Most of the designer-named hair accessories for brides are very pricey. When my daughter bought her gown, the salon was having a trunk show for bridal accessories. A single organza flower was going to be $300, a bit over our budget for this item! Doing an internet search for a less expensive option, we came across "Hair Comes the Bride". The selection is vast and the prices are quite affordable. We were very pleased with the quality of the pieces from this company and my daughter actually wore the paisley inspired ones above.
We are all touched by cancer in some way... and if not yet, chances are someday you will be. You can participate to help raise money for the American Cancer Society with a minimal donation of $5 to $10 for the song or soundtrack "All are our Heroes". Click above to hear the story or click below to either download or purchase the CD. Make this man's effort worth it and buy the song! Get it out there toyour friends and let's bust the bar way over the $1 million mark! Add the button to your blog and link it to www.allareourheroes.com . Leave a comment and
I'll enter you double in my upcoming contest. Thank you, someday we will find a cure!
For all you Lilly P. lovers out there in the blog world, givefinestationery.com a try! What I love is the online personalization that I can do myself! Choose the quantity, a font, ink color, size it and lay it out as you want it, change it up, preview and order, so easy and fun! Check out their other promotions too! Boatman Geller for 25% off ends 3/31.
Cast from a real California Manzanita tree branch, this tree is beautiful on its own as a piece of sculpture, but it is clever enough to hold your bracelets and necklaces. Designed by famed San Francisco designer Nima Oberoi, the tree is made of proprietary alloy with a silver enamel finish that will never crack or peel. 11x10x16" $90
also available with a 24K gold plated finish for $120
Ever thought of Betsey Johnson for your bridal gown? Here is a long and a short version for a more casual and fun bride. Add the floral ruffled shrug and the embroidered bridesmaids dresses for a fun flirty look for your wedding party!
Thank goodness for the laptop computer! Instead of a bulky desktop modem and a tangled heap of cords, we can work in a clean, unencumbered environment.
This is where I write Bridal Buzz from Wed Event Design andTales of a Golf Gal. In the keeping room off of my kitchen, with my 3 pups close by, and a view of the pond out back for inspiration. ps... the photograph above my desk is of my daughter and son in law at their HHI wedding, taken by the talented W. Scott Chester, listed on my sidebar.
Whole Foods Market has a wonderful wine section with a vast selection of wines from all over the world. Here's my newest find... a gold winner at the International Chardonnay challenge: MadFish Unwooded Chardonnay Tasting Notes review "Margaret River is one of the world's magical areas for chardonnay, producing powerfully intense wines of great length and elegance. They take longer than their Australian peers to evolve, but when they do, they are universally agreed to be Australia's finest. This wine is a fresh and easy drinking West Australian white that is a perfect partner with food. Combined with many layers of fruit flavors it displays a lingering, lively dry finish." The taste is not a typical chardonnay, but a combination of an unwooded chardonnay with a splash of citrus mimicking a Savignon Blanc. Crisp and perfect for the warm spring days ahead! Priced at $16 to $19 a bottle, this wine is a nice treat for everyday or a wonderful choice for your wedding reception.
Top o' the morning to ya and thank you to everyone who visited my blog and "got the word out" about my first giveaway. It's time to choose the winner of the monogrammed note cards... Sorry, no Random.org for me! You may not know, but I am Scrabble obsessed. My husband and I have a running game on the kitchen table, when one game ends we start another. I've thought about a nice centerpiece, but then where would we play? So Scrabble centerpiece it is! Anyway, I digress... back to business. To pick the winner, I assigned you each a letter from the Scrabble bag. (this worked because I only had 20 entries). For "followers only" I put in 1 letter for you, if you added my button and blogged about the contest you got 2 more, so some of you had a total of 3 letters with better odds! I know, you probably all want to know what letter you were but I can't go there. So, with the assigned letters back in the bag, I closed my eyes and picked... D assigned to... Snooty Primadona! Congratulations Snooty, you are one lucky girl (are you Irish?)! You'll have to let me know which two card styles you would like and what monogram or name you'd like printed on them. I will need your address, but you can email that to me. Thanks again to all that entered and posted my button! Stay tuned for my next giveaway. I'm thinking of...
Enter and win two packs of monogrammed note cards! You choose the design!
I love a good bargain and will pass anything worthwhile I find on to you. I recently found a deal at an Atlanta stationery shop, Paper Affair. So... for my very first give away, I am offering my readers a deal on monogrammed note cards, something a bride or anyone can always use. The winner will pick two of the note card samples above and choose a monogram with their initials, and I'll have it printed and sent to you! To enter the give away...
Add my Bridal Buzz button and link it to wedeventdesign.blogspot.com
Become a follower of Bridal Buzz, and leave a comment on this post
Blog about my contest on your blog
Do all three and I'll enter you 3x
The drawing will be on St. Patrick's Day! May the luck o' the Irish be with you!
sample monograms, or... have your name imprinted, you choose!
You will surely find an Azuri Pashmina Shawl to coordinate with your bridesmaids dresses when it comes in 110 colors! It's on sale at Nimli for $44, down from $150. They are 55% Pashmina and 45% silk, 80" long and 28" wide with fringed ends. Here are just a few of the colors... check out Nimlifor the other 107 choices!