Archive for January, 2012
A “save the date” is a wonderful way to notify your friends and family when you have chosen your wedding date. This allows them time to plan for travel and calendar the date.
Save the date notices may be casual and sent by regular mail, a formal notice that coordinates with your invitation suite, electronic through an online service such as Paperless Post or a video sent by email.
You’ll find lots of creative save the date videos on YouTube. Here are two that can give you an idea:
Jeff + Erin – a major studio production video
Stephanie + David – more of an indie style approach, which is every bit as creative
Do you have your copy of Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2012?
I’m still working through my copy and there are tons of inspirational ideas from the front to back covers. One that sparked my interest is breakfast mini bites. Replacing or enhancing on the already trendy late night snacks of comfort food (think mini gourmet mac + cheese, sliders, chili + fries), everyone loves breakfast, so why not?
When the clock strikes midnight and your guests are looking for munchies, bring out the breakfast mini bites!
Croque Monsieur with Gruyere cheese, Dijon mustard and ham; French toast sticks served in shots of hot mapled rum; crisp prosciutto nests filled with soft-baked quail eggs; and glazed or cinnamon- sugar apple-cider doughnuts. Re-create your breakfast favorites into mini bites!
The lovely Miriam & Alexis tied the knot December 10, 2011 and wanted to tie in both their backgrounds, favorite things and of course some fun! The couple was so happy all night and it was such a fun celebration seeing two genuinely unite as one.
From a mariachi band playing as guests arrive, to the elephant processional in The Horseshoe Garden, to sushi & sashimi in The Courtyard for the cocktail hour – everyone was sure to enjoy themselves!
And to top it off the couple was escorted into The Georgian Ballroom by Chinese Lion Dancers for their grand entrance. For dinner – a Mediterranean style buffet highlighted with a beautiful ice sculpture.
It truly was a magical night to remember for all friends & family involved! Congratulations Miriam & Alexis!
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® states it “emanates heat and energy”.
The Austin based blog, Tutto Bella, posted this color board taking ”Tangerine Tango down the aisle.”
Orange Floral Cake: Accidental Chic | Custom Rubber Stamps: Martha Stewart | Pillows in Lounge Area: Bridal Bliss | Moroccan Style Wedding with Umbrella: Style Me Pretty | Orange Chiavari Chairs and Table Setting: Snippet and Ink | Orange Bouquet with Teal Base: Bella Grace Floral | Protea Centerpiece:Bella Grace Floral | Spiky Protea Orange and Green Table Setting: Weddingdress Online Shop | Orange and White Menu: Simply Posh Design | Orange Drinks: Jet Fete | Orange Flower Balls: Bliss and That…
This past fall I had the pleasure of working with Ellie & Michael on their amazing Georgian Ballroom wedding! I absolutely loved this couple, as they were a complete joy to work with and obviously so in love. Their wedding coordinators, Slomique and Alice with Carpe Diem Events, completely transformed The Georgian Ballroom, where every detail was thought of and perfectly executed. The guest tables were gorgeous! They also created a spectacular backdrop for the ceremony, which took place in The Horseshoe Garden.
Here is Ellie & Michael’s same day edit video, by Daniel Boswell of Imagique Weddings:
And here are some of Ellis & Michael’s wedding photos, taken by Callaway Gable:
Congratulations Ellie & Michael!
A trend I’ve noticed that’s getting better and better is wedding websites! They’re a great creative outlet for couples to share their stories (including the very important proposal story!), display engagement photos, and share information with your guests. Websites can help to narrow down the calls, emails and texts from everyone wanting to know where to stay, how to get to the church and where you’re registered!
The Huffington Post recently posted an article by Kimberly Miller with tips on creating an amazing weddings website. Here are a few of my favorite tips from Kimberly:
Easy, Memorable URL: If available, try to secure a domain name that has both of your names – this makes it more memorable for your family and a bit more special for you, too. Try combinations like these examples:
RSVP Form: Let your guests RSVP straight from the website. An easy way to do this and keep it all organized is to make a form using Google Docs, embed it in the site, and set up the form to notify you when someone has sent an RSVP.
Make this form short and sweet with a comments section so your guests can send a personalized message. Here’s an idea for what fields to include in your RSVP form:
- Will you be attending? _ Accept With Pleasure _ Regretfully Decline
- List all Names of Guests Attending/Not Attending
- Email Address
- Vegetarian Dish
Your Special Touch: Whether the site is designed with your wedding colors or you both have a favorite font – be sure to add a sweet digital token of your love to the site to make it yours. Other ideas include:
- Wedding Party List – Show your friends you’re grateful for all their support by mentioning them with his and hers lists. You can even list a fun fact about why they were chosen like “Sam introduced us at her Halloween party!”
- Comment Form – This lets people leave general well wishes on your site that will be displayed publicly.
Vendors: Want to show some love to that cute Etsy shop that handmade your dress? Here’s the chance to promote vendors that you’re excited about. You can list this as links to their sites with a short description of why you love them.
Wedding Date: Be sure to include this on the homepage and many additional pages, perhaps at the bottom of each page or incorporated at the top in the header.
Click here to read the full Huffington Post article.
What are your thoughts on having a wedding website?
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