Clever Guestbooks You’ll Want to Read and Re-read

Not everyone comes up with witty, thoughtful, or earth-shattering sentiments to inscribe in an ordinary guest book. Leave it to Martha to come up with this clever alternative: Each dinner table bears a blank book with a question on the cover, such as "What is your favorite memory of us?" or "What should we name our kids?" Plus, each guest finds a pen and a ribbon, reading "Don't forget to sign the booklet," atop the napkin. This is a great conversation-starter for guests, and assigned … [Read more...]

Wedding Cake Toppers with Personality!

Nothing draws attention to your wedding cake like an awesome cake topper, and it's a great way to make a statement about yourselves. Take a look at these adorable, amusing, and audacious cake toppers, you'll never think about wedding cakes the same way again! Kitty Cake Topper by Helyn If you have seen any great toppers, we'd love to hear about them! Please let us know in the comment section below. * I love the vintage vibe of this one, including the sweet verse printed on the … [Read more...]

My Wedding: 5 Things I’d Do Over Differently

My wedding was definitely the best day of my life. (This was one-upped after I gave birth for the first time, but at the time, things couldn't have been better.)  A perfect golden California day. A glorious dress with my mother's breathtaking lace veil. Surrounded by all the people I loved most. Marrying the guy of my dreams. How could it have gotten better? Oh, it could have, but just a teeny-tiny bit, and just in the small details! I was a very laid back bride and pretty much said "OK!" to … [Read more...]

Distinctive Boutonnieres for the Boys!

Nothing like a splash of color on the lapel to dress up on otherwise black-and-white affair! Whatever the color or style of your men's suits, a boutonniere is an eye-catching and attractive addition. Here are some ideas that are both formal and fun! Fresh flowers, ribbon, fabric, crepe paper, berries, herbs, acorns... this little ornament provides a great little outlet for your creative abilities! * All photos compliments of Martha Stewart Weddings * * Dahlia + Polka dot tie = … [Read more...]

Wedding Traditions with a Twist

Tradition is a wonderful thing, but there's nothing wrong with having a little fun at the same time! Here are some great ideas for keeping wedding customs fresh! * * * * * * * * All photos from Martha Stewart Wedding Twist on Something Old: Here's a great idea! An heirloom brooch takes on a new life when you attach it to a wide piece of ribbon and wearing it as a cuff!  (Brooch, General Whimsy) Twist on Something New: Not everything needs to be tangible. … [Read more...]

Bridal Adornments: Something Different, Something Blue

A white gown, shimmering veil, and dazzling tiara are perfect for some brides. Then there are those who want a black dresses, leather boots, and peacock feathers. Whatever your fashion style is, here are some fabulous online shops to buy bridal jewelry and accessories that will dazzle and delight every bride! * Do you have a bridal accessory website that's too great not to share? Please let us know about it in the comment section below! * Portobello Bridal Collection This website … [Read more...]

Havin’ a Good Time with Wedding Videos!

Most wedding videos I've seen are  pretty similar, some more interesting than others, some downright boring (unless you happen to be the bride or groom). But this one, which I found on Polka Dot Bride, is awesome. Tired of simple wedding videos? Make a production out of it like Brian and Eileen did! Brian & Eileen's Wedding Music Video. from LOCKDOWN projects on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

10 Fun and Funky Ways to Dress your Bridesmaids

You wedding ensemble was chosen amidst great deliberation, and the wedding day is the bride's time dazzle.  But although the spotlight is on you, you'll have more fun if you share the attention and include others in your fun! Let your trusty bridesmaids shine in their dresses too. Choosing unique gowns that incorporate your chosen colors and compliment your own dress can be lots of fun, and will add style and flair to your celebration... not to mention your photos! Here are 10 ways to choose … [Read more...]