This lovely couple took their wedding invitation from New and Blue into their baker and had their wedding cake designed to match! So darling- had to share!
Well I have to say this is a first! Daniel Blumen, a soon to be 13 year old, came up with a creative save the date for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah. Instead of mailing out cards or magnets, the family decided to do something a little more creative. They created a save the date video remake of the always popular “Welcome to Atlanta” by Ludacris and Jermaine Dupri.
Rapping his way throughout the city Daniel shows your some of the top monuments in Altlanta. But that's not all, he also has plenty of big star cameos. The list of stars includes Mayor Kasim Reed, Shaq, Barkley, Frank Ski, and even Ne-Yo. Pretty nice line up for a 13 year old.
It's a must watch.
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming at times with so much to think about, plan and book. Not to mention, all the changes that take place after the wedding too! For many couples after a wedding there are lots of new things: name, address, email... Make life a little easier with Moo MiniCards. They are half the size of business cards but the perfect size for all your information. Upload your own images (an engagement picture?) or designs with your new personal information. For 100 mini cards they are only $19.99. Once you receive them you can include the mini cards in your wedding thank you cards. A great price that will save you from having to hand write all your new information.
Shoes are just as important as the wedding gown and veil. These days there are so many different options for brides, the most important thing is comfort. You will want to walk, dance and feel great all night long. There are many different options for wedding shoes including the hot trends of cowboy boots and ballet flats. Or if you are dying for a killer pair of tall heels, just make sure to bring a backup pair of shoes (might we suggest a wedge) to dance the night away.
According to Brides Magazine, below is a list of wedding tasks that every groom enjoys. We think some of these will surprise you so don’t leave your groom out of the planning!
1. Asking his best friend to be his best man
2. Designing your wedding website
3. Working on the play-list
4. Picking out the appetizers
5. Creating a wedding micro-brew
6. Choosing what he’ll wear
7. Comparing cake flavors
8. Researching the honeymoon
9. Figuring out the map/directions cards
10. Going to the menu tasting
11. Proofreading invitations, programs, etc.
12. Wielding the scan gun when you register
13. Getting a day-before massage
14. Choosing your wedding day ride
15. Writing his vows (you’d be surprised!)
16. Attending the bachelor party
17. Unwrapping presents
18. Deciding on wines
19. Organizing pyrotechnics of any type - fireworks, sparklers, etc.
20. Practicing the first kiss
Addressing envelopes for a party or wedding can be tricky with so many rules to follow. But let’s highlight one very important rule. Ladies first. Yes, whether we are talking about manners or envelopes, a woman should always be first. Right? There is a misconception that men should be listed first out of respect. When we do this however, we are separating a man from his last name. This is the first rule- never separate a man from his last name. By following this rule, addressing envelopes should be a little bit easier. Here are some common scenarios:
Michael and Bethany Johnson
Correction: Bethany and Michael Johnson
Michael, Bethany, Johnny and Katie Johnson
Correction: Bethany, Johnny, Katie and Michael Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Bethany Johnson
Correction: Mr and Mrs. Michael Johnson
Today we are seeing more and more men becoming involved in the wedding planning process, and we LOVE it! As more men are growing their to-do list for the big day, there is one List they don't want to miss. The Groom's List. The Groom's List is a comprehensive online wedding resource that provides to the point guidance for men. Everything from the proposal to tips for a healthy marriage- this site has it all.
We just received our 2013 Oregon Groom Resource Guide and it is jam packed with checklists and discounts. Discounts from Leatherman, Game Truck and Koi Fusion are all available... just to name a few. Many wedding vendors (including us) have these books on hand. So make sure to pick one up for your soon-to-be hubby!
Does anyone else feel like they have been lied to? I cannot believe these two are engaged!! So You Think You Can Dance all-stars Stephen “Twitch” Boss and Allison Holker announced their engagement on Twitter yesterday. They have been dating for two and a half years- shocker, I am still not sure how I missed this? Well regardless that they forgot call me, I am so excited for these two. They are going to have one heck of a dance party at their wedding!
This darling groom posted his wedding speech online. Once you watch the video, you will understand why this is going viral. After admitting he is a poor public speaker, he sings his way through a list of thank you's. A cleaver and cute idea.
Calling all brides! This weekend January 12 & 13 at the Oregon Convention Center is the always popular Portland Bridal Show. Come on down and visit us along with hundreds of other local vendors. To view a list of all the vendors click here.
The show times for the weekend are as follows:
Mornings: Doors Open 10: 00 am. Fashion Show 12:00 pm
Afternoons: Doors Open 2:00 pm. Fashion Show 3:30 pm
Evenings: Doors Open 5:00 pm. Fashion Show 6:30 pm (Saturday only)