Tuesday, May 31, 2011

sooo cuteee.. (cake)

what to do with my day of coordinator?

still haven't decided on what to do on the Day of Coordinator front. There's a planner that I've been following that I'd like to work with but ... 1. she's very expensive 2. she's not replying to my email (6 days..)

HMPFFFF.............................. :(

Friday, May 27, 2011

still jealous i can't do this :(

circle ceremony

i hate being indecisive.. really i've decided a couple weeks ago i'm going to go with a normal ceremony seatings... i want the guests to enjoy the ocean view that we have since we're overlooking the ocean....

until i saw this......

Monday, May 23, 2011

Day of Coordinator update

My DOC just quit from the company.... so the owner of the company emailed me and said that she will get another planner up to speed on my event...


That's why my DOC has not been responsive on my emails...........

stil UUGHHH..

What should I do?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Pros and Cons to Reception Table Shapes

Pros and Cons to Reception Table Shapes

If you’re getting married at an all-inclusive hall, you may not have much of a choice when it comes to your tables. If you’re responsible for renting them, though, read this before you make your pick.

This is the classic choice, so if you want your wedding to have a timeless feel, it’s the way to go. As long as the centerpieces cooperate, guests can easily have cross-table chats as well as ones with the people sitting right next to them. Another plus: Round tablecloths are easy to find in many sizes, in case you’ll be personalizing the linens.

If you want round, but want the look to be less traditional, see if you can mix small and large tables for a more eclectic feel. That way, you don’t have to break off your guest list into perfect groups of 10; smaller collections of friends and families can get tinier tables.

One downside: It’s harder to fit more round tables in a small venue because they don’t fit neatly against straight-edged walls and into corners. If you’re short on space, try one of the options below.

These also have a traditional feel without feeling as expected as round. Guests can still easily talk to the people right next to them and right across from them, though guests on opposite ends of the table won’t get to chat much.

You may want to play up the length of the table with a few small centerpieces instead of one large one like round tables tend to have.

One downside: Oval-shaped tablecloths aren’t easy to find outside of standard linen colors, like white and black.

This shape is oval’s hipper cousin. The guest chatting opportunities are much the same (people at opposite ends would have to shout to engage in conversation, while guests right next to and across from each other will have no trouble talking), but the straight edges modernize these tables. They’re also good to use if you're short on space, and connecting many rectangular tables to make just a few super-long ones can look very regal.

Again, it’s smart to choose a few centerpieces, placed in a row down the center, instead of one big one.

One downside: If you opt for banquet-style (those extra-long rectangles), it can be a little annoying for guests in the center of the tables. Why? They may have to walk around the whole thing to hit the dance floor or get to the bar or bathroom.

This is your most modern choice, and aerial shots of rooms with square tables always look so cool. It has the best of all the worlds: Guests can easily talk to everyone else at the table (again, if the centerpiece was chosen with care), and it’s pretty easy to fit many of them in a room to maximize the space. I love when couples go all the way with the contemporary look and choose square plates and centerpieces, too.

One downside: These tend to fit only eight guests, so you’ll need more tables than the other shapes, which can get pricey if you’re renting. Also, guest legs may bump. Rectangular tables have this problem, too, but only for people on the corners. Every guest is on a corner at a square table, so it can inconvenience all.

What shape tables are you using for your reception? Any pros you’re finding about your chosen shape? Any issues I forgot to address about the above kinds of tables?

by Meredith Bodgas

Monday, May 9, 2011

Up Inspired wedding in Indonesia

Found this wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes. Gotta say Axioo is a really good photography company from Indonesia and good for them to be featured on US wedding sites..... I mean seriously the wedding in Indonesia is something else, with guests lists around 1000+, the propensity to showcase something/make a point of one family's worth in the society, backed with some serious style and amazing vendors and not to forget the willingness to spend up to 6 digits USD per wedding.... who does not love an indonesian wedding (disclaimer: not all indonesian weddings are like this)

Ok and can we do a shout out on this cake and invitation below.....!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Inspiration: Stationeries/ Decorations

How to make a day of wedding kit

Grab from the knot

While we hope you don't have emergencies on the big day, it's always better to be safe than sorry. We've come up with a list of all those just-in-case items that will ensure your dream wedding goes off without a hitch. The matron or maid of honor should pack these emergency items in a tote bag and stash the bag in a safe but easy-to-access place during the dinner and/or wedding reception.
Aspirin (or pain reliever of choice)
Bottle of water
Chalk (to cover up any last minute smudges or smears on your wedding dress)
Clear nail polish (for stocking runs)
Corsage pins
Dental floss/toothpicks
Eye drops
Extra earring backs
Extra panty hose
Hair pins/ponytail holder
Hand towelettes
Hem tape
Mini sewing kit
Safety pins
Scotch tape
Sedatives (don't ask!)
Small folding scissors
Smelling salts (while we don't expect anyone to faint, it has been known to happen)
Spot remover
Static-cling spray
Straws (so the bride can stay hydrated without messing up her lipstick)
The matron or maid of honor should keep the following items on hand at all times in a small evening bag for the bride:
Breath mints/spray
Cellular phone
Cash (because you never know)
Hair spray
Linen handkerchief
Makeup (for touch-ups)
Nail file
Tampons/sanitary napkins
Optional Items
Granola bars or other easy-to-carry snacks
Krazy Glue (for nail fixes, shoe heels, decorations, even jewels)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

How to get your wedding published

While I'd love to take credit on telling you girls how to get published, haha I really won't know how to... But I read this cool post from the famous wedding planner Beth Helmstetter so I'm sharing with you guys.

1. Photography is everything. While details are amazing and important, if you don’t have a strong photographer that is great at capturing these details or styling up the image in a way that will showcase well, most magazines will pass on what could have been the most creative and inspirational wedding in the world. In addition to the shot list Shira recommends, before you hire your photographer, look at their body of work to see if they capture the details & moments that you see your favorite publications showing off. Also, if they have been published before, you can feel more comfortable that they have the skill to capture what the magazine needs to show off your gorgeous day.

2. Keep it original. Keep in mind that magazines are essentially looking for weddings that their readers will find inspiration in. That being said, if they covered a rustic wedding with mason jars everywhere last week or even last month, chances are they are not looking for that type of inspiration to share with their readers anytime soon. Now, this doesn’t mean you should be adding random trendy touches just to be different, but try not to copy ideas from magazines or blogs that have been done over and over again if your ultimate goal is to get published. While Martha obviously loved the cake they put in their Spring 2009 issue, they won’t love it enough to repeat the same content in future issues. The same is true for most magazines.

3. Know what your preferred publication looks for: If you love Grace Ormonde, then you might consider a day full of glamour and maybe even a bit avant garde. Love Town & Country? Think timeless, timeless, timeless. Or, if Martha is the direction you want to go, then no detail is too small. Don’t just think about the cake design, but also the cake display & backdrop behind the cake and so on.

4. Budget isn’t everything: While some publications do prefer to feature big, lavish, over-the-top weddings, many prefer charm over grandeur and from experience, I can say for a fact that the weddings we have had published haven’t always been the most expensive in our portfolio. Instead what they had was a well thought out design, lots of details and an overall approachability that just makes you want to jump into the moment!

No matter what though, don’t allow your desire for getting published to get in the way of creating a day that makes sense for you. Create a day that is reflective of you as a couple whether that means throwing in every trend there is or going classic & sophisticated. In the end, the weddings that truly tell the story of the couple are almost always the most inspirational!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Biggest News ever.....

I am in the process of booking my most favorite live painter Agnes Csiszar YAYYYYY................. I'm super duper excited......................

I love her works...... I love how her painting really show resemblance to the people instead of a total impressionism where i can't even see the face of the guests.... So I'm super estatic.. Ok so I'm still working out the contract right now but still estatic because a couple weeks ago she told me that she was booked and I was soooo bummmed...... and then today she emailed me and said that my date got freed up... yayyy

What do you guys think of my live painting idea???

Kate Middleton Inspired Dress for sale soon?

Would you be interested to get one? Apparently Kleinfield is working on recreating the dress for the mass market.. see here