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  • dream Artist: jamie fox and beyonce Album: Not Provided Description Not Provided Lyrics By: Jamie Foxx And Beyonce Knowles
    Album: When I First Saw You (Duet)
    Genre: R&B
    Length: 3:3
    Category: bridal entrance

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    Lyrics:


    when I First Saw You
    i Said Oh My
    that's My Dream
    that's My Dream
    oh I Needed A Dream
    when It All Seemed To Go Bad
    then I Find You
    and I Have Had The Most Beautiful Dreams
    any Mans Ever Had


    [Beyonce:]
    when I First Saw You
    i Said Oh My
    that's My Dream
    that's My Dream
    i Needed A Dream
    to Make Me Strong
    you Were The Only Reason I Had To Go On


    [Both:]
    you Were My Dream
    all The Things That I Never Knew
    you Were My Dream
    who Could Believe They Would Ever Come True
    and Who Would Believe
    the World Would Believe
    in My Dreams Too


    [Jamie Foxx:]
    before You Appeared Life Was Only A Game
    and Day In
    and Day Out
    were The Same


    [Beyonce:]
    now The Dreams (The Dreams)
    comming True (Coming True)
    like A Star (Like A Star)
    see It Shine
    a Dream
    that Is Yours (That Is Yours)
    that Is Mine (That Is Mine, You Were My Dream)
    now I've Got Dreams Of My Own
    (All The Things I Could Never Be)
    dreams You Never Know
    [Both:]
    you Wont Take My Dream From Me


    when I First Saw You
    i Said Oh My
    i Said Oh My
    that's My Dream

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  • Atlanta Wedding Rings


    It's the lasting symbol that makes 'I do' official – the wedding ring. Sparkling with diamonds or keeping in line with classic traditions, the Atlanta wedding jewelers mentioned below supply exquisite customization and fascinating antique pieces.


     


    Atlanta Wedding Rings Jeweler No. 1: Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry


    Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, three brothers have been providing Atlanta wedding rings to eager engaged couples since 1982. After Ivan Solomon became a certified gemologist and appraiser through the Gemological Institute of America, he chose Buckhead, Atlanta as the base of his operations. Offering platinum, tungsten, diamond, and titanium wedding bands, Solomon Brothers carries a range of fine jewelry. Want a wedding ring that expresses your love in writing? Choose an engraved message, phrase, or other words. For example, a satin band with a beveled edge bearing the inscription "Strength, Honor, God" costs less than $300.


     


    Atlanta Wedding Rings Jeweler No. 2: Laura Powers Jewelry

    If you're looking for elegant customization, Laura Powers Jewelry boasts the highest quality in certified diamonds, sapphires, and colored stones. Offering competitive prices with local and online jewelry businesses, Laura delivers customized Atlanta wedding rings with the gemstones of your choice. Working with clients to meet their goals and stay within their budget – face-to-face meetings are encouraged. Take your wedding ring visions to Laura to see them digitally come to life on a computer, where metal is then shaped into a wax model of the design. It typically takes 2 to 4 weeks to complete a masterpiece.


     


    Atlanta Wedding Rings Jeweler No. 3: Mariloff Diamonds

    From white gold ring settings with princess cut diamonds to classic 4k white gold wedding bands for under $200, Mariloff Diamonds offers a variety of wedding rings and bands. A large selection of men's wedding rings include understated platinum bands with a single diamond, 18k yellow gold and platinum designs, and two-tone metal creations. Located in Atlanta America's Mart, Mariloff Diamonds offers a jewelry showroom of Atlanta wedding rings to tempt your budget – driven by the success of more than five decades of selling quality diamonds.


     


    Atlanta Wedding Rings Jeweler No. 4: Topazery

    Often possessing a unique and mysterious history of their own, antique wedding rings make memorable wedding rings. Hailing from estate sales and purchased at heirloom jewelry sales, Topazery offers a fine collection of antique and vintage pieces dating back to the 1800s. Working with Topazery is also a learning experience, as they take pleasure in educating you on specific jewelry periods. From old European cut diamonds to rose-cut creations, learn the differences between the Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco designs. 

    Links:


    Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry
    http://www.solomonbrothers.com


    Laura Powers Jewelry
    http://www.laurapowersjewelry.com/


    Mariloff Diamonds
    http://www.mariloff.com/


    Topazery
    http://www.topazery.com/

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  • Picking out your wedding invitations can be an overwhelming endeavor, especially if you haven't previously given much thought to stationery options. Look to various vendors, magazines and online sources for invitation inspiration. Consider the following when seeking wedding invitation ideas:


    Wedding Invitation Ideas: Function

    Consider the purpose of your wedding invitations. You're notifying guests of the details of your day while reflecting the personality of you as a couple. The invitations are setting the tone for your wedding; don't pick out stationery until you've established your nuptials' theme and color scheme. Consider which logistic details needs to be included in your wedding invitations and determine the number of inserts you'll have. Some couples opt to send directions, maps and accommodation information with their invites; others choose to only send the basic invitation with a response card, sending the additional information to guests after they've received responses.


     


    Wedding Invitation Ideas: Trends

    If you're looking for wedding invitation ideas that feel fresh, look at paper trends. Visit high-end stationary retailers to see what's new in the world of invitation cards. A popular trend is customizing traditional designs with custom graphics, photos, fonts and colors. Instead of printing your invitations with black ink, consider using a more modern dark grey. Update classic layouts, design a unique monogram, or update an engraved invitation with a typeface that reflects the formality and tone of your wedding. There are no steadfast stationery rules anymore; customization and one-of-a-kind designs are the new norm. Other trends worth considering: lattice patterns, bold hues, and postcard RSVPs.


    Do not forget the power of Etsy either -- where we have found some of the most imaginative and unique invites around!


    Wedding Invitation Ideas: Illustrated

     


    Paperqueen Fine Stationery, featured in some of the nation's top style magazines, creates unique illustrated wedding invitations. Choose an invitation template and an illustration that best captures your wedding; Paperqueen will then update the template's colors to accommodate your chosen graphic. Hand embellishment adds a little sparkle to each design. Consider illustration instead of photography on your wedding invitations. Looking for further design inspiration? Paperqueen also offers illustrated e-vites and a contemporary line of invitations that are illustration-free.


     


    Wedding Invitation Ideas: Fashion Design Inspiration

    Look to top fashion designers for wedding invitation ideas. Even if their designs are outside of your budget, you may find the inspiration needed to jumpstart your wedding invitation design selection process.


    The Vera Wang On Weddings bridal invitation collection reflects the designer's iconic bridal-design sensibility. The textures and materials echo luxury fashion and impeccable style. Classic fonts and clean typography combined with lace details and grosgrain-ribbon bands will inspire the fashion-conscious and hopelessly romantic.


    Kate Spade wedding invitations, on the other hand, are bright and bold with a modern sensibility. Crisp typography, wide borders and dark papers with contrasting light fonts are all great wedding invitation ideas for a modern couple that identifies with Kate Spade's playful sophistication.


     


    Resources:


    Vera Wang: http://www.verawangonweddings.com/shop/subcategory2.aspx?Category=Wedding%20Stationery


    Kate Spade: http://www.finestationery.com/search/kate_spade/kate-spade_br/wedding_ca.html


    Paperqueen: http://www.thepaperqueen.com/INVITATIONS


     

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  • Planning an Atlanta Wedding


    The versatile city of Atlanta means wedding planning may include the sultriness of summer and the everlasting beauty of the great outdoors. When planning a wedding in the capital and most populous city in the state of Georgia, you'll need all the help you can get when sifting through the never-ending wedding vendors competing for your business. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride through the city that incorporates the flair of the New South with the charm and grace of the Old.


     


    Planning an Atlanta Wedding: The Highlights of the City

    Atlanta is filled with many attractions and landmarks that can help a couple entertain visiting guests and prepare for their special day. For starters, history runs deep throughout the city that offers glimpses of the Civil War right through civil rights movement. The largest indoor aquarium in the world resides in Atlanta. Attractions of interest in Atlanta include CNN Studies, the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Dome, a wealth of museums, and the glorious Piedmont Park – a favorite wedding reception choice.


     


    Planning an Atlanta Wedding: Weather Watch

    When planning an Atlanta wedding, the weather will play an important role. Expect 90-degree days in July filled with the kind of humidity that spells disaster for some hairstyles. However, hotels and other venues offer summer discounts. March weddings in Atlanta bring rain, while October offers the driest conditions with clear skies.

    Spring and autumn in Atlanta are rather long seasons, but perfect for weddings taking advantage of moderate temperatures and the natural allure of the city. Outdoor weddings will benefit from the colorful displays of nature, including blooming azaleas and striking dogwoods. For this reason, May and October are popular months for Atlanta weddings.


     


    Planning an Atlanta Wedding: Insider Tips

    Atlanta is known as a major convention and trade-show city. When planning a wedding in Atlanta, citywide events could put a damper on booking reception space and lodging out-of-town guests. For example, Labor Day weekend brings in thousands of people for a popular convention event held downtown. The Hyatt Regency, Marriot Marquis, Hilton and Sheraton hotels fill with an estimated 30,000 attendees. Make allowances for busy tourist seasons and city events when setting a wedding date. Take note of popular convention times which take place in early to mid-January, the third week of February, and mid-July.


     


    Links:


    Piedmont Park Conservancy


    Atlanta Botanical Gardens

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  • Unless you spend a lot of time with stationery, the vast array of paper and cardstock options might overwhelm you as you try to choose your wedding invitation cards and save the date wedding magnets. Before staring blankly into the aisles at your local paper shop, familiarize yourself with some of the terms and options below.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Cardstock

    Card stock is a matte paper that is available in a variety of weights and colors. Heavier stocks can be quite stiff and durable and work well as standalone inserts and as the base material for invitations. Prices vary depending on quality, weight and finish. Cardstock is available in solid colors, various textures, with metallic sheens, with sparkle details, and can be made with recycled materials.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Deckle Edge

    A deckle edge, also known as a "feather edge," is the ragged edge of the paper as it comes from the papermaking machine. While this is usually trimmed off, leaving it in place creates a popular textured edging. This look can be re-created by tearing or sawing at the paper's edge. This slightly uneven effect offers a handmade appeal to more sophisticated papers.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Cotton Fiber

    Cotton-fiber paper is a great option for the eco-friendly couple; the paper is made mostly (or entirely) out of cotton. This relatively tree-free alternative to pulp-based paper is both sturdy and elegant and works well with the latest electronic imaging techniques and printing processes.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Handmade Paper

    Handmade paper is often custom-designed and made-to-order. Choose this option if you want your invitations one-of-a-kind and natural-looking. Flowers, herbs and vegetables comprise this textured paper. Some handmade-paper companies also offer seeded papers; these sheets of paper have seeds embedded in their makeup and can be planted in your guests' gardens after the wedding.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Laid

    Papers with a laid finish are designed to emulate paper as it appeared when it was first invented. Vertical and horizontal patterns intersect to create "chain lines." This paper is lightweight, textured and projects a sophisticated image.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Linen

    Linen paper is self-explanatory: the semi-rough texture mirrors that of linen cloth with slightly lifted grooves.  This is a classic option and gives a traditional look to invitations. Even a standard printing job looks elegant with this texture behind it.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Parchment

    Parchment paper has a translucent appearance and looks gently aged. This is another popular traditional option that is available in a variety of colors and weights. Deckle-edge parchment adds a sophisticated-yet-rustic hand-torn element to the beautiful material.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Overlays

    Overlays are translucent or delicate papers that layer on top of another sturdier stock. A basic card stock is instantly dressed up with the addition of a romantic semi-sheer overlay.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Vellum

    Vellum is a fine translucent paper that most often sits as an overlay on wedding invitation cards. Because of its delicate nature, guests can read through the vellum and see faint outlines of the images below. Most stationery and paper suppliers will have a variety of colors to choose from, allowing your top layer to cast a soft hue on the invitation below.

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  • By Tracy DiNunzio of Recycled Bride


    These wedding ideas aren’t just eco-friendly, they’re also inspired by every shade of the color green. From bright limes to cozy forest hues, this is your ultimate guide to a great green wedding.


     


    A Green Wedding Landscape

    Earth-loving brides know that nature is the world’s best (and most affordable!) decorator. You can skip the fussy flower arrangements and costly canopies if you choose a ceremony location that’s surrounded by lush greenery. Nothing beats the natural beauty of an incredible landscape.



                                                    Images courtesy of Succulent Love/Yes, Please Blog

     


    Favors for a Green Wedding

    Make green wedding favors eco-adorable by giving your guests a small potted plant or seeded paper box. The favors will double as wedding decorations when they’re sitting on reception tables, and then live on in the homes of friends and family as mementos of your special day.







    Green Wedding Decor

    It’s kinder to the Earth to replace floral centerpieces and decorations with organic and plant-based decor. These centerpieces are made from succulent plants and cacti, but you can also use fruits and veggies (think mini lime trees!), fresh fragrant herbs, soy candles, and vintage carafes filled with organic wine.



    To really stick with your green wedding theme, incorporate elements from nature everywhere – even your dessert table! Take your inspiration from this beautiful table by Amy Atlas: Hang recycled paper bags from a potted tree, then let guests pick and bag their own sweets. After the wedding, you get to plant the tree in your yard and watch it grow as your marriage blooms with it.



                                                                                    Images courtesy of AmyAtlas.com



    Eco-Friendly Food

    When you’re going green, it’s important to make sure that your food is sourced locally and grown ethically. (It’s not just good for the environment – it’s actually healthier and tastes better that way too!) Luckily, it’s easier than ever to find bakers who use local and organic ingredients. For extra eco-points, make your cake vegan. Your guests won’t taste the difference, and you’ll reduce your carbon footprint by cutting out animal products.



     


    Conflict-Free Jewels

    Who says that diamonds are a girl’s best friend? A green wedding calls for a green jewel! Gemstone rings are a fashionable engagement and wedding band alternative that ensure you won’t be contributing to the mining of conflict diamonds. Pick an antique ring like this peridot, gold and diamond beauty, and you’ll be doing your part to recycle while rocking some serious vintage style.



                                                                                 Image courtesy of LangAntiques.com


    Green Wedding Style

    Bridesmaids dresses made of sustainable materials like organic cotton or hemp silk are great. But since “re-use” is a big part of being eco-conscious, any bridesmaids dress that will be worn again is a good choice. These pretty green frocks from J.Crew are so versatile that they’re sure to be worn again by your maids. Customize simple dresses like these with a sewn-in crinoline for an extra shot of style.



    One of 2010's hottest wedding trends is brightly colored shoes. When you choose a shoe in a hue you love, you’ll be more likely to wear them again, which helps to reduce your wedding waste. These satin pumps from Christian Louboutin are leather-free, which also makes  them a humane choice for animal lovers.



    Nature’s bounty is everywhere, and a smart green bride can find affordable beauty in things that are eco-friendly, local, and natural. What are some of your favorite green wedding ideas? Share them with us in the comments below!





    Green Wedding expert: Tracy DiNunzio of Recycled Bride

    Before becoming a wedding recycling superhero, Tracy worked as an artist and writer, and spent many years traveling the world in search of adventure and great chocolate ice cream. When Tracy met Robert, she finally decided to settle down, and so they celebrated with an extravagant wedding that left them up to their ears in once-worn dresses and ties, spare decorations, and heart-stopping credit card bills. Tracy knew that there had to be a better way for women to plan beautiful weddings without the waste—and so Recycled Bride was born. Her blog naturally followed, giving Tracy and the Recycled Bride community a place to sound off and share ideas for creating a smarter, greener lifestyle, on their wedding day and every day.

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  • Handmade wedding invitations are becoming an increasingly popular choice among couples that want one-of-a-kind wedding invitations with a personal touch. While handmade can mean "do-it-yourself," many companies now offer custom handmade wedding invitations to brides and grooms wanting a unique stationery option.


     


    Handmade Wedding Invitations: Do-It-Yourself

    For creative couples, making their own handmade wedding invitations is a great budget-friendly option that gives complete creative control over the final outcome. Stationery shops and online retailers cater to do-it-yourselfers and provide cardstock, blank paper pockets, pre-cut inserts, and often even offer classes on paper crafts.


    Pre-folded blank cards often look more professional and precise than folding the paper yourselves; do-it-yourself packages and pre-cut designs save time without compromising your handmade vision. Online card templates make for easy designing; either design your cards with software and have them professionally printed, or opt for printed text that is then printed and attached to your cardstock.


    Use additional materials to give your cards a custom touch; attach a vellum layer, tiny gemstones, ribbons or lace. Play with your design ideas and create a template wedding invitation. Once you're happy with your homemade design, purchase the needed materials and create an at-home assembly line as you put your invitations together.


     


    Handmade Wedding Invitations: Order Handmade Elements

    Many handmade wedding invitation companies offer handmade paper as an eco-friendly stationery option. These papers are often tree-free; some are made from discarded cloths, silks and grasses, while other handmade papers include seeds embedded in their makeup, making them plantable.


    Some handmade-invitation retailers will let you dictate how much of the cards you want to assemble on your own. Have the basic invitation elements and inserts printed, and then save money by assembling and adding personal touches at home.


     


    Handmade Wedding Invitations: Custom-Ordered

    With a growing demand for handmade wedding invitations, the number of companies providing homemade wedding invitations is growing rapidly. This demand ensures that the service is also becoming more affordable.


    Find a retailer that offers designs similar to the one you've envisioned and then customize the invitations from there. Each element of the invitation is made-to-order, so choose papers, fonts, colors, ribbons and decorative elements that best reflect your wedding. As each individual invitation is handcrafted, expect handmade invitations to be pricier than standard printed ones, and also anticipate a longer waiting period as they're being made.


    Just because you want a handmade invitation doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the style or function seen in factory-made ones. Choose traditional monograms and borders for an elegant affair; opt for a pocketfold design with clean fonts and bold graphics for a more modern look. With your handmade wedding invitations, you don't have to adhere to specific rules or trends; blend traditional design with modern sensibility. Work with the company's experienced staff to create an invitation that is uniquely you.

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  • I loved her first Artist: Heartland Album: Not Provided Description Not Provided Lyrics Look at the two of you dancing that way
    Lost in the moment and each others face
    So much in love you're alone in this place
    Like there's nobody else in the world
    I was enough for her not long ago
    I was her number one
    She told me so
    And she still means the world to me
    Just so you know
    So be careful when you hold my girl
    Time changes everything
    Life must go on
    And I'm not gonna stand in your way

    But I loved her first and I held her first
    And a place in my heart will always be hers
    From the first breath she breathed
    When she first smiled at me
    I knew the love of a father runs deep
    And I prayed that she'd find you someday
    But it's still hard to give her away
    I loved her first

    How could that beautiful woman with you
    Be the same freckle face kid that I knew
    The one that I read all those fairy tales to
    And tucked into bed all those nights
    And I knew the first time I saw you with her
    It was only a matter of time

    But I loved her first and I held her first
    And a place in my heart will always be hers
    From the first breath she breathed
    When she first smiled at me
    I knew the love of a father runs deep
    And I prayed that she'd find you someday
    But it's still hard to give her away
    I loved her first

    From the first breath she breathed
    When she first smiled at me
    I knew the love of a father runs deep
    Someday you might know what I'm going through
    When a miracle smiles up at you
    I loved her first
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  • dream Artist: jamie fox and beyonce Album: Not Provided Description Not Provided Lyrics By: Jamie Foxx And Beyonce Knowles
    Album: When I First Saw You (Duet)
    Genre: R&B
    Length: 3:3
    Category: bridal entrance

    Video:



    Lyrics:


    when I First Saw You
    i Said Oh My
    that's My Dream
    that's My Dream
    oh I Needed A Dream
    when It All Seemed To Go Bad
    then I Find You
    and I Have Had The Most Beautiful Dreams
    any Mans Ever Had


    [Beyonce:]
    when I First Saw You
    i Said Oh My
    that's My Dream
    that's My Dream
    i Needed A Dream
    to Make Me Strong
    you Were The Only Reason I Had To Go On


    [Both:]
    you Were My Dream
    all The Things That I Never Knew
    you Were My Dream
    who Could Believe They Would Ever Come True
    and Who Would Believe
    the World Would Believe
    in My Dreams Too


    [Jamie Foxx:]
    before You Appeared Life Was Only A Game
    and Day In
    and Day Out
    were The Same


    [Beyonce:]
    now The Dreams (The Dreams)
    comming True (Coming True)
    like A Star (Like A Star)
    see It Shine
    a Dream
    that Is Yours (That Is Yours)
    that Is Mine (That Is Mine, You Were My Dream)
    now I've Got Dreams Of My Own
    (All The Things I Could Never Be)
    dreams You Never Know
    [Both:]
    you Wont Take My Dream From Me


    when I First Saw You
    i Said Oh My
    i Said Oh My
    that's My Dream

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  • Atlanta Wedding Rings


    It's the lasting symbol that makes 'I do' official – the wedding ring. Sparkling with diamonds or keeping in line with classic traditions, the Atlanta wedding jewelers mentioned below supply exquisite customization and fascinating antique pieces.


     


    Atlanta Wedding Rings Jeweler No. 1: Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry


    Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, three brothers have been providing Atlanta wedding rings to eager engaged couples since 1982. After Ivan Solomon became a certified gemologist and appraiser through the Gemological Institute of America, he chose Buckhead, Atlanta as the base of his operations. Offering platinum, tungsten, diamond, and titanium wedding bands, Solomon Brothers carries a range of fine jewelry. Want a wedding ring that expresses your love in writing? Choose an engraved message, phrase, or other words. For example, a satin band with a beveled edge bearing the inscription "Strength, Honor, God" costs less than $300.


     


    Atlanta Wedding Rings Jeweler No. 2: Laura Powers Jewelry

    If you're looking for elegant customization, Laura Powers Jewelry boasts the highest quality in certified diamonds, sapphires, and colored stones. Offering competitive prices with local and online jewelry businesses, Laura delivers customized Atlanta wedding rings with the gemstones of your choice. Working with clients to meet their goals and stay within their budget – face-to-face meetings are encouraged. Take your wedding ring visions to Laura to see them digitally come to life on a computer, where metal is then shaped into a wax model of the design. It typically takes 2 to 4 weeks to complete a masterpiece.


     


    Atlanta Wedding Rings Jeweler No. 3: Mariloff Diamonds

    From white gold ring settings with princess cut diamonds to classic 4k white gold wedding bands for under $200, Mariloff Diamonds offers a variety of wedding rings and bands. A large selection of men's wedding rings include understated platinum bands with a single diamond, 18k yellow gold and platinum designs, and two-tone metal creations. Located in Atlanta America's Mart, Mariloff Diamonds offers a jewelry showroom of Atlanta wedding rings to tempt your budget – driven by the success of more than five decades of selling quality diamonds.


     


    Atlanta Wedding Rings Jeweler No. 4: Topazery

    Often possessing a unique and mysterious history of their own, antique wedding rings make memorable wedding rings. Hailing from estate sales and purchased at heirloom jewelry sales, Topazery offers a fine collection of antique and vintage pieces dating back to the 1800s. Working with Topazery is also a learning experience, as they take pleasure in educating you on specific jewelry periods. From old European cut diamonds to rose-cut creations, learn the differences between the Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco designs. 

    Links:


    Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry
    http://www.solomonbrothers.com


    Laura Powers Jewelry
    http://www.laurapowersjewelry.com/


    Mariloff Diamonds
    http://www.mariloff.com/


    Topazery
    http://www.topazery.com/

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  • Picking out your wedding invitations can be an overwhelming endeavor, especially if you haven't previously given much thought to stationery options. Look to various vendors, magazines and online sources for invitation inspiration. Consider the following when seeking wedding invitation ideas:


    Wedding Invitation Ideas: Function

    Consider the purpose of your wedding invitations. You're notifying guests of the details of your day while reflecting the personality of you as a couple. The invitations are setting the tone for your wedding; don't pick out stationery until you've established your nuptials' theme and color scheme. Consider which logistic details needs to be included in your wedding invitations and determine the number of inserts you'll have. Some couples opt to send directions, maps and accommodation information with their invites; others choose to only send the basic invitation with a response card, sending the additional information to guests after they've received responses.


     


    Wedding Invitation Ideas: Trends

    If you're looking for wedding invitation ideas that feel fresh, look at paper trends. Visit high-end stationary retailers to see what's new in the world of invitation cards. A popular trend is customizing traditional designs with custom graphics, photos, fonts and colors. Instead of printing your invitations with black ink, consider using a more modern dark grey. Update classic layouts, design a unique monogram, or update an engraved invitation with a typeface that reflects the formality and tone of your wedding. There are no steadfast stationery rules anymore; customization and one-of-a-kind designs are the new norm. Other trends worth considering: lattice patterns, bold hues, and postcard RSVPs.


    Do not forget the power of Etsy either -- where we have found some of the most imaginative and unique invites around!


    Wedding Invitation Ideas: Illustrated

     


    Paperqueen Fine Stationery, featured in some of the nation's top style magazines, creates unique illustrated wedding invitations. Choose an invitation template and an illustration that best captures your wedding; Paperqueen will then update the template's colors to accommodate your chosen graphic. Hand embellishment adds a little sparkle to each design. Consider illustration instead of photography on your wedding invitations. Looking for further design inspiration? Paperqueen also offers illustrated e-vites and a contemporary line of invitations that are illustration-free.


     


    Wedding Invitation Ideas: Fashion Design Inspiration

    Look to top fashion designers for wedding invitation ideas. Even if their designs are outside of your budget, you may find the inspiration needed to jumpstart your wedding invitation design selection process.


    The Vera Wang On Weddings bridal invitation collection reflects the designer's iconic bridal-design sensibility. The textures and materials echo luxury fashion and impeccable style. Classic fonts and clean typography combined with lace details and grosgrain-ribbon bands will inspire the fashion-conscious and hopelessly romantic.


    Kate Spade wedding invitations, on the other hand, are bright and bold with a modern sensibility. Crisp typography, wide borders and dark papers with contrasting light fonts are all great wedding invitation ideas for a modern couple that identifies with Kate Spade's playful sophistication.


     


    Resources:


    Vera Wang: http://www.verawangonweddings.com/shop/subcategory2.aspx?Category=Wedding%20Stationery


    Kate Spade: http://www.finestationery.com/search/kate_spade/kate-spade_br/wedding_ca.html


    Paperqueen: http://www.thepaperqueen.com/INVITATIONS


     

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  • Planning an Atlanta Wedding


    The versatile city of Atlanta means wedding planning may include the sultriness of summer and the everlasting beauty of the great outdoors. When planning a wedding in the capital and most populous city in the state of Georgia, you'll need all the help you can get when sifting through the never-ending wedding vendors competing for your business. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride through the city that incorporates the flair of the New South with the charm and grace of the Old.


     


    Planning an Atlanta Wedding: The Highlights of the City

    Atlanta is filled with many attractions and landmarks that can help a couple entertain visiting guests and prepare for their special day. For starters, history runs deep throughout the city that offers glimpses of the Civil War right through civil rights movement. The largest indoor aquarium in the world resides in Atlanta. Attractions of interest in Atlanta include CNN Studies, the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Dome, a wealth of museums, and the glorious Piedmont Park – a favorite wedding reception choice.


     


    Planning an Atlanta Wedding: Weather Watch

    When planning an Atlanta wedding, the weather will play an important role. Expect 90-degree days in July filled with the kind of humidity that spells disaster for some hairstyles. However, hotels and other venues offer summer discounts. March weddings in Atlanta bring rain, while October offers the driest conditions with clear skies.

    Spring and autumn in Atlanta are rather long seasons, but perfect for weddings taking advantage of moderate temperatures and the natural allure of the city. Outdoor weddings will benefit from the colorful displays of nature, including blooming azaleas and striking dogwoods. For this reason, May and October are popular months for Atlanta weddings.


     


    Planning an Atlanta Wedding: Insider Tips

    Atlanta is known as a major convention and trade-show city. When planning a wedding in Atlanta, citywide events could put a damper on booking reception space and lodging out-of-town guests. For example, Labor Day weekend brings in thousands of people for a popular convention event held downtown. The Hyatt Regency, Marriot Marquis, Hilton and Sheraton hotels fill with an estimated 30,000 attendees. Make allowances for busy tourist seasons and city events when setting a wedding date. Take note of popular convention times which take place in early to mid-January, the third week of February, and mid-July.


     


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    Atlanta Botanical Gardens

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  • Unless you spend a lot of time with stationery, the vast array of paper and cardstock options might overwhelm you as you try to choose your wedding invitation cards and save the date wedding magnets. Before staring blankly into the aisles at your local paper shop, familiarize yourself with some of the terms and options below.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Cardstock

    Card stock is a matte paper that is available in a variety of weights and colors. Heavier stocks can be quite stiff and durable and work well as standalone inserts and as the base material for invitations. Prices vary depending on quality, weight and finish. Cardstock is available in solid colors, various textures, with metallic sheens, with sparkle details, and can be made with recycled materials.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Deckle Edge

    A deckle edge, also known as a "feather edge," is the ragged edge of the paper as it comes from the papermaking machine. While this is usually trimmed off, leaving it in place creates a popular textured edging. This look can be re-created by tearing or sawing at the paper's edge. This slightly uneven effect offers a handmade appeal to more sophisticated papers.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Cotton Fiber

    Cotton-fiber paper is a great option for the eco-friendly couple; the paper is made mostly (or entirely) out of cotton. This relatively tree-free alternative to pulp-based paper is both sturdy and elegant and works well with the latest electronic imaging techniques and printing processes.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Handmade Paper

    Handmade paper is often custom-designed and made-to-order. Choose this option if you want your invitations one-of-a-kind and natural-looking. Flowers, herbs and vegetables comprise this textured paper. Some handmade-paper companies also offer seeded papers; these sheets of paper have seeds embedded in their makeup and can be planted in your guests' gardens after the wedding.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Laid

    Papers with a laid finish are designed to emulate paper as it appeared when it was first invented. Vertical and horizontal patterns intersect to create "chain lines." This paper is lightweight, textured and projects a sophisticated image.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Linen

    Linen paper is self-explanatory: the semi-rough texture mirrors that of linen cloth with slightly lifted grooves.  This is a classic option and gives a traditional look to invitations. Even a standard printing job looks elegant with this texture behind it.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Parchment

    Parchment paper has a translucent appearance and looks gently aged. This is another popular traditional option that is available in a variety of colors and weights. Deckle-edge parchment adds a sophisticated-yet-rustic hand-torn element to the beautiful material.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Overlays

    Overlays are translucent or delicate papers that layer on top of another sturdier stock. A basic card stock is instantly dressed up with the addition of a romantic semi-sheer overlay.


     


    Wedding Invitation Cards: Vellum

    Vellum is a fine translucent paper that most often sits as an overlay on wedding invitation cards. Because of its delicate nature, guests can read through the vellum and see faint outlines of the images below. Most stationery and paper suppliers will have a variety of colors to choose from, allowing your top layer to cast a soft hue on the invitation below.

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  • By Tracy DiNunzio of Recycled Bride


    These wedding ideas aren’t just eco-friendly, they’re also inspired by every shade of the color green. From bright limes to cozy forest hues, this is your ultimate guide to a great green wedding.


     


    A Green Wedding Landscape

    Earth-loving brides know that nature is the world’s best (and most affordable!) decorator. You can skip the fussy flower arrangements and costly canopies if you choose a ceremony location that’s surrounded by lush greenery. Nothing beats the natural beauty of an incredible landscape.



                                                    Images courtesy of Succulent Love/Yes, Please Blog

     


    Favors for a Green Wedding

    Make green wedding favors eco-adorable by giving your guests a small potted plant or seeded paper box. The favors will double as wedding decorations when they’re sitting on reception tables, and then live on in the homes of friends and family as mementos of your special day.







    Green Wedding Decor

    It’s kinder to the Earth to replace floral centerpieces and decorations with organic and plant-based decor. These centerpieces are made from succulent plants and cacti, but you can also use fruits and veggies (think mini lime trees!), fresh fragrant herbs, soy candles, and vintage carafes filled with organic wine.



    To really stick with your green wedding theme, incorporate elements from nature everywhere – even your dessert table! Take your inspiration from this beautiful table by Amy Atlas: Hang recycled paper bags from a potted tree, then let guests pick and bag their own sweets. After the wedding, you get to plant the tree in your yard and watch it grow as your marriage blooms with it.



                                                                                    Images courtesy of AmyAtlas.com



    Eco-Friendly Food

    When you’re going green, it’s important to make sure that your food is sourced locally and grown ethically. (It’s not just good for the environment – it’s actually healthier and tastes better that way too!) Luckily, it’s easier than ever to find bakers who use local and organic ingredients. For extra eco-points, make your cake vegan. Your guests won’t taste the difference, and you’ll reduce your carbon footprint by cutting out animal products.



     


    Conflict-Free Jewels

    Who says that diamonds are a girl’s best friend? A green wedding calls for a green jewel! Gemstone rings are a fashionable engagement and wedding band alternative that ensure you won’t be contributing to the mining of conflict diamonds. Pick an antique ring like this peridot, gold and diamond beauty, and you’ll be doing your part to recycle while rocking some serious vintage style.



                                                                                 Image courtesy of LangAntiques.com


    Green Wedding Style

    Bridesmaids dresses made of sustainable materials like organic cotton or hemp silk are great. But since “re-use” is a big part of being eco-conscious, any bridesmaids dress that will be worn again is a good choice. These pretty green frocks from J.Crew are so versatile that they’re sure to be worn again by your maids. Customize simple dresses like these with a sewn-in crinoline for an extra shot of style.



    One of 2010's hottest wedding trends is brightly colored shoes. When you choose a shoe in a hue you love, you’ll be more likely to wear them again, which helps to reduce your wedding waste. These satin pumps from Christian Louboutin are leather-free, which also makes  them a humane choice for animal lovers.



    Nature’s bounty is everywhere, and a smart green bride can find affordable beauty in things that are eco-friendly, local, and natural. What are some of your favorite green wedding ideas? Share them with us in the comments below!





    Green Wedding expert: Tracy DiNunzio of Recycled Bride

    Before becoming a wedding recycling superhero, Tracy worked as an artist and writer, and spent many years traveling the world in search of adventure and great chocolate ice cream. When Tracy met Robert, she finally decided to settle down, and so they celebrated with an extravagant wedding that left them up to their ears in once-worn dresses and ties, spare decorations, and heart-stopping credit card bills. Tracy knew that there had to be a better way for women to plan beautiful weddings without the waste—and so Recycled Bride was born. Her blog naturally followed, giving Tracy and the Recycled Bride community a place to sound off and share ideas for creating a smarter, greener lifestyle, on their wedding day and every day.

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  • Handmade wedding invitations are becoming an increasingly popular choice among couples that want one-of-a-kind wedding invitations with a personal touch. While handmade can mean "do-it-yourself," many companies now offer custom handmade wedding invitations to brides and grooms wanting a unique stationery option.


     


    Handmade Wedding Invitations: Do-It-Yourself

    For creative couples, making their own handmade wedding invitations is a great budget-friendly option that gives complete creative control over the final outcome. Stationery shops and online retailers cater to do-it-yourselfers and provide cardstock, blank paper pockets, pre-cut inserts, and often even offer classes on paper crafts.


    Pre-folded blank cards often look more professional and precise than folding the paper yourselves; do-it-yourself packages and pre-cut designs save time without compromising your handmade vision. Online card templates make for easy designing; either design your cards with software and have them professionally printed, or opt for printed text that is then printed and attached to your cardstock.


    Use additional materials to give your cards a custom touch; attach a vellum layer, tiny gemstones, ribbons or lace. Play with your design ideas and create a template wedding invitation. Once you're happy with your homemade design, purchase the needed materials and create an at-home assembly line as you put your invitations together.


     


    Handmade Wedding Invitations: Order Handmade Elements

    Many handmade wedding invitation companies offer handmade paper as an eco-friendly stationery option. These papers are often tree-free; some are made from discarded cloths, silks and grasses, while other handmade papers include seeds embedded in their makeup, making them plantable.


    Some handmade-invitation retailers will let you dictate how much of the cards you want to assemble on your own. Have the basic invitation elements and inserts printed, and then save money by assembling and adding personal touches at home.


     


    Handmade Wedding Invitations: Custom-Ordered

    With a growing demand for handmade wedding invitations, the number of companies providing homemade wedding invitations is growing rapidly. This demand ensures that the service is also becoming more affordable.


    Find a retailer that offers designs similar to the one you've envisioned and then customize the invitations from there. Each element of the invitation is made-to-order, so choose papers, fonts, colors, ribbons and decorative elements that best reflect your wedding. As each individual invitation is handcrafted, expect handmade invitations to be pricier than standard printed ones, and also anticipate a longer waiting period as they're being made.


    Just because you want a handmade invitation doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the style or function seen in factory-made ones. Choose traditional monograms and borders for an elegant affair; opt for a pocketfold design with clean fonts and bold graphics for a more modern look. With your handmade wedding invitations, you don't have to adhere to specific rules or trends; blend traditional design with modern sensibility. Work with the company's experienced staff to create an invitation that is uniquely you.

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    Lost in the moment and each others face
    So much in love you're alone in this place
    Like there's nobody else in the world
    I was enough for her not long ago
    I was her number one
    She told me so
    And she still means the world to me
    Just so you know
    So be careful when you hold my girl
    Time changes everything
    Life must go on
    And I'm not gonna stand in your way

    But I loved her first and I held her first
    And a place in my heart will always be hers
    From the first breath she breathed
    When she first smiled at me
    I knew the love of a father runs deep
    And I prayed that she'd find you someday
    But it's still hard to give her away
    I loved her first

    How could that beautiful woman with you
    Be the same freckle face kid that I knew
    The one that I read all those fairy tales to
    And tucked into bed all those nights
    And I knew the first time I saw you with her
    It was only a matter of time

    But I loved her first and I held her first
    And a place in my heart will always be hers
    From the first breath she breathed
    When she first smiled at me
    I knew the love of a father runs deep
    And I prayed that she'd find you someday
    But it's still hard to give her away
    I loved her first

    From the first breath she breathed
    When she first smiled at me
    I knew the love of a father runs deep
    Someday you might know what I'm going through
    When a miracle smiles up at you
    I loved her first
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