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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Truffles For Wedding Favors -- Try Truffles For a Cause

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Truffles for a Cause is the answer to how to make a donation to your favorite cause and still give a traditional wedding favor to their guests. Give Truffles for a Cause on your wedding day as a personal statement of your love and awareness and support for your favorite charity.

By giving these beautifullyy boxed truffles, you can make a difference. Through the generosity and thoughtfulness of clients, Truffles for a Cause has made donations to The American Cancer Society, The American Diabetes Association, The American Heart Association, Alzheimers Research Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Dana Farber Cancer Research. Dover Children's Home, Gospel for Asia, Habitat for Humanity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mass General Hospital Cancer Research, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Sonshine Soup Kitchen. SPCA, St Jude's Childrens Hospital. Susan B. Komen Cancer Fund, Twin Towers Orphan Fund, The Wounded Warrior Project, VNA Hospice, and many more.

If you loved truffles before, now there's one more reason to give them with love.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Unique Wedding in Black and White

All Photos courtesy of Lisa Hancock Weddings at and

Lisa Hancock's work is firmly rooted in the photojournalistic style and her photos are noted for their emotional connection to her subjects and her incredible use of light. Lisa has a master's degree from USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles. She has also done extensive work with some of the best photographers at the International Center of Photography in New York City where she honed her photography skills. She works in New York and the surroundingTri-State area. You can see her work at For additional photos of this wedding see Lisa's blog at or

What Will Your Flower Girl Wear?

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Dresses are available in a variety of styles and sizes.

Choosing a dress for your flower girl can be almost as complex as choosing your bridal gown.  Colors, length, design, all come into play.  Also you have a mom to deal with as well as your flower girl.  We highly recommend to determine what you want before going to the store with your flower girl in tow.  Maybe bring along your maid of honor to help nudge her toward the dress you want her to wear.  This way she'll feel like you're letting her make the choice but you are actually making it for her; otherwise you risk ending up with a dress that doesn't suit the rest of your wedding.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flower Girl Photos By Artistry by Linda Marie

Linda Marie can turn your flower girl into a cover girl.  Check out her website for wedding photography.

Savory Cupcakes -- Courtesy of It's A Cupcake in Philadelphia PA

Savory Cupcake Photo from owners of:  It's A Cupcake, Philadelphia PA

It’s a CupCake Sweets Boutique is an artisan bakeshop creating delectable sweet and savory cupcakes. Their cupcakes are crafted with care, using ingredients locally sourced and grown. They provide baking demonstrations, catering, wholesale and retail for our customers and corporate clients. Their cupcakes are perfect for weddings, showers, and rehersal dinners.  Their other specialty is savory cupcakes, a sophisticated new appetizer. Savories are not your ordinary boring Hors d’oeuvre; intstead these unique gourmet cupcakes are filled and topped with mouthwatering creations of your choice. The range of toppings is endless, featuring rich and tasty flavors. From hummus to bacon or barbeque to caviar, they have cupcakes to fit any occasion. Their savories have been described as: healthy, elegant, captivating, enticing, decadent and scrumptious. Savory Cupcakes are culinary delights that tease the palate and tempt the senses!
Not only have they been featured on The 10 Show, but Food and Wine Magazine also featured them.

The Lox Savory Cupcake, Photo courtesy of Cecelia Henricks
Shown in Food and Wine Magazine

Mona Wilson of It's a Cupcake in Philadelphia isn't afraid to feature seafood in her savory cupcakes—her seafood savories range from shrimp and tuna to oysters and lobster. For The Lox (pictured above), is  a scallion cake topped with smoked salmon chive cream cheese. 
It's a CupCake! Phone: 215-307-7048 Fax: 215.392.4677
219 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19123

Stop in and taste these little wonders! 

Beautiful Shoes For Your Wedding Day

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Pearls and beading decorate this utterly feminine open toe pump. Luxurious satin upper. Large sparkling stone at back of heel. Man-made lining. Satin-covered heel. Leather sole.  4" heel.

These shoes are gorgeous and perfect for your wedding day.  Don't forget though you can add lace, beading, and sparkle to your shoes on your own.  Some hot glue, lace and a little careful application can give you designer shoes at Payless Prices.  Have your shoes dyed first, then add your lace or bling. 

Who Wears Boutonnieres?

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Wedding flower decisions are pretty straight forward: a bouquet for the bride and her attendants, flowers for the ceremony, table centerpieces, but the personal flowers such as boutonnieres and corsages tend to be more of a personal choice and are up to the bride and groom.  Some opt for no boutonnieres at all. 

In general boutonnieres are worn by the groom, groomsmen, fathers, grandfathers, ushers and ring bearers as well as your officiant if you are not having a religious ceremony. Corsages are traditionally given to mothers & grandmothers, although you can substitute a small bouquet for the mother of the bride/groom. 

You may also want to include any siblings that aren’t in the wedding party and their spouses, readers, singers and other important family members including step-parents. 

Personal flowers are a perfect way of acknowledging people close to you on your wedding day. 

Sugar Flowers for Your Wedding Cake

Courtesy of: Summer/Fall 2010 issue of Portland Bride & Groom, SweetPerennial™ sugar flowers were featured on a three-tiered wedding cake designed by Sugarhouse Cake

All of Sweet Perennial's sugar flowers are custom designed and hand-made to order. Their catalogue is just a sampling of the designs and colors available. To learn more contact them with the details of your event, like your colors and flower scheme, cake dimensions, budget, and any other important details.  We have leaves, flowers, ribbons, and other designs.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wine and Your Wedding

If you have a venue that lets you bring your own wine don't forget to figure in the cost of the corkage fee.  Some venues charge as much as $10-20 dollars per bottle!  While this seems steep, don't forget to figure in the cost differential.  So if you figure the venue markup for wine, possibly as much as 60% of the cost, you can save yourself some money buying a $15 bottle of wine and paying the corkage fee.  So don't be shy about asking what their corkage fee is before making this important decision.  Also consider asking your store for a discount for buying in bulk and/or the convenience of returning any wine not opened after the wedding.  Depending on where you live you may be able to buy from an adjoining state and save by avoiding sales tax or paying a lower tax.  Don't throw away money just because you're uncomfortable asking, this could save you money you'd rather spend elsewhere!

Also for some reason most wines venues choose are domestic, and you can usually get a better buy by purchasing an imported wine of a similar quality.  Chilean Sauvignon Blanc or some nice Sicilian vintages are available for as little as $10.  Often a comparable domestic wine is going to cost you 5-10 dollars more.

Mint Green Inspiration Board for Your Wedding

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Style Me Pretty offers these ideas in  mint green for your pastel wedding.

Interested in seeing more seafoam wedding ideas? See this great gown with a train for a cathedral and this designer look.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Barefootin' at Your Wedding

Island Importers offers four versions of foot jewelry for the bride and her maids.  Why wear shoes on the beach if you can go barefoot and beautiful?  Styles are $29 a pair.  Inexpensive but pretty with a nice pedicure.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bracelets for Your Bouquet

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Looking for some Bling-Bling for your wedding? Check out our diamond-like pins, individual initials for your bridesmaids bouquets, rhinestone cuffs and bouquet wraps. Featured in this photo are the Hollywood Glam Rhinestone Cuffs. Stop at the website to see our other options.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pretty Pet Tuxedos and Gowns for Weddings

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If your pets are joining you on your walk down the aisle, be sure they have a tuxedo and even an top hat to round off their attire.  Pets add a very personal element to your wedding day.

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Pets In Your Wedding

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Animals create excellent photo ops. Whether during the ceremony, the reception or while you’re getting ready, your pets can add spontaneity and fun to the photographs. Award winning photographer, Ira Lippke notes, “[Pets] add a degree of personality to the wedding and keep it from being a run-of-the-mill type of event.” 

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Bouquet Bling

Daisy Days offers an assortment of crystal decorations for your bouquet.  Everything from butterflies to initials to flower designs let you add that something extra to your flowers on your wedding day.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Pretty Parasols Highlight Your Wedding

One for the bride, some for the maids, parasols are all the rage.  This photo from Snippet and Ink shows just how attractive this inexpensive accessory can be! 

Tuscan Theme Cheese Plate and Artichoke Dip Bowl

 Ariella Chezar published these photos and shared her beautiful designs and styling with us on Snippet and Link, and thanks to Meg Smith for sharing these incredible photographs.

If you're having an outdoor wedding or are looking for a way to have a Tuscan themed wedding, try these ideas from Snippet and Link.  Hook up with their blog even if you're not getting married, they have fabulous ideas and photos for entertaining no matter what the occasion! 

Wedding Ideas for Cakes and More!


For great ideas and inspirations for everything from cakes to photograhy ideas, head over to and check out their blog, lots of cool ideas.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Red Inspiration Photos for Your Wedding

These Photographs are all courtesy of RM Events By Design and Elizabeth Messina: at

Triple Layer Wedding Cupcakes by Artesanal Sweets

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Artesanal Sweets offers a wide variety of confections to commemorate your special day. We do weddings, graduations, showers, engagements, or any time. Their specialty cakes, desserts and personalized cookies add a wonderful touch to any celebration.