Wedding Date: December 2014
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Catherine Simms Bridal

Halloween Inspiration

Posted on October 31, 2014 by  Miss Fairytale Bride   //   Comment

As you’ve probably figured out by reading through my posts over the last year, I’m Miss Fairytale Bride, I love all things pink, girly, and romantic! While I don’t dislike Halloween, it’s fun, but it’s not quite up my alley where I’d plan my wedding around it.  It never once crossed my mind! One of my favorite shows to watch is General Hospital. One of the couples on it, Carly and Franco, recently decided to plan a Halloween wedding! For those who watch, Carly is NOT the type you’d picture dreaming of a Halloween wedding, but Halloween was special to them, it’s kinda where their relationship started in a way! So it inspired me to write a Halloween Inspiration Wedding Post!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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Gown: Sophia Tolli Gena – Style No. Y21436Invitation / Centerpiece / Bouquet / Cake / Pumpkins /

 

 


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Wedding Date: June 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Catherine Simms Bridal

Teal and Fuchsia

Posted on October 31, 2014 by  Miss City Lights Bride   //   Comment

Most fall weddings are draped in the colors of the outdoors; reds, oranges, yellows, browns, etc. But what if you had bright, spring and summer colors like teal and fuchsia as your inspiration instead?! Well, here are some things that I found to guide you!

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Beach: Mari Sabra Photography / Dessert table:  Amy Atlas / Cake Olofson Design / Invitations: Appleberry Ink / Wedding party: Scott English Photography / Table: Next to Me Studios / Flowers: Julie Napear / Drink: The Breakers


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Wedding Date: April 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Arena Bridal & Formal

Menus Part 1: Rectangular

Posted on October 31, 2014 by  Miss Stylish Bride   //   Comment

When Luis and I first started to plan our reception, we both agreed that menu cards would be a complete waste of time and money. After all, everyone knew what dish they had selected during their RSVP right? Well my recent experience at a friend’s party proves otherwise. I knew at what time and where the party was, but as I sat down in my seat, I could not remember what dish was coming my way for dinner. I knew that I made my selection on my RSVP card but for the life of me, I could not remember. Immediately I changed my mind about menus and decided that they would definitely be a part of the reception. The menu is very necessary to remind our guests what tantalizing dish will be served. Not to mention that they also help make your table look complete and very stylish.

I began Pinteresting different styles of menus and I found many different presentations that really give your table a different look. Here are some of my favorite menus in rectangular or square shapes:

This is the traditional rectangular menu; very simple, clean and elegant. I love the scalloping at the top which gives a special touch. I can also see myself creating these menus very easily at home. The scalloping can be done easily with something like these Fiskar border punches.

DIY Rectangular Menu

When I saw these next two menu designs I fell in love with the lace. They fit perfectly with our vintage theme and the little bit of lace makes the menus look so fancy!

Lace Wrapped Menu

Lace & Ribbon Wrapped Menu

I also really like the gold border on these two menus. Each one of these styles have a unique feature that really makes them look sharp.

Glittery Border & Purple Bow Menu

Gold Matte Border Menu

And for this last one, I’m loving the patterned border and the blingy button used to wrap the menu. I feel like this one would be the most costly since there is no way to really make your own button. I’d have to buy enough of those for each seat.

I’m thinking that for my menus I will make a hybrid that will take a special feature from each of these styles and transform into something that I love. Once again another DIY project for Miss Stylish Bride!


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Wedding Date: September 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Bridal & Formal On Main

The Cake is IN!

Posted on October 31, 2014 by  Miss Fashionable Bride   //   Comment

We have found a local baker, by the name of Yvette Lewis. Yvette is the owner and founder of Specialty Sweet Creations in the Columbus, Ohio area.  One of the reasons we love her company so much is because they have a strong and grounded relationship with family and God. The company is based on the belief that God gives everyone gifts and a passion for something in life, thus why in 2011 Yvette decided to use her love for baking and creativity to services others.

Yvette has taken on the task of constructing our four tier luxury wedding cake, which will become one of our incredible focal points at our reception come September 2015. We also had the pleasure of sitting down with her to do our cake tasting and there wasn’t one flavor she had that we did not like! Because of that we booked Specialty Sweet Creations to make our engagement party cupcakes (which were delicious) and our daughter Ajia’s birthday cake. I would definitely recommend Specialty Sweet Creations to anyone in this area. You will not be disappointed.

CakeCollageWeddingAll Pictures and Cakes are courtesy of Specialty Sweet Creations


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Wedding Date: September 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: The Perfect Dress

Everything Bridal II

Posted on October 31, 2014 by  Miss Dancing Diva Bride   //   Comment

If there’s one thing that I absolutely love, it’s being able to have good fun with good people!

In the first installment of Everything Bridal Shows, I included pictures of myself with vendors and friends as we entered and explored the main hall.   This time around, you’ll find pictures of everything we saw and did after we finished making our rounds around the big room.

My mom, M.O.H., Bridesmaid, & myself moved on over to the little area adjacent to the main, and had an opportunity to see first hand what my wedding could potentially look like.

From the photo booth and special prizes, to the live D.J. and band performances, the entire experience had myself and my girls ready to see more!  Not only was it interactive, but the hosts were personable and full of energy.

Now that I’ve had a taste of the sweet goodness that is “WEDDINGS”, I’m not sure how I’ll ever stay within budget!!!  Fingers crossed I guess.

~miss dancing diva

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The M.O.H. and I going into the photo booth.

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The M.O.H. & I being silly in the photo booth.

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I won, I won, I had the winning ticket…TWICE!!!

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The Gold of Band and their rendition of…Michael Jackson!

 


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