Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pantone 2011 Color of the Year! Will your wedding include this color?

via Pantone
Move over, turquoise!  Here's what Pantone has to say about the new color for next year, 2011:

A Color for All Seasons
Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.
While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.
“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”
Eiseman continues, “The intensity of this festive reddish pink allures and engages. In fact, this color, not the sweet fragrance of the flower blossoms for which it was named, is what attracts hummingbirds to nectar. Honeysuckle may also bring a wave of nostalgia for its associated delicious scent reminiscent of the carefree days of spring and summer.”
Honeysuckle is guaranteed to produce a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. It’s a striking, eye-catching hue that works well for day and night in women’s apparel, accessories and cosmetics, and in men’s ties, shirts and sportswear. Add a lively flair to interior spaces with Honeysuckle patterned pillows, bedspreads, small appliances and tabletop accessories. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Honeysuckle for a dynamic burst of energy in the family room, kitchen or hallway.
Honeysuckle products are currently available from a variety of manufacturers:
Wedding Apparel
A flattering hue for wedding attendant apparel and accessories, Honeysuckle is now one of the nearly 200 PANTONE WEDDING Colors available from Dessy, a leading manufacturer of bridesmaid, social-occasion and flower-girl dresses. PANTONE WEDDING exclusively from Dessy provides a collection of color tools to make it easy for brides to achieve perfectly color-coordinated weddings – from inspiration to “I do.” See for more information.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Green Tea Shortbread from Zugar Haus

Wedzu: Green Tea Shortbread from Zugar Haus

These are so gorgeous for a green or eco wedding couple, or those that like zen or Asian influences. Green Tea Shortbread in a leaf shape, with a hint of my favorite ingredient, orange blossom water. Love it! Very zen and classy!

via Zugar Haus at Wedzu

Friday, September 10, 2010

Whimsical Garden Original Watercolor Painting by MamasHouse

Whimsical Garden Original Watercolor Painting by MamasHouse
Wouldn't this be lovely at your escort table, accompanied by some stems of yellow daisies...ooh, with JenniferLovesBeads faceted aquamarines dangling? This is an original work of art that you'll be able to bring to your home, in great colors for your wedding - a great shade of blue, and yellow.

Grade A Moss Aquarmarine Micro Faceted by JenniferLoveBeads

Grade A Moss Aquarmarine Micro Faceted by JenniferLoveBeads
If you are having a blue wedding, tiffany wedding, beach wedding, peacock wedding, JenniferLoveBeads on etsy has some great looking semi-precious gems for you to string with! How gorgeous are these moss aquamarine faceted beads? Yummy! Imagine this with sterling silver...make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, or dangle off of votive candles to shimmer and sparkle.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wedding Open House Sunday June 13, 2010

Join me at a wedding open house on Sunday, June 13, 2010, at:

Créme de la Créme Paperie
7625 Sunrise Blvd, Suite 211
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 996-4020

 Not only will you get to visit with Creme de la Creme Paperie for fantabulous invitations and paper goods, come meet me and see what the difference is between a hand-tied bouquet and a bouquet arranged in a holder!  There will be a swag bag of goodies for one lucky attendee, and I will have Color Style Sheets for every wedding couple that visits me, Monique Wilber of A Special Day Designs (floral designer), serving the greater Sacramento area, Placerville, and Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley.

My designs are modern and fresh, streamlined, alternative, and eco-chic.

Come meet select boutique vendors from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Simply Beautiful Cake Toppers

I love these cake toppers from Simply Beautiful...they are...simply...beautiful! Go to my website and see how gorgeous monogram caketoppers can be when paired with cymbidium orchids. THEN, go to Simply Beautiful and buy the cake toppers!

Visit Simply Beautiful.

Wedding Flowers for Lake Tahoe, Placerville, Sacramento

Fresh wedding flowers in edgy, eco, organic, european styles at reasonable prices.

Wedding Welcome Kits

This is a great way to greet your guests! Especially those who have traveled to be with you on your special day. Completely personalized, and your choice of styles and colors. Go on, you know you want to look!

Locke New York Wedding Planner Elegant Events with Ease

Brides in the Locke, NY area, have a wedding planner who can even help them plan their own weddings, including creating a budget. Higher end packages give you more assistance and advice, and of course you can have day-of coordination as well.

Tameka Baptiste Charlotte NC Wedding Planner

Are you a Charlotte, North Carolina bride? Tameka Baptiste is a certified wedding and event planner and also creates personalized wedding products. Check out her facebook gallery!

Hair and Make Up Artistry in Los Angeles and Orange County - Crystal Pinney

If you live in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, and want to look your best for your wedding day, contact Crystal Pinney. Check out her website and see all the before/after photos....look at those 1940s pin-up girls!

Eco - Friendly Wedding Invitations by King Designs

King Designs offers "Eco-Friendly" invitation ensembles! Perfect for the eco-conscious bride...less paper is used. Why pay for what is thrown away?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fabulous Monogram Stickers and More!

Are you looking for Save The Date magnets? Cards, invitations, stickers, envelopes, etched CDs, or other cool stuff? Check out Save the Date Originals! I love love love these spiffy stickers; don't you?

Visit Save the Date Originals.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cherry Blossom Favors and More!

Hey! Another Cherry Blossom find, and Platinum has lots of other Cherry Blossom goodies, and more, too! Candles, ceramics, frames, and listed by themes, too, like beach, eco, and elegant. Check them out today!

Visit Platinum

Wedding Favors for Your Wedding or Special Occasion

Looking for favors, invitations, party goods, or wedding accessories? Why not check out Favored Occasions? They have lots of goodies available to make your wedding or party memorable! Look at this pretty candle!

Visit Favored Occasions.

The Green Hanger Shop - Buying and Selling Gently Used Wedding Gowns and Bridesmaids' Dresses

The three Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.....The Green Hanger Shop is all of these.  Why pay full price on a gown that you will wear once?  Buy a dress that was gently used for one day!  Want to sell that dress that you only wore for half a day?  Sell with The Green Hanger Shop.  I know, you think that you'll clean it and save it for your daughter to wear.  What if you don't have a daughter?  What if, like me, your oh-so-cool fluffy RUFFLY PINK dress is umm, not adored by your tomboy girl who HATES pink???  Give The Green Hanger Shop a look!

Visit The Green Hanger Shop

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Acrylic Drink Dispenser

This is a stylish way to dispense beverages at your wedding...then reuse at home for parties.  What a great look!

Laser Cut paper Cupcake Wrappers can you not love this for your wedding!  How stylish is this?  Imagine a cupcake tree or tower, filled with cupcakes sporting these laser cut paper cupcake wrappers.  Love it!

Hydrangea, Iris, and Lily Bouquet

I love this eco / organic looking bridal bouquet!  White hydrangea, blue iris, burgundy as well as white scabiosa, and white lilies, accented by foliage and vine.  Pretty!  Wedding Flowers and Florist serving Sacramento, El Dorado, Amador, Placer, and nearby California counties, as well as Lake Tahoe. Some communities served include Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Georgetown, Coloma, Jackson, Ione, Sutter Creek, Auburn, Roseville, Lincoln, Folsom, Lodi, Davis, South Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley, and Incline Village.

Visit A Special Day Designs web site.

GREAT Eco / Organic / Zen Earrings!!

This SO appeals to my eco / organic / zen sense of floral design.  I just love these!  Wouldn't these be great with a foliage bouquet?  Fabulous!

Fabulous Wedding Shoes for the Bride or Bridesmaids!

WOW!  Having a peacock theme wedding?  These fabulous shoes are handpainted by norakaren's shop on Etsy.  She has many other designs also available, including one of my favorite art genres, art deco.  You've got to see what she does to believe it.  These are patent, but she also paints on satin dyeable shoes.  Imagine those great wedding-feet portraits that are so popular now, featuring some of her shoes!  What a memory!

Cupcake Carrier for Those Great Wedding Cupcakes - Get Them There Safely!

Making some gorgeous cupcakes for your wedding?  How to get them there safely?  Check out this Cupcake Carrier.  I've included the Amazon Link!  It's da bomb!

Sunflower Themed Wedding?

Having a sunflower wedding?  Why not consider this pretty handpainted decanter and stemware set from Eddies Hand Painted Things?  You could put this on your headtable, or even put one on each reception table, or put it on your beverages buffet table.  Sweet!

Visit Eddies Handpainted Things on Facebook to shop!

New York Wedding Planner Caren Jeanty - Moongate Wedding Planning

Are you looking for a wedding planner in the New York area?  Look no further than Caren Jeanty.  She provides Consultation, Planning & Preparation, Day-Of Coordination, Complete Planning Services, and even Honeymoon Planning and Travel Information.  I looked at some of the fun (and WARM) places on her Moongate web site, and it looked like fun in the sun!  Contact Caren and see what she can do for you.  (via Caren Jeanty Wedding Planner)

Visit Caren Jeanty's blog.

Amazon Associates Link:
Colorful Creations Women's Blast Wedding Shoes,Silver,12 B

Put Some Class Into Your Wedding Ceremony with a Live String Quartet!

Can you imagine having  a string quartet play your wedding entrance music as you come down the aisle?  Live, quality music played by real musicians, dressed for the occasion, as your groom awaits you?  I think that if I were a wedding couple in the Detroit metro area and Southeast Michigan, the Rondo String Quartet would be a vendor on my to-book list.  Check their website and blog, and add a touch of class to your wedding!

Visit the Rondo String Quartet Web Site

Visit the Rondo String Quartet Blog

Amazon Associates Link:
The Groom's Survival Kit - Silver

Friday, April 9, 2010

Incredible Sugar Flowers from New Jersey Cake Designer Sweet Grace, Cake Designs

Stop what you are doing right now and check out the GORGEOUS Sugar Flowers from Sweet Grace Cake Designs of Bergen Country, New Jersey!  As a florist who works frequently with green cymbidium orchids, these sugar flowers look real, but can be kept as a keepsake for the bride.  If you don't live nearby, you can buy her lovely handmade flowers from her Etsy shop (link below!).

All I know is that if I were a New Jersey bride, I know who I would be calling for a cake!  Being on the west coast, it's time to order some sugar flowers!

Visit Sweet Grace Cake Designs blog here. 
Visit Sweet Grace Cake Designs' Etsy shop here.

The 7 Biggest Wedding Guest Complaints

1.Cash bar. Nobody likes a cash bar. It’s essentially saying, “Pay to celebrate our love”! If you are on a budget, pour wines and have beer on tap, or offer one signature cocktail instead.  Or just go with a celebratory champagne toast....or no alcohol at all is perfectly fine too.  Just don't set up a cash bar!

2. Big journey, small bites. The author of the original article states if guests are traveling they should be served a sit down meal - something of substance, not just appetizers.  Small bites are IN, just don't make them all that you offer.

3.All fried food. Include a few healthful appetizers into the rotation - more and more people are being enlightened that the Standard American Diet (SAD) can shorten your lifespan.  Please include some vegan appetizers as well - see #4.

4. No veggie option. Just like me, "3.2 percent of Americans claim to be vegetarians, and 10 percent claim to follow a "vegetarian-inclined" diet."  And, I might add, you might have a vegan or two attend your wedding.  Have some options that contain NO animal products, which include no dairy, meat, or honey.  Don't feel that you have to add that blue cheese to a perfectly good vegan salad.  And know that even most bread contains eggs and milk.  I went to one occasion that had soups, salads, rolls, and iced tea.  Not one option was vegetarian - except the iced tea.  It's so easy to make sure that you have something vegan (even if it's salad and sliced fruit - that works!).

5. Never ending waits for food service. Low blood sugar is not conducive to celebrating - nor do you want a diabetic auntie to pass out and emergency services called! Take your photos before the wedding, or do offer appetizers while guests are waiting for you to finish your photos.

6. Running out of the big ticket entree. Planning a wedding isn't an exact science -- there are always last minute RSVPs (or people who don't RSVP at all) or those who show up with unexpected guests. Talk to your caterer.

7. Wedding cake face smash.  The author says "A curious tradition indeed. The bride and groom cut the cake under the joyous gaze of friends, family, and possibly religious figures, and then, to cement the union, the groom smashes a handful of pricey cake on the (impeccably made-up) bride. Who started this? Who actually enjoys this uneasy ritual? Save the frosting frolicking for the honeymoon.

via Shine Yahoo.

My Healthy Foods Blog, The Healthy Rabbit

Vegetarian Entertaining With Friends: 150 Recipes and Menus for Brunches, Buffets, Picnics & Holidays


Unique and Funky Tattoo Wedding Invitation!

Okay, you Harley Divas! Got a couple of tats that you're proud of? Look at this so very unique and cool invitation by Christine of Take It Personally!!! Classic Tattoo design, with hearts, flames, and roses, as she says, all symbols of love. She offers invitations and matching programs.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dragonfly Place / Escort / Wineglass marker cards!

Are these not special?  What a great way to have different place or escort cards.  These also help guests keep track of which wine glass is theirs.  Very special for a wedding.

Search for wedding invitations

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bridesmaids Flip Flops in Your Wedding Colors!

I love these!  The Dessy Group is really forward-thinking.  Not only do they match Pantone colors for their bridesmaids dresses, but now, they are offering bridesmaids' flip flops!  How cute are these with a French pedi??!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wedding Butterflies

Isn't this gorgeous? A cake of faux butterflies! You can buy these handmade butterflies from an Etsy seller to decorate your cake, too, or wouldn't they be great hanging from branches?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Beverage Calculator

Visit the Green Bride and use their cool Beverage Calculator to figure out how much you'll need on hand for your wedding guests!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Great Find! Hand-etched Champagne Flutes on Etsy

These hand-etched wedding flutes by daydreemdesigns' shop on etsy are so organic, naturalistic, and zen.  I love these; do you?

Monday, March 1, 2010

DIY Paper Flower Tutorial

A great DIY paper flower tutorial from the blog at Create, Imagine, Inspire: 

A flower for your hair, a pomander, lots of great things you can do...and paper is not expensive!

Pretty Things for Weddings

I'm a wedding floral designer in Shingle Springs, CA, and I design wedding flowers for Sacramento, Placerville, Folsom, Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, and surrounding areas. I find a lot of pretty things through my wedding design, and I want to share!  Enjoy and let me know what you think!
See more of my Pretty Things for Weddings list at ThisNext.

j.crew Bridesmaids' Dresses! Great Value!

Some colors - like mocha and pool blue - are only 89.99!  Use code EXTRA30 for an extra 30% off!  Great bridesmaid's dress!

Whose Wedding is it Anyway? Casting Season 11!

WHOSE WEDDING IS IT ANYWAY? - CASTING SEASON 11 Have you or someone you know ever thought of sharing their wedding day with a good friend or family member to make the most unique double wedding of a lifetime?
Have you stalled on your wedding planning due to finances, time, or other reasons? This could be your opportunity!

The Style Network is currently casting for the 11th season of Whose Wedding Is It Anyway. We're looking for couples who want to combine their weddings (best friends, sisters, roommates, etc.) and share their wedding-preparation adventures with the hit prime-time wedding series!
Let us hook you up with a top-notch wedding planner, to help organize the wedding of your dreams and take you down the aisle in style.
If you are interested please email with a detailed descRiption of you and your significant other and why you’d be perfect for the show.

Welcome to The Fabulous Bride for Wedding Tips and Trends!

Welcome to The Fabulous Bride!  Style your wedding in pretty and modern ways, with timely tips and budget hints, DIY tutorials, and found indie wedding style from across the internet.