Sunday, December 19, 2010
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Monday, November 22, 2010
"A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams."-Unknown
entertainment! We hope to see you there!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
-Accessories for the special day have long been given as gifts to bridesmaids. But try mixing it up a little with fun patterns… and fill the bag with essentials for the big day. I’m thinking bridesmaids survival kit. Filling the cute clutch with travel size hairspray, stain remover, lint brush, bobby pins, mints, or a purse-sized flask if you’re feeling whimsical… makes your gift both practical, and coveted.
-Many sellers such as artisans on etsy now offer bridesmaid packages to make shopping even easier.
-Check out http://www.etsy.com/ao3designs
2-3. Fast Flats and Purse Hangers
-These gifts are practical, fun, and something your bridesmaids can continue to use long after the wedding! For those of you who don’t know, Fast flats are foldable, compact flats that fit in your purse when you need an alternative to your heels, for instance, when you’re dancing the night away at your wedding reception. Plus they’re super cute! Fast Flats are inexpensive, and come in flexible sizes (small, medium, large), so it’s easy to buy for your bridal party.
-Fast Flats are available at Target, Wal Mart, and your local drugstore. Check them out at http://www.facebook.com/drschollsforher
-Check out amazon.com for variety packs of purse hangers that come in cute carrying cases.
-Try thinking outside the box… literally… and gift your ladies to an event! Gift certificates for spa treatments, or movies are a great idea. Or, why not treat your bridal party to a day of wine-tasting together? Gifting your bridesmaids with a special day of pampering is a great way to de-stress before or after the big day.
-http://www.allamericanwineries.com lists both small, and more established wineries by state and region so its easy to plan your trip!
-Magazine subscriptions remind your bridesmaids of your appreciation for a whole year! Choose a different magazine for each bridesmaid to further personalize your gift.
-Amazon.com offers rotating discounts on different magazine subscriptions. Check back often to see if your favorites are featured!
Friday, October 29, 2010
I’m pretty sure that nearly everyone has heard a tragic story from a friend, relative, or sitcom, where wedding invitations come back from the printer with the wrong location, date, or heaven forbid, the names of the in-laws misspelled. So, if you are at all handy with a computer, you can cut your wedding costs, and maintain control of the design, information, and spelling of your invites. And while making your own invitations might bring up some scary mental pictures, depending on your experience, there are many resources that can help you make beautiful invitations that rival the one’s you can get from the printer.
Rather than giving in to the DIY stigma, and doing it completely yourself, I recommend turning invitation-making into an event. By including your friends or bridal party, you can benefit from their experience and help, turn the task into something fun. When my friend Jen got married, I was invited on a DIY invitation outing. We started with a trip to the paper supply store to purchase cardstock and trimmings, and then had lunch at a tearoom before returning home to design, print, and address the invites. We not only saved money, but we enjoyed spending time together, and helping with the wedding prep… Plus, we finished Jen’s invitations in one day.
-Check out your local paper supply store for well-priced cardstock, envelopes and trimmings. Jen’s invitation supplies were purchased at:
Hollo’s PaperCraft, 1878 Pearl Rd. Brunswick, OH, (330) 225-0911
-Target also offers beautiful invitation kits in their stationary aisle for around $30 (50 ct.)
Monday, October 11, 2010
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And here, I think we find a more fitting tribute to the dresses of our mothers, which were once selected with love, and worn in excitement. While akin to the tradition of wearing the same dress as the women who preceded us, I think that there is something meaningful in recreating these heirlooms. It is not unlike the process that a wedding requires: defining a new life, different, yet tied to our roots.
And so, I advocate the liberation of dresses from their final, plastic-wrapped, resting places in hopes of creating something more meaningful than a life in a box would allow! And with that, I will look forward to one day removing my mother’s dress from storage, and making it part of a new journey.
Monday, August 23, 2010
We are also very excited to embrace the historic quality of the house, especially because bridal design in essence, references an earlier era of glamour, elegance, and formality. Stay tuned for renovations! We can’t wait to share this new chapter with you!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I think all of us have had that universal experience where we come across a wedding photo and are struck with any number of fashion casualties, that while trendy at the actual event (I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt), have not stood the test of time. Most recent in my memory are the floaty, powder blue, peasant dresses worn by the bridesmaids of a relative who shall remain nameless. So, let me suggest a simple remedy for this plague that seeks to, in a short period of time, mar the fondness of your wedding photos with the winces of your friends and relatives.
Incorporating “something old,” into your wedding attire, is, in essence, incorporating style that has stood the test of time. For instance, selecting a vintage brooch to adorn your wedding dress not only further personalizes your look, but adds unique character and texture to your special day. And, with the advent of websites such as etsy, and numerous vintage clothing stores, classic and unique accessories have never been so accessible. So, I recommend exploring what vintage style has to offer, and taking advantage of its timeless quality… it photographs well.
Check out these great etsy shops as well as your local flea markets!