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Luxury Wedding Invitation Giveaway with Munaluchi Bridal and Ijorere

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Who Doesn’t Love Free Stuff? Munaluchi Bridal has got a super cool giveaway for all of you brides-to-be.  Perhaps you’ve picked your wedding date, and wedding colors…or maybe you haven’t even gotten that far.  No matter what stage of planning you’re in, one of the important items you will have to consider are  your wedding invitations.  Your wedding invitations and save-the-dates are often times the first impression your guests will have of what to expect on your wedding day, so they need to be a hit.   Munaluchi has teamed up with IJORERE Invitations to offer one lucky winner the ultimate prize – 50 (4 piece) Invitation Suites (1 per couple or household) from the Aduni Collection (shipping not included).  That equals up to 100 invitees!   This is so exciting because if you are the winner, your invitations are sure to make a lasting impression.

Giveaway Rules

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  • One winner will receive 50 (4 piece) invitation suites ~1 per couple or per household = 100+ invitees.
  • 4 piece includes: The Invitation (from Aduni Collection), Invitation envelope, Response card and corresponding envelope.
  • Ultimate IJORERE Giveaway begins December 19th through December 31st Midnight EST
  • Applies only within the U.S. Postage NOT Included.

Winner will be notified via email provided. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, another will be selected.

We Likey: Esti Exclusiv Rose Moscato

Rose Moscato Wine

Are you  a fan of the sweet dessert wine, Moscato?  If so, you are going to love Esti Exclusiv’s Rose Moscato.  We had the opportunity to try this out with a get together at our home and it was a hit with everyone!  Even my husband who isn’t a fan of sparkling wines adored it.  While it is crisp, its sweet, yet smooth undertones and fruity aroma are very enjoyable.  We are die hard Moscato fans in our house— and have had some hit and misses, but this is definitely a hit and has earned itself a permanent spot in our home for entertaining.  I do believe you’ll enjoy this silky, rich Muscat wine, too! 

Send off Ideas for Your Wedding

Believe it or not, your send off can be just as important as your entrance for your wedding.  After a great night, you need a great finale—it’s a sweet finish to a sweet evening.  Moreover, it’s a great picture opportunity!  That being said, how do you plan a great, memorable send off?

Your first choice will be if you want to do your send off after your ceremony or after your reception.  Traditional weddings of yesteryear opted for post ceremony where the couple would run through happy guests tossing birdseed.  I personally favor doing the send off after the wedding, as it seems to make more sense:  what’s the point of sending you off when your guests will see you after cocktail hour?

However, if you choose to do your send off after your ceremony, there are some great options that capitalize on two things that are great for wedding ceremonies:  daylight and open air:

Balloons

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Rose Petals

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Bubbles

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Ribbon Wands

These are all beautiful, festive and fun!  Night time send offs add a flair of their own with even greater potential:

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I can remember watching Tangled with my children at the movie theater and seeing the birthday scene with the lanterns, thinking, that would make an awesome send off for a wedding!

I thought it was absolutely stunning and romantic—the perfect ending for a wonderful night! But there are more options for the evening, too:

Sparklers

Fireworks

 

What great ways are you ending the night with your wedding?

Fashion Monday: Ines Di Santo Spring 2012

Ines DiSanto’s Spring and Summer 2012 trunk show celebrates glam—which I am so very excited about. The gowns range from the very full ball gowns with curve enhancing bodices to sleek bias cut sheaths that mirror Old Hollywood sirens.  If you are looking for a gown, her trunk show should definitely be on the look out for your city.

With each gown as unique as the personalities they were inspired by, Ines’ latest collection ranges from modern glamour to classic elegance. Applying today’s trends along with her signature touches, Ines adds embellishment to luxurious fabrics and delicate treatments like pleating and ruching to dramatic silhouettes. Using unique textured fabrics and sexy slits befitting the red carpet, runway or aisle, Ines’ Spring/Summer 2012 collection is award-worthy.

Word is that beauty Evelyn Lozada, fiancee to Chad Ochocinco is in the talks to have Ines design a custom gown for her delicious upcoming wedding. I can’t wait to see what she chooses!

Help Us Win Our Christmas Party!

 

 

We would love to have our next company Christmas party at Latitude 31, but we need YOUR help!  We’re in a contest to win a Christmas party from the scenic waterfront restaurant and are asking all of our friends, families, fans, readers, pets and ten people that look like them to vote!

Our Entry:

Each and every year, many of us in the event industry make dreams come true with weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and more. From running around with food, arranging linens on the table, making sure the roses have opened up in the centerpieces, we all play very vital roles in a singular event. This year— I would love to have a Christmas party dedicated to the party people who make the parties happen; give them an opportunity to relax, be grateful for the successful year we’ve had, hopeful for the one that’s to come and for once be a guest at their own party. Well, that, and because I’m really dying to belt out “Santa, Baby”.

So, please– if you have ever loved your wedding planner, wedding photographer, florist, DJ, Band, Cinematographer, Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, Caterer or any wedding professional you enlisted to help you on your wedding day, you know exactly how hard they work and everything they do to pull off a great event for two special people bringing together two special families. Here is an opportunity to give a party to those who make it happen!

Thanks for your vote!

P.S.– you can vote once a day until Friday!

Stay Stylishly Organized with Your Wedding Planning

Wedding planning is full of details, notes, and logistics! One way to maintain your composure and stay excited about your wedding planning is to make sure your planning environment and tools are pleasant to look at!  These new tools will help you with maintaining your planning zen!

 

 

 

 

These great stationery designs from MeebleMail can be used with your wedding email account (if you have one!) to help keep you festive.   The new wedding category has gorgeous designs from top   designers Lela Rose, thomaspaul, and Bonnie Marcus!  And don’t worry– there are over 600 other beautiful, fun, modern,and quirky designs if you need a break from the wedding stationery, too!  MeebleMail  transforms the ordinary look of everyday email into stylish personalized stationery that inserts directly into Gmail, AOL, Windows Live/Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail.  Users can personalize their email designs just like paper stationery with their name, monogram, address or a motif. Each design is only $4.99 which includes unlimited usage and can be used for invitations, notes to bridal parties or even gifts!

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If you are more into the written word, then you will adore   MAY BOOKS— which was born from this husband and wife team where function fell in love with whimsy. With Mica’s creativity and Jonathan’s practicality, function and design coexist and together they can produce something truly remarkable.  Mica says, “Life is too short for ugly books!” (I agree, honey! I agree…)

May books wedding planning notebooks

May Books offers stylish notebooks for you to easily keep track of all the preparations you need to create your dream event.The ’”He Loves Me!” wedding planner is divided into sections where you can organize your notes on various aspects of your celebration. From calculating the budget to creating a honeymoon checklist, no detail will be overlooked.

Not only are May Books tailored to take care of all your wedding concerns, their Green-e Certified Canvas Covers make them resilient, water-proof, and durable. Each notebook is bound by sewing machine so that pages don’t fall out and covers won’t fall off, making sure that you can bring them anywhere as you go about getting ready for your big day. By using recycled materials for their canvas covers and partially recycled paper for the pages, May Books are just as good for the environment as your wedding.

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May Books also creates notebooks that are 100% customizable. You can choose from a wide range of designs to create uniquely personalized gifts for your guests!

 

What are your favorite designs?

Color Fabulous: Blue +Purple

There are no richer tones than blue and purple.  There is just something extremely royal about these two colors when they are in their deep, jewel toned shades.  Also, in their softer tones, they are very ethereal and light– almost airy.

 

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I love the softness of the florals, too– hydrangeas are beautiful flowers with full blooms that come in light blues and purples, which is perfect for this particular palette.  As you can see, when placed against white or ivory (even the shimmery gold linen as pictured), it is a heavenly mix!

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This palette is just as striking with its blend of sapphire and amethyst. It adds a bit more formality to the event, but still carries it well on its own– even with a little whimsy, as seen with the feathers.  If you’re looking for impact– these are your colors.

Fashion Monday: RIVINI Fall Look Book

 

If you are one that has been in love with Rita Vinieris’ RIVINI wedding dresses, you will absolutely adore her new accessories in the Fall/Winter collection for this year.  Introducing a Black Magic, Crystal Clear and Pearl Plus collection, these chunky, ornate pieces add a touch of vintage glam to complement any wedding dress.

 

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For more about RIVINI, visit the website and see all of the beautiful gowns and other bridal fashion from this talented designer.

Edible DIY Favors + Anthropologie Apron Giveaway!

Edible Favors Wedding Ideas
We’ve got another “sweet” giveaway for you this week!

Pies are trending to be the new cupcake!  They are the perfect addition to wedding dessert tables, or, served as individually wrapped Pie Pops, as edible favors for guests to enjoy on their way home. They can be customized to fit the feel and theme of any wedding—serve rustic apple flavors like Perfect Apple Pie orBrown Butter Creamy Apple Pie at a barn or outdoor reception, Grape Pie at a vineyard soiree, Peach Pie at a southern-inspired wedding or Pineapple-Lemon Layered Pie at beachside nuptials. For individual pies for guests to take home, wrap in food-safe plastic then decorate with cloth, paper, string, and/or tags that match the wedding colors for an added personal touch.

These are perfect for fall entertaining.  I can’t wait to make the Caramel Apple Pie pops for an upcoming cocktail party!

We’re clinking together with Pillsbury to give a lucky luxeling a very sweet baking for two prize pack!

The package includes materials to make 25 DIY Pie Pop favors, as well as coupons for Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust, recipes and some great bakeware and kitchen accessories to jump-start the winner’s registry, including a toile apron and a cookbook especially for newlyweds. A total retail value of $150.

 

Materials to make 25 Pie Pop favors:

–          15 VIP coupons for Pillsbury pie crust

–          Recipe cards for Pie Pops, Pie Poppers and Mini Pies

–          25 craft sticks

–          25 food-safe cellophane bags

–          One round dough cutter

–          Heart-shaped cookie cutters

–          Two spools of striped cotton string

–          25 scalloped hang-tags

 

Bakeware and kitchen accessories:

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A cookbook especially for newlyweds, The Newlywed Kitchen: Delicious Meals for Couples Cooking Together

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An 3-D toile apron from Anthropologie

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Le Creuset Stoneware 10-Inch Pie Dish, Cherry

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Rosanna Medium 10-1/2-Inch White Pedestal Cake/Pie Stand

All you have to do is like our Facebook page and leave a comment with your favorite pie for a chance to win! (A bonus entry if you give us your favorite fall cocktail, too!)