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  • What a Wonderful World Artist: Louis Armstrong Album: Not Provided Description Not Provided Lyrics http://popup.lala.com/popup/937030274867331560

    I see trees of green, red roses too
    I see them bloom for me and you
    And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

    I see skies of blue and clouds of white
    The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
    And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

    The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
    Are also on the faces of people going by
    I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
    They're really saying I love you.

    I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
    They'll learn much more than I'll never know
    And I think to myself what a wonderful world
    Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world. Video Not Provided
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  • Dress


    Calvin Klein Empire Satin Gown - $218


    Veil


    Full Side Blusher Birdcage Veil with Detachable Ivory Feather Flower with Fresh Water Pearls Center Fascinator - $77


    Bracelet


    Pearl-cluster bracelet - $78


    Earrings


    Givenchy Glass Pearl (10mm) Earrings - $26


    Shoes


    Sexy RSVP Pump - $15.53


    Shoe Clips


    Melina shoe clips - $25


     


    TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT: $ 439.53



     

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  • PWer Chest173 provides directions for making these gorgeous paper flower bouquets!  These are perfect for creating a whimsical look in floral for your bridal party, would make a fabulous toss bouquet, or can be used in an infinite number of ways to decorate your ceremony and reception.  


    __________________________________________________________________


    Materials


    Masking tape(I like it better than green floral tape, I think it was stickier and if it showed at all, it matched)


    Very light text weight paper, or tissue paper


    Wooden skewers-I broke them up to be about 4 inches


    Scissors


    Yarn-for the big fluffy ones, they add a nice texture and break it up a bit


    Styrofoam ball-whatever size you want, I used the biggest I could find!



    Carnations


    1. Roll up a small piece of paper and attach with tape to the top of the skewer, this is to keep the petals from just falling off. I did this with the rosettes too.


    2.Cut between 4-8 circles, depending on how big you want the flower, and poke a small hole in the middle


    3.Starting with the first piece of paper, scrunch it up, no need to be neat with it! And continue with all the pieces of paper. Add a little piece of tape on the bottom to keep them from sliding out too.


    I used 3 different colors for these because I wanted them to be the main flower




    Rosettes


    1.Cut a spiral out of a piece of paper, about 4x4 inches


    2.Roll all the way down, slightly pinching just to make it tight


    3.Slide a skewer through the top and add a piece of tape underneath


    I used these mainly to fill the spaces left between the flowers since they are really small!



    Yarn Poms


    1.Twist about 3-4 feet(yes feet) of yarn between your fingers and slide off when finished


    2.Cut a single piece of yarn and place on top, pull very tight and tie at the end of the roll, not in the middle


    3.Cut through all the loops until you get a very messy ball


    4.Cut off all the ends until you are just left with a fuzzy ball


    5.Stick a skewer through the bottom(just a plain skewer, no paper or tape on it). There should be two little strings left from when you tied it, tape those to the skewer. They will be wobbly, but it's ok because the other flowers will hold it up






    I used the biggest size styrofoam ball Michaels had, I think 9 inches. I didn't push the flowers all the way down so it would be a little fuller. Each ball took about 150 flowers!



    Finished product!



     


     


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  • With a color printer, some card stock, and any bells and whistles of your choosing, you can create these gorgeous, romantic table numbers in no time!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Supplies:
    Color printer
    Card stock in color of your choice, 8.5" by 11"
    Paper cutter or scissors
    Gold acrylic craft paint
    Fine paintbrush

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Instructions:
    1. Table number templates 1-20 are available as .pdfs to download and print.
    2. Print table numbers onto card stock and cut out along provided lines.
    3. You can use the table numbers as is or add extra metallic details with gold craft paint and a fine brush. Use the paint to detail the floral border. Be sure to keep the brush relatively dry, especially if you've print your cards on an inkjet printer.

     

     

    Images courtesy: Olivia Kanaley

     

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  • The Project Wedding team is gearing up to see the latest and greatest in wedding fashion April 10th through the 12th at the Weddingchannel Couture Show's semi-annual fashion market.  We will be scoping out gorgeous Fall 2010 trends and bringing you live updates from the most highly anticipated fashion shows. 



    Image Courtesy Oscar de la Renta



    Vera Wang



    Monique Lhuillier


     


    We're looking forward to bringing you coverage of the following designers, plus much more:


    Oscar de la Renta


    Vera Wang


    Monique Lhuillier


    Romona Keveza


    Reem Acra


    Lazaro


    Alvina Valenta


    Jim Hjelm


    Priscilla of Boston


    Adele Wechlser


    Watters


    Wtoo


    Paloma Blanca


    Mikaella


    Badgley Mischka


    Amsale


    Kenneth Pool


    Christos


    Alfred Angelo


    Nicole Miller


    Priscilla of Boston


    Melissa Sweet


    Platinum by Priscilla of Poston


    Vineyard Collection


     


     

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    Splurge:  Silver Filigree Diamante Vintage Headband  $235.00 at etsy





    Steal:  The Ritz Bridal Headband  $82.00 at etsy




    Splurge:  Rhinestone Flowers and vintage petal headband  $70 at etsy




    Steal:  Versailles rhinestone headpiece  $15 at etsy










    OMG...those are all just so gorgeous to stare at!! great finds!!




    GREAT finds! I love that last one!




    I just ordered mine! It's going to look like this on



    but the material looks like this



    I'll post pics when I get it! It's from Luciabella1 on etsy!




    I adore that first one!




    I love that, jennypaul!!!  Very vintage/greek!




    I love that last one that Wildefirej29 posted!  It's beautiful and what a great deal!


    Jenny - I love the headband that you ordered.  I can't wait to see pics when it's finished!




    I love them... What a great post wildfire! 


    I love the last two you posted. 




    LOVE LOVE the steal!!! :)




    i love the last one!!!! super pretty. i have to stop looking at these... :(




    great steals!

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  • PWer ShellS had a romantic beach wedding in Maui.  


    At her gorgeous outdoor reception, she had large ferns and twigs inside tall etched vases, surrounded by four smaller square vases containing full arrangements of ivory mums, hydrangeas, and roses.  Starfish placed around each table added to the beach theme.  


    Each guests place setting had a linen napkin tied up with an simple sea foam green canvas ribbon, met in the center by elegant place cards in DIY calligraphy script.    


    Calligraphy by ShellS


    Place cards by Sycamore Street Press


    Florals by Della Peacock of Dellables


    Photography by ShellS and groom




     




     


     

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    Here is a entire ensemble for under $500 from ONE store..


    Not only can you shop within a budget but you don't have to go to a million different stores to find everything. 
    This Pickup gown is beautiful and looks great on almost any body type. 
    And to accent the pickup is a long cathedral veil, it gives it a bold and very bridal look to it.
    To finish it off these beautiful shoes that you can get in any color.
    I picked very simple jewelry for this ensemble because it really didn't need much more. 

          








    Dress $249.99 + $15 shipping = $264.99
    Veil  $69.99 + $6.95 = $76.94
    Shoes $59.99 + $6.95 = $65.95
    Earrings & necklace set $20
    total = $427.88


    Dress:



    http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49976986&currentIdx=89&subCategory=-49998493|-49976995|-49976986&catentryId=6165416&sort=


    Veil :


    http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49997484&currentIdx=0&subCategory=-49998498|-49997998|-49997484&catentryId=2001046&sort=


    Shoes:


    http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49981499&currentIdx=7&subCategory=-49998498|-49997996|-49981499&catentryId=6087426&sort=

    Earrings & Necklace set:


    http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49997476&currentIdx=8&subCategory=-49998498|-49997997|-49997476&catentryId=6096896&sort=






     


     

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  • 1. Don't be superbride.

    You're smart, you're focused, you're energetic. But you're still one woman. Superbrides—those engaged gals who devote every waking hour to wedding planning, brushing aside all offers of help—eventually run out of steam and end up near the big day with favors unassembled, invitations unstamped, shoes undyed, heads uncounted. How to avoid this fate? Call in your trusty sidekicks before you're really scrambling. Here's a little secret: People want to help. So do yourself a huge favor and accept their kind offers. Then, once you've got a cadre of pals stuffing your envelopes, sit back and have your toenails polished. You deserve it.


     


     


    2. Don't have a cash bar.

    Forcing guests to reach into their sequinned clutches every time they want to enjoy a celebratory champagne or a refreshing gin and tonic is just plain rude. Think of it like this: You invite people to a party—your wedding, for heaven's sake!—and then you ask them to shell out for part of the fun. It's a recipe for bad feelings! Keep in mind that you don't have to have a top-shelf bar; in fact, there are plenty of other ways to serve and save. You could offer wine and beer only or create a signature cocktail. You might have an open bar during the cocktail hour only and serve wine at dinner. Ask your caterer to suggest lower-cost options.


     


     


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    3. Don't include registry info on invites.

    Registering is a good thing for everyone. When gift buyers are steered to the things you actually want and need, it saves them time—and saves you from having to contend with a pile of cut-crystal candy bowls. Registry info, however, does not belong on your wedding invitation. Why? Giving wedding gifts is never mandatory, though the vast majority of attendees will naturally want to do just that. Best way to get the message across is by word of mouth on the part of your mother or your bridesmaids or on bridal-shower invites.


     


     


    4. Don't be bossy with your bridesmaids.

    In the most traditional sense, your bridesmaids, in particular your maid of honor, are there to stand up for you as you take your vows, to act as witnesses to this solemn event. Somewhere along the line, bridesmaids have become, well, more like maids, and to an extent there's nothing wrong with that. These are your sisters, cousins, best friends, future in-laws, and there's something sort of sweet about the way they gather around you, wearing finery you picked out, helping you pin up your bustle, holding your flowers. But some brides ask (or worse, demand) far more: They expect their bridesmaids to shell out for needlessly expensive outfits, to run endless errands, to wear their hair just so, to attend (and buy gifts for) countless all-for-you parties. Don't let this happen. Be sensitive to how you'd feel if the tables were turned. Gifts to the maids are always welcome, of course, but a little kindness and care go a lot further than any pashmina shawl or monogrammed trinket.


     


     


    5. Don't make guests cool their heels for hours between ceremony and reception.

    I once attended a lovely wedding in a quaint wooden church in a rural area. Beautiful. Then I checked my invite. What?! The reception was scheduled for much later in the day, at a location that was a good 45-minute drive away. Sometimes it can be hard to plan a perfectly seamless schedule, especially if your heart is set on sites that are wildly inconvenient to one another or if your ceremony and reception times don't line up. But do your best. If you really must wed at, say, your childhood church, confine your search for reception locales to local spots. If that's truly impossible or if you can't avoid a time gap, provide transportation and/or a comfortable spot for guests to hang out while they wait.


    6. Don't plan a difficult destination wedding.

    Ah, the lure of the exotic faraway wedding—you can just picture it, can't you? Exchanging vows on top of a volcano in Hawaii… or how about in a ski gondola or on a majestic slope in the Austrian Alps? Hmmm, nice idea, but will Grandma Gert be up to the trip? Will your college pals drain their bank accounts to get there? No, and no. Destination weddings can be terrific, but as with any wedding, it's not only about you, it's also about your guests. While some friends and families welcome—and can afford—an Alpine adventure, others will end up resenting the cost and hassle or simply decline the invitation. Make it easy for everyone by (a) choosing a well-traveled locale, (b) planning well in advance and (c) providing information and help (securing group rates, for example). Bon voyage!


     


     


    7. Don't go DIY crazy.

    You know that clever bride who sewed her own dress and designed and made her own invitations? Or the one who baked her own three-tiered cake? Everyone's in awe of the girls who can do these things, and I say good for them—if they did it because they really, really wanted to, and if they managed not to get stressed out. The point of these projects is to use your craft/sewing/baking/designing skills to save money and to put a one-of-a-kind stamp on some aspect of the wedding. But if you are really not the hands-on type, don't drive yourself crazy hot-gluing tulle and folding fiddly favors until 3 a.m. Do only what you can, and beg, borrow or buy the rest.


     


     


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    8. Don't let your parents (or his!) steamroller your invite list.

    Back in the old days, when parents footed the bill and brides were barely out of high school, the invite list was more Mom and Dad's idea of a good party than the bride and groom's. Times have changed, but that doesn't stop some pushy parents from insisting on having the whole book club/golf club/garden club/Elk's Lodge at your wedding. The best advice is to brush up on your negotiating skills and start early. Once you have a budget in mind, you can rough out the number of guests it's feasible to invite. Then ask both sets of parents for invite lists, in order of preference, so you can cut from the bottom if necessary. Stay in charge!


     


     


    9. Don't forget about your fiancé.

    Doesn't sound like something you'd do, but plenty of women surprise themselves. We've got our heads stuck in a glossary of floral terms (tussy mussy? anemone?) when all our men know is that there will be flowers at the wedding. We're neglecting our regular TV and pizza night in favor of dress fittings. Hey, listen up: You're not just having a wedding, you're getting married—to that guy over there, sitting on the couch, munching a cold slice of pizza. Put aside the bridal to-do lists and go give him a hug, would you? All kidding aside, the engagement can be a stressful period for a couple. This is not just party-planning time, it's major life transition time. So talk to each other. Talk about your life together. Talk about what color you want to paint the bedroom, what you want to name the puppy you'll adopt—whatever. Anything but flowers and crab-cake appetizers, please.


     


     


    10. Don't bow to bridal peer pressure.

    It's insidious. You just got back from a friend's wedding and you're battling the green monster: She had an eight-piece band (while you booked an inexpensive DJ). She had Dom Perignon, you're having a nice sparkling wine. Well, stop right there. If you scramble your plans to best hers (or anyone else's), two things will happen: 1) You'll go over budget and 2) you'll hate yourself for it. Worse, you'll veer off the course you set for yourself when you imagined your own dream wedding. And you'll hate yourself for that, too. She made her wedding hers. And you're making your wedding yours. And that's an “I do!”


     


    Source:


    http://www.bridalguide.com/etiquette-tradition/article.cfm?aID=947


     

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  • DIY Card Box (With Instructions)



    Inspiration: its.nicsknack's photo frame card box       My Finished Cardbox (Without Photos):


                            


    Yeah, I know I'm not officially engaged yet. However, not having classes this semester makes for a LOT of free time. I went to Walmart this afternoon to go grocery shopping, and I picked up the materials to start my DIY Cardbox. 


    PART 1 - Construction of the Box - COMPLETE


    Materials Needed to Construct the Frame of the Box


    4 Solid Wood Frames (I got mine for $4 each at Walmart - they were 8x11 - I wouldn't go smaller than that)


    8 Utility Door Hinges (I used Bulldog Hardware 1" D-90 Utility Hinges from Walmart in the tool aisle - 2 pk for 99 cents) 


    Screwdriver (regular is fine, but power is much better)


    Hammer & Nail (or drill bit)


    Instructions


    STEP 1 - Take the back and the glass out of the frames so that you only are working with the frames. Draw two circles using the holes of the hinge. The hinge should be on the VERY outer edge of the frame, but should not fall off of the frame. The edge of the hinge should like up with the inside part of the frame (see Step 4 for what I mean by this).



    STEP 2 - Using a drill bit or a hammer and nail (then a screwdriver), drill holes for the screws so it's easier to put together. You should do this for three frames. You'll want to wait to do it for the 4th frame so that you can make sure it will all fit together.



    STEP 3 - Attach the hinge to frame 1.


    It should look like this:



    STEP 4 - Attach Frame 1 and 2. Remember that if you drilled the holes already, it will be MUCH easier to put together.


    It should look like this when attached:


     


    STEP 5 - Attach Frame 2 to Frame 3.



    STEP 6: Set Frame 4 on the ground, and then set the three frames together on top of it so you can mark the holes in the brackets onto Frame 4. Then drill your holes onto Frame 4. Attach Frame 4 to Frame 1 and Frame 3.



    STEP 7 - Put the glass, (pictures can go in now too if you have them ready), and glass back in the frames.



    STEP 8 - Here is the finished frame (prior to decoration and putting the top and bottom on): 



    PART 2 - PAINTING THE FRAME - COMPLETE


    It took me FOREVER to paint the frames, and it was because of the materials I used. I picked up these two bottles of spray paint from Walmart:



    DO NOT use the Clear Glaze on top of the Flat Black. It stripped some of the color, and I had to repaint the entire thing!! Here is the finished paint job:



    PART 3 - CONSTRUCTING THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE CARD BOX - COMPLETE


    Materials for Base


    1 Sheet of Plywood (9.5 in x 9.5 in) (I used two because it was too thin for the screws)


    Lazy Susan (got mine at Home Depot in the cabinet accessory aisle - 6.99)


    Screwdriver & Screws


    Spraypaint


    4 utility hinges (I used 2" from Walmart - $1.97 for 2)


    Instructions for Base


    Step 1 - Spraypaint the plywood if you wish.


    Step 2 - Screw one side of the lazy susan onto the middle of the plywood. Set it aside.



    Step 3 - Screw the hinges onto the bottom inside of each photo frame. 


    Step 4 - Set the photo frame on top of the plywood with the lazy susan underneath. Screw the hinges onto the plywood. All done! [NOTE: Since my plywood was so thin (even double sheeted), the screws went through the bottom. It's annoying, but as long as it doesn't interfere with the lazy susan, it's ok.]



    Materials for Top


    1 inch foam board cut to 9.5 in x 9.5 in


    cardboard cut to 9.5 in x 9.5 in


    fabric


    scissors


    staple gun


    glue (optional)


    Instructions for Top


    Step 1 - Cut a 1 in x 7 in slot for the cards diagonally in both the foam board and the cardboard.


    Step 2 - Attach the cardboard to the foam board using either the staple gun or glue.


    Step 3 - Put the fabric pattern down and the foam board/cardboard piece on top of the fabric cardboard side up.


    Step 4 - Slice the fabric where the card hole is, and start upholstering from there, and work your way around the edges with your staple gun. Pull tight!



    Step 5 - Once you've finished upholstering, just place the top foam side up into your photo frame. You're done (at least, until you put your pictures in!)




     

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  • What a Wonderful World Artist: Louis Armstrong Album: Not Provided Description Not Provided Lyrics http://popup.lala.com/popup/937030274867331560

    I see trees of green, red roses too
    I see them bloom for me and you
    And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

    I see skies of blue and clouds of white
    The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
    And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

    The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
    Are also on the faces of people going by
    I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
    They're really saying I love you.

    I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
    They'll learn much more than I'll never know
    And I think to myself what a wonderful world
    Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world. Video Not Provided
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  • Dress


    Calvin Klein Empire Satin Gown - $218


    Veil


    Full Side Blusher Birdcage Veil with Detachable Ivory Feather Flower with Fresh Water Pearls Center Fascinator - $77


    Bracelet


    Pearl-cluster bracelet - $78


    Earrings


    Givenchy Glass Pearl (10mm) Earrings - $26


    Shoes


    Sexy RSVP Pump - $15.53


    Shoe Clips


    Melina shoe clips - $25


     


    TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT: $ 439.53



     

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  • PWer Chest173 provides directions for making these gorgeous paper flower bouquets!  These are perfect for creating a whimsical look in floral for your bridal party, would make a fabulous toss bouquet, or can be used in an infinite number of ways to decorate your ceremony and reception.  


    __________________________________________________________________


    Materials


    Masking tape(I like it better than green floral tape, I think it was stickier and if it showed at all, it matched)


    Very light text weight paper, or tissue paper


    Wooden skewers-I broke them up to be about 4 inches


    Scissors


    Yarn-for the big fluffy ones, they add a nice texture and break it up a bit


    Styrofoam ball-whatever size you want, I used the biggest I could find!



    Carnations


    1. Roll up a small piece of paper and attach with tape to the top of the skewer, this is to keep the petals from just falling off. I did this with the rosettes too.


    2.Cut between 4-8 circles, depending on how big you want the flower, and poke a small hole in the middle


    3.Starting with the first piece of paper, scrunch it up, no need to be neat with it! And continue with all the pieces of paper. Add a little piece of tape on the bottom to keep them from sliding out too.


    I used 3 different colors for these because I wanted them to be the main flower




    Rosettes


    1.Cut a spiral out of a piece of paper, about 4x4 inches


    2.Roll all the way down, slightly pinching just to make it tight


    3.Slide a skewer through the top and add a piece of tape underneath


    I used these mainly to fill the spaces left between the flowers since they are really small!



    Yarn Poms


    1.Twist about 3-4 feet(yes feet) of yarn between your fingers and slide off when finished


    2.Cut a single piece of yarn and place on top, pull very tight and tie at the end of the roll, not in the middle


    3.Cut through all the loops until you get a very messy ball


    4.Cut off all the ends until you are just left with a fuzzy ball


    5.Stick a skewer through the bottom(just a plain skewer, no paper or tape on it). There should be two little strings left from when you tied it, tape those to the skewer. They will be wobbly, but it's ok because the other flowers will hold it up






    I used the biggest size styrofoam ball Michaels had, I think 9 inches. I didn't push the flowers all the way down so it would be a little fuller. Each ball took about 150 flowers!



    Finished product!



     


     


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  • With a color printer, some card stock, and any bells and whistles of your choosing, you can create these gorgeous, romantic table numbers in no time!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Supplies:
    Color printer
    Card stock in color of your choice, 8.5" by 11"
    Paper cutter or scissors
    Gold acrylic craft paint
    Fine paintbrush

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Instructions:
    1. Table number templates 1-20 are available as .pdfs to download and print.
    2. Print table numbers onto card stock and cut out along provided lines.
    3. You can use the table numbers as is or add extra metallic details with gold craft paint and a fine brush. Use the paint to detail the floral border. Be sure to keep the brush relatively dry, especially if you've print your cards on an inkjet printer.

     

     

    Images courtesy: Olivia Kanaley

     

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  • The Project Wedding team is gearing up to see the latest and greatest in wedding fashion April 10th through the 12th at the Weddingchannel Couture Show's semi-annual fashion market.  We will be scoping out gorgeous Fall 2010 trends and bringing you live updates from the most highly anticipated fashion shows. 



    Image Courtesy Oscar de la Renta



    Vera Wang



    Monique Lhuillier


     


    We're looking forward to bringing you coverage of the following designers, plus much more:


    Oscar de la Renta


    Vera Wang


    Monique Lhuillier


    Romona Keveza


    Reem Acra


    Lazaro


    Alvina Valenta


    Jim Hjelm


    Priscilla of Boston


    Adele Wechlser


    Watters


    Wtoo


    Paloma Blanca


    Mikaella


    Badgley Mischka


    Amsale


    Kenneth Pool


    Christos


    Alfred Angelo


    Nicole Miller


    Priscilla of Boston


    Melissa Sweet


    Platinum by Priscilla of Poston


    Vineyard Collection


     


     

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    Splurge:  Silver Filigree Diamante Vintage Headband  $235.00 at etsy





    Steal:  The Ritz Bridal Headband  $82.00 at etsy




    Splurge:  Rhinestone Flowers and vintage petal headband  $70 at etsy




    Steal:  Versailles rhinestone headpiece  $15 at etsy










    OMG...those are all just so gorgeous to stare at!! great finds!!




    GREAT finds! I love that last one!




    I just ordered mine! It's going to look like this on



    but the material looks like this



    I'll post pics when I get it! It's from Luciabella1 on etsy!




    I adore that first one!




    I love that, jennypaul!!!  Very vintage/greek!




    I love that last one that Wildefirej29 posted!  It's beautiful and what a great deal!


    Jenny - I love the headband that you ordered.  I can't wait to see pics when it's finished!




    I love them... What a great post wildfire! 


    I love the last two you posted. 




    LOVE LOVE the steal!!! :)




    i love the last one!!!! super pretty. i have to stop looking at these... :(




    great steals!

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  • PWer ShellS had a romantic beach wedding in Maui.  


    At her gorgeous outdoor reception, she had large ferns and twigs inside tall etched vases, surrounded by four smaller square vases containing full arrangements of ivory mums, hydrangeas, and roses.  Starfish placed around each table added to the beach theme.  


    Each guests place setting had a linen napkin tied up with an simple sea foam green canvas ribbon, met in the center by elegant place cards in DIY calligraphy script.    


    Calligraphy by ShellS


    Place cards by Sycamore Street Press


    Florals by Della Peacock of Dellables


    Photography by ShellS and groom




     




     


     

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    Here is a entire ensemble for under $500 from ONE store..


    Not only can you shop within a budget but you don't have to go to a million different stores to find everything. 
    This Pickup gown is beautiful and looks great on almost any body type. 
    And to accent the pickup is a long cathedral veil, it gives it a bold and very bridal look to it.
    To finish it off these beautiful shoes that you can get in any color.
    I picked very simple jewelry for this ensemble because it really didn't need much more. 

          








    Dress $249.99 + $15 shipping = $264.99
    Veil  $69.99 + $6.95 = $76.94
    Shoes $59.99 + $6.95 = $65.95
    Earrings & necklace set $20
    total = $427.88


    Dress:



    http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49976986&currentIdx=89&subCategory=-49998493|-49976995|-49976986&catentryId=6165416&sort=


    Veil :


    http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49997484&currentIdx=0&subCategory=-49998498|-49997998|-49997484&catentryId=2001046&sort=


    Shoes:


    http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49981499&currentIdx=7&subCategory=-49998498|-49997996|-49981499&catentryId=6087426&sort=

    Earrings & Necklace set:


    http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49997476&currentIdx=8&subCategory=-49998498|-49997997|-49997476&catentryId=6096896&sort=






     


     

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  • 1. Don't be superbride.

    You're smart, you're focused, you're energetic. But you're still one woman. Superbrides—those engaged gals who devote every waking hour to wedding planning, brushing aside all offers of help—eventually run out of steam and end up near the big day with favors unassembled, invitations unstamped, shoes undyed, heads uncounted. How to avoid this fate? Call in your trusty sidekicks before you're really scrambling. Here's a little secret: People want to help. So do yourself a huge favor and accept their kind offers. Then, once you've got a cadre of pals stuffing your envelopes, sit back and have your toenails polished. You deserve it.


     


     


    2. Don't have a cash bar.

    Forcing guests to reach into their sequinned clutches every time they want to enjoy a celebratory champagne or a refreshing gin and tonic is just plain rude. Think of it like this: You invite people to a party—your wedding, for heaven's sake!—and then you ask them to shell out for part of the fun. It's a recipe for bad feelings! Keep in mind that you don't have to have a top-shelf bar; in fact, there are plenty of other ways to serve and save. You could offer wine and beer only or create a signature cocktail. You might have an open bar during the cocktail hour only and serve wine at dinner. Ask your caterer to suggest lower-cost options.


     


     


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    3. Don't include registry info on invites.

    Registering is a good thing for everyone. When gift buyers are steered to the things you actually want and need, it saves them time—and saves you from having to contend with a pile of cut-crystal candy bowls. Registry info, however, does not belong on your wedding invitation. Why? Giving wedding gifts is never mandatory, though the vast majority of attendees will naturally want to do just that. Best way to get the message across is by word of mouth on the part of your mother or your bridesmaids or on bridal-shower invites.


     


     


    4. Don't be bossy with your bridesmaids.

    In the most traditional sense, your bridesmaids, in particular your maid of honor, are there to stand up for you as you take your vows, to act as witnesses to this solemn event. Somewhere along the line, bridesmaids have become, well, more like maids, and to an extent there's nothing wrong with that. These are your sisters, cousins, best friends, future in-laws, and there's something sort of sweet about the way they gather around you, wearing finery you picked out, helping you pin up your bustle, holding your flowers. But some brides ask (or worse, demand) far more: They expect their bridesmaids to shell out for needlessly expensive outfits, to run endless errands, to wear their hair just so, to attend (and buy gifts for) countless all-for-you parties. Don't let this happen. Be sensitive to how you'd feel if the tables were turned. Gifts to the maids are always welcome, of course, but a little kindness and care go a lot further than any pashmina shawl or monogrammed trinket.


     


     


    5. Don't make guests cool their heels for hours between ceremony and reception.

    I once attended a lovely wedding in a quaint wooden church in a rural area. Beautiful. Then I checked my invite. What?! The reception was scheduled for much later in the day, at a location that was a good 45-minute drive away. Sometimes it can be hard to plan a perfectly seamless schedule, especially if your heart is set on sites that are wildly inconvenient to one another or if your ceremony and reception times don't line up. But do your best. If you really must wed at, say, your childhood church, confine your search for reception locales to local spots. If that's truly impossible or if you can't avoid a time gap, provide transportation and/or a comfortable spot for guests to hang out while they wait.


    6. Don't plan a difficult destination wedding.

    Ah, the lure of the exotic faraway wedding—you can just picture it, can't you? Exchanging vows on top of a volcano in Hawaii… or how about in a ski gondola or on a majestic slope in the Austrian Alps? Hmmm, nice idea, but will Grandma Gert be up to the trip? Will your college pals drain their bank accounts to get there? No, and no. Destination weddings can be terrific, but as with any wedding, it's not only about you, it's also about your guests. While some friends and families welcome—and can afford—an Alpine adventure, others will end up resenting the cost and hassle or simply decline the invitation. Make it easy for everyone by (a) choosing a well-traveled locale, (b) planning well in advance and (c) providing information and help (securing group rates, for example). Bon voyage!


     


     


    7. Don't go DIY crazy.

    You know that clever bride who sewed her own dress and designed and made her own invitations? Or the one who baked her own three-tiered cake? Everyone's in awe of the girls who can do these things, and I say good for them—if they did it because they really, really wanted to, and if they managed not to get stressed out. The point of these projects is to use your craft/sewing/baking/designing skills to save money and to put a one-of-a-kind stamp on some aspect of the wedding. But if you are really not the hands-on type, don't drive yourself crazy hot-gluing tulle and folding fiddly favors until 3 a.m. Do only what you can, and beg, borrow or buy the rest.


     


     


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    8. Don't let your parents (or his!) steamroller your invite list.

    Back in the old days, when parents footed the bill and brides were barely out of high school, the invite list was more Mom and Dad's idea of a good party than the bride and groom's. Times have changed, but that doesn't stop some pushy parents from insisting on having the whole book club/golf club/garden club/Elk's Lodge at your wedding. The best advice is to brush up on your negotiating skills and start early. Once you have a budget in mind, you can rough out the number of guests it's feasible to invite. Then ask both sets of parents for invite lists, in order of preference, so you can cut from the bottom if necessary. Stay in charge!


     


     


    9. Don't forget about your fiancé.

    Doesn't sound like something you'd do, but plenty of women surprise themselves. We've got our heads stuck in a glossary of floral terms (tussy mussy? anemone?) when all our men know is that there will be flowers at the wedding. We're neglecting our regular TV and pizza night in favor of dress fittings. Hey, listen up: You're not just having a wedding, you're getting married—to that guy over there, sitting on the couch, munching a cold slice of pizza. Put aside the bridal to-do lists and go give him a hug, would you? All kidding aside, the engagement can be a stressful period for a couple. This is not just party-planning time, it's major life transition time. So talk to each other. Talk about your life together. Talk about what color you want to paint the bedroom, what you want to name the puppy you'll adopt—whatever. Anything but flowers and crab-cake appetizers, please.


     


     


    10. Don't bow to bridal peer pressure.

    It's insidious. You just got back from a friend's wedding and you're battling the green monster: She had an eight-piece band (while you booked an inexpensive DJ). She had Dom Perignon, you're having a nice sparkling wine. Well, stop right there. If you scramble your plans to best hers (or anyone else's), two things will happen: 1) You'll go over budget and 2) you'll hate yourself for it. Worse, you'll veer off the course you set for yourself when you imagined your own dream wedding. And you'll hate yourself for that, too. She made her wedding hers. And you're making your wedding yours. And that's an “I do!”


     


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    http://www.bridalguide.com/etiquette-tradition/article.cfm?aID=947


     

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  • DIY Card Box (With Instructions)



    Inspiration: its.nicsknack's photo frame card box       My Finished Cardbox (Without Photos):


                            


    Yeah, I know I'm not officially engaged yet. However, not having classes this semester makes for a LOT of free time. I went to Walmart this afternoon to go grocery shopping, and I picked up the materials to start my DIY Cardbox. 


    PART 1 - Construction of the Box - COMPLETE


    Materials Needed to Construct the Frame of the Box


    4 Solid Wood Frames (I got mine for $4 each at Walmart - they were 8x11 - I wouldn't go smaller than that)


    8 Utility Door Hinges (I used Bulldog Hardware 1" D-90 Utility Hinges from Walmart in the tool aisle - 2 pk for 99 cents) 


    Screwdriver (regular is fine, but power is much better)


    Hammer & Nail (or drill bit)


    Instructions


    STEP 1 - Take the back and the glass out of the frames so that you only are working with the frames. Draw two circles using the holes of the hinge. The hinge should be on the VERY outer edge of the frame, but should not fall off of the frame. The edge of the hinge should like up with the inside part of the frame (see Step 4 for what I mean by this).



    STEP 2 - Using a drill bit or a hammer and nail (then a screwdriver), drill holes for the screws so it's easier to put together. You should do this for three frames. You'll want to wait to do it for the 4th frame so that you can make sure it will all fit together.



    STEP 3 - Attach the hinge to frame 1.


    It should look like this:



    STEP 4 - Attach Frame 1 and 2. Remember that if you drilled the holes already, it will be MUCH easier to put together.


    It should look like this when attached:


     


    STEP 5 - Attach Frame 2 to Frame 3.



    STEP 6: Set Frame 4 on the ground, and then set the three frames together on top of it so you can mark the holes in the brackets onto Frame 4. Then drill your holes onto Frame 4. Attach Frame 4 to Frame 1 and Frame 3.



    STEP 7 - Put the glass, (pictures can go in now too if you have them ready), and glass back in the frames.



    STEP 8 - Here is the finished frame (prior to decoration and putting the top and bottom on): 



    PART 2 - PAINTING THE FRAME - COMPLETE


    It took me FOREVER to paint the frames, and it was because of the materials I used. I picked up these two bottles of spray paint from Walmart:



    DO NOT use the Clear Glaze on top of the Flat Black. It stripped some of the color, and I had to repaint the entire thing!! Here is the finished paint job:



    PART 3 - CONSTRUCTING THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE CARD BOX - COMPLETE


    Materials for Base


    1 Sheet of Plywood (9.5 in x 9.5 in) (I used two because it was too thin for the screws)


    Lazy Susan (got mine at Home Depot in the cabinet accessory aisle - 6.99)


    Screwdriver & Screws


    Spraypaint


    4 utility hinges (I used 2" from Walmart - $1.97 for 2)


    Instructions for Base


    Step 1 - Spraypaint the plywood if you wish.


    Step 2 - Screw one side of the lazy susan onto the middle of the plywood. Set it aside.



    Step 3 - Screw the hinges onto the bottom inside of each photo frame. 


    Step 4 - Set the photo frame on top of the plywood with the lazy susan underneath. Screw the hinges onto the plywood. All done! [NOTE: Since my plywood was so thin (even double sheeted), the screws went through the bottom. It's annoying, but as long as it doesn't interfere with the lazy susan, it's ok.]



    Materials for Top


    1 inch foam board cut to 9.5 in x 9.5 in


    cardboard cut to 9.5 in x 9.5 in


    fabric


    scissors


    staple gun


    glue (optional)


    Instructions for Top


    Step 1 - Cut a 1 in x 7 in slot for the cards diagonally in both the foam board and the cardboard.


    Step 2 - Attach the cardboard to the foam board using either the staple gun or glue.


    Step 3 - Put the fabric pattern down and the foam board/cardboard piece on top of the fabric cardboard side up.


    Step 4 - Slice the fabric where the card hole is, and start upholstering from there, and work your way around the edges with your staple gun. Pull tight!



    Step 5 - Once you've finished upholstering, just place the top foam side up into your photo frame. You're done (at least, until you put your pictures in!)




     

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