Friday, August 28, 2009

Freestyle Friday – Shoe Fetish

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Totally Chocolate


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Are you looking for something unique for your wedding?  Do you love chocolate?  Totally Chocolate has created a menu and favor all in one.  The menu bars are made of milk or dark chocolate and come in four sizes (4x6, 1/2 lb bar, 1lb bar and a 2lb bar).

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bedazzle My Bonbon


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One bonbon as a cute favor

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6 piece bonbon favor box

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Bedazzle My Bonbons has combined chocolate and glitter to make a fantastic favor.  The glitter is made of  sanding sugar and cake colorings.   The bonbons are made from a custom blend of Swiss and Belgium chocolate and hand dipped in edible dust of glitter and cocoa powder.  The outer shell looks like a foil wrapper but its actually edible.  The bonbons are packaged in boxes with hand applied Swarovski Crystals around the corners and come in 124 colors which include absolutely amethyst, flirtatious fuchsia, sensational sapphire, awesome aqua, outrageous orange, precious pink, radiant red,  magnificent magenta, mesmerizing merigold, bewitching black and radiant red harlequin.

If you have children at your event or giving a children’s party give away the Dazzle Pops.  Dazzle Pops are hard candy lollipops that sparkle.  The pops come in tutti frutti flavor.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wedding Scammers


Wedding Planners receive numerous emails from individuals scamming for wedding planner services.  The emails general start the same way and they are always from Nigeria or the United Kingdom.  Yesterday, Terrica Skaggs of Fabu-luxe wrote the most amazing post in response to these scammers titled “An Open Service Proposal for Scammers.”  If you are a wedding planner,  please read Terrica’s post. 

Thank you Terrica for the great post on behalf of all wedding planners. 

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Hour Friday

Texas Twister


2-1/2 to 3 oz. high-quality tequila
1-1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
1-1/2 to 2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/4 pint frozen limeade
Splash of Corona (or your favorite Mexican beer)
Splash of your favorite red wine such as Zinfandel
2 cups crushed ice


Blend all ingredients with ice in blender until smooth. Pour into a chilled margarita glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Yield: Two drinks

Source: Fine Living

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fab Find – Crystal Piggy Bank

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This beautiful Crystal Piggy Bank can be found at Z GallerieCrystal Piggy Bank measures 3”x3.25”x2” and retails for $29.95.  The bank would be a perfect gift for a flower girl or any special little girl in your life.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jennifer Hudson Welcomes Baby Boy!!!!

It’s official! Oscar winner and “American Idol” star Jennifer Hudson gave birth to a baby boy late yesterday. His name is David Daniel Otunga, Jr., named for his father and Hudson’s fiance.
Jennifer and David Sr. decided not to find out the sex of the baby until he was born. Their son weighed in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

Congratulations Jennifer and David Sr. on your bundle of joy.

Amy Atlas Dessert Table

I am a huge fan of Amy Atlas so I am always checking her website and blog to see her latest creation.  Yesterday, I found Amy’s “Poolside Dessert Table in the Hamptons.”  

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Amy designed the dessert table for a birthday party for her client’s son, Scott and sister, Ellen.  The color scheme was green apple and taupe.  According to Amy “the apple green and taupe color scheme was inspired by the linens and placemats that the client was using for her dinner table. For all of Scott's details on the dessert table, the main color was taupe. For all of Ellen's details, the main color was apple green.”

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This color scheme could also be used for a wedding.  Check out Amy’s website and blog for more of her dessert table designs.

Monday, August 10, 2009



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Strapteaze has designed the latest bra accessory, Straptinis.  Straptinis are designer bra straps that can be worn with casual shirts, strapless dresses or asymmetrical necklines.   Straptinis are glass and metal beads strung on an elastic line that attach to strapless or convertible  bras.  For special occasions try the “on the Rocks” line which is decorated with Swarovski Crystal accents. 

Friday, August 7, 2009

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary

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This post is dedicated to my friend Shontay, who is a hello kitty fanatic.  

Hello Kitty has entered their 35th anniversary. To celebrate, CASIO launched an exclusive CASIO Z2 X Hello Kitty dreamy pink limited edition design, not only on the camera shell but in the overall appearance. Pink with Swarovski diamond dotted outer lens and body decorations and impeccable design is perfect for all girls! Great photos can last for generations, and the EX-Z2 can help you capture them. A 12.1 effective Megapixel camera with 3X optical zoom, and two color options, the EX-Z2 combines advanced technology with advanced style. Its sleek and compact design means you can get be ready to shoot great moments any time.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Invitation Giveaway by TGK




The Green Kangaroo (“TGK”) is giving one winner 100 Frugal Floral Decor Wedding Invitations (or $295 credit towards a different purchase).  To qualify, all you need to do is register for an account.  The winner will be notified on September 1, 2009.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Paperie Wednesday - Wedding Paper Divas

Wedding Paper Divas was started by three friends who have a love for high quality stationery. Wedding Paper Divas is located in the Silicon Valley and offers wedding invitations, save the date, bridal shower invitations, party invitations, thank you cards, menus, programs, place cards, stationery and favors.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wedding Guests Gripes

Yesterday on twitter, Andria Lewis of Andria Lewis Events shared an article posted on MSN titled “Wedding Guests’ Secret Gripes.”  The article outlined several things that take place at weddings that can turn  wedding guests off.  I’ve posted the article below.  The fifth and last gripe are the ones that most people especially wedding planners hear about.  While you are planning your wedding, please think about your guests and these complaints.

You've been to a few weddings yourself, so you know there are just some things that can rub you the wrong way. Here are a few helpful reminders about what guests can't stand.

You may think your wedding is all about you and your groom (or maybe just you) but, hello, you're hosting a party! If your guests are miserable, your wedding will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. So we talked to dozens of frequent wedding guests — from always-a-bridesmaids to recent brides to guys in their 20s and 30s — to find out what they hated about the events they've attended. We've kept the guests' names secret just in case they're coming to your wedding!

Your Timing Stinks
Huge time gaps between the ceremony and the reception — the ones where the ceremony starts at noon, but the party isn't until 7 p.m. — are annoying because you're often leaving us in the middle of nowhere with absolutely nothing to do. We don't want to kill time at a restaurant because we're hoping you'll feed us well at your reception. And there's only so much lingering we can do at a coffee shop or a bookstore ... in our dressy clothes! We'd much rather head straight to the party after the "I dos."

You Picked a Bad Day
We've had weddings on every holiday, from Mother's Day to Super Bowl Sunday (yes, that counts as a holiday). You must realize that we'd rather be with our moms or watching the game instead of going to your wedding on those days. And please don't ruin our holiday weekends. We get it; you can save a bundle if you get hitched on the Sunday before Memorial Day, but maybe we'd like to take our vacations then. If nothing else, please don't get married on some random Tuesday night. That means we have to take off two days from work just to go! Let us use our vacation days for vacations.

You're Boring Us
The ceremony may be the most important part of the day to you, but the reception is what we're really looking forward to. When it takes forever to get dinner served, each speech is 25 minutes long, and you play a string of songs that are all inside jokes with the same group of friends, there isn't much time for getting our groove on. Uh, and if the band's so bad that no one's dancing — including you and your groom — we just think, Why are we even here? Showing us a really good time is the least that you can do to thank us for giving up our free day, traveling, and getting you an expensive gift.

The Food Isn't Great
Why would you bother spending thousands on your flowers if your food is going to taste terrible? We want a delicious meal way more than we want pretty centerpieces. You don't know this, but we actually think of that $200 gift as a contribution to a great meal. If it's not as good as something we'd have at a restaurant, we're going to be disappointed. Even if the food is tasty, don't make us go hungry. We don't need an eight-course meal, but we don't want to have to push through other guests just to get to the tiny hors d'oeuvres you're calling dinner.

You Make Us Pay?!
Treat your guests like guests; don't make us bring our wallets whenever we want a drink! When you have more than 300 guests and a cash bar, we wish that you would've just cut the list and paid for our drinks instead. How exactly are we supposed to feel when we paid for flights, a rental car, a hotel room, and a gift, and then you make us pay at the bar? So not cool.

You Sat Us Here
We want to have fun at your wedding, believe us, but it's pretty tricky when you seat us right in front of giant speakers. We won't be able to talk to anyone at our tables or enjoy our dinner if you're blowing out our eardrums. Before you book your venue, make sure there's enough space for tables without having to make us sit in the DJ's lap. And don't make us suffer in the heat. If you're having a summer wedding, do it somewhere with air conditioning!

Also, if you want to be outdoors, don't make us rough it: Walking around in the mud, swatting bugs, or using porta-potties is even less fun in formal attire. And please give us plenty of places to sit. Cocktail hours are great, but it's pretty tough to balance our plates, drinks, and purses while standing — in heels no less!

You Don't Invite a Plus-One
Nothing reminds us of our dating status like a wedding. No need to rub it in our faces with even more reminders. The garter and bouquet tosses are like saying, "Hey, look at them. They're single!" Could you blame us if we hide in the bathroom as soon as the DJ announces it? And, come on, even if they did honestly predict we'd be the next to marry, do we really want some cheesy guy slipping garters up our legs? Of course, we'd prefer to be invited with a date, but we get why you may not be able to give us that, especially if we'll know lots of other people there. But if everyone we know is making out with their significant other all night, we're going to be pissed that you couldn't include one extra person to make us feel a little more comfortable.

You Put Us to Work
We know we'll have to help out with some tasks when we agree to be in the bridal party, but it's insulting when you consider a task like manning the guest book table an honor. We'd rather just be a regular guest at the wedding than have some silly duty like that. At the very least, give us a heads up if you'll need our help. Don't spring flower girl babysitting duties on us minutes before the reception.

You Don't Say Thank You
It's frustrating when we fly all the way to your wedding and you don't take the time to thank us for making the trip. Even if we haven't come a long way, make an effort to thank us for coming anyway. We know it's hard to talk to every guest at the wedding, but that's why, at the very least, we better get a thank-you card from you when you get back from your honeymoon!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mark Wahlberg Gets Married

On Saturday, August 1, 2009 Mark Walhberg married Rhea Durham at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. The couple decided to have an intimate ceremony with their three children and 12 close friends. Mark wore a dark suit and Rhea wore a white strapless Marchesa dress with silver embroideryand a Neil Lane diamond and platinum cushioncut ring complemented by a diamond bracelet and earrings .
Photos Source: People, Radar Online