Monday, February 27, 2012

Making An Oscar Statement!


I have met with several potential 2012 and 2013 brides this past week and when I ask the top three vendors they'd like to distribute their money, most have said: (1) venue; (2) photography; and (3) MY WEDDING GOWN.  Of course, we all know that the wedding gown is the focal part of the ceremony, but let's not forget the dazzling accessories to accompany this fabric centerpiece.

With the 2012 Oscars now behind us and watching all that glitz and glam walk the red carpet, I'm inspired by statement pieces to accessorize your bridal gown.  Check out some of my favs:

Statement headband
Statement belt to embellish your gorgeous wedding gown

These Valentino shoes are STUNNING!
No simple bracelet...stack on the bling!
Statement veil accompanied by a statement necklace


Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credits: bracelets - www.stylemepretty.com; shoes - www.www.christianothstudio.com; belt - www.bridalblog.mjtrim.com; headband - www.theknot.com; necklace - www.loveala.com)

Friday, February 24, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!


Today's Friday find would accent a tablescape beautifully!  Aren't these plexiglass menu, escort card and table number GORGEOUS!?!?!  The design and font adds such character to this already awesome idea!  I'm in love with the Pin it Pic for Friday, February 24th!!!




Until next time...Pin it and WEDologize!!!

(photo credit: www.dragonflycustomdesign.com )

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pinterest Interest!!!


www.Pinterest.com/DejanaeEvents
 Are you familiar with Pinterest???  Well if you aren't, as a bride...or someone planning an event...I need you to crawl from up under that rock and get into the KNOW! LOL! Pinterest is awesome and my newest creative outlet for wedding vendors and brides.

So what is this Pinterest and how does it work?  Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web by "pinning" them into boards you have created. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.  When it comes to weddings, as a bride, you can now post the photos of your dream wedding and gather them all on one board or within multiple boards for later reference when meeting with vendors.

Check out a few of our most popular pinboards:

Showcases some of the most beautiful wedding cakes I've ever seen photographed!
My love of stationery is captured on this board
with some of the most beautiful and unique invitations I've ever seen
Showcasing stunning bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids.
What until you see them...WOW!
My most popular board among my followers.
This board captures the WOW Factor tablescapes.
View at your own risk...they are gorgeous!

And I'd like to post a disclaimer now - I can not be held responsible for the amount of hours you will spending pinning your dream wedding and other beautiful items that inspire you.  With 52 boards, over 3200 pins and almost 200 likes, I'm officially and pinning addict...and I wouldn't change it for the world! :)

Until next time...WEDologize!

(credits - http://pinterest.com/about/help/; www.pinterest.com/DejanaeEvents)

Monday, February 20, 2012

BLINGing Out Your Wedding


BLING. The quintessential term made famous by P.Diddy or was it the Cash Money Brothers, either way...it speaks of diamonds and sparkle.  Brides have since formulated the term to mean anything that shines, such as crystals, rhinestones, and diamond-like items intertwined into their wedding day.

In August 2010, I wrote a post on adding BLING to your wedding accessories and my reader count went through the roof!  Well, BLING has certainly evolved even more since that post, so I decided to share some additional ideas with you.  Check out the fabulousness below:

Becoming more and more popular is the BLING wrap around vases
Add brooches to your bridal bouquet and BLING out the handle
BLING out the serving utensils, cake knife and server set or even your toasting glasses
Crystals hanging from a head table centerpiece would add such drama to the table of honor
Instead of ceremony chair decor, place those florals inside a crystal container
and hang from metal stacks down your lovely aisle
How beautiful is this crystal backdrop to divide a space
or create dimension inside your reception space
Don't just display your wedding cake, add a BLING'd out cake stand to the scenario
Crystal chandelier would certainly accentuate your reception space
Add some BLING to your wedding invitations for that additional WOW Factor










Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credits: www.heavenlybloomsblog.com; www.luxefinds.com; www.bridesdiary.com.au; www.etsy.com; www.wedlux.com; www.bridesmagazine.co.uk; www.the-chandelier.assault.com; www.designsbyhemingway.com; www.asianfusionweddings.com)

Friday, February 17, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!


I'm in LOVE with the modern design of this tablescape!  Probably not for your traditional bride, but if you want your wedding reception to really POP when the guests enter the space...USE COLOR!!!  From the artwork to the chairs and couch to the linens to the centerpiece it speaks...MODERN CHIC!  Excited about the pin for Friday, February 17th!!!

www.weddingstylemagazine.com


Until next time...Pin it and WEDologize!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Love Holiday, Valentine!


Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!  Instead of your red and pink inspiration for this "LOVE" holiday, I changed it up a bit with various shades of purple.  Enjoy!!!


Until next time...Happy Valentine's Day and WEDologize!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Wedding Night Excitement


Most couples are expecting fireworks once they depart the reception as husband and wife and walk into their wedding night suite.  Well it isn't promised for all and actually, over half of newlyweds do not engage in "activities" on wedding night.  Tired...I guess :)

But don't forget that your wedding night should be apart of your wedding planning, although your wedding planner might not be 100% involved.  Consider packing a "goodie" bag with some of the following items and have your planner or a friend set up these items for you inside your wedding suite:

Champagne w/ flutes
Edible items such as fruit and chocolates
Rose petals
Candles and a lighter
Bubble Bath and fragrant wash
Lotion
A private note for your Husband
...and a sexy piece of lingerie from your bridal shower


I cannot guarantee sparks, but your efforts will be noted and certainly remembered.

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit: michaelsegalweddings.com)

Friday, February 10, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!


Today's "I Found It, You Pin It" can only be deemed the WOW Factor moment of the reception!  Can you imagine the amazement walking into the reception space and seeing the wedding cake suspended by crystal chains?!?!?!  I'm 100% in love with the pin it pic for February 10th!!!


Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit:  www.bellethemagazine.com)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Cost of Being a Bridesmaid


Brides have so much fun with the creation of ideas on how to ask their family and friends, "Will You Be My Bridesmaid"?  But I'm suggestion you also go a step further and give the ladies an approximate budget.  This kind gesture will alleviate you from hearing later on down the line..."I didn't know I had to pay for all this!"  Although being selected to be apart of your friends big day is truly an honor, you don't want to ask your bridesmaids to tap into their 401k if you don't have to :)



Bridesmaid Budgeter
(from www.The Knot.com/Chicago)
Average Costs
Engagement Gift - $25-$75
Bridal Shower - $100-$500
Shower Gift (if you are not contributing to the shower) - $25-$75
Bachelorette Party - $50-$500
Dress and Alterations - $200-$400
Shoes and Jewelry - $75-$200
Hair - $50-$200
Make-up - $50-$150
Wedding Gift - $50-$150...
...although I feel that being apart of the wedding party is gift enough!
Travel Expenses - $200-$1,000


Of course, not all of these costs will apply for each bridesmaid because every bride's request is different.  But if for nothing else, you will still need to pay for your attire, alterations, shoes and accessories and possibly make-up.


Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit: www.vsphoto.com)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Capture More Than Just Wedding Day


I have a bride who's soon-to-be mother-in-law is going to be unable to make it to see her son marry the woman of his dreams.  And as a gift to her groom, she plans on hiring a videographer to capture the day so that his mother can see all the festivities.  Her heartfelt story got me to thinking about how can couples personalize the videos more so than just capturing the ceremony and reception moments.

Save The Date trailer:
Instead of using a paper or magnet Save the Date, consider asking your videographer to create a 30 second trailer that could be e-mailed to your invited guests.

Proposal Story:
Ask your videographer to capture your proposal story on film.  You both could share that special day individually or together, and top it off with a funny Q&A segment.


Well Wishes:
During the reception, allow your guests to say some happy (and funny) words to you on camera.

Clips of the celebratory events before and after the wedding day
(engagement party, rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, post-wedding day brunch):
Don't just stop with the ceremony and reception, ask the videographer to capture all of the wedding events leading up to and after your special day.



And if the videographer and photographer are not from the same company, make sure to introduce them.  Having some of your engagement photos and wedding day photos intertwined within the video can truly be divine!

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit: http://blog.theheartbandits.com/category/marriage-proposal-idea-2/)

Friday, February 3, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!


Today's beautiful "I Found It, You Pin It" find is a stunner for sure!  I'm so interested in finding out what the designer used in the vase.  They look like spinning tops, but maybe it's some kind of shell.  Either or...I'm excited about this find for Friday, February 3rd.



Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit: http://seaglasslvr.tumblr.com)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Beautiful Bride Countdown

 

As you move forward with planning your wedding, don't forget about your wedding day look.  I'm not speaking of your gown and accessories, but about your hair and make-up for the big day.  Even for the most beautiful bride, and you all will be on your BIG day, the regime should begin months in advance to avoid the horrified scream in the mirror when your eye shadow is blue and your hair looks like it did in the 80's :)  Consider the timeline below when scheduling your beauty appointments:

8-12 months before the BIG Day
Consult a trainer or create a workout plan
Discuss skin concerns w/ doctor or dermatologist
Going for a new cut or color, this is the perfect time to try it out

5-7 months before the BIG day
Begin skincare regime
Play around with veils and headpieces


3-4 months before the BIG Day
Book your initial hair trial appointment
Book your make-up trial appointment
Begin maintenance on your hands and feet

1-2 months before the BIG Day
Have your hair appointment with your headpiece and jewelery
Get teeth cleaned and start whitening treatment
Select your wedding day nail color
Increase your workout regime
Finalize your make-up look 


1-2 weeks before the BIG Day
Schedule final hair maintenance appointments (relaxer, color touch-up, and/or trim)
Have a hydrating facial
Schedule a full body massage
Pack your wedding day beauty bag
Confirm location times with hair stylist and make-up artist for wedding day

Day before the BIG day
Have a manicure and pedicure
RELAX!!!


Until next time...WEDologize!


(photo credit: www.wedding-beauty.com)

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