It’s A Jaime Thing: Swoon Over Custom Wedding Maps, Lettering, Signs, and more!

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Swoon Over It ~ For That Extra Creative Touch... ...Yes, It's Definitely Swoon-Worthy! Oh, brides! Exciting news! My friend Amanda over at The Blissful Bride has opened up her new shop. It offers the perfect solution for anyone who wants to add that special touch to their wedding or other event and really make a good impression on guests! Introducing the Swoon Over It :: Modern Calligraphy Studio: If you haven't been over there to visit yet, be sure...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Metal and Lace

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About Ever After Wedding Market Metal and lace create a dichotomy of delicate details and weathered metal in this theme suggested by Artful Beginnings. The Black and White Lotus Pendant from Blazer Arts is a wonderful example of combining metal with a delicate treasure. It features an oxidized sterling silver flower blossom with a genuine black fresh water pearl at the center. The Fair Trade Green Tourmaline Ring from McFarland Designs spotlights a California green tourmaline in a...

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Always A Blogsmaid: Green Gifting with your Wedding Registry

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About Always A Blogsmaid If green living is a way of life for you, you should consider starting a registry with 3R Living. This Brooklyn Based company has items for the home from cookware to bedding, all of it eco friendly and most of it pretty design friendly as well. Started by an actual couple, they have filled their catalogue with items that are design friendly and useful. For the couple looking to live green and not break the bank, this is an amazing option, as the products...

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Liven up your cocktail dress with wedding dress designer Alexis Georgio!

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While attending the National Bridal Market Chicago a few weeks back, I was lucky enough to catch designer Alexis Georgio’s latest in the runway show on March 29th. During the show, Georgio (known for his elegant, couture evening, special occasion, and bridal gowns) debuted his fun and sassy Cocktail Leggings. These beautiful beaded leggings look adorable with a short cocktail frock! Pair them with that sassy dress you bought especially for your bachelorette party, or surprise...

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Bridesmaid beauty cubed

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Special Feature by Zirconique Jewelry can be the perfect gift for your bridesmaids – you know they will love it and re-use it. If you’re concerned about the cost, you should consider getting cubic zirconia, an inexpensive alternative to traditional diamonds. There are many grades of cubic zirconia. As a rule, the more facets a stone has, the more it will look like a real diamond. When high-grade cubic zirconia is set into real gold or platinum, it can be hard for some jewelers...

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

by Azure

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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Give your bridesmaids something to clutch

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Your bridesmaids will clutch their hands to their hearts when they see these gorgeous little purses from Beegee bags. These clutches are perfect for holding just a few things for the busy bridesmaid... With room for some touch-up lip gloss for you. Beegee is a deliberately small company, which means that each bag is sewn in-house for personal attention to detail. They have a ton of beautiful styles and fabrics available, but if you have a special pattern in mind, never fear!...

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For the Groom: Get Cuffed

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Sometimes as a groom you can feel like a human accessory - or a backdrop for your beautiful bride. It can be a hard world for a guy who wants to add a little personality without going with the wacky ruffled shirt. That's why you should become a connoisseur of cuff links. They're a sly way of letting the real you show even while you're the picture of perfect traditional tuxedoed manhood. Etsy.com is a great place to start. You'll find custom gifts for your groomsmen, or plenty of...

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12 Ways to Use Lavender in Your Wedding

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Special feature by Ginna Gemmell of Lavender Green Chris and I just celebrated our 32nd Wedding Anniversary. It seems as though we've been together for our entire lives and it feels as though we have just fallen in love. A paradox! We were married in 1969 on our family farm, which is now LavenderGreen. Our wedding was simple in ceremony and music and yet lush with 300 guests, great food cooked outdoors, and lots of love! There were flowers and fragrance everywhere as I remember....

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Bridesmaids’ Luncheon: Giving Back to the Girls Who Give to You

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It’s an occupational hazard that I look at almost everything in terms of weddings! A friend was showing me these dishes at Rosanna Inc the other day and I said “They would be perfect for a bridesmaid’s luncheon.” She had zero idea what I was talking about. So, if you’re similarly baffled, here’s the scoop: A bridesmaid’s lunch is a bridal shower in reverse. You take your bridesmaids (and any other important women in the wedding party) out to a nice old-fashioned...

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