Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Divalicious {dot} com

I love invitations, note cards, stationary, just pretty paper period. Finding the perfect invitation {letterpress of course} for my wedding was one of my favorite parts of planning. I spent hours pouring through samples. I soon learned that all brands are not created equal. So when I find a great printer, I stick with them.

Wedding Paper Divas {and their suite of companion brands...TinyPrints (love), et al.} are one of the most consistent, quality-driven, ├╝ber design-centric printers I've come across. I think they have a wonderful selection no matter your person style/taste.

Their wedding invitations are so beautiful, I was excited to hear that they now offer a free coordinating website! There's nothing worse than a poorly coordinated wedding. Everything doesn't have to {and shouldn't} match exactly, but it should blend.

The Divas are offering a free wedding website to go along with over 40 of their most popular wedding invitations. This means that you can now easily create an ad-free personal wedding website complete with online RSVP capabilities and more—and keep it FREE for one year!

Some of the features of the website include:
  • coordination with over 40 of Wedding Paper Divas invitation designs
  • easy to design, just point and click
  • custom domains
  • unlimited photos
  • music and video
  • online RSVP
  • blog
  • password protection
  • guest list manager 
  • ....and did we mention it's free?
So what are you waiting for?!? You know you're not really engaged until you put up your wedding website ;-)

 Free Wedding Website from Wedding Paper Divas

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pique + Interest = Pinterest

I started this blog because I felt that I had amassed {and continued to find} a collection of so many cute and wonderful things, but had nowhere to share them. I have a HUGE number of Google Bookmarks. And that was helpful if I wanted to search it to find something. But even for me, the bookmarks were limited and unfulfilling.

Pinterest is the answer to my wish. It combines my love of the visual and gives an outlet to my collection obsession. AND it feeds my need to organize and categorize EVERYthing.

I only wish this had been around when I was planning my wedding. It is a fabulous resource for any bride-to-be to help organize all of her ideas, to do lists, and ultimately her final wedding design board. And you can share it with your mom and besties and even allow others to contribute. There are also some incredibly talented people on this site with a fabulous eye for color, design and fashion. From bouquets, to dresses, to color schemes, to's a great way to quickly view and find new ideas for your big day!

So follow me and I will follow you and let's create something beautiful.  

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ode To A Bridesmaids Dress

Finding the perfect bridesmaids dress is even harder than finding The Dress.  Or at least it should be {unless you are a bridezilla...yes, You! I'm talking to you}.  I like to tell brides that if you are the main attraction, your backup singers should compliment you, not contrast you.  If you make your bridesmaids look ugly you only end up making Your day ugly {and the wedding photos will be a constant reminder}.

Every bride says that the dresses they select are ones that their bridesmaids can wear again. Yeah right.  But as a bride who actually achieved this feat {my bridesmaids have worn their dresses on more than one social occasion to prove it}, this post is dedicated to.... truly beautiful bridesmaids dresses that your friends would in fact wear again...ENJOY!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

To have and to B H L D N

I know everyone has been talking about the new bridal line launched by Anthorpologie last month.  For once, here is a fashion frenzy that's worth all the hoopla.  Just one look and I was smitten.  I told my husband I might have to leave him just so I can get remarried again {to him } and get my dress and shoes and trouseau all from B H L D N !

The great thing about their gowns -- for us married or not yet engaged girls -- is that most of them don't look like the traditional wedding gown.  So even if you don't have a wedding march in your near future, you can still snag one of these gorgeous gowns for your next gala, ball or fancy smancy party.  Oh and did I mention the unmentionables!

For the betrothed set....lucky, lucky you!  You really will be a sight to B H L D if you and your besties {the main event only looks more beautiful with gorgeous sidekicks} choose one of these lovely gowns.  So head over to B H L D N and start figuring out what kind of bride are you? {I'm a Nostalgic Romantic if anyone cares to know ;-)}

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Non-Traditional Chic

Are you the bride that bucks the trend. That wants to stand out. To be different.  Well for all the fans of Anthropologie {and all those soon-to-be new fans} you'll be ecstatic to hear that Anthropologie is launching its own line of wedding apparel and accessories--- BHLDN.  When?  Well ♥February 14th♥ of course!

From what I have seen and heard, the line is amazing.  From wedding gowns to bridesmaids dresses, and everything in between.  The ultimate in femininity. 

To be continued......