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Wedding 411 on demand

Wedding 411 On Demand just launched last week and I wanted to take a moment to tell you about it. It's a great resource for all you brides planning your wedding. I know there may be lots of questions and this is a place to get some answers.
They have developed partnerships with every type of vendor under the sun who offers a product or service that you either must have, or would like to consider, for your wedding day. Learn about these local vendors and how they can accommodate your special needs and requests on Comcast On Demand, Channel 888, and on this web site.
I have the honor of answering all questions about invitations and your wedding stationery. So run along and check out this new website.

Containers, baskets and organizers...

Lately I've been obsessed with containers, baskets, and organizers... anything that you can use to hold and organized stuff.  To begin the weekend here are some great finds online:

Industrial Metal Bin

Industrial Metal Lab Organizer

Metal container and bike basket

Have you seen the kitchen of the year from House Beautiful? Check it out

Have a great weekend!

Birthday Party Invitations

Every birthday is a reason to celebration and we love when our clients like to go all out and custom their events to who they are and what they like to do. These invitations invite guests to an evening of fun at a local lounge. The illustration is by Tara Hannon from Meant for a Moment Designs. You can't see in this picture but the paper is sparkly and gorgeous. Self standing menu cards, water bottle labels and the signature drink sign were just some of the details that we designed to style this event.

bookmarks as favors

More to come on the details of this wedding but if you are looking for favors that stay true to who you are...what about bookmarks?

Top Eco-friendly Wedding Tips

We are all trying to make this world a better place and yes there are ways to be eco-friendly when planning your wedding.  I love these tips from This website is a great easy way to buy and sell gently used wedding items like bridal gowns, accessories, and jewelry.

1. There’s No Place Like Home – Local is the hot word for sustainable weddings in 2010. From venues to menus, couples are making efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and cut their budgets by keeping celebrations “all in the neighborhood”. Backyard weddings are helping guests cut back on travel, and caterers are responding to clients’ demands for more locally produced food. Even wedding favors and decorations will be sought out from local artisans and shops.

2. Alterna-florals – The hippest weddings are in full bloom with flower alternatives like sustainable succulents and DIY paper flowers. Conventional cut flowers are expensive, plus they’re grown with pesticides and have a huge carbon footprint, so couples are seeking alternative ways to decorate. Many will eschew the floral look altogether by using soy candles, fruit, and found objects for table centerpieces and bouquets.

3. The Hourglass Bride – String beans in sheath dresses are so yesterday. Inspired by voluptuous newlyweds like Christina Hendricks of Mad Men, Salma Hayek, and Beyonce, brides are embracing their curves in wedding dresses that emphasize a well-rounded figure. Many are even flaunting — or creating — an hourglass silhouette with gowns that sport belted waists, peplums, and plunging necklines. This is the year that women will ditch their grueling “Buff Bride” workouts in favor of kinder, gentler activities like yoga, and celebrate their naturally feminine shapes.

4. Wedding Planning Goes Digital – From blogger brides to Facebook-ing florists, wedding planning has become an online community affair. “More and more, brides are turning to wedding forums to look for fresh wedding ideas and the latest wedding trends. Together, brides and vendors make these forums an incredible wedding planning resource to connect with others who are passionate about weddings.” says Christine Dyer, Founder of Brides increasingly connect with each other for advice, support, and even labor trades on community-based social networks like and

5. Not-So-Mellow Yellow – The hottest color of 2010 is also the warmest. Sunshine-y yellow pairs beautifully with cobalt blue and violet for an electrifying palette that’s bright and bold. Or combine pale yellows with white, ivory, and fresh green tones for a sunny and natural color theme. Many succulents bear yellow blossoms, making this cheerful color an easy choice for sustainable bouquets and centerpieces.

6. The Times Are A-Changing – Saturday night weddings aren’t the only game in town. Brides and grooms are scheduling their nuptials on weeknights, Sundays, and even early mornings in 2010. It’s less expensive to book  a venue or caterer on “off days”, and as telecommuting becomes more popular, guests are gaining flexibility in their schedules. Weddings we’ll see this year will include sunrise affairs followed by romantic brunches, and chic mid-week dinner parties.

7. Bright Bridal Shoes – Forget the white and ivory satin slippers and “dyeable” sandals of wedding days gone by. Bridal shoes in bright and bold hues like fuschia, emerald green and electric blue are hot hot hot in 2010. Colored shoes are a chic and stylish surprise under a white wedding gown, plus they’re more versatile than white satin and can be worn again with a little black dress.

8. Flexible Registries – The registry has been reinvented by sites like the, and this year we’ll see many brides and grooms skipping the Stepford registries in favor of more flexible options. More couples will opt for “open” online registries where they can request everything from charitable donations to eco-friendly housewares to cash for a down payment on a home.

9. Unexpected Seating – At both receptions and ceremonies, seating arrangements are being switched up. Think scattered chairs and benches for ceremonies, and long communal tables, clustered couches, and bar tables with stools for receptions. No more will the family and friends of the bride and groom be kept apart by rigid seating assignments at separate tables. This year’s seating arrangements will encourage guests to mix, mingle, dine and dance.

10. Something Old, Something New – The hottest sustainable trend for 2010 (and our personal favorite, of course!) is incorporating recycled elements like gently used wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses, pre-owned wedding decorations, and vintage bridal jewelry into weddings. Sites like connect buyers and sellers for free, so they can reduce their wedding budgets and their carbon footprints. More and more brides are joining the wedding resale revolution, discovering how easy it is to save money and be a little greener by buying and selling their gently used wedding items.

Which tip is your favorite? Do you have trendy tips to share?