Nov 12, 2011
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I had the opportunity to be on TLC’s show Four Weddings. The episode “…And Men in Kilts” originally aired on February 17, 2012. I had some apprehension going into it, but the other brides were awesome. We basically got along from the first day of filming. Even if there were things that we may not have liked about a wedding we tried to voice that in a nice way. Even though I didn’t win the honeymoon, I really had a fun time and it was a blast getting to know three people I probably would have never met before.
Here's my Bride Guide:
Ashanti: Tears of Joy
Hostess with the mostest Ashanti, 29, used her $32,000 budget to treat 90 guests to an unforgettable night. Using "Guest Comfort" as her theme, Ashanti made sure everyone was well-fed, well-entertained and even well-equipped to dry their tears during the ceremony. These are her planning details.
- Dress: David's Bridal (No. 9V9665)
- Bridesmaid Dresses: RK Bridal, New York, New York
- Colors: Black and White Damask and Red
- Ceremony Vocalist: Barbara McDougald
- Clothing Designer: Jordan Fashions
- Cake: My Madison's Cakes at Cousin John's Bakery
- Groom's Cake: BCakeNY
- Photo Booth: Uniquely Yours
- Ceremony Decor and Centerpieces: Tinkelbless
- Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Di Re Formalwear, Franklin Square, NY
- Limo: Royalty Limousine
- DJ/Videographer/Photographer: The Pros
- Ceremony Harpist: Brandee Younger
- Ceremony Flutist: Nicole Camacho
- Napkins and Chair Sashes: Kennedy Couture Linen
- Reception Venue Uplighting: Ariana Studios
- Cupcake Truck: CupcakeStop
- Hair: Elaine Allen
- Bride's Jewelry: Chyna Gray Accessories
- Makeup Artist: Toscha Taylor
- Ceremony Venue: Family Life Worship Cathedral, Elmont, NY
- Reception Venue: The Douglaston Manor, Douglaston, NJ
A little over nine months later and I still have wedding things floating around our apartment. I have been searching for interesting ways to keep some of the things and found this really cute keepsake on Pinterest.
It was really simple to make. I purchased the ornament from Michael’s (I can’t believe they are selling Christmas items already). I cut up an extra invite into strips making sure that you could still read all of the invitation details. Then I curled each strip using a ballpoint pen and placed them inside the ornament. I tied the bow directly on the ornament, replaced the cap and all done. I think this is a cute and different way to save a wedding invitation. My mom even wants one for her tree.
My ribbon wands are complete! It was actually harder than I thought, but my fabulous mom was there every step of the way. I loved the way they came out. We made 120 in all. I hope the guests like them.
I used the directions from Intimate Weddings (Click HERE).
I finally finished my bathroom baskets. It actually took longer than I thought. But with my trusty hot glue gun by my side I was able to go from this:
Now I just have to get the stuff to put inside.
We are having a photobooth at the reception. I knew I wasn't up to making all the props so I ordered glasses, lips, and mustaches from PartyGoodies on Etsy. However, I figured a quick way to make speech bubbles.
While looking through the the latest Bed, Bath and Beyond catalog I noticed they sold dry erase removable thought bubbles. They're called Wall Pops and you get three in a pack for $10.
I used permanent craft spray to glue the stickers to foam board.
I cut them out using an exacto knife, added a stick with some hot glue and All done!!!
I'm going to pick up some colorful dry erase markers so that guest can write until their heart's content!!!