Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More Engagement Shoot Creativity - Candy!

It's time for some sweet lovin over at StyleMePretty! Kim Le shot the sweetest engagement shoot and highlighted the couple's love for sweets! I adore how the shoot was styled - pale colors in the background and neutral outfits for both bride and groom, so that the lollipops can stand out.

images courtesy of Kim Le Photography

Seriously creative! Be inspired everyone!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wedding with Balloon Magic!

Jonathan Ong photographed this wedding and boy, it was magical! The bride and groom really know how to take group shots - they provided each guest with a heart-shaped balloon and captured the effect of floating hearts.

they also had some fun running through a heart=)

images courtesy of Once Wed

Sunday, March 28, 2010

DIY $30 Wildflower bouquet!

Unruly Things was guest-blogging over at 100 Layer Cake this week, and she put up an amazing blog entry about how she created a $30 wildflower bouquet...all by herself! Click here to read her entire story, which includes step-by-step directions with pictures!

It's simply amazing...she started with this:

and ended up with this magnificent bouquet!

images courtesy of 100LC

Overall, she spent a total of $30 on this bouquet and it only took her half an hour!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sock Monkey Love - Funky cake topper!

I saw this whimsical wedding over on Once Wed, and the detail that stood out was the pair of sock monkeys on top of their cake! How cute is this?! You can buy your own customized version on Chachi Loves Finny on Etsy.

It reminds me of the Kia Superbowl Commercial that I love. Go sock monkey!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Zoology Tableware - pretty darn cute!

Ok, I'm going to admit it, maybe it's not the most sensible to have a piggy plate at the table all the time, but for just the right occasion - it can be perfect! Found on Hostess with the Mostess, go check out this very affordable Zoology tableware by Boston Warehouse - perfect to put on your wedding registry or maybe just as a gift to yourself for being a fun creative soul=)

I want the piggy dip bowl - for those of you who know my husband - let him know it's only $9.95!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ban.Do Sale on Swirl!

Ban.Do makes the most wonderful headbands - some formal enough for weddings! Swirl (the sample sale business of Daily Candy) has a Ban.Do sample sale today - so go check it out! up to 55% off =) oh how I love sample sales!

What I've been up to?

Sorry for the slow posting rate these past two weeks! It's been a busy time, especially because I've started an internship at an eco-friendly fashion brand, CMarchuska, started by an alumni from my beloved alma mater (who I hope kick the odds tomorrow and win in the sweet sixteen!)

For my internship, I will be blogging over at the CMarchuska blog, as well as helping them implement their social media campaign. It's pretty exciting, and I hope all of you guys will also read my blogs over there! For my latest entry on eco-friendly rain gear, click here!

Minted - Breakout Wedding Challenge

Minted is hosting a breakout wedding challenge! It challenged designers to create fresh takes on classic wedding invitations and boy...there are some superb designs! Help Brooklyn Bride and 100 Layer Cake decide who should win by leaving a comment and letting Vane of Brooklyn Bride know which is your favorite!

I love the stripes - it's a bit preppy huh?

{Mr. & Mrs.}

milk and cookies - they're better together! this is cuter than the time mariah and nick dressed up as milk and cookies for halloween.

{better together}

and here's MY absolute favorite!

{picture perfect}

Go check out the other designs on Minted and be inspired by how creative people can be!

Monday, March 22, 2010

More Chalkboard love - DIY Window Pane Menu

Running with the chalkboard idea - I just saw a pretty nifty DIY project over on Ruffled. Amanda of Ruffled is running a DIY contest entitled "Found Tucked Away and Used Today" and boy, there are some creative folks out there!

One of the entries really caught my eye and here it is!

It's super simple and it's amazing what you can do with chalkboard paint! For full instructions, click here!

images courtesy of Ruffled

Saturday, March 20, 2010

DIY - Dark Chocolate Lollipops - oh my!

I think the title describes it all...yummmmm. These goodies are supposedly to easy to make and they could stand in for some gourmet DIY wedding favors - especially if you package 'em up with a few sweet touches.

For instructions, head on over to flagrante delicia, a beautiful dessert blog.

Images courtesy of flagrante delicia via utterly engaged

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Customized Wedding Prints

I love typography...especially when it's creatively simple. Madebygirl has recently launched these customized wedding prints, available in 4 different colors. How amazing would this be as a substitute for a guestbook?

images courtesy of MadebyGirl via With This Ring...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Free templates! DIY cupcake wrappers

This is a simple way to make your cupcakes personal! By downloading the free template and using it to cut out wrapping paper, you can easily create these lovely cupcake wrappers.

I love the scalloped edges!
project & images courtesy of Snow & Graham
found on The Sweetest Occasion

Friday, March 12, 2010

SnapKnot - search tool to find your wedding photographer

I found this tool via Engaged & Inspired, and I'm impressed with the idea of having a one-place search tool to find photographers in your local region under your personal budget.

It's a photo-centric site so brides (and grooms, of course) can pour through hundreds of portfolios easily without having to read a ton of unnecessary text. After all, the quality of a photographer is in the quality of his pictures and not in his ability to write or blog right? Go check out the site!

Provonias Sample Sale - March 21st NYC

Chalkboard LOVE

Ever since moving into the new digs with my new husband, I've been wanting to add some chalkboard charm to our living room! It's now been 4 months...and no chalkboard charm yet, but I'm still pining for it and was so inspired by the fact that Project Wedding is about to show us some DIY Chalkboard projects. Stay tuned for more!

images courtesy of Mary Swenson via Project Wedding

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cupcakes in Teacups!

What a fancy and ingenious touch on the classic wedding cake! Instead of a regular wedding cake or an everyday cupcake stand, this bride decided to bring a vintage aspect to her cupcake table by using teacups. Just a note - this idea probably wasn't cheap to pull off! However, you can buy teacups wholesale and also give them away as wedding favors to cut some costs.


For the full collection of pictures, click here!

cupcakes by Swirlz in Chicago
pictures via Garbo Productions
design by Birch Design Studio

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Framing Genius

Looking for a design-savvy way to display your engagement pictures or your escort cards at your wedding?

These are pretty nifty! Just a word of caution however - pictures tend to bend, so make sure to hang them on the day of or else you might get a bunch of rolls!

found via Engaged & Inspired

Monday, March 8, 2010

DIY Floral Container Covers

This past week, the WeddingChicks rolled out a Cori Cook Floral Designs step-by-step instruction manual for how to create these adorable do-it-yourself floral container covers.

for full instructions, click here!
photos courtesy of Flourish Studio Photography

Gilt Groupe & Martha Stewart Wedding Weekend - March 12-14

Gilt Groupe and Martha Stewart Weddings have teamed up for a weekend of fabulous wedding and honeymoon deals!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Gaming Adventure Wedding Invitation

A bride and groom decided to put their love for Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong into their fun (and a bit geeky) wedding invitation.

You can play as the bride or the groom to save your significant other!

gotta love it! found via Gizmodo

Eventus Bouquet Giveaway

If you're a bride getting married in the NYC metro area, enter this giveaway! The ladies at éventus are giving away a bridal bouquet to be used for your wedding day or for your post-wedding photo shoot. Please note that bridal bouquets can get VERY expensive ($200+ !!) so this is an awesome giveaway.

Here is what you need to do to enter:
Share what you feel is the most creative detail that you have planned for your upcoming wedding celebration. What makes your wedding stand out from the rest? What creative element will resonate when you think back on your big day?

Submit your entries to by Friday, March 12th at 11:59pm. Please be sure to include your wedding date, location, and venue.

image via éventus

Good luck! I hope one of my readers wins the big price! =D

Monday, March 1, 2010

DIY Garden Rose Bouquet

Want a beautiful rose bouquet that you can do yourself? There's a detailed tutorial over at Project Wedding that teaches you how!

images via Project Wedding
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