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Saving the Date in Style

How gorgeous are these STDs?  These come from Wedding Paper Divas and are only a mere glimpse into the treasure trove of style and wedding sugar available for your wedding!  There are several other designs that can easily complement your style, theme or colors you have chosen.  What’s even better is that they just don’t do STDs. There is also a delicious assortment of wedding invitations, shower invitations, reception cards, direction cards and more!

Get 10% off by using the code SAWUONCCORNER!

The Wedding Planner Wears Prada

If I ever thought that people calling me the Simon Cowell of wedding planning was bad, I’m glad that I’m not the Miranda of wedding planning!

 The Netflix fairy came yesterday…and I decided to spend my sleepless, pregnancy craving filled ngiht with a flick. So it was just me, Meryl and Anne and a lot of fabulous clothes.  *swoon*

 It was a great movie, and Meryl, who stars as the nightmarish, yet soft-spoken boss, Miranda Priestley, was fabulous.   A great movie for some laughs and style inspiration :)So while I’m glad I’m not mean like Miranda, I would snatch out a patch of hair (someone else’s of course) for some of her wardrobe!

 Oh! And, btw, the Netflix fairy also dropped off Memoirs of A Geisha. BEAUTIFUL.  The movie is 2.5 hours long, and I’ve already watched it twice.  Beautiful imagery and costuming. 

Bride and Bloom Anniversary Party

Thanks to the Bridal Bar for this scoop!

One of my favorite b-mags (bridal magazines, if you’re not fluent in Terrica) is The Bride and Bloom.  If you are looking for truly innovative and gorgeous design ideas, you have to get a subscription NOW. Do not pass go and collect $200. Right Now!

 They celebrated their first anniverary party, and who was the guest of honor!?  No, not me…but maybe soon :)  But his fabulousness himself, none other than Preston Bailey! 

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prestonfood1.jpgprestonfood2.jpg Pictures by Drew B Photography

 How cute are those cookies and milk shooters?  Perfect if you have a lot of kids in your guest list during cocktail hour! 

The centerpieces just look so Preston, so I could immediately tell he either put his magic touch to it or was there in the near vicinity!  Hope these inspire you!

Meet Me at the Bar!

 

I just stumbled across a great blog recently, The Bridal Bar.

Even though the Bridal Bar site is a resource site for events in sunny California, you can still get great ideas and tips from their blog.  The blog is hip to all of the event happenings in LA and surrounding areas, so if you are looking for that celebrity styled event, you are at the right spot!

Way to Go, Khris!

Many of you know how much I heart Khris Cochran of DIY Bride.  She is a phenomenal talent and I will go even as far to say she’s a creative genius.  Khris gave a sneak peek of the cover of her new book this week, and it is just too cute! 

 If you haven’t checked out DIY Bride yet, I don’t know what’s wrong with you or what’s taking you so long!  I’ve only been raving about her for like. EVER 🙂

 www.diybride.com is a great community full of ideas, tips and news on how to make (literally) your wedding fantastic.  There is even a community there for you and other fellow brides to share ideas.

 Enjoy! 

Martha! Martha! Martha!

She’s at it again, ladies and gentleman!  Martha Stewart recently launched www.marthastewartcrafts.com, unleashing a creative fury that is sure to set your DIY dreams ablaze! 

 With creative ideas such as favor boxes (seen at the right with the cute little tissue flowers), heirloom tags, place cards, and other crafty items that you can leave with your imagination.  These products are available online as well as in  the retail craft store, Michaels.

For more great ideas, check out what Martha has in store for you for your wedding or shower:

Rollback the Wedding Dresses

As you may (or may not) have heard, your local stores are now carrying bridal fashions.  That’s right–say goodbye to David’s Bridal and boutiques. Journey right on down to your nearest Target or Ann Taylor  (featured left) for your wedding garb.  We recently discussed the new trend of retailers carrying bridal gowns when H&M released their wedding gowns to the public. 

Depending on your budget (or the budgets of your bridal party), this could be a plausible option for you.  Keep your eyes peeled… word on the street is that Vera Wang may be next with her own retail line of dresses!

Bride on a Wire

One of my favorite communities for brides is Wedding Wire.  It’s a fantastic place to interact with other brides– find out what’s hot in your area, get advice on vendors and  more.  You can also read reviews of other brides about all of the vendors you are possibly considering.  It’s a fabulous community and has all of the resources you need! 

WOO HOO! Cinco De Mayo!

47b5cf28b3127cce9578a2f1f6130000001.jpgIt’s a sad day in Terrica Town when it’s Mayor cannot indulge in a few delicious libations!  But just because I can’t doesn’t mean you can’t!  So here is one of my favorite margarita recipes. Share it with your girlfriends, add it to your signature drink candidate list or my personal favorite, add it to your PDA 🙂

 Pink Lemonade Margarita

1/4 cup tequila
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
2 tablespoons frozen pink lemonade concentrate
3/4 cup ice
2 tablespoons carbonated lemon-lime beverage
pink sugar, sliced lemons or limes for garnish

 

Directions:

  1.  Garnish glass with pink sugar.
  2. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 3/4 cup ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour into glass.
  4. Top with lemon-lime beverage, and garnish with lemon or lime and.

If you would like a copy of our Signature Drink list, give us a buzz!  Email us at weddingstyle@onceuponyourwedding.com.

Get A Little Good Fortune!

Back on the edible favor tip…if you are looking for a sweet way to thank guests for coming out, check out Good Fortunes.  They have an array of  fortune cookie and other edible favors that are just adorable!  Your fortune cookies even come with your very own message!  How sweet is that :)