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Join Me & Friends Next Week for OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party!

Pink and Green floral One Wed Launc Party Invite

I am so excited to be on the panel of experts for OneWed’s WeddingPreParty.com Launch Party on August 5th!  Anyone that knows me knows that I love all things party and tech, so this is the perfect concoction of my favorites! It’s your wedding planning meets social networking—so yes, it even uses Facebook Connect! Now you can connect with your bridal party on so many levels- allow them to meet each other before the wedding, issue tasks and duties and so much more!

NBC Chicago showcased  the WeddingPreParty and even Mashable did a great writeup. To quote Ben:

…That’s why OneWed’s approach intrigues us. The wedding planning website has launched Wedding Pre-Party, a new website that essentially creates your own private (and organized) version of Facebook (Facebook) where friends and guests can share tips, add photos, and keep informed about all the fun (and terror) leading up to the big day.

Check out some screenshots:

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You’ll be able to win some fab prizes as well as gain advice and learn all about Wedding PreParty.

How to Win:
Choose any and all of the options below. And let us know in the comments what ya did!
1. RSVP here using Mr Linky
2. Crash our wedding, register with OneWed and leave us a Toast
3. Tweet about OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party & Twitter party
4. Blog about OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party & Twitter party
5. Become a Fan on Facebook
6. Follow us on Twitter
6. Answer or ask questions during the Twitter party
7. Visit the blogs of our expert panel & come back and comment
8. Let every engaged couple, single friend looking for love, wedding vendor, wedding party member know about Wedding Pre-Party!

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I will be joining Dana of Broke Ass Bride, wedding blogger Jaime of It’s A Jaime Thing, Chris of The Man Registry, as we unveil the awesome new WeddingPreParty.com.  Join us on Twitter and use the hashtag #preparty and join the fun!

Be sure to follow me on Twitter—  can’t wait to clink glasses with you 😉  See you on August 5th at 9PM!

We Likey: Canditto

It is no secret that I am a geek. I love gadgets—I just can’t help it.  When I was introduced to Canditto, I was super excited for brides who wanted to get the best, fun and candid moments from their wedding.

So what exactly is Canditto?  Well it is no secret that with the influx of digital cameras (whether they are point and shoots or SLRs), your guests will be on the prowl getting shots of them with you, of you, or of other moments that you may not see through out the course of your day.  While your fabulous wedding photographer (because I know you have chosen a fabulous wedding photographer after taking my impeccable advice) will document your day from their eyes, you also want to see what it is like from the eyes of family and friends.  So now you can see the pictures of your college roommates reuniting and laughing over dinner or your grandmother lovingly holding a newborn family member moments before the prelude.

 

 

Simply plug Canditto into an outlet in a convenient area during your reception, and your guests can slip in their media cards from their digital cameras to download their images of your wedding for you to retrieve later.  You will receive two thumb drives to download all of the images.  What’s great is that Canditto will only download copies of your guests’ cards from the last 8 hours, to ensure that you get the pictures you want. So no more digital cameras on tables with the hopes of catching great pictures.  Speaking of which…

 

Canditto is now having  a fabulous program:  if you bought disposable cameras (see these many reasons as to why disposable cameras will not do your wedding any justice) for your wedding to collect your guests’ pictures, Canditto will buy them back from you when you use their machine and apply it to your rental!

We Likey: Brandy J Bags

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I am a huge fan and stalker of photographer Brandy J and the other half of her dynamic duo, husband Sticky Rammel.  Not only are they beautiful and talented, they are also very wonderful people.  When I stumbled across Brandy J’s collection of handbags and more, I was thisclose to needing to be resuscitated.  I simply adore a good bag—bookbag, overnight bag, handbag, tea bag—whatever.  And to see one of my favorite photographers delving into this market was fabulous for me!

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to check out  the upcoming catalog and become a fan and get more information on the Brandy J Collection fan page on Facebook.  Also be sure to check out their their awesome photography work and follow along on their blog.  I completely love this photo, because after silently (and not so silently) watching them from afar at Engage 09! Conference in Grand Cayman, this sums up their fabulous personalities:

 

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We Likey: BoChic

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Bochic has some of the most divine jewelry. The “Bochic Woman” is described as “the embodiment of independent spirit, confidence, style adventure and a zest for life”.   From the creators Miriam Salat and David Aaron Joseph, they have created the pieces to range from luxe to sassy, every facet of your personality can be reflected.  Dress up your favorite pair of jeans or little black dress or even the perfect complementary piece for your wedding gown—Bochic has you covered.  Here are a few of my swoon worthy favorites:

 

Diamond white gold deco earrings by Bochic

 Diamond and white gold deco earrings E288

Jade and gold earrirngs by Bochic

Jade and gold earrings E362

Black and bakelite topaz earrings by Bochic

Black bakelite and topaz earrings E292

white bakelite bangle with rose cut diamonds and pink tourmaline, black bakelite bangle with rose cut diamonds and emerald by Bochic

White bakelite bangle with rose cut diamonds and pink tourmaline and black bakelite bangle with rosecut diamonds and emerald center stone C342/C206

Pearl and diamond moonstone starfish slip on bracelet by Bochic

Pearl and diamond moonstone starfish slip on bracelet C118

Mosaic champagne diamonds and topaz cuff by Bochic

Mosaic champagne diamonds and topaz cuff C57

You can see more gorgeous pieces at the Bochic website or visit the New York showroom in The Crown Building, the Beverly Hills location at Neiman Marcus or the Atlanta location in Saks. 

Adoring Adorn Brides

 

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It happens every year:  celebs walk the red carpet and we all ooh and aah over which designer they are wearing, their stunning coifs, and then, a slight sparkle catches our eye and we’re hooked.  Nothing finishes a great look like exquisite jewelry and now, you do not have to pay thousands to look like the stars—you can rent, just like they do!  Everyone from the women on The View to those on the CBS Early Show have been talking about Adorn, and now we are so happy to, too!

 

The Elizabeth Bracelet :: Retails for $5250, Rents for $150

 

The Coleman Pendant :: Retails for $1800, Rents for $100

 

Rorey Earrings :: Retails for $3800, Rents for $130

 

Fairmont Bracelet :: Retails for $5000, Rents for $190

 

Lockwood Necklace :: Retails for $24000, Rents for $490  ( I have seen this one in person and it is absolutely DIVINE!)

 

Crestwood Earrings :: Retails for $14,900, Rents for $500

 

The rental process is simple:  go to the Adorn Brides website and check the availability of your favorite pieces.  Check out by placing your order online.  All insurance is included in the rental price which makes it worry free for you—as your jewelry will be insured while in your possession.  Send it back the next business day with the materials provided to you and you’re done!  It’s really that simple. 

Laura and Amy of Adorn Brides are absolutely fabulous—their team will be with you every step of the way to help you with your rental process.

All About Arden

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I have been so enamored with Arden and her work since she sent me one of her sweet New Year’s cards and absolutely stellar marketing kits.  We are both members of the Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Platinum List and had the opportunity to finally meet in person at Engage!09 Symposium in Grand Cayman and I couldn’t love her more!  Arden is based out of Alabama, and her story is just amazing.  I wanted to share some Arden’s gorgeous work with you luxelings, as she travels internationally for weddings and I know you will love her, too. 

 

 

As you can see, Arden’s work is romantic, fresh, stylish and completely swoonworthy.  Even the event planner and designer extraordinaire, Colin Cowie, thought so, because he listed her as one of his favorites on his website!  Visit Arden’s website and blog where you can learn more about her and see more of her deliciously fabulous work.

Become a Savvy Host

Savvy Host:  entertaining essentials

 

 

Sometimes entertaining can be tough, stressful and nerve wracking.  Enter:  Savvy Host.  In addition to swooning over their concepts (I love that their philosophy and approach is “simple”, that “sharing a meal can be one of life’s most enjoyable experiences”) and following Savvy Host on Twitter, I have enjoyed seeing what they are doing with the entertainment market.

You can learn the 8 entertaining essentials, which will take your stressful or drab dinner party to a thoughtful and effortlessly fabulous gathering of friends.  These tips will work for everything that you might have planned (or want to plan):  Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners with your new in-laws,  a backyard barbecue for friends or a dinner and martini party for the girls.  What’s even better is that savvy host team can help you with your entertaining needs by creating a customized entertaining plan, decor, and help for creating gorgeous tabletops.  You can also schedule your own Savvy Host party with friends or attend one of the classes/events on specific entertaining topics. 

Another great feature of Savvy Host is the Savvy Host Market.    This is the Savvy Host store where you can purchase all of your entertaining needs like tabletops in a box, essentials for the grill, bar basics and so much more.  You are sure to find something to help you plan your next engagement party, bridal shower or  luncheon. 

Happy entertaining!

We Likey: Oval Vodka

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Oval Vodka calls itself “The Structured Vodka”, Oval creates many events and opportunities for connoisseurs to become acquainted with their brand and product  with mixologists at social gatherings.  Also at their website, you can learn both signature and classic recipes for your own gathering.  I love the Red Carpet (imagine a red carpet leading up to your decked out bar cordoned off with velvet rope!),  and the Monica Lewinsky, the Shogun, the Blue Danube, the Ugly Leprechaun and the Oval Office are all great mixes.