Sunday, September 30, 2012

Twelve Tips to Planning a Multicultural Wedding

Photo by Alma Photography via Polka Dot Bride

A very good friend of mine and her husband is going to have their second wedding celebration early next year. She has a Filipino background while her husband is American. I'm actually excited to see how the families come together. Weddings are a great time to celebrate your family's traditions and heritage. Highlighting the bride and groom's culture can make the wedding both personal and memorable.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Designer Wedding Dresses under $600

WTOO Wedding Dress "Poppy" - $596.00

Choosing the wedding dress is a huge part of the wedding planning process! After all, every bride wants to look amazing in the dress of their dreams, but not everyone wants to spend an outrageous amount. In 2012, the average cost of the wedding dress is between $900 and $1280. But as I was looking around for a wedding dress, I found out that there are many ways to create and find the gown of your dreams. I have found some beautiful options that are big on style and yet are all under $600. (Yes, less than the average cost of a wedding dress!)

Bridal Jackets, Wraps, Capes and Shrugs

I love bridal shrugs. Jacket, bolero, shrug, wrap - all are gorgeous accent pieces that serves so many purposes. For brides getting married in the fall or winter, a soft (faux) fur jacket can keep you warm all day. In summer, a delicate beaded shrug can cover bare arms during the church ceremony. Anytime of the year, a sparkling bolero can add that personal flair to any wedding dress.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Colored Wedding Dresses

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Today, we are in the era of colored wedding dresses. Different shades of white are still the most popular bridal choice, but now some brides are bold and opt for some color in their wedding dress. Just keep in mind a wedding dress should fit the body style, build, skin tone while matching any color themes for the wedding itself, but most importantly, a wedding dress should match the personality of the bride too. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Feather Wedding Invitations


Feathers have been a popular choice for wedding stationery because of their natural beauty. Adding feathers to your wedding invitations is a good way to  set the tone for your wedding. They are a very simple way to add color, spunk and intricacy to your wedding invitations.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wedding Mad Libs

Photo via Etsy

Here's a fun and silly way to entertain your guests - wedding Mad Libs or Wed-libs! You can incorporate these fun and creative games as a twist on the traditional guest book or as a entertaining activity for the wedding. Have a wedding Mad Lib guestbook filled with marriage advice from your friends and family. You can either set up a guestbook station for it or place one at each place setting then have guests drop the Mad Libs in a designated box or basket before leaving.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

10 Hot and Wacky Wedding Trends

Photo by Joielala Photographie via Green Wedding Shoes

More and more couples today have breaking off the traditional wedding themes to incorporating fun and fresh new ideas into their wedding day. Today, let's take a look at some of the hot, creative and wacky wedding trends for 2012.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway


Louisville Wedding Blog has now over 500 posts and YES, I am giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card! To all our avid readers and visitors, thank you very much for supporting the blog! Looking forward to the next 500 more posts with you all.

Striped Bridesmaid Dresses

Photo via Pinterest

Striped bridesmaid dresses are trending this wedding season and are fun and fresh way to dress your bridesmaid. Regardless of body type, there are stripes that are sure to suit your girls - horizontal or vertical, fresh colors or monochromatics.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wedding Lighting Ideas

Photo by Joe Elario Photography via Wedding Window

Lighting creates feeling of warmth and ambiance that transforms a mundane space into something utterly magical, dramatic, rustic, romantic, modern, colorful, or intimate. Re-create that moment from your favorite romantic film, or that unforgettable sunset, or a candlelit dinner with the one you love, lighting creates ambiance. Make some glowing memories, with candles, lanterns, or fairy lights surrounding you and your loved ones on your big day. If you really want to go all out, why not have a fireworks finale?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

{Photo of the Day} Falling Orchid Snowflakes Table Centerpiece

Photo by Bob and Dawn Davis via Bridal Guide

I love how the hanging orchids resemble falling snowflakes— definitely perfect for a winter wedding!

Gourmet Jello Shots

Cosmopolitan, Blackberry (Vodka, white cranberry juice, blackberry brandy, lime, Cointreau)

Are you looking for a fresh, chic, creative, unique and sophisticated way to serve alcohol at your wedding reception or cocktail hour? What better way to do that than to have Gourmet Jello Shots! Martha Stewart Weddings has recognized “upscale jelly shots”, formerly known as plain ol’ Jello shots, as one of the hottest wedding trends right now. There is actually a blog and several books dedicated to the very subject. DIY brides are gonna love this project!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Non-Matching Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

Photo via WeddingBee


Non-matching bridesmaid dresses are a very popular choice among brides — encouraging bridesmaids to wear something that generally coordinates. Nowadays, bridesmaids can wear a dress that suits their own unique figure, budget, and personality. It might sound odd, but it can be done and it can look amazing! Honestly, I love the way it looks.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cupcake Wrappers

Photo via Dress My Cupcake
 
Transform your cupcakes from drab to dreamy with these cupcake wrappers! Cupcakes are great for weddings because they are so practical especially when there's a cake on top. If you're planning on having a dessert buffet at your wedding instead of the traditional tiered cake, cupcakes are your best bet. You have the option of having several different flavors and the portions are already set.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Bridal Junk in the Trunk



Are you a bride-to-be looking for a bargain or a former bride looking to sell some wedding goods and items? 

If ever you get a chance to go to Northern Kentucky, you might be interested to attend the Junk in the Trunk on November 11th from 12pm - 4pm – It is an event that allows to-be brides to purchase items that past brides used at their wedding. Read more about it HERE.

*Thank you Kristen Becker of Five Dot Design for sharing this event with us. (Kristen has been featured with us. She designs  fabulous wedding invitations! Click here to read more about her.)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fresh Fruit Wedding Favors

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Many brides are embracing an organic or natural feel for their special day and the perfect favor for a bride who wants to embrace Mother Nature is nature's candy - Fresh Fruit! Instead of a pre-packaged favor, give your guests something fresh and juicy. Everyone appreciates fresh seasonal fruit, so why not get creative with it and use them as wedding favors, place card holders, or seat assignments? 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Billy Ball Flower Wedding Inspiration

Photo by SaraGray via Flickr

There's just something about those cute yellow flowers! Billy Balls, also known as billy buttons or craspedia, are basically these little yellow pom poms that bring an awesome pop of color and neat texture into bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. These bright yellow flowers are gifted with a unique shape, texture and appearance. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Rhinestone Wrap for your Wedding

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A diamond rhinestone wrap is an easy way to add a little bit of dazzle to your wedding. You can use them for wedding bouquets, tables, candles, vases, napkin holders, cake stands, chairs, drapes and other special event decor. 
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