Tuesday, June 30, 2009

DIY - Boarding Pass/Save the Date

I discovered Aylee Designs a few years ago on the knot. Aylee Designs provides monograms and DIY Projects and templates. Aylee's boarding pass/save the date is absolutely beautiful and will catch the attention of your guests. This DIY Project is perfect for a destination wedding.

Materials (per set)
2 80lb cover stock 8.5×11
1 open-end envelope 4.125×9
1 28lb or lighter cover/cardstock (for template1 pocket) or 60lb cover/cardstock (for template2 pocket)
cutter, ruler, scissors, perforator, scoring blade or bonefolder, computer, printer, round-corner puncher (optional)

RecommendedRotary Paper Trimmer (cutter), Fiskars Perforating Rotary Blade (perforating blade to be used with Fiskars rotary trimmer), Round Corner Punch-Small (round corner puncher), Herma Dotto (adhesive), Classic Crest Solar White 80lb (paper), Classic Crest Recycled Bright White 80lb (recycled paper), Fiskars Scoring Blade (scoring blade to be used with Fiskars rotary trimmer)

Three passes can be printed on one 8.5″x11″ 80lb coverstock. Each pass is approximately 3.25″ x 8″. The left part is about 0.70″ and the right part is about 2″.

Aylee's template file has four pages. First page is the introduction. The second page has only the outline of the whole pass. You can add any content you want. Third page has some contents that she had such as those you see in the picture below. Fourth page is for the back of the passes that contain the text “NOT A VALID TRAVEL VOUCHER.” This can be changed. For the template and further instructions, click here.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tribute - Michael Jackson RIP

The world was in shock when it was announced that the "King of Pop" had died. Michael Jackson singer and exceptional performer died yesterday, June 25, 2009 at the age of 50 from cardiac arrest. He was a musical genius and creative in every aspect of his life. His career spanned over four decades. He will be missed but his music will live on.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wedding Cakes - Pink Cake Box

I am a huge Food Network fan and one of my favorite shows is the Challenge, particularly the cake challenges. One evening I was watching the Blind Date Cake Challenge and Pink Cake Box was one of the bakeries participating in this challenge. Pink Cake Box specializes in wedding cakes, celebration cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Pink Cake Box is owned by Ann Heap and is located in New Jersey. If you live in New Jersey, you are very lucky so stop by or call Pink Cake Box for your next special occasion.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Paperie Wednesday - Lucky Paperie

Lucky Paperie is a custom invitation design studio owned by Melanie Carter. Lucky Paperie designs and prints letterpress and flat printed wedding and social invitations. I love that Melanie uses bright colors and classic designs on her invitations. These invitations will grab the attention of your guests.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Romona Keveza Spring 2010

New York based wedding dress designer Romona Keveza recently introducted her Spring 2010 collection. The spring line had two wedding gown collections, Couture and Legends. The Couture line was what Romona called classic with a twist. The Legends line is classic yet modern.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Gifts for Dad

Tomorrow is father's day, if you haven't picked up a gift for your father. Here are some great ideas.

Men's Travel Kit: Perfect for the dad that loves to travel. This travel collection includes shaving cream, face wash, shampoo, hand salve, lip balm and a small bag. Retail value $36.50. Available at Kiehl's.

For the Grillin' Dad: Williams Sonoma has this great Mesh Grill Top Fry Pan for $29.95. Williams-Sonoma also offers a Grill Top Chef's Panb, Roasting Pan, Grill Rack, Smoking Rack, Grill Basket, Grill Tray, Smoking Tray and other accessories.

For the Cigar Smoker: This beautiful cedar lined humidor from Redenvelope is a great gift.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SpaWeek Honeymoon Giveaway

SpaWeek.com has teamed up with WeddingChannel.com to giveaway the Ultimate Hawaiian Honeymoon. The honeymoon giveaway includes:
  • 6 nights Oceanview Accommodations on the Fairmont Gold Floor
  • Five Course Romantic Dinner with a private butler served on a private lanai (balcony) or on the beach underneath towering coconut trees
  • Professional Make-up Application courtesy of jane iredale - THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP®
  • 80 Min Oceanfront Couples Massage
  • Romantic Turndown (champagne, strawberries and petal scatter)
  • jane iredale - THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP® Cosmetic Gift Basket

Airfare is not include. To enter, click here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Paperie Wednesday - ABCD Designs Bespoke

ABCD Designs Bespoke is owned by Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo who is an artist and designer. Amy designs custom invitations, correspondence cards and thank you notes to fit each client's style and event. Amy has an interior design background so she is well versed in color palettes, fabrics and texture. For your next event I recommend using ABCD Designs Bespoke for all of your stationary needs, you will not be disappointed. To view more of Amy's designs, click here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Art of Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a style of visual art and adds a personal touch that reflects the style and tone of your event.

Laura Hooper of Laura Hooper’s Calligraphy brings style and elegance to each piece that she designs. Laura provides hand drawn maps, save the dates, letterpress invitations and reception items such as table numbers and menu cards.

Check out Laura’s website and all that she offers here. You can also check out her blog here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Top 25 Slow Jams of All Time

On Thursday, Essence published a list of the Top 25 Best Slow Jams of All Time. Many of these songs are played at weddings and other special occasions. This list would make a great CD favor that your guests will enjoy and play over and over.

1. Slow Jam by Midnight Star
2. Always and Forever by Heatwave
3. Me and Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul
4. Stairway to Heaven by O’Jays
5. For the Lover in You by Shalamar
6. Cruisin’ by Smokey Robinson
7. Ribbon in the Sky by Stevie Wonder
8. House Is Not a Home by Luther Vandross
9. Sweet Thang by Chaka Khan
10. Angel by Angela Winbush
11. Adore by Prince
12. You Give Good Love by Whitney Houston
13. Sweet Love by Anita Baker
14. Hello by Lionel Richie
15. If You Only Knew by Patti LaBelle
16. Make It Last Forever by Keith Sweat
17. Forever My Lady by Jodeci
18. Sweet Lady by Tyrese
19. You Put A Move On My Heart by Tamia
20. You by Jesse Powell
21. For You by Kenny Lattimore
22. Fortunate by Maxwell
23. Seven Days by Mary J. Blige
24. Ready for Love by India Arie
25. How Does It Feel by D’Angelo