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Calling All Atlanta Brides

by Azure

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when you start planning your wedding. Well, Bridal Bar opening today in Atlanta is the perfect place to start for discerning brides. Bridal Bar prescreens all of its wedding vendors and products simplifying your planning process. Relax at Bridal Bar’s boutique and enjoy a glass of champagne while perusing only the best wedding offerings in Atlanta. Sound too good to be true? It gets even better, all of Bridal Bar’s services are FREE. For you...

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Engage!09 ... A Wedding Industry Summit in Paradise

by Azure

I had the incredible honor of recently attending the engage!09 luxury wedding summit by the lovely and talented Rebecca Grinnals & Kathryn Arce of Engaging Concepts. With an unbelievable line-up of speakers including Carley Roney, Darcy Miller, Marcy Blum, Millie Martini-Bratten, Sylvia Weinstock, Antonia van der Meer, Simon T. Bailey and Preston Bailey, spectacular opening event design from Michelle Rago and closing party design from Jo-Anne Brown of Celebrations, invitations from...

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Love in Bloom: Ideas for Your Wedding Flowers

by Azure

Special Feature by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding. Someone once said, “Flowers are love’s truest language.” The selection of flowers is one of the most vivid reflections of the couple’s personal style and taste. You may prefer the look and fragrance of roses, lilies or gardenias, but many brides design their bouquets based on the meanings of various flowers—daisies for innocence, forget-me-nots for true love, honeysuckle for generosity and devoted affection, and ivy...

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Love These Stunning Clutches For Your Stylish, Garden-Inspired Wedding!

by Azure

Like many women, I love flowers. I've seen so many gorgeous weddings inspired by the vibrancy and beauty of blooming blossoms. I found these clutches, designed by Santi and on sale today at Gilt.com, to be perfect for a garden-inspired wedding. And at a 70 to 90% discount, with adorable versions for your bridesmaids, I just had to share! What do you think of these cute bridal clutches?

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Ever After Wedding Market:Let Watermelon Hues Inspire Your Wedding Day

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market For a bright summer wedding take inspiration from watermelon, one of the season’s sweetest and most colorful treats. Stickers with a Wedding Monogram Design from Simply Embellish Designs combine playfulness of design with elegant type. Equally charming is the Square CD Folio in Fresh Poppies Pink from Flyleaf Books which could be used to store CD archives of your wedding photographs or music from your reception. The pale green Nénuphar Earrings...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Orange, Peach, and Teal Edgy, Rock ‘n Roll Wedding

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Lori and Phillip are most definitely a couple with rock star credentials - check out how much they rocked these portraits. And I can't believe I've never seen a couple posing in a bath before, there is just something about that that I can't get enough of! Everything from the boys 50's style tuxes and the shots on the motorbike to the gorgeous flowers and the amazing peacock cake absolutely screams rock and rooooll! And don't forget to check out the new...

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Hostess with the Mostess: More Wedding Ideas and Inspiration from Artfool Events

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess Back in February, I shared with you one of my favorite spots to draw decor inspiration for your big day- professional event design portfolios. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the folks at Artfool have a true flair for creating a stunning, cohesive, sophisticated atmosphere at the events they design. Their website, chock full of color palette, floral design, and centerpiece ideas, is one of my first stops when I'm feeling...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Radiant Roses Wedding Ideas

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Roses are not strictly limited to your wedding bouquet! Our merchants demonstrate the wide variety of ways in which you can incorporate roses into your ceremony. Flowers always make a beautiful hair accessory and roses are no exception. The Floral Facinator from Ann Leslie Designs features an ivory rose embellished with Swarovski pearls and crystal with layers of French veiling between the petals. Agape Gifts has an equally elegant creation in the...

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Bright, Vibrant Florals for your Modern Wedding by La Petite Fleur

by Azure

Special Floral Feature from Carra Otten ofLa Petite Fleur Gretchen and Tom's wedding ceremony was held at Gloria Dei in Saint Paul, a very large and ornate, but very warm and welcoming, Lutheran church. The reception was at the uber chic, modern and fabulous Graves 601 Hotel. For all you brides out there wanting a modern wedding full of bright, vibrant colors, I hope you find these photos inspiring!

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Beautiful Florals for your Timeless Wedding by Petite Fleur

by Azure

Special Floral Feature from Carra Otten ofLa Petite Fleur You know you’ve got a satisfied bride when, upon seeing the finished florals on her wedding day, her response is…“Oh, oh, oh! I need to have another something soon so you can do the flowers for it. I know… you can do my funeral!” Enjoy these gorgeous, timeless bouquets and centerpieces from La Petite Fleur. Perfect pink, green, and ivory inspiration for your big day!

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Colorful Gerbera Daisy Wedding ~ Part 2

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing A second Sneak Peek from My Sister's Wedding! My sister and her new husband couldn't have planned a better wedding...it truly rocked! However, there is usually at least one funny story that comes out of most every wedding, so you know my sister had to have one too! After she booked her wedding reception to be held in the tent, we later found out that Prom was to take place the same evening, only inside of the building just a few hundred feet away. ...

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It’s A Jaime Thing… A Colorful, Gerbera Daisy Themed Soiree!

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing A Sneak Peek From My Sister's Wedding This Weekend... She's married. My little sister is officially married! The vows took place this weekend, so you know I couldn't wait to share the details with you. While I'm waiting for more pictures to roll in, here's a little sneak peek... Next week, I'll give you the rest of the details! (Please forgive my lovely photography skills...or rather, lack of! Did I mention my camera batteries died too? I wish I had...

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If April Showers Bring May Flowers, May Flowers Lead to Money

by Azure

Special Feature by Dr. Taffy Wagner, Creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and Debt Stops At The Altar Do you remember that nursery rhyme that said “April showers bring May flowers”? For brides-to-be, April showers bringing May flowers could mean you are in the process of choosing your floral arrangement. Choosing your floral arrangement is an investment. Therefore you must see it as a process. When you think about your wedding and you see your floral arrangement, what...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Red Rose Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess And... They’re off! With the Kentucky Derby this weekend, there is one particular flower on everyone’s mind. Red roses play a huge part in the Kentucky Derby, which has been fittingly christened the “Run for the Roses” due to the gorgeous garland of more than 400 red roses and bouquet of 60 long-stemmed red roses presented to the winning horse/jockey duo. Here are a few quick, easy, & budget-friendly centerpiece ideas to get you started… ...

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Spring Inspirations: Wedding Ideas

by Azure

About Always A Blogsmaid Even in the concrete jungle that I live in (New York City) we are graced with these gorgeous patches of green that are just flooded with color this time of year. Sometimes brides will ask me if a color scheme works, or where they should start with a theme or look. If you're a spring bride, you really don't need to look any further than out the window (or down the street to the park). Here is some SpringSpiration and how it looks in a wedding. Enjoy! ...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Garden Party Inspiration Board

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Enjoy the budding plants and blooming flowers of spring with this garden theme suggested by Daisyblu. The beauty of nature is apparent in these wedding invitations and accessories. For your bridal shower, serve tea and sweet treats at a botanical garden. At the wedding, decorate your venue with brightly colored paper lanterns and spring flowers. Give small potted plants as favors or use packets of seeds as seating cards. Try decorating your cake with...

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Hostess with the Mostess: More fabulous event design inspiration from The Special Event

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess Two weeks ago for my Savvy Scoop guest post, I featured amazing photos from the Wedding Lunch to get your “black & white wedding” juices flowin’! After this stimulating and inspirational lunch, we walked through The Special Event’s Exhibit Gallery. The first room we walked through in the Exhibit Gallery featured a contemporary silver & white design (perfect for wedding inspiration!), and judging from the oohs and aahs echoing throughout the...

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Always a Blogsmaid: Carnation Sensation- Part Deux!

by Azure

About Always a Blogsmaid We received such positive feedback on the Getting Creative with Carnations Savvy Scoop post by Hostess with the Mostess, that we thought you could use a Part Deux- Carnation Sensation! It's been so exciting to see more florists using carnations. Fleurs did a post on the "C" word a few weeks ago and tons of magazines have been featuring them, but brides still haven't warmed up to these cheaper cousins. And, it's somewhat true, they face the stigma of...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Spring & Summer Decorating Inspiration

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess Since spring has finally sprung, I thought it would be fun to celebrate the imminent arrival of warmer weather with some spring-and-summer-appropriate decorating inspiration from one of my favorite entertaining books: The Perfect Wedding Details by Maria McBride. Whether you are planning an outdoor wedding or just looking for cute ideas for your bridal shower, this book is a great resource to draw creative inspiration! This adorable strawberry &...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Chocolate Dream

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Express your love of everything chocolate with this inspiring theme suggested by Flyleaf Books! Chocolate has been associated with love for centuries, ever since the Mayans first discovered the potential of the cocoa plant. Embellish your cake with delicate chocolate swirls or a velvety dusting of cocoa powder. Serve hot chocolate with desert or have a chocolate tasting with plenty of champagne. The rich brown tone of chocolate looks lovely paired with...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Black & White Inspiration

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess During my time at The Special Event 2009 in San Diego back in January, I attended the “Wedding Lunch”, and was beyond inspired! With 16 different Black & White table looks throughout the room, all designed by different companies, there was always something new to discover. Seeing such creativity and over-the-top glamour really got my wheels spinning! Just as Bubbly Bride said in her “I Thought Black Was For Funerals?” Savvy Scoop post, black...

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Always A Blogsmaid: Owning Vs. Renting!

by Azure

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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Bring the celebration home with a tropical-themed party!

by Azure

Destination Weddings are a popular choice for couples-to-be, and while the concept of a big party “away from it all” is exciting, not everyone can make it. Luckily, there are many ways a bride and groom can celebrate with family and friends who couldn’t make it to the big event. To help bring the party home, throw a small celebration with a tropical theme! Three simple steps to bring the celebration home (without throwing off your budget): 1. Use backyard decorations but keep...

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Saving money on wedding decorations

by Azure

Your wedding décor is one of the areas where you can get really flexible with your budget. There’s very little that’s mandatory nowadays, so spend on what you love and toss the rest. Here are a few tips to get you started. 1. Go with the season. In-season flowers are much cheaper than anything that has to be grown in a hothouse or imported. There’s beauty all year round, so check with your florist and see what will be available locally – you may even be able to work your...

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