Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hot Mama's

gowns for the mother of the bride or mother of the groom
by Siri Inc. of San Francisco

just a sample of the many styles available in so many beautiful fabrics
and colors, long or short, straight or full, find your perfect gown!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Hair Comes the Bride

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.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

not your typical fluff post...

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 to your 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!

"In the waiting line" giveaway

Jane of "In the waiting line"

is having a 100th post celebration giveaway

click on the picture to enter!

what a tres' cute gift!
and a great gift idea for your bridesmaids

Saturday, March 28, 2009

news for Lilly P. lovers

fine stationery.com has a new vendor and her name is Lilly
For all you Lilly P. lovers out there in the blog world, give finestationery.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.

Friday, March 27, 2009

a gift idea for your pretty maids

as unique and special as your bridesmaids...

Lunares Silver Manzanita Tree

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

find them both at www.dillards.com

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Easter's on it's way...

what are you wearing to the Easter parade?
scarves available at Bloomingdales in all the latest Easter egg colors
dress by Shoshana, sandals by Kate Spade, available at Neiman Marcus
earrings by Cara Accessories, available at Bloomingdales
dress by Ralph Lauren, shoes by Cole Haan, available at Bloomingdales
earrings by Jose & Maria Barrera, available at Neiman Marcus

Hippity Hoppity y'all!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

walk softly

Cole Haan Ceci Air Rose sling back, ahhhh, perfect!
Cole Haan comfort and beauty for your wedding day
available at Neiman Marcus

Pretty in Pink!

Flowers are so naturally beautiful in shades of pink with more varieties than any other color.
For your pink palette, add a signature pink drink for fun!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

fun and flirty

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!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

where inspiration happens

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
and Tales 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.

Friday, March 20, 2009

An awesome Aussie wine

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 m
agical 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 chard
onnay 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.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Seeing red or thinking pink?

Customizable invitations available at Wedding Paper Divas.com
check out their anniversary sale going on
10 to 15 % off and free shipping

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

you'll be green with envy... I have a winner!

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...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Last day to enter giveaway!

I'll tally the entries and random pick the winner sometime tomorrow Tuesday 3/17. For those who have already entered, I've got you down. Good Luck to y'all!

Two for You

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...
  1. Add my Bridal Buzz button and link it to wedeventdesign.blogspot.com
  2. Become a follower of Bridal Buzz, and leave a comment on this post
  3. Blog about my contest on your blog
  4. Do all three and I'll enter you 3x
  5. 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!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Pashmina Wraps for your Bridesmaids

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 Nimli for the other 107 choices!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Real Wedding: K & R part II

custom monogrammed matches to light the sparkler's for sendoff, note the quote "and they lived happily ever after" on the back, from For Your Party.com

Friday, March 13, 2009

Real Wedding: Kristin and Ryan

I am so pleased to bring you these professional photographs by
W. Scott Chester Photography. Scott has been featured in
SW magazine, Brides Atlanta, and recently scored 6th place internationally for the 2008 contest of the
Scott has an amazing talent and eye for artistic imagery.
Here is a sampling of images from Kristin and Ryan's October 18, 2008 wedding on Hilton Head IslandBe sure to go to Scott's blog often to see what he and his family are up to, and give yourself a photographic treat!