Sunday, October 19, 2008

Say Hello to The Flower Girls ... It's not what you think!

Let's say hello to the flower girls! Don't they make you smile : )

Created by artist Elsa Mora; they are created by flowers and other pieces of nature... and they have names : ) Love, Love, Love this blog and it is definitely worth checking out!


Celina





Miriam

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Oh Shoot! The Disposable Camera

The disposable camera. Sounds like a great plan, doesn't it? Well, it's not that easy. I just went to a wedding where there was a camera on each table and an argument ensued where half the table knew what it was, and the other half swore someone left it there and it wasn't for the table's use. What to do. Your best bet. Make sure you put a poem or limmerck with the candle indicating it is for taking pictures. Many people write their own poems such as those that we put below that basically explain that it is fine to use the cameras. These poems can be written on placards which are placed on each reception table, or hung by a string from the camera itself. A wonderful place to get postcards that look professional is at GigglePrint.com or VistaPrint.com (see sample of the one I purchased on the left) . Both places make personalized business cards, postcards and other printed materials at very low cost. Catch them on a week of specials where you can get 50 postcards at 70% off, and you have made a great deal! Remember, the poems/instructions remind the user that for indoor use, flashes must be used, that you must let the flash fully power up before shooting, and that the flash only has an effective distance of between 3-10 feet or so. For outdoor use, guests should avoid pictures where half of the subjects are in shadows and the other half are in bright sunlight (exposure problems). You may want to also suggest that they take pictures of what the photographer usually misses instead of taking only pictures of the highlights such as the garter/bouquet toss.




Gold Satin Wedding Camera


The Poems:

Here's a camera have some fun,

Take some pictures, everyone!

Snap it here, snap it there,
Snap it, snap it everywhere!

"How to use" is on the box,
Be as clever as a fox.

Shoot it left, shoot it right,
Use the flash to make it bright.

When you're done with the roll,
You have met your mighty goal.

Hand it to the groom's Best Man,
Thanks a lot, from John and Jen.




Shoot it left, shoot it right,
Use the flash to make it bright.

When you're done with the roll,
You have met your mighty goal.

Hand it to the groom's Best Man,
Thanks a lot, from John and Jen.




Take some pictures, everyone!

Snap it here, snap it there,
Snap it, snap it everywhere!

"How to use" is on the box,
Be as clever as a fox.

Shoot it left, shoot it right,
Use the flash to make it bright.

When you're done with the roll,
You have met your mighty goal.

Hand it to the groom's Best Man,
Thanks a lot, from John and Jen.




Here is a camera
Please use it a lot,
To take pictures of
What the photographer will not.

The flash is required
Because it is night.
If you don't use it,
The snaps won't come out right.

Hold the front switch over
'Til the little light flutters.
You're all ready now,
So please press the shutter.

The perfect distance
Is four to ten feet.
Any nearer or farther
Will be your defeat.

At the end of the evening
With all film exposed,
Return to the best man,
Who'll develop the photos.




I'm your camera - so have some fun,
You'll make this album a special one!
Snap away as best you're able,
Then leave me off at the gift table!



Please lend a hand on this special day
To capture our wedding your own unique way
This isn't a very tedious task
Just a few snapshots, that's all we ask
The wonderful smiles, the joyous tears
Pictures to remember throughout the years
It'll be so special to see through your eyes
A simple pose, an elaborate surprise
So we can see pictures and remember when...
And relive this day again and again.


Take this camera and have some fun
Get some pictures of everyone!
Maybe you'll see something
We didn't see
That we can keep as a memory!


Take a posed or candid snapshot
and when all the film is through,
leave the camera by the door
so they'll have these memories of you.




You're the photographer so take your best shot,
and get the pictures the photographer will not!



I'm your camera - so have some fun,
You'll make this album a special one!
Snap away as best you're able,
Then leave me off at the gift table!



A camera placed upon each table,
So every guest will be able,
To take pictures so we can see,

All our friends and family.
Now pick it up and snap away,
To celebrate this special day.

And when you’re through, all photos shot.
Just leave it here, and THANKS A LOT!



To: Guests at Tables __________ and __________

With this camera you can have some fun.

And we’ll have pictures of everyone!!
Pass the camera around, and let everyone snap.

Get those having fun or taking a nap!!!!
(We hope not, but it rhymes.)

Tables __________ and __________ this camera will share.




Disposable cameras can be found at your local party store, drugstore and even Walmart. Or, you can purchase the decorative ones online. Below are a few of our favorite patterns. Once you have your cameras, place one these high-quality cameras at each table and let your guests capture those candid, might-have-been-missed wedding memories. A crystal clear shell accentuates the full color design which can be personalized with your names and wedding date. Each single-use camera arrives preloaded with 27 exposures of quality 400 ISO color film and a built-in flash.


Sand and Surf Wedding Camera
Platinum Rings Wedding Camera Rose Bouquet Wedding Camera


Spring Fling Wedding Camera
Black Lace Wedding Camera Yellow Rose Wedding Camera



Glam Cam


Your guests will go ga-ga over these sparkling rhinestone disposable table
cameras. Use as favors or assign them to tables or friends. Think black tie, glam themes, James Bond, showers, rehearsals, bat mitzvahs, Quinceanaras and sweet sixteen too. Each point and shoot camera has flash, 27 exposure and Agfa 400 speed color film which is good for all light conditions. Any photo processor can develop the film after your event. Each camera measures 4 1/2" x 2 1/4" and 1" thick and arrives individually wrapped with a 4 1/2" table tent instruction card Ground shipping is recommended for this product to protect against x-ray damage. Professional photographers often store film in the freezer to ensure maximum freshness. Make sure to bring to room temperature before using. And plan to use your cameras within 18 months of your shipping date.

Pearlized Table Camera


Yes, even the table cameras can match your color theme and these pearlized disposable table cameras are a perfect choice. Photos make your wedding memories last a lifetime. Use as favors or assign them to tables or friends. Each point and shoot camera has flash, 27 exposure and Agfa 400 speed color film which is good for all light conditions. Any photo processor can develop the film after your event. Each camera measures 4 1/2" x 2 1/4" and 1 1/8" thick and arrives individually wrapped with a 4 1/2" table tent instruction card. Ground shipping is recommended for this product to protect against x-ray damage. Professional
photographers often store film in the freezer to ensure maximum freshness. Make sure to bring to room temperature before using. And plan to use your cameras within 18 months of your shipping date.




There is always an alternative .... An alternative to buying disposable cameras is to provide a basket of film for your guests. The following poem will help explain this to your guests:

To those who brought cameras, there's a special request
Take plenty of pictures of the worst and the best

There's one more favor to add, before we forget
When you get them developed make a second set
See we're counting on your kind-hearted affection
To add to our expanding wedding collection!

And if you run low on film and wish you had more,
That's what these rolls of film in the basket are for.

The above idea was found on Weddings Galore

Friday, October 17, 2008

Centerpieces That Can Be Used After the Wedding

Anyone who reads my posts knows that I am really in to using things that are reusable and not a total waste of money. This photo vase to the right for example. A great centerpiece for the table or cake and you can leave the bridal pictures in it or switch it out and put it in your china closet.


"Cupid’s Cube" Square Photo Vase

Love all around! Display your love from all four angles of this personalized wedding centerpiece. So versatile, the picture frame vase can be given as a
personalized wedding gift, used as a unique cake topper filled with flowers and would also be a lovely addition to your home or office after the wedding. Features and facts:


  • Measures 4 ¼" x 4 1/8" x 4 ¼"
  • Holds four 4" x 4" photos
  • Made of clear glass


  • And, "The Monet" Glass Centerpiece Vase
    is just plain pretty.
    Artistic and stylish, this glass pedestal vase holds your floral centerpiece or candles elegantly above the table. Accent your event d├ęcor with varying heights to create a feast for the eyes as your guests enter the room. Flowers not included. Facts and features:

  • Elevated glass centerpiece
  • Available in three sizes
  • Measures: Small 3 ½" x 15", Medium 4" x 17" and Large 5" x 19"
  • Tuesday, October 14, 2008

    Not Too Early to Plan Your Winter Wedding . . . How About Snowflakes in Your Decor?

    I'm going to go out on a limb here . . . pun intended. It's not too late to think about a winter or holiday wedding and what screams winter any more than snowflakes? The vendors have some wonderful snowflake themed cake toppers, favors and decor that can be paired beautifully with a blue and white theme, perhaps silver and blue or even the traditional red, green and gold.
    Here are a few of our picks!


    Snow Flurry Flocked Glass Ornament Place Card/Photo Holder (Set of 6)

    A beautiful scene befitting a winter wedding, our Snow Flurry Flocked Glass Ornament doubles as a place card holder! Seating arrangements have never looked so cozy! This wedding favor ornament cleverly holds a placecard while adorning your tables with a sweet flurry of frost. Your guests will enjoy trimming their trees with this ornament wedding favor, fondly remembering your snowy nuptials for years to come. This unique wedding favor consists of a clear glass globe ornament filled with “drifting” snow. The outside of the ornament is embellished with white flocked snowflakes. Sold in a set of 6, these snow globe ornaments include matching place cards, which are displayed on top of the ornament, as shown. We love the idea of scattering your tables with glimmering table jewels or white confetti which will complete your winter-themed tablescape that also completes your event magnificently!


    Embossed Elegance Snowflake Favor Box (Set of 24)

    Whether you’re planning an enchanting winter wedding or a snowy engagement soiree, our Embossed Elegance Snowflake Favor Boxes give your guests a fond farewell, leaving them with your warm wishes on a cold evening! Truly sophisticated wedding favor packaging, these gorgeous boxes are embossed with snowflake designs, cleverly concealing delectable chocolates or other tempting treats inside. Your wedding favors will be most memorable when they’re properly presented in these enticing snowflake boxes.


    Winter White Snowflake Cake Topper

    A nice change from a traditional figurine, this topper is made of glazed porcelain with reflective crystal embellishments for a very fresh, modern look. Consider having your baker cover the base with mounds of fluffy icing or decorate with colorful blooms for a beautiful contrast to the white. This topper measures 4.75" tall.


    Snowflake Hairpin Set


    Snowflake Hairpin Set.

    Lots of shimmer puts tons of sparkle in your 'do. Delicate Swarovski crystals come in your choice of Clear or Clear Aurora Borealis which picks up a subtle rainbow of colors when the light catches it just right. Each pin measures 3.75" long and is available in silver or gold. The crystal
    decoration measures approximately 1.5". Shown with clear crystals on silver hairpin. Set includes six hairpins.

    Tulle: The Equivalent of Duct Tape for the Wedding Planner!

    Have you ever seen those page-a-day calendars that have uses for duct tape for every day of the year? Well I think there needs to be one for tulle, that wonderful bit of netting that comes in circles, on bolts, or in convenient little spools. Tulle is a wonderful tool (no pun intended) for those planning a wedding. It’s a versatile, inexpensive product that’s widely available in a range of colors at craft retailers, fabric shops, and party supply stores. Here are some creative uses for tulle.

    Tulle (the kind on a spool) is a great alternative to curling ribbon. Use it in place of ribbon when wrapping wedding favors or bridal gifts. Try twisting more than one color together for a different effect. — Tulle makes great bows to decorate the seating at the ceremony. Tie a big, floppy bow at the end of each aisle and let it drape almost to the floor (but not so low that people will trip on it). — Use tulle in place of streamers at bridal showers. Choose cream or white-colored tulle and mix it with tulle in the colors of the bridal party for a personalized look. — For a simple wedding bouquet, choose several simple flowers and tie the stems together with cream-colored (or white) tulle.

    Incorporate tulle into ideas for wedding favors. How about plain wineglasses with tiny tulle bows tied along the stem? Or line the goblet of a wine glass with a circle of colored tulle (available in craft stores), and fill it with candies wrapped in silver foil such as chocolate kisses or hard candies. — Use tulle bows as accents for reception table centerpieces. These are just a few ideas, but with a little creativity, there are hundreds of uses for tulle. With its variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, tulle is a great for a source of inspiration whether you’re planning a bridal shower or decorating for a wedding.

    Need more inspiration? Here are more resourceful uses for Tulle:


    Tulle is a very versatile material for weddings, showers and other special occasions. It can be used for headpieces, decorations, wrapping, accessories and much, much more. Here are just a few other things you can do with tulle on your special day.

    • Bridal veils
    • Blusher for veils or hats
    • Pew bows
    • Decorate ring bearer pillow
    • Accent floral arrangements
    • Swags to close off the ends of pews
    • Add to the under side of brides dress to create fuller skirt
    • A princess dress for bride
    • Filler for flower girl basket
    • Decoration for outside of flower girl basket
    • Flower girl dresses
    • Tutu/ ballet type skirts for bridesmaids
    • Shawls
    • Decorate ring bearer pillow
    • Base or filler for boutonniere
    • Base of filler for corsage
    • Accent/filler on bouquet
    • Wrap bouquet handles
    • Accent floral arrangements
    • Tie around flower vase
    • Wrap hair accessories, barrettes
    • Wrap around a headband
    • Accent kissing balls in between flowers
    • Swags to close off the ends of pews
    • Around banisters outside brides home
    • Around banisters at reception hall
    • Around poles or pillars at reception hall
    • Use white lights to decorate polls in reception hall, cover with tulle
    • Decorate the princess chair for bridal shower
    • Decorate bride and groom chair at reception
    • Decorate wishing well at shower
    • Weave through birdcage to hold cards at reception
    • Wrap it around trellis at garden wedding
    • Decorate gazebo
    • Canopy over bride and grooms bed
    • Table cloths
    • Table runners
    • Wrap around napkin rings
    • Tie around cloth napkins
    • Tulle swags in doorways
    • Tulle swags around edges of gift tables and sweetheart table
    • Draperies
    • Curtains
    • Curtain tie backs
    • Covering over invitations
    • Use ribbon to tie over picture in thank you card
    • Bows in invitations and stationary
    • Layers in between program pages
    • Bow around scroll type program
    • Ties for balloons
    • Bunched around bottom of wedding cake
    • Around bottom of cake plate
    • Mini tulle topiaries
    • In between flowers in topiary center piece
    • Bridal gown ornaments for Christmas wedding decorations or favors
    • Inside clear ball ornaments for Christmas wedding favors
    • Use in place of garland on Christmas tree
    • Tulle wreaths
    • Tulle bows on Christmas tree
    • Tulle circles around bubbles w/ bubble tie
    • Mini bags for bird seed or wedding rice
    • Tie around paper cones to hold rose petals
    • Bows on presents
    • Wrap gift baskets
    • Filler in gift bags in place of tissue paper
    • Drape tulle over topiary
    • Tie several packages together to create a cake effect
    • Decorative pillows for bridal suite bed
    • Wrap around cameras on table for guest to take pictures of wedding
    • Wrap outside of wedding scrapbook
    • Wrap the outside of scrapbook for the bride of the shower
    • Accent on scrapbook pages
    • Shoelaces for sneakers (bride to change in during reception)
    • Wrap thongs on flip flops for brides pedicure or honeymoon
    • Wrap various wedding favors
    • Embellish novelty clothing
    • Lining of box to house wedding album
    • Create gloves for bride or flower girls
    • Decorate park benches for outdoor ceremony
    • Lining for basket of product in powder room (hosiery, hairspray, Bobby pins, mints, etc.)
      Use in creating a garter
    • Add pearls or rhinestones for a choker necklace
    • Decorate the bride and grooms car
    • Chair covers for the reception hall
    • Chair ties
    • Wrap a metal pail in layers of tulle to create a new look for flower basket
    • Put together a package of must have items for the bride that she might forget such as hosiery, lip-gloss, mints tied together with blue tulle.
    • Decorate evening bags for bridal party
    • Create a purse for holding gift cards
    • Decorate guest book for wedding
    • Decorate arch
    • Tie at the bottle of glass with a charm
    • Wrap Jordan almonds, tie with a ribbon for a favor
    • Pet costumes / attire for wedding
    • Wrap around bassinet cake for baby shower
    • Wrap bassinet to use as present table for baby shower
    • Create umbrella favors for baby shower
    • Use to hold balloons to ceiling, release when Mom to be walks in for baby shower
    • Wrap around mini photo frame for baby favors at the shower
    • Wrap around diapers to create a Diaper Cake for baby shower

      This article has been submitted in affiliation with Prye.Com which is a site for Wedding Invitations. Article Source (Lisa Koosis) Visit Tulle.net

    Thursday, October 9, 2008

    The Fairytale Wedding Involves More Than Just Wearing a Tiara

    Whether you are Daddy's little Princess or the Groom's, you don't have to be Cinderella to enjoy the Princess theme at your wedding. The vendors have come up with some very stylish, pretty and unique items that you will love. Here are a few of the really cool items that top this theme out . . .


    Keepsake ornament for the couples first wedding . . .



    Fairytale Guestbook and Pen



    Fairytale Candle Stand


    Princess Cut Bridal Jewelry Set







    On your wedding day you want to look like a princess so only our princess cut CZ wedding day jewelry will do. With a simple and stunning single stone necklace and matching princess cut diamond like ... more info.







    This extra long necklace is perfect for doubling over. Elegantly lined in glittering CZ diamonds, this necklace is the perfect complimentary touch to any gown. Necklace features beautiful princess ... more info.







    Our Princess Knife & Server Set is an elegant and memorable part of your wedding day. The cutting of the wedding cake is a special moment that you will remember each time you use this beautiful ... more info.







    Dazzling! Commemorate one of the most exciting parts of your wedding planning - the day you first saw your gown. Like a miniature princess dress in a tiny dress boutique, this handcrafted gown candle ... more info.

    Monday, October 6, 2008

    The White Wedding Dress Has A Competitor ... The Red Hot Wedding Dress



    More and more brides are choosing red for their wedding dresses simply because of the elegance and class the color exudes as they walk down the aisle. Red is no longer a taboo for the wedding industry and people are accepting it with open arms. Many weddings from countries like China, Africa, Japan and some European countries have been following a red-themed wedding, as part of their beliefs that red is the color of happiness and luck for new beginnings.

    If you're still planning for your wedding day and you've decided on going red, RedHotBrides.com can help you throughout the process as the site aims to provide brides a one-stop resource for everything red to be used in their weddings, from shoes to dresses, cosmetics to accessories; you won't need to hunt these items down through hundreds of online shops no more. If you're going for a traditional feel, but want colors fused into your wedding gown, retro dresses, such as those featured at Laptop Bride can give your gown a unique edge. Retro wedding dresses can be purchase at the online store Get Go Retro.com

    Red wedding dresses from top-notch brands like Maggie Sottero, More Lee and Forever Yours have turned traditional brides to wear red gowns on their special day. With more and more designers giving plenty of colorful gown options for brides-to-be without taking away the gown's
    timeless beauty, it's no wonder red wedding dresses have taken America by storm.

    Article by -Karen Vander