Sunday, June 28, 2009

get out the vote!

Kelly at My Island Wedding has started to tally the votes on the Inspiration Board contest. Take a trip over and vote, for me I hope! There are some great color combinations to give you ideas.
here's the link:
Take me to the entries and Vote here!
just to remind you, here are mine...

my 1st entry
"my little chickadee"
2nd entry
"it's crystal clear"
3rd entry
"all that glitters"
Take a trip over to My Island Wedding and check out all the inspirational entries.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

shake, rattle and roll!

50's inspired wedding party
coke float's, sliders, polka dots and be-boppin'
let the good times roll!

Monday, June 22, 2009

featured Etsy Artist

BGB Jewelry is celebrating her 2 year anniversary at Etsy
offering 20% off 2 or more items all this month!
Great gifts for you or your pretty maids all in a row!

just a few of her designs... perfect for your something blue and beautiful!

Friday, June 19, 2009

another Inspiration Board contest!

Kelley of MIW is having another Inspiration Board contest! The only part that is difficult for me about entering is narrowing the boards down to my favorites. I love putting these together and could work with just about any color palette to find things I love. She already has several fabulous entries so I'm adding a few color palettes I haven't seen yet.

my 1st entry
"my little chickadee"
2nd entry
"it's crystal clear"
3rd entry
"all that glitters"

Take a trip over to My Island Wedding and check out all the inspirational entries. Do you have a favorite? Voting begins after 6/26

Thursday, June 18, 2009

pretty feet

dress up your feet in these fabulous wedding shoes
in champagne or white
by Poetic Licence at $142

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

will you be my bridesmaid?

What a special way to ask your best friends to be a part of your wedding!
With an adorable dress cookie in your colors, arriving at their doorstep with a note from you asking...
will you be my bridesmaid?

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love it!

Monday, June 15, 2009

put your big girl panties on...

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

wedding week fun!

Last October my daughter and new son-inlaw were married on Hilton Head Island. We vacationed the week preceding the wedding along with most of the extended family and a lot of friends. On Thursday we had a Beach Olympics day. We split everyone up into 3 teams, teammates wearing the same color bandana.
We had team relay races, balloon throws and bocci ball, along with a few other side events. Not only did we have tons o' fun, but it was a great way to get everyone to know each other a bit better before the wedding festivities started.
good times and good memories of family fun!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

pleats and tucks

it's amazing what they can hide...

all available at

Monday, June 8, 2009

dancin' with your daddy

I guess because I've been thinking of Father's Day, coming up in a few weeks, I wanted to write this post...

One of the most special traditions of your wedding reception is the dance with your father and "his little girl". He's watched you grow into a beautiful, independent, young woman and has been there for you all along the way.
This is when George Banks, in "Father of the Bride", flashes back to when he was playing basketball out on the driveway with his daughter in braces, now the bride-to-be. When I watch that movie now, it makes me tear up.

Of course you and your dad may already have a special song, but... if you need to find one for the big dance, here are a few songs to think about...

Bob Carlisle's Butterfly Kisses is one of the all-time favorites. The message is loved by dads and daughters alike and the tempo makes dancing easy.

When Angels Fly
, new to the typical list of father-daughter wedding songs, is performed by Tony Ransom & The Heavenly Light Orchestra. It is inspiring and memorable.

I Loved Her First
by the country/pop group Heartland, is a song that will melt the heart of daughter, father and every onlooker.

Through the Years by Kenny Rogers is a timeless song of love that's a little bit country, but so sweet and memorable.

How Sweet it is to be Loved by You
... the James Taylor classic is a great choice! Many dads remember it from their youth and that makes it a lot of fun to dance to.

The Way You Look Tonight, an old Frank Sinatra tune (with the Count Basie orchestra) is a wonderful dad and daughter dance number. It has a fun beat and is well crafted for a little swing dancing.

ou can't listen to Natalie Cole's version of her father's hit Unforgettable without feeling the warm affection between a father and a daughter, and it's slow and easy to dance to as well.

Billy Joel in, Goodnight My Angel, sings a lullaby to his daughter making it a special tender dance song for fathers and daughters.

Amy Grant's performance of My Father's Eyes is sweet and soulful and will be loved by both you and your dad.

Your wedding is such a special day for the whole family, a time of change and new beginnings, and memories of all those who've been important in your life.

What was your FD dance song, do you remember?

orange you glad...

... that the paper lanterns from Luna Bazaar come in yellow and orange too!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

it's your party!

Paper lanterns in more than 50 colors... wow!
There's sure to be the perfect color to match your palette,
from Luna Bazaar starting at under $2
Make a big statement for a small price!

pink and green, always a classic in any shade

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

March 20, 2010 at the Shore House HHI

the date's been set...

the venue chosen...

and it's just what the bride and groom-to-be have dreamed of!

here are some inspiration boards of possible color palettes ...
click to enlarge

pale seafoam

cool pool blue

aqua and cobalt

sea glass blue and green

coral red and aqua

just a few color combinations to think about!