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Archive for August, 2009

Inspiration #14: Black + Yellow

Wedding Inspiration Board: Black and Lemon

Photo Credits:  Bride and Party photo by Skye Blu Photography, Bouquet photo by Jessica Claire, Cake by Cake Girls, Purse photo by Amanda Kraft, Tablescape by Bliss Events, Ring Pillow by Details Details, Invitation from MyCreativeWedding, Candy Table photo from Pacific Weddings

Bridesmaids in different shades of blue

Since the beginning, I’ve always wanted my bridesmaids to choose their own dresses, as long as they’re navy blue.  But I’ve seen many bridal parties now sporting different colors or different shades of a certain color.  And I’m liking it.

Non-matching bridesmaid dresses - different shades of blue

The problem with my bridal party is that I only have 2 bridesmaids and the impact won’t be as beautiful as those above.  So I’m still trying to decide whether I’ll have them wear same shade or not.

Kate Spade Online Sample Sale

Kate Spade Online Sample Sale

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Jimmy Choo Sample Sale NYC

Jimmy Choo Sample Sale NYC

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New York Lace Semi-Annual Bridal Sample Sale – Taunton MA

New York Lace Semi-Annual Bridal Sample Sale - Taunton MA

New York Lace Semi-Annual Bridal Sample Sale - Taunton MA

Semi-Annual Designer Sample Sale
Now through September 15th
Gown starting at $399

Please call (508) 824-6900 for an appointment

New York Lace
89 Main Street
Taunton, MA 02780
nylbride2b@aol.com

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August Giveaways

Julianne Smith Garter via Brenda’s Wedding Blog – ends 8/24

Julianne Smith Garter Giveaway

All Modern $90 item via Glamour This! – ends 8/24

All Modern $90 item Giveaway

Tissue Poms via {Grey} Likes Weddings – ends 8/25

Tissue Poms Giveaway

Lisa Leonard Jewelry $50 Gift Certificate via Hostess with the Mostess – ends 8/25

Lisa Leonard Jewelry $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Baggu via Wishing Penny – ends 8/26

Baggu Giveaway

Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier Sample Sale NYC

The Bridal Atelier by Mark Ingram Sample Sale

Bridal and Evening Wear Sample Sale
By appointment only

Dress and gowns from internationally known wedding designers Angel Sanchez, Anne Barge, Monique Lhuillier, Peter Langner, Jenny Lee, Rivini, Ulla Maija, and more up to 80% off retail, normally ranging from $3,200-$8,000

August 25, 2009
10am – 8pm

110 E 55th St, 8th floor
New York, NY
(212) 319-6778

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The Inspired Bride – An Interactive Bridal Event Atlanta

The Inspired Bride - An Interactive Bridal Event 

Register to attend for free at http://studiowed.eventbrite.com/

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Free Tickets: Soi-Meme Bridal Event – Los Angeles

Soi-Meme Eco Bridal Event
August 29, 2009
11am – 4pm

Free tickets Soi Meme Bridal Event Los Angeles

Pink Cloud Events is hosting a fabulous day-long salon for eco-conscious DIY brides and grooms to connect directly with the most inspiring eco-friendly wedding products and service providers.

The event will bring everything needed to plan a sustainable wedding on Saturday, August 29th from 11am – 4pm at the newly renovated James Irvine Garden at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, located in the heart of downtown LA’s Little Tokyo. From the wedding ring to the honeymoon, our experts will be available for one-on-one sessions and workshops to help you find all that you need for your wedding day, in just a few hours!

Complimentary organic beverages, hors d’oeuvres, great DJs, a resource guide and loads of giveaways will make this a fun-filled day for you and your wedding planning party.

The first 4 commenters will receive complimentary tickets (valued at $25 each) to the event!

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DIY: Nautical Save-The-Date

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How I Did It

Materials (per set)
1 80lb (or heavier) coverstock 8.5×11 – creates 4
1 36lb (or close) vellum 8.5×11 – creates 2
knot
1 envelope A2 (4 3/8″ x 5 3/4″)

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Tools
cutter, scorer, 1/4″ hole-puncher, lighter or gas stove top, computer, printer

Recommended
Rotary Paper Trimmer (cutter), Fiskars Scoring Blade (scoring blade to be used with Fiskars rotary trimmer), Fiskars hand punch (hole puncher), Classic Crest Solar White 80lb (paper), Classic Crest Recycled Bright White 80lb (recycled paper)

Fonts Used
Sloop Script Two, AvantGarde Gothic

Template
The save-the-date measures 4″ x 5.5″.  Page 2 and 3 contains the main save-the-date template that creates 4 save-the-dates.  Page contains the vellum wrap template that creates 2 vellum wraps.  Blue sailboat image is included in the template.

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Aylee's nautical save the date

Directions
Print page 3 on the back of page 2.  Cut on gray solid lines.  Print page 4 on vellum.  Cut on gray solid lines.  Score vellum in the middle.  Wrap vellum on save-the-date.  Hole punch on gray circles.

Cut 11″ of knot.  Using a lighter or stove top, melt the ends of the knot to avoid fraying.  Insert knot into the holes and make a square knot.  Click here for instructions on how to make a square knot.

Insert completed save-the-date into envelope and you’re all set!