Hostess with the Mostess: A Modern Spin on the Traditional White Wedding

by Azure

by Morgan Spenla - the Creative, DIY Bride! via Hostess with the Mostess.com The Vibe: This contemporary ‘White Wedding’ took a spin on the traditional to feature creative designs by a do-it-yourself bride. The goal was to create an atmosphere that captured a whimsical and romantic feel within the clean look of a contemporary celebration. The dreamy backyard venue featured an ideal garden setting and 360-degree view of the Pacific Ocean, rolling meadows and brilliantly green...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: DIY Toasting Flutes… Made Simple!

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About It's A Jaime Thing Inspired by these photos taken by photographer Erin Hession, found via Brenda's Wedding Blog, I decided to create my own happy little version of toasting flutes for my sister's recent bridal shower... Below are the flutes I created, complete with colorful swirly wrapped stems. All it took were some sparkly rhinestone sticker appliques, Swarovski crystal beads and turquoise blue wire. They turned out to be fun and perfectly stylish in her wedding colors! ...

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Hello!Lucky: Invitation Trend: Luxury for Less

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Special Feature from Eunice & Sabrina Moyle of Hello!Lucky Necessity is the mother of invention – or in this case, invitations– and we can’t be happier to say that the silver lining of the economic downturn is that stylish, budget-friendly invitation options are cropping up everywhere! Hello!Lucky’s new digital line is printed on gorgeous letterpress papers, giving you the feel of letterpress for half the price or less. 100 invitations come in at just $240, including...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: RnR Bride part deux

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About Rock 'n Roll Bride Hello and welcome to guest blogger RnR Bride part deux. I hope you enjoyed my first post and have been chomping at the bit for more…but if not then don’t tell me, I’ll only get upset. I am been a massive fan of Sloan Photographers. I love featuring their edgy, unique photographs on Rock 'n Roll Bride and I always check their blog for new and exciting weddings. When I stumbled across this little gem I knew it was the perfect wedding for my second...

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Always A Blogsmaid: Owning Vs. Renting!

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About Always A Blogsmaid Even if you are looking to trim your budget, you may not want to to scrimp on style. Lately, I've been advising my clients to consider working with your florist or decorator to supply some of your own materials. Sometimes buying your own votives, pillars, candelabras or even vases may enable you to get the look you want for less. It's not uncommon that you'll have to pay your florist a small handling fee for the items, but it's often a small price to pay to...

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A DIY Wedding… with Professional Flowers

by Azure

Sometimes, being a DIY bride isn’t as much of a money saver as you expect. After all, professionals have a little perk known as “wholesale prices.” Fiftyflowers.com gives you the best of both worlds. Their DIY packages let you purchase all the flowers you need to make your own bouquets and table arrangements at deeply discounted prices. Depending on the flowers you want, you could save $200-$300. Here’s the catch though, these are fresh flowers, so ideally you’d have them...

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Bubbly Bride: Welcoming your Guests in Style

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About Bubbly Bride When your friends and family fly in from around the country, it is always nice to have something to welcome them and let them know how grateful you are they came! This is especially important for destination weddings since most of your guests traveled further to attend. You want to introduce your guests to the city and let them know all of the fantastic sights and places to eat during their down time. Another great idea is to include an itinerary for the long...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Buds & Blossoms…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Less Is More With Affordable Decor! If you're looking for fun, affordable decor ideas for your wedding day, why not head over to cb2? They have an adorable array of bud vases to incorporate into your wedding or home! Cut down on your flower costs by using one stem for each vase. Bunch your vases in small groups of three at round tables or line them up in a row across longer tables, such as your head table. Perhaps alternate them between...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Modern Moroccan Wedding

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About Hostess with the Mostess The modern Moroccan theme is sure to be a hit with your guests, and is perfect for an outdoor or beach wedding reception! The eclectic, colorful vibe exudes romance and mystery. This theme is perfect for any bride with a penchant for creative details like metallic gold branches, exotic fabrics, jewel-toned hues, and Casbah lanterns. Use lightweight, gemstone-inspired fabrics such as chiffon or dupioni silk for festive table runners, and fill colored...

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