Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pink and Lime Green Wedding Inspiration

Inspiration ideas for an outdoor ceremony in the summer.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vineyard Themed Wedding

This is an inspiration board I created for a Vineyard themed Wedding. Purple and green make perfect colors for this wedding ideally held during summer.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Casino Themed Wedding

I keep thinking about fun wedding ideas and there is one that continues to stick out in my mind: a Casino Themed Wedding.

For a wedding with this theme I would suggest using black and red colors. This color combination can be classic looking for the ceremony and still fit the themed reception.

I found two invitations that would perfectly invite guests to join in a fun-filled evening.

Create a fun entrance so that when guests arrive at the reception they will instantly be in the mood to have fun and celebrate with the happy couple.

Awe guests with a cake that not only fits the theme of the wedding, but serves as a unique focal point as well.

Give guests the opportunity to play the night away by renting casino equipment such as poker, blackjack, roulette, and craps tables and/or set up slot machines.

Also offer guests a seperate area for dancing the night away.

Serve a buffet of hor'deouvers to fuel the night and have a bar that serves drinks to enhance fun throughout the night.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dealing with Vendors

I love this tip about dealing with vendors:

“Do you dread negotiating with vendors on their prices? Wedding vendors need to support their lives too so most aren’t willing to drop their fees just because you ask. The best way to get a good deal is to tell the vendor what amount you’re able to spend. Then see how they can customize their services to fit your budget. Perhaps the photographer will knock out the parent album that you don’t need anyway. Maybe the DJ will leave the spinning club lights at home. Or perhaps the caterer will suggest that you skip the mini dessert buffet and only serve wedding cake. You may be surprised at how customized your vendors will make their packages in order to earn your business.” Laura Auer • Wish Special Events

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I couldn't help looking at rings today. These are my favorites:

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bridal Fair poster

This is the poster I designed in my publication layout class. The Whitewater Bridal Fair is a real event that I chose to advertise in this project.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Materials for Vows

These websites are from the March/April 2008 issue of Brides.
simplyscripts.com has downloadable scripts from movies, plays, musicals, and TV shows

Love Is ...
Love is the greatest feeling,
Love is like a play,
Love is what I feel for you,
Each and every day,
Love is like a smile,
Love is like a song,
Love is a great emotion,
That keeps us going strong,
I love you with my heart,
My body and my soul,
I love the way I keep loving,
Like a love I can't control,
So remember when your eyes meet mine,
I love you with all my heart,
And I have poured my entire soul into you,
Right from the very start.
- Meghan -

The Meaning
To love is to share life together
to build special plans just for two
to work side by sideand then smile with pride
as one by one, dreams all come true.
To love is to help and encourage
with smiles and sincere words of praise
to take time to shareto listen and care
in tender, affectionate ways.
To love is to have someone special
one who you can always depend
to be there through the years
sharing laughter and tears
as a partner, a lover, a friend.
To love is to make special memories
of moments you love to recall
of all the good things
that sharing life brings
love is the greatest of all.
I've learned the full meaning
of sharing and caring
and having my dreams all come true;
I've learned the full meaning
of being in love
by being and loving with you.
- Kellie Spehn -

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Groom's Cakes

Groom's cakes are so much fun. Through most of the wedding planning process, grooms are usually very quiet and don't make their opinions heard. When most of the wedding reflects the bride and her tastes, a groom's cake is a great way to add the groom's personality.

Here are some fun groom's cakes with tons of personaliy:
Pool table cake:
Poker table cake:
Laptop cake:
Books and sports hat:
Superman cake:
Tetris cake:

Monday, February 2, 2009

Japanese Paper Lanterns

I got the idea to use paper lanterns from Colin Cowie. In an issue of Brides magazine, Colin gave ideas on how to decorate reception spaces. This top picture is the picture in Brides that inspired me. The other pictures are picutures that I found online.