Tuesday, January 31, 2012

{DIY Wedding Project} Rustic Birch Vase Centerpiece

Hello LWB readers! I am guessing many of you are preparing for an upcoming winter wedding.  A winter wedding provides endless opportunities for beautiful white wonderland tablescape. One of my favorite winter themes is a rustic white wedding.  If you are planning to have this theme, here is a wonderful centerpiece that will enhance your wedding décor. It’s a birch pillar vase (which you can purchase at Gardener’s Supply Company or at www.save-on-crafts.com), embellished with pins, fabric flowers, ribbon and even real flowers. You can use this on each guest table or a number of these together as a table centerpiece.  

To get the complete tutorial, click here. Enjoy!

All photos by Edyta Szyszlo Photography, LLC via Edyta Szyszlo

{Daily Wedding Bits} Lace Back Wedding Dresses

Claire Pettibone Wedding Dress via Wedding Chicks

I love a beautiful back.  I know most of us focus our attention to the front of the dress- the pretty neckline, strapless or not but my attention always seems to go to the back. I wasn't all the convinced with Bella's wedding dress in Breaking Dawn until I saw the back of her dress. Remember, when you are up there exchanging vows, your back is facing your guests so why not show them some lovely lace? Laces back wedding gowns exude a romantic twist on the traditional – graceful, show-stopping, elegance and charm.

Allure Bridal

Allure Couture

Allure Bridals

Allure Bridals
Don't forget to visit some of our local Louisville Bridal Shops and Salons if you need assistance and guidance in choosing your wedding dress.

Monday, January 30, 2012

{Wedding Steals & Deals} Get 80% off your Louisville Engagement Photo Session!!!

Hey everyone! Is anyone planning to have their engagement photo session in Louisville before December 1, 2012? If you are, I highly recommend getting this wonderful steal: 80% off your engagement photo session in Louisville!!! It only costs $59 (actual value is about $300)!!! 

If you choose to take this deal, you be having your photos taken of you and your fiance with James Byrd Photography, including a one hour engagement session at a location of your choice and a disc of all edited images. 

GRAB this at MyDailyWeddingDeals NOW!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

{DIY Wedding Project} Moss Letters

Chances are you've seen these little MOSS LETTER cuties hanging on wedding doors, on walls, or even windows, all over the web. They look stunning and are actually fairly easy to make and are a great way to personalize your wedding. Most of the letters I've seen in pictures have been hung from doors or chairs using thick, satin ribbon. The effect is beautiful. Dear Lillie Blog has one of the easiest tutorials I've seen to ensure you're letters turn out fabulous! And I promise, you won't be cursing halfway through the project either! They are easy to make and would cost about $20. Not too bad, huh?

You can buy your wooden letters online at Craftcuts and your dried moss at Plumber Surplus.

Head over here to get started!

All photos by and via Dear Lillie Blog.

{Photo of the Day} Gold Glitter Shoes

Why I LOVE this photo? This pair of gold shoes is just stunning. Now, I'm thinking of getting some gold shoes for a wedding I'll be attending soon.

Photo by Sara Gray Photography via Ever Ours

{Daily Wedding Bits} *NEW* Postage Rates

Postage rates increased by a penny last 22nd of January 2012. I have made a handy cheat sheet for standard postage rates of common wedding mailings. Of course, you should always take all of the pieces of your invitation to the post office to be weighed before you purchase postage, just to be safe.

If your invitations are square envelopes/postcards, non-bendable envelopes, and extra thick envelopes that don’t fit through the USPS machines, there nay be an additional fee for being non-machinable — check with local post office for rates or use the usps’s handy postage price calculator. Besides buying stamps at your local post office, you can buy official USPS stamps online at USPS.com.

You should also check out my post on the new USPS wedding stamp in case you missed it.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jasmine Bridal Spring 2012 Collection

Jasmine Bridal has been dressing brides in elegant bridal wear since 1985, and provides dresses, custom design services, specialized fittings, and more.They offer customers only the highest level of quality and design in all of their gowns, with a fit that makes every woman look and feel beautiful. Individual seamstresses make each gown and pride themselves on the elegance and artistry of hand-sewn beadwork and trim. This pride and workmanship can be seen in every Jasmine Bridal dress.

For more details, price and availability, visit Jasmine Bridal.

If you are residing in Louisville, the you may be able to see this collection by visiting The Bridal Suite of Louisville.

You can also check out our list of Louisville KY bridal shops for your wedding gowns, dresses and men's formal wear {here}.

All photos via Jasmine Bridal

{Daily Wedding Bits} David Tutera's #1 Piece of Advice for Brides

I hope you got what is celebrity wedding planner, David Tutera's number one advice for brides is. From what I understand, I guess when you start planning your wedding it's always important to pull a wedding style from your own lifestyle and personality that way your day will always be memorable and unique for you. That's just my thoughts though. What do you think? Feel free to share.

Video via Bridal Guide

(Photo of the Day) Whisk your bride away on a scooter

Why I LOVE this photo? Have you and your partner thought about your riding a scooter to or from your wedding? It’s economical (much less than renting a limo), great when cruising through the streets in warm spring weather and oooohh, the pictures you will get (even better than a silly trash the dress session). 
Photo by Ryan Ray via Wedding Chicks

{DIY Wedding Project} Share Fortune Cookies

This little DIY favor project is so quick + fun! Why not give your guests fortune cookies, with an auspicious reading inside? You can type up a simple note of thanks or get creative and print out special fortunes for your guests. If you are short on time, you could even hand-write "Thanks!" on small strips of paper.

Project created by Laurie Cinotto via Once Wed

Friday, January 27, 2012

{Photo of the Day} Flower Girls Down the Aisle

Why I LOVE this photo? My heart always melts when I see the flower girls smiling as they walk down the aisle. Feels like they are happy for the couple as well. I like their outfit too - reminds me of ballerinas and Midsummer Night's Dream!

Photo by John Schnack via Inspired by This

{DIY Wedding Project} Photo Booth Sign

Are any of you planning to have a photo booth at your wedding? You can use the FREE Printable Photo Booth Sign (featured at Polka Dot Bride) which you see in the photo above. Simply download the sign artwork and have your local copy shop print it out for you. You can frame it or attach it to a cardboard.

Photo by Luke Simon Photography. Both the photo and the photo booth sign download via Polka Dot Bride.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

5+02 Thursday Tips : 7 Honeymoon Places to Go in 2012

How many of these MUST-explored places have you gone so far? New York Times recently published their annual list of 45 exciting destinations. I've personally picked 7 places where I'd like to go (or have already been to and want to go back!). You might need some inspiration for your upcoming honeymoon or wedding anniversary.=)

Photo by Fathzer
Panama has a cosmopolitan capital city, incredible rainforest and some of the finest snorkeling, birding and deep-sea fishing in the world, so it's hard to figure out why travelers tend to steer clear of this country or just whiz through. It may have something to do with the fact that Panama is known internationally for its canal. (Photo taken at Kuna Yala, Panama)

Photo by y Göran (Kartläsarn)
Lhasa, the ancient Forbidden City is really famous for its breathtaking views and deeply written culture. A place of natural wonder and historic treasures. The snow capped mountains and traditional Tibetan neighborhoods make this place a memorable one for all the honeymoon travelers. 

Photo by OiMax
Tokyo - Synonymous with technology, futuristic skyscrapers, neon lights and exotic culture. Japan has so much to offer to any newlywed couple and time spent in cities sightseeing, shopping and dining can be combined with precious moments of escape and relaxation either in the beautiful and dramatic mountain countrysides or on the sweeping beach coasts of the Pacific or Japan Sea or even the tropical islands of Okinawa.

Florence is one of the art cities of Italy and is one of the most popular destinations for honeymooners for its wealth of history, art and culture. The city is action packed all through the year with its various public events and entertainment options. Florence is the capital of the region of Tuscany.

Photo by Noel Feans
One of the most popular honeymoons today is the combination of the African safari with a beach holiday, and Tanzania is certainly the best place on earth to experience this memorable honeymoon combination. The country is steeped in history and you can "step back in time". There are mountains, lakes and beautiful beaches. The climate is idyllic and the people are friendly and welcoming. (Photo above taken at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania)

Photo by UGArdener
London, a dream holiday destination, is one of the most vibrant and romantic places for newlyweds. There's plenty to see and do like visiting historical sights such as Buckingham Palace, London Bridge, Big Ben and the Tower of London. Take a ride on the London Eye Ferris wheel and enjoy the magnificent views London has to offer or take a stroll down one of London's many markets to find memorabilia and great bargains while stopping for some typical English cuisine of fish & chips.

Photo via MySwitzerland
If you are looking to escape to the mountains for your honeymoon or simply for a romantic trip in the snow then the resort town of Crans-Montana is for you - picturesque, charming and unspoilt. It occupies a sunny south facing plateau overlooking the Rhône Valley, and boasts magical 360˚ panoramic mountain views taking in the peaks of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. The resort is actually comprised of the twin villages of Crans-sur-Sierre and Montana, with neighboring Aminona close by. Crans is the real hub for the area, containing most of the nightlife as well as numerous designer outlets, whilst Montana is quieter.  

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