Monday, December 27, 2010
Photos by Michelle Carpenter of Main Event Weddings: http://www.maineventweddings.com/
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website where you can also take a video tour: http://www.nantucketlightship.com/
For a great article on the ship and it's restoration visit: http://www.mvtimes.com/marthas-vineyard/news/2009/08/20/nantucket.php
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Want a Guest Book everyone is sure to talk about? Many brides do but with all the other wedding details, it's often overlooked. Instead of sending your maid of honor out to grab one at Michaels 24 hours before the wedding, do something special that will truly welcome your guests. Here are a few great ideas to personalize your guest book. They may take a little more time to put together but they all have a lasting impression!
* A new twist on a classic quilt project - what home-ec class has never put a quilt together of favorite t-shirts or old pictures? Now you can take your guests well wishes to the couch.
*Print out mad lib cards where your guests can create funny stories to share on your special day. These are great in a scrap book and you can enjoy for years to come!
*“Leaf” a thumb print. Guests can use their thumb print to create leaves on your wedding tree and sign their name next to it. It instantly becomes a work of art!
*A guest book that keeps giving- or reminding! Never forget a birthday again, have your guests sign their special day on the calendar for you special day!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Below are some spectacular highlights from their big day courteousy of Kevin Trimmer (http://www.kevintrimmer.com/). Enjoy and be inspired!
(Click on Images for larger view)
The wedding took place within Hotel Providence and Aspire. Guests were greeted by a bagpiper to pay tribute to their Irish heritage. They were informed of the day's wedding itinerary from a video we created for them; it was projected on the televisions throughout the hotel lobby and was done elegantly over their monogram. The floral bouquets consisted of fiddlehead ferns adorned with orchids.
The first look took place within the hotel's outdoor terrace. Blake and his father both wore yellow roses in remembrance of Blake's mother, it was her favorite flower.
Mary's father walked her down the aisle and also performed the ceremony.
What better transportation than a school bus for the music teacher??
The table names were names after some of the couples favorite places, real and fictional.
Since Mary is a musician, Blake surprised her with a customized ice sculpture. In turn, she surprised him with his very own customized cupcake toting the Macedonian shield - perfect for Blake, a true history buff who loves Alexander the Great. The cupcakes showcased fiddlehead ferns and were beautifully made and displayed by the Cupcake Contessa.
The entertainment and lighting was provided by George at CE DJ's who perfectly disrupted the first dance as Extraordinary Rendition Band busted in and surprised all the guests. As you can see here, the crowd ate it up! The last surprise of the night was for Mary; Blake booked our hotel room decor package so we dressed their hotel room in flowers, petals, candles & some bubbly for their first night together as Mr & Mrs.
This couple really did it right - a night full of suprises, food, festivities and fun! Congratulations again Mary & Blake, we already miss working with you!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
When discussing vintage style, most picture "Vintage Glam" - a style heavy with glamorous Rococo and Victorian influences (i.e., damask prints, lace, intricate curves, ruffles, ornate furniture and elaborate chandeliers). But let’s not forget the bold sister of Vintage Glam: Art Deco.
I know, I know – before you poo-poo Art Deco as nothing but tacky, pastel Cubism (yes, we all remember the awful 80’s revival) or cliché prom décor, hear me out! You’ll be amazed how these mainstream Art Deco elements can create a striking and ultra-crisp wedding.
If you’re a modern bride desiring a wedding with fewer frills, this period may be your answer. Art Deco emphasizes geometric shapes, patterns, powerful lines and symmetrical arrangements. For design cues, think The Great Gatsby and the Chrysler Building in NYC. To avoid looking gaudy, stay away from Broadway themes and flapper-girl extremes; stick with sleek accents (like chrome and metal tones) and statement onyx jewelry.
If you haven’t seen this style yet, be the first to jump on the trend for 2011. Your male guests will love the nod to stunning architecture and industrialism; your female guests will forever think of you as their coolest “city-chic” pal.
Art Deco Styleboard by meredunn
(Click the image above for item information and tags.)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Its that time of year - pumpkins are taking over! I love fall-themed weddings with the warm colors of orange, red and yellow, and what better to evoke the feeling of fall than pumpkins. If you are thinking of having a fall wedding don't be afraid to add pumpkins in the mix. There are great ways to incorporate these natural elements without recreating a Charlie Brown movie. Want to keep it looking elegant? Try painting the pumpkins white and spraying them with glitter....the possibilities are endless!
Photography Labels (l-r, t-b): Adreinne Page Photography, Halland Photo Arts, Artisan Events Inc., Allen Mowdie Photography, Janae Shields Photography, beau_coup.com, Tracey Buxton at acottageindustry.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, Morgan Hill at Etsy.com.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Photos provided by the AMAZING Gabrielle Marks Photography