. Either way, these desserts come wrapped in a clear cellophane bag and each is finished with a ribbon in the color of your choice.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Casting Engaged Couples- Oxygen’s Tori & Dean Wedding Planning Show

Casting Call Information

City: S. California

State: CA

Are you engaged, planning your wedding, and stressed? Do you want to have a unique wedding that represents your love and who you are as a couple, but just don’t have the means or vision to make it happen? If so, get ready for the opportunity of a lifetime. You are going down the aisle celebrity style!!

Introducing Oxygen’s new… TORI & DEAN’S WEDDING PLANNER SHOW!

Celebrities Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott will help you plan your dream wedding that tells YOUR story. They will use their expertise, exquisite style, and vast network of impeccable connections to deliver the wedding of a lifetime!

Tori & Dean will help with the planning and be your confidant through your emotional hurdles. This is the biggest day of your life & the most stressful. Let Tori & Dean step in!


•Young, fun engaged couples that want more than just a traditional wedding.

•Your big day needs to be themed or have a unique twist, something out of the ordinary that represents who you are.

•Are you planning a Vegas wedding, Bollywood wedding, Rockabilly wedding, Jewish wedding, big BBQ cookout wedding, or you dream of riding in on a horse? Whatever your wildest dreams are, tell us!

Casting is moving fast (only 2 weeks).

Must be ready to get married Sept-Nov, 2010.

Must live in Southern California.

Must REALLY be engaged.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Who Pays for What During the Wedding Celebrations

I Now Pronounce You Paid In Full: Who Pays for What During the Wedding Celebrations

There’s no two ways about it: weddings are expensive. Paying for every detail is enough to drain any family’s financial coffers and – even worse – leave them wrestling with debt. Especially for new couples paying their own way during the wedding, the expenses quickly add up.

The following is a traditional guide to dividing expenses equally and fairly among the four major participants in planning the four main parts of the wedding celebration: rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and honeymoon. These are guidelines more than rules, and are intended to show tradition more than carved-in-stone etiquette.

The Bride’s Family

There’s a popular misconception among the unmarried of the world that the bride’s family foots the entire bill. That’s not entirely true, though unfortunately it may feel that way for the father of the bride!

Traditionally, the bride’s family finances the reception dinner with all its facets: the food, drink, venue, service staff (including tips), flower arrangements, wedding favors, and any other miscellany. The bride’s family also pays for many of the necessities leading up to the ceremony: these usually include the bridal gown, the wedding invitations and save-the-date reminders, as well as the engagement and wedding photographs.

Finally, the wedding ceremony costs, the photographer and videographer fees, the cost of the ring bearer and flower girl accessories, the transportation costs and bridesmaids bouquets are all picked up by the
bride’s family. Honestly… if you’re the parent of a young girl, start saving right now.

The Bride

Compared to her family, the bride gets off relatively easy. Brides traditionally pay for the groom’s wedding band, gifts for her bridesmaids, the bridesmaids’ luncheon, her blood test fees, and the wedding day lingerie. In the strictest traditional sense, the bride should also pay for her out-of-town bridesmaids accommodations.

The Groom

Okay, guys. Time to pony up. Following the engagement ring (that two-month’s salary guideline is passé, by the way) you’ve still got a few things left to buy. You’ll pay for the honeymoon, the marriage license, and gifts for your groomsmen. The gentleman groom, however, also pays for the bridal bouquet and corsages for your mother and your new mother-in-law.

You’ll also pick up the boutonnieres, ties, and accessories for the groomsmen, and finally the bride’s wedding ring. Gifts for the ushers and for your parents go the extra distance to showing your class. You should also pay the honorarium for the judge, justice of the peace, or clergyman who officiates the ceremony, too.

The Groom’s Family

Besides their own attire, the groom’s family is responsible for the rehearsal dinner and all its details.

The Maid of Honor

Bachelorette parties and wedding showers are the responsibility of the maid of honor. This includes all the details, top to bottom.

The Best Man

The best man is master of ceremonies and godfather of the bachelor party, from the planning to the execution to pouring all the guests into cabs at the end of the night. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

The Groomsmen and Bridesmaids

Most of the attire – for example, the tuxedo rental and costs of the gown – are the responsibility of the individual wedding party member. They also give a gift to the newlyweds. Groomsmen arriving from out-of-town are also expected to pay for their accommodations.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bouquet Holders (Clamps) -- Great for an outdoor wedding!

Excellent tool for those outdoor weddings with a breeze : )  Of course, you can use these inside too ... But what a great idea!

Create a stunning setting at your reception head table with easy-to-use bouquet displays. Your bouquet will be beautifully displayed, as well as protected from spills. A hook on the bottom allows you to elegantly drape and gather your table skirts for truly breathtaking results. Each set includes one white clamp and two attachments to accommodate most bouquets.

Looks great around the cake!

Bouquet Display Clamps  Create a stunning setting at your reception head table with easy-to-use bouquet displays. Your bouquet will be beautifully displayed, as well as protected from spills. A hook on the bottom allows you to elegantly drape and gather your table skirts for truly breathtaking results. Each set includes one white clamp and two attachments to accommodate most bouquets.