Friday, September 28, 2012

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

Who said a little draping...A chandelier...Crisp, clean white lounge furniture...A plush rug...Soft up lighting and candles...could not turn a very simple ballroom space into the most fabulous GLAMOROUS guest lounging area on the planet!!! Who said that?  I didn't :)  WOW Factor at it's finest!!!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit - Strictly Weddings)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Take a Stand on Wedding Day

2012 for Dejanae Events had to be the year of outdoor wedding ceremonies!  I'm thankful for the GREAT weather we had each and every wedding we coordinated.  But the biggest challenge for most wasn't the weather...but the shoes sinking into the soft soil and running the bride and/or bridesmaids shoe heels.  So ask me the question, "how can this be avoided?"

I love this idea I found on Pinterest awhile back.  The bridesmaids are standing on "flat" stones just as poised as ever!  Oh and if there is any confusion as to wear to stand...follow the stones.

Or consider purchasing what I find to be the most fabulous product on the planet... Sole Mates!!!  These fabulous little gems cover the bottom portion of the heel.  So now you can stand firm and safely in grass, on uneven pavement, gravel...practically anywhere and they cost as little as $10.  Check them out at The SoleMates.

Until...Pin it and WEDologize!

(photo credit:

Monday, September 24, 2012

Honeymoon Preparations

Most couples are planning their honeymoon during the same time as they are planning their wedding ceremony and reception. But the biggest difference I've noticed is...they don't get completely stressed out by it!  Probably has to do with the fact they couples are selecting places they have never been, have warmer weather and the wedding planning stress is a thing of the past.  Some of the most popular honeymoon destinations are the Caribbean, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico, Tahiti, Fiji, Florida Keys and cruises.

Well when planning your honeymoon, here are a few things you should consider:
(1) Before making your selection, list the places you have traveled and what you enjoyed about them.  (2) Then list the places you'd like to visit.  (3) Lastly ask yourself the following questions - What do you want to do when you get there? Do you prefer a hotel or resort?

After you have booked your travel:
  1. Get your passport!!! You can get the necessary paperwork from the US Post Office or online at
  2. Book dinners, spa services and sports activities at least 2-months in advance of your departure date.
  3. Confirm arrangements a month before and pack a list of items you will be taking to ensure you don't forget anything.
  4. Lastly, make copies of all your important documents (passport, insurance card, etc.) in case something gets lost or stolen while on your honeymoon.
Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit -

Friday, September 21, 2012

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

My jaw always drops from the stunning beauty of the eggplant calla lily!  So imagine my face when I found this GORGEOUS bouquet of beautiful plum-colored callas with just a touch of BLING peeking through the blooms.  And then the bouquet becomes that WOW FACTOR moment to see it tied with satin ribbon finished off with not one, but THREE bling buttons! YES!!!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Language of Invitations

When preparing your invitation ensemble and the wording to excite your guests about the upcoming nuptials, there are some things you should pay close attention to:
  1. If there are parental contributions, be respectful and discuss the invitation verbiage with your parents. The norm use to be that the bride's parents were the hosts of the wedding and reception and therefore, their names appeared on the invitation. Not always the case anymore. The groom's parents my be contributors or the bride and groom might be funding the nuptials themselves.
  2. Listing your registry information or stating to your guests that you only want monetary gifts (wishing well) within your invitation ensemble is poor etiquette. That type of information can be expressed verbally through parents, bridal party members, or list it on your wedding website.
  3. Mail your invitations at minimum 8 weeks before your wedding date with the respond date listed 2-3 weeks before the wedding date. This will allow enough time to get those infamous seating arrangements together.
  4. Spell out all dates, times and places on the wedding invitations. Example - Saturday, May twenty-ninth, Two thousand and twelve, Four-thirty in the afternoon, Swissotel Chicago.
  5. If you are not inviting children to the wedding reception, it is appropriate to say "Adult Reception" or address the invitation to the parents only - "Mr. & Mrs. Doug Johnson" instead of "Johnson Family".
  6. It's a thoughtful gesture to allow single individuals to bring a guest by stating "Miss Brenda Douglas and Guest", but if you can't afford the additional plate, don't sweat it...invite just Brenda.

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credits - Joie de Vie Paperie)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wedding Chair Sign Frenzy!

Dejanae Events

Just had a wonderful wedding weekend with the cutest chair signs created by CT Designs, Inc.  This fun crazy is taking over wedding reception chairs near and far.  And it's a wonderful final touch to your already personalized wedding reception. How do you like these lovely backers?

I asked Saturday's groom did he pay attention to what the chair signs read and he states, "Yep! It's going to be like that forever :)"

For additional chair fashion ideas check out this blog post, too.

Until next time...WEDologize

(photo credit - Chair signs 1 and 2 from Style Me Pretty; trick or treat signs; Mr. & Mrs.)

Friday, September 14, 2012

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

Gorgeous is the BLING that surrounds the vases holding the lush purple hydrangea.  STUNNING are the crystal candle holders.  WOW FACTOR is the mirrored table number placed so carefully on a dainty silver stand!  I am simply in love with this idea and how it completes the tablescape!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit -

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sparkle and Shine on Your Wedding Table

Today's blog post was inspired by adding some glitz and glam to your wedding & event tables.  Although you may not be able to afford to "glamorize" the entire space, pick a few items that will add some POP aka WOW Factor to your guest tables.  Check out some of the ideas below:

Check out this fabulous charger that would sparkle and shine on any guest table

Serve your signature drink or champagne in sparkling flutes

Can't afford glitzy table linen, add a sparkling table runner

Instead of glass votive candle holders, select a sparkling crystal holder

WOW Factor at it's finest...sparkling floor-length table linens!!!

And a special note to those shopping for wedding decor...the holidays bring bling!  You can easily pick up chargers and sparkling candle holders to add that punch to your guest tables.

Until next time...WEDologize

(photo credit - glittery linens; glittery charger; glitter runner; glitter flutes; glitter votives)

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Little Mr. and Miss of the Ceremony

Although some couples are steering away from having a ring bearer and flower girl, you will still see the tradition at most wedding ceremonies.  But what has evolved is the idea of the flower girl carrying only a basket of petals and the ring bearer carrying an ivory or white pillow.  Take a look at the adorable little one's below for some alternative ideas as they make their way down the wedding aisle.

Have the little ladies carry pomanders instead of tossing petals

Whimsical way to present the wedding rings...attached by a golf tee :)

Instead of a pillow, have the boys carry a sign right before the grand entrance
How cute is it when the flower girl (bouquet in tow) and ring bearer walk together!
This idea works exceptionally well with smaller children.

Instead of having flower girls walk before the bride, have the little ladies
walk down the aisle in front of the newlyweds during the recessional

 Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit -  ring bearer sign; vase w/ golf ball; flower girls sign; pomanders; flower girl & ring bearer)

Friday, September 7, 2012

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

Jewels don't have to be worn on the hand, around the neck or on the wrist.  Flowers don't have to only be in bouquets or centerpieces.  Jewels and flowers can be on CUPCAKES, too!!!  And these tiny darlings are wearing both very, VERY well!!! WOW Factor on the dessert table!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!!!

(photo credit -

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Granting Your Wedding Wand Wish

Making that grand exit from the ceremony is common place for most couples.  You'll see the use of bubbles, eco-friendly confetti, rose petals and bird seeds thrown as the newlyweds make their way down the wedding aisle in the direction of photographs or to greet guests.  But I love the idea of ribbon wands...waved by excited wedding guests cheering them on!  They work so much better for photographs, in my opinion, because they can continuously be shaken verses the one or two tosses of petals or confetti.  Check out some of the wand ideas below:

Add bells and a tag of well wishes to the ribbon wand

Personalize the ribbon hanging from the wand
with your names and wedding date

Jazz up a beach wedding with a starfish affixed to the ribbon wand
Display the wands on a table and ask guests at the end of the night to wave
for a fabulous send-off

And guess what, you can make these picture perfect wands yourself.  All you need are wooden dowel rods (or paper straws, plastic sticks), ribbon and a hot glue gun.  Have fun!

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credits - purple ribbon wands; personalized wands; starfish wands; married couple; stripped wands)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Wedding Paper Cone Infatuation

The scrapbooker is coming out in this blog because I love a paper cone!  I'm actually seeing them everywhere for ceremonies, receptions and events.  And what I love most is it's a D.I.Y. project that you can't really mess up :)  Plus, if you need an unique, yet inexpensive idea for decor or to display food items, you can't go wrong with a paper cone.  Check out some of the fun ideas below:

Lovely idea for an outdoor wedding or event!
Paper cones + fresh flowers = make GREAT tree decorations

Create decor idea using paper cones and hydrangea
on the ends of the chairs or pews
Have your guests toss rose petals as you walk down the aisle as husband and wife
Make paper cones from the music sheets of your favorite songs...then add popcorn

Late night snack? Serve the French fries in these cute holders.

Should you like the ideas above and want to try and make some paper cones yourself, I've added a very simple template below.  All you need are scissors, glue, and some fun card stock or paper.

Until next time...WEDologize!

Photo credits: hydrangea cones; rose petal cones; french fries; birch cones; popcorn cones)


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