Monday, September 27, 2010

With This Ring...I Present

You know that cute little guy...the one who gets shy going down the aisle, runs for his dear life, or woes the guests with his devilish smile...Yes, I'm talking about the Ring Bearer. The Ring Bearer, a custom derived from Latin culture, has the little boy paired in a tuxedo (or costume) much like the groom carrying a pillow that holds the wedding bands. Today's tradition hasn't swayed much for the little guy other than he won't have the actual wedding bands. That's an assignment for the Best Man and Maid of Honor :) But with the millennium bride wanting to put a spin on some of the ceremonial elements, the ring bearer is carrying much more than a pillow these days.

In wanting to make the ceremony more "signature", consider having the ring bearer carry one of these alternatives:

Until next time...WEDologize!

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall's Beautiful Arrival!!

Fall has to be my favorite season because of all the beauty it brings! Being the shortest season in the Midwest, more couples are deciding to get married during this time. The beauty of "Indian Summer" makes a fab backdrop for ceremonies, receptions and photography, but you must always make sure to have a 'Plan B' due to the changing weather.

You can see rich tones of red, orange, yellow, brown, and green canvas almost every detail of the fall-induced bride. Check out the inspritation below...pulled together in celebration of fall.

Until next time...WEDologize!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I Do Chicago!!!

I had the opportunity today to visit the "I Do!" exhibit at the Chicago History Museum, along with members of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), and was completely in awe of how they have preserved wedding gowns from the 1800's to 2009!

Wedding gowns have certainly come a looooong way. From tightly pulled, corseted gowns to the free flowing, embellished creations you see thing remained consistent...the train. Unable to take any photos inside the exhibit, I snapped a few shots from the fabulous book we received as guests. Enjoy!

To learn more about the exhibit, visit

Until next time...WEDologize!
(photo credits - "I Do! Chicago Ties The Knot" by Timothy A. Long)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Role of the Napkin

Being creative with napkin folds is apart of the design when creating your reception tablescape. Most venues will provide your basic white or ivory table linens and napkins, and will fold them for free to your liking...if you ask. If they are unwilling, consider picking up the napkins a few days before the wedding and ask your bridesmaids to assist with the fold. And should you not be able to afford colored specialty table linens, consider getting colored napkins to add that punch to your guest tables. That way, whichever fold you decide will be more meaningful.

This fold can be consider your standard restaurant tri-fold, but a step above in my opinion especially with a colored napkin and place card siting upon the plate.

For a more clean, contemporary look, try placing the napkin on top, below or fold around the plate to add a 3-dimensional look to the table.

You could never go wrong having the menu card or reception program tucked away in the pocket-folded napkin. Even insert a floral bloom for an added punch of color.

Roll the napkin like a scroll and tie off with a colored ribbon. For a buffet or more casual affair, the flatware can be placed inside.

Should you want to add a bit of whimsy to your tablescape, tie the napkin in a knotted-fold and place across the plate.

Regardless which fold you consider, don't forgot the napkin and PLEASE don't have it hanging out the water glass :)

Until next time...WEDologize!
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cakes We Heart!

Today's blog will show off some cakes that the Dejanae Events team simply loves! If you know know I say YES to desserts in almost any form, but I "Heart" wedding cakes. I'm always in awe of the simpliest cakes with a unique spin. Take a look and let me know your thoughts.

Until next time...WEDologize!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Something Blue...

Have you ever wondered about the ago old tradition of "Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue"? Something old speaks of continuity and something new brings optimism and hope. Something borrowed spreads happiness and something blue bears fidelity, love, purity and fertility. In thinking of ways to incorporate "Something blue", well actually the color blue, I've decided to list a few whimsical ways to spice up that bit of tradition.

  1. Instead of the typical neutral of french polish on your toenails, how about blue nail polish.
  2. Break from wearing shoes to match your gown and spice those feet up with some blue stilettos.
  3. Now I wouldn't recommend blue make-up unless it works well with your skin tone, but how about a blue jeweled compact or make-up bag to house your personals.
  4. Add a little color to your wedding attire by carrying a blue clutch.
  5. You could never go wrong with a sparkle of blue stones on your necklace, bracelet, and/or earrings.
  6. Consider having a blue crystal charm attached to your wedding bouquet.
  7. Signature drinks have become a staple at most weddings. What about a blue drink named "Something Blue".
  8. And wouldn't it be so pretty that in the mist of all of the clear glassware, that you and your husband share your 1st toast with blue flutes.
  9. Should you decide to write your vows down, read them from a pretty piece of blue paper.
  10. ...and let's not forget the blue garter.
Until next time...WEDologize!

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