Summer Wedding Favor Fever!

I've been browsing for the perfect wedding favors for a summer celebration, and there are so many fun and funky gifts it's hard to post only a handful. Here are some great ideas that we know you'll love to give, your guests will love to receive, and your wallets will adore, too! * * * Fans & Parasols Summer months and tropical climates are ideal for weddings, but when the sun is beating down upon you, wouldn't a nice fan or parasol come in handy? wedding favors to save the day! … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Personalize your Wedding

The following ideas come from Colin Cowie, celebrity event  planner, author, and Brides.com wedding expert. Here are his top ten tips on personalizing your wedding! 1. Pick a picture of you and your groom, and use it on your save-the-date notice. Whether your send it by email or snail-mail, a personalized save-the-date won’t be forgotten. 2. That's my menu! Instead of a place card at each place setting, have a printed menu that’s personalized with the guest’s name on top. 3. Fun … [Read more...]

Weddings with Fans & Parasols

I loved this post on Manolo so much that I decided to carry on the theme here. An outdoor summer wedding is all about enjoying the season, and keeping cool. What better way than to outfit the bridal party and even the guests with some pretty fans or colorful parasols to keep cool! As Twistie points out, "there’s nothing wrong with not using flowers for your hand-held accessories. Many a bride and bridesmaid down the ages has carried a fan, a parasol, a prayer book, or nothing at all in her … [Read more...]

Wedding Theme: Asian Inspiration

Fusing Asian tradition with Western weddings is a popular, growing trend. Asia is known as a place of multiple cultures, adventure, and mystique, with a history dating back thousands of years. Tying Asian elements into your wedding will add layers of richness and significance as you connect to your heritage.  In Chinese culture, red signifies good luck and is widely used in auspicious events, and gold accents further signify prosperity. If you want to celebrate your heritage and showcase the … [Read more...]