Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Website & Blog Launched

A few years coming, but we finally launched our new website and blog!  Our blog has moved to  Please stop by the our new location gorgeous inspiration.  

Being technologically challenged I relied on Carolynn of Two Brunettes and Otis of Example 7 to make it all come together, thank you!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

7 Ways to Make Your Bachelorette Party More Affordable

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Good advise on keeping your bachelorette party affordable from of Pop Sugar.

Bachelorette parties can be a blast, but they can also be a major expense. To keep costs low for both you and your bridesmaids, step back and brainstorm simple ways to make your festivities more budget-friendly. Here are seven easy ways to make your bachelorette party more affordable, too.
  • Plan ahead. In order to get the best possible prices, make your plans as early as possible. Thinking ahead will also offer you plenty of time to seek out special deals, so spend those extra days browsing reputable travel offer sites like Jetsetter to see what's available.
  • Opt for a staycation. Road trips and cross-country weekends may be fun, but you and your friends will save big if you choose a spot in your own city instead. Not only will you skip the cost of gas and airfare, but you'll also be more knowledgeable about the most fun, inexpensive places to go for your party.
  • Pick a house, not a hotel. Rather than shelling out for a hotel room, why not rent a house instead? You'll have a more cozy, intimate atmosphere and everyone will be free to come and go as they please — free of any messy, time-sensitive checkout situations.
Keep reading for more money-saving tips.
  • Choose an off-season date. To get the most bang for your buck, it's smart to choose an off-season weekend for your festivities because prices will be lower across the board. Plus, since you'll likely have a larger party, it'll be nice not to fight extra crowds.
  • Don't just dine out. Bringing your own food is a must for anyone who's hoping to save money. As soon as you arrive, make a trip to the local market to stock up on a variety of simple snacks. Even better? If you have the resources available, you should plan to make a few meals yourselves.
  • Don't just drink out, either. While you're at it, head to the liquor store, too. Buy your own booze, set up a bar area in the room, and ask pals to mix their favorite cocktail recipes for tasty sips minus the tips.
  • Keep it short and sweet. Sure, you'd like to have a nice, long weekend to spend with your pals — but the truth is, not everyone can afford to take that time off and spend extra money. Be realistic when you make your plans and consider your friends' budgets, too.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I Love NY...

Excited to be in NYC... Making my way through the restaurants, museums, and of course shops! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Katelyn & Eric Featured on Grey Likes Weddings

It was wonderful to see Katelyn and Eric, Farm to Table inspired wedding featured on Grey Likes Weddings.  Their wedding took place at my favorite venue, Dos Pueblos Ranch and was designed by the amazing Tricia Fountaine, and captured by the talented Braedon Flynn.  Special shoot out to Shila Crabtree of Classic Party Rentals for saving the day once again on my rainy weddings!

To see the full feature on Grey Likes Weddings check out

All Images Via Braedon Flynn

Venue: Dos Pueblos Ranch // Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston // Photography: Braedon Flynn // Event Design: Tricia Fountaine // Wedding Coordinator: Simply Natural Events // Floral Design: Tricia Fountaine // Cinematography: Smark Mark // Invitation Design: Eric Schulz, the Groom! // Cake and Cupcakes: Enjoy Cupcakes // Music: Icy Hot Club // Catering: Command Performance // Hair: Kim Lambert (712) 490-3717 // Shoes: Seychelles // Bridesmaids Dresses: all different // Hairpiece: Priscilla of Boston // Groom Suit: JCrew // Classic Party Rental: Shila Crabtree

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fashion Friday...Fall 2012 / Winter 2013 Wedding Dress Trends

Wedding Dress Trends from New York Bridal Fashion week for Fall 2012 and Winter 2013. From sexy, to feminine, to fashion forward.  There is something for everyone, colored gowns to thigh high slits there are quite a few avant garde dress trends for this wedding season.

Colored Gowns - Red, black, nude to baby blue colored. Pick your Avant Garde style dress to wear at the ceremony or the reception. Either way you’ll have your guests talking.
Image Via Shined Dresses, Wedding dresses in blue Oscar de la Renta in 2013. Photo: Dan Lecca  
Image Via Vera Wang
Image Via Martha Stewart
Thigh High Silt- Another sexy trend perfect for showing off your legs.

Pant Suits - Instead of a second gown you can opt for a pant suit.
Image Via Metro Lux Events. Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta   

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It's All Fun & Games...

Lawn games are the perfect entertainment for rustic wedding and outdoor parties this summer!  It's a great way to entertainer guests during cocktail hour.

Here's some ideas:horseshoes, bocce ball, croquet, badminton, corn hole, twister, ring toss...

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Image Via On the Go Bride