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Month: September, 2010

Real Weddings-Jess and Jason

I met Jess thru Etsy a couple of months ago when she asked me to create monogram letter’s for her summer wedding. She was kind enough to share a few of the details from her wedding, which turned out to be a perfect day for her and her new hubs Jason.
Her photographer, Danielle Hartland, captured all of the joy and love that these two have for one another!

Jess & Jason- Engagement


Jess wore these stylish open-toe heels with a mini floral piece to “peek” out- CUTE!



One word for this ring-bearer pillow…Too Pretty (ok, that’s 2 words)!
Love it! Makes a beautiful keepsake.
Pillow is adorned with a wide black satin sash and a hand-made layered flower.
Hand-crafted by Creations of Love 4 Brides on Etsy.



These are the custom “J”s that I made for Jess, made of creme & white hydrangea flowers.
Here’s Jess’s comment she wrote to me, following her wedding.
“Gorgeous letters! They really added an extra to our ceremony and then the reception. They also looked awesome in my wedding pics! Thank you again!!!!”-Jess

Thanks Jess- you are so sweet and it was a pleasure working with you. I’m so glad that something that I made for you has become a momento from your wedding day & displayed in your home-I’m honored : ) Can’t wait to hear where you hang them(photos please)!!!



Here’s a cute pix of Jess and her girls. The girls all wore black tea-length dress’s, cute open-toe shoes in black, and a simple string of pearls. Their pink bouquet’s were a mix of roses and orchids. I’ve never seen a more goregous bridal bouquet than this one- cascading white orchids- AHH… LOVE!



Last but not least, the cake. 3-tiered, all white cake with white satin ribbon and white hand-made sugar flowers. YUM!



Thanks again Jess for allowing me to be a part of your special day and for sharing your pictures with eveyone! Truly beautiful and your joy shows thru in your pictures- Thanks to photographer Dannielle Hartland!

Would love to hear your thoughts, share a comment!
Want to share your wedding with ASD? Are you a photographer that wants to feature a wedding at ASD? I would love to hear from you – just convo me if interested!

The Official Start of Fall

Well, the official start of Fall is this coming Thursday, but in the wedding world- it’s already begun!
First off, I want to thank all of those awesome fellow Etsians of mine for featuring my products in their treasuries. I’ve had the privilege to be included amongst so many talented Etsians lately, I’m blushing!
If you want to check out the latest treasuries, click here for a list of links on my Esty Policies Page.

I wanted to share some of my new creations for fall that I’m featuring for a limited time in my Etsy Shop. A new twist on ring-bearer pillows… pumpkins! You know I’m all about being able to re-use something, and these pumpkins can serve as a great momento of your wedding day when it sits out during the fall season in your home as Mr & Mrs. !!!

First off, a pumpkin made of tweed- what a staple fabric for fall right!



And next….
Perfect for even the smallest set of hands. Un-breakable and lightweight, these pumpkins are made out of thin strips of orange and gold bamboo.
The mini-pumpkin



A bit bigger, but still just as adorable!



A shout out to a cool little man, Kyle, for helping me out with some photos! Thanks for being such a trooper and standing so still : )

What do you all think? Are you using something different to hold your rings?

Summer Color Combos-No Mauve Here!

So I’m back for my final posting of stylish color-combinations for summer and the final posting of the four seasons. You can check it out from the beginning here.
What do you get when you mix Hot Pink and Purple? Mauve… don’t worry though, no mauve here! BLAH…but, when the two work together, quite a Hot combination.

Hot Pink and Purple

Dress the girls in this sleevless, cross-front, shutterpleat dress by none other than JCPenney. Quite affordable and wearable.



I love the classic navy blue suit for the guys, complete with hot pink tie and pink-purple mix calla lily



This beautiful bouquet for the bride includes a mix of lush pink dahlias, roses, and calla lilies with a few white calla lilies in the mix.



Give your guests something to do at your reception. Have a favorite card game or hobby? Turn it into a gift and your escort cards. This example is from a couple who loved playing cards, so gave their guests the game of UNO. Fun right?



This is one of my favorite pieces and I saved it for last. A keepsake that you’ll love to have hanging in your home. A twist to the enlarged picture to sign at your reception, Fancy Prints on Etsy, will design a personalized “love birds in a tree” on victorian damask with your choice of colors. Your guests can sign their names so you will always remember who was there on your big day. There’s even another option for a tree that your guests can add their thumbprint to. Can’t say enough but Love, Love Love!





Very stylish to use carnations, and inexpensive to boot, as your centerpiece on each table. Since they come in a ton of colors and can easily be dyed if needed, a mix of hot pink and purple in a clear vase sitting on top of a mirrored piece, add’s a simple, yet modern touch to the tables.



These were one of my favorites as a kid. Candy Sticks. Again, inexpensive and come in a variety of colors and sure to put a smile on everyone’s face when they see one of these tucked into their folded napkin at each place setting.



Last but not least, need a night cap or a cigar perhaps? Cigar stations are becoming quite popular at receptions-(you can even have the small paper wrappers personalized) include a personalized box set of matches and you have yourself a great pair.



Well, that about wraps it up! All the season’s most stylish and fabulous color combos by season. What did you all think? Did you have a favorite?
I’m ready for some new and exciting topics so stay tuned!

Thanks to the Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings and google images for some of the images found in this post.

Summer Color Combos-Tropical Touches

Warm Sun, Tropical Breezes, the sound of the waves hitting the shore…are you in the mood to hit the beach for a stylish, casual, tropical wedding? This next color combo was inspired by the delish papaya fruit. Drawing inspiration from the colors of this exotic fruit, a beautiful palette showcases the ease and tranquility that reminds me of the beach.
If you missed the first posting from the summer color combos you can find it here.

Papaya and Olive

This is the fruit that inspired it all. Shades of peachy orange, so vibrant and colorful!



This is a new one for me. I typically don’t include bridal gowns in my inspirations, but when I saw this dress from JCrew, I just HAD to share with you all. Perfect for a tropical wedding. Crafted from lightweight silk chiffon with a delicate crinkled texture and a beautiful sash detail that falls down the center front—simply breathtaking when blowing in the wind.



I’m not gonna stop with the dress. I love this large oversized peachy peony accented with white cherry blossoms created by Lucy Goosey Creations on Etsy. Accent on one side of your hair.



To finish out the bride accessories, this long peach seashell necklace with silver chain. Hand-made by atlantiswreck2jewels on Etsy. This is another one of those items that has wear-again potential.



Orchids and Calla Lilies are a must for tropical weddings. With their delilcate leaves and goregous shape, a bunched bridal bouquet complete with a papaya colored silk fabric wrapped around the stems. Bridesmaids can carry a similar bouquet with all green orchids.



Share some of the tropical flair with your bridesmaids. Have them choose a light-weight, airy, light peach colored dress and adorn their hair with this simple white starfish hair barrett by land locked mermaids on Etsy.



Following the ceremony, cocktails! Toast the new Mr & Mrs with this popular tropical drink. You guessed it, a Mai-Tai.



Cover the reception tables with crisp white linen’s and these brown woven chargers. A great alternative, woven placemats or a woven table runner if you are using square tables. Candles and more candles are a must when the sun sets. A stylish folded olive colored napkin with the menu tucked neatly inside and a small green orchid add’s that small tropical touch to each place setting.



Use the stockholm bowl by Ikea to place exotic tropical fruit, including a papaya, to create a colorful centerpiece.



For a sweet touch, a 3-tier, hectagon shaped cake (or any shape you like). What flavor? Hmm…coconut, orange, lemon. Go with a tropical flavor for at least one layer!
Love the orange fondant, dainty white dots and the cascade of white blossoms.



To complete the evening, after the sun has set, serve your guests a cool refreshing dessert of pineapple (on skewers) and a small bowl of vanilla bean ice cream.



Goregous right!? If you decide to have a tropical wedding, I would LOVE to be a guest. I’m in need of a vacation!

Thanks to the Knot, Marth Stewart Weddings and google images for a few of the images shown in this post.

Summer Color Combos-Let’s go on an Adventure!

Think back to when you were a kid. Did you ever go to the fair, to an amusement park? It was always an adventure to go on the rides, eat as much food as you could and most of all… have LOT’s of FUN!! So if you are the adventurous type or just want to inocorporate a bit of adventure into your wedding, then this combo is for you! If you missed the last post, check it out here.

Aqua and Red

Kick off your wedding adventure by letting your guest’s know about your upcoming date with these one-of-a-kind photo booth save the date cards.



Pretty inventive right? The save the date card will definitely let your guests know that they should be ready to celebrate at your wedding. These invites are just as clever and unique. I love the “admission ticket in the 2nd image”. The font on the invite just screams adventure!





Your bridesmaids will love how fun and flirty this dress is from Watters & Watters. Have them carry a solid red bouquet of carnations and their look is complete!



Need a stylish bridesmaid’s gift? The girls will need something to put their photo-booth pictures in (see below)! These red-flower purses from ellenVintage on Etsy are a perfect match.



Another fond memory of fun and adventure… balloons! Hand a red one to each guest at your outdoor ceremony (having it inside? hand them out as your guests leave the ceremony). Release the balloons simultaneously. Beyond it being FUN, it’s an AWESOME photo op. I have personally seen this done at a wedding and it really is quite a site to see.



Now… on to the reception! Have your guests leave some fond memories behind for you & your new hubby with photos taken in a photo booth. Get yourself some photobooth props (yes I can make these) such as word quotes, mini-chalboards to write their own message and include in the photos= FUN!



The next stop in our adventure is food. If you want to go all out- corn dogs, fries etc. then go for it, but I would still opt for a light cuisine and keep the fun fare for the desserts and snacks. You know the kids are gonna love you!

Who doesn’t love popcorn and cotton candy? Offer them both for your guests to enjoy during and also to take home after your wedding. Complete the boxes and bags with a sticker label with your names and wedding date (YES… I can make these).





Fun right? What do you think- would you go all out and use some or any of these ideas?

Thanks to The Knot, Flickr, Photo Booth Planet and Jamie Hammond Photography for some of the images included in this post.