Having a hard time finding the right songs for your big day? Below are the Top-10 Most Requested Songs for weddings:
John Mayer – Your Body Is A Wonderland
Adele – Make You Feel My Love
Hall & Oats – Sarah Smile
Norah Jones – Feelin’ the Same Way
Van Morrison – Someone Like You
Seal – Kiss From A Rose
Tim McGraw – My Best Friend
Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
Billy Joel – Piano Man
Michael Buble – Everything
Also, a great idea for a wedding favor is to personalize CD’s for guests that include your favorite songs of all time or some of the songs you are including in your wedding! This may take some time so don’t delay on this one!
Personal branding is an essential component for any wedding. Your new monogram will be used for much more than bath towels. Consider blind embossed monograms on your place cards, your new monogram in lighting shining on your dance floor, thank you notes, labels on table favors, printed menus at your reception, personal china, base plates, and stemware are just a few examples.
That’s why I’m so excited to introduce you to my new favorite resource: Connor Bespoke Weddings. I’m so in love with their elegant products and can’t wait to see the first wedding invitations with The Langham, Huntington, Pasadena!
I’ve asked Connor to write a guest blog for us, sharing some insight on monograms and the wedding planning process. Here’s what Connor had to say:
Designing your wedding invitation is such an exciting part of the planning process for your wedding. Some brides and grooms prefer to have a very traditional and elegant hand engraved invitation with no additional engravings. Others fancy the idea of utilizing an engraving of an image that is important and holds sentimental value for both the bride and groom.
For example, a couple who met at a Nantucket beach soiree might opt to use our house crab engraving coupled with their first initials. We have also noted that some couples truly enjoy being part of the creative process and opt to meet with our in house creative director to have a bespoke monogram of their first names created or to have their family crest engraved.
The exciting part about designing one’s own custom monogram or other bespoke engraved image is that it creates a personal branding that extends beyond the wedding suite and it can be utilized for personal branding well beyond the big day. For example, one might choose to employ the same image for their personal stationery in addition to their calling card, business card, gift tags and even writing tablets.
The wonderful part about having one’s own bespoke engraving is that we are always able to change and update the ink colors and paper stocks so that it remains fresh and contemporary.
Connor is available at Barneys New York boutiques. We are delighted to announce the arrival of our bespoke services in Beverly Hills by appointment. Please telephone 424.234.1852 or email at BeverlyHills@connornyc.com.
About Connor: Connor, inspired and named for the renowned 19th New York stationer John Connors, offers the finest hand-engraved papers for the 21st century. At the company atelier in France, Connor’s custom dies and images are engraved by hand in hardened steel, a method employed for two centuries to create impressions of the most intricate detail. Embossing is then achieved on the finest papers available that are the ideal medium for engraving, stamping and writing with a fountain pen while remaining eco-friendly.
Connor Bespoke Weddings offers brides-to-be a full range of elegant hand engraved engagement announcements, bridal shower invitations, wedding invitations, save the date and RSVP cards.
Are you looking for some fun ideas for signature drinks at your wedding? Why not add a little color and pizzazz to your cocktail reception (or enjoy a little while you are planning your big day). Here are some signature drink ideas sure to make your day more special:
Sweet Red Lips Cocktail
2 oz. Raspberry Liqueur
2 oz. Vodka
3 oz. Cranberry Juice
Mix all in a shaker with ice, strain into martini glass – garnish with raspberries and enjoy!
(Love the color Purple!)
2/3 oz. Blueberry Liqueur
1 1/3 oz. Vodka
Mix in a shaker with ice, strain into martini glass – garnish with lemon peel and blueberries and enjoy!
If we’ve met, you already know that I’m a huge fan of Pinterest. While searching around Pinterest I ran across the Bottle Your Brand Pinterest page, which led me to their website www.bottleyourbrand.com.
It was a nice surprise to read their labels are low cost; minimum orders start at only 10 labels. You can have tons of fun with custom labels for your attendants’ guest room amenities, use your new monogram as a label for your wedding favors, customize fond farewell gifts to place in your guest’s vehicles as a surprise upon departure, and even for bridal shower favors.
Wine and Beer Bottle Labels:
Water Bottle Labels:
Ladies, I just saw this the other day on a National Morning Show… Target now carries wedding dresses! It’s worth looking into, especially if you are on a budget. Elegant styles, but very inexpensive. Prices start at $99.99. They also carry dresses for your Bridesmaids.
Visit Target’s website for more information.
Simplicity at its finest. The décor at The Langham Huntington Pasadena speaks for itself and when you add a team of vendors that execute a flawless day for a wonderful couple, you can only imagine how beautiful the evening can be, such as the case was for Stephanie and Justin’s wedding. The best part of the entire evening was watching the bride relax with her husband on a love seat in our Lobby Lounge Foyer. Here, the two were relaxed and in love, Stephanie relaxing in her gorgeous gown and shoes, with her husband standing next to her enjoying some wonderful libations. Relaxed, happy and in love; what more can you ask for?
Thank you Jeannie Ward with the Wedding Jeannie for all your hard work, Christopher Todd Studio for providing Stephanie and Justin with the most unforgettable images of their magical day, Creative Floral Design for florals full of elegance, and Deidre Moore and Florin Maracine for providing the entertainment which topped off the evening.
Congratulations Stephanie and Justin! We were thrilled to be a part of your very special day!
We’ve watched over the years how creative weddings have become. Why stop there when you can set the precedence right away. Thank you to BREAK.COM for sharing this amazing proposal. We can’t get enough of it!
While I’m not one to wish anything to go wrong for your wedding, the fact is something will probably not go your way. This could be anything. Anything! From the string quartet showing up late, your makeup artist forgetting the red lipstick or the flowers wilting before the grand entrance, my best advice is to just go with the flow. What’s done is done and the more time you worrying, the less time you’ll have to enjoy with you family and friends and new husband.
Now even though something might go a little wrong, what can you do to prevent this? Think of buying a car. When you buy a car, you do your research. You get online and compare prices, dealerships, options. You know your budget. The same goes for a wedding. You need to know EXACTLY what you are committing to.
Putting a wedding together involves many of the same actions as buying a car. There so many vendors and details, you must do your research, read your contract thoroughly and ask questions before you sign. Just like a car, you are committing to spend a certain amount of money to each vendor and most of them have strict cancellation policies. And that very detailed rental contract is there to protect you. It’s there to ensure you receive exactly what you ordered.
Don’t be afraid to remind your vendors of this fact.
If you make any changes or updates to your rental order or contract, make sure you get a written confirmation from your vendor. The week before the wedding is really when everything comes together. Use this time to finalize all your rental orders, provide the guarantee to the hotel, confirm the arrival and strike times of your vendors and don’t be afraid to ask your coordinator for help. It’s a lot to keep track of!
The Langham requires a month of coordinator for exactly this reason. You need to feel confident in what you have contracted and that coordinator is there to keep an eye on your vendors, confirm the order and ensure everyone shows up on time. I promise you have other things to worry about on your wedding day!
Speaking of research, here are a few of my favorite resources for wedding planning:
Good luck! And don’t be afraid to ask for help or recommendations along the way!
Trying to think outside of the box when it comes to planning your rehearsal dinner? A fun idea is to host an interactive rehearsal dinner, which will bring both sides of your family together for an evening of fun and great memories. Recently, we hosted a BBQ on our Horseshoe Garden, where the attendees cooked their own food with the guidance of our chefs. We were able to customize the menu based on the host’s favorite dishes and recipes, making it a truly memorable night for everyone!
I started this blog looking for the Summer 2013 wedding dress trend, but came across this picture of Carrie Bradshaw in her gorgeous wedding gown:
It got me thinking. What other gorgeous and memorable movie wedding dresses are out there? I’ve included a few of my favorites. Can you tell me what movie they’re from?
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