Friday, November 29, 2013

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

The love of this tablescape isn't just for the fabulous gold chairs...or the lush ivory and blush palette for the centerpieces...not even the ornate dinnerware and stunning crystal candelabras...but my love is for the gigantic balloons!  Now this is how you take a familiar party staple and spin it from ordinary to glam!!!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit -

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving-Eve Toast

As we approach another Thanksgiving, I'm always excited and delighted because it is simply my most favorite holiday!  I'm soooooo thankful for my supportive family, especially my daughter who just celebrated her 12th birthday.  I'm thankful for my girlfriends who are like sisters-from-another-mother to this only child.  I'm thankful for a successful and thriving wedding & event planning business.  I'm thankful for my health and strength, plus those good days that keep me smiling and those bad days that keep me learning.  And I'm so very thankful for all my social media friends who follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr and who read this blog.  I toast to you and your families via the recipe below:


3 cups canned unsweetened pear nectar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon minced crystallized ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup dry Diablo Creek Sauvignon Blanc
Lemon slices (optional)
***serves 5


Prep Time: 3 Minutes
Cook Time: 7 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
  1. In a 1 1/2- to 2-quart pan over medium-high heat, mix pear nectar, sugar, ginger, lemon juice, and wine. Cook, uncovered, until hot, about 7 minutes. (Or heat in a 1 1/2- to 2-quart microwave-safe container in a microwave oven at full (100%) power until hot, about 7 minutes.)
  2. Pour cider into mugs or heat-proof glasses, and garnish each with a lemon slice. 
Until next time...Happy Thanksgiving and WEDologize!

(Photo credits and recipe via Dominicks)

Monday, November 25, 2013

What About Those Cocktail Napkins?

Cocktail napkins are a fun staple to consider for your wedding reception.  They can be placed at the bar and on the serving trays as the servers pass around hors d'oeuvres.  But they also add a signature statement to your reception.  Rather you use your wedding monogram or add a giddy phrase, cocktail napkins are one of the least expensive ways to add customization to your day.  Check out some of these fun and whimsical cocktail napkins.

You can easily order cocktail napkins from the following locations not only for your wedding, but for any event:
Dejanae Events for Carlson Craft
Oriental Trading
Wedding Paper Divas

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credits - Dejanae Events; thepaperhat; Favors and Flowers; Paper Source)

Friday, November 22, 2013

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

Creating a signature wedding just got real with these Bride and Groom champagne bottles! Now tell me who wouldn't want to showcase these lovelies on their head table!?! Haute!!!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit -

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My Wedding Sequin Obsession!

Right now I'm obsessed with everything that sparkles, especially sequins!  Bling hasn't gone anywhere, but the addition of this embellishment into the repertoire makes wedding design even more fun!  But please take it easy when adding sequins to your ceremony and/or reception space.  Less is truly more when creating :)  Check out some of these table inspirations that twinkle:

Until next time...WEDologize!

{Photo credits: Silver -; Gold - Style Me Pretty; Navy - Oak and The Owl; Black - Hostess with the Mostess; Blush - Junebug Weddings; copper - Southern Weddings}

Friday, November 15, 2013

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

This tablescape is simply fabulous...BUT the color of the linens are jaw-dropping!!! From the pleating in the table linens with the royal purple undertones to the corset-tied chair covers...WOW FACTOR at it's finest!

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

(photo credit - Wildflower Linens)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Useful Wedding Apps

With smartphones and tablets in most couple's hands throughout any given day, there has to be some useful apps that can help them get through the wedding planning process.  I have listed a few of my favs below.  Let me know what you think.

Vera Wang on Weddings
Includes Vera’s personal style advice, planning expertise, thousands of images and much more. A must-have for all brides!  Browse Over 1,000 Images of dresses, cakes, flowers and real weddings.  Create Inspiration Boards with Vera’s exclusive new design tool. Include favorite gallery images and share your wedding style with family and friends.  Stay on Top of Wedding To-Do’s with Vera’s helpful built-in task list.

The Seating Planner+
Guests can be created or imported from Facebook or from your iPhone contacts and with a simple drag and drop function they are placed out at the tables. It is easy to move around the tables and you can quickly try various solutions. With this App you can keep track of who accepts or declines the invitation and those that have not yet responded.

TUX: The Tuxedo Builder
Design and create your tuxedo for any event! Select the type of event, then pick your jacket, shirt, pants, tie, and vest – even choose from many accessories to complete the look from a wide variety of styles and colors

APPY Couple
The most stylish way to showcase and share your wedding.  Give your guests the information they need, event times to dress code, RSVPs, meet the wedding party and see your pictures (even add their own). Get everyone involved in creating your ultimate wedding keepsake.

WeddingScan is an intuitive wedding registry application that allows you to register for ANY item, at ANY store simply by scanning a product’s barcode with the WeddingScan iPhone app. If a product doesn't have a barcode, WeddingScan allows you to take a picture of it and add a brief description.

Until next time...WEDologize!

(The apps listed above are iphone and android compatible.)

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Chalkboard Takeover

The chalkboard craze for wedding ceremony and reception decor is blowing up all over the place!  You don't have to be a D.I.Y. bride to consider adding some chalkboard elements to your wedding day.  Check out some of the fun ideas below that can be incorporated into your modern wedding style:

Share your love story with wedding guests as they arrive to the ceremony
Position a chalkboard sign at the entrance of the ceremony or reception
Create a chalkboard-style wedding invitation
Consider table numbers with a chalkboard motif
Instead of individual menus, create a chalkboard menu for display
Chalkboard place cards attached to wine glasses...YES!!!

Until next time...WEDologize

(photo credits - Love Story; Invitation: Creative Market; Place card - South Bound Bride; Table Numbers - Chalk Style; Menu - LBFStudio; Welcome Sign - I Do Declare Signs)


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