I know you are in your elbows with wedding planning but it is always nice to take time to use some of your DIY ideas on other events. Holidays are a great for trying out DIY projects and I would like to share a great idea I came across in this past Sunday’s Parade Magazine.
It featured an article from Dina Manzo from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” fame. She has a new show on HGTV called “Dina’s Party” and she had a fabulous idea for pumpkins so forget the carving and start the decorating!
I do not know about you but pumpkin carving is rather messy! Dina’s idea of decorating the pumpkin using glitter, spray paint and bling without carving is genius!
There are many options you can do with this. Spray paint the outside of the pumpkin with a pretty metallic silver or gold and glue on rhinestones. You can create a face or you can just create a “Glam” design. You can add feathers, sequins, glitter, or gems! Your imagine is the limit. The best thing is to get kids involved. They can use regular paint and paint faces on them.
I think this is such a great idea and I am going to try this one at home. I know my 3 year old Alyssa will love to get down and dirty with paint and glitter. I will keep you posted on how things turn out. I will post it all on my blog so make sure you check it out!
Also if you try this or any other fun decorating ideas (especially if you are having a Halloween themed wedding) share your pictures!
Fall wedding season is under way and I just love all of the fall themes and colors like the burnt oranges and the deep reds and yellows. Two colors that I love to pair with fall are navy blue and indigo. These blues are deep enough to add a sophesticated elegance like black but isn’t so harsh, dark and firm. It acts as a double agent by being a color tie-in/accent and a base color. It can add that little a pop of color that is appealing to the eye unlike black.
Navy and indigo are two fascinating colors to help create a slightly different look and feel and to give your wedding that special touch!
When little girls would dream of their fairytale wedding, they would envision the best day of their lives surrounded by family and friends lovingly tossing rice into their blissful faces as they make their getaway.
But in this day and age of weddings no rice will be found unless it comes with the chicken dinner!
More and more brides seem to be shying away from the traditional rice throwing when they finally become that blushing bride planning her fantasy wedding. In fact I’ve seen some pretty unique replacements like rose petals being tossed or beautiful streamers in a multitude of colors being waved as the newlyweds grace down the aisle for the recessional. No more waiting for the getaway at end of the evening! And there is my favorite…sparklers! It makes for beautiful pictures for the evening weddings!
Yet, there is another alternative… no send-off at all! Some bridal couples have been opting to pull a Houdini and just sneak out the back door at the end of the night!
A lot of this has to do with brides wanting their weddings to be different their friends. Everyone is coming up with new and unique ways for their guests to shower them with love. And I love that there are so many unique crafting supplies available these days and how-to websites with step-by-step instructions that will allow you to make your wildest idea come true.
What are your thoughts and which would you prefer? To be showered by love after the vows? Or as you make your exit from the big party? Share your opinion with us on our facebook page.
The Glam Squad
September has started and school is back in session!
We know so many Bridal Couples who met while teaching at the same school. And how romantic is it, when high school sweethearts and childhood friends finally tie the knot?! Celebrate the very start of your relationship by holding a school themed wedding!
There are so many ways to incorporate the institution of education into your big day. You can use bright red apples and mini chalk boards as place cards. Old books used in centerpieces add an old world charm to the atmosphere.
Rulers and thick rimmed glasses are perfect props for photo booth fun.
Visit our website for more images on how to pull this theme off at YOUR wedding. And while you’re there, take a look at our special weekly promos!
You will have face-to-face access to your wedding planner.
We all have to admit that things do come up. It is nice to know that when they do you have full access to your planner 24/7 and can call and schedule as many meetings that are necessary to make your wedding as flawless as possible. We will also be able to attend your vendor meetings and appointments with you at your destination location as well as be able to come home and discuss the vendors with you in private before you sign on the dotted line. Getting married is not a race and we will be there with you every step of the way!
Known for its charm, known for its history, known for its beautiful romance…the charmful Charleston. Take a serene stroll hand and hand with your beloved along the river, marvel at the homes and at the breathe-taking views. Like to shop? Visit one of their many fabulous shops on King’s street and for lunch have some shrimp and grits. Visit Charleston’s official site for visitors for more information at: http://www.charlestoncvb.com/
On March 26, 2011 Reese Witherspoon walked down the aisle in a beautiful Monique Lhuiller pale pink wedding gown to wed celebrity agent Jim Toth. This soft pink was a bold choice for Reese and granted this was her second walk down the aisle this was not the case for Gwen Stefani. Do you recall Gwen’s wedding to Gavin Rossdale in September of 2002? She wore that gorgeous gown that was white at the top and gradually evolved into darker shades of pink until it was a deep shade of fuschia at the bottom. Well her one-of-a-kind Christian Dior gown created by designer John Galliano is now at the Victoria and Albert Design Museum in London.
Do you see a wedding gown of color in your wedding future? Weigh in on what you think about vibrant color dresses on our FaceBook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Events-in-a-Box-NC/118314448002.
You have been dreaming of your wedding gown since you were a little girl and in order to make your dream a reality there are a few tips you need to know.
First and foremost, you need to know your body type. Be sure to try on different styles of wedding dresses before you assume that one style fits your body. You should try to buy your dress as soon as you find it. Why you ask? Because the sooner you find your dress the sooner you can pick out your bridesmaids’ dresses. Your dress is most important because it sets the stage for the wedding party and your bridesmaids’ dresses should complement your dress and make your dress look fabulous. You are the key to making your day special.
Your bridesmaids’ dresses should emulate your dress a little in material and in style. The color of their dresses should complement your dress. Now listen, all of the bridesmaids do not all have to look the same. You can pick out different styles that fit your bridal party’s individual body shape. You do not want to look back at your wedding pictures and say, “Now why did I let her wear that?!”
When picking out your dress, don’t think about what everyone else thinks of it (i.e. your mom, your future in-laws, your sister, your best friend, your sister’s best friend’s mother’s uncle’s wife’s son’s daughter…you know how it goes!). It only matters what you think he would think about seeing you on that day. So it may be fun to bring extra people to pick out your dress, but you are the only one wearing it. Once you have finished picking out your dress, BUY IT!! If you put off buying the dress until later, you run the risk of having to order the dress and not getting it on time. Make that alteration appointment ASAP so that you can get your portraits done and have your dress fitted to you like a glove. You need to bring everything that you are going to wear on your wedding day to the alteration appointments (i.e. undergarments, shoes, etc.). You want to take your portraits two months before your wedding day. This is a great dress rehearsal and if there are any problems pertaining to your dress and accessories, it can be taken care of before the day of your wedding.
So get your dress ASAP, pick your bridesmaids’ dresses, make that alteration appointment, take your portraits, and Enjoy Your Day!!!!!