the Event Essentials

What’s your Scent?
November 29, 2007, 6:25 pm
Filed under: Accessories, Wardrobe

Before my wedding, I was in desperate need to find a scent that I loved, one that I had never used before, and one that none of my friends or family used. Why, you ask. Well, because I absolutely adore a good perfume and because I wanted something that would bring back good memories of my wedding day. Yes, it’s so very true that something as simple as a scent can trigger memories. Every time I walk into my closet and open up my perfume cabinet, I get a little wiff of Miss Dior Cheri and it takes me right back to one of the best days of my life.

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What scent did you wear on your wedding day? What sents bring back good memories for you? I would love to hear some fun stories about smells (ok, dont tell me the gross ones!)


Makin a List – Checkin it Twice
November 20, 2007, 6:39 pm
Filed under: Accessories, Centerpieces and Decor, Flowers

With Thanksgiving, comes “black Friday.” A day when us crazy shoppers wake up at the oddest hours, grab a huge cup of coffee, and head out for some amazing sales at the wee hours of the mornings. My husband thinks it’s absolutely crazy, but I don’t exactly see him complaining on Christmas morning when he’s opening up some “totally awesome” gifts! Yes, as a marketing person, I know most of the sale items are just gimmicks, but I just canโ€™t help going out. Even if itโ€™s just to people watch!

One thing I do know, I love to shop online for gifts as well, and the Red Envelope has some fantastic items that can be personalized! Its a great site for bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts as well. They even have some cool event decor — sorry, I’m a centerpiece and decor freak ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t help it!

Red Envelope

@}–>— Tuxedo Shirts
October 19, 2007, 2:43 pm
Filed under: Accessories, Wardrobe

At the beginning of the year, my husband and I were both in the wedding of some very good friends of ours. The bride and groom are both a very fun loving couple who decided to add a little flair to their rehearsal by giving the guys tuxedo shirts to wear. It was such a fun and clever idea. The guys just loved it and the girls had a ball with their “dressed up men.” At one point I even caught the guys “fixing” each others ties. It was too funny!! I found some fun shirts that were simular by Choice Shirts. If you like the idea and do the same at an event, shoot us a picture and we will feature it on our page!

Tuxedo Shirts

Glamerous Garters
October 4, 2007, 2:51 pm
Filed under: Accessories, Jewelry, Wardrobe

Oh the joys of myspace and the neat vendors you find!! I just love how creative Mia Von Mink’s Garters are, so I had to share!! Aren’t they so sassy!! I wish I would have thought of something fun like this at my own wedding!! I definitely would have had a race car garter made for my husband!! He would have LOVED it!! (can I flash back and redo the wedding!?! PLEASE!! ๐Ÿ™‚ )


Welcome to Mia Von Mink’s Garters. I make all kinds of garters for all kinds of beautiful girls for special occasions, costumes and pinup fun. Need a custom one, yes I do that too. Check out my signiture Wish Pearl Garters, these are especially popular with brides. Wish Pearl Garters all come with Wish Pearls. A real canned pearl oyster!! Open the oyster before a special day and make a wish on it. Then place it inside the charm attached to the garter to keep your wish close. Canned pearl oysters come in adorable handmade box with a vintage look. Boxes can be personalized. You can ask to have a Wish Pearl added to any of my other garters too. I also make a number of Specialy Garters that are “one of a kind” garters made with vintage trim, antique lace, and or beading. Remember you can always have one custom done to match a costume or outfit. I’m working on a new line of rockabilly pinup garters so keep a look out.

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Fashion Jewelry, Hand Bags, Accessories
September 29, 2007, 5:46 pm
Filed under: Accessories, Jewelry

Wow – talk about a FABULOUS FIND. Sam Moon Trading has some of the neatest products such as fashion jewelry that would make great bridesmaids pieces, handbags that are oh so trendy, luggage (that would make great gifts) and some of the neatest accessories. And I failed to mention — the prieces are INCREDIABLE!! GO go .. hurry check it out!!

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Target: Brides and Bridesmaid Gowns
September 13, 2007, 9:16 pm
Filed under: Accessories, Gowns

Ok, so I may be one of the last people to post on this, but have you seen the bridal selection at Target lately? The wedding dresses are really very “vanilla” (plain and simple), but they are kind of cute actually!! They scream “I’m a blank slate” just waiting for some rhinestones or a vibrant colored sash and brooch to be attached. It’s easy to be clever and crafty with these gowns because the prices are super affordable. You have to check them out if you are a crafty bride-to-be, a destination beach bride, or even a bride on a budget. Sooo cute!!

Target - Wedding Gowns

…. and they even have a bridesmaid selection (or great dinner party dresses). Simple, but you can’t beat the prices!

Target Bridesmaid

Bling! Bling! Bling!
August 20, 2007, 11:08 pm
Filed under: Accessories, Color Schemes

What bride can resist adding a little extra sparkle to her wedding day? This is the one big chance to drip in jewels and enjoy every minute of it. Not only do I love adding Swarovski rhinestones to our beautiful invitation designs, but I love accessorizing beautiful brides with them. The jewerly just has an extra sparkle to it that will catch anyones eye. And, it makes for a great, memorable bridal party gift.

Bling! Bling! Bling!