Friday, July 13, 2012

Over The Top?

I know that I have been MIA for awhile now. I have been very busy! When I saw this story on yahoo news, I know that I had to share. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Is this over the top? 
A couple in New York have set a world record for their wedding, only this is not your normal couple. The bride and groom were dogs, and their wedding cost a whopping $158,187.26. Baby Hope and Chilly Pasternak said their "I Do's" at a black tie gala with proceeds benefiting the Human Society. 
You must check out the story for the wedding day details and guest list. 
At first, I was appalled by this. Then I realized it was for a good cause, and was glad that people are still donating to animals in this tough economic time.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Travis Pointe

Many of you have had the pleasure of getting to spend some time on the beautiful Lake Norman. The lake is a gem to those who live in Charlotte and are leading fast paced lives. You can scoot off to the lake for the weekend and only have to travel half and hour to get there. 
The only problem with Lake Norman is that it is very limited for wedding and reception venues. Up until this point you could have a boat chartered, rent the country club, or a few other very small locations. 
This past December, my new favorite venue opened to the public. Travis Pointe is located on a quiet peninsula in the heart of Lake Norman. With around six sprawling acres Travis Pointe can offer something for every taste.  
There have been events taking place here for forever, but now the outsiders get a chance to rent the property. 
The opportunities are endless. With your rental you have access to the boat house, barn, and event room. It also includes a giant tent, parking, tables and chairs. There is even a guest house on the property if you'd like to rent that also. 

Travis Pointe has so much natural beauty that there is no need to bring in expensive decoration. It would only take away from the natural elegance. For more information you can either contact me, or the ladies at Travis Pointe. 
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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Is In The Air!

Nothing beats a spring wedding. The flowers are in bloom, the weather is nice (usually) and everyone is getting excited about summer. Spring time weddings usually have pastel colors, lots of flowers, and something outside. I have found some of my favorite spring ideas. 
I love this table layout. There are just enough flowers without going overboard. I don't like it when the centerpieces prevent you from seeing who else is sitting at the table. The splashes of purple bring the spring look together. 
Having spent my college years living at the beach, I learned first hand that it is not ideal to have a summer wedding there. Spring is perfect because it is just starting to warm back up, and the nights still have a chill to them. Sometimes the fall is still too warm. I remember spending on Halloween laying on the beach, so you never know how long it will stay hot. I know in Wilmington, NC and Wrightsville Beach, there are amazing azelas everywhere. There is nothing better than having your ceremony and reception venue naturally beautiful so you can cut down on cost from decorating yourself. 
Let me know what you think. What is your favorite time for a wedding? 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Record Breaking Gown!

Everyone has different opinions on train lengths. What do you think about an almost two mile train? Romania has set the world record for the longest wedding gown train. The model wearing the gown was carried in by a hot air balloon! It took ten seamstresses around 100 days to create the gown and the materials cost right over $7,000. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Alternative Wedding Gifts

I am obsessed with the news. So, I get excited when I see something about weddings that I can share. This latest article was on yahoo a couple days ago and is about alternative wedding gifts. It gives great ideas for couples who are okay with venturing from their registry. I love the personalized gifts who show thought and creativity. I am going to share a few of theirs, but also a few others I have found. 

The easiest way to personalize a wedding gift, is monogramming. You can take towels off of their registry and get the new initials put on them. Monogram a door knocker or even luggage. The opportunities are endless. Monogramming shows that you put the extra thought and step into buying the couple a gift. 
I found a website that has great unique wedding gifts. has something for every couples style. One of my favorites in the picnic book bag. It has everything they need for a special date. Not to mention it is so romantic.
I also love the idea of packing a gift bag for the honeymoon. You can add in their favorite snacks, underwater cameras, or other items that they may not have. One of my favorite blogs has ideas for a tropical honeymoon. She included fun straws, luggage tags, and toe nail polish. Everything was focused around the tropical theme. 
When it comes to buying a gift for the couple, my biggest piece of advice is for it to mix both your style and theirs. Though some people only want the gifts off of their registry, you can still add a personalized touch. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mason Jars Ya'll!

I am not sure if it is the southern in me, but there is something about a mason jar that makes me smile. I love how  you can use them for just about anything. 

This is very true when it comes to a wedding. I started seeing different decoration ideas popping up on wedding websites, and I knew I had to share them with you. The great thing about mason jars is their price. These are items that you may have lying around or you can ask around to borrow from friends and family. If neither of those work, just out your local thrift stores. You can get them for pennies a piece. The opportunities are endless. Candle holders, cups, vases, etc. It is a simple, yet classy decoration.                                               
I love the idea of the picture to the left. As you know, having liquor at your wedding can get very expensive. This idea is to have a couple mixed drinks pre-made in the mason jars. You have a certain number of each, and when they are out, they are done with liquor. This way you can control the amount of liquor being served. You can still have beer and wine at the bar,  but this is nice for those who have "wilder" guests. Let me know if you have any other mason jar ideas, or if you see some other creative ways for them to be used.